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INSIDE FARMHOUSE

An insider's view into the latest happenings in FarmHouse Fraternity

Volume 19 | Issue #2

10. TRAVEL ABROAD WITH THE JOURNEY: FARMHOUSE

Those who have been a part of The Journey: FarmHouse call it life changing, impactful, and incredible! Have you been interested in studying abroad? Is providing service a passion of yours? Do you want to experience another culture? This unique, week-long service immersion trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience another culture with FarmHouse brothers and provide a much needed service within a local community. Click here to learn more.

On June 4-11, 2016, 15 or more FarmHouse men will again travel to Honduras as a part of this exciting program and spend 5 days building a home for a family in need. The fraternity will continue its partnership with Heart to Honduras and work together with members of the local community. Registration is available below. Contact Tim for more details or if you have any questions.   

 

11. UPCOMING DEADLINES

Chapter officers and leadership should be aware of the following upcoming deadlines. Contact Justin Crowley if you have any questions or need assistance in completing these items:

  • Term and Initiation Reports: These reports are the official membership record of the Fraternity and are required to be completed within 30 days of classes beginning. On most campuses, this deadline is within the next few weeks or already passed. VPs of Finance received information on completing Term and Initiation Reports at FLI and again this week in an email from Justin Crowley. 
  • Risk Management Verification Forms: Has your chapter completed a risk management program this semester? Each chapter is required to participate in at least one such event each semester. Indicate that you have done so by submitting the Risk Management Verification Form. 
  • Award of Excellence & Programming Awards: The Chapter Award of Excellence serves as the minimum standards program and, along with Programming Awards, the application for chapter awards including the Ruby Cup. The Award of Excellence is required to be completed and Programming Awards are optional, but all chapters are encouraged to submit applications. The deadline for both applications is March 1. Get started today!

Important note: In order for the Award of Excellence to calculate your score properly, please make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat.

 

12. COMING SOON: CONSULTATION VISIT

 


 

Robbie Maples (OK 10) continues his travels in his second year as an Educational Leadership Consultant this spring. He is a native of Oklahoma and has a degree in Agricultural Education. He has already begun consultation visits and will be on the road throughout the next several months. 

Kyle Dupper (VA 12) begins his time traveling on staff as an Educational Leadership Consultant this coming week. Kyle graduated with dual degrees in Agricultural Science and Agronomy and is a native of southern New Jersey. He joined the rest of FarmHouse staff in Kansas City for FLI and has worked in the office this week to complete his training. 

 

Robbie Maples
Educational Leadership Consultant, 2014-16 robbie@farmhouse.org
(918) 650-2867

Kyle Dupper
Educational Leadership Consultant, 2016-17
kyle@farmhouse.org
(609) 202-1951

 

  • Arkansas (Feb 29-Mar 2)
  • Clemson (Feb 3-5)
  • Colorado State (Jan 27-29)
  • Illinois (Mar 14-16)
  • Illinois State (Mar 16-18)
  • Mississippi State (Feb 8-10)
  • North Carolina State (Feb 17-19)
  • Ohio State (Feb 1-3)
  • Southern Illinois (Mar 9-11)
  • Tarleton State (Mar 6-8)
  • Tennessee (Jan 13-15)
  • Texas Tech (Jan 19-20)
  • Texas A&M (Jan 24-26)
  • Troy (Feb 14-16)
  • Virginia Tech (Mar 21-23 )
  • Wichita State(Mar 23-25)

 

  • Alberta (Feb 8-10)
  • Clemson (Feb 3-5)
  • Idaho (Feb 10-12)
  • Kansas State (Feb 22-24)
  • Iowa State (Feb 29-Mar 2)
  • Michigan State (Mar 14-16)
  • Minnesota (Mar 2-4)
  • North Dakota State (Mar 21-23)
  • Oklahoma State (Feb 24-26)
  • Purdue (Feb 1-3)
  • South Dakota State (Mar 23-26)
  • Washington State (Feb 15-17)
  • Western Kentucky (Mar 16-18)
  • Wisc-Platteville (Mar 7-9)

 

13. BOARD NOMINATIONS REVIEW BEGINS FEB 1 

FarmHouse International Fraternity is currently recruiting volunteers to the leadership roles within the International Fraternity, including nominations for the International Executive Board (IEB), the governing board of directors for the International Fraternity. This volunteer leadership role is an excellent opportunity for alumni to give back to our Fraternity and we need your support! The Nominations & Elections Committee is open for nominations for alumni seats.

Brothers are asked to submit names of worthy candidates for consideration or may self-nominate, by completing a brief online submission form. A review of nominees will begin February 1 and members of the Nominations & Elections Committee will contact individuals for further information following that date. In accordance with the International Fraternity's By-laws 2014-16, Article III, the slate will be announced by June 15 to the membership and then voted on during the Conclave Business Meeting on August 4 and 5 in Denver, at which time the new IEB members will assume their seats.

Questions regarding this call for nominations may be directed to Clark Hanson, Master Builder; Chad Harris, Fraternity executive director; or a member of the Nominations and Election Committee, including Shawn Eagleburger, Brian Hogue, Daniel Suess or Dwight Raab, Master Builder

 

14. MEMBERS RECOMMIT TO GROWTH

FarmHouse has experienced tremendous growth in our membership in recent semesters. To build on this, members gathered this past weekend at FarmHouse GROWS committed to continue the growth not only in the size of our chapters, but in the quality of our members. Throughout the weekend members learned new skills, strategies, and resources to improve their recruitment processes. Each chapter dedicated a great deal of time and energy to develop a specific plan and set of goals based on what they learned. 

If your chapter has not reviewed their Recruitment Action Plan developed at GROWS, get in contact with those in attendance and begin implementing those plans. Take a look at #FHGROWS on Twitter to follow conversations from GROWS. Here are several great quotes to consider and reflect on with your chapter: 

"We recruit our own image, let's not insult ourselves" - Roy Wilson, Master Builder

"Everything you need to know about what makes a great member and great chapter is in The Object." - Tom Healy, CEO of LaunchPoint Solutions

 

15. RECRUITMENT WEBINAR TO FOLLOW GROWS

Those who attended GROWS gave high praise in their reviews and we want to make sure that their experience leads to positive change in recruitment at your chapter. In order to support that change, Tom Healy is hosting a webinar in a couple weeks to follow up. This will be a perfect opportunity to work on implementing those ideas brought back by attendees. We ask those chapters who could not make it to GROWS due to weather specifically attend the webinar.


Tuesday, February 9
8 p.m. Central Time 
Log in: Webinar Link



TOM HEALY 
CEO, LaunchPoint Solutions

Tom has led GROWS and other FarmHouse programs over the past several years. He is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and is an expert in helping organizations identify and recruit the highest quality individuals. 

 

16. SAVE THE DATE! FARMHOUSE DAY OF GIVING

This year marks the FarmHouse Foundation's 50th Anniversary! In order to celebrate this milestone, we invite you to join us on February 29, 2016 for a special Day of Giving. Below are a few ways you can help us celebrate! 

What you can do to help celebrate:

Thank you to all those who made the last 50 years possible and thank YOU for making the next 50 years possible by supporting the Foundation and our mission of "Building the Leaders of Tomorrow"!

 

17. FOUNDATION POWER OF 7 SEMINAR - JUNIORS AND SENIORS APPLY TODAY!

We invite all juniors and seniors to apply to attend the 2016 Power of 7 Seminar. We are looking for TEN of the best and brightest FarmHouse men to join us April 22-24, in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the 10th Annual Seminar. Please be sure to share this information with your chapter members. Additional information can be found at the Power of 7 Seminar website

Click here to print a copy of the application. Applications are due to the Foundation by February 29! Please contact Andrea at  Andrea@FarmHouse.org or (800) 722-1905 with questions.

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