Monday, July 13, 2009

Hicks, Tree Huggers and Divas...Oh my!

Today was full of presentations, hicks, divas and grease monkeys. The national officers did a great job with their skit and really got the crowed pumping with their great dancing skills. Tomorrow we will see how FCCLA has helped the group of reality stars go “beyond the label.”
The guest speaker, Sergeant Ken, motivated members to be leaders. During his speech Ken challenged a group of members to do pushups on stage for one minute. The entire audience was cheering them on and created even more excitement in the room.
With the energy in the room jumping and the party hopping, the national officer candidates introduced themselves to the delegation for the first time.
After the session, states got together and decided who to cast their vote for in the 2009-2010 national officer team. After all was said and done, the hotel was again buzzing with pin trading and members networking.
Tomorrow is another day of STAR events, workshops and an evening at Nashville shores. So in true Nashville fashion, ‘night ya’ll!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

National Leadership Conference 2009 Kicks-off

Well it is finally here, over 5,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America had descended on Nashville, TN for what is sure to be a great event. Many delegates arrived yesterday or early this morning and spent the day today seeing the sights and exploring a little of what the “Music City” has to offer.

While some took off to learn a little toe-tapping line dancing at the famous “Wildhorse Saloon” others embarked on the country music tour to learn what gives Nashville its “music city” name.

While some were seeing the cool sights of Nashville it was heating up in the kitchen as competitors in the culinary arts STAR event showcased their culinary skills

Incoming state officers learned what it means to be the Ultimate leader in USA Leadership Training while the outgoing officers learned about mentorship and continuing the ultimate leadership experience beyond FCCLA.

STAR event competitors got down to business and registered for events that will start bright and early tomorrow morning and continue through Wednesday evening. Sprinkled in between are workshops, general sessions, exhibits, spotlight on projects and pin trading. Overall, tomorrow looks like a great day filled with fun, friends and the ultimate leadership experience.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

2009 National Leadership Conference

The 2009 FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) is here! This year, two FCCLA alumni will be blogging about their experiences daily. You can read all about how members from all over the country are learning to go “Beyond the Label” at NLC. Read how motivational speaker Ken Weichert; (aka “SGT Ken”) a six-time Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, and veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm, affects the members. See the generosity of FCCLA chapters as they partner with Feed The Children, managing a 10-truck food drop, to deliver 4000 boxes of food, 4000 boxes of personal care items, and 20 pallets of miscellaneous goods to hungry children and families. Learn about the excitement that over 2,800 members will feel when participating in STAR Events and having the opportunity to be awarded over $2 million in scholarship money! Learn about the experience through the eyes of alumni on the FCCLA National Leadership Conference Blog!