November 4, 2014 Meeting Presentation

Report
Lake Travis FFA Alumni
November 4th, 2014
Agenda
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Membership and Communication Update
Minutes and Treasurer’s Report
Teacher and TCYS Update
SOB/SOP Drawing and Pet Shot Clinic Update
Jackpot Shows and Buyers Group Update
What is TCYS?
Volunteer Opportunities
Important Dates
Alumni Membership
Lake Travis FFA Alumni will fully support those students
whose parents are Alumni members in good standing
• Paid Alumni membership
– $60 per family (includes sponsor t-shirts)
• Actively attends monthly Alumni meetings
• Actively participates in fundraising and
volunteer committees
• Alumni membership form:
Alumni Communication
• Email Distribution via Google Groups
– Alumni, Swine, Goat/Lamb, Steer, Youth Fair, Junior
• Published LT FFA Directory
• Communication Sign Up Form:
Just Google Lake Travis FFA or
http://www.laketravisffa.ffanow.org
Minutes and Financials
Meeting Minutes (10/7/14)
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Treasurer’s Report (ending 10/31/14)
• Balance: $17,904 (start) and $19,312 (end)
– Income: $870 Membership + $1,150 Sponsorships + $565 SOB drawing
– Spending: $1082 Chapter support + $98 LSC Buyers basket
Posted Online at: http://laketravisffa.ffanow.org/default.aspx?ID=35250
Minutes
Financials
Motion and vote
Teacher Update
• Dripping Springs Transportation
• Major registration forms
TCYS Update
• Carrie Young or Erin Leon
SOB/SOP Update
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Tickets now available (pick them up)
Drawing held at chapter show – December 6th
Goal $14,000 (~$300/family) – No buyouts
$565 sold at Westlake football game
$10 side of beef (w/ freezer) – 2 chances to win
$5 side of pork – 2 chances to win
Weekend table events
Please pay with check if possible
Pet Shot Clinic Update
• Thursday, November 20th
• 5pm – 7pm
• Need adult and student volunteers
– 4:30pm – 7:30pm
• Dog/Cat vaccinations and heartworm meds
Jackpot Shows
• Florence Fall Classic (11/8)
– Self-trailering
– Saturday All Species
– 104 Country Rd, Georgetown, TX 78628
• Dripping Springs Fall Classic (11/15 – 11/16)
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School trailering (watch for transportation logistics)
Saturday Steers and Swine
Sunday Lamb and Goats
1042 DS Ranch Rd (RR12), Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Buyers Group Outreach
$15,000 = $62,000?
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Ronny Smith Memorial Buyers Group Fundraiser
Dinner, auction, and dance
Live music with Kevin Fowler
$100/ticket or $1000/table of 10
Benefiting Travis and Hays County FFA/4-H
“Tax deductible date night”
Saturday 11/22 in Buda
http://www.elwebman.com/ronnysmith
TCYS – What is it?
• Travis County Youth Show
– Held at Travis County Expo Center (east Austin)
– Livestock and Youth Fair shows (January 15th – 18th)
– Auction (January 23rd)
• All schools in the County
• Family Event
– RV/Camping
– Cantina
TCYS – Making Sale
• Making Sale (Livestock Show)
– Steers, Lambs, Barrows, Goats, Fryers, Rabbits and
Turkeys
– Roughly top 30% make sale and go to auction
– Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion (all
species)
– Breed Champion and Reserve Breed Champion
(lamb/swine)
– Class (weight/breed) ranking (1st - ~10th)
• Making Sale (Youth Fair)
– Class champion from each category goes to auction
TCYS Auction
• Steer
– $15,000 (Grand Champion)
– $10,000 (Reserve Grand Champion)
• Lamb/Goat/Barrow
– $7,000 (Grand Champion)
– $4,800 (Reserve Grand Champion)
• Rabbit/Fryers/Turkey
– $4,500 (Grand Champion)
– $3,500 (Reserve Grand Champion)
TCYS Auction
• Auction is Friday after TCYS show
• Buyers groups
– Letters/cards sent out during Christmas break
• LT FFA Alumni support
TCYS - Committees
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Cantina – Karl Arneson (Chair)
Pen Decorations – Michelle Ellisor (Chair)
Herdsmanship – Erin Leon (Chair)
RV – Pat McGee (Chair)
Youth Fair – Mitzi Angly (Chair)
Logistics – Casey Cotton (Chair)
Volunteer Committees
Committee Chair Duties:
• Single point of contact for the Alumni Officers
• Coordinates communication/schedules within the committee
• Recruit your team
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Scholarship Chair (5): Beth Cotton
Annual Report Review Chair (3): John Janecek
TCYS Pen Decoration Chair (5): Michelle Ellisor
Animal Scholarship (3): Tanya Olvera-Breazeale
Social Committee Chairman (3): Sarah Bynum
Strategic Planning Coordinator (1): Trey Angly
New Officer Nomination Coordinator (1): Lisa Colley
Side O’ Meat Drawing Coordinator (1): Mitzi Parris
Important Dates
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11/8: Florence Fall Classic – All Species
11/15: Dripping Springs Fall Classic – Steers and Swine
11/16: Dripping Springs Fall Classic – Lambs and Goats
11/20: LT FFA Pet Shot Clinic
11/22: Ronnie Smith Memorial Buyer Group
11/24: Swine Validation
11/24: Thanksgiving break
12/2: Next Alumni/Chapter meeting
Meeting Adjourned

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