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ERHS FCCLA Our Chapter

What is FCCLA?

FCCLA is a non profit organization that focuses on teaching students about leadership, and helps them with political, personal, family, and work issues. FCCLA stands for Family, Career, Community, Leaders, of America. It promotes students personal growth and their family and work growth.

FCCLA Purposes

  1. To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.
  2. To strengthen the function of the family as the basic unit of society.
  3. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and family
  4. To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve gloabl cooperation and harmony
  5. To institute greater understanding between youth and adults.
  6. To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities
  7. To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society.
  8. To develop interest in family and consumer sciences, family and consumers science careers and related occupations.

How to Join

To join our chapter, pay a fee of $15.00 to Mrs. Vucic, the FCS teacher/FCCLA advisor, then you can come to our meetings on even day club days. During the meeting we start with the traditional opening with the speech and the gavel. We enjoy snacks made by the Intro to Foods classes. Each meeting we have a different craft pertaining to the season. Our chapter has 13 members and we are gaining more.

Here's a video about FCCLA

Our Chapter Officers

Kaitlyn Lam - President - Starts our meetings and updates the members on Chapter, State and National events.

Grier Whitely - Vice President - Assists the president with all of her duties and leads the meetings in the President's absense.

Abbi Green - Vice President of Public Relations - Advertises the Chapter and assists the other officers.

Gena Lambert - Vice President of Media - Mangages our social media pages and assists the other officers with their duties.

Erin Comer - Vice President of Membership - Maintains and grows membership and assists the other officers with their duties.

Our FCCLA Projects

Completed - Dinner with Santa

We invited community members to come and enjoy a spagetti meal made by our FCS classes. We had Santa there to take pictures with the kids and we printed the pictures right there so they could take them home with them. The grinch was there to dance with the kids. We had elves walking around to help the attendees with anything they needed. The event was a huge success and everyone had a great time.

Ongoing - Human Trafficing Cupcakes

We made cupcakes for the community to buy with tips on them to prevent human trafficing. Many people are not aware that it is happening right in our community. We wanted to inform people on ways to prevent it and tips to help keep them safe. The cupcakes each had a small banner on it stating the tip. Some said things like " keep your location services off." We had small booths set up for students at our school to buy the cupcakes. This project is going on all year long and does not pertain to one season.

Upcoming

Father/Father Figure Daughter Dance

We invited daughters in our local elementary schools to come to a dance with their fathers or father figure. This includes young girls who father's may not be able to attend and they could bring an uncle, friend, or grandpa. We wanted to include everyone in this event. The families could come and enjoy a night together by eating a home cooked meal, dancing under a disco ball, and taking pictures with the heart backdrop.

Mother/Son Dodgeball tournament

We invited boys and their mother's to come and have a fun time playing dodgeball against other families. They would come and enjoy snacks and drinks and have a big tournament. We would take pictures of them playing dodgeball for them to take home. It would be a great bonding moment for mothers and sons.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party

We invited mothers and daughters in our community to come and enjoy a pleasant evening together. With tea, scones, and friends. Little girls love having play tea parties so we wanted them to have a real tea party with their mothers and friends. We would take pictures and give them out so they could remember the fun time they had.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny

Every kid loves the Easter bunny. Meeting him at the mall. What if they could eat with him. Just like Santa Claus, the Easter bunny is a major part in a young child's life. We invited members of our community to come eat, take pictures, and play with the Easter bunny.

ERHS FCS Classes

Life Management

Life management is a course available to learn about health, family relationships, friend relationships, cooking, and personal growth. Every class you start out by journaling. You can get a prompt or if you have something on your mind you can write about that. Then you could cook, work in the textbooks, do group projects, and work on your public speaking skills. This class is great to take if you are looking for an easy way to express your feelings and learn about life!

Intro to Foods

In this class you learn about different foods and how to take care of them and how to cook or bake them. Almost every class period we start off by learning about the food then you get to cook it. After you make it and are graded on the results, most of the time you get to eat it! If you like to cook/bake or if you just like to eat this class is a great way to learn more and have fun.

Intro to Early Childhood Education

Intro to early childhood education is the class to take if you are interested in working in childcare or if you just love kids. You learn about the importance of childcare and what kids do at different developmental stages. In our classroom we have a preschool corner set up for our small class of preschoolers who come over from River Bend Elementary School. In this class you get to teach young kids and interact with them.

State and National Conferences

State Conference

The Virginia FCCLA State Leadership conference is held annually in Virginia Beach. At state conference you can compete in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events, listen to keynote speakers, go to leadership meetings, and attend a college exhibition. If you choose to compete in a STAR event, you present your project to three or four judges, the first and second place project in each category qualifies for the National STAR event competition. Keynote speakers discuss topics ranging from leadership to social issues. Leadership meetings allow you to meet new friends and the expo allows you to learn about what colleges offer for FCS. Chapter members can also participate at the state level as an officer.

National Conference

At the National Leadership Conference, you get to enjoy the same things as State Conference but at a higher level. You get to meet people from other states, listen to major keynote speakers, dance the night away at the gala, and enjoy your week in the beautiful host state. Each year a different state hosts the National Leadership Conference. The 2019 conference is in Anaheim, California. In addition to the conference participants can visit Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure. Participants also get to present their STAR event against other state winners.

Here's a glimps at the 2018 National Leadership Conference.

Chapter Awards

STAR Events

Taylor Comer attended State Conference 3 times and National Conference 3 times. She earned one silver medal and 2 gold medals at state and 3 gold medals at national.

Anna Rodgers attended State Conference 2 times and National Conference 2 times. She earned one silver medal and 1 gold medals at state and 2 gold medals at national.

Kaitlyn Lam attended State Conference 5 times and National Conference 4 times. She earned 3 gold medals at states and 1 gold at nationals.

State Officers

Kaitlyn Lam (2017-2018) Vice President of Membership

Program of Work

FCCLA provides the following programs for chapters to participate in throughout the year:

  • Career Connection - Explore career pathways and skills for success.
  • FACTS - Raise awareness on impaired driving and traffic crashes.
  • Families First - Strengthen family relationships.
  • Financial Fitness - Manage your money.
  • Community Service - Take action in your community.
  • Power of One - Give yourself the power to make a positive change.
  • STOP the Violence - Empower youth to reduce youth violence.
  • Student Body - How to be the best you.

Our Chapter uses career connection, families first, community service, and stop the violence. We use career connection because in our different FCS course you learn about different career paths. Families first is a program we use because we learn about ways to keep your family safe. We use community service because we go out into our community and look at the different ways we can help. Stop the violence is used because we made Human trafficking cupcakes to help educate our community on this issue.

Contact

Thank You

I would like to thank the following people who helped me with the website

Mrs. Vucic, Mrs. Stroop, Mrs. Penny, Mom and Dad.

We do not have any sponsors but are writing letters and sending them out to local businesses.

STAR Event Documentation Links

Works Cited

http://www.fcclainc.org/

https://pixnio.com

https://www.pinterest.com/

https://www.freestocks.org

http://www.virginiafccla.org

https://www.Youtube.com

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