President's Message

Bred for Brillance

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 someā€¦. 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 drycreekfarm.hope@gmail.com.

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.

Cindy Ahearn
January 2019

Past Presidents



2017-18
Leslie Mindemann
Wisconsin

2016-17
Julie Murnin
Montana

2015-16
Shally Rogen
South Dakota

2014-15
Lynne Hinrichsen
Kansas

2013-14
Cortney Holshouser
North Carolina

2012-13
Cortney Hill Dukehart Cates
Indiana

2011-12
Anne Lampe
Kansas

2010-11
Barbara Ettredge
Texas

2009-10
Kathi Creamer
Colorado

2008-09
Michelle Rieff
Arkansas

2007-08
Nancy Thelen
Michigan

2006-07
Mary Greiman
Iowa

2005-06
Sharee Sankey
Kansas

2004-05
Shirley Williams
Arkansas

2003-04
Amy Inman Bellis
Missouri

2002-03
Nancy Sullivan
Iowa

2001-02
Pat Grote
Oklahoma

2000-01
Jane Ebert
North Carolina

1999-00
Yvonne Hinman
Montana

1998-99
Mary McCurry
Kansas

1997-98
Renee Driscoll
Iowa

1996-97
Susan Quam
Wisconsin

1995-96
Erma Pascalar
Oregon

1994-95
Karen Eikmeier
Minnesota

1993-94
Linda Brost
Illinois

1992-93
Bette Votaw
Nebraska

1991-92
Carol Bloom
Indiana

1990-91
Ardyce O'Neill
Iowa

1989-90
Lois Foster
Michigan

1988-89
Janiece Mydland
Montana

1987-88
Irene Smith
Kentucky

1986-87
Dessie Moxley
Maryland

1985-86
Sharon Burrows
Texas

1984-85
Nellie Meinders
Iowa

1983-84
June Hagenbuch
Kansas

1982-83
Anne Patton Schubert
Kentucky

1980-82
Patti Rae
Michigan

1979-80
Nan Howell
Texas

1978-79
Jeanette Stevenson
Montana

1977-78
Gyra Wagner
Kansas

1976-77
Eddie Lou Halsey
Oklahoma

1975-76
Jeanette Thompson
Indiana

1974-75
Becky Bradley
Illinois

1973-74
Anita Becky
Colorado

1972-73
Lorraine Hagerman
Alabama

1971-72
Ardyie Skolas
Wisconsin

1970-71
Frances Etter
Maryland

1969-70
Agnes Hjort
North Dakota

1968-69
Joan Brack
Indiana

1967-68
Evelyn Smith
Oregon

1966-67
Madelyn Priebe
Iowa

1965-66
Esther Harrer
Montana

1964-65
Lois Blades
Missouri

1963-64
Effie Hartley
Texas

1962-63
Janet Castle
Illinois

1961-62
Nellie West
Maryland

1960-61
Lillian Branscombe
Alabama

1959-60
Mary Holbert
Iowa

1958-59
Bea Fuerst
New York

1957-58
Mae Austin
Arizona

1956-57
Dorothy Wall
Indiana

1955-56
Mary Mallory
Iowa

1954-55
Rowena Lemons
Illinois

1952-54
Willie Volkmann
California