President's Message

Happy New Year! And what a special year for the American Angus Auxiliary as we celebrate our 65th year in 2017.

Chartered in 1952 with the purpose and mission for women Angus breeders and wives of Angus breeders to get better acquainted, to aide in promoting the breed and to present awards to deserving youth showing Aberdeen Angus projects. Today the mission of American Angus Auxiliary (Auxiliary) offers individuals interested in the welfare of the Angus breed the opportunity to work together to provide educational, promotional and social programs and activities. A major emphasis of this mission is to champion the future of the breed through youth development, scholarship and award.

The Auxiliary is a proud part of the Angus breed. Together with the American Angus Association, Angus Foundation, National Junior Angus Association, Certified Angus Beef®(CAB) and the Angus breeders across the country, we are ANGUS. The Auxiliary is thankful for the relationship we have with each of our entities and appreciate the support we receive to further our mission. Our scholarship recipients represent the best, Miss American Angus reaches audiences of all ages and demographics in her reign, and the All-American CAB® Cook-Off contest grows annually educating the youth about the importance of our Angus beef product - all possible with the vision of the Auxiliary and the support of the Angus breed.

My challenge to you in the 65th year of the Auxiliary is to continue to uphold our traditions, while sharing our stories with those near and far. Continued education and promotion of what we do, the youth we support and are raising in our breed, and the community we work with daily as a part of the beef industry, needs to be shared with those who know who we are, but most importantly those who don't know who we are. If each of us were to share our story, we can continue this legacy.

I am looking forward to the year ahead. While I don't make resolutions, I do commit to telling my Angus story every chance I get. I hope you will do the same.

Julie Murnin
January 2017

Past Presidents

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