Cattlewomen meeting is Saturday at Topaz Lodge

The Western Nevada Cattlewomen held their fall meeting Nov. 4. Officers elected were president Joy Uhart, vice president Jody Laxague, secretary Linda Turria and treasurer Rika McKinney.

The organization was founded in 1956 and continues to enjoy a membership of all those interested in promoting a positive image of the cattle industry and its significant way of life. Members are from Alpine and Mono counties in California and Douglas, Carson, Lyon and Washoe counties in Nevada. WNCW is the local chapter of the American National Cattlewomen representing over 1,800 members involved in cattle production and related agri-business.

WNCW awards annual scholarships to high school students pursuing an education in the field of agriculture and donates to various community events that further the consumer's education of beef.

Their major fundraiser is the annual Spring Dinner Dance, which will be held this year on March 31 at the town hall in Wellington, Smith Valley. Tickets are available by calling Rika McKinney, 265-2271.

February is Beef Month and this year's spring meeting will be this Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Topaz Lake in the Topaz Lodge and Casino. All those interested in attending are welcome.

For more information call Joy Uhart, 782-3335.


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