Monday, February 23, 2009

Awards & Scholarships!

Being an effective adviser takes special skills and a tremendous commitment of time and energy. Exceptional advisers motivate their chapters to take advantage of opportunities beyond the local level, use a wide variety of resources available to them, and encourage student involvement.

In addition to adviser awards, chapter awards and scholarships are a fantastic way to grab the attention of administrators, parents, and key community leaders. They reflect the outstanding work of students and leadership of advisers.

Applications for recognition and scholarships are available on the National FCCLA Web site under awards/Scholarships.


Scholarships and Awards due March 1, 2009


Scholarships and Awards due April 1, 2009


Monday, February 16, 2009

Staff celebrated FCCLA Week with a trip to a local school!!

On Wednesday, staff celebrated FCCLA Week with a trip to a local school to see FACS teachers and students in action. We observed students at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA. While some staff danced and played with kids enrolled in the school’s onsite Head Start preschool during Early Childhood Careers, others created spaghetti pie with International Foods students. We had a great time seeing the classes at work. Below is a picture of some staff in the kitchen.

National Staff:
(from left, Kristin Zullo, Amy Daone, Leslie Shields, Edie Doane)

Monday, February 9, 2009

FCCLA's successful Adviser Academy is now taking applications!!

FCCLA is proud to continue the successful Adviser Academy—a five track program for FCCLA national recognition. The Adviser Academy is comprised of four professional development tracks held during FCCLA national meetings and one track completed with state advisers. Advisers selected to the Academy are encouraged to commit to attendance at each track. Advisers will receive a certificate of completion for the Adviser Academy.
  • Track 1: New Adviser – Developing a Chapter Vision(Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference)

  • Track 2: Using Legislation to Change the Classroom(Held in conjunction with the USA Leadership Training)

  • Track 3: Leading at School(Held in conjunction with the National Cluster Meetings)

  • Track 4: Remaining Relevant as a Chapter(Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference)

  • Track 5: Participating at the State Level
    Adviser Academy participants will be required to volunteer in at least one state meeting (e.g. conduct a workshop).

Deadline: May 1st, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

FCCLA Board of Directors Meeting Update

Attached you will find the FCCLA Bylaws (Revised 2009). The revised Bylaws are based on the membership vote during the 2008 National Leadership Meeting and National Board of Directors approved editorial changes. FCCLA will include a copy of the revised FCCLA Bylaws in the 2009-2010 Be Part of It! membership kits.

The FCCLA Board of Directors, including the National Executive Council, met in Reston, Virginia. In addition to receiving various reports, located under the Chapter Adviser section of the website you will also find modifications in the Strategic Scenario 2012.

To generate a high level of consistence between national and state/local planning, the Board urged advisers to use the Scenario and the Strategic Plan 2012 as the basis for their strategic planning. The Board also directed that a task force on Civic Engagement be instituted charged with developing an action report that would be submitted to the Obama Administration.