Alameda County CattleWomen helped celebrate Sunol's pioneer and ranching heritage in November 2012. Dana Rivinius and Barbara Anderson manned the very popular leather stamping booth. In addition to the leather stamping, they also put together a great educational display.
President Allison Batteate and other CattleWomen serving food at the Cattlemen's BBQ at the Alameda County Fair on Junior Market Beef day
Above: Wrapping hot dogs for Family Night at the Livermore Rodeo. Right: Manning the hot dog sales booth.
The Alameda County CattleWomen serve a Tri-Tip lunch to Livermore Rotary
ACCW president Allison Batteate and Dana Rivinius particpating at the "Down at the Organic Farm" event at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Allison and Dana handed out beef brochures with recipes and answered questions about ranching in the Bay Area.
Scarecrow Contest, Alameda County Fair - Pleasanton, CA, June 2011
The Alameda County CattleWomen entered the Scarecrow Contest held at the 2011 Alameda County Fair. All of the work that Tami Batteate put into the CattleWomen's scarecrow really paid off as the scarecrow won first place in it's division!
Downtown Livermore hosted a chili cook-off during Western Heritage Week. The Alameda County CattleWomen participated in the chili cook-off with their Beef Lovers Chili recipe. To enhance the western feel of the CattleWomen's booth, Bernie Leal brought his chuck wagon. The CattleWomen also sponsored a beef education display, farm animal petting, leather stamping for the kids, and roping demonstrations. Although the chili did not win first place, the CattleWomen felt like winners at the end of the day with the success of their displays and demonstrations.
Alameda County CattleWoman President, Allison Batteate, displays Temple Grandin's, Humane Livestock Handling book after presenting Grandin with a gift basket filled with beef promotion products.
During the month of April, Cattlemen's restaurant used Alameda County CattleWomen's brand mugs in place of their regular coffee mugs. The restaurant and customers enjoyed using the mugs. During that same month, people dropped tickets in a bowl to win a basket filled with beef promo items and a Cattlemen's gift card. The winner of the basket, Nicole Dumag is pictured below.
Nicole Dumag, winner of the CattleWomen's basket
The design on the Alameda County CattleWomen's mugs
The families of the Easter Seals Kaleidoscope Program, located in Dublin, CA, got to enjoy a day at the Brown Ranch in Pleasanton during the Cowkids Rodeo as children with special needs and their families got to watch a riding demonstration, make cowboy jewelry, ride a training horse and got pet and touch real ranch animals. Children came from all over the Tri-Valley and Oakland to take part of the activities. The Alameda CattleWomen provided the beef, leather stamping, and educational activities.
Above left, Allison Batteate provides the instructions for stamping leather. Above right, Nancy Mueller (center) and Dana Rivinius (right) assist with the food.
The California CattleWomen and Cattlemen hold their annual convention at John Ascqua's Nugget in Sparks, NV
Alameda County CattleWomen were well represented at the convention.
To the left, former Alameda County Beef Ambassadors Jessica Sweet and Malorie Bankhead man the registration booth.
Pictures below include Allison Batteate modeling the cowhide apron won for quality beef promotion projects; Linda Fields Stiehr and Patsy Gilbert; Veda Mello, Patsy Gilbert, and Barbara Anderson at Cowbelle of the Year luncheon; Veda Mello presents Barbara Anderson with her Cowbelle of the Year bracelet; Kim Bonde initiated as CCW 2nd VP; we had weather on our trip back to California
In September 2010, the California Rangeland Trust hosted a ride and talk at the Koopmann Ranch in Sunol. Fiona Ma, a state representative from San Francisco and member of the Legislative Agriculture Committee, rode and talked with local ranchers about the issues impacting ranching and the future of California rangeland. Alameda County CattleWomen attended the ride, provided a luncheon for the riders, and presented Fiona Ma with a gift basket filled with beef promotion items, and commodities from the Livermore Valley.
Below, CattleWomen Cari Koopmann and Karen Sweet are saddled up and ready to ride; CattleWomen grill hamburgers for the luncheon and present a gift basket to Fiona Ma.
The Alameda County CattleWomen donated, grilled, and served tri-tip to the attendees of the Hoofprints on the Heart open house. The special attendees of the open house included Congressman John Garamendi and members of the Livermore City Council. The Hoofprints on the Heart's mission is: Through a special partnership with horses, and by focusing on abilities rather than limitations, Hoofprints on the Heart Adaptive Riding Center will offer challenging individualized programs which encourage physical, academic, social and emotional growth to individuals with special needs.
Nancy Mueller, Allison Batteate, and Congressman Garamendi at the Hoofprints on the Heart Open House
What a fun time we had at the Dutch Oven Gathering working as teams to prepare and cook the food (we had plenty of beef dishes), try out our new Dutch oven tables, trying new recipes and then getting to eat them. A couple of the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County CattleWomen joined us for the fun.
The Alameda County Cattlemen and CattleWomen hold a beef BBQ on junior beef day at the Alameda County Fair. The Cattlemen present prizes to the award winners and scholarships at the event.
To the left, Paula Peterson and Dina Goff serve tri-tip to the guests
Below, Nancy Mueller, Debbie Bradford, and Allison Batteate prepared to serve.