FROM: INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA,
Box 241, Hyannis, NE 69350
Media Contact: President David Wright, 402-929-0339,
ICON Director Chris Abbott, 308-0282-2826, or Communications Director
Linda Wuebben, 402-357-3778
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 1,
ICON ANNOUNCES 2013 ANNUAL CONVENTION
Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) are making plans for the
eighth annual convention. ICON will be hosting their annual gathering
in ONeill, Nebraska, on Saturday, November 9, at the ONeill
The day will start with registration at 8 a.m. and the ever-popular
Senator Panel will begin at 9 a.m. Senator Al Davis, ICON director,
will be joining Senators Mark Christensen, Jerry Johnson and Ken Schilz
for the ICON panel. The ICON membership is always intrigued by visiting
with the Senators in a one-to-one situation.
The morning Senator Panel session will last until 11:45 when the ICON
members will break for dinner. A catered noon luncheon will be served
at the Community Center. The afternoon session includes a presentation
of Sheriff Richard Mach from Arizona who will talk about states rights
and a COOL discussion with Bill Bullard of R-CALF USA.
The ICON business meeting will be the last agenda item and during that
meeting, resolutions will be discussed for the upcoming year. ICON will
once again host a prime rib banquet and follow with entertainment, which
this year will be hypnotist, Rick Bultez.
A Social Hour will precede a Prime Rib Evening Banquet and auction for
the Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship. The evening entertainment will follow.
Pre-registration for the evening banquet is required for a meal count
so please send in those registration forms early. All members present
are encouraged to participate in the silent auction so ICON can continue
to support the Hanna Memorial Scholarship. A bidding auction will also
be held to raise money for ICON expenses.
This past year ICON has been deeply involved in the brand issue as a
form of animal identification and disease traceability. It supports
a bill which would make Nebraska a state-wide brand state.
The days activities are open to the public with a paid convention
registration of $50. The charge for the evening banquet is $25 and must
be reserved before Oct. 30. The hypnotist event is $10 at the door for
non-convention participants. Everyone is welcome.
A block of rooms have been set aside for the next two weeks and can
be reserved at the Super Eight in ONeill by calling 1-888-946-3379.
More convention information and registration forms will be available
in the October issue of the Ranchers Review and online at http://www.independentcattlemen.com
or by calling communications director Linda Wuebben at 402-357-3778
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.