The Cattlewomen's Creed
Believing that the livestock industry is of basic importance to world existence, we. The Cattlewomen, dedicate ourselves to support it with our labor and finances; to promote through information and publicity; to encourage its producers with our understanding and love, to do all in our power to install in the coming generation the love the land and of life, the humility and awe before Nature, and the hope and faith in the future that is inherent in cattlemen and cattlewomen.
Purpose and Mission
Georgia Cattlewomen Association’s purpose is to educate, promote, and protect the Georgia cattle industry.
Specifically, our organization promotes beef as a product, shares its nutritional value and recommends how it can be used in day to day life. We are dedicated to educating the public about where food comes from, efficient beef production, land stewardship, and about an agricultural lifestyle and heritage. We communicate goodwill and encourage youth development across Georgia.
Additionally, the group’s mission is to serve as a voice for Georgia’s female farmers, ranchers, family members, business partners, extension agents, teachers, and other industry professionals. GCWA is a volunteer based non-profit 501(c)5. Owning cattle is not a requirement for membership. Click here if you are interested in joining.
From Left to Right
President Theresa Molle
President Elect Terri Parker
Vice President Kelly Anderson
Secretary Sonya Miller
Treasurer Linda Crumley
Parliamentarian Cynthia Douglas
Past President Crystal Smallwood
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Board of Directors
From Left to Right, Back to Front
Executive Committee President-Theresa Molle, Past President-Crystal Smallwood, Director-Ruth Hice, Director-Hailey Robinson
Nomination Committee Chair: Past President-Crystal Smallwood, Director-Carol Williams, Member-Sarah Atkins
Budget Committee Chair: Treasurer-Linda Crumley, Past President-Crystal Smallwood, President Elect-Terri Parker, Director-Hailey Robinson
By-Laws Committee Chair: Parliamentarian-Cynthia Douglas, Director-Ruth Hice, Member Peggy Bledsoe
Publicity Committee Chair: President Elect-Terri Parker, Director-Jennifer Scott, Director-Kerrie Knowles, Member-Katie Williams
Awards Committee Chair: Director-Sharon Greer, Director-Janet Greuel, Secretary-Sonya Miller
Membership Committee Chair: Vice President-Kelly Anderson, Parliamentarian-Cynthia Douglas, Secretary-Sonya Miller
Youth Events Committee Chair: Secretary-Sonya Miller, Past President-Crystal Smallwood, Director-April Edwards, Director-Kerrie Knowles
Beef Education Committee Co-Chair: President Elect-Terri Parker/ Director-Hailey Robinson, Parliamentarian-Cynthia Douglas, Vice President Kelly Anderson
Ways and Means Committee Chair: Secretary Sonya Miller, Director Jennifer Scott, Director Ruth Hice, Vice President Kelly Anderson
Scholarship Committee Chair: President Elect Terri Parker, President Theresa Molle Director Janet Greuel
In May of 1968, the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association requested information from the American National Cattlemen’s Association about forming the GCA Auxiliary. At that time, the Georgia Livestock Association had the Georgia CowBelles’ affiliation. GCA was given permission to start the Georgia Cattlemen’s Auxiliary. Brenda Rush served as the 1968 President. In 1974, the Auxiliary became the Georgia CowBelles and was affiliated with the National CowBelles Association. When NCBA decided to change their name, the Georgia ladies followed suit and became the Georgia CattleWomen’s Association in 1986.
The Georgia Cattlemen’s Auxiliary’s main goal was to work with the cattlemen and promote beef. Ever since the formation of this association, the ladies have promoted Beef for Father’s Day, Beef Month, provided beef demos, distributed beef materials, assisted with youth events, conducted Georgia Beef Cook-Offs, exhibited at fairs, and provided leadership to help keep the BEEF industry strong. Over the years, the association has provided scholarships, awards, donated monetary support to organizations to purchase beef, and provided agriculture and beef education programs for students and adults. The association continues to support the traditions of the cattlemen and cattle industry in their endeavors to supply the consumer with quality BEEF and providing a healthy farm life for their families..
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