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2013 Capitol Leadership Review

Hello Oregon FCCLA,

I recently had the great privilege to attend the 2013 FCCLA Capitol Leadership.

Not only was the conference a huge success, but it was also one of the largest Capitol Leaderships in recent years.

While attending the conference I was able to network with other leaders from all over the nation, volunteer at the Arlington Street People Assistance Network, and take part in trainings that helped me become ready to advocate for FCCLA to my representatives and their staff.

During my time in Virginia and Washington, D.C., I experienced the first day of the government shutdown. This made our experience more interesting.  Because of the shutdown, I didn’t get a “normal” visit to D.C. I was able to see how fast our government can change, and even witnessed citizens exercising their freedom of speech by protesting around Capitol Hill. I was also able to go into the Senate gallery and watch Senators speak on the government shutdown. This allowed me to see how our nation leaders decide on issues that affect their constituents.

All in all it was a trip that I would never want to take back. It’s my personal opinion to suggest that you attend next years Capitol Leadership, October 12th-15th, 2014.

Joey Vanek

State President

State Officer May Meeting Recap

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!

 

 

Scholarship Opportunity for FCCLA Members

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.

For more information on the scholarship visit:http://www2.ciachef.edu/pdf/fa_nsoscholarship.pdf

For more information on The Culinary Institute of America visit:

http://www.ciachef.edu/

Running for State Office

Do you have a passion for FCCLA? Are you looking to take your leadership skills to the next level? Do you want to make a difference in Oregon FCCLA? If the answer is YES! to these questions, then you should consider running for a Oregon FCCLA State Office.

As an officer you have numerous responsibilities such as creating and implementing a program of work for Oregon FCCLA, attending different state and national conferences to make decisions that help continue to lead Oregon FCCLA “Towards New Horizons” and gain leadership skills.

If you’re interested in running for State Office there is a simple process that you will need to follow in order to be considered a candidate. First, download and complete the Oregon FCCLA State Officer Candidate application. The application can be found at www.oregonfccla.org under the State Officers tab, and selecting the State Officer Candidate section. All applications are due on March 1st, 2014.  Be sure and pay close attention to all of the information in the State Officer Candidate application packet to make sure you complete all the required documents. During the 2014 State Leadership Conference your journey to becoming an Oregon FCCLA State Officer will continue. During SLC, you will attend a State Officer Candidate Orientation, meet with Voting Delegates, prepare and present a three (3) minute speech during the Opening Session and answer two (2) impromptu questions.

Serving as a State Officer is a great experience and honor. Members all across the state of Oregon look up to you. If you have any questions about the process, talk with your chapter adviser or contact Brittani Parker, State Director [email protected].

Oregon FCCLA Welcomes TRI Leadership

Oregon FCCLA is very excited about our new partnership with TRI Leadership Resources, LLC, an Oregon-based company that serves FCCLA and our sister Career Technical Student Organizations across the nation. TeamTRI will be working to provide leadership and management services to support our FCCLA Board of Directors, State Officers, local chapters, and all leaders who are helping to advance FCCLA in Oregon.

TRI’s staff counts more than 50 team members across the nation. While many of them will be supporting Oregon FCCLA, the key leaders we will be working with are Ryan Underwood and Brittani Parker.

About Ryan

Ryan Underwood was born and raised in Southern Oregon where he founded TRI twenty years ago.  He was a three time state/national officer for FBLA and has since worked on the local, state, and national level to advance CTSOs and Career Technical Education with great distinction—including earning honorary FCCLA membership in Georgia and Oklahoma.  Ryan, along with his wife and business partner, Carrie, now make their home Oklahoma with their two young daughters. While Ryan greatly misses his home in Oregon, he has found Oklahoma home to great people like his home state and that living in the center of the country allows him to easily get around the nation and still get home to his family. Ryan helped plan and create the grant that allows FCCLA to remain alive in Oregon.  He brings great vision and a “can do” attitude to every project.  His enthusiasm is contagious and his sense of humor makes him a pleasure to work with.  He will be serving as our Executive Director.

About Brittani

Brittani is a former FCCLA member, state president, and National Vice President of Membership.  She is passionate about FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  She earned her degree with honors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Oklahoma State University and has been instrumental in supporting National FCCLA and individual states in program and leadership development.  She also lives in Oklahoma where she serves on the Oklahoma FCCLA Foundation Board and brings a wealth of knowledge about FCCLA programs and expertise. She is young and energetic and remembers that having fun is an important part of FCCLA.  Her positive attitude is inspiring. Brittani will be serving as our Associate Director.

Welcome TeamTRI!

Ryan and Brittani are honored and excited to be working with us.  And, Oregon FCCLA looks forward to a long relationship with TRI Leadership and especially working closely with Ryan Underwood and Brittani Parker.  Be sure to look for them at the State Leadership Conference and welcome them to Oregon FCCLA.

CTE Superhero – Mrs. Susie Cobb

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB0FPFkZpkU

 

Jocey Franco

2013-2014 VP of Membership

CTE Superhero – Edna P. Amidon

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

NLC 2014: What to Expect

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 http://www.fcclainc.org/content/meetings/ 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!

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