Attend American Angus Auxiliary events in Louisville

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Celebrate another successful year for the American Angus Auxiliary while attending the 130th American Angus Association Annual Meeting. Events are held in conjunction with the 2013 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Nov. 16-19 in Louisville, Ky.

American Angus Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend their annual meeting, held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Crowne Plaza. Agenda items include electing new officers and announcing the new team of regional directors.

In addition, the Auxiliary silent auction and Gift Barn will be on display throughout the week in the Crowne Plaza. Stop by to browse through the latest Angus-inspired clothing, jewelry, kitchen items, framing prints and much more.

Begin the week with the Auxiliary breakfast at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) South Wing C, Room 104. The breakfast honors outgoing Auxiliary President Cortney Hill-Dukehart Cates, Modoc, Ind., and the 2013 Miss American Angus Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.

“We are excited for great fellowship with the leading ladies of the American Angus Auxiliary and several core members of the Association,” Hill-Dukehart Cates says. “This year, attendees will enjoy an Indiana-themed breakfast, and enjoy entertainment by National Junior Angus Association member Taylor Gazda.”

A limited amount of tickets are available, and reservations are strongly advised. To purchase a ticket, contact the Auxiliary program and hospitality chair Michelle Rieff at or 479-936-1685. Tickets will also be available at the Crowne Plaza Angus registration desk.

Auxiliary events continue Sunday, Nov. 17 with a come-and-go reception, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., hosted by Hill-Dukehart Cates. Current and potential members are invited to stop by and get to know one another.

Following the reception, five young women vying for the title of Miss American Angus will give speeches in the Crowne Plaza. Presentations are open to the public.

The 2014 Miss American Angus will be crowned Monday, Nov. 18, prior to the selection of the Super-Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Champion Angus Bull.

“As a former National Angus Queen, the Miss American Angus competition holds a special place in my heart,” Hill-Dukehart Cates says. “This long-held tradition highlights exceptional young women within the Angus breed that serve as role models and ambassadors of the breed and its members.”