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LOUISVILLE -- Deeply committed to serving the Angus breed and its future generations, the American Angus Auxiliary has played a central role in the American Angus Association for more than 60 years. The volunteer organization recently celebrated that tradition during Angus events held in conjunction with the 2013 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY.
The American Angus Auxiliary elected the 2013-2014 officers and regional directors during its Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Members of the newly-elected officer team are: President Cortney Holshouser, Castalia, N.C.; President-elect Lynne Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan.; Secretary-Treasurer Carla Malson, Parma, Idaho; and Advisor Cortney Hill-Dukehart-Cates, Modoc, Ind.
The newly elected president, Cortney Holshouser, hails from Castalia, N.C. She has served as an officer of the North Carolina Angus Auxiliary for six years, and she and her husband, Karl, have been advisors to the North Carolina Junior Angus Association. Together, they manage Castalia Cattle Company where they offer custom flush and embryo transfer work.
"It is an honor to be part of the organization that has helped shape my life, and is continuing to influence the future of the breed," Holshouser says. "I look forward to serving in this capacity, and seeing the Auxiliary grow in the year to come."
The upcoming president-elect, Lynne Hinrichsen, has served as president of the Kansas Angus Auxiliary, regional director for the American Angus Auxiliary, and is a member of the Kansas Angus Association. Along with her husband, Ron, and children, Cale and Eva, the Hinrichsen family raises Angus cattle on R&L Ranch in Westmoreland, Kan.
Members are also proud to welcome Secretary-Treasurer, Carla Malson. With her husband, Mark and family manage the Malson Angus and Herefords farm. Malson has served as advisor for the Idaho and Western States Junior Angus Associations, and president of the Western States Angus Auxiliary.
The retiring president, Cortney Hill-Dukehart-Cates, and her husband, Tyler, manage Cates Farms in Modoc, Ind. As Auxiliary advisor, she is responsible for updating the Auxiliary guidelines for officers and committees and will serve as chairman of the Distinguished Woman and Nomination committees.
The Auxiliary's 2013 Regional Directors are: Region 1, Kathy Dubs, Montana; Region 2, Cindy Ahearn, Texas; Region 3, Shally Rogen, South Dakota; Region 4, Melanie Kiani, Mississippi; Region 5, Rachel Frost, Illinois; and Region 6, Marlene Dukehart, Maryland. Regional Directors are a source for information for interested members throughout the country.
Auxiliary NAILE Annual Breakfast
The Auxiliary welcomed 2013 NAILE participants to its Annual Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.
While eating, the nearly 200 guests were entertained by a vocal performance from junior Angus member, Taylor Gazda of Athens, Ga. Afterwards, attendees listened to the 2013 Miss American Angus Esther McCabe's retiring address.
To conclude the event, the Auxiliary welcomed Thomas Burke, Smithville, Mo., to the stage to announce the Angus Hall of Fame $10,000 donation to the Auxiliary.
For more information about the American Angus Auxiliary, visit www.angusauxiliary.com.