Thursday, June 27, 2013

2013 District #3 Dairy Princess Contest

Second Up....Contestants & Judges
2012-13 District #3 Dairy Princess Suzanne Amaral
Suzanne has done a great job representing the district for the past year.
This year we had five beautiful girls competing for the
District #3 Dairy Princess Crown.
Makenzie Floyd from Sebastopol
Francesca Gambonini from Petaluma
Callie Marsh from Petaluma
Jessie Peterson from Petaluma

Regina Pozzi from Petaluma
The contestants arrived at the hall early Saturday morning and soon began preparing for personal interviews with the judges.
This year the judges were:
Joe Macon, Branch Manager of Northern California Farm Credit 
Lori Marchy, Dairy Producer & Counselor at Turlock High School 

 Nisa Gallichio, Marketing Assistant with World Wide Sires

The Master of Ceremonies was
Rich Silacci, Dairy Herd Manager at Cal Poly State University
 Next up.....Cheese Social.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2013 District #3 Dairy Princess Contest

2013 District #3 Dairy Princess Contest
April 13, 2012

First Up....Set Up for the Event
On April 13 North Bay Dairy Women and California Milk Advisory Board
hosted the 56th Annual District #3 Dairy Princess Contest & Ball.
Our Contest Chair, Judy Buttke, did another outstanding job of organizing the event.

The theme this year was "Moo-la-Lah".
Thank you to all the ladies & a few good men who turned out to help decorate & prepare for the Saturday night event.  Decorations were under the direction of Paulette Swallow.
Here are a few photos from Friday.

The only (not so good) photo of Paulette!
Helpers are Howard Wilson & Janice Kehoe.
  Cathy Nommsen, Melissa Lema, Annette Grossi, Linda Moretti & Shirley Bianchi
at the task everyone loves to hate...silverware wrapping.
 Centerpieces by Barbie Brooks.
Clarette McDonald & Kristy Spaletta work on the photo board.
 Stage decorations taking shape with Chris Camozzi, Angie Bordessa, Judy Buttke, Rachael Cheda, Mike Moretti & Susan Bianchi.
Dayna Ghirardelli, Monique Moretti & Kristy Spaletta.
Barbie gets assistance from Joyce Leveroni (apologies for the bad photography Joyce).
 Angie Bordessa lights the tower.

 Our favorite hand-guy Sam arrived to work out some glitches.....
with his Jr. assistant!

Thank you to all the helpers.  Even if you aren't in the photos, we appreciate every minute of the time you put in to make the hall and event another beautifully successful one!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Congratulations Gamlake Dairy!

Congratulations Gamlake Dairy!
2013 Sonoma County Fair Outstanding Dairy of the Year
(Photo from
Stacey & Frank Gambonini with
Daughters Alexandra, Samantha & Francesca
and Parents George & Margaret Gambonini

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Petaluma Youth Ag Day

 Petaluma Youth Ag Day, September 2012

A few photos of the Petaluma Youth Ag Day event held last September.
We served up almost 30 pounds of cheese cubes to the students.  Many had never tried the Colby-Jack cheese and it was quickly a favorite for repeat tasters.

We also ran the North Bay Dairy Women PowerPoint presentation for the students.

Those Dairy Women who attend and help with this event always enjoy it.....great students, great participants, super "herd" leaders and wonderful event organization by the Ag Committee.