Wyoming Wool Growers Association Auxiliary

Throughout the years, the Wyoming Wool Growers Auxiliary and the County Auxiliaries have been active in many projects designated to promoting the sheep and lamb industry. The Make It Yourself With Wool project is the largest promotion that is sponsored. The Sheep Lead project, at state and local levels, is an extremely popular promotion. Several lamb promotion projects are currently in force and have been highly successful.
At the present time, we have only six county Auxiliaries and have had as many as nine. We are trying to boost our membership, which has declined in recent years. The 1989 membership was 142 members. The Wyoming Wool Growers Auxiliary will persevere in obtaining the goal set at the time of its organization in 1936, and will continue to be an active force in promoting our industry.

History

July 31, 1936, at ten o'clock in the morning, 21 ladies in attendance at the Thirty-Second Annual Convention of the Wyo. Wool Growers Association, at Sheridan, Wyo., met in the dining room of Crescent Hotel and organized an Auxiliary to the Association. Mrs. J.R. Eliason, President of the Women's Auxiliary to the National Association was present to discuss with the group the purposes and objectives of such an organization. Mrs. P.J. Quealy of Kemmerer, Wyo., was elected President and Mrs. Helen Juel of Rock Springs, Secretary-Treasurer.


The following year, at Kemmerer, Mrs. Juel resigned as Secretary and Mrs. J.J. Frizzell, from Kemmerer was elected to serve the unexpired term of Mrs. Juel. Dues for the organization
were set at fifty cents a year, andtwenty-one members were recorded as paid. From the organization date to 1039, the organization was very active in behalf of the "Truth in Fabric" legislation. Also at this time the organization was ready to be of service tothe furthering of the sheep and wool industry of the State, and to be of service in protesting or furthering any legislative bills thought detrimental or of benefit to the industry. In the year 1939, 74 members were recorded as paid. By the year 1940, members of various countries were being urged to form local Auxiliaries to further the use of wool and wool products. Also it was being stressed to eat more lamb. Click here to read more History


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