District 7 Spring Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Spring Meeting of the District 7 Agricultural Educators was held on Wednesday,
April 15, 2015 at the Ohio FFA Center.
The meeting was called to order at 4:02 p.m. by President-Brian Breece.
- Tom Joliff presented
an update from the Board of Trustees since he is our representative for
our region. You are strongly
encouraged to complete the survey that was sent out in regards to
redistricting to even out schools and members in those districts. Please use the comment boxes to
add additional comments, either positive or negative.
- David Little, from CEV
Multimedia gave us a short presentation as well as providing us with
- Previous Minutes are
on the web and they will stand as read.
- TreasurerÕs Report
- Balance is $3,844.78
- Reminder that dues
are $1 per member each year, and if you havenÕt paid for this year yet,
you need to do so right away.
We are still waiting on 2 schools.
- Moved by Kim Weiss
to approve the treasurer report and 2nd by Tom Holton. Motion passed and report will
stand as read.
- Major items from
last council meeting were in regards to redistricting which was covered
by Tom Joliff earlier in the meeting.
- Coming up on May 7th,
Marysville High School is hosting a Teachers Success Series. Watch your state newsletter for
- Scott updated us on
- Reminder to watch
emails in regards to Legislative items.
- Farm Bureau is
working to resolve the negative state funding issue.
- Farm Bureau is also
working on taking CTE money out of the State Share so that we can get
all of the money rather than just a share.
- Membership-Gina Neff--NONE
- CDE Skills—Tom
Power—April 24th at 3:30 p.m.
- Online Testing on
Wed. April 22nd (Grain, Meats, Coop., etc)
to take top 4 of your 6 students
- Check Judging Card
- Rachel Scior
expressed concern that the list of contest sponsors are not listed
- Ag Issues—will
be Thursday of Convention
- State OPE will be
with State Floriculture
- April 25th
is Ag Communications and Meats Judging
- Tom passed out the
rough drafts of the new Urban and Rural Soil Cards.
- There will be no
reference books until 2016 but you will be able to download from online.
- The new reference
book whenever its completed might be similar to IndianaÕs Soil
- There will be a
class on it at the Summer Conference.
- A workshop will
also occur on July 10th at Buckeye with the Natural Resources
Professional Development Workshop.
Landscape—Top 10 goes to finals but there will be a makeup day if
itÕs a snow day for schools that arenÕt allowed to travel on those days,
not for those who simply donÕt want to venture out that day.
- May 27th
is TomÕs last meeting for the CDE Committee; someone needs to be elected
to take his place on the committee.
CDEÕs—will have 1 state contest
- Adam Staley moved
that the Animal Behavior Health and Grooming be moved up 1 hour. 2nd by Jeff
Ellis. Motion passed.
- Scott Sharp moved to
leave CDEÕs as is with no consolidation. 2nd by Adam Staley. 18 For 0 Against, Motion
- Camp Board—Adam
- Camp Registrations
are open. $180
- DonÕt forget that
there are 1st year scholarships available for new
- All seem to be doing
well so far.
- For those who are
new, please feel free to call Debra or any other teacher in our district
as we would all love to help you.
(Reminders from Brian Breece)
- We will continue to
use the same trophy vendor unless anyone objected. No objections.
- Just a reminder to
check the website for correct spellings and results BEFORE plaques are
- Lifetime memberships
have now increased to $200.
á New Business
o Calendar Dates for 2015-16 School year were
tentatively set. Please see the
attached schedule. Those that were
not in attendance that are hosting a contest, please check those dates as soon
as possible to make sure that they work with your school calendar.
o New District Officers were elected and are as
¤ President—Rachel Scior
¤ Vice President—Tom Holton
¤ Secretary—Alyssa Swinehart
¤ Treasurer—Susan Metzger
¤ Legislative—Scott Sharp
¤ Membership—Gina Neff
¤ CDEÕs—Debra Burden
¤ Advisory—Matt Weade
¤ Camp Board—Adam Staley
¤ Mentor—Susan Metzger
¤ Trophies—Jeff Tilley
¤ Alumni—Jeff Ellis
o Kevin Williams then gave us updates from ODE. Please see the presentation information
in your email.
o Rachel Scior moved to adjourn the business meeting. Matt Dotson seconded it. Motion passed.
District 7 FFA Secretary
See the 2015-16 Tentative District Calendar of Events
on the next page.
2015-2016 District 7 Calendar of
(as of April 20, 2015)
DATE EVENT PLACE TIME
Teachers Fall Meeting FFA
Legislative Conference Ohio
Co. District 7 Forestry CDE Knox
CDE (Knox County) ____TBA
_ 9:00AM (Practice
pit opens at 8:00 a.m.)
sales State wide starting date
Science CDE (max 16/school) Zane
Trace HS 4:00pm
Job Interview CDE
Procedure CDE Danville
Regional Evaluation Meeting (w/District 6) Ohio FFA Center 9:00
Agricultural Sales CDE Pickaway
Speaking CDE Amanda
Ag/ Power Diagnostics _____TBA (start time depends on heat1or2)
District Officer Training Fairfield
Mechanics Skills CDE Teays
Power Equipment CDE Teays
Teachers Spring Meeting Ohio
FFA Center 4:00pm