Fellow Agriculture Teachers,
I hope your beginning of the 2010 year
has been great and that you are ready to continue making a positive difference
in the lives of so many students. I never want it to be forgotten that
I am truly thankful for the work you do each and every day. It is a great
honor to be associated with agricultural education in Georgia.
As you know, the mid winter teachers
conference is scheduled for next week (January 14 & 15). Hopefully
each of you have made plans to participate and realize the importance of
this meeting. The GVATA Board of Directors have worked hard to put together
an exciting agenda with some new activities that you should really enjoy.
Let me take a moment to encourage you to be in attendance during the FFA
Alumni -- AG. Teacher Hall of Fame Ceremony. As a profession, we should
take advantage of every opportunity to honor those that have been dedicated
so much to our "way of life".
Please take a moment to complete the
attached document and return it to your region office so that we can provide
the camp with a count of those needing lodging and planning to be at the
Hall of Fame dinner. I realize it is short notice, but please try to complete
this by the end of the day on Thurday, January 7th.
Please let me know if I can ever help you in any way and again, THANK-YOU
for making a positive difference in agricultural education and in the lives
John (Chip) Bridges
Program Manager, Agricultural Education
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
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