Bartholomew County FFA Alumni Association launched

On the eve of National FFA Week, organizers have announced the formation of the Bartholomew County FFA Alumni Association.

Last week, organizers met at at the Bartholomew County 4H Fairgrounds and unanimously agreed that the Association should be formed. This began the process for obtaining a local charter from the National FFA Alumni Association. The Association elected its first slate of officers, approved a constitution and bylaws, and agreed on a $20 fee for annual membership dues.

Officials elected include:

• Don Barriger – President
• Jackie Arnholt – Vice President
• Cathy Robertson – Secretary
• Dianne Barriger – Treasurer

Officials say that regular meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, inside the Family Arts Building at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Association President Don Barriger says that anyone interested in FFA and the promotion of its goals is welcome to join. He adds that there is no need to have been actively involved with FFA in the past.