Olympia FFA Alumni Chapter August meeting notes
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[September 05, 2012]
STANFORD -- The Olympia High School FFA
Alumni Chapter, which draws members from parts of Logan, DeWitt,
Woodford, Tazewell and McLean counties, had its most recent chapter
meeting on Aug. 23 in the high school ag room, with Sharon Hartzold
Carrie Glaser gave the secretary's report and Michelle Ott
gave the treasurer's report.
The chapter wishes Corrine Brown good
luck on her new job as a horticulture professor at Illinois Central
College in East Peoria.
The chapter welcomed Emma Meyer from Lexington as the new vo-ag
teacher for the upcoming year. Meyer's father is Don Meyer, who was
the longtime unit leader in the University of Illinois Extension
Bloomington office for McLean County.
Meyer gave a report on recent FFA chapter activities and talked
about upcoming FFA and classroom activities and her schedule for
Hartzold talked about a "wish list" Meyer has for the ag
classroom and shop and discussed the FFA jackets for first-year FFA
members. The alumni chapter may help pay for a part of the cost of
The first home football game was Aug. 24. The alumni chapter
helped cook and serve pork chop and rib-eye sandwiches with the high
school FFA chapter.
Dates have been tentatively been set for the FFA's annual alumni
auction and dinner on Feb. 1 and the FFA chapter banquet on March
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The chapter recognized Curt Glaser of Danvers and his wife, Peg,
as they were the grand marshals of Danvers Days. The group also
congratulated Michelle Ott of Danvers and her husband, Michael, who
celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently.
2012-2013 officers for the alumni chapter are Sharon Hartzold, of
Stanford, president; Michael Wheet, of Hopedale, vice president;
Carrie Glaser, of Danvers, secretary; Michelle Ott, of Danvers,
treasurer; Kyle Haning, of Delavan, reporter; and Don Begolka, of
Lincoln, member at large. The vo-ag teacher at Olympia High School
serves as adviser for the school and alumni FFA chapters.
[Text from file received from Kyle