Friday, November 18, 2011

Sonoma County Fair 2011 Dairy of the Year

Congratulations to Monique & Mike Moretti Family Dairy
on being selected the 2011 Sonoma County Dairy of the Year!!!
Mike, Amanda & Monique pictured before the presentation.
Monique is a North Bay Dairy Women Past President,
current board member and active in many ag and community groups & events.
Amanda is currently serving as our Dist. #3 Dairy Princess (and freshman college student at Cornell University in New York) .
Mike is active on several Dairy industry boards.
Son Danny was not able to attend, but he also participates
in the family dairy and ag events.

The Moretti Family operate their dairy in Petaluma, participate at countless dairy & ag events and do it all with a smile.
The Moretti's are much deserved in this honor.

Past (1961) Dist. #3 and California Dairy Princess and
 Sonoma County Fair Board Member Marilyn Herzog
presented the Moretti Family with their beautiful trophy during the Open Holstein Show.
Joining her was Alt. Dairy Princess Samantha Spaletta.
Monique and Amanda are congratulated by Alt. Princess Samantha and
North Bay Dairy Women President Audrey Wheeler.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sonoma County Fair Feature Booth

North Bay Dairy Women had a great feature booth at the Sonoma County Fair this year.  The Fair was celebrating its 75th Year and our feature booth was in the History Hall, just off the Hall of Flowers.

Under the direction of Katherine Rinehart (from the Petaluma History Museum), the hall was a touching dedication to past Sonoma County Fairs and the people who have taken part over the past 75 years.
Many people & organizations loaned memorabilia and photos and other assorted items to the Fair to include in this look back.  Hope you didn't miss it, it was wonderful! 
NBDW Feature Booth "Chairs" Judy Buttke and Joyce Leveroni did an outstanding job planning and organizing our exhibit "Dairy History of Sonoma & Marin". 
Dot & Earl Holtz generously loaned their antique dairy equipment to us for the duration of the 3 week fair.  Thank you to them!
With the help of the worker-dairy women, the booth went up & was a true tribute to our industry.

Those helping Joyce & Judy were: Susan, Paulette, Angelina, Audrey, Annette, Cindy & Linda.  Thank you ladies for a job well planned & created.
Here is the finished product....

As part of the exhibit, Judy & Joyce prepared a booklet titled "Dairy Families - 75 Years - Sonoma & Marin Counties".  Information & history of 15 local dairy operations was included in this book, information provided by those families from a request by Dairy Women.  Thank you to all those who responded.
If you would like to read the information in this dairy history booklet, here is the link: 
And a treat!  During the planning of the Hall of History, NBDW was contacted about a photo in the fair files with the request to identify those in the photo.  Can you identify these two??
This photo is of the North Bay DAiry Women Feature Booth at the Sonoma County Fair in 1978 or 1979 and pictured is Rich Thomas presenting the trophy to NBDW President Cathy Nommsen!
Love this photo!  So much fun to see it!

Monday, November 7, 2011

North Bay Dairy Women Scholarships

At the June general meeting of the North Bay Dairy Women the
2011 Scholarship Winners were guests.
Pictured above are:
Joe Stefanoni winner of the Bernice Hadermann Memorial Scholarship
Amanda Moretti winner of the Florence Gilardoni Memorial Scholarship
North Bay Dairy Women President Audrey Wheeler
Maria Camozzi recipient of the Isolena Maestretti "Miss Vitality" Scholarship
Clark Moretti winner of the Rose Grossi Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to these fine students.  We look forward to hearing about your continued success as you pursue your educations.