Attend American Angus Auxiliary Events in Kansas City

Join members of the American Angus Auxiliary for their annual breakfast, meeting and the crowning of Miss American Angus.

American Angus Auxiliary members and those interested in learning more about the organization are encouraged to attend the Auxiliary’s Annual Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. Agenda items include electing new officers and announcing a new team of regional directors.

Auxialiary Angus Gift Barn

In addition, the Auxiliary’s Angus Gift Barn — featuring brand-new items for debut during the convention — will be on display throughout the week in the KCI Expo Center. Stop by to browse the latest Angus-inspired clothing, jewelry, kitchen items and much more.

The Auxiliary breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the KCI Expo Center, and honors outgoing Auxiliary President Cortney Holshouser, Castalia, N.C., and the 2014 Miss American Angus Catherine Harward, Richfield, N.C.

“We are excited for great fellowship with friends of the American Angus Auxiliary and to celebrate our successes of the year,” Holshouser says. “This year, attendees will enjoy a taste of North Carolina during the breakfast, entertainment, gifts and door prizes.”

The breakfast is on pace for a record-setting year, with a limited amount of tickets still available. Attendees can purchase a ticket when registering for the convention at, or by contacting Michelle Rieff, Auxiliary Program and Hospitality chairman, at 479-936-1685.

Auxiliary events continue Wednesday, Nov. 5., with a come-and-go-reception hosted at 5 p.m. at the KCI Expo Center, Salon C. Current and potential members are invited to stop by and get to know one another.

Following the reception, five young women vying for the title of Miss American Angus will give speeches at 5:30 p.m. in the KCI Expo Center, Salon A & B. These impressive young leaders are sure to inspire with their presentations. This portion of the competition is open to the public.

The 2015 Miss American Angus will be crowned during Thursday’s Awards Recognition Breakfast at the KCI Expo Center. Attendees can purchase tickets to the breakfast at when they register for the convention.

A detailed schedule of events, lodging information and other key details for the Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show can also be found online in the official guide.
Below is an outline of Auxiliary events in Kansas City.


American Angus Auxiliary 2014 Schedule of Events

Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show | Nov. 4-6 | Kansas City, Mo.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
  8 a.m.-noon   Auxiliary Executive Committee, KCI Expo Center Salon A
  1:30 p.m.   Auxiliary Executive Board Meeting, Holiday Inn Missouri
  2:30 p.m.   American Angus Auxiliary Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn Missouri
Wednesday, Nov. 5
  7:30 a.m.    American Angus Auxiliary Annual Breakfast, KCI Expo Center Grand Ambassador Room
  7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  Miss American Angus Contest, Holiday Inn Truman & Pershing,
  Noon Auxiliary Past President’s Luncheon, Zona Rosa Bravo,
transportation provided at KCI Expo Center
  5 p.m.   Auxiliary Reception, KCI Expo Center Salon C
  5:30 p.m.  Miss American Angus Speeches, KCI Expo Center, Salon A & B
Thursday, Nov. 6
  8 a.m.   Awards Recognition Breakfast & Crowning of Miss American
Angus, KCI Expo Center

For more detailed information, visit


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ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. Explore how the Angus breed impacts every sector of the cattle business — from the feedlot to the meatcase — during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association, the event takes place Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo. Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the Angus University.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit