The next FFA meeting
will Monday, March 17th at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be ran
by the new officer team. The Ag Challenge will be Volleyball
Tournaments. There should be a team for the freshman,
sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The team can consist
of as many people there is that want to participate, but,
there can only be a total of six players on the court at all
times. No more than three male competitors can be on the
court at a time.
New Officer Team
At the February meeting,
the new officer team was elected. Eleven officer candidates
completed all the required elements. In order to be eligible
to run for office, you must be a sophomore or junior and
have received your chapter degree. Then you must fill out a
two page application that asks you to state why you think
you are the best person to fill the office. After doing
this, candidates attend an interview given by the retiring
officer's and Nick Greiner, the 98-99 chapter president. The
nominating committee prepares a beginning ballot of who they
think will best fill the office. Members who attended the
meeting voted for who they wanted to represent the chapter
as officers. The new officer team for 2003-2004 is as
President: Amanda Cassidy
Treasurer: Sandy Larson
Secretary: June Spires
Reporter: Holly Edwards
Sentinel: Brian Bussert
Also, at this meeting, the
Jr. Fair Board representitive was elected. This is open to
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. There were six people who
ran. The only requirement is you must fill out an
application and have showed a project at the Fairfield
County Fair. The 2003-2004 Jr., Fair Board representitive is
I would like to thank
everyone who ran for office and congratulate the new officer
The retiring officer team
consisting of: (Beth Fouse,
Rachel Makarius, Erin Gilfillen, Jace Spires, Mallory
McMaster, Lindsey Turner,
Wiggins) have played a
major role in the FFA. Without these dedicated officers, our
chapter would not be what it is today. They have represented
our chapter very well and by doing so, they have set great
expectations for us as a chapter this year.
On behalf of the 2003-2004
officer team I would like to thank them for such a great
year. They have always encouraged us to strive to do our
best. Your dedication and fellowship will be greatly missed
among the FFA chapter.
Spring contest practices
have begun. The first contest will be Saturday, March 8th at
Mt. Gilead. The Marysville contest will be held on Saturday,
March 15. This contest will serve as our district contest.
If you have not signed up for a contest but have interest in
doing so, see Mr. Tilley or Mr. Sharp a.s.a.p. We currently
have teams in Poultry Judging, Wildlife Management, Equine
Management, General Livestock, and Agronomy. Good Luck to
everyone participating in the Spring Contest at the Mt.
At the February meeting
Children' s Hospital was chosen as the recipient of all
proceeds of the paper drive. Thank you to everyone who
brought in newspaper.
This month's Ag breakfast
will be held on Thursday, March 13th. It will be at Friches
in Lancaster and begin at approximately 7:00 am. Members, we
are looking forward to seeing you there.
The Spring Mulch Sale
started March 10th. This fundraiser is a major asset for the
banquet. Every little bit you sell helps out. We will be
selling the usual three types of mulch: pine bark nugget,
hardwood, and cedar. The mulch is 3 cubic feet bags. We sell
our mulch 3 bags for $10 or $4 a bag. Compare our mulch
prices and you'll see we're providing you with the best deal
for bagged mulch. When you see ads for 4 bags of mulch for
$10, you're getting smaller bags, so support the A-C FFA!
Zane Trace Leadership
The chapter was invited to
attend the Zane Trace Leadership Night held on March 5.
There were thirty-one Amanda-Clearcreek FFA members present.
At the Leadership Night, we met new people, did an activity
on teamwork, as well as enjoyed pizza purchased by the Zane
Trace FFA. Those attending were: Heather Hines, Jenny Zaayer, June Spires,
Sandy Larson, Brian Bussert, Megan Miller, Amanda Cassidy,
Jeremy Tucker, Greg Wehrle, Joey Adkins, Holly Edwards,
Micheal Hedrick, Michelle Ball, Cerene Kilbarger, Bob West,
Carlos Del Angel, Tyler Shaw, Lindsay Lama, Emily Simon,
Josh Behrens, C.J. Little, Samantha Reid, Alicia Owen, Alexa
Stewart, Ashley Rodgers, Seth Matheny, Kelsey Johnston,
Rachel Schnieder, Jamie Luck, Dani Sowers, and Tyler
Flower Bulb Sale
The flower bulb sale began
on March 10th. For those who intend on going to camp I would
encourage to sell flower bulbs. For every packet of bulbs
you sell, half of the profit will go toward your camp cost.
You can pay off the whole price of camp by just selling
flower bulbs. Good luck selling!!
FFA Camp is just around the
corner. I would encourage anyone who has never attended as
well as those who has attend to start planning for this
excellent July activity. You will have a fun filled week of
fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, and enjoying the high
ropes courses, as well as many more other activities. Its a
great chance to meet new people and get away from your
normal summer rituals. And did I mention, the best part its
less than $100.00 for a fun filled week that you could only
have with the FFA?