On Oct. 2, 2018 the second meeting of the 2018-2019. It was fun packed with pumpkin carving and lots of info about what was going on in the Templeton FFA Chapter. There was some good artist there. They also announced the goat of the month which was Matthew Bobbitt, Congratulations on that amazing achievement. If you were in attendance would know about all the fun and if you were not there come to the next meeting in November.
March 2018 we had a very fun meeting. In this meeting we talked about the results from the welding competition, sectional speaking competition, as well as the MFE and ALA conferences. Along with those activities, our officers asked questions to the crowd and if the selected individual got it correct they got to smash a whipped cream pie into either Crivello or Cerda's face. It was very fun, after the general meeting we went back to Crivello's room for a cake walk. It was very fun to watch and partake in.
On February 22, 2018, Templeton's FFA Chapter hosted a fun and exciting game night for their monthly meeting. The evening started at 6:30 where we did a potluck that included chips and salsa, pizza, and a variety of sodas.The games included at the meeting were Mario Kart and a giant Jenga set for students to compete against each other. They also had classic board games like Apples to Apples, Connect Four, and Candyland. The night was filled with laughter, and competitiveness, leaving everyone having a fun time. The meeting was held during National FFA week, so everyone was filled with FFA pride. Although, at this meeting we didn't discuss the monthly events, we had an opportunity to bond as a chapter.
On January 19 and 20 the Made For Excellence Conference and Advanced Leadership Academy brought FFA members from around the Central Coast together for a great learning opportunity and lots of fun! The Made For Excellence Conference was put on by current state officers and helped second year members with decision making and leadership skills as well as communication with others. The games and activities were extraordinarily beneficial to the members retention of knowledge. The Advanced Leadership Academy was put on by FFA alumni and helped third and fourth year members with leadership opportunities and skills. The spy theme helped members get involved and pay attention to what was being learned.
At the January meeting, we were all up at the school farm playing some games, while being social with others. There was cornhole and a roping game. All FFA members enjoyed hamburgers and refreshing water. This meeting was more of a social to have fun, enjoy the food and the games with others.
Yesterday, Templeton FFA and officers hosted a mid-winter banquet at Vineyard Elementary School MPR at approximately 6pm. As a chapter we provided a tri-tip dinner for all of the honorary guests and students. After the dinner was served FFA members from freshmen to sophomores, received they're Greenhand and Chapter Degree's. All officers and advisors presented these awards to the recipients during the award ceremony. The meeting was closed at 7:30pm by Julia Aurignac.
The November Meeting was one of the most packed meetings this year. We had a fun night with glow in the dark dodge ball, a potluck and a celebration for our Greenhands! We celebrated Greenhand week by painting the freshman's hands green the morning of the meeting and made it a competition to see who could keep the green paint on their hand the whole day! There was a table full of food that the students provided. While eating, we had a fun time socializing with different and new people. The neon dodge ball was a really fun time too! Everyone from the potluck got involved in the game!
October 28th, 2017, the THS FFA chapter put on our 1st annual tractor pull. This tractor pull gave us a great opportunity to raise money for our chapter and to learn new skills. The skills we learned during this fundraiser were how to market the tractor pull and sell tickets, we learned advertisement skills, and customer service skills. We raised over $20,000 in funding from this one event. As a chapter, we look forward to making this an annual event and getting more of our community involved! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported!
On October 12th around 20 freshman members attended the Greenhand Leadership Conference. The Greenhand Leadership Conference helps set freshman on the right path in FFA as they have the opportunity to get advice from older, more experienced FFA members. They get to meet new people from other chapters and see what they have done with their FFA time. The events that were held helped members understand what SAE and CDE projects were and pointed them in the right direction to pursue a career in agriculture. The Greenhand Leadership Conference helped members understand the true meaning of FFA. Our freshmen members were excited to get involved after the amazing and fun learning experience at GLC.
In the October meeting, we had a costume competition and a pumpkin carving contest.The costume competition consisted of all of the officers and many members, dressing up in funky outfits ranging from an old couple to and inflatable princess. There was even a Yoda! After the costume competition, the winners all received candy gift baskets. Next, we all headed down from the multi purpose room, where the meeting was held, to the wood shop where we got to carve pumpkins using our creativity into whatever we wished and a winner was chosen. All in all this meeting was a wonderful experience.