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CTE Superhero – Edna P. Amidon

February 13th, 2020|

My Career and Technical Education superhero is Edna P. Amidon. Edna was the founder of Future Homemakers of America (FHA). Without her influence and drive to create a organization that focuses on the family I would not be the leader I am today. If I had the opportunity to have lunch with Ms.Amidon, I would ask her what was her vision for FHA, and compare with the present FCCLA. Most importantly I would want to thank her for her hard work and dedication to Family Consumer Science Education. Edna did so much and she should truly is a top superhero for Career and Technical Education Month!


Joey Vanek

2013-2014 State President

CTE Superhero – Marla Dotson

February 13th, 2020|

My CTE superhero is a beautiful woman disguised as an ordinary teacher, but she is so much more than that! This woman is dedicated, caring, kindhearted, organized,  a great leader, and a true idol. She has always been there for me or anyone I know for that matter and it has been an outstanding pleasure to work with her throughout the years, in and out of school.  I am so privileged to have such a great teacher/adviser/friend. Thank you for everything Ms. Marla Dotson!


Destiny Remuth

2013-2014 VP of Development

CTE Superhero – Brittani Parker

February 13th, 2020|

Brittani Parker is not only my State Officer Coach and State Director, but my superhero too. Brittani is a positive role model in my life as she is a strong, smart, fun, and career oriented young woman. She devotes her time to helping youth, and supporting leadership growth from within. She has taught me some important life, leadership and business skills that I know will benefit my future endeavors. I am thankful for such a great, passionate, and hard working coach and hero


Jisselle Garcia

2013-2014 State Secretary

CTE Superhero – Mrs. Susie Cobb

February 13th, 2020|

My CTE superhero is my chapter adviser Mrs. Susie Cobb.  Mrs. Cobb has motivates me to become a better person everyday. Another reason Mrs. Cobb is my superhero is because, she has helped me with my role as a State and Chapter officer and has encouraged me and has given me trust. Thanks to all her help, I have been successful during my term as a State Officer for Oregon FCCLA.


Check out this video on how to make a tasteful and simple smoothie from Mrs. Cobb herself.


Jocey Franco

2013-2014 VP of Membership

Scholarship Opportunity for FCCLA Members

February 13th, 2020|

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Culinary Arts? If so, have you considered attending The Culinary Institute of America?

The Culinary Institute of America is offering a $2,000 National Student Organization Scholarship to members of FCCLA, SkillsUSA or ProStart. To apply for the scholarship you must complete and submit your application by April 1st 2014. The scholarship is available to students wanting to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts at one of their three campuses in either Hyde Park, NY, St. Helena, CA or San Antonio, TX. The scholarship process includes an essay of at least 500 words over one of the two options listed on their website. The top 45 essays will be selected to receive the scholarship.

This is a great opportunity for any member interested in a Culinary Arts degree to apply for. The scholarship can help tremendously to help pay to further your education.

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State Officer May Meeting Recap

February 13th, 2020|

The newly elected Oregon FCCLA State Officer Team attended their first leadership training to plan another exciting year, which took place May 8-10 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Portland. Not only did they enhance their leadership skills, they were also able to interact with state officers from other Career and Technology Student Organizations including FBLA, HOSA, and Skills USA.  


During their meeting the officers did various activities that helped them gain knowledge on how to further their leadership abilities. A central part of the meeting was setting goals and developing their Program of Work for the upcoming year. This year the State Officer Team is challenging themselves to increase chapters across the state and increase membership as a whole! Be watching for more information about exciting new things coming, such as a new membership campaign and the reveal of the state theme for the year.


The officers plan to go above and beyond this year to help continue to improve Oregon FCCLA, but they can’t do it alone. Throughout the year, the state officers hope that members will get involved and participate.


The State Officer Team is thrilled for their opportunity to lead the members of Oregon FCCLA through the “Ultimate Leader Experience” of 2014-2015!



NLC Fundraising Ideas

February 13th, 2020|

FCCLA’s National Leadership Conference is just around the corner, and we could all use some extra spending money for San Antonio. Here are some simple but, great fundraising ideas to help you prepare for your trip to Texas.Can Drive: So many people have leftover aluminum cans and glass bottles lying around, and many of them are willing to donate to your cause. Once you collect a good amount,  spend a couple hours recycling them at a local grocery store or recycling center. Also, you are helping the environment by recycling.

Bake Sale: Who doesn’t love a good cupcake or chocolate chip cookie?  Bake up some of your favorites treats and sell them during a community event or in front of  a local business.

Car Wash: It’s getting warmer outside, and this popular idea can help you raise quite a bit of money. Just get a few people from your chapter together, add some soap, water, sponges, towels and you’re set!

Pancake Feed: Many restaurants, will allow you to host pancake feeds in their restaurants. See if there are any locations around you or host one at your school. If a pancake feed doesn’t work out, see if the restaurant will sponsor “FCCLA Night” where anyone that comes in and mentions FCCLA, 10% of the bill will go to your chapter.

Yard Work: All you have to do is go around your neighborhood and see if anyone would like you to do yard work or any other job for them. It’s fairly easy, and a great way to earn some extra cash.

Babysitting: Have any family members or friends with young kids? Offer to babysit for them one night while they go out.

Hopefully, these ideas can help you in raising money for your trip to NLC this summer. If you have another great idea, be sure and let us know by telling us on Facebook or twitter @oregonfccla.

NLC 2014: What to Expect

February 13th, 2020|

We know that everyone has been hard at work fundraising and we can’t wait to see you in San Antonio at the National Leadership Conference where we will learn to SOAR!

 We hope that you are excited to visit an awesome city, compete in STAR Events, gain new leadership skills, and last but not least have a great time! You may be all pumped up for this once in a lifetime chance, but what might you be diving into?

To ensure you have the best possible experience, we wanted to make sure you are thoroughly prepared. Here is the weather forecast and some items to remember to bring. The forecast calls for high 90’s and some clouds all the way through the 9th. Then on the 10th there is the chance for some thunderstorms. Overall your trip should be relatively nice. With this hot weather remember sunscreen. Also, Texas is known to be humid, we also suggest you keep water with you to stay hydrated. Those are just some of the less mandatory items to bring, but they will make your trip more pleasant.

The more essential items to bring, include plenty of dress clothes, money for food and tips, and of course all your materials for your presentation.  To make sure you stay within the guidelines of the conference dress code visit to find what is required. Throughout the conference, it is also important to know when and where you need to be. To ensure that you are always on time here is a link to the NLC schedule.  Remember to always be on leader time and be early to each event. It is better to be early and have to wait then to show up late and miss out on something. Two events that you don’t want to miss are the Oregon delegation state meetings and picture. The first state meeting is Monday, July 7th at 8:30 p.m. in the Marriott Rivercenter and the second one is on Tuesday, July 8th at 5:00 p.m in the Convention Center. The state picture will be Sunday, July 6th at 5:40 p.m. Be sure to always reference your conference program to find out when and where different meetings and events are taking place.

Before you leave for your trip, double check and triple check everything to ensure that you forget nothing. The State Officer Team wishes you the best of luck at NLC! We look forward to meeting each of you throughout the week!

OLI 2014 Preview

February 13th, 2020|

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!

Fundraising Ideas

February 13th, 2020|

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.

  • Go around your neighborhood or ask family and friends for bottles and cans to recycle at local stores. This is an easy fundraiser where you don’t have to worry about asking people to buy anything or donate money.


  • Start a pajama or hat day at school! Have students pay a dollar and receive a sticker that allows them to wear their pajamas or favorite hat to school! Make sure to ask your school administrators for permission first.


  • Play an annoying song that no one likes to hear, for example “Friday,” over the intercom between classes. To turn the music off the student body must raise a certain amount of money or it will be played throughout the day.


  • Create October treat bags and have students purchase them for friends! You can create different bags with different prices based on what is inside them. Set up a table in your school cafeteria and give students a week to purchase the treat bags. At the end of the week, you can go around the school and hand out the secret treats. Make sure you set a good time to sell and distribute your bags with your school administrators.


  • Go around your neighborhood and ask if anyone needs yard work to be done. Not only will you be earning money, but helping people as well!



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.


Happy Fundraising!


Mission Addition

February 13th, 2020|

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

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