July 2019 FCW Reprt

Hello Everyone-

What an exciting time it is here at the beginning of the month of June. Planning for the FCA/FCW Convention has been fully underway and I cannot wait to share all the great events and happenings from the convention in next months article, including the unveiling of the FCW “Florida Women in Ranching” video at the FCA banquet. We will also be sharing our great news about the new FCW/ CowBelle History Gallery Cabinet that has been placed in the FCA Kissimmee Office, with a future Ribbon Cutting Ceremony date to be set. It has been a great past couple of months for FCW, as we wrapped up our Region II Meeting and WIRED Program here in Florida and what a huge success! In staying busy, I was able to join several County CattleWomen meetings from the top of the state to the bottom, and I must say these ladies are amazing, they are getting out into the classrooms reading to the children, sharing our story, fundraisers, and holding Beef cook-offs.

I was also able to join the Pasco County CattleWomen as one of their judges for a Throw-down cook off, what fun these ladies had preparing Beef recipes on a limited timeframe, no Pressure here! Earlier in that same week I was able to travel down south to the Lee County Cattlemen and CattleWomen’s annual meeting held at the Babcock Ranch Gator Shack where they had a great turnout with several special guest speakers and some wonderful potluck cooking as always! I then attended the Florida Beef Council Meeting where we had a very productive meeting, the FCW will have several outstanding promotional events coming up on the second half of the year, including the Fall Savage Race to educate athletes about Beef in their diets, and the JLT Holiday Market in Tampa, where we will share our story and hand out Beef samples, which is a great target audience for our promotion of Beef.

We have continued our 2019 FCW Membership Drive Contest and will have announced the winners at Marco Island during Convention, We would like to give a big Thank You to the 1st place sponsor of the Membership Drive, Patrick Spinosa of Ag America Lending, 2nd place sponsor Beach Community Bank, 3rd place sponsor Bird Island Lake Ranch. Please join us as a FCW member at floridacattlemen.org at the FCW link.

Debbie Gill
FCW President
Psalms 104:14

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