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*Georgia FFA Alumni Updates
June 2011*

·         *FFA Alumni Development Conference **Registration
*<https://register.ffa.org/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x20806abcd>
 *closes June 15!*
Join us July 20-24 in Little Rock, Arkansas!  Open to all FFA Alumni
members; this conference features networking opportunities, educational
workshops on advocacy and affiliate development, educational tours and the
sites of our host city.  Check out the conference
agenda<https://www.ffa.org/documents/alum_adc_agenda_tent.pdf>and make
sure your state is represented!  You don’t want to miss this
opportunity to fellowship with Alumni from across the country and motivate
yourself and energize your Alumni affiliate!  The conference will also
dedicate time for training state and local leaders with Administrative
Rights for the Agricultural Career Network launching in September. If you
are interested in attending then contact Stan Mitchell at
[log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]>
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·        *Webinar Series: June 9th @ 7:30 pm (ETD) – Affiliate and Member
Retention
*Join us for ideas and strategies to retain members and affiliates.
Register<https://ffaorg.webex.com/mw0306lc/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=ffaorg&nomenu=true&main_url=/mc0805lc/e.do?siteurl%3Dffaorg%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D142884057%26UID%3D0%26Host%3Dcc00242909564b46%26RG%3D1%26FrameSet%3D2>now
to participate!  Also, be sure to check out past recordings of
sessions
and view upcoming topics in the National FFA Alumni Webinar
Series<https://www.ffa.org/GetInvolved/Alumni/Pages/NationalFFAAlumniWebinars.aspx>
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·         *APPLICANTS NEEDED - Alumni Council Positions Open
*Two at-large positions on the National FFA Alumni Council will be elected
in October at National FFA Alumni Convention.  All FFA Alumni members are
eligible to run for these two positions.  To learn more about the role and
expectations of the Council and the At-Large members, click
here<https://www.ffa.org/documents/alum_council_handbook.pdf>.
Council Applications<https://www.ffa.org/documents/alum_Council_Nomination_Form.zip>are
due to National
*July 1*.  **

·         *Awards & LPS Grant Deadline Reminder
*National FFA Alumni offers awards to recognize both the work of the local
FFA Alumni affiliate or state association as well as the contributions of
individual members.  All award
applications<https://www.ffa.org/GetInvolved/Alumni/Pages/AlumniAwards.aspx>must
be postmarked to National by
*July 1.*
FFA Chapters with a nationally chartered, active FFA Alumni affiliate are
eligible to apply for $1,000 Local Program Support Grants.  The
application<https://www.ffa.org/documents/alum_aff_grant_app.zip>must
be postmarked to National by
*July 1*.**

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·        *Starting a local FFA Alumni affiliate handbook
*For those who have struggled to direct people to resources and provide
instructions on starting a new FFA Alumni affiliate, you’ll be happy to know
we’ve compiled a handbook!  This handbook can be printed or emailed to
teachers/community members interested in starting  a local FFA Alumni
affiliate.  Covering reasons to have a local FFA Alumni to steps to
organizing, it’s sure to be a useful tool!  You can find it, along with a
number of other helpful documents under the “Affiliate
Resources<https://www.ffa.org/GetInvolved/Alumni/Pages/AlumniAffiliateResources.aspx>”
section at www.ffa.org/alumni.


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·         *Reminder to register leaders for Admin Rights in ACN – NEED
EVERYONE’S ASSISTANCE TO COMPLETE!
*In preparation for the move to online membership in September as part of
the new Agricultural Career Network (ACN)we need information from you!  If
your local FFA Alumni affiliate has not submitted the information below,
please do so as soon as possible.  Questions regarding the move to online
membership and ACN can be directed to Amber Smyer at [log in to unmask] or
317/802-4294.**

o   Register your *Local* FFA Alumni Affiliate Membership Contacts for
Administrative Rights
here<http://www.measurelearning.org/perception5/open.php?session=1573948912224396&name=anon&group=alumni>
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·         *Feature your FFA Alumni on the national
**blog*<http://ffaalumni.blogspot.com/>
*!
*The National FFA Alumni is always looking for stories to feature on our
blog.  If you want to feature an event/program/activity that your local or
state FFA Alumni conducts or recognize outstanding Alumni members for their
service or achievements, submit a short write-up (up to 300 words) along
with a photo to Lucy Whitehead at [log in to unmask] **

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Georgia FFA Alumni Association
201 Four Towers - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-552-4461
Fax: 706-552-4462
Email: [log in to unmask]
Website: www.ffaalumni.org

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