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Georgia FFA Alumni Summer 2018 Newsletter
Georgia FFA Alumni Awards
The Georgia FFA Alumni Association presented several awards to members and local alumni affiliates during the Georgia FFA State Convention in April. Congratulations to all award winners!
Georgia FFA Alumni Basket Winners
1st - Rutland Middle FFA Alumni
2nd - Sonoraville FFA Alumni
3rd - Stephens County FFA Alumni
Georgia FFA Basket Winners
1st - Rutland Middle FFA
2nd - Miller County FFA
3rd - East Jackson High FFA
Georgia FFA Alumni Display Contest Winners
1st - Etowah FFA Alumni
2nd - Rutland Middle FFA Alumni
3rd - East Jackson FFA Alumni
Georgia FFA Alumni Food Drive Winners
1st - Sonoraville FFA Alumni
2nd - Etowah FFA Alumni
3rd - Gordan Lee FFA Alumni
Outstanding FFA Alumni Chapter
Sonoraville FFA Alumni
Outstanding FFA Alumni Achievement Award
Cynthia Ravenscraft
Etowah FFA Alumni
Outstanding Agriculture Educator Award
Sara Clark
Sonoraville FFA Alumni
Keith Holmes, past president of the Georgia FFA Alumni, presents the retiring president's plaque to Jim East, 2017-2018 GA FFA Alumni president from Miller County.
Georgia FFA Alumni Scholarship Winners
The Georgia FFA Alumni is a proud sponsor of the Washington Leadership Conference scholarship program. This year the Georgia FFA Alumni presented two WLC schoarships to Faith Wofford, Sonoraville, and Erik Robinson, Effingham County.

The Georgia FFA Alumni also presents the Lt. Col. Earl Cheek Scholarship annually to college students studying agricultural education. The scholarships were presented during the Ag Ed Hall of Fame ceremony in January and recognized again during the Georgia FFA Alumni State Convention.

Congratulations to these students!
Joshua Paulk Aaron
Lissi Gay Carr
Clifton Floyd Collins
Sydney Danielle Pinder
Shelby LeAnn Key
Ashton Elizabeth Wheeless

Georgia FFA Alumni Membership
The Georgia FFA Alumni membership dues are due annually on Dec. 1. All affiliates need to update their membership roster online at and then notify the state via email at g[log in to unmask]. All alumni chapters pay an affiliation fee of $200 annually to the state for the dues. Alumni chapters with more than 25 life members are exempt from the $100 national dues but still owe state dues of $100. Also, National FFA Alumni increased the life membership dues rate to $200 so please update your life membership dues on the local level. The membership year runs Aug. 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019. If you have new officers this year, please have them contact Joy Crosby via email at [log in to unmask] so they can receive administrative status and instructions on how to update the roster.

Please note our new address:
Georgia FFA Alumni
2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31793
Georgia FFA Alumni Area News
Area 3 News from Billie Lumley
I am so super proud of our newest FFA Alumni Affiliate in Area 3 - Rutland Middle FFA Alumni!! Talk about showing up & showing out at State Convention! They prepared a basket for the FFA Alumni Basket contest and also helped prepare a basket for the FFA Chapter Basket contest and won BOTH!! They received $500 for each contest. They also went “All In” on the contests and created a Display Board for the contest and placed as well. Congratulations Rutland Middle FFA Alumni! I am challenging all Area 3 Alumni groups right now - start collecting items for your Alumni basket entry & start putting together ideas and pictures for your display entry for next year’s State Convention.

The Bleckley County FFA Alumni held its annual Silent Auction in conjunction with the Bleckley County FFA Awards Program on May 3. Thanks to many generous financial and item donations from area businesses and individuals, we raised over $2,000 to be used for Senior Scholarships and financial support of our local FFA chapter!
Submit Your Local News to Your State Council Member
North Region
Area 1 - Sue Smith - [log in to unmask]
Area 2 - Charlotte Gilman - [log in to unmask]

Central Region
Area 3 - Billie Lumley - [log in to unmask]
Area 4 - Johnny Jones - [log in to unmask]
South Region
Area 5 - Greg Mims - [log in to unmask]
Area 6 - William White - [log in to unmask]
Meet the 2019-19 Georgia FFA Alumni State Council
President - Norman Gay, Perry FFA Alumni
Past President - Jim East, Miller County FFA Alumni
President Elect - Greg Long, Pickens County FFA Alumni

Member Directors
Area 1 - Sue Smith, Etowah FFA Alumni
Area 2 - Charlotte Gilman, East Jackson FFA Alumni
Area 3 - Billie Lumley, Bleckley County FFA Alumni
Area 4 - Johnny Jones, Lyons, Ga.
Area 5 - Greg Mims, Seminole County FFA Alumni
Area 6 - William White, Axson, Ga.

Teacher Director - Greg Waits, Pike County

Emeritus Directors
Bill Lott, Jackson County
John Barnes, Gilmer County
National News
Give Back to Your Roots and Legacy Grants
Give Back to Your Roots Grants, sponsored by Crop Production Services, and Legacy Grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, can be used to create an FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter, improve the quality of existing FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapters or to provide more opportunities for partnership between FFA Chapters and Alumni and Supporters Chapters. See application below for more information.

2018 Grants will be awarded after three deadlines: March 1, June 1 and September 4, 2018. If a grant application is not selected during a grant period, it will be rolled into the selection pool for the next 2018 grant cycle. For grant recipients: Grant Report Form is due Feb. 1, 2019.

National FFA Travel Program
The FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. Application and more information.
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