Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 22, 1961 · Page 13
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 13

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 22, 1961
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f attompt to n«crn.m Ornrorlr fii„u «li.p» r / til events; provide recognition j during Nntionnl FfA W« Each year, in the fall, the' awards to Star Dairy Former; chapter members develop a plan ' Rural Electricity; Farm Me- of action for the coming year. \ chs.nics; Soil and water man- This document is known as a , agement; Farm Safety; Public Program of Work and outlines 1 Speaking, and sponsor a chap- the major understandings \vhich - t ter activity award program. wceklyj cha vol poac or ct«?v*.*l»»plnK can be foreseen. Others are ad- V. Earnings and Savings— $^ i . to jht s j 1 " 5 . year progresses. j We attempt to encourage thrift It is divided into nine major j habits among memberSt an in . co^it_tees,__and committeei jerest in savings through wise investment. We sponsor prizes to outstanding project record books; chapter own certain equipment which it is not feasible for all members to own; and encourage the investment of earnings back into members assume the major responsibility for executing the tasks assigned to them. I. Supervised Practice—Main purpose is to encourage members to develop and carry out farming programs that will lead to establishment in farming.| productive livestock. Our chapter provides the fol-| VT. Conduct of Meetings. To lowing incentives, and events; develop an understanding of to achieve this purpose: Awards '• correct business procedure we in Swine, Beet, Poultry and: conduct our meetings accord- Sheep farming. Encourage live- ingly. We accomplish this by stock exhibition, sell livestock' holding regular monthly meet- canvass slappers at cost, and, ings; all officers required to sponsor a dairy production test- j know their parts; regular ritual ing program through the Big ceremonies are performed as Four D H 1 A Co-op. ' TI. Cooperative Activities — To acquaint members with the essentials and principals of organization and management of undertakings primarily sponsored to earn money for members of the chapter. Wc sponsor the following: the FFA Con-! cession stand, test seed oats, and plan to rent land for a chapter farm. HI. Community S e r v i c e— Recognizing that to be called a community service organization, we must perform services to the community, we attempt to aid the economic and social well being of members of our community and sponsor the following: Farm Safety program as part of a national campaign during corn harvest; donate to worthy charitable organizations; sponsor a picnic for members of the P o s t v i 11 e Commercial Club; sponsor a soil conservation field day; and sponsor a master corn growers contest. IV. Leadership Activities — To provide an opportunity for each member to develop his leadership potential, to the greatest degree we sponsor the following: Officer training for all officers; nominate two members to Iowa Farmer Degree; all members assigned to active committees; all members en- news items to local press, chap ter news letter contributions are sent to the District FFA j Reporter as required. All members are encouraged to wear FFA jackets when representing the FFA, and our Historian maintains an o ff i c i a 1 FFA scrapbook of our activities for historical purposes. FFA Leadership Contest Soon prescribed in the official FFA manual: all official paraphernalia is owned by chapter; chapter records are maintained and preserved; a yearly calendar is developed, and all correspondence is on official FFA stationery. VII. Scholarship Activities— Recognizing that achievement in school largely determines what we have gained, we encourage members to take advantage of the opportunity which is theirs. We award prizes to most improvement in scholarship, plus best Green Hand Scholarship, we provide FFA library books, and encourage home farm library development. Guidance by our instructor in scholastic matters is encouraged by all. VIII. Recreation Activities— To provide wholesome recreation for members and friends we sponsor two roller skating parties; a parent and son banquet; a swimming party—watermelon feed for new members; a summer trip; a ping pong and checker tournament during noon hour recreation period, a winter swimming party, and recreation after monthly meetings (gym, etc.) IX. Public Relations—We at .tempt to keep the public informed in order that proper The coming of F. F. A. leadership contests again this year finds our chapter quite busy preparing for them. Each year our chapter has taken part in the various contests. Last year our chapter did quite well and we are preparing to do even better this year. Participants from our chapter in the contests are as follows: Rex Carlson is the freshman creed speaker. Rex will compete with other freshman from the various chapters on his ability to recite the F. F. A. creed and on his understanding of the creed. The parliamentary procedure team includes: Lowell Carlson, John Bengfort, Lyle Bachelder. Calvin Foels ami Gary Larson. The purpose of this contest is to develop the leadership abilities of the member so that he may be an informed member on the correct conduct of organized affairs. Representing our chapter in the program of work contest this year are: Mark Zieman and Dale Green. This contest encourages group activities and accomplishments. The contest is based on the chapter program and achievements during the current year. In the extemporaneous contest is Larry Snitker. The purpose of this contest is to encourage members to develop the ability to speak and to think and answer questions readily be­ ats, u. ». FAT. orr. FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA /teed fimnew Ut fic&rte FARMERS STORE KOTH and COMPANY OSCAR MAYER and COMPANY Congratulations to the F. F. A. Chapter We think your activities and work are "TOPS" — and your purposes are excellent! Best Wishes to you all — Always. McNeil Feed and Supply Postville, Iowa Congratulations to all F. F. A. Boys Your activities and projects mean a great deal to this community—and we are happy to have this opportunity to pay respect to you. Keep up the good work — and the very best to you always! American Breeders Service DALE PRINE, Tech. Phone 86 4-3411 Postville, Iowa leadership and to Jjrnvidi; for member participation in agricultural speak im: contests. The sub-district contest, v. hich is the first elimination contest will be held at Monona on February 25. The schools competing at Monona will be: Calmar, Clermont-Elgin, Colesburg. Decorah, Edgewood, Elkader, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, McGregor, Maynard, Monona, Strawberry Point, Waukon, Oelwein and Postville. Vocational agriculture instructors from the various chapters and other interested adults will act as judges in this contest. The top two entries in each event will advance to the district contest which will be held at Manchester on March 11. The top two participants in each event will then advance to the State FFA Convention to be held at Council BiufTs April i:i, 14 and 15. THE IOWA FARMER DEGREE Annually, the Iowa Association of the FFA elects, to no more than two per cent of its active membership, members to the Iowa Farmer Degree. This is the highest honor which can be bestowed upon any FFA member within his state. Postville has been favored with a total of 25 members being so honored. Those who have received this degree from our chapter are: Lyle Zieman—1939, Ted Green—1944, Jack Martins— 1946. Leo Christofferson — 1D47, Roger Christofferson — 1949, Karlton Eberling—1950. William Waters—1951, Ronald Harris and Leigh Rekow—1952, Robert Friederich and Byron Schultz—1953, Charles Deering, Dick Marsh and Virgil Noack—1954, Jerry Davis, Milo Heins and Leonard Schutte — 1955, Leonard Althouse, John Schultz and Ronald Meyer—1956, Jim Schultz, Fred Wo In our clmpti-r nr.- i»i-c,uc* T tticwo l<Tjdoi-r» who ltnv<s f4ufi<? bofortr LIS. They K;rvp to stimulate our thinking and stand as an incentive to perform our work better It is probably the secret hope of all FFA members to someday receive this degree. Awarded at the state convention, it is now becoming more and more difficult to pass the examining committee. Minimum requirements for the degree include: Must have completed at 'least two years of vocational agriculture; be familiar with the provisions of the state and national constitutions; demonstrate parliamentary procedure; be able to lead a group discussion for at least forty minutes; must have earned by his own efforts from farming or other agricultural work and deposited in a bank or otherwise productively invested at leosl $500: and show outstanding ability as evidenced by his leadership and cooperation in student, chapter, and community activities, and have a satisfactory scholarship record. Congratulations to the F. F. A. Chapter AND MEMBERS. On the projects and programs they are undertaking. Roger A. Meyer AUCTIONEER and SALES MANAGER Postville, Iowa Congratulations To Our F. F. A. CHAPTER MEMBERS. YOU ALL DO A GRAND JOB IN THIS COMMUNITY. —£r Postville State Bank Member F. D. I. C. Postville, Iowa To The Postville F. F. A. Members OUR CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES. YOU DO A GOOD JOB. We think your Purposes, Activities, and Studies are "First Rate". HALL ROBERTS' SON Phone 86 4-7421 Postville, Iowa

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