For January of 2019
by Allie Poston, Reporter
Next FFA Meeting
The next monthly FFA meeting will be on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 P.M. This meeting will be held in the cafeteria, and we will be holding both the Greenhand Degree and Chapter Degree ceremonies. Parents of members obtaining these degrees and school staff are invited to attend this meeting, and to stay after to enjoy refreshments once the meeting is over.
Ag Breakfast: The next monthly Ag Breakfast will be held on Friday, January 4th at Frisch’s in Lancaster. It will begin at 6:15 A.M., and all members are highly encouraged to attend and bring their family.
Proficiency Awards: Some of our chapter’s members are currently beginning to fill out their proficiency award applications. To be eligible, their SAE project must be ag related. They must then fill out a strenuous application and turn in their completed project book(s) and general record book. These will be judged in the district and the top 4 in each category will continue on to the state. Members who make it to the state will then have to complete a project board and an interview at the Ohio State FFA Convention in the spring. This takes a lot of extra time and effort and it is a very impressive accomplishment for a member’s proficiency award to be in the top 4 in the state. Good luck to these members!
Officer Books: Three of our chapter officers are currently preparing their officer books to be judged in early February. Sydney Sharp is completing the Secretary’s book, which consists off all the chapter correspondence, meeting notes, members’ attendance, etc. Bryson L’Huillier is completing the Treasurer’s book, which contains all of receipts and disbursements that our chapter completes throughout the year. Allie Poston is completing the Reporters book, which has pictures from the chapters various activities, newsletters, news releases, etc. All of these books require a tremendous amount of effort, and we are looking forward to seeing how the officers do at their evaluations.
State Degrees and American Degrees: All of the applications for State and American FFA degrees are due Friday, January 31st. To qualify for either of these two degrees is a huge accomplishment, for they require a lot of effort on the member’s part.
Ag Comm CDE: This years Agricultural Communications CDE team consisting of Stephanie Bowers, Anthony Buckley, Audrey Butterbaugh, and Kyle Hicks will compete in the District 7 contest on January 23rd held here at Amanda-Clearcreek.
Ag Sales CDE: The Ag Sales online test will be held on January 29th.
Ag Power and Diagnostics CDE: The Ag Power and Diagnostics online test will also be held on January 29th.
Columbus Zoo Trip: On December 14th, our chapter took 42 members on a trip to the Columbus Zoo to attend the Zoo Lights. The members who went on this trip earned the opportunity after selling at least 10 boxes or baskets of fruit during the Fall Fruit Sale.