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Gustine FFA’s chapter officer team competed in the opening/closing ceremony competition recently. From left are Patrick Broderick, Stacy Oliveira, Megan Azevedo, Aubrie Hazan, Amanda Oliveira, Madison Woods and Nicholas Alamo.

September is over and for the Gustine FFA, it was jam-packed with events and activities.

The first quarter of the school year has gone so fast.

Chapter activities started at the first home football game of the year. The Gustine FFA program held a tailgate before the game by the gym, hosting games of cornhole and hot dogs for the members and whoever else wanted something to eat. Those who attended were greeted by Mr. Baffunno, the FFA’s food science teacher, barbecuing hot dogs and sausages, and people tossing bags into corn hole boards. Members got temporary tattoos and spirit gear to get themselves excited for the game. The FFA didn’t stop there with the fun, as on Sept. 10, the chapter officers took part in the Merced-Mariposa Section Officer Leadership Conference. The chapter officers were greeted by the section officers at the conference and were split up for teamwork and communication activities.

Later in the month, on Sept. 18, the Gustine FFA chapter had its second chapter meeting of the year. At the meeting, members were served ice cream by the officers. The turnout was a significant improvement from the previous meeting, with tons of new faces present that night.

On Sept. 24 Aubrie Hazan, the chapter’s vice president, attended national delegate training in Galt, where she was informed about the process and the importance of her role.

Lastly, on Sept. 28, four of our chapter officers, including Megan Azevedo, Stacy Oliveira, Patrick Broderick and Nick Alamo, visited Gregori High for the annual Chapter Officer Leadership Conference. The entire day was filled with activities and sessions for the officers to meet new people and explore opportunities they can bring back to their chapters.

We hope to see all of our FFA members at the next meeting, held October 23, at 6:30 pm.