The 2016-2017 Urbana FFA officer retreat was held June 1-2. After taking officer photos, goals were set for the upcoming school year. The focus was on chapter and team goals, while setting up percentages for improvement.
The picnic table for fair was sanded and finished by several officers, and others helped clean out and transfer items from Mr. Wilhelm’s shop for the school renovations. A lunch of BBQ chicken, beans, coleslaw and macaroni salad was prepared by the team. Plans for the new school year were made, officer meetings were planned, and events were scheduled. AET was updated as far as dates and meetings.
The importance of uploading photos and keeping up to date were stressed. Students then broke out to work on personal duties like officer books, articles, receipts and disbursements, and correspondences.
Lots of work was diligently completed and the team headed out for Indian Lake. During the first night at the campgrounds, tents were pitched and food was cooked over a fire. The officers and advisors played team bonding games and activities, after taking time to learn a little about everyone.
The second day at the campgrounds everyone helped tear down tents and cleaned up. After driving to the dock, we rode around on a pontoon boat, looking at the houses and environment. The group then went tubing from the back of the pontoon and enjoyed their time on the lake. Lunch was had at the Tilton Hilton. After a last trip on the pontoon back to the dock, everyone headed out to return to the school.
The team is excited for a year together to grow together and succeed as a chapter.
Submitted by the Urbana school district.