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President – Marilyn Nance – George West, Texas
Phone: 361-449-7882 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Information- Brush Country CattleWomen was organized in 1975 as a local chapter of Texas CattleWomen and American National CattleWomen. Members are located in Bee, Goliad, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces and San Patricio Counties. Membership is open to all women concerned with the industry and beef nutrition. You do not need to be a cattle rasier to be a CattleWomen. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, except July and August. Volunteer hostesses arrange venues and speaker throughout our seven county area. For more information and to receive our newsletter, please contact the president.
President – Mitzi King Mays – Coleman, Texas
Phone: 325-625-5553 || Email: email@example.com
Chapter Information – Serves primarily Coleman County, with around 50 current members. We meet the second Tuesday of the month. Activities include the CattleWoman’s Ball which will be held on New Year’s this year. We sell 200 tickets for a steak dinner and auction. Profits go to scholarships given each year, $1,000 and $500 to students who are majoring in agriculture or plan to go into agricultural related fields. We participate in many local events, donate to our local Beef cook-off at Fiesta de la Paloma in October, and donate to Santa Anna Funtier Days for their brisket cook-off. We help with Ag Day in conjunction with the Farm Bureau in May, usually after TAKS tests. Our group enters a float in the local rodeo parade & raffle half a beef as a fundraiser during the rodeo. We have a great mix of younger and older members who work well together. There is much ranching history in our area, most of our members are rural with ranching backgrounds and agriculture as a primary concern.
President – Deidra Nixon – Bend, Texas
Phone: 512-800-1496 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Information – Covers Mills, San Saba, Lampasas and Burnet counties. Monthly meeting the first Monday of each month at a different location each month. Annual “Mooo”nlight Madness Golf Tournament, a scholarship fundraiser, is a night tournament which benefits our local scholarship fund. We also team with a local drive in each Father’s Day and give a $100 of Beef Gift Certificates and a grilling basket. We are very excited about being able to give $1,000 worth of scholarships away each year. Annually we also award a First Time Beef Exhibitor Award to each new beef project participant at the Lampasas County Livestock Show and Food Show.
President – Jan Page – Hereford, Texas
Chapter Information- Members live in Deaf Smith, Randall, Potter, Parmer and Castro Counties. Monthly meetings held 3rd Thursday each hosted by a couple of members in different locations. HCW enjoy grilling at community events & has become well known for our steak-on-a-stick. A few years ago a generous sponsor outfitted HCW with a grill trailer, so now we promote beef & grill at everything from golf tournaments to brisket cook-offs! HCW also donates time, resources and BEEF through many activities throughout the year to the following local charities and civic organizations: Area Food Bank, Hereford Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lion’s Club, Christmas Stocking Fund, and Ronald McDonald House. HCW awards $1500 annually in scholarships to high school seniors.
Members come from 14 counties, Bandera, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Northern Bexar, Real and San Saba.
Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month and RSVP’s are requested by the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Monthly meetings will include HCCW’s business meeting, a featured speaker, and a beef lunch at the venue. There are no meetings in November, December, July and August.
We are active in promoting and educating our youth and the public of our industry. The nutritional value of beef, beef byproducts in their daily life, safety practices near animals and machinery and environmental practices we implement as good stewards of the land.
We participate in LBJ Days and County Ag Days throughout the region, Food and Wine Fest in Fredericksburg, Texas and other events to promote beef and educate youth. Our annual fund raiser, the Hill Country CattleWomen’s Spring Round-Up, is in April each year. It features a steak dinner, dancing to a live band, live and silent auctions and fun raffles. From this very successful event, the HCCW awards annual scholarships to college students from the region in their junior or senior years of education. Additional information may be received from the HCCW website.
Chapter Information – Members come from Fayette, Colorado & Lavaca Counties. We meet monthly, typically on the 4th Wednesday of the month at varying locations and rotating between lunch and supper. A current posting of times and locations is on our web site. Main activities include: Annual 5K Ranch Run the first weekend in August which is held in conjunction with the Schulenburg Festival as the primary scholarship fundraiser, participate in state activities like Ag Day and Beef For Father’s Day, donate hamburger to area food banks and high school home economic programs, and exhibit at local health fairs. We award a number of scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors in our communities. New members are always welcome.
Chapter Information- Members live in Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kinney, LaSalle, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Tarrant, Uvalde, Webb, Wharton, Wilson and Zavala counties. Our monthly meetings are held throughout South Texas at noon the third Tuesday of each month, September through May. We do not meet in the summer except to promote Beef for Father’s Day and attend our annual fundraiser in August “An Evening at the Races” held at Retama in San Antonio. STCW are the official hostesses for the annual Briscoe Ranch Beef BBQ Cook-Off Challenge during the Texas Labor Day Weekend Celebration, “Miss Rodeo Texas” sponsors, beef certificate providers to four South Texas Children’s Homes, supporter of youth in 4-H and other agriculture related organizations and active supporters of the All-American Beef Battalion’s “Steaks for Troops.”
Texas Coastal CattleWomen
President – Thuy Grimes, Houston, Texas
Phone: 903-722-4283 || Email: email@example.com
Chapter Information – Counties include Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton. We meet the third Wednesday of the month at various locations (no meetings March, June, July and August). Annual events include: Beef for Father’s Day Promotion, serving beef meals to families at the Ronald McDonald House with entertainment for the children and serving veterans and families of veterans at the Fisher House. Our main fundraiser is a Luncheon and Style Show in February with vendors and a raffle. At our annual Christmas party, we Toys for Tots and money for gift cards that are given to Fisher House for veterans and families. Members attend local county fairs or elementary schools to distribute Beef By Products coloring books to educate kids on the many uses of beef and its nutritional values. We award scholarships annually. New members are always welcome.
Top o’ Texas
President – Rachel Adkins – Shamrock, Texas
Chapter Information- Meeting are the 2nd Monday of each month in different towns or homes. Counties that Top O Texas Covers: Collingsworth, Wheeler, Hemphill, Gray, Roberts, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Ochiltree and Carson. Activities: First Saturday after labor day Style Show Spring Scholarships to high school seniors in counties that we have members. Ag Day Family of year Burnings of Bricks, Mudd Bog, Fall foliage in Canadian, Tri State Fair, WRCA Rodeo in Amarillo (Over 10,000 people coverage), Chautaqua, Beef For Fathers Day, Relay for life, Meals on Wheels in our 9 counties. Top O Texas has 7 area banks that handle Beef Gift Certificates: Shamrock, Canadian, Groom, Panhandle, Miami, Wheeler, White Deer.
President – Dot Borchgardt – Brenham, Texas
Phone: 979-277-5559 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Information-Washington County CattleWomen was organized in early 1970 as a local chapter. Also a member of Texas CattleWomen and American National CattleWomen. WCCW has forty members. Membership is open to anyone interestedin the cattle industry and beef nutrition. Junior membership is also welcome. Meetings are held six times a year on the fourth Thursday. We participate in many local events, scholarships, donate beef to local and surrounding high school classes and support the local county fair beef projects. Texas and National projects as Beef for Father’s Day and Beef Leaders of Tomorrow are supported. Additional information may be received from the president.
Chapter Information: Counties served: El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Pecos, Reeves and Terrell. Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of each month at Noon, except January and July.
Fundraising Activities: We sell dinner and cocktail napkins featuring brands from the West of the Pecos area. Both come in packs of 50 for $5.00. We also hosted a membership drive/fundraising event this summer; with an authentic chuck wagon steak dinner, beer and wine, dancing and a chance to win a fully processed beef. We hope to make this an annual event to help grow our chapter and further our education and promotion activities.
Scholarships: We have a WPCW Scholarship Fund set up at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. Memorials may be sent to the scholarship fund by contacting WPCW Treasurer Lanell Brown, P.O. Box 522, Marfa, TX 79843.
Sponsorships: Each year, we sponsor one of the Champion Steer buckles at the Big Bend Livestock Show. We are also a Range Magazine sponsor; an educational newsletter about the agricultural and livestock industries. It is distributed semi-annually to thousands of elementary school children across the state. In addition, we host a BEEF for Father’s Day drawing. We partner with local grocery stores to give gift certificates used to purchase beef items to local families who enter.
Community Involvement: We are involved with the Kids, Kows & More program, which educates school children about BEEF and the beef industry. Our members also volunteer at Steaks for Troops events at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The event feeds troops that are deploying and returning from battle, as well as their families.
President – Jane Ridenour
Chapter Information- Counties Served: Wichita, Baylor, Clay, Archer, Montague and Young. Monthly Meeting: the third Tuesday each month at the Wichita Club in Wichita Falls at 11:30 AM except for special occasions. The April meeting is at our booth at the Baylor County Ag Fair. About 200 to 300 local people attend for the complimentary lunch and excellent speakers. We do not meet July and August. Fundraising – We sell 2 sizes of napkins with local brands & the E-Z Hooks.
TEXAS AGGIE CATTLEWOMEN
President – Casey Matzke – College Station, TX
Phone: 713-578-0863 || Email: email@example.com
Texas Aggie CattleWomen is a collegiate chapter that includes students from Texas A&M University and Blinn Junior College. We currently meet every third Wednesday’s at 7:30 in Kleberg, room 127. Activities throughout this year will include beef promotion on campus, beef education in and out of the classroom, sending our members to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association meetings, and doing our annual Steak Dinner and Dance fundraiser. We will also participate in Big Event, which is an incredible event all the organization at Texas A&M partake in. If you have any opportunities where our girls can volunteer their time, please feel free to reach out to us.