Hey Florida DECA!
Today I’m going to talk to you about ELS expectations. Well for starters, this year’s Emerging Leadership Summit is October 26-28th in St.Pete’s Tradewinds Resort. This resort is an amazing time with many activities! The first thing to prepare for ELS is the attendance of your chapter! When advertising for ELS, the most effective way is to use members who have went to Florida ELS in the past. Remember housing and registration is due September 24th. The other important preparation is to advertise and collect Helping Hands. During the conference expect some competition preparation where there will be a little competition with prize medals! There will also be more workshops held by state officers on subjects to benefit your chapter. And don’t forget of course we have time to go to Busch Gardens with everyone at ELS! This is an inexpensive trip and amazing for new DECA members to become involved. I hope to see you all at ELS, if you have any questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Till next time Florida DECA!
Hey FL DECA!
This month's video is all about the COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMPAIGN! It's probably the easiest of all the DECA Inc. campaigns. Here are the requirements:
1 community service activity that includes 75% of your members, and you must show how you advertised the event and include pictures!
What can you do as your event?
Florida DECA Helping Hands! or any other activity that services your community.
How to submit:
ATTENTION ALL DECA COMPETITORS!!
There have been some major changes to this year’s Competitive Events, mainly with the Written Entries. First off there are no more 5, 11, or 30 pages 😨❗❗ They have instead been replaced with 10 and 20 pages (10 being in place of 5 and 11 pages, 20 for 30). This is very important to note when picking the right competition for you. There’ll be a lot more people doing 10 pages rather than 20 pages too, so keep that in mind. No matter what your interest is, there’s for sure a category for you. From virtual business challenges and the stock market game, to written event competitions and testing/role plays; there’s something for everybody.
Now specifically for first year members, there’s a testing category called the Principles of Business Administration Events, which are four different tests on the basics of finance, marketing, business management + administration and hospitality + management.
Use this info wisely as your pickining your category to compete in this year, good luck!!
I’m back at it again with the vlogs... this month I made a summarizing video of this years Emerging Leader Summit which took place July 7-9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. It was a blast and an incredible learning experience. ELS is THE conference for officer teams! It was full of actually valuable workshops and a ton of sightseeing! Take me back!! Team 61 worked diligently using the information we learned while at the conference and can’t wait for you to take all of our new workshops at our version of ELS in St. Pete, FL!
Hey Florida DECA! Today we’re talking about the promotional campaign. The DECA Inc. campaigns are meant to make your chapter thrive. This campaign can be broken down into 3 parts:
1. 3 School Outreach Activities
This can be anything from lunchtime activities, to a poster, or a school announcement.
2. 3 Success Stories of Alumni
Some examples are making a poster with all the stories and hanging them around your DECA classrooms. Another is making a video of them answering some questions or being interviewed by someone. The last and most effective in my opinion is having 3 alumni guests speak at your school and share their success stories.
3. 3 Community Outreach Activities
Common activities are fundraising events at local food places, having a guest speaker from your community, volunteering at a local event, or a social media campaign.
When submitting this picture are optional but I suggest you add pictures, if you have, them and show off your chapter! For the activities they ask for a short description of each activity and for the success stories they ask for their story. It’s good to keep that in mind when competing these projects so that your chapter can prepare the submission ahead of time. Also remember that the promotional campaign is from the beginning of the school year through DECA month and is due on December 1st. Lastly, if you want more slots at ICDC chapters receive thrive academy slots for achieving at least 2 of each thrive campaign.
If you have any questions email me at email@example.com. Till next time Florida DECA!
Hello again Florida DECA!
Just like in business, continued growth is one of the keys to success. DECA’s membership campaign is designed to help your chapter grow by making the DECA experience available to more student members, keeping alumni involved and engaging professional members such as administrators, teachers, parents and business partners. Ideas to help gain membership are said in this video and my previous vlog as well; but you’re more than welcome to come up with your own way to gain membership in your chapter, whatever works for you!
Here are the links to what I talk about in the video:
I hope to see your chapters grow this year!
If you have any questions or need some help I can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Hello again FL DECA!
This month’s vlog is a recap of this year’s ICDC in Atlanta, GA.
I had so much fun traveling with people who love DECA just as much as I do, and meeting so many new people (especially at FL DECA night)! Everyone took millions of pics and videos at ICDC and I did my best to cram as many as I could into this 6 minute video.
Congratulations to 2nd place international champion Julian Lichtenfeld from Spanish River High in the Community Service Project Event, and congratulations to 2nd place international champions Samantha Goldberg and Jenna Weissman from MSD in the Start-Up business plan event!!
Despite the outcome of your competition, it is important to remember that those who make it to ICDC are the best of the best and you are all amazing! Hope to reconnect with all of you at CDC in Orlando and then again at ICDC in Orlando!
Love you, FL DECA.
‘Til next time,
Team 61 VP
Hello again Florida DECA!
This vlog encompasses various chapter activities that many chapters do after ICDC. One of the activities being to hold a banquet. A banquet is always a good way to commemorate your chapter's year by celebrating successes, reflecting on memories made together throughout the year, and many more. Another activity that many chapters do is to elect their Chapter Officers or 'Executive Board'. These consist of positions such as President, Vice President, Secretary etc.; and the group can meet and work over the summer to make plans for the upcoming year.
Now get out there and... Chapter Activate?
Hello Florida DECA! Today I am going to cover a topic that is relevant to every chapter because they all have to fundraise! Fundraising is an imperative part of any organization and in order for anything to get done there needs to be some money involved. For example, if you want to have any type of social there needs to be some money in the club in order to get those resources to have that social even if the members are paying it back or they may not be.
Here are some suggestions on ways to fundraise for your chapter! My first suggestion is to try and involve your members in what you do. If your chapter can do a bake sale or a car wash, anything that can keep your members apart of it, so they are not just giving their money to the organization. This is a great way to get members involved and networking while fundraising.
An amazing way to fundraise and advocate DECA at the same time is by using fundraising platforms such as Snap Raise where your chapter can create a DECA video and have your members spread it to people they know. Another easy way to fundraise is through fundraising nights at any happening restaurants. A common fundraiser is having your members sell a candy or some sort of food through a candy box where they sell it on the spot or through a magazine where they get the order mailed to them.
Lastly, SBEs are great ways to fundraise year-round. Find something that sells within your chapter and run with it! Hopefully your chapter having more money will help them hold more events, lower the price for competition, and benefit your chapter. Contact me at email@example.com if I can be of any help!
Hello Florida DECA!
I’m back again with this months video on a chapter spotlight.
This spotlight is on Jupiter High School’s DECA! Their chapter has been around is 1967, making them a long standing chapter. After getting a chance to speak with their members and advisor, I realized what a great chapter they are! I love the emphasize they put on chapter bonding and friendship, instead of focusing solely on competition. Your chapter is your family and Jupiter DECA is a prime example of this.
Their advisor, Johnnie Hubbard, was a DECA member himself, and you can tell how much he cares for his kids. Mr Hubbard was a DECA member in the high school division and the collegiate division, going on to become the International Collegiate President from 2014-2015. His expertise is in Sports marketing and managing, bringing a wonderful Sports Marketing Education Program to Jupiter High School. After talking to his students, it is clearly evident how much they care about their advisor and what he brings to their chapter.
This is a chapter who works together, laughs together, and has fun together. To me this chapter represents true leaders who go above and beyond for each other, while not getting lost in the competition aspect of DECA. They are a well rounded chapter that brings a lot to the table for Florida DECA, and I want to thank them for that!
Be sure to check out their social media to keep up with they are doing!