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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!