“Believe in yourself so strongly that the world can’t help but believe in you, too” – Unknown.
Twelve months ago I began one of the most exciting and incredible journeys as the Florida CattleWomen’s President. I had dreamed about this opportunity for years and it was finally coming true. This past year has been everything I dreamed of and so much I could have never have anticipated. It has been hard work, late nights, lots of laughs, traveling to new places and meeting new people who all share a passion for the beef industry.
Vincent Van Gogh once said “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”. When I look back over the past year I am proud to have been a part of the accomplishments of the Florida CattleWomen’s Association! We have seen growth in membership and new county associations formed, new ideas and new events brought to life and excitement from a new generation of beef advocates and leaders. Thank you to the members for your investment in this association, from the FCW Executive Committee to the County associations, Florida CattleWomen’s Association would not be where it is today without the passion of all these amazing women from around the state!
In April I had the privilege of watching your incoming president Holly Newsome lead her team through the Executive Committee Retreat and make plans for the next year. It has been my privilege to walk alongside this group of amazing ladies and I am so excited to see what great things come under her leadership!
There are still more great things on the horizon, we hope to see you at the FCA Convention in Marco Island, FL, June 14-16, 2022. There will be lots of fun and great times for FCW members. Make sure to join us Tuesday, June 14th for the FCW Ice Cream Social and Fashion Show, Wednesday, June 15th at 9:00am for the FCW Membership Meeting and Thursday, June 16th at 8:00am for the FCW Membership breakfast. The theme is
“Pearls of the Beef Industry” so don’t forget to pack your best pearls and plan to join us!
As my last article as Florida CattleWomen’s President I just want to say thank you to my family, friends, Executive Committee, FCA staff, and FCW and FCA members for their support and encouragement over the past year. It has truly been my honor to represent the Florida beef industry as the Florida CattleWomen’s Association President and such a blessing to share this year of service with FCA President Cliff Coddington and FCA Sweetheart Elanie Mason.
Remember to dream big, always believe in yourself, and be kind. “It is our choices that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities” – Albus Dumbledore. Always #LeadWithPassion