Perspective, Growth, Inspiration, and Friendship. These were the words used to describe the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo. On October 30th the Templeton FFA officer team (Dean Hill, Abbey Brady, Cody Kuster, Katy Simonin, Alic Aurignac, and Shane Brennan) and two senior members (Jessica Welcher and JoEllen Wall) left for Indianapolis. The National FFA Convention and Expo is a conference where young men and women from across the nation get the opportunity to improve their leadership skills and communicate with, "people from all over [the United States], and experience multiple dialects and cultures from different states'' said Shane, our chapter and sectional Sentinel. Attendees visited historical monuments and attractions, and listened to inspirational speakers and the retiring address of our National President Luke O’Leary. National Convention not only helped improve leadership, but also helped to inspire our officer team. Alic our chapter Reporter and sectional Vice President said, Luke O'Leary's retiring address, "spoke to me on a personal level", and ,"inspired me to be the same leader and friend both in and out of the [FFA] jacket". Our leaders came home with valuable skills and a new perspective on, "how big the FFA community is" remarked Katy Simonin ,our chapter and sectional Treasurer, and, "how the blue jacket represents family. You can walk up to a complete stranger and talk like you've known them for years" said Jessica, a senior FFA member. Lastly, our Templeton officer team and members were able to make unforgettable memories and an everlasting bond. Join us at the next National Convention and help "Turn Indi Blue"!
Yesterday evening we had our 3rd annual Tractor Pull at the Chesebrough Farm. We had hundreds of people from our community come out to support our organization through our biggest fundraiser of the year. All of the proceeds go towards improving our CDE teams and our FFA chapter. We want to especially thank Bob and Donna Chesebrough for continuing to let use use their facilities and supporting the local FFA chapter. Thank you to all who were in attendance yesterday!
On, October 12-13, 7 FFA member from the Templeton FFA Chapter attended the Regional Leadership conference where over 275 other students, all involved in the FFA, united at the 2019 South Coast Region FFA, chapter officer Leadership conference in Hollister, California. The FFA is an organization that promotes premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, and this is exactly what everyone who attended this two-day event gained. At this annual event, students attended various workshops, which serve to encourage and motivate these leaders to return to their schools with a new outlook on life and a positive attitude with their new ideas.
October 10th-11th we had FFA State Treasurer Kayla Zalesny and FFA State Secretary Lindsey Swall visit our chapter! Our Officer team took them to witness the world champion Puffball game between the Juniors and Seniors on Wednesday. And on Thursday we got to witness them teach us about the road of life and how important it is to work hard! Thank you to all who went to their workshop and Kayla and Lindsey for visiting our chapter!
This months FFA meeting was extra festive! We listened to reports about both past and upcoming events. We got in the Halloween spirit by carving pumpkins and gave awards for the best overall, most creative, and most agricultural. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who participated. We hope to see you next month at our Fall Banquet!
At the September meeting we talked about SOLC, GLC and other upcoming events. We announced the GOAT of the month, Jason Estrada, then broke for games and snacks. Members had fun playing Giant Jenga, corn hole, tic-tac-toe, and an assortment of video and board games. Thank you to all the members who had fun with us at game night, see you at the next meeting!
At Ag Info Night this year we had our incoming parents learn more about what FFA has to offer for our freshman and 1st year members. All members were encourage to get to know each other while working together to get through our obstacle course. We finished the night off with a BBQ and music social. Thank you to all the members who joined us in celebrating the start of the new school year!
Hello everyone and welcome back to school! Templeton FFA truly welcomes all of THS to the 2019-2020 school year! This years FFA Theme is Rise Up. We hope to inspire all students to rise up to new challenges and rise up to the occasion inside and out of the FFA. We would like to invite parents and students to our Ag Info Night September 5th at 6pm in the Gym. See you all there and have a great school year!
This past weekend, October 13th-14th, your Templeton FFA chapter officers and other FFA members attended COLC. Not only did we get to bond as a team and chapter, but we met many new friends from all over the South Coast Region. We had several leadership workshops that taught us the key skills that officers should have in order to lead their chapter in the right direction. Overall this was an amazing experience that led our chapter to so many new and amazing opportunities.
The second annual Tractor Pull was extremely successful. There were over 1500 attendees, and everyone enjoyed it! We couldn't have asked for a better turn out! The food sold well as well as the apparel. All of the tractors that were entered in were absolutely amazing! Thank you to all the sponsors, we couldn’t have done it without you all!