Preparing for an EPIC DECA Month
Chapter Officers, this blog is for you! At the time of publication, we are officially in October. Which, weather wise, for us in Florida that basically means nothing. But, in DECA world it means that next month, November, is DECA month! Which, is definitely my favorite month out of the year. (Yes, I know. I am a nerd!)
So, with DECA month being only a few weeks away, I thought it would be nice to talk a little about the things your chapter can do to prepare for DECA month and to share some tips for making it as much fun as it possibly can be.
So first, lets start with a basic questions: What is DECA month? The answer: DECA month occurs in November and gives the members of this amazing organization an opportunity to showcase their experiences, engage each other, and advocate for their chapters and the organization as a whole. In essence, November is basically a whole month where we get to showcase our love for DECA. So, from a chapter perspective, this is a great time to host events or socials that will not only encourage members to join, but also provide resources to the members that you currently have.
Also, your participation in DECA Month activities may satisfy some requirements for the Chapter Campaigns and/or the Florida DECA Annual Business Plan. A per the Florida DECA Annual Business plan, your chapters participation in three activities for DECA month can satisfy the “DECA Month” category under the Experienced Leaders section. Likewise, certain activities may also qualify for Chapter Campaigns completion. See the links below for additional details.
Here are my tips for getting started with the planning process for DECA month: