Cowbelles, GRVCA 'social' set for May 22


MARBLETON – A smaller but very cheerful group – some on Zoom – of the Green River Valley Cowbelles/Cattlewomen celebrated spring with its annual meeting on Saturday, March 6, at Marbleton Town Hall.

The usual luncheon was set aside for snacks, coffee and socially distanced conversation among friends who haven’t had many chances to visit since last year’s convention. As vice president Leah Zupan moved into the seat filled by outgoing president Andi James, the group elected rancher Laura Noble as vice president. Karli Christensen volunteered to remain as secretary and tackle historian duties. Treasurer Terrie Springman will also continue in her role.

Awards were presented although most recipients could not attend. Outgoing president James presented Susan Hoffman, who came in person with her family, and Susan Bousman, who couldn’t, with GRVC Lifetime Memberships, bouquets and gift baskets.

The 2021 Friend of Ag Award was bestowed on “retired” veterinarian Dr. Glen Millard, who was nominated by last year’s vice president Leah Zupan. And for the most coveted honor – 2021 Ranch Woman of the Year – James read her nomination letter praising her neighbor, rancher Maggie Miller.

The presentation was recorded to send to Miller right away; all of these honorees will be feted at the May 22 Cowbelles-Green River Cattlemen’s Association social and banquet, where dancing, socializing and dining will be on the agenda. The event will be at the Sublette County Fairgrounds Community Hall.

The GRVCA also cut its annual convention to one afternoon meeting in the Marbleton Town Hall on Saturday with president Jeanne Lockwood encouraging members to help mentor the younger generations to grow lifelong interests in agriculture.