A FFA officer position is a great show of your leadership skills and initiative to serve others. Here are the important details to know regarding running for an officer position.
- A completed application AND resume are due on April 29 to Ms. Claflin at the end of the school day. Example resumes are available from Ms. Claflin.
- Please create a 1-page 8.5×11 biography sheet to turn in with your application. These will be shared with the nominating committee and chapter members by placing on the wall outside the Ag room. It should include the following:
- Your name
- Your current grade
- A picture of yourself
- Answers to the following questions:
- Why I want to serve as a Gillett FFA Officer?
- Why do you think others should join FFA?
- Favorite FFA memory?
- Other sports, extracurricular activities, jobs?
- What is your Supervised Agricultural Experience program?
- If you could be any piece of farm equipment, what would you be and why?
- After you submit your materials, you will be interviewed by a nominating committee consisting of FFA Alumni members and retiring officers on a date to be determined. This is an approximately 10-minute interview that lets the committee get to know you better. You need official dress for this.
- You will find out if you received an officer position prior to the FFA banquet. However, the positions of the new officer team will be a surprise until revealed at the banquet on May 20.
- Applications/resume/posters due to Ms. Claflin – April 29
- Chapter voting – May 2-6 (it will be a blind ballot, but each member has to give Ms. Claflin their ballots in a sealed envelope and check-in to prevent multiple ballots per member)
- Interviews with nominating committee – TBD
- Results of election process – Week prior to banquet
- Announcement of officers – May 20 at banquet
Please ask Ms. Claflin if you have any questions! Good luck!
For FFA members that were active all 4 years of high school, please check out the Gillett FFA Alumni Scholarship.
Application is due Friday April 22nd, 2016. Please hand them into Ms. Claflin no later than 3:15 on Friday.
MAQA training scheduled for Saturday, April 30 – Washington Middle School, Oconto Falls, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Registration is due by April 15th. You can register by calling the Oconto County UW-Extension Office (920) 834-6845. Space is limited!
o The Swine &Sheep Projects Weigh-in for 2016 County Fair will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Oconto County Fairgrounds in Gillett from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Engebretsen at 715.373.3799.
Serving as Fairest is a wonderful and extremely rewarding experience. The contestant chosen as Oconto County Fairest of the Fair will not only serve as hostess of the 2016 Fair, but will also work with the Fair Board and the Junior Fairest of the Fair to promote the fair throughout the year by attending various community events.
The contest will be held on Saturday, April 9th at the Gillett High School. The day will begin with individual interviews, lunch with the judges; group interviews, a reception open to friends, family, and sponsors, and will conclude with judging and questions on stage, also open to the public. The contest is open to legal residents of Oconto County who have been a resident for at least one year or are from a neighboring county and the majority of their school and fair activities are performed in Oconto County.
Please see Ms. Claflin or the applications below for more information.
Mark your calendars…
The Beef Project Weigh-in for 2016 County Fair will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Oconto County Fairgrounds in Gillett from10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. If in case of inclement weather on March 19, weigh-in will be held on Sunday, March 20 at the Oconto County Fairgrounds in Gillett from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
The Swine/Sheep/Goat Projects Weigh-in for 2016 County Fair will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Oconto County Fairgrounds in Gillett from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Oconto County Fair Youth Livestock Project committee members and all junior fair beef, swine, and sheep project members/families are invited to meet Monday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gillett Public Library meeting room. (Meeting room is in the former BMO Bank building next to the library.) The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from exhibitor families in these three departments in preparation for developing a two-year premium book for the 2016 and 2017 fairs. Input is invited on exhibit classes to add, change, or delete, general and department rules and requirements. Input received will be considered by the fair board, which must approve changes. If unable to participate in this meeting, suggestions can be forwarded before January 25 to Ken Harter at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to him at Oconto County Fair, PO Box 6, Oconto Falls, WI 54154. The schedule and preliminary planning for the Performance Project weigh-on will be set at this time. For further questions on this meeting, please contact Ken Harter (920)-846-2046.
For students who are planning on showing animals at the fair and need to attend a MAQA training: Just a reminder a MAQA session will be held this Saturday, January 9th at Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls starting at 8am. Seating is limited and you should reserve your spot if you are planning to attend. Please see Ms. Claflin for more details.