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Teachers,

Before you leave school for the summer, please take time to think about
getting next year started on the right track with Chapter Officer
Leadership Training 2015. COLT is a great way to provide quality training
for your local officers and jump start their year of service. The
conference will be facilitated by professional speaker, Mr. Rhett Laubach,
and the 2015-2016 State FFA Officer team. Teams will be encouraged to set
goals, interact with other chapters to gain new ideas, and work with
advisors to plan their Program of Activities. Officers will also be
empowered to take on their role as chapter leaders and bond together as a
team.  This summer, we are offering two, 3-day, “retreat style” COLT
Conferences in July that are open to any chapter in the state.



*COLT - BLUE*

*July 13-15, 2015*

*Price: $75 *- Includes lodging Monday and Tuesday night, meals (Monday
lunch through Wednesday breakfast), and conference materials (t-shirt,
official FFA manual, etc.)

*Early Registration option: $90*----Includes everything listed above plus
Sunday lodging and Monday breakfast. This option is a great way to get in
some extra team time!



*COLT - GOLD*

*July 15-17, 2015*

*Price: $75 *- Includes lodging Wednesday and Thursday night, meals
(Wednesday lunch through Friday breakfast), and conference materials
(t-shirt, official FFA manual, etc.)

Early registration is not available for GOLD.



Both sessions will offer similar content and activities. See the attached
tentative schedule to learn more. Everyone in attendance should bring the
following items:

    - Medical Authorization/ Conduct Form
      - Linens, pillows, towels, personal articles
      - Appropriate casual clothing
      - Appropriate clothing for water activities and mud course
      - Official FFA Dress
      - Closed-toed shoes
      - Calendar/planner and other chapter materials needed for team time

Please mark your calendars for COLT and *completely fill out the
registration form (attached) for the conference and return it with a $40
non-refundable per person deposit by June 12, 2015*. In an effort to offer
quality conferences, we will limit the size of each conference to 225
chapter officers. Registration will be accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis. Final payment will be due on-site at registration. *No
refunds will be issued.* Please keep this policy in mind as you request
checks for the final payment due at registration. There will be no
lodging/meals cost for non-advisor chaperones. *Chapters are encouraged to
bring a chaperone for each gender and have a ratio of one adult per 10
students.* As always, there is no cost for bus drivers. T-shirts for bus
drivers and chaperones are $10 each.

Again this year, we will host an Opening Ceremonies contest. A middle
school and high school winner will be selected. Chapters are not required
to participate. The outstanding individuals chosen in the Opening
Ceremonies contest will conduct the opening ceremonies at the banquet. More
information will be available to chapters that register for COLT.



Chapter Officer Leadership Training is a great opportunity for you and your
chapter officers to come together and plan a successful year for your FFA
Chapter. If you have any questions concerning the 2015 COLT Conference,
please do not hesitate to call me at (706) 552-4457. Have a great summer!


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