President: "The (meeting room, l, etc.) will come to order. We are now holding a
meeting of the (Marbury, district, etc.) FFA (chapter, district, etc.) Mr./Mdm. Vice President, are all officers at their
Vice President: (Rising and
facing the president) "I shall call the roll of officers, determine if they are at their stations and report back to you,
Vice President: (Calling
roll of officers) "The sentinel."
by the door."
Vice President: "Your duties
Sentinel: "Through this door pass many friends
of the FFA. It is my duty to see that the door is open to our friends at all times and that they are welcome. I care for the
meeting room and paraphernalia. I strive to keep the room comfortable and assist the president in maintaining order."
Vice President: "The reporter."
Reporter: "The reporter is stationed by the flag."
"Why by the flag?"
Reporter: "As the flag covers the United States of America, so I strive to inform the people in order that every man, woman and
child may know that the FFA is a national organization that reaches from the state of Alaska to Puerto Rico and from the state
of Maine to Hawaii."
Vice President: "The
Treasurer: "Stationed at the
emblem of Washington."
"Your duties there?"
Treasurer: "I keep
a record of receipts and disbursements just as Washington kept his farm accounts—carefully and accurately. I encourage
thrift among the members and strive to build up our financial standing through savings and
investments. George Washington
was better able to serve his country because he was financially independent."
Vice President: "The
Secretary: "Stationed by the
ear of corn."
Vice President: "Your duties
Secretary: "I keep an accurate record of all meetings
and correspond with other secretaries wherever corn is grown and FFA members meet."
President: "The advisor."
Advisor: "Here by the owl."
"Why stationed by the owl?"
owl is a time-honored emblem of knowledge and wisdom. Being older than the rest of you, I am asked to advise you from time
to time, as the need arises. I hope that my advice will always be based on true knowledge and ripened with wisdom."Mr./Mdm.
Vice President, why do you keep a plow at your station?"
Vice President: "The plow is the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil. Without labor, neither knowledge nor wisdom
can accomplish much. My duties require me to assist at all times in directing the work of our organization. I preside over
meetings in the absence of our president, whose place is beneath
the rising sun."
"Why is the president so stationed?"
Vice President: "The rising sun is the token of a new era in agriculture. If we will follow the leadership of our
president, we shall be led out of the darkness of selfishness and into the glorious sunlight of brotherhood and cooperation.
Mr./Mdm. President, all officers are at their stations.
President: (Rises and faces the vice president) "Thank you, Mr./Mdm. Vice President." (All take seats at tap of gavel.) "The
secretary will call the roll of members."
are _______members and _____guests present, Mr./Mdm. President."
President: "Thank you. FFA members, why are we here?" (All members stand at 3 taps of gavel.)
in unison: "To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities
of leadership which an FFA member should possess." (All are seated at 1 tap of gavel.)
"May we accomplish our purposes. I now declare this meeting of the (Marbury, district, etc) FFA (chapter, district, etc.)
duly opened transaction of business, or attention to any matters which may properly be presented."
President: "Mr./Mdm. Secretary, do you
have a record of any further business
which should now be transacted?"
Secretary: (Rises, replies and is seated.) "I have none, Mr./Mdm. President."
"Does any member know of any new or unfinished business which should properly come before this meeting?"
(If no answer, proceed as follows.)
"We are about to adjourn this meeting of the (chapter, district, etc.) FFA . (chapter,
As we mingle with others, let us be diligent in labor, just in our dealings, courteous
to everyone, and, above all, honest and fair in the game of life. Fellow members and guests, join me in a salute to our flag."
(Taps three times with gavel to call members to stand, face the flag at the reporter’s station, and with their right
hands over their hearts, repeat the following pledge.)
All in unison: "I pledge allegiance to the
Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty
and justice for all."
President: "I now declare this meeting adjourned." (Taps once with gavel
and the meeting is adjourned.)
The following parts are EXTRA parts that are used for other offices. They are called out between
the Secretary and the Advisor in order of Parliamentarian, Historian, Chaplin.
Vice President: The Parliamentarian?
Here by a copy of Robert’s Rules of Order.
Vice President: What are your duties?
It is my obligation to know and share information about parliamentary law and assist members in proper meeting procedure and
etiquette so that we can accomplish the business of the chapter. I assure that every member will be heard and that the majority
President: The Historian?
Historian: Stationed at the chapter scrapbook.
President: What are your duties?
Historian: Tradition and history are a source of
pride for our organization. It is my duty to maintain a record of chapter achievements and promote excellence through highlighting
activities, events and accomplishments so that our chapter membership is motivated by our past successes and looks to future
President: The Chaplain?
Chaplain: Stationed by the Bible.
Your duties there?
Chaplain: My duties as Chaplain are to promote Spiritual growth among our members.
I offer intercessions to our supreme creator on the behalf of our chapter. I strive to uphold brotherhood and good morals
through scriptures in our meetings, in our classrooms, and in our lives.