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The Montana Junior Angus Association has launched its own website! Visit www.montanajuniorangus.org for the latest MJAA information.

Welcome Jared and Julie Murnin, Huntley, MT our new MJAA Advisor team. For more information visit: www.montanajuniorangus.org

This above picture shows our completed Montana Angus Auxiliary 50th Anniversary Book and Montana Angus Auxiliary commemorative Irish cup with the Montana Angus Auxiliary's 1960 -2010 banner etched. The book is a soft-cover book containing 200 pages. It is filled with Montana Angus Auxiliary history – members' photos and stories from 1960 through 2010. A special highlight in the book is a section of the pages and pictures from the recently discovered 1960 Montana Angus Auxiliary Scrapbook, which contains the original list of Charter Members, minutes of meetings and newspaper clippings of events in the early 1960's. The book has a section with memories from each Montana Auxiliary President and also information and listings of scholarship winners and Montana Angus Queens, with photos throughout. A true tribute to the Montana women that have pulled for the Angus breed for 50 years! (Published by Ballyhoo Printing, Lewistown, MT, September, 2010). These books are for sale at $20 and can be shipped to another address as well for a gift. Download the order form here.

Montana Angus Auxiliary President


The Montana Angus Auxiliary grants two $1,000 scholarships every year to one deserving young man and to one deserving young woman. If you want to obtain an application for this scholarship, please visit http://www.angusauxiliary.com and select the scholarship application link. This link will give you the directions, score sheet and the complete application in document or PDF format. It is the national scholarship application. The Montana due date is April 1, 2011. This gives us time to process, judge, and mail the application on to the American Angus Scholarship Chair. (National applications are due May 1st). If you should have any questions, please contact our Scholarship Chair: Julie Murnin at 325-370-3103 or e-mail: juliemurnin@cattledesign.com.

Montana Angus Youth Scholarship

The Montana Angus Association and Montana Angus Auxiliary's creation of a $25,000 scholarship endowment within the Angus Foundation to establish the Montana Angus Youth Scholarship (MAYS) was based upon the two organizations’ shared goal to award one $1,000 scholarship to a student continuing at least his or her second year of higher education. The recipient of the scholarship must have at one time been a National Junior Angus Association member and must currently be a junior, regular or life member of the American Angus Association. The recipient must also be a resident of Montana and a member or past member of the Montana Junior Angus Association. The recipient must be pursuing at least his or her second year of higher education, as no graduating high school seniors will be considered. The scholarship must be applied to undergraduate studies and is applicable to any field of study. The Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program application will be used to select the MAYS recipient. Recipients may also receive other scholarships from the Angus Foundation or local, state, regional and national Angus related entities. Application deadline is May 1. Download Scholarship Application. See the Angus Foundation for more details.

Montana Angus Royalty:

2012-2013 Montana Angus Queen
Kate Indreland. Daughter of Roger and Betsy Indreland, Big Timber, MT

Congratulations to these wonderful young ladies who began their reign in June at the Montana Junior Beef Expo in Lewistown, MT and will conclude June 17th, 2011 at the same event.

If you are a young lady between the ages of 12 and 21 and a member of the Montana Junior Angus Association, you may qualify to be Montana Angus Royalty. The royalty contest and coronation will take place during the 2011 Junior Beef Expo in Lewistown in June. Coronation will be Saturday before the Angus show begins. If you are interested in being Montana Angus Royalty, please contact our Royalty Chair: Jane Callantine at 406-388-2408 or e-mail: jmersen@kkmlaw.net for more information on how to apply.

President Vice President  

President, Sara Stevenson
P.O. Box 178, Hobson, MT 59452
406-374-2250 downthorses@yahoo.com

Julie Murnin
PO Box 6, Huntley, MT 59037
325-370-3103 or juliemurnin@cattledesign.com

Secretary Treasurer Reporter/Editor

Secretary, Gail Arntzen
605 Moulton Rd, Hilger, MT 59451
406-462-5553 garntzen@mtintouch.net

Treasurer, Kathy Dubs
4910 Custer Billings, MT 59106
406-652-7515 dubs@bresnan.net

Reporter/Editor, Jennifer Denowh
34751 CR 127 Sidney, MT 59270
406-798-3541 jenndenowh@midrivers.com

Belt Buckle Awards:

Every summer hard working young men and women show their animals. The auxiliary, with the help of many Angus breeders around the state, try to award in each county a beautiful Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle for showing the top cow, cow/calf pair or bred heifer. For more information regarding the qualifications of this great program or if you're an Angus breeder interested in being a co-sponsor contact one of our directors or call our:

Buckle Chairperson:

Jennifer Davis

rolnrok@hughes.net for more information.

North Director East Director South Director
Janet Hawks Melanie Lund Jane Callantine
406-432-5355 406-588-3631 406-388-2408
West Director Midland Director Central Director
Wendy Olson Lindsey Williams Sara Stevenson
406-745-2782 406-322-9044 406-423-5443

Auxiliary Country Store:

Our Country Store is run by Debbie Bodner 406-735-4417. She’s done an excellent job of getting exciting, attractive items into our store from beautiful necklaces, crosses for home décor, “Montana Angus” embroidered T’s for the new nieces, nephews or grandchildren in your life. There’s also handsome wind breakers, warm coats, and much, much more. Please give Debbie a call to find out how she can help you with your shopping needs. Also, don’t forget the American Angus Auxiliary store with lots of great gift items there. Check it out at http://www.angussalebarn.com. Happy Shopping!


You may be asking, how do I join this excellent team? Membership is easy, we have two levels:

$10 will cover an active membership. As an active member, you will be invited to participate in all our activities to the extent you are able.

$25 covers an inactive membership. You will still be included on all mailings and be invited to all activities, but instead of the resource of time, your officering will be the resource of additional funding for the great programs listed above. Make your choice of participation level then mail your name, ranch name, full address, phone number and check to:

Kathy Dubs, Treasurer
4910 Custer
Billings, MT 59106

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