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Teachers,


Again this year, Georgia FFA is taking a bus trip to Washington D.C. for
the Washington Leadership Conference. WLC is the premier leadership event
offered by the National FFA Organization. It is a week of outstanding
leadership training and touring our nation’s capital. Students work with
other FFA members from across the nation and are led by a conference staff
made of former state and national FFA officers. It is an incredible
experience, and I hope you’ll encourage leaders in your chapter to attend.



The dates for the WLC bus trip are *June 15-21, 2015*. The student
conference fee is $965 and the advisor fee is $1,055. This fee covers most
meals, lodging, conference material, and bus transportation. A registration
form is attached. *All WLC registration material is due to the State FFA
Office on April 1.* A $450 deposit is due with the registration form. The
remaining balance for WLC is due to the State FFA Office by May 15. Please
make all checks payable to the Georgia FFA Association. *Do not use the Ag
Career Network to register. Please send all registration information to the
State FFA Office.*



Thanks to the Georgia FFA Foundation and its generous sponsors, several
scholarships are available. The scholarship application is attached and can
also be downloaded from the Georgia FFA website. The scholarship
application process is competitive. Priority is given to 10th and 11th
grade FFA members. Students who have previously attended WLC are not
eligible to receive scholarships. *Scholarship applications are due to your
region office on March 10.** Please have students submit a copy of the WLC
Registration Form along with their scholarship application**. *Submitting
the registration form along with the scholarship application will not
register your student for WLC. However, it will ensure that we have
registration information for scholarship recipients prior to the April 1
deadline.



In addition to scholarships, students can help raise money for the trip by
conducting fundraisers or working with sponsors, such as their local FFA
Alumni, local businesses, and other FFA supporters. A list of fundraising
ideas <https://www.ffa.org/documents/wlc_wlcconference_fundraising.pdf> is
on the Conferences page of the Georgia FFA website.



Each year, participation in the WLC bus trip has grown. There are only a
certain number of seats that we can fill on the bus. I encourage you to
send your registration information in early to secure your member’s spot.
Advisors can attend WLC as well! The conference is a great opportunity to
tour our nation’s capital and network with other teachers from Georgia and
around the country. Advisors can also earn PLU credit for attending.

Please encourage your members to attend this life-changing week of the
Washington Leadership Conference. It will be a decision they never regret.  If
you or your students are interested in more information or have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (706) 552-4457.

Thanks,
Hope

Hope H. Carter
Leadership Program Specialist
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 552-4457
Fax:  (706) 552-4458
www.georgiaffa.org