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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/9/2023 9:25:00 AM  

Thanks for the heads up this morning that for many of you the bottom of this morning’s listserv was jumbled letters and numbers, I am not sure what happened there, I am sorry for the confusion.  Please see those last two items in the listserv posted today.  If you click here it does look complete on the website.  

11.  Illinois FFA License Plate - Information you have been waiting for!!

Let’s DO THIS – Illinois FFA Has to get 2,000 applications for the Illinois FFA Specialty Decal for your License Plate

Specialty universal decals are authorized by Illinois statute with the primary goal of raising funds for a specific organization(s), in our case Illinois Foundation FFA. The decals are available to the public and are not awarded based on specific qualifying criteria. The Secretary of State’s office will begin production of a new specialty decal category AFTER receiving 2,000 requests and $10.00 deposits for the decal.  The $10.00 non-refundable specialty license decals fee must accompany each plate request. The fee will be deposited into the special fund as designated by statute regardless of whether or not the decals are produced. The design of the decal has been submitted by the Illinois FFA and has been approved by the Office of the Secretary of State. Please see more information here, as well as the administrative rule for Universal Plate Decal guidelines. 

We need  2,000 Illinois FFA supporters to come together to apply for the new Specialty Illinois FFA License Plate Decal, hoping to raise over $20,000 to support Illinois FFA and ensure the decal will be commissioned!  Now there is a fun and easy way that you can support Illinois FFA members, purchase a new “Universal Specialty” plate with an Illinois FFA decal through the Secretary of State’s office.  The decal will be commissioned ONLY if we have at least 2000 applicants.  After we hit the 2000 required requests along with the $10.00 deposit, then you will receive a letter from the Secretary of State’s Office along with a license plate transfer application. You will have the opportunity to purchase the Universal Specialty Plate and Illinois FFA decal then.  There will be an additional $29.00 fee for the new plate the first year for the Specialty plate and an additional $25.00 for the Illinois FFA decal every year along with your registration costs.  Funds from the decal will go to the Illinois Foundation FFA to support Illinois FFA members and programming throughout our state. 

You can still apply for your decal in three easy steps:

  1. Download and print this form.

  2. Fill the form out, including “Illinois FFA” for “Name of Specialty Plate Being Requested”

  3. Send the form in to the Secretary of State’s office with $10 via check (recommended) or cash.  

Secretary of State

Vehicle Services Department                                                                                        

501 S. Second St., Room 520                                                                             

Springfield, IL 62756 - 5100

12.  2023 Illinois FFA Chapter President Awards Sponsored by Illinois Farm Bureau

Congratulations to these Outstanding Chapter Presidents!  Click here to view all President application results, sponsored by Illinois Farm Bureau.  Chapter Presidents will be recognized at the 95th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention during the 1st General Session that begins at 1:00 p.m.  Click here to view the 2023 Illinois FFA State Convention agenda. 

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