Join Texas CattleWomen

Joining gives a woman the opportunity to bond herself to a unique group of women dedicated to the BEEF industry who share your hopes and faith in the future.

Texas CattleWomen, Inc. is an affiliate of the American National CattleWomen and is an independent organization, not an auxiliary to any other organization. When you join this organization, you become a member of a lively group of women with similar interests and proud partners with their families and friends in the great BEEF industry.

We provide an organization through which women function collectively to protect their industry, work toward solutions of beef cattle problems, to inform consumers of the importance of the industry and of the contributions it makes to the economy of the nation. Because of the prevalence of misinformation about BEEF, CattleWomen strive to provide science-based information to consumers regarding the nutritional benefits of BEEF in a healthy diet. The continuing progress and prosperity of the industry is the mainstay of all our activities.

The number of people in our business decreases each year, and our voice in national and local affairs is diminishing each year. That is why we, as a group, must work together and speak out for BEEF. If we who are vitally interested in the welfare of the BEEF industry do not support the industry, who will?

There are several ongoing state projects: BEEF FOR FATHER’S DAY, BEEF GIFT CERTIFICATES, legislative action calls, Ag Day promotions, distribution of BEEF education materials, the Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Program, fundraising for scholarships. The newest state project is Women in Ranching Education, Tours and More. Texas CattleWomen, Inc. have representation on the state and national level with seats on both the Texas Beef Council Board and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. Each local chapter chooses its own name, determines what officers it will elect and committees it will name, chooses when and how often it will meet, writes its own by-laws (which must coordinate with the State Constitution and By-Laws), sets its own dues and plans its own projects in addition to participating in State and National projects.

When you join the Texas organization, you are encouraged to join the American National CattleWomen, membership in the ANCW is required by the Texas CattleWomen, Inc. By-Laws for all state officers and board of director members.

The Texas CattleWomen, Inc.’s organization consists of local organizations that function not only to support State and National goals, but also to support of their own communities. There are locals with as few as 5-10 members and some with well over a hundred. There is no set number to organize or continue a group. It is the work and cooperation of the members that count. Women without access to an organized local group may join Texas CattleWomen as a member-at-large (paying state dues only).

the CattleWomen Creed

Believing that the livestock industry is of basic importance to world existence, we, the Texas CattleWomen, dedicate ourselves to support it with our labor and finances; to promote it through information and publicity; to encourage its producers with our understanding and love, to do all in our power to install in the coming generation the love of the land and of life, the humility and awe before Nature, and the hope and faith in the future that is inherent in cattlemen and cattlewomen.

2020 TCW Officer Team

Please Contact us at txcattlewomen@gmail.com.

Debbie Gill

Casey Matzke

Vice President
Sharon Meiers

Linda Thorman

Marsha Shoemaker

Pictured are (Left to Right): 
Debbie Gill (President), Casey Matzke (President-Elect), Sharon Meiers (Vice President), Linda Thorman (Secretary), Marsha Shoemaker (Treasurer), and Wanda Pinnow (ANCW Past President)