When the Angus Journal forwarded the theme for February an instant smile came to my face. “Bred for Brilliance”. Seriously? WE ARE ANGUS……the Business Breed. It’s a recipe for brilliance. Not only do we study pedigrees and numbers relentlessly to indeed breed for brilliance but there is a serendipity in our attachment to the #1 black hided cow…. the extended Angus Family and our progeny that make up the next generation.
Every time I am around our Angus Juniors they amaze me with not only their knowledge but their respectfulness, good manners, drive, ambition, dreams, goals, enthusiasm and the list go on and on. Have you noticed these young people can talk to anyone of any age? They display a confidence beyond their years. Many of these traits are genetic but some…. are learned in the barn. You know, those lessons not inherited nor learned in a classroom. The ones they will tell you made them who they are today. The opportunities our Junior members are provided sets the cornerstone for success.
An exemplary sample is Madison Weaver of Ephrata, PA. Maddie won the American Angus Auxiliary Scholarship girls contest then this last November earned the right to wear the Miss American Angus crown and represent the #1 Business Breed. Her schedule is a hectic one and she is already successful at juggling appearances at several events and college classes. You make us proud Maddie!
Scholarship season is around the corner. The Auxiliary Scholarship application can be accessed on our website www.angusauxiliary.com. Start early as the application is not one you do over the weekend. There are some changes this year so study the Guidelines. Applications are due May 1, 2019 to Scholarship Chair Gina Hope of Virginia. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our officer team will be preparing for the coming year starting with our Spring Meeting in Wooster, Ohio at the CAB® Headquarters March 15-16, 2019. All committee reports can be submitted electronically.
Support the Auxiliary with your LOVE by buying your special Valentine something from the Angus Gift Barn, maybe a Rattey Sculpture would look nice in the living room. Cook some CAB® steaks from Gifts That Sizzle or some Angus themed greeting cards to send to friends from Boelte-Hall Print. Note our new date of November 7, 2019 for our Full Circle Online Auction.
Recognize opportunities and take time to invest in them. Nod your head and commit! You will reap more than you sow.
Cortney Hill Dukehart Cates
Amy Inman Bellis
Anne Patton Schubert
Eddie Lou Halsey