Lyman DECA Chapter Spotlight
HELLO FLORIDA DECA!!! This month I am putting the spotlight on Lyman High School DECA located in Longwood, Florida. Established around the 1960’s, Lyman DECA is one of the oldest organizations on the schools campus. The chapter is home to 360 members and organized by their 27 officers and 2 Advisors. Four programs are offered through Lyman High School DECA, Sports and Entertainment, Fashion, Business Ownership, and General Marketing, as well as Microsoft officer certifications. Lyman DECA is proud to be part of the Florida DECA 100 club as well as be the home of DECA Direct social media correspondents, former Team 56 Florida DECA Vice President Brandon McCutcheon, and Honorary Life Member and current Florida DECA State Advisor, Dr. Levenhagen. The chapter hosts events such as socials and the “Lyman DECA Membership Series.” Congratulations to Lyman High School DECA on all their success and we can’t wait to see how you Own Your Future this year.
Happy New Year Florida DECA!! :-)
HELLO FLORIDA DECA!!!
Now over to Wellington, Florida for the next Chapter Spotlight. This month, I am putting the spotlight on Wellington High School DECA!!
Wellington DECA currently has over 300 members, 325 to be exact! Last year,
Wellington DECA qualified 82 members to the Florida DECA annual Career Development Conference and 31 members qualify to ICDC in Nashville, TN. Recently, in 2013, not only did Wellington DECA reach the 200 club, but the chapter had an International winner. Wellington High School offers classes in the marketing program such as Marketing Essentials, Digital Information Technology, Marketing Applications, AICE Travel and Tourism, and AICE Business Studies.
Mr. Wilkinson, one of the Wellington Chapter Advisors, was an International winner when he attended Wellington High School and is now a Wellington DECA advisor, as well as holds a seat on the Florida DECA Board of Advisors.
Wellington DECA is unique because the chapter utilizes a Student Advisory Board rather than a officer team for chapter leadership. Board Chairwoman, Nicole Kraemer, says that this form of leadership has been very successful for the chapter since put into place two years ago. Shoutout to Wellington DECA for all their success, keep up the amazing work and Own Your Future!!!
Follow Wellington DECA on twitter @WellingtonDECA
Happy Holidays Florida DECA :-)
It’s All About the Money Money Money….
HELLO FLORIDA DECA!!
Jessis J wrote a whole song just to tell us that “It’s not about the money,” but for most of
us, especially DECA seniors getting ready for college, it’s all about the money!!!
Florida DECA and DECA inc. are generous enough to have many scholarship
opportunities for DECA members to take advantage of. DECA inc. alone offers over $300,000 in scholarships each year (that’s a lot of money!!). Do you have a job with one of DECA’s Corporate sponsors such as Publix, Journey’s, or Walgreens?? There’s a scholarship for that! Are you in National Technical Honor society? There’s a scholarship for that! And if you’re not, don’t worry because thee are scholarships for you too! DECA scholarships are merit based and administered based on guidelines set by the donors.
Scholarships are basically free money, and who doesn’t love that! These scholarships
are great for DECA members getting ready to graduate and go off to college.
It takes only a few minutes to apply at DECA.org, and the deadline to submit scholarship
applications is January 13, 2017. The scholarships and awards will be handed out at next years International Career Development Conference. Check out my “Scholarships Challenge” video blog to see how!
Adios Florida DECA :-)
CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES C’MON: DECA MONTH!!
HELLO FLORIDA DECA!
Get excited because November is on it’s way, and you know what that is…..DECA MONTH!!
DECA Month is just what it sounds like, a month long celebration of DECA! This is the perfect
time to hold chapter activities, fundraisers, socials, and more to get members involved and
ready for the DECA year to come!
This year Team 59 is very excited to announce…..*drum roll please*…. FLORIDA DECA
DAY!!!! On Wednesday, November 16th, we want all chapters across the state to take this day
to celebrate Florida DECA. How do you celebrate?? Well, you can do whatever your chapter
wants! A chapter social? Yes! A kick ball game? Yes! A fundraiser? Yes! Be sure to take pictures,
post them on social media, and tag Florida DECA.
As November gets closer, I hope you are all as excited fro DECA Month as I am. I will be
taking part in the DECA inc. photo day challenge on my twitter (@shannwich_), and encourage
you all to do the same and tag @FLdeca on twitter and instagram so we can share your photos!
Hasta La Vista :-)
FL DECA ELS: Be There or Be Square
HELLO FLORIDA DECA!
Who: Florida DECA
What: FL DECA ELS
When: October 28-30, 2016
Where: Daytona Beach, Florida
Why: Join your Florida DECA Team 59 officers and Florida DECA members from across the
state for a fun-filled, exciting weekend of leadership, team building workshops, admission to
amusement park, and a head start on competition preparation for this year.
Florida DECA Emerging Leaders Summit is a great way to kick off the DECA year and
get on track to Own Your Future! The conference includes leadership sessions, a day at
Daytona Lagoon amusement park, Officer workshops, and more.
Registration for FL DECA ELS is due by September 23, 2016, so act now! You don’t
want to miss this, it’s going to be EPIC! Your Team 59 officers are looking forward to an
awesome weekend in Daytona, and hope you’ll join us!
You can contact myself or any of the Team 59 officer with any questions! You can reach
me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media: @floridadeca or @shannwich_.
See you there Florida DECA :-)