Affiliation Program Now Implemented for all Chapters
National FFA has mandated that all Alumni chapters across the nation will no longer charge annual membership dues, but instead operate under the affiliation program.
The membership affiliation program is designed to easily mobilize volunteers to support local agricultural education programs and their FFA chapters. This program allows chapters to provide membership, services and benefits to an unlimited number of volunteers/supporters for one chpater fee, while keeping the rest of their funds right at home for their local programs.
This program will also assist the National FFA Alumni and Supporters in their strategic goal of having an active alumni chapter in every FFA chapter in the country and dramatically increasing the number of advocates and supporters with time, talent and resources at the local, state and national level. The program fee allows for an unlimited number of annual members each year. The membership year begins on August 1 and ends on July 31.
The national affiliation fee is $ 100 per chapter and the state fee is $ 200 per chapter for a total of $ 300 per chapter per year. In order to help transition chapters to get enrolled early in the year, Wisconsin FFA Alumni & Supporters is telling each chapter that they can deduct $ 50 from their state fees this year, if postmarked by October 31, 2020.
This affiliation fee then provides annual membership for any individuals. Chapters submit a roster with their affiliation payment and there is no limit to the number of members on that roster. The Membership information packets can be found by clicking here.
Annual membership is open to anyone interested in supporting and advocating for FFA, agricultural education, agriculture or volunteerism through their gifts of time, talent, and financial resources on a yearly basis. Annual members receive membership benefits such as hotel discounts and vehicle purchase rebates, the National FFA Alumni New Visions newsletter, the Wisconsin FFA Alumni The Announcer newsletter, the ability to attend personal and professional development conferences and conventions, additional sponsor benefits and a voice in alumni business.
If you are looking to join the Alumni, please check with your local chapters and they can get you signed up. If you are not sure who to contact, or if your local community does not have a chapter, please contact our Executive Director, Cheryl Steinbach @ wisconsinffaalumni.org for assistance.
Lifetime Membership Investment Option
Lifetime membership is a one-time INVESTMENT in the future of our organization. Your investment ensures that the FFA and FFA Alumni will be around for future generations of agriculturalists and to help us reach as many members as we possibly can so that they can exert an influence in their home and community. Alumni members receive a lifetime subscription to the New Visions newsletter, a lifetime subscription to FFA New Horizons magazine, the Wisconsin FFA Alumni The Announcer newsletter, the ability to attend personal and professional development conferences and conventions, additional sponsor benefits and a voice in alumni business. Those funds received are invested and used for numerous state and national leadership programs.
Associate Membership is FREE five-year membership,provided annually to individuals that are graduating or have recently graduated from high school. This membership is automatically given to graduates of local chapters. This membership can be transferred to annual membership at any time by contact the Executive Director, using the link above,
Types of Chapters
Non-Traditional Chapters are available to groups, businesses and corporations as a means of providing their members/employees an opportunity to individually and collectively help support Agricultural Education programs and FFA chapters as a unified Alumni Chapter without being tied directly to a local FFA chapter. Non-Traditional Chapters connect geographically-separate, yet otherwise-linked individuals to one another and allow them to rally around nearby chapters, even if those chapters are not their home chapters. This connection allows them to be a helping hand to local FFA advisors, as well as to state associations and the national organization.
Traditional Chapters are available to groups as a means of providing their members an opportunity to individually and collectively help support Agricultural Education programs and FFA chapters as a unified Alumni Chapter.