On Saturday September 20, 2014 the Gillett FFA cleaned Highway 22. We cleaned to make the sides of the highway safer and cleaner for the environment. The members who helped (L-R) are Mark Vorpahl, Kalea Britton, Elizabeth Kahler, Hanna Brock, Ashley Britton, Jerika Heroux, and Jacob Timm. Also assisting were Vicky Britton, Dana Kahler, and FFA Advisor, Kellie Claflin.
Written by Evan Rank, Gillett FFA Reporter
Kalea Britton, Hanna Brock, Evan Rank, and Jacob Timm, of the Gillett FFA Chapter attended the Sectional Leadership Workshop Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Oconto Falls High School in Oconto Falls Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin FFA Sectional Leadership Workshop is designed to prepare local FFA chapter officers and members both in high school and middle school for leadership roles in their school district for the upcoming year. It also informs each chapter of the new programs available to all FFA members and allows the officers to exchange ideas with other FFA chapters in their area. The 2014-2015 State FFA Officer Team planned and conducted this workshop to encourage the participants to develop their leadership potential, to challenge them to set personal and chapter goals for the year and to motivate the students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them through the FFA. The 2014 theme was “3-2-1 ACTION!!!”. Members left ready to promote FFA, agricultural education and agriculture in their schools and communities. FFA advisors also participated in a workshop that helped inform them about FFA opportunities for the school year.
“This workshop is a great way to prepare FFA members for their role as an active member in their local chapter as well as those that serve as chapter officers,” says Cheryl Zimmerman, Wisconsin FFA Executive Director. “These sessions get students excited about leadership and all the opportunities that they can participate in through the FFA organization. It helps them discover their potential in their local FFA chapters and how they can put their leadership into action.”
This year Steven Brockshus, National FFA Central Region Vice President from Sibley, Iowa conducted a workshop to get FFA members motivated for the coming year and challenged them to get involved in the many opportunities FFA has to offer.
There are ten Sectional Leadership Workshops held throughout Wisconsin. Over 2,000 FFA members and advisors from 250 FFA chapters will participate in these workshops. The workshops are sponsored through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation Leadership Partner Program.
The Wisconsin Association of FFA is comprised of over 250 local chapters with over 19,000 members. FFA activities and award programs complement instruction in agriculture education by giving students practical experience in the application of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to develop its members potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The Gillett FFA Alumni helped pay for the cost of the new jackets for the Gillett FFA 2014-2015 officer team. The donation was greatly appreciated by the officers. They are also very appreciative of the support of the alumni of the entire FFA Chapter.
The 2014-2015 Gillett FFA Officer Team (back row) Jacob Timm, President; Evan Rank, Reporter; Thomas Nauke, Secretary. (Front Row) Morgan Lisowe, Treasurer; Hanna Brock, Vice President.