I hope you are doing well this week. The year is quickly winding down and the end is in site! I know that many of you are on break next week. I hope you have an enjoyable break and get some well deserved rest. I want to remind everyone that the Area 6 Teachers meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at Ware County Middle School and the Area 5 meeting will be Thursday, April 11 at Pelham Middle School.
Each chapter should bring two FFA members to serve as delegates for the Area Officer elections. All candidates should be in official dress and we highly recommend delegates in official dress as well.  The meetings will start promptly at 4:30. The Area 6 meeting will be held in the Ware Middle Lunchroom and the Area 5 meeting will be in the Pelham Middle Auditorium.

You will need to park in the large lot to the right of the middle school. Please keep in mind that the last bus leaves the lot at 4:05, therefore, please be mindful of this as you park. I would recommend coming after 4:05 unless you are dropping off a woodworking project. The side doors towards the rear of the school will take you into the hall leading to the lunchroom. There are two lunchrooms side by side. We will utilize one for the teachers meeting and the area officer elections will be held in the other one. Woodworking projects will be set up nearby.

The Area Teacher Meeting will be held in the Auditorium, area officer elections in the library, and wood working CDE in the cafeteria. 
Teachers should follow Hwy 93 through Pelham and turn onto Burum Street. Two parking lots are available for teachers. Woodworking projects can be unloaded at the cafeteria, which is located next to the Ag Shop. However, no vehicles will be permitted by the cafeteria from 3:00 - 3:30. Our school is in session until 3:20pm. Teachers and students should not enter the building, unless through the main office, until 3:30 pm. 

Also, for those of you in Area 5, I need to get a good "gestimate" of the number you will be bringing to the area banquet in May so that we can determine how many tables will be needed since the banquet will be held in the ABAC gym. Please look over your list of award winners and others you may want to bring and be prepared to give us an accurate estimate. 
If you have questions about woodworking projects, please see the email from Mr. Hunter for further instructions. If you have questions regarding Area Officer elections, please contact Mrs. Crick.
I look forward to seeing all of you at our meetings.

Lynn Barber, Ed.D.
South Region Agricultural Education Director
Georgia Young Farmers Executive Secretary
Georgia Department of Education
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-386-3428 (office)
912-584-8442 (cell)

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