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Mindy Bunselmeyer.
Illinois FFA Center-FFA Alumni
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3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
Office-217.753.3328 Cell-217.412.5646
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Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction, January 26-27, 2018

Friday, December 01, 2017

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Items in this Listserv: 

1.  Annual Meeting Registration & Agenda

2.  Alumni Auction

3.  Chapter Baskets


1.) Alumni Annual Meeting Registration Information 

The Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting will be held January 26-27, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in Champaign, Illinois.  We do have a room block under the IL FFA Alumni, and the cost is $109 plus tax.  The room block will close on December 27, 2017.  Please call the hotel at (217) 352-9970 for reservations.

Please register online for the Alumni Annual Meeting:

  • Full Conference Registration - $100 (Increases to $115 on January 13, 2018)
  • Single Day Registration - $55
  • FFA Advisors may bring FFA Members for Friday Night's Program & Saturday's Lunch - $75 per person


Tentative Agenda - Friday, January 26th:

Noon - Check-In Auction Items

4:00 - Registration Opens

5:30 - Silent Auction Opens, Mystery Boxes ($25), Wine Pull, and Dart Game 

6:00 - Heavy Hors D'oeuvres - Slider Station, Macaroni & Cheese Bar, & Dessert Bar.  Chapter Baskets will be judged.

6:30 - Awards Program

8:00 - Live Auction - (Chapter Baskets & Heads/Tails)

Saturday, January 27th:

7:00 - Registration & Silent Auction Open

7:30 - Breakfast Buffet

8:30 - 10:00 - Breakout Sessions:

  • State Officers' Escape Room
  • Alumni Roster Information
  • Ron Lynch's 10/10
  • TBA - Alumni Chapter Exchange of Ideas
  • TBA - Corporate Session

10:00 - 11:00 - District Caucuses

11:00 - Lunch & Business Meeting

1:00 - Adjourn

1:30 - State Officer Team Parents' Orientation

This is a great event to meet others with the same passion for the Illinois FFA and Alumni.  Please contact Patti Davis at or (217) 753-3328 Ext. 107 with any questions.


2.  Auction

The Alumni Auction will be held on Friday Night.Everyone is welcome to attend! Proceeds from the auction are what funds 212, WLC, and Camp Scholarships, 

Items we will have up for bid at the auction: 

  • 4 Walt Disney World Park Hopper Tickets
  • Jumer's Casino Rock Island- One night stay, two free buffets 
  • Elite Island Resorts- St. Vincent & The Grenadines- 2 Rooms for 7 Night Stay at Palm Island at The Grenadines Resort (flyer attached)
  • Elite Island Resorts- St. Lucia- 2-3 Rooms for 7 Nights at St. James Club at Morgan Bay Saint Lucia (flyer attached)
  • Elite Island Resorts- Antigua- Up to 3 rooms for 7 Night Stay at the Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua (flyer attached)
  • Oriental Trading Gift Certificate
  • Casey's Gift Certificate
  • St. Louis Cardinals Tickets
  • More Over Night Trips
  • And Much Much More

If you have questions about the items that will be auctioned off or would like to donate something, email Katie Burns, at Everyone is welcome! 

3.  Chapter Baskets

Once again this year, the Alumni Council will be hosting the chapter basket contest in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and Auction.  We ask that the Alumni Chapters that will be attending the Annual Meeting to participate in the basket contest.  Each affiliate, FFA Chapter, or non-traditional affiliate is encouraged to put together a basket that represents your area, FFA, or the FFA state theme of “Be Bold”. 

New This Year – Chapter Baskets need to be checked in at the auction area on Friday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m. to be judged at 6:00 p.m.  If you are unable to get the basket to the event by 5:30 then the Chapter Basket will still be in the auction, but will not be in the running for the Best Basket Award. 

Illinois FFA Camp Scholarships will be given to the Best Basket & the Highest Bid Basket.  If enough money is raised from the chapter basket auction then additional scholarships could be announced.

Please see this link to the Chapter Basket Rules.

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