CCA/CCW Annual Convention

​The 2021 Annual Convention was held June 21-23, 2021 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Thanks to those who attended!

2021-2023 Officers Elected at June 21 Meeting

Karen Smith will lead the Colorado CattleWomen officer team elected at the June 21 CCW membership meeting. Karen raises beef and American bison with her family and has a passion for agriculture. She loves bringing people together and helping them see the positive opportunities all around them.

Our 2021-2023 Vice-President is Kathleen Shoemaker. A Fremont County cow-calf producer on a Centennial Farm, Kathleen also owns and operates the popular Bunkhouse Burgers in Canon City that serves beef raised on her ranch. Kathleen follows a strong family tradition of advocating for and involvement in the beef industry and agriculture. Secretary Lacie Harman, Treasurer Loy Jones and Quarter Representatives Bunny McComb, Debbi Anderson and Nora Gilstrap round out the leadership team.

The June 21 membership meeting also featured a report by ANCW president Evelyn Greene, a demonstration of the updated CCW website, Beef Council updates, celebration of Initiative 16 Supreme Court ruling, and photos of the Denver and Fort Collins billboards sponsored by CCW. Members modeled the CCW Wild Rags available through Kathleen Shoemaker for $35. Other meeting business is reported throughout this newsletter. Local presidents who attended the Board of Director meeting were eligible for travel grants to help with their meeting expenses. Christy Hawk, Tanya Gately and Linda Masters all received funds. Look for more travel grants at future state meetings.

Board of Director’s meeting held at the CCA Summer Conference

We held the Board of Director’s meeting at the CCA Summer Conference. The purpose of this meeting was to get the local cattlewomen chapter’s President’s (or designated representative) together to report on all the good work and activities each chapter is conducting around beef promotion and education. The following chapter’s were in attendance: Custer County, Plateau Valley, Rio Blanco, North Park, Weld County, Fremont County, Routt County, Southeast Colorado, Black Mesa, Washington County Cattlewomen, and Southwest. Elbert County also sent in a report.

It was inspiring and encouraging to hear of all the amazing activities promoting beef that still continued despite a very tough year of restrictions. Well done all! We are compiling a list of all the ideas shared to be published in a future newsletter. Thank you to all who made the time and effort to attend this meeting at Summer Conference! Come join us again next year!

Keep an eye out for future details on the 2022 Annual Convention!