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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/10/2020 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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2020 Chapter Visits

The ilaged  Youtube Channel has the 2020 Pre-recorded Chapter Visits Presentations.  Please Click here to sign up for a time to have your FFA Chapter do a “Meet & Greet” with a major.  

Click here to view the 2020 Chapter Visits Reflection Questions.  

Click here for the pdf fillable 2020 -2021 Goal Card. 

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Congratulate & Celebrate our Staff - Lori Nelson, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since November 16, 2001

  2.  Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Tomorrow, November 11, 2020 for Veterans Day

  3. Illinois FFA Center Student Worker 

  1. Congratulate & Celebrate our Staff - Lori Nelson, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since November 16, 2001

Happy to announce that Lori Nelson, Illinois FFA Center Office manager, married Rusty Copsy on Saturday, November 7, 2020.  Lori will be changing her name to Lori Copsy and her email address will adjust to that as well.  

Help us CONGRATULATE Lori and Rusty, all our very best wishes for a lifetime of health and happiness!  

Lori (Nelson) Copsy began working at the Illinois FFA Center in the fall of 2001 and is serving as the Illinois FFA Center Office Manager. Lori is a graduate of Black Hawk East College, Galva, IL, with a degree in Equine Science, and worked for many years in the Standardbred breeding industry with her late husband, Richard. Lori coordinates the FFA Center facility scheduling and manages building upkeep and maintenance. She works with the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers and Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors membership. She also works with Career Development Events, Leadership Development Events, awards and recognition, and the Professional Agriculture Students Organization Conference in the Equine Specialist area. Lori has a son, Zach, who works in the plumbing field.

The Illinois FFA Center is celebrating 19 years of Lori (Nelson) Copsy, next Monday, November 16, 2020.  Help us celebrate Lori too! Drop her a note, an email, a text, or a Facebook message, let her know how much she is valued by our Illinois Agricultural Education and FFA family!

  1.  Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Tomorrow, November 11, 2020 for Veterans Day

  2. Illinois FFA Center Student Worker 

Illinois FFA Center

2020-2021 Student Worker Position

Job Summary:

This position is to provide assistance and support for the activities of the Illinois FFA Center including but not limited to the Illinois Association FFA, Illinois Foundation FFA, Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT), Post-Secondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS), Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) and Illinois FFA Alumni.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform the mental and physical demands of the position

  • Dependable attendance and punctuality

  • Team  player with the ability to work, independently in a frequently changing environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Interact and work with a diverse group of internal/external people

  • Effectively prioritize, organize, use time-management skills and be adept at multi-tasking

  • Maintain confidentiality

Application Process:

Student worker applicants must submit the following to the Illinois FFA Center  by

Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Cover Letter

  • Current resume

  • 3 References including name, business/company, title, phone number and email address

*Open until filled

Mail information to:  Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL  62702

Email information to: mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org

A phone interview for the student worker position will be scheduled with the Illinois FFA Center Executive staff upon submission of materials.  

Supervision:

Student Worker reports to the Illinois FFA Center Executive Staff.  The Executive Director is responsible for supervision, performance review, and disciplinary actions with input from the Illinois FFA Center Executive Staff.  

Work Schedule & Compensation:

  • Start date is negotiable with preference for December-January start date

  • The student worker will set a schedule of 10 hours per week and update the Intern/Student Worker Google Calendar of the days of the week and times they will be expected at the Illinois FFA Center.

  • The student worker will be compensated at $11 per hour and paid bi-weekly.  Any out of pocket expenses incurred by the student worker for things related to the position will be reimbursed by the Illinois FFA Center.  

  • The student worker is encouraged to use the company vehicle but on occasion may have to use their personal vehicle.  Mileage will be reimbursed at $0.40 per mile.

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

Career Development Events:  

Ag Issues Clarification

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Ag Sales Product - Now Available

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

2020 Illinois FFA CDE Schedule (2021 CDE Schedule TBA)

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

IAVAT:

NAAE Special Request

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center 

IAVAT Dues/Donations

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

IAVAT Fall 2020 Professional Development Series

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

 IAVAT Committees

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

SAE Committee State Proficiency Survey - PLEASE Take a Moment to Complete

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from 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. 

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 = Click here for listserv from FFA Center to collect feedback

PAS: 

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

Illinois FFA:

 Illinois FFA Board Updates - NEW Information - MUST Read**

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center 

Leadership Training School Speeches - Click here for a document that has reflective questions that you can use with each of the Leadership Training School (LTS) speeches. 

Illinois FFA Proficiency Award Report for Spring 2021

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Opening Ceremonies 

  • The major state officers have also added FFA Opening Ceremonies for each Section featuring your Section President as the State FFA Sentinel on https://www.youtube.com/user/ILAgEd  

Illinois FFA Chapter Files

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Section CDE Registration Reminder

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

2020 National FFA Results for Agriscience, National Chapter Award and Proficiency Results

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center ~ Click Here to view the full results for all of our Illinois FFA Entries.  

Illinois FFA State Officer Team Updates 

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Tallo-AET SAE Grant Winners

  • Click here to view the listserv message about Olivia Charles, West Carroll FFA

  • Click here to view the listserv message about Dennis Wollin, South Central FFA

State Theme t-shirt, Convention t-shirts & Buttons

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

FFA Board Updates - August 2020

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

 Notes of Thanks to Virtual Convention Sponsors & Friends

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Donate to Virtual State FFA Convention

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center 

Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters:

Illinois FFA Alumni Ranger Raffle 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

Alumni Update - August 2020

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction Update 

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

Illinois FFA Center:

November 11, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center is CLOSED - Veterans Day

Illinois FFA Center Student Worker 

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

How to Pay Account Balances with a Credit Card  - For Teachers

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

November 26 - 27, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Thanksgiving

December 24, 2020 - January 4, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Winter Break

Celebrate our Staff - Patti Davis, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since August 23, 2010

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Celebrate our Staff - John Edgar, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since July 6, 2015

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center 

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 Foundation FFA:

Prairie Farms Helps Support the Illinois Foundation FFA through the Our Caps, Your Cause Program

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from Riley Duckworth

Illinois Foundation FFA October Update

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from Riley Duckworth

2019 - 2020 Illinois Foundation FFA Annual Report 

  • Click here to view the 2019 - 2020 Illinois Foundation FFA Report

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

 GROWMARK Foundation Awards FFA Jackets

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center 

HELP is NEEDED with COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

NCGA Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarships

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

National FFA:

National FFA Scholarship Application OPEN

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center 

SAE Grants Application Opens

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

National FFA Update

  • Include lots of great information about the National FFA Convention, be sure to check out the National FFA Update.  

  • National FFA Convention Schedule 

The Horizon Conference

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • November 11, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center is CLOSED - Veterans Day

  • November 16 - Celebrating 19 years of Lori Nelson at the Illinois FFA Center

  • November 19, 2020 - FFA Board Online Meeting - 3:30 pm

  • November 19, 2020 - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting - 6 to 8 pm

  • November 21, 2020 - Ag Sales -  Assigned Times - More CDEs

  • November 26 - 27, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Thanksgiving

  • December 1, 2020 - Giving Tuesday - Give to Illinois Foundation FFA via Facebook

  • December 3, 2020 - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting - 6 to 8 pm

  • December 12, 2020 - Agronomy Virtual CDE - 10 am to 2 pm - More CDEs

  • December 24, 2020 - January 4, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Winter Break

  • January 8, 2021 - IAVAT & FFA Joint Board Meeting

  • January 9, 2021 - IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting

  • January 14, 2021 - American FFA Degree Webinar for Illinois FFA members

  • January 15, 2021 - Intent to Apply for the American FFA Degree for Illinois FFA members

  • January 18, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • January 22 - 23, 2021 - Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Annual Mtg

  • February 20 - 27, 2021 - National FFA Week

  • February 25, 20221 - Give FFA Day

  • March 1, 2021 - American FFA Degree applications DUE

  • March 8, 2021 - State FFA Degree Review Day at the FFA Center

  • March 9, 2021 - American FFA Degree Review Day at the FFA Center


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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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