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Chiefland FFA meets to plan for the future

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By KATE SHERIDAN, Citizen Correspondent

The Chiefland FFA Alumni Chapter held its monthly meeting Aug. 1 at the Chiefland High School Ag Barn.

During the treasury report the budget and expense sheets were reviewed. The minutes read from the previous month and the next order of business was the upcoming elections. Lack of attendance due to the summer months with families and members being out of town has pushed back the elections back to the Sept. 5, with the hope of all open seats to be filled. The topic quickly turned to motivation for attendance at the alumni meetings.

Ideas were discussed for representation at the upcoming open house at the high school and Chiefland Middle School with an information table where flyers will be available to students and parents.

New business was opened with Chiefland Middle School Ag Teacher Matt Detloff requesting a donation of 50 percent of the admission fee for each of the six students who will be attending the Chapter President Conference scheduled the last weekend in August. A $300 donation was unanimously approved.

The meeting turned to old business that covered the details of the state convention, which showed a big Chiefland FFA presence with nearly all students placing highly in their respective degrees and phases of FFA growth.

Future weigh-ins, shows and the upcoming Suwannee River Fair important date were also discussed.

Aug. 21, 7 p.m.; General Meeting and Election

Sept. 11, 7 p.m.; Meeting to review and explain rule changes with parents, advisors, leaders and any interested parties.

Weigh-ins begin Sept. 16 with Fat Steers from 8 to 10 a.m.; Feeder Steers, Dec. 1, from 3 to 6:30 p.m.; and swine, Dec. 2, 7 to 9:30 a.m.

The mail-in entry form deadline all divisions other than market animals is Dec. 5 and scholarship application deadline is March 7.

Fair dates are March 8 to sale day on March 21.

Updated entry forms and rules will be available soon www.mysrf.org.

The alumni meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. by Randy Wilkerson, prayer was said then followed by the treasury report by Rita Quincey. The meeting was adjourned at about 6:50 p.m.