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OFFICER SELECTION POLICIES & PROCEDURES
 

AREA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: 
John McCullough – Pottsboro  
CDE Chair: 
Brent Wicker – Peaster
Vice President: 
Ryan Pieniazek – Krum  
LDE Chair: 
Bart Stover – Ponder
Secretary: 
Julie Anderson – Frisco Liberty  
Area Pres Coor: 
Julie Anderson – Liberty
Treasurer: 
Tammy Glascock – Pilot Point  
Scholarship Chair: 
Kyle Holton – Brock
Coordinator: 
Sandy Scheu  
Degree Ck Chair: 
Tracy Blum – Howe
Off Elec Chair: 
Payton Holland – Greenville  
Speaking Chair:
Jim Bob Bradley – Pottoboro
 
Dist President Vice President Secretary
1 Shane Hedrick – Chico Steve Bradshaw – Paradise Jordan Smith – Decatur
2 Cody Davenport – Arlington Hts Elizabeth Slough – Azle Kristi Chambliss – Mansfield
3 Dillon Bradbury – Dubiski Larry Kennedy – Garland Tyler Landrum – Seagoville
4 Payton Holland – Greenville Ashlee Lawson – Kaufman Dustee Daugherty – Commerce
5 Jennifer Jackson – Centennial John Anderson – Anna Kristy Carr – Prosper
6 Kasey Naylor – Honey Grove Tracy Blum – Howe Brad Schnitiker – Gunter
7 Tammy Glascock – Pilot Point Brent Lankford – Ponder Terrill Yeager – Northwest
 
  A. Committee Meeting: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9 AM
  B. Place:  North Texas State Fair Grounds
  C. Participation:  Above listed committee members
 

FFA OFFICERS
 
STATE OFFICER :: Macie Clugston - Callisburg
 
AREA OFFICERS ::
OFFICE NAME SCHOOL
President Mati Abner Howe
1st Vice President Taylor Schertz Krum
Vice President Lyndi Luttrull Decatur
Vice President Ryan Driggers Greenville
Vice President Savannah Anderson Mansfield
Vice President Ashtyn Carr Prosper
Vice President Kasey Lewis Seagoville
     
 
DISTRICT PRESIDENTS ::
DISTRICT NAME SCHOOL
1 Lane Gaston Saint Jo
2 Cort Ewing Grapevine
3 Alyali Marcano Nimitz
4 John Carter Teague Mabank
5 Morgan Normand Plano
6 Alli Morgan Howe
7 Sterling Pieniazek Krum
 

STATE PRESIDENT TRAVEL COORDINATOR
 
Julie Anderson – Frisco Liberty

Dates State Officers in Area V: Oct. 10 & 12, Feb. 6-10, March 13-24
 

OFFICER ELECTION COMMITTEE
 
Officer Committee Member:
Chairman: Payton Holland – Greenville (17-19)
Co-Chairman: John Anderson - Anna (20-22)
2017 Area Officer Interview Committee:
District 1:  Kelly Fortenberry – Callisburg
District 2:  Laci Harbor – Crowley
District 3:  Kassie Davidson – South Grand Prairie
District 4:  Patrick Hartley – Kaufman
District 5:  ___________ - __________
District 6:  Jim Maroney – Sherman
District 7: Kristen Stockard - Eaton
 


STATE CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Stephen Dillard - Celeste & Tammy Glascock - Pilot Point (1 year term)

Planning meeting December 10, 2016 in Austin, TX

Share any ideas you have about conference with committee members before this meeting.

 


STATE AGRISCIENCE FAIR COMMITTEE


Chairman: Phil Howard – Valley View (17-19)
Co-Chairman: Stacy Schertz – Allen (20-22)

 
 


FARM BUREAU “PLANET AGRICULTURE”


Coordinator: Steve Bradshaw - Paradise

 
 

STATE RODEO COMMITTEE
 
Members:  Tracy Yarbrough – Aubrey     &     Kristi Chambliss – Mansfield 

 

VATAT BOARD MEMBERS
 
Dist. 1 Daniel Waneck (18)   Dist. 5 Craig Rousaville (19)
Dist. 2 Josh Weston (19)    Dist. 6 Ronald Blum (18)
Dist. 3 Glenn Sesco (17)   Dist. 7 Ryan Pieniazek (19)
Dist. 4 Stephen Dillard (17)      
 
Board members are the District VATAT Membership Chairmen of their respective districts.

 

STATE ANIMAL INDUSTRY COMMITTEE
 
Ronald Blum – Sherman
Wade Shackelford – Prosper
Brent Wicker - Peaster (Ag Mech Representative)
Ryan Pieniazek - Krum (Competitive Events Representative)
 
 

AREA CONSTITUTION
 

CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS
AREA V FFA

 

ARTICLE I. NAME

Section A. The name of the organization is Area V Association of the Texas FFA. The letters FFA may be used to designate the Association, its activities, or the member’s thereof.

 

ARTICLE  II. MISSION AND STRATEGIES

Section A. Mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Section B. To accomplish this mission, the Area V FFA Association:
1. Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
2. Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
3. Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
4. Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
5. Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
6. Encourages wise management of economic, environmental, and human resources of the community.
7. Develops skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
8. Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
9. Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
10. Promotes healthy lifestyles.
11. Encourage excellence in scholarship.

 

ARTICLE  III. MEMBERSHIP

Section A. Membership in this organization shall be of four kinds:

1. Active (as covered by Article VIII Section B of this constitution).
2. Alumni (as covered by Article V Section C of the National FFA Constitution).
3. Honorary (as covered by Article IV. Section E of National FFA Constitution).
4. Collegiate (as covered by Article III. Section D of the National FFA Constitution). 

 

ARTICLE  IV. OFFICERS

Section A.  The officers of the Area V FFA shall be as follows: president, first vice president, and five vice-presidents. The Area president shall be elected at the Area V Convention in May. The first vice-president shall be the first runner-up to the president. The remaining five vice-presidents shall be designated to their office in the opening and closing ceremonies based on the Area Convention election ranking process.  Area officer candidates shall have an opportunity to demonstrate FFA, agricultural education, parliamentary procedure and agricultural industry knowledge via a written exam and writing exercise, present their qualifications to a selection committee and appear before the area convention body delegates and deliver a campaign speech and be elected in accordance with the Area V Officer Selection Policies and Procedures.  
Section B.  Each District may elect one Area officer each year. The Area officer shall be elected by a combination of exam score (25%), 25 percent, interview score (35%), 35 percent and a score derived from the vote of the delegates present (40%), 40 percent and in accordance to Area V Officer Selection Policies and Procedures. 
Section C. The officers shall be elected annually and may serve only one term.

Section D. Area Candidates (state officer nominee, area officer nominee, or talent team) will not be allowed to set up a campaign booth at the Area Convention.

Section E. No handout material or wall posters will be allowed. This rule will be enforced.

Section F. Area-wide materials mailed out in advance are not permissible.

Section G. Area and state officer candidates will not be allowed to use props during their campaign speeches.

Section H. Area officers must hold the Chapter FFA Degree and must have been active in their local chapters.

Section I. The term of office for Area V officers must be served while still enrolled as a senior high school student. Members running for state officer candidate must be a graduating senior or beyond but still an active member of the FFA.

Section J. The Area V officers shall be installed at the Area V FFA Convention.

Section K. The advisor(s) of the Area President shall serve as the Area Advisor(s). A Co-advisor shall be elected by the Area V Agriculture Science teacher membership. The Co-advisor shall serve a period of 3 years. At the close of the 2nd year (during State PI Conference), an Assistant Co advisor shall be elected to begin the 3 year term. The 1st year as Assistant Co-advisor shall be one of “training.”

Section L. Area V FFA officers are expected to participate in the following:
1. State FFA Convention
2. Area V FFA Convention
3. State FFA Leadership Camp
4. Area V FFA District Officer and Chapter Officer Leadership Camp
5. National FFA Convention if an appointed delegate
6. Area V FFA Leadership Development Events
7. Area V FFA Career Development Events
8. Area V FFA Greenhand Camp (date to be determined during Area Executive Committee meeting each June by Executive members)

Section M. Any officer who becomes ineligible during more than one six-week period shall be asked to resign. A new officer shall be elected from the respective district to replace this officer.

Section N. Area officers must attend both state and area leadership camps. No area officer may miss more than two Area V functions unless emergency situations arise. These will be determined as “emergency” by the Area V Executive Officer Committee.

 

ARTICLE V. AREA  ADVISORY COUNCIL

Section A. The Area Advisory Council shall be composed of the advisor(s) to the area officers (including the appointed co-advisor), and the state officer from Area V.

Section B. The area advisory council shall cooperate and serve in an advisory capacity to the Area Advisor of the FFA, assist with the administrative direction of the organization, and interpret the area constitution of the FFA.

Section C. The Advisory Council shall have the power to approve or disapprove the action of the area officers.

Section D. The Advisory Council shall meet at the same place as the Area FFA officers and at other times when called by the chairperson of the council.

 

ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS

Section A. The area shall meet in May each year for the following purposes:
1. Election of State Officer
2. Election of Area Officers
3. Conducting public speaking events
4. Election of FFA talent team to represent the area in the state convention
5. Selection of chapters to represent the area in National Chapter contests.
6. Rating of chapters in Area V
7. Checking applications for Lone Star degrees.
8. Select nominees for Honorary Lone Star FFA Degrees, both teacher and non-teacher.
9. Selection of area entries for state and national awards programs
10. Selection of area applicants for scholarship awards
11. Selection of Area Star Lone Star, Area Star Chapter, and Area Star Greenhand FFA Degree recipients.

Section B. The area shall meet at other times as called by the area executive committee.

 

 

Section C. The voting delegation by chapter at each area meeting shall consist as follows:

Members Voting Delegates
1-50 one voting delegate
51-100 two voting delegates
101-150 three voting delegates
151-200 four voting delegates
201-250 five voting delegates
251-300 six voting delegates

 

ARTICLE VII. Area FFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section A. The area officers and the advisory council will compose the executive committee.

Section B. A quorum shall consist of at least 8 people representing at least 4 districts.

Section C. The President of the FFA shall serve as the chairperson of the executive committee.

Section D. The executive committee meeting may be called by the chairperson of the executive committee or by the chairperson of the advisory council.

Section E.  Any unresolved issues shall be decided by the Agricultural Science Teachers Executive Committee.

 

ARTICLE VIII. DUES

Section A. The dues shall be $1.25 per member annually and $.50 per member for camp totaling $1.75.

Section B. Full local, district, area, state and national dues shall be paid by all active members in order to participate in Area V FFA activities and awards.  Each chapter must send a copy of the Official FFA membership roster to determine eligibility.

 

ARTICLE IX. DUTIES OF THE AREA OFFICERS

Section A. The President. It shall be the duty of the president to preside over the area meeting and over meetings of the executive committee. The president shall call one area meeting on such date and such place as shall be designated by a majority vote of the executive committee. The president shall appoint all committees and may serve as an ex-officio member of these
committees.

Section B. The Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the six vice-presidents, acting under the direction of the president, to look after the welfare of the FFA Organization in the six districts in the area. In case the office of president becomes vacant by resignation or otherwise, the first
vice-president shall assume the duties of the president.

Section C. The Area Advisor. It shall be the duty of the area advisor to serve as ex-officio member of all committees and to assist the area officers in conducting meetings and carrying out programs.

 

ARTICLE X STATE LEADERSHIP CAMP

Section A. Newly elected state officer, Area V officers, and outgoing state officer will constitute the representatives allotted at the state leadership camp in Star, Texas.

 

ARTICLE XI. NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES

Section A. National convention delegates shall be the Area V state officer and the remaining number of delegates shall be appointed from among the area officers. The area officer delegates shall be appointed based upon the number of votes received when elected at the Area V FFA
Convention. (Example- If four additional delegates are needed, four officers with the
highest number of votes would be appointed to serve as delegates).

 

ARTICLE XII AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Section A. The constitution may be amended at a regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the delegates present, provided they represent a quorum.

Section B. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the chapters in the area in good standing, providing each chapter is notified at least 14 days in advance of the meeting and supplied with a statement of the proposed amendment.

Section C. All proposed amendments shall be in the hands of the chairperson of the advisory council at least 30 days prior to the date of the regular meeting, and said chairperson shall then notify all chapters in the area at least 14 prior to the regular meeting.

 

(Amended & Approved 09/15/2015)

 
 

OFFICER SELECTION POLICIES & PROCEDURES
 

Area V Officer Selection Policies and Procedures

Board Policies and Constitutional Provisions
Policies established by the Area V association are in place to guide the selection process in an effort to ensure fairness to all involved.

  Area Officers and Procedures for Election

  1. The elected officers of the Area V FFA Association shall be selected and nominated by each of the District Associations.  Each of these officers has an opportunity to demonstrate FFA, agricultural education, parliamentary procedure and agricultural industry knowledge via a written exam, present their qualifications to an evaluation committee and appear before the area convention body delegates and deliver a campaign speech.  A president shall be elected from the area officers by a combination of exam score and writing prompt (25%), 25 percent, interview scores (35%), 35 percent, and a score derived from the vote of the delegates present (40%), 40 percent.  Results of all elections will be announced as seen fit by the Area Officer Election committee.  The winner of the final elections shall be declared President of the Area Association, and the candidate receiving the second highest score total in the final runoff election shall be declared the first vice-president with other offices, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Sentinel and Student Advisor, following in that order.
  2. Each district Association shall nominate four candidates to pursue an Area Office Position.  At the end of the election process each district will have 1 Area Officer. 
  3. Each candidate will submit an application at the Area V Degree Check, which will be used to create interview questions, but will not have any implication on scoring. 
  4. The Area officers shall hold the Chapter FFA Degree at the time of their election at the area convention, must be active members for the duration of their term in office, and must be concluding their junior year of high school when their respective district association nominates them.

Administration

  1. The Area Officer Election Adult consultants will review policy and procedure related to the area officer selection process and make policy recommendations to the board and management recommendations to the Area coordinator.
  2. The Election Superintendent and Area Coordinator will chair the area officer selection procedures.  The said supervisor shall coordinate the efforts of the exam writers, interview committee, balloting committee and officer candidate committee in accordance to all relevant policies.

 Candidate Evaluation

  1. Candidates shall be evaluated and scored on a 100 point scale which includes the written exam score and interview committee score.  Test and interview scores shall be applied to all election rounds.  The top two scoring candidates shall be the district’s area officer nominees.
  2. The exam shall comprise 25% of the candidates score.  The test shall comprise 85% of the exam section and the writing prompt, 15%.
  3. The student nominating committee comprised of the current Area Officer Team and an adult nominating committee, comprised of one representative from each district and the current state FFA officer, representing Area V, serving as an ex-officio committee chair; shall interview each candidate in accordance to procedures outlined in this policy.  The interview score shall comprise 35% of the candidates score, comprised of a panel interview and one-on-one interviews.
  4. The top two candidates from each district, at the conclusion of the exam and interview portions, will be given the opportunity to present a campaign speech to the voting delegates present at the area convention.  The popular vote of the delegate body shall comprise 40% of the candidates score.  Initial speech shall be a maximum of two minutes and thirty seconds in length.
    1. Each delegate shall cast one vote in preliminary rounds for one of the two candidates from their district. 
    2. The candidate from each district who receives the highest combined exam, interview and vote score will be declared the area officer from that district.
  5. The top candidates from each district will then be given the opportunity to give a two minute run-off speech for the office of Area V President.
    1. Each delegate shall cast two votes in the final round of voting.

 

(Voted on & Approved 09/15/2015)

 
 
     
 
 
 
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