PDF documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download this from the Adobe Website for free.
GCCGA Wrangler of the Year 2015 - Terry Wheeler
Our Wrangler of the Year has many descriptions:
Rancher . . . Range Technician . . . Environmental Conservationist . . . Politician.
Terry Wheeler has dedicated his life to the ranching community as well as the citizens of Gila County.
As our President in 2002-2004, he fought persistently in Washington to successfully restore cattle to the Tonto and preserve the values and way of life we hold so dear.
After selling his ranch, he didn't just set in his rocking chair. He has dedicated his life to the ranching community as well as the citizens of Gila County. Over the years, he has established himself as a professional ranch resource technician, which gives him a great knowledge in articulating the debates on our environmental problems. He has served on many committees for our County and State, as well as attending many meetings in Washington as a member of the National Resource Conservation Department.
His conservation expertise can be seen daily on the tailings in Miami. Working with local ranchers, the project is the perfect marriage of ranching and mining industries that produced results that even pleased the environmentalists!
The success of this project spawned similar projects worldwide.
As a City Councilman, he was the liaison between politics and the ranching industry keeping all informed of policies that not only adversely affect the ranching community, but are also detrimental to all citizens. Through his many years helping and working with our San Carlos Apache Tribe neighbors, he strengthened our ties and working relationship.
As Mayor of Globe, he continues to strive for the betterment of the ranchers and for our community. His support of the SAFE Plan for healthy forests as well as his concerns over water-rights and the adverse effects predator releases in near-by areas are manifestations of his dedication.
Thank you, Terry, for your years of dedication.
Rounding out the evening, guests danced to the toe-tappin’, boot-scootin’ music of Moonshine Mafia, periodically stopping to bid on live and silent auction holiday gift items ranging from a 7-day vacation on the Baja in Loreto Mexico to stocking stuffers of jewelry sets and gift certificates.
The event was well attended and enjoyed by all. You will not want to miss this next year.
The GCCGA Board of Directors extends our sincere thanks to all who volunteers and who helped make this evening a complete success. Special thanks to the Gila County Board of Supervisors, Bill and Penny Conway, Fred Nack, John and Elaine McBride, Frank DalMolin, Velma and Leroy Tucker, Linda and Misty Brost, Kathy Johnson, John and Jana Cline, Pam Griffin, Glen Hazzard, Woody, Letha, Lacy and Lexie Cline, Lindy Oddonetto - Copper Bistro, JBS Meat, Jill and Joe Wilson, Kyle and Sarah Conway, Justin and Katy Taylor, the Young, Globe and Payson FFA and 4-H Clubs, Nathan Ellison.
We also thank those who donated items for our live and silent auctions: Steve and Tammy Smith, Mid-State Plumbing and Supply, Jana Cline, Tractor Supply of Globe, North Valley Mule Deer Foundation, Nathan Ellison, Mick Holder, Bill and Linda Brake, Apache Gold Casino, Bob Mounce - Globe Stock Yards, the Young FFA, Mike Hemovich, Bill Conway, Conway Feed, Earth Mover Tires, Fry’s Grocery Store, Horne Motors, Holiday Inn Express, Tractor Supply of Payson, Pet Club of Payson, John Cline, Griffin Ranch, Doc Lane, Ace Hardware of Globe, Nancy Sheppard, Guayo’s, Ty Barton Saddlery, Bob’s Western Wear of Payson, Van Wilson, McSpadden Ford, Armstrong Pawn of Payson, United Jewelers, Steve and Dorothy Bixby, Jane Nichols - Heart J Jewelry, Rodrigo Garrbo and Duane Reece.
© 2013 Gila County Cattle Growers Association
Website Design by JEM Memories in Time