Polk Chapter Winter Update

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

The New Year brings a new event.  Saturday, January 7 is our Annual Meeting from 10 am to 2 pm at Loydee Stonebrink’s home on Rickreall Road.  This will be a brainstorming meeting on “What are our goals as a county chapter?, What do we do well as a chapter?, What new or different things could we do?”  Lunch will be provided, as long as Arlene knows you’re coming Please email her at kovasha@gmail.com.

Polk County Chapter has been busy contacting the 45 public schools in Benton, Marion, and Polk Counties with information on the 2016 Constitutional Essay Contest.  This year we expanded the Contest to include Marion and Benton counties.  The 2016 question for entrants is, “If the 1787 Constitution were presented today, would it be ratified. Why, or why not?”.  Deadline is December 31 so by the time you read this we hope to have email boxes full of entries.

Three members attended AAW Convention and one member volunteered at AgExpo. We donated $200 in support of OR FFA State Reporter, Zanden Unger, to attend a two week international leadership conference in South Africa.

We plan to use the “Agriculture Needs You!” display and materials we had at the Polk County Fair at a booth at the Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest in February. The display talks about career opportunities in agriculture and the shortage of graduates to fill those jobs.

We were saddened to hear of the deaths of long time members Barbara Mulkey, daughter of Jeree and Paul Mulkey, and Elsie Werth.  Condolences to their families, they will be missed.

Carol Marx, Polk Chapter President

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