Collinsville FFA Chapter Newsletter
July- August 2018
Interested in the Tri-County Fair? We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in setting up pens for show animals, cleaning up, and other simple tasks for the duration of the fair. The Tri-County Fair dates are August 23rd through the 25th. We appreciate all the help we can get for the duration of this fair!
Tulsa County Free Fair
Want to show in
the Tulsa Free Fair with your animal? If you want to show livestock,
August 24th is the day! Poultry and rabbits show on July 6th. You can
find the rule book and entry form for this fair at http://www.oces.tulsacounty.org/freefair.html
. Mrs. Hamlin, our Chapter's FFA Advisor, will need all entries by July
20th for livestock and July 6th for poultry and rabbits. You may also
send them directly to the Extension Office by those dates!
ATTENTION ALL FFA MEMBERS!!! Be ready to hit the ground running for the state fairs coming up! The Oklahoma State Fairs begin in September, meaning we must get busy in August! If you have indoor entries like grain boxes, grass bundles, wreaths, or other similar projects, and complete them by the middle of September, (official date will be determined and posted) they can be entered into the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City, upon completion of this fair, they will go directly to the Tulsa State Fair. If you are interested in doing any projects for these fairs, there are multiple easy things to choose from! These projects can include landscape drawings, grain boxes and grass bundles that you can start on now! If needed, we can set up a day at our Chapter's Agriculture Education Building if several members would like to work on their fair entries together as a group. We would love to see our Chapter enter in an educational booth this year! For any additional information, go to https://okstatefair.com/uploads//ffa-exhibitor-information.pdf and https://d38trduahtodj3.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=TulsaStateFair&f=E-_FFA_Exhibits.pdf
Last year, in addition to our spring contest, there was an Agriscience Fair opportunity in the fall. This is a wonderful way for members to become involved and learn about things that interest them!
The Oklahoma State Fair hosted a Skillathon last year, we would love to see members compete again this year! If interested, please inform Mrs. Hamlin so we can start preparing!
The Collinsville FFA Officer Retreat of this year was a success! On July 25th, our Officers participated in a number of team building activities. They first made a trip to the store with a time limit of 15 minutes and a budget of $20.00, they were instructed to collect plenty of ingredients to prepare a full breakfast. After making a complete breakfast of pancakes from scratch, eggs and bacon, they were on their way to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to volunteer their time. There they sorted, weighed and bagged potatoes. After the job was done, they were guided on a short tour of the food bank. Later, the team participated in a few more team building events, before the grand finale, an Escape Room at the Laser Quest Game Arena in Tulsa. Our Officers had a great time on this retreat, and they definitely learned how to work as a team.
Any incoming Freshman that are interested in the Greenhand Quiz or Quiz Bowl please let Mrs. Hamlin know! The earlier you begin to prepare, the better!
Photos of the Month
Back row, from left to right: Beaudree Walts (Parliamentarian), Dalton Porter (Chaplain) and Justin Branen (Sentinel).
Front row, from left to right: Bailee Nunes (Vice President), Ashley Porter (Historian), Julie Branen (President), McKena Lewis (Treasurer), Caysi Meyer (Reporter) and Laney Branen (Secretary).