The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is one of the coolest CTSO's you can join, but many would ask "why?". Here are "The Five Best Reasons to Join FCCLA…
No FCCLA member will ever tell you that they regret joining this organization. Memories that are made are never forgotten and with this group of fantastic students plenty of memories will be made. Maybe a few that are stressed out about an upcoming event or project, but many more about great times spent with friends.
2. The Skits!
After attending SLC any member will see the meaning of this reason. FCCLA skits are cheesy, corny, and hilarious wrapped into a couple fun little sessions. The state officers always take pride in their skits each year and show no shame in their presentation.
3. Leadership Experience
On a more serious note, FCCLA can present you with experiences that you will carry with you for a lifetime. FCCLA offers many opportunities where you are put into situations that require teamwork and collaboration. By competing in STAR Events you will be improving your personal confidence and public speaking skills as well.
4. New Friendships
By being in FCCLA you will have the opportunity to interact and mingle with other students with interests similar to yours. If you attend SLC or NLC you get the chance to make friends throughout your state and even from across the country. Meeting new people will definitely be one of your favorite FCCLA experiences.
5. Benefiting Yourself as well as the Community
This organization gives student the opportunity to better themselves while helping out fellow community members. By doing multiple national programs and STAR event projects students can express their love for their communities while learning more about them.
FCCLA stands for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. It is an organization that involves so many different things. It is easy for everyone to find something to love about FCCLA. Most importantly, FCCLA is a family. FCCLA’s mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development; creative and critical thinking; interpersonal communications; practical knowledge; and career preparation.
I fell in love with FCCLA during my freshman year after joining just because I wanted something to do. It has been something that has completely changed my life in ways that I would have never expected, and taught me many important, useful skills. Before FCCLA, I was not someone that would put myself out there. I definitely was not a leader, and I had no idea what to do with my life. FCCLA has taught me purpose and leadership--two things that I value greatly. Without FCCLA, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. I am now a confident leader with skills that will get me through important things in my life. FCCLA helped me break out of my shell and become a better version of myself, and it can do the same for you.
FCCLA is a great way to promote your own personal growth. Whether it is becoming more involved in your community or expanding your leadership skills, FCCLA can help you with it. With the many options that FCCLA provides, you can pick something that you love and do something with it. FCCLA not only helps the students that are involved, but it also helps schools. It helps to carry out the school’s purpose of preparing employable citizens, and also helps to gain community support. FCCLA is a positive, goal-oriented organization that provides many great opportunities for everyone involved. FCCLA is truly the ultimate leadership experience, and this is why you should join the amazing organization that is FCCLA.
Hello FCCLA members! How many of you are excited for this school year, and to be involved with this amazing organization? Well, we are! This year we are going to try and increase FCCLA membership. This would be pretty hard to do alone, so we are asking for you guys to help us! Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, will be to increase your chapter's membership before the state conference in April.
We will be comparing your membership to the year before and the increase will be based on the percentage value. This way, bigger and smaller schools all compete on an even playing field. During the closing session we will announce the winner of this campaign. The winning chapter will receive a trophy. This trophy will stay at your school for the year, then the next year at SLC, your chapter will bring it back and it will be passed to the next years winner. We can’t wait to see who will increase their membership the most and bring home the trophy… let's make Oregon FCCLA the biggest it has ever been!
This year’s Oregon FCCLA state officer team is hard-working, dedicated, ambitious and fun! These three individuals are working very hard to meet their goal to make FCCLA the best organization. Here is a bit of information on your 2015-2016 state officers.
Mackenzie Gray is a senior at Enterprise High School, and she is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Oregon FCCLA State President. Mackenzie has served as her chapter’s Historian in the past, and is currently her chapter’s Senior Representative. Mackenzie has been a member of FCCLA for four years. She has been involved in many fundraisers and activities in her local chapter. Competing at the state level, she has received gold and qualified for Nationals for three years in a row.
Outside of FCCLA, she is active in many leadership roles in her community. She has been the President of her class and the school’s Yearbook Editor. She has also been the President of the local Mentor Match Youth Entrepreneurship Club, which has given her the opportunity to run and manage her own business. She is a cheerleader and a softball player. After high school, Mackenzie plans on attending the Oregon Institute of Technology or the University of California, Berkeley for premedical studies. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she plans on attending medical school to get her Doctorate of Medicine. She hopes to become an anesthesiologist.
For Mackenzie, FCCLA is one of the most important things in her life. It has given her so many amazing opportunities to advance her leadership skills, reach out and help others, and gain skills and experience that she will use later in life. Mackenzie is extremely happy and excited to be serving as a State Officer this year.
Isabelle Tingelstad, a junior at Joseph Charter School, is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Oregon FCCLA Vice President of Peer Education. Isabelle has served as her chapter’s Vice President in the past. She has been a member of FCCLA for two years, and has helped her community by doing different activities and fundraising events. Competing at the state level, she has received gold twice, qualifying her for nationals.
Outside of FCCLA, Isabelle is very active in cross country and track. She also has a love for outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, rock climbing, swimming, running, hunting, and kayaking. After high school, Isabelle plans on attending a four year college, and continuing on to medical school after she receives her bachelor's degree. One day she hopes to pursue a job in the medical field.
Isabelle never expected to be a state officer for FCCLA, but is extremely glad she took on the responsibility. Her experience in FCCLA has helped her to become involved in a new school, gain leadership skills, improve her speaking skills, expanded her knowledge, and make new friends. FCCLA has had a positive impact on her life, and she has made many memories.
Meet Johnelle’ Suto. She is currently a sophomore at Joseph Charter School and this year’s Oregon FCCLA Secretary. She serves as the Joseph Chapter’s Secretary as well. As a two-year member in FCCLA she has completed two STAR Event projects, receiving gold both years and qualifying for nationals twice. Johnelle’ is heavily involved in several extracurricular activities, including FFA, 4-H, Oregon Thespians, Natural Helpers, and, in addition, volunteers to do random acts of service in her community. She is also on her school’s varsity volleyball and varsity track/field teams; and during the winter enjoys skiing in her free time. After high school Johnelle’ plans on attending college to earn a bachelor’s degree majoring in Pre-Med. She then plans on earning a doctorate to pursue Podiatry or Dermatology.
This year's Oregon FCCLA state officer team is hard-working, dedicated, ambitious and fun! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of them as they are here to help you! I hope you enjoyed a fun read about your 2015 - 2016 State Officers!
In celebration of Career and Technical Education Month, the Oregon Career and Technical Student Organizations received a state proclamation. Join the State of Oregon in recognizing the value of Career and Technical Education and our student organizations this February 2015.
State Proclamation (PDF)
The Oregon Leadership Institute (OLI) was held on November 2-3 2014 in Bend, Oregon. This two day conference allowed FCCLA, FBLA, Skills USA, HOSA and DECA members from across the state of Oregon to network, attend workshops and learn more about their Career and Technical Student Organizations.
FCCLA members had the opportunity to come together twice to receive different updates and information on projects relating to Oregon FCCLA. “Rounding the Bases with FCCLA” workshop covered information such as FCCLA at the Table, Mission Addition, and information about FCCLA’s national programs and Share Our Strength.
The State Officer Team encourages everyone to take the pledge to prepare a meal for your family with FCCLA at the Table. To find more information about FCCLA at the Table you can visit http://www.fcclainc.org/content/fccla-at-the-table/.
Mission Addition is this year’s new membership campaign to encourage chapters to increase our membership to over 220 members. There are three levels to this year’s campaign. The first level is to increase your chapter’s membership by one new member. All chapters that reach this goal will be recognized at SLC. To complete level two, chapters are challenged to increase chapter membership by 12 new members. If a chapter completes level two, they will be recognized at SLC and receive a complimentary SLC registration. The top-level award will be given to the chapter with the largest percentage of increase. The chapter that has the largest percentage of increase will receive a popsicle party and reserved seating.
The final area that the State Officer Team covered was national programs and Share Our Strength. During this portion of the workshop, members learned that Oregon FCCLA is focusing on the Student Body national program. To continue on last year’s efforts, members will raise money for FCCLA’s National Outreach Project, Share Our Strength. State President, Raymond Seal, challenged each chapter to raise at least $1 per chapter member.
During the rest of the conference members attending various workshops, took part in an interactive opening session, etiquette dinner and heard from our closing keynote speaker, Kent Butler. FCCLA members also had the opportunity to compete in Creed Speaking and Impromptu Speaking. Every participant in the two events did an outstanding job representing Oregon FCCLA and are to be commended for their participation.
We hope everyone that attended OLI had a great experience and were able to find ways to grow as a leader and become more involved in FCCLA. We can’t wait until the State Leadership Conference, which, will be held April 15th through 18th in Portland.
Agents of Oregon FCCLA we have a mission for you.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to increase our association’s membership. This year the campaign is “Mission Addition”. The statewide goal is to increase membership by 10% to give us a total of 221 members. As incentive for chapters to increase members, the plan involves levels of rewards.
Level 1: Any chapter that increases by at least one member compared to last year’s membership total will receive recognition at SLC.
Level 2: Every chapter that increases by 12 or more members from last year’s total will receive one free SLC registration and recognition at SLC.
Level 3: The final level of recognition will be for the chapter with the largest percentage of increase in members from last year. This chapter will receive a popsicle party at SLC, and recognition at SLC.
With all of these fun, and possibly challenging achievements, it might help to have some ideas for recruitment. A great way to start the year is to have a kick-off party and invite anybody and everybody to come. To help bring people to your event it is always a good idea have some food and fun activities. After having some fun, you can then share with them what FCCLA is, and all of the opportunities it has to offer. The more people know
The Oregon Leadership Institute (OLI) is right around the corner! This year OLI will be held in Bend, Oregon, November 1st through 3rd. This conference will be an unforgettable experience for all student leaders looking to broaden their leadership skills! Of course, raising money to attend can be difficult sometimes, so here are some creative ideas for your chapter to try.
While Fundraising, make sure to tell the people what you are raising money for. By giving them a clear understanding, they are more likely to purchase or donate to your cause. Always ask permission first before selling anything or setting up events. Most importantly have fun and get excited for OLI! These fundraisers can be also used throughout the year to raise money for other chapter projects and trips.
Are you looking for a way to become more involved in FCCLA? Do you want to improve your leadership skills and network with other student leaders from across the state? If so, then we have an event you don’t want to miss. From November 1 through 3, we challenge you to complete Mission OLI! Along with four other Career and Technical Student Organizations, your Oregon FCCLA State Officer Team will be hosting the 2014 Oregon Leadership Institute in Bend, Oregon. Be prepared to attend workshops, hear from a keynote speaker, meet new people from across the state, and expand your leadership skills.
During the FCCLA members-only session, we will be covering many projects that Oregon FCCLA will be focusing on this year, such as ways to incorporate the National Program, Student Body, and National FCCLA’s new campaign, FCCLA At the Table. We will also be introducing our new membership campaign: Mission Addition, where we want you to become agents for Oregon FCCLA to recruit new members.
Be sure and talk to your adviser on how you can attend this incredible leadership conference. We hope you can join us in Bend, Oregon for the 2014 Oregon Leadership Institute, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Information about the 2014-15 Oregon CTE Student Leadership Foundation Chapter Grants is now available. Click here for more information!
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