The Placer Nevada Cattlewomen ended the year with a well-attended general meeting held at Buonarroti’s restaurant in Lincoln. The only order of business was the approval of the new budget for 2010. The first executive meeting of the new year was held at Dee Killams and was a potluck of delicious dishes. Much planning and brainstorming took place for the new and old events that will take place in the ensuing months. Secretary Myra Davies, reported on the upcoming statewide Beef Ambassador contest, to be held April 10 in Galt. Nancy Martin reported on beef promotion issues. On Jan. 30, Placer Nevada Cattlewomen participated in the Placer GROWN conference held at Lincoln High School. The month of February is the Les Schwab tires beef promotion. We will man displays at the Les Schwab tire stores in Grass Valley, Auburn, Roseville and Rocklin. Membership chair, Elly Button, reported that we currently have 57 members. Eleven members of the executive board were present. Nancy Martin, Dee Killam and Jeanne Latimer set up a beef display and served Jeanne’s mouth- watering beef sausage at the PlacerGROWN Conference at Lincoln High. They report that the conference was very well attended and the conference centered around the small farmer. A general meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lou La Bontes in Auburn. Melanie Fowle, the new CCW president, will be our featured speaker. Melanie is from Siskiyou County and very involved in the beef industry. Put this date on your calendar and don’t miss a great gathering. Carol Silicz is a Placer Nevada Cattlewomen’s member.