by Pat Boone, NMCGA
PresidentI hope everyone had a great Christmas, and got to spend precious time with family and friends. We sure did here at our place. So thankful for all our blessings, and look forward to a new year filled with the same.
Our 2015 Joint Stockmen’s was a good one. We had informative programs, interesting speakers, and our silent auction and Cowboy Christmas were lots of fun! If you missed it, be sure and try to attend in 2016. Thank you to all who donated or brought items to the auction, and thanks also to the artists and vendors who participated in Cowboy Christmas and our trade show. You all helped make our convention a resounding success !
The New Year is upon us! The 30-day legislative session begins on January 19. We will be working on workers comp, landowner tax issues, and whatever else may pop up. Thanks to those of you who have or will volunteer to be bill readers. You are an immense help to those working in Santa Fe, saving many steps and countless hours for them. We look forward to seeing many of you at Ag Fest, our legislative board meeting, the Roundhouse Feed, and whenever some of you can make it up to the Capitol.
A big thanks to Jose Varela Lopez, our immediate past president. He was a tireless worker for our industry, always ready to jump into the action whenever necessary. Also, thanks to those who have served on the executive committee and the board, who have termed out. We appreciate the time and work you have put into our organization. The new people coming on the board, and stepping up onto the executive committee, we look forward to working beside you as we face the issues confronting our industry.
As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call if we can be of any assistance. Hope to see many of you in Santa Fe. Until our paths cross again, may God bless you and yours in all you do.