Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today's Candidates, Tomorrow's Leaders

As I sit here in the office of the State Officer house typing out this blog post way too early for a Sunday morning, the countdown to Impact FFA clock reads 54 days and 20 of Indiana FFA's finest are still fast asleep across the way in the lodge. These 20 people have made the decision to be State Officer Candidates (SOCs) and yesterday helped with Spring CDE's, sat in on the State Executive Committee Meeting, and today will attend the State Officer Candidate open house with their parents and advisors to learn what their journey will entail. It is truly an exciting time, yet surreal to think back to the time only a year ago when my six teammates and I were in their shoes, wondering if the next year would bring our freshman year of college, or a whirl wind adventure serving the Indiana FFA Association. On behalf of the current State Officer team and members everywhere, good luck SOCs!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Banquet Season is Here!

Not only is warm weather here, so is banquet season! I hope you all enjoyed your spring break's and didn't let a single moment pass you by! I recently attended my first banquet of the year with the LaVille FFA Chapter. The night was an overall success and the food was delicious! It was great to see what the chapter had accomplished this year, and what their future goals are for the chapter! I cannot wait to attend several more banquets this spring! You all, FFA members, parents, sponsors and supporters are what make being a State Officer so amazing. Seeing the collaboration put forth by all of you is truly inspirational. When we all come together, we accomplish great things and leave our footprint in FFA history. Don't take a single minute for granted at your chapter banquet. Soak in everything, be thankful for what you have, congratulate those around you, reflect on your past year, and look forward to the future because you are going places!