December 9, 2021
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–We are happy to announce that the Allentown FFA Chapter participated in its first sponsored leadership event for the 2021-2022 academic year through the LEAD leadership conference held on October 1st at Rutgers University. The chapter saw many people attend the conference that encompassed COLT (chapter officer leadership training), LOC (leadership and opportunities conference) and SGC (state greenhand conference), and then meeting at the Ag building the next day to virtually complete the conference conducted with the New Jersey State Officer Team. In regards to development activities, the members of the FFA continue practicing for Fall CDEs in Fruit & Vegetable Identification, Milk Quality and Products, Turf Management, and Land Evaluation competitions. Competitions will be held in November at Rutgers University. The Allentown FFA Chapter would like to wish good luck to all the teams competing!
The Allentown FFA team also is pleased to announce the success of the Flower Bulb Sale that concluded on Wednesday October 20th, and the successive annual fruits sale that kicked off on October 15 that will continue until November 22, 2021; so get your fruit and cheesecake while they’re still in stock. If you have any questions or would like to pick up an order form, please see an officer or advisor.
The Allentown FFA Chapter conducted it’s Halloween Poster Contest at Newell Elementary School with the objective of informing kids on how to be safe during Halloween which finished successfully with many enthusiastic participants from the elementary school. Starting with Halloween, the October chapter meeting say many people dress and have lots of fun with the activities such as pumpkin painting and the haunted escape room that was made in the Agricultural building. For staying informed on FFA events and activities, continue to view the FFA website for the monthly newsletter for all updates on the Allentown FFA Chapter and we wish luck for all members for the month of November. We would love to invite anyone who wishes to come to the November Chapter Meeting that will be held on November 18, 2021, and for all questions regarding anything FFA, don’t hesitate to contact an FFA officer or advisor.
Honor Society Inductions: The Allentown FFA Chapter assists the National Honor Society advisors by attending the National Honor Society induction ceremony and handing out programs and acting as ushers the guests. The chapter also provided the stage floral decorations for the Honor Society Inductions- Latin, English, History, Fine Art, Math, Spanish, French, Science and Italian- as well as the National Honor Society Induction.
Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement Sale: The Allentown FFA sold flower arrangements that were Thanksgiving themed. We sold them to community members and staff of UFRSD. Single candle arrangements are $20.and cornucopias were $24.
Popcorn Park Zoo Donation Collection: Every year, the Allentown FFA hosts the Popcorn Park Pet Supply Drive to assist animals in the shelter. We do this by placing bins in various locations, including the 3 UFRSD schools, Ag stores in Allentown and Millstone, and other locations. For the drive, make flyers to show what types of supplies are needed by the shelter. We typically leave the bins at their location for a month and check them periodically to see if they need to be emptied. All officers must receive approval from their location before placing a bin there. After the donation drive is over, we pack a vehicle with the donations and deliver them to the zoo.
New Jersey FFA Assocation Officer Visit to Allentown FFA on November 15, 2021:
On December 4, 2021, Allentown FFA participated in the New Jersey FFA Association Mission Conference! Members learned about personal development!