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The 'Belle Bulletin

March, 2013 - Vol 3, Issue 3
In This Issue
News From ANCW
Beef Ambassador
Mattie Cowan Scholarship
Baxter Black
500 Club
Logo Contest
News from Locals
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Upcoming Events

Mar 15-16: Cattleman's Weekend, Chino Valley  

Mar 16:
Arizona Beef Ambassador Competition, Pima Co Fairgrounds  


Mar 23: ASC Spring Board Meeting, Pinal Co Extension Office, Casa Grande  



Apr 13: An Evening with Baxter Black, Globe    



Apr 25-27: ANCW Region VI annual meeting, St. George, UT



July 24: 500 Club Gala Event 



July 25-27: Arizona State Cowbelles and 
 Summer Convention, Wild Horse Pass Resort & Casino, Chandler

Don't forget to check out for all of your Arizona State Cowbelles needs:


Upcoming Events including Arizona Beef Ambassador Competition, An Evening with Baxter Black, ANCW Region VI Meeting in St. George and our Annual Summer Meeting. 


Beef Ambassador Application


Mattie Cowan Scholarship


ANCW Activity Report

ASC Expense Report

2013 ASC CattleWoman of the Year Nomination Form


Beef Resource Websites 


Your March To-Do List
Look for a special event recap of the Tucson Festival of Books. Major kudos do co-chairs, Karla Cafarelli and Lou Apperson! It was a great event. Here is a teaser of the news to come:  
Chef Bruce Aidells skillfully demo-ed two tasty beef recipes from his newly published cookbook, "The Great Meat Cookbook." Top: Braised beef 7 bone chuck roast with tequila, tomato and orange (he lit this one on fire) and bottom: Sauteed filet steaks with Rockefeller pan sauce (that means oysters - the kind of the salt water, not the Rocky Mountains).

An Evening with Baxter Black: ASC proudly announces an evening with Baxter Black. Save the date of Saturday April 13, 2013 at the Gila Co Fairgrounds (near Globe). See the flyer for more details. 

  • Two ticket prices availablePre-show Reception with Baxter Black and Performance to start at 6:00 pm ($50). Baxter Black Performance Only at 7:00 pm ($30). No-host bar available.
  • All profits benefit the Arizona State Cowbelles Education and Beef Promotion and Youth Scholarship Programs. Our special thanks to Baxter Black for his generosity and continued support of the Cowbelles and the Cattle Industry.
  • Get your tickets from Linda Vensel 520.394.2023 or any AZ State Cowbelle. 

Membership drive competition: ASC is starting a drive to increase new memberships. Please see the FLYER for how to sign up a new member to both ASC and ANCW. The new member will have a chance to win a trip to Region VI meeting April 25-27, 2013 in St. George, Utah. More information >>>


ASC Money Raffle: Tickets go on sale March 23. Tickets will be sold at $10.00 each and the winner will receive a check for $1,000.00. Winner to be drawn at 2013 Summer Convention (winner need not be present). Proceeds benefit scholarship, education and beef promotion projects.More information >>>


News from ANCW

Again, congratulations to our very own Barbara Jackson as she takes over the reins as ANCW President. 
The time is NOW to enter the National Beef Cook-off. Spread the word to your friends who cook beef. Lure them in by telling them they can win $25,000. That ain't no lie! Learn more >>>


2013 Arizona Beef Ambassador Application Deadline

The 2013 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest will be held on Saturday, March 16 at the Pima County Fairgrounds. The contest is being held at the same time as the year-end SAILA in hopes that we are able to reach additional contestants who will be exhibiting livestock that same day. The contest will start at 10am.

Contest rules, application and other supporting documents can be accessed on the ASC website. Please distribute this information to interested youth.
Finally, 4-5 Cowbelle volunteers are needed to assist with judging the contest that morning. You would be needed from approximately 9am - 12noon. Please let Katy Wright know if you are available by contacting her at or 520-444-4176.


Mattie Cowan Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee made four major changes to the scholarship program. All Local Presidents have been notified with a letter and a copy of the scholarship application; additional notices were handed out at the Dec. 28th board of directors meeting. After January 1st, the educational outlets will be notified. 


The committee's request is to have all Cowbelles get the information out to worthy students.


Scholarship Application Deadline - April 15th. Application can be found on our website HERE


Any questions, please contact Linda Vensel - 520.394.2023,


We received a note from Grant Samsill who received the ASC Scholarship this year. He is a freshman at NAU and received straight A's in his course work carrying 15 units and taking a pretty difficult curriculum load. We also received a very nice thank you note from Grant expressing his thanks for ASC's help with his education.
Linda Vensel, Scholarship Chair

Special Baxter Black Performance for ASC

An Evening with Baxter Black

(click for flyer)


 April 13, 2013  Gila County Fairgrounds 

Pre-show Reception with Baxter and Performance - $50 
Performance Only - $30


Seating is limited, don't wait to purchase your tickets. These tickets make a great gift. Contact Lou Apperson at or mail checks to AZ Ways & Means, PO Box 368, Sonoita, AZ 85637. 


Local Presidents and ASC Board Members are also selling tickets.  

500 Club



The 3rd Annual 500 Club Membership Drive in now underway and will end on June 30, 2013The 500 Club Gala Event will be held on July 24, 2013.


Diana Hemovich, ASC President and Lou Apperson, 500 Club Chair invite you to join with the many supporters of the Beef Industry and Arizona Agriculture who are members of the ASC 500 Club. Please see the 500 Club Membership Drive flyer for more details.


Membership donation is $500.  This can be made in: 1 - $500 donation; 5 - $100 payments; 10 - $50 payments. We can invoice your business. All money is used for our scholarship, education and beef promotion programs.


Contact Lou Apperson
AZ Ways & Means
PO Box 368
Sonoita, AZ 85637  
ACIF Logo Contest
The Arizona Cattle Industry and Research and Education Foundation (ACIF) is holding a logo contest. Winners will be chosen at the 2013 ACA Summer Convention. Please see entry form for more details.


News from Locals 

Willcox Cowbelles: The March general meeting will be held at the SSVEC Board room at 350 N. Haskell Avenue in Willcox on Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:30 a.m. The Annual Bull Sale will be Monday, March 18 at Willcox Livestock Auction. The Willcox Cowbelles, as is traditional, will furnish and serve 10 homemade cakes, and they go quickly! For more news from Willcox, please see their monthly newsletter {here}.
Tucson Cowbelles: We will again host our 4-H Jr. Beef Cookoff April 23 at the Pima County Fair. 
Yavapai CowbellesDuring the Christmas season Yavapai donated beef for Christamas dinners to both the Salvation Army in Prescott and the Senior Center in Cottonwood, feeding 600-700 people. Yavapai has new slate of officers as of 2-27-2013: President- Carole Wagner, VP- Jeri Robson, Sec- Susan Henry, Treasurer- Jolene Miller. Have you "liked" the Yavapai Cowbelles' Facebook page, "Yavapai Cowbelles"? 
2013 Yavapai Cowbelle officers
Cowbelles Run in Florida for Arizona Team Beef
Taking beef to the streets! Some members of Arizona Team BEEF ran in another half marathon, highlighting beef as an integral part in a healthy, active diet. Gretchen Groseta, Cottonwood, and Lauren Scheller, Goodyear, with three other Team BEEF members, ran in the Rock 'n' Roll St. Pete half marathon (13.1 miles) in St. Petersburg, Florida. The run conveniently followed the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention, NCBA and ANCW meetings in Tampa. 
Team BEEF runners from across the country: Jana Stubbs - Texas, Kristy Lagi - Nebraska, Christie Brown - Pennsylvania, Lauren Scheller and Gretchen Groseta - Arizona.