On July 26, the Sleepy Eye FFA Officer Team held their Officer Workshop to plan out the 2018-19 year and to grow closer as a team.

On July 26, the Sleepy Eye FFA Officer Team held their Officer Workshop to plan out the 2018-19 year and to grow closer as a team. The team of 14 got down to business with the assistance of their advisors Mary Hoffmann, Nathan McMullen and summer intern Donovan Phoenix. The workshop covered many topics such as the year’s program of activities, officer duties, the chapter’s budget, and team goals.

The 2017-18 Sleepy Eye FFA officer team includes: President Cassidy Hoffmann, First Vice President Maranda Braulick, Second Vice President Macy Schenk, Secretary Paige Romberg, Treasurer Kalli Christensen, Reporter Abby Hoffmann, Reporter Cali Rossbach, Student Advisor Martina Nienhaus, Student Advisor Edwin Flores, Sentinel Emma Fischer, Historian Brittney Dittbenner, Historian Juan Cortez, Parliamentarian Isaac Huiras and Officer at Large McKenna Dockter. At the workshop, each member of the officer team selected activities to help run and organize for the year.

The team created goals based on the needs they saw in the chapter. The 2018-19 Officer Team goals include:

1. Increase the high school membership to 120 members.

2. Increase junior high membership to 45 members.

3. Boost FFA meeting attendance to at least 50 members for high school and at least 30 members for junior high.

4. Reach 2,500 hours of service for the year.

5. Do at least three officer bonding activities this year.

The FFA Officer Team also chose a theme and motto for the year. The theme is “Only Blue Will Do.” The 2018-19 Motto is “The Legacy You Leave Behind is the Life You Lead Today.”

The Officer Team also reviewed the budget—which reiterated to them the necessity of the chapter’s great sponsor program. It is because of their aid, that the chapter is able to run and provide life-altering experiences for its members. The team was especially grateful this year for donations and sponsors because of the chapter’s phenomenal success with Career Development Events.

The chapter will continue with all of their Service Programs from the previous year, such as Wee Deliver, Adopt-a-Senior, Corn Days and Party in the Park safety activities, the Kiddy Barn at the County Fair, and Farmfest farm safety booth.

Throughout the heavy business meeting, the team did many team building games and activities and closed the day with a story that reminded them of the impact they can have on all the chapter members as a leader and officer. The officers are truly excited about the upcoming year—looking to grow as leaders, serve the community, and really help influence members at the chapter level.