Cat­tle­women Tap Telles Out­stand­ing 2017 Cow­belle

Escalon Times - - NEWS -

The San Joaquin-Stanis­laus Cat­tle­Women se­lected Bob­bie Telles as the 2017 Cow­belle of the year ear­lier this fall at a meet­ing of the lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion. Telles was given an en­graved cow­bell and a ster­ling sil­ver pen­dant to cel­e­brate her hard work. The award singles out an out­stand­ing mem­ber who ded­i­cates a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time and ef­fort to pro­mote the beef in­dus­try.

Ms. Telles has been a mem­ber of three Cat­tle­Women’s Units over the past 30 years. Dur­ing that time she has pro­moted beef by do­ing class­room pre­sen­ta­tions, cook­ing beef at the Cal­i­for­nia State Fair and Costco, cre­at­ing dis­plays at county fairs, rodeos, jack­pots and San Fran­cisco schools and chair­ing var­i­ous com­mit­tees. She has served in of­fices at the lo­cal and state level and now has been awarded Cow­belle of the year in each of the three Units that she has been a mem­ber of – in­clud­ing Cow­belle of the Year, 2017, San Joaquin/Stanis­laus; 2001, Glenn/Co­lusa; and 1992, Alameda County/ Con­tra Costa.

Telles lives on a cat­tle ranch in Farm­ing­ton with her hus­band Clarie. They are both very ac­tive mem­bers of the Oak­dale Sad­dle Club and the Oak­dale Cow­boy Mu­seum as well.

Telles was born and raised in Cal­i­for­nia. She at­tended UC Davis and Fresno State. While she ranched for a short time in Idaho, she quickly re­turned to Cal­i­for­nia and be­came very in­volved with Alameda/Con­tra Costa Cat­tle­Women. She has and con­tin­ues to see the ups and downs of the Cal­i­for­nia cat­tle in­dus­try. Her heart and soul lies with the beef in­dus­try. It is truly a life­style she loves. Over the years Telles could be found in a cor­ral, at a jack­pot rop­ing, team pen­ning or rop­ing at the Livermore and Hay­ward Rodeos. Any­where that in­volves the ranch­ing life­style.

She has been a mem­ber of the sup­port crew for Cal Fire since 2012 and has spent sev­eral sum­mers dur­ing fire sea­son, camped in her cat­tle trailer (open air) for weeks at a time, un­til re­lieved of her du­ties when the fire is se­cured.

Telles and 31 other 2017 Cow­belles through­out Cal­i­for­nia will gather for a recog­ni­tion lun­cheon dur­ing the Cal­i­for­nia Cat­tle­Women’s State Con­ven­tion in Sparks, Ne­vada in early De­cem­ber. There are about 1,800 Cat­tle­Women in Cal­i­for­nia and the San Joaquin Stanis­laus Cat­tle­Women’s Unit has 52 mem­bers and is 65 years old.

BOB­BIE TELLES

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