Monday, December 22, 2008

Thinking of July at Chirstmas!

You’ve heard of Christmas in July? Well, at the national headquarters we’re thinking of July at Christmas. We’ve already begun thinking and planning for the 2009 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

We look forward an amazing week as FCCLA members go Beyond the Label to discover new leadership qualities through participation at USA Leadership Training, show off their skills with STAR Events, learn more about a future career with Career Explorations, and have a little fun too.

Of course national meetings aren’t just for students. Advisers have opportunities for professional development as well. As always, adviser input is crucial to our success. What workshop topics would you like to see covered at NLC?

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Monday, December 15, 2008

A Kick in the Attitude!

If you enjoyed Sam Glenn's presentation at the FCCLA Cluster Meetings, he is offering his books for free download at
In addition, the Ultimate Attitude Survival Kit for 2009, which includes his complete 7 DVD training series is also available. But act fast here are only 54 left before they are sold out! If you are ready to mix a little attitude with FCCLA, go to

Monday, December 8, 2008

Helping Hands Make Holidays Happy!

In Reston the weather has turned cold, the office is decorated for the holidays and full of yummy goodies just in time for the season. It is a perfect time for chapters to participate in community service projects. We’ve heard from chapters who serve in soup kitchens, collect items for food pantries and sew blankets for shelters. These activities can be a great team builder for your chapter, but if you haven’t scheduled your community service project yet, don’t worry, there’s another time of year that is also perfect for giving back.

FCCLA Week takes place February 8-14, 2009. Use this week to refill those food pantries, serve more meals and provide additional items to shelters in the community. Community organizations often seen an outpouring of giving during the holiday season, but their demand is so high that by the time February rolls around they are once again in need of help. This list of ideas can help you and your chapter officers plan for activities during FCCLA Week to get the entire school motivated and moving.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December is a big month for FCCLA advisers!

Several adult award applications are due this month, below are awards that are due on December 15th

  • Alumni & Associates
  • Distinguished Service
  • Honorary Membership

Click here for applications

FCCLA Members: Japanese Exchange Scholarship is due January 6.

To read about other award & scholarship opportunities, please sign up for the Chapter Adviser Listserv to receive the E-Adviser.