The fourth meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, by president Rachael Robie in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Eleven members were present. Secretary Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Treasurer Brenda Heckman presented the treasurer’s report.

Under old business, Rick Musick reported on the Ted Billups tractor auction. He commended the FFA students for a job well done in manning the coffee and cookie jar booth. The winner of the 50/50 event was Ray Robinette, with the closest prediction of the selling price on a rare tractor. Marie Heckman reported on the Christmas cookie jar fund-raiser and announced that Valentine’s Day jars will be available for purchase until February. Earl Musick reintroduced the idea of select senior students restoring an old tractor to auction for an annual large fundraiser, beginning 2019-20.

Under new business, Rick Musick raised the idea of using old tractor photos to make 2020 calendars to sell next year. Members discussed possible sources for wood and metal materials for the GHS shop classes. The chapter approved transferring funds to the FFA chapter for travel to state convention in April, particularly to help fund students who are active in chapter events and fund-raisers. For the April 29 FFA banquet, members decided on 10 auction items.

The next meeting is set for Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the GHS ag classroom.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

--Julia McCarthy

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