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FFA Members Conduct Official Business at Convention    
Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Author: Shannon O'Quinn, Texas FFA News Staff

During the second general session of the 90th Annual Texas FFA Convention, members from across the state gathered to act as the legislative body for the association.

The first act of business was accepting the standing rules of the session, paving the way for legislative matters of the association to take place. This was followed by accepting the minutes of the previous meeting as well as the treasurer’s report.

All delegate resolutions were passed. This included recognizing the host city of Fort Worth for their assistance in planning and holding convention, recognizing Texas FFA Board members for their dedication to service and recognizing the 2017-2018 Texas FFA State Officer Team for their dedication to the association.

Cody McQueen is serving as the current Texas FFA State President and presided over the session.

“I believe the business session was a success,” McQueen said. “It’s great to see members getting involved in the process of passing legislation for Texas FFA, especially since it will impact them even on the chapter level.”

During the session, a budget increase was approved allowing for development of new conferences and opportunities for Texas FFA and its members to grow. Additionally, motions were passed confirming Honorary Lone Star and Lone Star Degree recipients.

Connor McKenzie, the 2016-2017 Texas FFA First Vice President was officially nominated as the national officer candidate within the session.

“I just want to thank everyone for this opportunity,” McKenzie said. “I’m humbled to be selected and I’m honored to represent you on the national level.”

The final acts of business within the session included passing three constitutional amendments. These amendments updated the dates for the membership year, changed state degree requirements to match National FFA standards and transitioned Collegiate FFA membership to alumni status.

The session was adjourned after all the legislative acts were passed.

“The business session gives members the opportunity to have a hands-on approach to their organization,” Texas FFA Executive Director Austin Large said. “It is a way to give students a voice in Texas FFA and let them see how impactful their decisions can be across the association.”

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