Opening Ceremonies

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Opening Ceremonies
President: Lisa
The banquet hall will now come to order. We are now holding a Banquet of the San Isidro FFA Chapter. Mr. Vice-President, are all officers at their stations? Vice-President: Omar
I shall call row of officers, determine if they are at their stations and report back to you, Madam President. Vice-President: Omar
The Sentinel.
Sentinel: Jonathan
Stationed by the door.
Vice-President: Omar
Your duties there?
Sentinel: Jonathan
Through this door pass many friends of the FFA. It is my duty to see that door is open to our friends at all times and 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: Omar

The Reporter.
Reporter: Emily
The Reporter is stationed by the flag.
Vice-President: Omar
Why by the flag?
Reporter: Emily
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: Omar

The Treasurer.
Treasurer: Yaneth
Stationed at the emblem of Washington.
Vice-President: Omar
Your duties there?
Treasurer: Yaneth
I keep a record of receipts and disbursements just as Washington kept his farm account—carefully and accurately. I encourage thrift among the members and strive to build up our financial standing through saving and investments. George Washington was batter able to serve his country because he was financially independent. Vice-President: Omar

The Secretary.
Secretary: Daniel
I keep an accurate record of all meetings and correspond with other secretaries whenever corn is grown and FFA members meet. Vice-President: Omar
The Advisor.
Mr. Hinojosa
The 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 arise. I hope that my advice will always be based on true knowledge and ripened with wisdom. Mr. Hinojosa

Mr. Vice-President, why do you keep a plow by your station?

Vice-President: Omar
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 the direction the work of our organization. I preside over meeting in the absence of our president, whose place is beneath the rising sun. Mr. Hinojosa

Why is the Pres. so Stationed?
Vice-President: Omar
The rising sun is a token of a new era in agriculture. If we 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. President: Lisa

Thank you, Mr. Vice-President (all take seats at the tap of the gravel). The secretary will call row of members. Secretary: Daniel
There are ________members and _________ guests present, Mr. President. President: Lisa
Thank you. FFA members, why are we here?
All Members:
To practice brotherhood, honor agriculture opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA Member should possess. (All are seated at the tap of the gravel). President: Lisa

May we accomplish our purposes? I know declare this banquet of the San Isidro FFA Chapter duly opened for the transaction of business or attention to any matters which may properly be presented. President: Lisa

At this time I would like to call upon Mr. Miguel Garcia, school superintendent to give the official welcome. President: Lisa
Thank you, Mr. Garcia
The response will now be given by Ramiro Valdez, FCCLA member. President: Lisa
Thank you, Ramiro.
Our Chaplin, Pedro Trevino will lead us in an invocation. Please rise and bow your heads. (Chaplin will present invocation)
President:...
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