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MN FCCLA Trading Pin Contest-Design a pin design

 

 

 

 

Minnesota students at National Conference “trade” pins with other state delegates. These pins represent something special about their state. (About state flower, state shape, state tourist sites or something about MN FCCLA)

MN FCCLA Trading Pin Contest 2018 pdf

What?              Design a new pin for use as a trading pin at National FCCLA Conferences.

When?            Deadline for receiving submissions: March 29, 2018

Why?               Minnesota FCCLA we would like members to help in designing a new pin!  An                                appropriate winning design may be used for the 2018 trading pin. Trading pins are used as networking items at National Meeting where delegates trade with  delegates from other states. This means your design could be seen across the nation!

Who?              Any member is eligible to submit a design.

When creating your design, remember the following criteria. Make the artwork a good representation of our state, it’s special features, history or tourism. YOU MAY NOT USE TRADEMARKED ITEMS IN THE PIN DESIGN. (Logo of FCCLA is trademarked, other designs that have been copy written or have a trademark.)

See the MN FCCLA website (Advisers page) for more application details.

NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER

National Anthem Singer for First General Session

Do you have a chapter member who has sung the National Anthem for sporting or school events? Apply to be the singer for the State FCCLA Conference. Thursday, First General Session, April 19, 2018 4:30 pm Must be able to sing the anthem accapella or with a vocal music background tape. No PIANO is available.

National Anthem Singer Application

Name:

Chapter

Grade:

Describe where you have sung the National anthem for an event.

Send a video or your singing the national anthem to Mya Christensen, State FCCLA President.

% Tammy Borman, RTR HS at tammy.borman@rtrschools.org

 

Shadow Day Shows FCCLA Members About Careers in Public Policy

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It was a great day for FCCLA students and officers to the State Capitol for FCCLA Shadow Day.

“I would LOVE to have a job like that- it’s soo interesting!”

“I would not like to have a job like that as it there are many controversies to deal with! “

“I have a lot to reflect on- it was such an interesting day!”

“I loved Shadow Day and cannot wait for next year to do it again!”

“State Legislators have to know a LOT about EVERYTHING!”

40 FCCLA members were scheduled to follow state legislators for 4 hours.  The responses were positive from students. Some legislators already expressed a desire to have an FCCLA member shadow them next year!

It is a great opportunity for the FCCLA members to talk about family and consumer sciences, CTEFCCLA opportunities one-on-one to state legislators and they all did a GREAT job of representing! Thank to everyone who made the day happen!

February 15- Make An Impact Day!

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February 15th THURSDAY Make an Impact

Be an inspiration to those in your community by finding a need and making a difference in the lives of others! Plan a service event or a Lead2Feed project with your chapter.

FCCLA Chapters have been doing service projects that include support for their local Food Shelves.
FCCLA Chapters will be participating in the State Conference Service Project parade of posters to celebrate the work chapters have been doing in their communities. Be part of the celebration of service on Thursday General Session with the Service Parade.  Submit chapter delegate’s names on state conference registration per service project to carry an art foam board poster into the First General Session.

MN FCCLA has been chosen for Youth Service America’s Campaign (a competitive grant) for 2018 Lead Agency for GYSDAY. We will be celebrating service projects that FCCLA chapters have done and conducting a activity at State FCCLA Conference in partnership with We Day. That will be a Walk4Water.

WE Day– MN FCCLA is working to become an educational partner with We Day. State Officers have discussed a way to be involved in the Global campaign called Walk4Water. We are going to embed the We Walk4Water campaign into activities we will do during the State Conference. Chapter members will “carry water” to simulate how people in many countries access water. More details on the logistics of how your chapter members will be able to participate will be coming soon.

Why focus on clean water? Minnesota is a land of 10,000 lakes, so we often take water for granted.  But we now that globally, access to safe and clean sanitation facilities for both genders increases school attendance among teenage girls.

Education surrounding healthy sanitation and hygiene practices helps with behavior change in school children, whereby students are practicing good water use and sanitation behaviors. This also increases the knowledge of these practices among their parents and other community members.

 

Access to clean water improves the health of community members, creates healthier practices surrounding sanitation and hygiene, resulting in the reduction of waterborne diseases and provides a consistent source of water for drinking and food preparation. In fact, clean water is one of the most crucial and efficient ways to lift a community out of poverty.

Water is heavy. The World Health Organization recommends 20-50 liters of water per person per day for drinking, cooking and washing. That amounts to hauling between 44 and 110 pounds of water daily for use by each household member.

And in many places, water sources are far from homes. In Asia and Africa, women walk an average of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) per day collecting water. Carrying such loads over long distances can result in strained backs, shoulders and necks, and other injuries if women have to walk over uneven and steep terrain or on busy roads.

Clean water access allows girls to go to school instead of bearing the responsibility of transporting their family’s water. Clean water reduces water-borne illness and leads to better agriculture and access to food.

80% of illnesses in the developing world are linked to poor water and sanitation. Unsafe water, and poor sanitation and hygiene kill an estimated 1.7 million people annually.

600,000 children a year die from illnesses like diarrhea that are directly attributed to unclean water.

A study of water poverty in sub-Saharan African found that women and girls spend at least 16 million hours a day collected drinking water, while men spend 6 million hours.

 

Set your goals for Atlanta for National FCCLA in late June.

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We’re headed to Atlanta for National FCCLA Conference in June.

Students all across Minnesota are preparing their STAR Events, officer candidate applications and saving money to head to Atlanta in late June for National FCCLA Conference. Minnesota delegation will be staying at the Omni Hotel June 28—July 2. Memories are made from travelling to a National Conference!

What will the National Conference experience be like?

  • Starfish and STAR Events!
  • Civil Rights history and STAR Competitions.
  • Sghtseeing in Atlanta and MN State Meetings!
  • Omni Hotel next to CNN headquarters and Organizational Business meetings!
  • Trains, planes, taxis and buses.

There will be tons of opportunities to meet other members and advisers from throughout the country! You will have experiences in Leadership workshops and exhibits which will give ideas for your chapter projects. Seeing the sights of Atlanta which include: Civil Rights museum and some of America’s history, the Georgia Aquarium, one of the best in the world, lots of southern regional foods to try.

 

 

So start planning and raising your funds! Make it your goal to attend. FCCLA Fundraising Toolkit

Spice Up Your Year and Choose a Chapter Theme!

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Engage your chapter in coming up with a chapter theme for your year- something that happens at each meeting, or something that you celebrate each month……

As most of you know, every year the Executive Council comes up with a new year-long theme for Minnesota FCCLA. This year, we are encouraging chapters to think of their own individual year-long themes or individual themes for each meeting. You may be wondering where to start or what you can do for a theme. The great part about this is that your chapter can choose almost anything they want for a theme or themes for meetings as long as they are FCCLA appropriate.

There are so many different options for theme ideas, and the fun part is working together as a chapter to make it creative and fun.

 

You could base it off of music genres, movies, TV shows, sports, holidays, and much more. As I stated before, this can be one theme for the whole year or a new theme for each meeting. The important part is to incorporate this theme or themes into your chapter’s meetings through decorations, activities, and whatever else your chapter can come up with.

Chapter themes are a great way to spruce up your meetings and attract more new members. Don’t be afraid to take plenty of awesome selfies that show your themes and post them to social media with #MNFCCLA! We love to see your great photos! We hope you have fun creating your themes and have a great rest of your school year!

By Johannah Nielsen, MN FCCLA Vice President of Marketing

TO LEADERSHIP AND BEYOND!

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Get ready for a dynamic FCCLA year!


Start out the school year with a chapter or individual plan to utilize all that FCCLA can offer you for expanding your positive influence on your school, your career exploration and your skills! Here are some ideas to check out:

  • Learn more about doing an anti-bullying campaign among your peers with the STOP the Violence national program.

  • Develop a chapter plan for doing service projects that help your community with Leadership Service in Action!

  • Check out possible events to attend such as Area Fall Conferences, Local Leadership Training and State Conference, Capitol Leadership National FCCLA event or National Conference in Atlanta Ga.

  • Develop a personal goal and form a personal action plan for Power of One in “A Better You’, “Family Ties”, “Working on Working”, “Take the Lead” and “Speak Out for FCCLA”.

  • Do a project to help your peers be more resilient for things that cause them to lack confidence or good mental health.

  • Apply to go to Japan with the Japanese Exchange in the summer of 2018.

 

 

  • Do a Families First project and help strengthen your family relationships.

Check out lots of resources on the Minnesota website or the National Website

www.fccla.org or www.fcclainc.org

The MN FCCLA state officers challenge you to use FCCLA with the state theme of To Leadership and Beyond!

FCCLA can help with #adulting skills!

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#adulting

a new urban dictionary term is what FACS education and FCCLA is all about. The top definition of “adulting” on Urban Dictionary is: Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.

“We often use #adulting when doing the things that make us realize being an “adult” isn’t fun and we want to go back to the way things were when mommy and daddy took such good care of us– when they paid the bills, bought us food and called to make our doctor’s appointments.”

In the past year, the term “adulting” has increased in usage by 700 percent on Twitter.

These #adulting skills are addressed! Check out FACS Ed classes at high school or FCCLA programs. FCCLA has the programs and resources/ opportunities for youth to learn about topics for #adulting ….

  • Insurance, mortgages, payments= Financial Fitness

  • Healthy eating, eating out vs home cooking, fitness= Student Body

  • Friends, family, interpersonal communications, balancing work and family=Families First

  • Job interviews, resumes, =Career Connections

This video highlights the need for #adulting skills. https://www.facebook.com/attn/videos/1079636055405186/

Source: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/what-is-adulting

Article posted by Mary Palin, July 2016

 

 

VIDEOS TELL THE FCCLA STORY

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FCCLA members work together to create awesome video messages about their FCCLA experiences.

Here are some outstanding videos from the Area Leadership Video contests!

FCCLA is for Everyone! From Central East and the Litchfield Chapter

Why do you like FCCLA? From Southwest Area and RTR Junior

Congratulations on these chapter’s video projects.

 

It’s Fall-Remember to Affiliate Your Chapters by Nov 1

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DEADLINE FOR DUES
November 1 is coming! The dues deadline is November 1. Log on to the affiliation site and update your chapter information and enter names of members. After Nov 1, your services will not be as robust- so do your first affiliations by Nov 1 for full benefits.p1030374

Remember:

  • The spelling of Names is very important.
  • Grades are very important as it will link into STAR Event information later.
  • You can always add more names, but try to get your initial affiliation done by Nov 1.
  • Dues are $20 per member. Send the money to National FCCLA for all dues. They reimburse the state dues to us.

 

Lump sum membership is possible for Middle level and Urban membership of a large urban school district (such as Anoka- Hennepin or Msp, St Paul).

Give the gift of Membership to your students!

 

 

SEE FCCLA IN ACTION!

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FALL ACTION WITH FCCLA OFFICERS AND MEMBERS IS MAKING EXCITING LEARNING, EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND MEANINGFUL SERVICE A PART OF STUDENTS’ LIVES.

VIEW THIS VIDEO FROM FALL 2016 NORTHERN AREA

https://www.facebook.com/mnfcclanorth/videos/629067290605062