Hello, just a quick note to you all in regards to the ANCW Region V meeting in Billings MT May 3rd & 4th 2019. It will be held at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center, Billings MT. The theme is " Boots on the ground for the livestock industry " We have a fun filled convention in the works with a special tour at Montana Silver Smiths!

For those of you who will be coming in on Thursday night the 2nd we are having a social evening to share ideas and networking. We will be in touch on the time and place. May 3rd will be breakfast on your own with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. meeting to begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp. It will be a full busy day, evening meal on your own , not yet determined but we will have a dinner place set up soon. May 4th starts off with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with a fun day of business, networking and fun workshops to help us all grow in knowledge and leadership. We should be finished by 1:30 pm. So everyone can start home in good time.

Just a couple high points are speakers - Trina Bradley, living with wildlife — grizzlies. Northern Livestock - marketing your cattle.

There is an online registration available on Eventbrite.com under 2019 ANCW Region V. There is a registration fee of $75. The registration fee includes Friday's lunch, Saturday's Breakfast and lunch.

We are having a silent auction too, it would be greatly appreciated if everyone could bring an item to donate to this to help cover convention expenses.

We will have a table available for all states to bring some items that they may like to sell for fundraising for your local or state CattleWomen groups. I am asking every state to send a page or 2 of their activities, contact info and pictures to conniea10@hotmail.com by April 1st so I can put together a booklet for everyone to take home.

Thank you and please share with all of your ANCW members in your state. We look forward to having you in Big Sky Country! Any questions please call or e-mail myself.

Sincerely,

Connie Ahlgren, Montana CattleWomen President