Monday, June 25, 2018
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FFA officers take retreat in Omaha

A retreat in Omaha at the beginning of the month helped Gothenburg High School FFA officers form plans and organize activities for their chapter.

The group visited a fun plex where they enjoyed activities such as go-karts, a roller coaster and mini-golf.

“Nothing promotes team-building like ramming into each other at high speeds,” said FFA reporter Cale Moore.

After working up a sweat, the team headed to the water park section where they discovered water slides.

Later that evening, the officers visited the Amazing Pizza Machine to eat dinner and play arcade games.

The next day, they explored the Henry Doorly Zoo.

“It wasn’t all fun and games, though,” Moore said. “The team spent their free time discussing how to better the chapter.”

They discussed how to start off the FFA year strong and covered topics such as recruitment and member involvement.

One such idea was an FFA pool party scheduled after their return. Unfortunately, Moore said the event was stopped early because of lightning.

“Still, it was great way for new and current members to meet officers and get a glimpse of what the FFA is about,” he said.

While in Omaha, officers also talked about personal goals and what they wanted to accomplish for the chapter.

T-shirts were designed for the officer team as well as for the chapter and a budget planned.

Officers also were able to unwind a bit.

“And lay a great foundation,” he said. “We will make our chapter our own this year are confident that the Gothenburg FFA chapter will accomplish great things.”