Revisions and Changes to the 2015 LDE Rules and Procedures
1. Clarification on implementation of the new Jarrell D. Gray’s Parliamentary Procedure Guide:
Only the 2015 version of the 3rd Edition of the Jarrell D. Gray's Parliamentary Procedure Guide will be available from Instructional Materials Service (IMS) and that is the resource that will be utilized in all LDE contests. In 2015 Chapter Conducting Contests: -New motions will not be used -Call for Orders of the will still not be used
In 2015 Quiz Contests: -Quiz questions will not include new motions but will include new content from the new Jarrell D. Gray's 3rd Edition. -Quiz questions and format will remain the same and include new content from the new parliamentary procedure guide, and call for orders of the day. -Please download the "Clarification of Chapter Agricultural and Greenhand Quiz Materials and how the New Parliamentary Procedure Guide will Affect the Questions."
2. New proposed language to specify the acceptable materials allowed in the Job Interview event. This is pending Texas FFA Board of Director's approval at the first quarter meeting on September 14, 2015. Current Rule: Contestants may bring a copy of their submitted résumé and cover letter or business cards, and/or padfolio (with a blank writing pad) to all areas of the contest. They may not bring any other supporting documents such as work samples, pictures or a portfolio of work. Padfolios may be checked for items that are permitted.
(New Wording) Contestants may bring all areas of the contest:
1. Participants should bring the following items to the event:
a. Writing Utensils
b. Blank paper
d. Cover letter
e. List of references
f. Business cards
g. Pad folio
2. The following items are not permitted:
a. Letters of reference
b. Samples of work
d. Personal pages
*Please refer to the 2015 LDE RULES FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF APPROVED Job Interview LDE MATERIALS.
NOTE: Three reference letters MUST be submitted prior to the contest, but may NOT accompany the materials in a student padfolio on the day of the contest.
*ALL 2015 LDE Rules, and materials have been updated as of 09/17/2015*