Central Oregon District  FFA District Leadership Camp 2012

<span style="text-align: -webkit-auto; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #222222;">&nbsp;North Lake Polar Bears:&nbsp; Raven Waldron, Shannon Fisher, Noelle Fine, Wyatt Smith, Barry O'Leary, Brad Libolt, Kurtis Oster, Ethan Murphy, Trent Emery, Conley Kittredge</span>

By: Mariam R. Horton

            The 2012 Central Oregon District Leadership Camp was held at Suttle Lake, Sisters, on April 25, 26, and 27. With Ninety plus FFA members and advisors present. The camp was a huge success. This camp was held for the chapter officers and their assistants. The district officers taught all the members how to run a skillful and fluent FFA chapter. The Central Oregon District was glad to have our six Oregon State FFA Officers at the camp to help teach our district how to “mesh” our chapter together.

            The camp was packed full of things to do. No member was allowed to rest until around eleven every evening. Then the fun begins all over again at six the next morning, when we start with flag raising ceremonies and then breakfast. Amazing meals were prepared for all of us. I am pretty sure that we all gained a couple of pounds while away. The state officers then took over and we split up into our separate officer groups. The presidents went with our FFA State President; the Vice President went with our FFA State Vice Presidents, and so forth. The State Officers did a very excellent job teaching us our officer responsibilities and how to bond with our chapter. They even showed us ideas that we could use to make North Lake FFA a better chapter.

            The people that attended from our North Lake Chapter were: Conley Kittredge, Brad Libolt, Raven Waldron, Trent Emery, Mariam Horton, Wyatt Smith, Noelle Fine, Daniel Libolt, Barry O’Leary, Shannon Fisher, Alberto Valencia, Ethan Murphy, and Kurtis Oster.  The North Lake officer team competed in the rituals competition. We all did our best saying our parts. We represented well, even though we didn’t place.

            At the end of the camp, most of us went down to Suttle Lake to go for an early morning jump into the 36 degree water and join the Central Oregon District Polar Bear Club. At six o’clock in the morning the jump into the water definitely woke every one up in a hurry. I would say that the jump is scary but it is an accomplishment for every member that jumps in.

            The camp was very productive and all the campers had a great time. The North Lake FFA Chapter would like to thank all cooks that cooked our meals and all the advisors and district/ state officers for making our weekend an amazing weekend. We would like to thank Mr. Staniak and our teachers for supporting the North Lake FFA.

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