ASI Women Elect New Officers
March 31, 2005
March/April 2005 -- American Sheep Industry (ASI) Women elected new officers at the 2005 ASI/National Lamb Feeders Association convention on Jan. 29.
Elected to the office of president was Madge Pilster from Alzada, Mont., to the vice president office was Jean Brown from Ignacio, Colo., and to the office of secretary/treasurer was Joan Kincaid from Pinon, N.M.
Doris Haby of Brackettville, Texas, immediate past president of ASI Women, presented the ASI Women's report to the ASI board of directors and also introduced Amanda Brown from Easton, Md., the 2005 National Make It Yourself With Wool (MIYWW) runner-up in the senior division and Elizabeth Horner from Devils Lake, N.D., the 2005 MIYWW mohair winner.
Brown is employed at the Delaware Department of Agriculture as a marketing specialist, where she promotes the importance of American agriculture to the urban community. In her presentation to the board, she told her story of how she was instrumental in establishing the first-ever Delaware MIYWW competition this past year.
Horner is a sophomore at North Dakota State University, majoring in family consumer science education and apparel and textiles. Horner told her heart-felt story of how she overcame a traumatic brain injury from a three-wheeler accident to compete in the contest.
After the accident, she was paralyzed on her left side, but through intense speech, physical and occupational therapy was eventually able to walk. During that time, she said she missed sewing. Fortunately, she has been able to return to her sewing machine and compete in the MIYWW contests. She said the competition assisted in her therapy and provided a goal for her to achieve.
To learn more about Brown and Horner, refer to the MIYWW article in this edition.