The 2017 annual meeting of the Ohio CattleWomen was held on January 21, 2017 at the Nationwide North Point Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. Newly elected officers are pictured above and are (from left to right) Mindy Fox, Vice President; Amy Coffman, President; Joan Sullinger, Secretary and Dona Tullis, Treasurer.
Our next event will be the Ohio Beef Expo where we will once again operate our booth and be conducting a membership and participation drive. This year the booth at the Ohio Beef Expo will exclusively offer inventory from the Ohio CattleWomen and no consigned items. Consignment items will be available in our store at the Ohio State Fair.
We are looking for a new school or civic group to help in our tent at the 2017 Farm Science Review so if you know of someone please let our president, Amy Coffman know. The goal each year is to make at least $10,000 each day of the Farm Science Review.
The Ohio CattleWomen are excited to donate the $453 collected from our copper kettle and quilt raffles to the MidOhio Food Bank to support their efforts. This money will be used to purchase beef for hungry Ohioans.
The Ohio Cattlewomen are once again sponsoring the Ohio Collegiate Cattle Association of Ohio State (formerly Buckeye Collegiate CattleWomen). Their activities for 2016 included the Back to School Bash, OSU Meat Judging contest, Bengals Stadium, the 4-Miler and the Buckeyes for Beef at the Plaza on the Union.
As this year begins, I start my leadership role as Ohio CattleWomen President. I live in Seneca County on a small farm with my husband, Chuck. I grew up raising feedlot cattle and spent many years showing steers and dairy beef through 4-H and FFA. We have a son, Nick, who works as a diesel mechanic and a daughter, Morgan, who is studying Microbiology at Ohio Wesleyan University. I’m excited to be leading a wonderful organization that promotes the Beef industry.
We had an excellent meeting in January. I was so glad to see all of the ladies at this meeting. This year I would like to visit different areas of the state to meet our members. If you have an event in your area please let me know. I would love to attend! In addition to meeting our members, I am excited to get back to the roots of our organization by finding new ways to promote beef in our local communities. I am hoping to attend 5K runs across the state and hand out beef sticks to participants and to visit local schools and promote beef to our younger generation. If you have any other ideas for bringing beef into your local community please let me know.
I’m exciting about our summer meeting which will be held in Lancaster, Ohio on Saturday, June 10th. Keep your calendar open as we have a full day of activities planned. You will not be disappointed!
Our next activity will be the Ohio Beef Expo which from March 17-19. Please come introduce yourself and check out our booth.
Past president Darlene Wagner was presented with her president’s necklace by Dona Tullis at our annual meeting in honor of her time and dedication to the Ohio CattleWomen.