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  1. The FFA Alumni Arkansas FFA Alumni

  2. Objectives • State the purposes of the FFA Alumni. • State the Mission of the FFA Alumni. • List the key historical points about the FFA Alumni. • Explain the organizational structure of the FFA Alumni. • Name 10 schools that have alumni chapters. • List 10 Essentials to Affiliate Success • Name 5 possible service activities of an alumni chapter • List the advantages to your Ag Ed program and FFA to having an FFA Alumni Chapter • Reasons to become an FFA Alumni member. • Explain the steps in how to organize an Alumni chapter. • Identify the components of an Alumni Chapter Constitution. Arkansas FFA Alumni

  3. Mission • The mission of the National FFA Alumni Association is to secure the promise of FFA and agricultural education by creating an environment where people and communities can develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Arkansas FFA Alumni

  4. Purposes of the Alumni • 1. To support and promote FFA activities and agricultural education on local, state and national levels. • 2. To provide a tie to the FFA and to assist FFA and agricultural education personnel to involve former members in worthy activities. • 3. To promote greater knowledge of the agricultural industry and support education in agriculture. • 4. To promote and maintain an appreciation of the American free enterprise system. • 5. To promote the personal development aspect of the FFA. Arkansas FFA Alumni

  5. History of the Alumni • 1971-National FFA Alumni Association forms • 2003-2004 - Pam Jumper • National Alumni President from Paragould • AR currently has __ affiliates, ____members Arkansas FFA Alumni

  6. State and National FFA Alumni http://www.ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_alumni.ShowAlumniHome&CFID=156160&CFTOKEN=17455401 http://dwe.arkansas.gov/Agriculture/Alumni.htm Arkansas FFA Alumni

  7. 10 Essentials to Affiliate Success • Affiliate/charter with state/national organization • Recruit new members • Collect/pay dues • Develop written annual program of activities and budget • Coordinate all activities with FFA and school administration Arkansas FFA Alumni

  8. 10 Essentials to Affiliate Success • 6. Publicize activities • 7. Hold regular membership and executive committee meetings • 8. Participate in state and national activities • 9. Get every alumni member involved • 10. Recognize outstanding achievements annually Arkansas FFA Alumni

  9. Steps to getting started • Have at least 10 members who have paid National FFA Alumni member dues • Have a constitution and bylaws in harmony with the National Constitution • Have a council of elected officers • 4. Complete the Application for Local Charter • 5. Submit the above information to your State FFA Alumni Association Arkansas FFA Alumni

  10. National Awards Recognition Program • Blue Blazer Awards • Legion Of Merit Citations • Outstanding Achievement Awards • Outstanding Affiliate Awards • Scrapbook Contest Arkansas FFA Alumni

  11. Dues structure • Annual: $10.00 to National and $3 to State per year (plus local dues, if any) • National Life Member: one-time $150 to National and $50 one-time to State • (returns to the chapter as a scholarship upon your death) Arkansas FFA Alumni

  12. More references and links of interest • Reference:  •     1.    FFA Manual     2.    National FFA Website related to FFA Alumni  http://www.ffa.org/alumni/index.html    3.    FFA Alumni Newsletter    4.    Steps to organizing a chapter  http://www.ffa.org/alumni/documents/alum_aff_organize.pdf    5.    Sample Constitution  http://www.ffa.org/alumni/documents/alum_aff_suggested_constitution_form.zip    6.    Sample By laws    http://www.ffa.org/alumni/documents/alum_aff_suggested_bylaws_form.zip    7.    Arkansas FFA Alumni     8.    Local Resource Guide (section on Alumni) Arkansas FFA Alumni

  13. Activities or Ideas • Auction • Community Service • Cooperative Leadership Activities • Public Relations • School Board Communications • Earnings, Savings And Investments • Conduct Meetings Arkansas FFA Alumni

  14. In Review • Why have an alumni chapter? • What are the essentials to an affiliate or chapter success? • What are some of the activities in which an alumni might be involved? • How does someone go about organizing an alumni chapter? Arkansas FFA Alumni

  15. Any Questions or Comments? Arkansas FFA Alumni