Welcome Back to School!

Welcome everyone to the Oregon FCCLA website! My name is Bailey Wearin and I am your 2012-2013 State President. Your other state officers for this year are Eastern Region Vice President, Christopher Warnock; Western Region Vice President Joey Vanek; and State Secretary, Kailey Kell! We are all very excited about what a wonderful year this is going to be for Oregon FCCLA.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is the only student led organization that focuses on the family. Since 1945, FCCLA has been a great way to make a difference in your families, communities, and careers, prepare for adult life, meet new people, and have fun!

This summer, Oregon had 23 STAR event competitors at National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Members brought home 16 gold medals and seven silver medals. Everyone’s hard work paid off and wonderful memories were made! In August, State Officers also met in Portland with the other CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) officers to get things going for the year.

This year, our main focus is increasing membership and recruiting new chapters around the state. Our membership campaign, 7UP, challenges every chapter around the state to recruit seven more members than they had last year. There are about seven affiliated chapters around the state, so if each chapter recruits at least seven new members we will have almost fifty new members!

Check the website often for upcoming events, information, and the state officer newsletter which will be updated twice a month! Also, be sure to check out the highlight event of the fall, the Oregon Leadership Institute which is being held November 4-5 in Bend Oregon! Registration deadline for OLI is October 16, 2012. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!