HAPPY DECA MONTH!! For those of you who don’t know, November is DECA Month and with it comes a lot of opportunities to get involved in DECA. I went into detail about these in my video blog, but in this blog, I want to highlight different things you can participate in within your chapter. First of all, Florida DECA Day. Florida DECA Day is November 29th and, if you choose to participate, then it will complete an activity in the Annual Business Plan. What participation looks like is really just anything to support the organization. Last year, we had chapters host socials, do advisor appreciation events, have fundraisers, or special spirit days within their chapter. Then, they posted about them on social media and we got to see all of the cool things different chapters did. I highly encourage you to participate, and here are some ideas that are definitely worth a shot.
Socials: These are a simple, fun way to get your chapter members involved. You can do a seasonal one (such as a fall or holiday theme), a DECA related one, or any one that your chapter sees fit, as long as it ties back to DECA.
Community Service Events: These are a great way to give back to the community, while also getting your chapter involved. Whether it’s a big donation drive on that day, or a service project (a beach cleanup, going to an organization to volunteer, etc.) it’s a great way to get out into the community and have them learn about DECA.
Chapter Spirit Day: This is probably the simplest kind of event, but definitely is still a fun way to celebrate DECA month. Whether it’s having everyone wear blue, or a chapter shirt, a DECA diamond, or anything, it’s really cool to have your school and community see what DECA is all about.
Advisor Appreciation Events: This is my favorite thing to do within DECA Month. Your advisors do so much for you and your chapter, and it’s important to acknowledge that. Whether its organizing something for them, getting them a nice gift or gift basket, or any number of things, it’s a great way to show your DECA advisor you appreciate them, during DECA Month.