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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  6/2/2020 6:02:00 PM  
     
 

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****TOP PRIORITY**** AND ****NEW Information****

  1. FFA Convention Business Session & Elections Updates

  2. Virtual Livestock Registration Now Live


  1. FFA Convention Business Session & Elections Updates

In order for your delegates to be as informed as they possibly can be prior to the Business Session that begins at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, please be sure to have them review the following information: 

Illinois FFA Constitution

FFA Board Chair Proposal - Due to conflict of interest risk cited by ISBE, the following changes are being proposed to the Illinois Association FFA Constitution: 
Proposed Motion: 

  • Article XI, Section B. 

  • Adult Board 1. 

  • The official governing body of the organization, which shall exercise the powers granted in Public Law 105-225 (formerly 81-740), shall be an Illinois FFA Board of (adult) Directors composed of:

    •  a. STRIKE: The consultant for agricultural education, Illinois State Board of Education, serving as the State FFA Advisor, who shall act as chairperson; and 

    • b. one consultant in agricultural education; Illinois State Board of Education; and 

    • c. one agriculture teacher educator; and

    • d. five local FFA chapter advisors, one from each district.

    • ADD: e.  The Chair would be nominated and approved from the adult board of the current structure.  Chair would have full discussion and voting rights. Chair can be any one of the qualified adult representatives on the FFA Board.  

    • Action required - final proposal must be voted on by the delegate body in attendance at the 92nd Annual Illinois FFA Convention on June 9, 2020.

    • Ex-officio members of the Illinois FFA Board of Directors shall be the STRIKE: FFA Executive Secretary and the Treasurer of the Illinois FFA Foundation Board of Trustees.  AMEND TO:  FFA Center Executive Staff and State FFA Advisor. 


Reminder of the schedule for delegate participation in the State FFA Convention Business & Elections Sessions:

Practice - Monday, June 8, 2020 @ 1pm

Business Session - Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @1pm

Elections Session - Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 5pm

Once all delegates have been registered by Sunday, May 31, 2020 an email will be sent to all delegates according to emails submitted during the registration process including instructions for joining the meetings. Copies of these emails will go to advisors to share with delegates in the cases of school accounts blocking external emails.

The business sessions are planned on a Zoom platform to allow delegates to both view presentations/speeches and engage in discussion via the chat function. As a reminder, the voting process will take place on a separate TurningTechnologies app or web browser, so ideally students would have two separate devices (click here to view listserv with previous FAQ regarding the voting platform).

The initial plan is to take the first ~30 minutes from each scheduled start time to process admitting delegates to the meeting and working through a roll call procedure. Final details regarding this process will be sent in the email to delegates and advisors after delegate registration closes.

  1. Virtual Livestock Registration Now Live

Click here to register for the 2020 Illinois Virtual Livestock CDE. Code: nbqp

The contest will remain open from 8 am tomorrow (June 3)  until 5 pm on Sunday (June 7).

Click here to view previous listserv with more information regarding other virtual contests.


**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

CONVENTION Information:

Illinois FFA Convention - 1st Business Session - Proposed Constitutional Amendment

  • Business Session will be conducted virtually on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

    • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.

  • Click here to view the Virtual Convention Agenda 

  • Elections

    • Conducted virtually on Thursday, June 11, 2020.  

    •  Candidates for 2020 -2021 Illinois FFA Major State Officer 

  • State & American FFA Degrees

    • Click here to submit photos of degree recipients in Official Dress and with their SAEs no later than June 1, 2020.

  • National Chapter Award Winners

    • Please click here to submit those photos no later than June 1, 2020.

IAVAT:

Virtual CDE Registrations

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

IAVAT Service Awards

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center

IAVAT Virtual Trivia Night information

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center

IAVAT Conference Timeline

  • Click here to view the most recent listserv with the conference plans

IAVAT Conference and CDE Updates

  • Click here to view the most recent listserv with these updates

IAVAT Board Updates

  • Click here to view the listserv with CDE Updates

Virtual Contest Opportunities

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center

Membership Memos

  • Please complete this form if you would like to notify the Illinois FFA Center about an event in the lives of someone in our FFA Family. 

2020 - 2021 Illinois FFA CDE Schedule 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

IACCAI:  

  • Officers - Jeff Landers, JJC - President, Brian Clement, College of Dupage - Vice President, Doug Robb, WVCC - Treasurer, Jess Smithers, Richland - Secretary, Pete Fandel, ICC - Past President

  • 2020 Conference = October 8-9, 2020 in Joliet

PAS: 

  • Recent name change from Post-Secondary Ag Students to Professional Ag Students

  • Officers - President - Gwen Heimerdinger, 1st Vice-President - Ryan Reeverts, 2nd Vice-President - Rob Janssen, 3rd Vice-President - Mazi Walker

Illinois FFA:

 2020 Illinois FFA Honorary State FFA Degree Recipients

Census Grant - Click here for Census Contract Info 

State Proficiency Winners

Gratitude Time - Click here for a google form where you can send a "Note of Thanks" card to anyone who has impacted your life! 

Operation Rising Sun

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA State FFA Degree Approved Candidates

  • Click here to view the list of 2020 Illinois FFA State FFA Degree Approved Candidates

2020 Illinois FFA American FFA Degree Illinois Approved Candidates

  • Click here to view the list of 2020 Illinois FFA Candidates to be recommended for the American FFA Degree

Cards Vs. Cubs, Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

January 2020 Newsletter

  • Click here to view the latest Winter Edition Illinois Association FFA Newsletter 

Illinois FFA Convention - 1st Business Session - Proposed Constitutional Amendment

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center. 

Eldon Witt Scholarship Application - DUE May 15

Illinois FFA Board Updates

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Winter 2019 Illinois FFA Newsletter

  • Click here to view the 2019 Winter Illinois FFA Newsletter

Fall 2019 Illinois FFA Newsletter

  • Click here to view the 2019 Fall Illinois FFA Newsletter  

Trading Post for 2019 - 2020

Lock Box Practicums and Activities

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

FFA Board August Updates

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

 2020 Illinois FFA State Convention Hotel Block Open

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters:

Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Raffle postponed and Scholarship updates

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction Update 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Alumni Auction - Chapter Baskets

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Center:

Illinois FFA Center Hours & Updates 

WE ARE OPEN - However, all staff will be in the office on a rotational basis keeping our number of those gathered in one set location under 10 through Phase 3 protocol.  We thank you for your continued patience as we work through this schedule and are staffed on a limited basis.  

Celebrate our Staff - Tammy Yard, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since April 30, 2007

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center

Illinois FFA Center Survey

  • PLEASE Click here to complete a survey that will provide guidance and direction for the Illinois FFA Center and State Staff.

Ag Ed/FFA State Chats

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center

John Edgar Named SIUC College of Ag Outstanding Early Career Alumni

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Interns for Summer 2020 & Bill Johnson Legislative Intern

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Office Closings:  

  • July 3, 2020

Illinois Foundation FFA:

Illinois Foundation FFA April Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA March 13, 2020 Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA February 14, 2020 Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA January 28, 2020 Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA January Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA December Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA November Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2019 - 2020 Local Collection Drive Kickoff Listserv 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2018 - 2019 Illinois Foundation FFA Report 

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

Illinois Corn Marketing Boards Supports Your Local Chapter

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2020 GROWMARK Essay Contest Results

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

National FFA:

National FFA Updates

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • June 9  - Virtual Business Session of the Illinois FFA State Convention 

  • June 10 - Stars Over Illinois FFA - Presented Virtually

  • June 11 - Virtual Elections of the 2020-2021 Illinois FFA State Officer Team

  • June 15 - IAVAT Board Meeting & Section Chairs Meeting

  • June 16 - Illinois FFA State Public Speaking LDE - virtually 

  • June 16 - 18 - IAVAT Conference

  • July 3 - FFA Center Closed - 4th of July HOLIDAY

  • July 13 - 17 - Virtual Presentation of Illinois FFA State Degrees

  • July 20 - 23 - Illinois FFA Virtual State Convention


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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Email: mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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