Imbler FFA News

February Newsletter

January Newsletter: Happy 2013 everyone from the Imbler FFA chapter! 2012 was a great year and we hope that we will endure the same success in 2013!

We had a very busy December and participated in many different events. These events included Ag Sales and Services, Cooking Divinity with Flo, and our Christmas Caroling and Food Drive project with the Imbler FBLA Chapter.

            We have many upcoming events that members have been working diligently to prepare for. Our juniors have been finishing up their FFA Record Books and applications so that they can get their Oregon FFA State Degree. After finishing their record books, the members must prepare a slideshow on their Supervised Agricultural Experience or SAE. They must present this slideshow to the State Officers. The last part of getting the Oregon State Degree is taking a test on the FFA. Once all of these things have been completed and passed, they will then earn their State Degree at Oregon State FFA Convention.

            Another upcoming event is FFA Week. During FFA Week our chapter has many activities planned. FFA Week this year is the week of February 18 through the 22. Mark your calendars because on the 22nd we will be having our Community Breakfast to thank everyone in the community. If you want a free and delicious breakfast feel free to stop by! The breakfast will be taking place from 5-9 am so stop by! Also on the 22nd we will be holding our fun assembly! The classes compete in different competitions and at the end, we find the winning class! They will have a milk and cookies party!

 

December Newsletter

The end of December means that we almost have half of the year under our belts! We have already accomplished so much! And still have the potential to accomplish much more! The Imbler FFA Chapter would like to thank everyone this year for their support and generosity.

            In November we hold our annual Greenhand Dessert. This is a time to honor our Discovery, Greenhand and Chapter Degree recipients. This year’s Discovery Recipients were Hailey Bingaman, Aspen Birkmaier, Christopher Breshears, Willie Camp, Tristan Hays, Jordan Teeter, Taylor Lane, Trinity Mckaig, Makenna Parsons, Trayse Riggle, Lexee Robertson, Katelyn Stirewalt, Briel Teem, and Marshal Whitaker.

            This year’s Greenhands Recipients were Tyler Bales, Aaron Burnell, Amanda Feik, Zachary Harrison, Anu Kanoho, Treynae Kincade, Drake Lannon, Madalyn Moore, Mathew Ortmann, Hailee Patterson, Garrett Ryan, Rachel Sauer, Calvin Shaffer, Tyler Tandy, Veronica Teem, Trace Vancleave, Whitney Wilber, and Sean Wiley.

            This year’s Chapter Degree Recipients were Emma Bowers, Jake Campbell, Kelsee Carlsen, Wyatt Christensen, Gary Combe, Clayton Cunningham, Ellissa Durning, Charlotte Gerber, Reed Graves, Joe Griffin, Hannah Haefer, Ryan Howell, Austin Insko, Rustin McDonald Klint Porter, Shania Ryan, and Dyllan Ulrich. Congratulations to everyone who got a degree!

            On December 5 our FFA Chapter teamed up with Imbler FBLA and went around the community singing songs, and collecting canned food for the less fortunate! Thank you to Bill Teeter for letting us use his trailer to haul our members around and to make this night a huge success! Another fundraiser that we participated in was the “Giving Tree” in the lobby with a tag on it with the age and sex of child so that you could donate a present! New this year onto the tree was green tags with animal supplies that could be donated to the local animal shelter. Thank you to everyone who donated and made this project happen!

Just A Few Reminders:

  •  If you are getting your State Degree PLEASE STUDY!
  • If you are competing in a speaking CDE please be working on your speech!

 

 

 November Newsletter Our annual Hog Raffle fundraiser ended on October 19, with 4 people being drawn, and each winning half of a hog. This year’s lucky winners were Anna Patterson, Lori Walker, Dr. Holecek, and Deena McFetridge. Congrats to everyone who won, and thank you to everyone who helped support our chapter!

            Another huge event that takes place in the month of October is National Convention. The members that went on this exploration from Imbler, Oregon all the way to Indianapolis, Indiana were Ellissa Durning, Hannah Bingaman, and Remington Frazier. This trip is a lot of fun because those who attend get to visit many cool spots, and experience things that truly are once in a lifetime. Some of the places they visited are the Indianapolis Zoo, National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Horse Park, and Churchill Downs. The trip was not just all visiting places though. The theme of this year’s convention was “Grow” and the convention encouraged FFA Members to grow as people, and as leaders. There were many fun sessions to attend, with some of the best key note speakers in the country! There also was an awesome concert! The trip was life changing for everyone that went, and they came home with a new outlook and attitude, ready to share their experience!

            Another major fundraiser that just finished up was the annual Cider Press. After a week of pressing and making over 380 gallons of cider, we knew that this fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you supporting our chapter by purchasing cider, and fruit! Also thanks to everyone who supported our Community 101 Program, a dollar from every gallon of cider sold was put into our grant fund.

 

 

October Newsletter

 With part of our fall schedule in the books, the team can look back and breathe a sigh of relief that one of the busiest months of the year is over. October held many events from Soils, to Leadership Camp, to the Cider Press. The month of October has kept the team on their toes. The first event of the school year was Eastern Oregon District Soils, and State Soils, both of which were held in Joseph. We came back with a second place finish in our district, and a sixteenth place in the state! Riley Merrigan was the high point on our team. Congratulations judgers!

            The next activity that our chapter participated in was District Leadership Camp, and rituals. For having the most officers out of any of the teams there, and adding 3 new offices to the team, everyone performed very well! Both the Greenhand, and Advanced teams brought home first place. For the Greenhand team, Hailee Patterson got the award for top president, Rachel Sauer won the award for top junior advisor, and Treynae Shaffer won top historian. For the Advanced team Riley Merrigan won top president, Danika McIntosh won top secretary, Hannah Bingaman won top Treasurer, Eli Bowers won top Reporter, Jacey Teeter won top sentinel, and Rikki Griffin won top junior advisor, and Emily Bingaman won top Media Specialist.

            One of our annual fundraisers that takes place during October is the hog raffle, Everyone member is required to sell $50 dollars worth of tickets, and the winner receives half of a hog. Thank you to everyone who supported our chapter, and bought tickets! Some of our members just got back from the 85th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is an amazing experience that members get a chance to partake in, and everyone had a blast!

            If you have any questions about any upcoming event, feel free to contact an officer or Mr. Cant!

 

             

The 2012-2013 Greenhand and Chapter Officers at District Leadership Camp! 

 September Newsletter

 Our annual Hog Raffle fundraiser ended on October 19, with 4 people being drawn, and each winning half of a hog. This year’s lucky winners were Anna Patterson, Lori Walker, Dr. Holecek, and Deena McFetridge. Congrats to everyone who won, and thank you to everyone who helped support our chapter!

            Another huge event that takes place in the month of October is National Convention. The members that went on this exploration from Imbler, Oregon all the way to Indianapolis, Indiana were Ellissa Durning, Hannah Bingaman, and Remington Frazier. This trip is a lot of fun because those who attend get to visit many cool spots, and experience things that truly are once in a lifetime. Some of the places they visited are the Indianapolis Zoo, National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Horse Park, and Churchill Downs. The trip was not just all visiting places though. The theme of this year’s convention was “Grow” and the convention encouraged FFA Members to grow as people, and as leaders. There were many fun sessions to attend, with some of the best key note speakers in the country! There also was an awesome concert! The trip was life changing for everyone that went, and they came home with a new outlook and attitude, ready to share their experience!

            Another major fundraiser that just finished up was the annual Cider Press. After a week of pressing and making over 380 gallons of cider, we knew that this fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you supporting our chapter by purchasing cider, and fruit! Also thanks to everyone who supported our Community 101 Program, a dollar from every gallon of cider sold was put into our grant fund.