The Honor Society of Delta Tau Alpha

National Agriculture Honorary

National Convention Business Sessions Agenda

Southeast Missouri State University

March 30-April 3, 2005

 

The National Council requests that voting delegates dress in business attire and the general assembly in business casual for convention business sessions.  We request that everyone dress in business attire for the banquet.  This is a professional organization and we want to project that image.

 Important Notice:  Plans are subject to change!  (Dates will not change.) 

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Pre-conference tours will be planned for those interested. 

Thursday, March 31, 2005

 8:00-11:00 am             Registration (Drury Lodge lobby)

 

                                    National Officer’s Meeting

 

11:00 am - Noon          Lunch (on your own)

 

12:00-12:30                 Travel to meeting rooms

 

12:30-4:00 p.m.           Opening General/First Business Session

                                   

Welcome – Southeast Missouri State University

                                    Presiding- National President

Introduction of National Council                                   
Seating of Chapter Delegates

                                    Roll Call - National Secretary

Introduction of Chapter Representatives and Advisor- Voting Delegates

Charge to Delegates- National Advisor

Review of Parliamentary Procedure - National Parliamentarian

                                    National Convention Minutes 2004 (Summary)-National Secretary

                                    Committee Assignments- National President

                                                Committee Meetings- Voting Delegates

                                                            Advisors

                                                            Audit

                                                            Budget

                                                            Nominating

                                                            Resolutions

Ag Bowl Guidelines- Dr. Bud Kennedy, Arkansas State University       

Advisor

Mixer for non-voting delegates

                                    Announcements- Southeast Missouri State University

                                    Adjournment

                                   

4:00-4:30 p.m.             Meet with your chapter to organize for the next day

 

4:30-5:30p.m.              Travel to hotel – quick change of clothes

 

5:30-6:00 p.m.             Travel to Farm – BUSES WILL LEAVE NO LATER THAN 5:30PM!

 

6:00-10:00 p.m.           Supper and Ag Olympics at Southeast Missouri State University Demonstration Farm

 

Friday, April 1, 2005

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.              Hot breakfast buffet (Drury Lodge restaurant)

 

9:00 a.m.                      Tour of Cape Girardeau

(Port Authority, Mississippi River wall murals, Port Cape, etc.)

 

10:45 a.m. – noon        First Round Quiz Bowl

 

Noon – 12:15               Group Picture

 

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.         Lunch (Polytechnic Studies Building Room 109)

 

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.          Group Picture (University Center)

 

1:15-4:00 p.m.             Second Business Session (University Center - Ballroom and Party Room)

                                    Presiding- National President

                                    Seating of Chapter Delegates

                                    Roll Call- National Secretary

                                    Review of Parliamentary Procedures- National Parliamentarian

                                   

Unfinished Business

                                    President’s Address- National President

                                    National Officer’s Reports-

                                                Eastern Region VP

                                                Midwestern Region VP

                                                Southern Region VP

                                                National Secretary

                                                National Parliamentarian

                                                Dr. Bruce Greene, National Executive Treasurer

                                                Dr. Jean Gleichsner, National Advisor

                                   

                        New Business

Host School Invitation- 2006

                                    NACTA Address

Committee Reports-

                                                Advisors

Audit

                                                Nominating

                                    Additional Nominations for National Officer Candidates

                                    Speeches by National Officer Candidates

                                    Announcements-

                                                Southeast Missouri State University

                                    Adjournment

 

4:30-5:00 p.m.             Meet with your chapter to organize for the next day

 

Evening                        Dinner on your own 

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For those interested, some groups will be traveling to Sikeston, Missouri to Lambert’s Café “Home of the Throwed Rolls”

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For a preview, go to http://www.throwedrolls.com/

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Yes!  They really do throw the dinner rolls to you.

 

 Saturday, April 2, 2005

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.              Hot breakfast buffet (Drury Lodge lobby)

 

9:00-9:30 a.m.              Travel to meeting rooms

 

9:30 a.m.                      Third Business Session (University Center - Ballroom and Party Room)

                                    Presiding- National President

                                    Seating of Chapter Delegates

                                    Roll Call- National Secretary

                        Unfinished Business

                                    Committee Report- Budget

                                    Additional Nominations for National Officer Candidates

                                    Speeches by National Officer Candidates

                                    Adjournment

                                   

                                    Council breakout session with all members

                                                   (fundraising, memberships, networking, etc.)

 

Noon-1:00 p.m.           Lunch

 

1:00-1:30 p.m.             Second Round Quiz Bowl

 

1:45 -4:00 p.m.            Final Business Session (University Center - Ballroom and Party Room)

                                    Presiding- National President

                                    Seating of Chapter Delegates

                                    Roll Call- National Secretary

                        Unfinished Business

                                    Additional Nominations for National Officer Candidates

                                    Speeches by National Officer Candidates

                                    Election of 2005-2006 National Officers

                                    Committee Reports- Resolutions

Presentation of Founder’s Plaque, Banner and Final Comments - National

Advisor

                                    Installation of 2005-2006 National Officers

                                    Recognition of 2004-2005 National Officers

                                    Additional Business- Incoming National President

                                    Announcements-

                                                Southeast Missouri State University

                                                National Officers/Advisor

                                    Adjournment-   Incoming National President

 

After Adjournment        Outgoing and Incoming National Council Meeting

 

4:00-4:30 p.m.             Travel to hotel and prepare for banquet

           

6:00-9:00p.m.              Final Quiz Bowl/Dinner/Awards Banquet (University Center - Ballroom and Party Room)

                                    Guest speaker -- Dr. Walter Crawford, Jr., founder of World Bird Sanctuary

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Note:  Dr. Crawford spoke at the 2003 Agriculture Banquet.  Students loved it!

Go to the Agriculture Department link to see pictures of his presentation. http://www4.semo.edu/agriculture/2003%20Banquet.htm

 

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Safe travel home