A Look Back at Limousin

The Beginnings…

  • May 6, 1968
    • A preliminary meeting was held to discuss the feasibility of the Foundation plan- The first 5 Founding Members came from this meeting
      • Founder Member 1: Bob Purdy, Wyoming
      • Founder Member 2: Charlie Moore, Iowa
      • Founder Member 3: Bruce Waddle, Colorado
      • Founder Member 4: Sherm Ewing, Canada
      • Founder Member 5: James Scott, Colorado (only one who had seen a Limousin before becoming a member)
    • Willis Carpenter had prepared incorporation papers for the North American Limousin Foundation
    • Ten people were at this meeting

Bob Purdy, Buffalo, Wyoming cattleman, businessman, served as president of the North American Limousin Foundation for the first three years.

June 21, 1968

  • First official organization meeting was held with 20 people in attendance
  • The first Board of Directors was selected:
    • President: Robert Purdy, Wyoming
    • Vice-President: Sherman Ewing, Aberta, Canada
    • Secretary-Treasurer: W.W. Smutz Jr, Colorado
    • Executive Vice-President: Richard Goff, Colorado
    • Directors: Stephen Garst, Iowa; Charles Moore, Iowa; H.A. McCoy, Oklahoma; Bruce Waddle, Colorado; Dr. James Scott, Colorado

Sherman Ewing, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada was NALF Founding Member #4. As chairmen of the Technical Committee he was responsible for the early directories on performance requirements for the breed in the United States. He was the first NALF Vice-President.

  • July 24, 1969
    • The First Annual Meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation was held at the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado
    • At this point the foundation had 80 Founding Members, 13 Active Members, and 9 Junior Members

H.A. McCoy, Miami, Oklahoma was Founder Member #11 and shared #12 with Ben and Ruth Price, Reading, Kansas.

Steve and Mary Garst, Coon Rapids, Iowa. Steve was Founder Member #7. Garst Farms was Founder Member #13.

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