Opening Ceremonies | 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo

Opening Ceremonies | 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo

(upbeat rock music) (gavel banging) – The convention hall will come to order. We are now holding the
first general session on the 92nd National
FFA Convention and Expo. Mr. Vice President,
(audience cheering) are all officers at their stations? – I shall call the roll of officers, determine if they’re at their stations and report back to you, Mr. President. The sentinel. – [Sentinel] Stationed by the door. – Your duties there? – Through this door passed
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. – The reporter. – [Reporter] The reporter
is stationed by the flag. – [Vice President] Why by the flag? – 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 the Virgin Islands and from
the state of Maine to Hawaii! (audience cheering) – The treasurer. – [Treasurer] Stationed at
the Emblem of Washington. – [Vice President] Your duties there? – 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! (audience cheering)
(audience applauding) – The secretary. – [Secretary] Stationed
by the ear of corn. – [Vice President] Your duties there? – I keep an accurate
record of all meetings and correspond with other secretaries wherever corn is grown
and FFA members meet. (audience cheering)
(audience applauding) – The advisor. – [Advisor] Here by the owl. – Why stationed by the owl? – The owl is a time honored
emblem of knowledge and wisdom. Being older than the rest of you, I’m 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. Vice President, why do you
keep a plow at your station? – 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 and direct in 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? – The rising sun is a 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. President, all officers
are at their stations. – Thank you, Mr. Vice President. (gavel tapping) The secretary will call
the roll of members. – There are 65,208 members and guests registered, Mr. President! (regal triumphant music) – Thank you. FFA members, why are we here? (gavel tapping) To practice brotherhood, honor,
agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and
develop those qualities of leadership which an
FFA member should possess. (gavel tapping) May we accomplish our purposes. I now declare this first session of the 92nd National
FFA Convention and Expo duly opened for the
transaction of business or attention to any matters
which may properly be presented.

5 thoughts on “Opening Ceremonies | 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo

  1. I still know the sentinel opening ceremony even after no longer being sentinel. Absolutely love this organization. ❤️

  2. Really missing convention this year. The saying “You may outgrow the jacket but you’ll never outgrow the experience” is very true. I cherish the opportunities my jacket had given me. It’s my turn to give back to an organization that changed my life completely. To all attendees. Enjoy every minute of it and take up everything you can. I’ve been honored to go three times and hopefully my fourth next year to receive my American Degree.

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