District 7 Spring Meeting Minutes
April 20th 2016
The Spring Meeting of the District 7 Agricultural Educators was held on Wednesday, April 20th at the Ohio FFA Center. The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by President-Rachel Scior.
David Little from iCEV talked about the program and informed us of changes and updates the company has made to benefit us, as teachers. He also provided dinner for all the teachers at the meeting.
- Previous Minutes are on the web page and they will stand as read.
- Treasurer’s Report- Susan Metzger
- Balance is $5,545.38
- This is the balance without the plaque bill- it has not been received yet
- Motion to accept reports- Debra Burden
- Second to accept reports- Tom Holton
- Reports passed
- Delegate Council/Chair—Rachel Scior
- Ohio’s Summer Conference will be on June 14-15 at THE Ohio State University
- NAAE Region IV Conference will be on Tuesday June 28-30 in Cincinnati
- Encouraged to attend since it is being hosted in Ohio, hoping for a large turnout from Ohio
- Attended meetings in March with Ohio Farm Bureau in Washington D.C. He had the opportunity to talk to representatives about perkins funding and Career Tec.
- They are still working on figuring out a way to fix the negative funding issue
- Updated us on the new RESA bill as well.
- Pay your dues and talked about the benefits of joining OAAE, NAAE, Ohio Farm Bureau, and other groups.
- There is a Google Doc that you need to fill out if you are a member and send to Jessica Shannahan. See Gina for details
- If you paid your dues and want to be sure you are on the list, contact Gina.
- Encouraged us to attend the summer conferences as well
- New OAAE membership director- Kathy Mann
- The next meeting is May 24th
- Had a short discussion on the New CDE that is project based
- Will be announced at State Convention
- Agriculture Mechanics Engineering
- Lincoln Electric will sponsor
- Top 20 will go to Convention to assemble their project they designed
- Will not replace any CDE’s right now
- Lincoln Electric is using Ohio as a testing state, to see if they want to spread to other states
- There will be Professional Development in August to teach the skills needed for this contest put on by Lincoln Electric
- There is a lot going on at camp!!
- Logging a selection of camp that is valued at $90,000
- Lease for drilling that will generate $1,000’s of dollars
- Arts and crafts building has been torn down and will be used for parking
- They are currently breaking ground for the new building
- First session is almost full, so be sure to register for camp EARLY
- Reminder about the FFA Camp scholarship for first year teachers
- all are doing well and are on target with RESA
- Trophies—Jeff Tilley (Scott Sharp represented Jeff at this meeting)
- We will continue to use the same trophy vendor- unless other teacher’s have complaints
- Just a reminder to check the website for correct spellings and results BEFORE plaques are printed.
- Discussion about increasing the plaques
- Advisory Council--Matt Weade
- See email sent out with slideshow from Leah Amstutz
- Ohio FFA Foundation- Jessica Parrish
- Continue to send thank you cards to CDE sponsors
- Foundation is buying nice State FFA Degree Frames for their degrees this year- stop by the Foundation booth to pick them up
- There will be a photo drop sponsored by Farm Credit again this year and a station to write thank you cards to FFA sponsors at the expo.
- Teach Ag. will also have a booth with a welding station and other “cool” things at the expo this year.
- They are also coming out with a clothing line that will be at convention and online after convention with hats, polo’s, and other various items.
- HBPA donated $25,000 to the Foundation. They are using the money for 25-$1,000 scholarships. There is a link on the Foundation website as well in the Newsletter sent out by Patti every Tuesday. There will be 2 scholarships awarded per district and 5 at large scholarships. Any current FFA member can apply and any one year graduates. There will be a preference given to ag. majors.
- District Policy Guide Discussion
- Jake Wuebben moved to take out that the Parliamentary Procedure contest section of G3 (rotate between Clear Fork and Westfall every other year). Motion was seconded by Debbra Burden. Motion passes.
- Mary Shrum moved to remove Franklin County out of the soil selection rotation. Gina Neff seconded the motion. Motion passes.
- Susan Metzger moved that the Proficiency judges be on the same rotation as the soils contest with Franklin County partnering with Licking County and Knox County partnering with Richland County AND preference given to volunteers first. Seconded by Alyssa Bregel. Motion passes.
- Sat location and Fall teacher’s meeting. All other dates will be announced at a later point, after the State releases the State contest dates.
- Discussion about a Google drive/doc/calendar be used for next year. All agreed it may help. Rachel will share next year.
- Chris Turner moved for the top three placing individuals receive a plaque. Brandon Thomas seconded this motion. Motion passes.
- Scott Sharp moved to move the Ag. Com. CDE to early December and to move the Tractor Trouble Shooting contest to the late fall/after harvest at state level. Susan Metzger seconds the motion. Motion passes. This recommendation will be taken to the CDE board at the next meeting.
- Scott Sharp moved to adjourn the meeting. Tom Holton seconded the main motion. The meeting was adjourned at 6:46 pm.
District 7 FFA Secretary