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  50th Anniversary of the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Annual Meeting and Auction  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/29/2021 3:00:00 PM  

The 50th Anniversary of the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Annual Meeting and Auctions will be held Friday, January 21, 2022 - Sunday, January 23, 2022.  We are planning an exciting event to celebrate this monumental achievement.

Our event will be held at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel (reservation link), 701 E Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701.  Hotel rooms are $102 plus tax and the room block is open until January 4, 2022.

50th Anniversary Limited Edition Gold Coins will be available for purchase for $20!


Full Conference Registration Cost - $100  (Friday Night Dinner, Saturday 3 Meals)

Single Day Registrations:

Friday Only - $50

Saturday Only (Lunch/Plated Dinner) - $50

Saturday Night Plated Dinner - $50

No Registration Cancellations Accepted after Friday, January 14, 2022.

Live/Silent/Wine & Dessert Auctions

Please complete this form if you plan on bringing or contributing a Chapter Basket and/or Dessert for the Dessert Auction.

Chapter Baskets Judging and Sale of the Baskets during the Live Auction. Initiate is the theme this year.  Best Basket wins a 2022 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Scholarship. Additional Camp Scholarships may be drawn if the chapter baskets auction raises enough money to cover these scholarships.  Please complete this form so we know how many baskets are coming.

Auction Donations - Please contact Kim Mahr at - Do you have contact information for Seed Donations or any other item(s)?  If you know ahead of time what you are bringing, please email Kim with the donation information/picture by January 10, 2022.  We would like to publicize these donations. 

New This Year - Baked Goods Auction - We are excited about adding this auction to our event, all the money that is raised will go towards a new Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters scholarship for the BUILD Conference which is a leadership conference for Juniors and Seniors in high school.  We are asking each chapter that attends to bring at least one dessert.  Please bring baked goods such as cakes, decorative cakes, pies, cookies, etc.  Get creative!!  If you are unable to attend our event, you can drop off baked goods at the Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702 by Friday, January 21st at Noon.  Please name the item Ex. Uncle Bob's Turtle Cake and complete this google form so we know how many desserts we will have for the auction.

Annual Meeting Agenda:  

Friday, January 21, 2022

4:00 p.m.  - Registration Opens

Check-in Auction Items (Please bring items to Ron Lynch as soon as you arrive at the hotel.)

6:00 p.m.  - Dinner

7:15 p.m.  - Wine & Dessert Auction (Money raised is for BUILD Conference Scholarships) 

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Casino Night with Music by Eliza Petry, Past State Officer.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

8:00 a.m.  - Registration Opens/Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  - District Caucuses

9:30 a.m. - Workshops:

  • #1 - Working with Young Ag Teachers

  • #2 - Keeping the Chapter Fresh - Round Table Discussion with the 2021 National FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Chapter Winner - Bushnell-Prairie City FFA Alumni

11:30 a.m.  - General Business Meeting/Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop/Panel - Tax Scenarios & 501c3

2:30 p.m. - Silent Auction Opens

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Speaker - Gale Cunningham, Farm Director for WYXY Classic Radio

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Break

4:30 p.m. - Awards Banquet

6:00 p.m. - Live Auction

9:00 p.m. - Music

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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