Results from Successful State FCCLA Conference!

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Over 1200 Walks for Water exceeded the goal of 1000!

Over $1900.00 raised for water wells.

Hundreds of Gold Medal Star Events.

 

 

 

 

National advancers scrambling to attend National FCCLA Conference in June/ July in Atlanta!

New Area officers and State officers are anxious to start their year as a Minnesota FCCLA Officer.

 

Great speakers, workshops, fun sessions and fitness events during State Conference!

Thank you for your positive youth energy!

Get Ready for State Conference! National Conference deadlines!

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State Conference is just around the corner! We look forward to awesome youth presentations in STAR Events!

State Conference is just around the corner! We look forward to awesome youth presentations in STAR Events!

Speakers will motivate and challenge you to develop your leadership potential with the State Theme “To Leadership and Beyond! Speakers will include an awesome line up! Make sure your chapter is looking at the State Conference Orientation (On the Advisers Page of the website) to learn all about it!

Kyle Scheele

Kyle Scheele is on a mission to build a better world. Kyle has spoken to over 200,000 audience members in 45 states. His projects have been featured by outlets like Upworthy, Buzzfeed, WIRED, Fast Company, Mashable, Laughing Squid, MAKE Magazine, and more. Kyle says, “For me, my ideas usually involve bringing a smile to someone’s face or getting them to laugh when they’re having a bad day. But for you, it could be building a better school culture, inventing a life-saving medical device, or changing the way our society thinks about an issue. “

Battle of The Ages Garden Court -Thursday evening with Patrick Grady Enjoy an evening of light entertainment as advisers and members are asked to battle it out with their knowledge of music gendre. Patrick Grady is a motivational speaker and also State Adviser of Florida FCCLA. 

 Value Up! Mike Donahue We believe that students want to come to school and feel socially safe. They want to feel like they have value. School culture can be defined by simply asking what students are saying to each other when adults are not listening.  Young people do not sit home at night rehearsing and perhaps agonizing over what adults said to them during the day. They are replaying over and over what their friends and peers are saying to them.

Leadership Development is a Smart Career Move! Dr. Bruce Jackson

A national leader in developing leadership programs, Dr. Jackson is dedicated his career to the development of individuals, teams, organizations, and communities that seek to maximize influence, leadership, and change. Supporting to MN FCCLA with the C. Charles Jackson Foundation, (his father), Dr Jackson will inspire you to set yourself up for success.

Rhett Laubach Drawing from his multitude of profound and powerful lessons learn, Rhett’s ability to connect with his audience is second to none.  His unprecedented stage energy captures the attention of audience members, engaging them in lessons of leadership, motivation, and inspiration. 

Leadership In A Time of Chaos, Crisis, and Fake News!”   Vonn Banks You may have heard Vonn Banks speak, but you have not heard this unique message! Vonn Banks has worked with the highest military leaders, four Presidents and First Ladies in the White House, and knows about leadership in times of challenging times. Evelyn “Vonn” Banks recently retired from the military after 30 years as the senior most enlisted female in the United States Navy.  Today, Vonn Banks speaks to corporate and non-profit audiences around the country.  She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES FCCLA ! A personal highlight was the privilege of motivating the Minnesota Association of the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), a student leadership organization that focuses on youth, peer education and family. The relationship was born after a chance meeting on September 30, 2013, the evening before the Federal government shutdown. Banks met the State FCCLA chapter officers, who were in Washington, D.C. for a conference, when she visited the Lincoln Memorial. Her plan to formally deliver her retirement speech from the steps where Dr. Martin Luther King stood was thwarted by the pending shutdown.  “I knew if I came here, I would meet someone who could listen to my speech,” she said, and the bonds formed that evening continue today as Vonn returns to inspire FCCLA leaders.

Join the fun!

 

Looking for STAR Event Evaluators from Business and Industry and FCCLA Alumni

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Want to “give back?” or contribute to youth’s knowledge of your career expertise?

https://goo.gl/forms/XTiAmPNxSDloqaHj2

Submit you name with this link.

We could use your expertise as a team of evaluators for over 50 categories of STAR Events on April 19 or 20 in Bloomington, MN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 19- Thursday afternoon or Evening- about 4 hours time .

April 20- Friday morning or Afternoon- about 4 hours time.

Go to this link to suggest or nominate yourself as a possible evaluator.

 

 

https://goo.gl/forms/XTiAmPNxSDloqaHj2

 

Looking for Talent! Get Involved in Contests

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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

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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

 

Its deadline time! Time to register for State Conference, candidate applications and award applications due!

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It’s time- Get ready to be an active participant in the State Conference 2018!

So many opportunities!

  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Speakers who will inspire you
  • Workshops on National FCCLA Programs
  • STAR Events to show what you know.
  • Develop your skills in speaking, planning, writing, developing projects.
  • Activities for fitness like Zumba and Yoga.
  • Be part of the Walk4Water for a statewide service -learning project.
  • Celebration of service projects

It’s coming soon- Talk to your adviser about being a part of it!

Get ready for State FCCLA Conference 2018!

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To Leadership and Beyond!

April 19-21,2018 will be the dates of an awesome leadership conference for MN FCCLA.

Planned by the state Executive Council, members will experience awesome workshops, speakers and compete in over 50 STAR Events and Skills events during the 3 days.

Do you like activities such as Zumba, Yoga or Scavenger hunts? Then you are in luck! There will be lots to do and new friends to make.
The State Officers have planned active workshops on the National FCCLA Programs and will be conducting exciting General Sessions.
MN FCCLA Conference has been the favorite FCCLA activity for many of our members.

 

MN FCCLA is a 2018 Lead State Agency for Global Youth Service Day!

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We know the impact of youth service is huge!

For over 18 years, MN FCCLA has lead service-learning efforts for Global Youth Service Day in April. This is a competitive grant from Youth Service America to become a Lead State Agency.

We encourage chapters to start planning service efforts to benefit their communities, schools and the world. Starting with Martin Luther King Day in January and ending with GYSDAY April 19-21 during the State Conference we will be recognizing the efforts of Chapters and members to develop and carry out service learning efforts.

Minnesota FCCLA is currently challenging chapters to make an impact in their local communities!

This year during the Minnesota FCCLA State Conference, students from chapters that have completed a Service Project STAR Event will receive on stage recognition. All students are asked to bring in a display board of pictures, data, and research of the project that they’ve worked very hard on this year. This is an excellent way to show the other chapters what you’ve done this year. It’s also a good opportunity to get ideas from other chapters to see what STAR Event projects you might want to part-take in the upcoming years. Show off your service projects to the whole Minnesota State Leadership Conference this year with our service parade.

 

Respectfully,

Massen Kunerth

Minnesota FCCLA

State VP of Service

GET READY FOR STAR EVENTS!

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STAR Events are just around the corner!

Check out the dates for Midwinter STAR Events to show what you have learned or done with your chapter. There are over 50 STAR Event opportunities in Minnesota for jr high, senior high and occupational categories.

January 16 Central East Area at St Tim’s church in Blaine.

January 17 SouthWest Area at Tyler at the Danebod Folk School.

January 24 SouthEast Area at Pine Island High School.

January 24 Northern Area at Lancaster HS.

January 31 Central West Area at Wheaton HS.

STAR Events are an opportunity to develop your 21st Century Process Skills such as Creativity, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Management, Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Decision Making and Cooperative learning.

We look forward to the presentations that MN FCCLA members will be doing as an individual or as a team. STAR events are described on the Competitive Events page. MN FCCLA Advisers have been given the password.

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

Amazing State Conference with excellence everywhere!

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THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE DARE TO EXPLORE! STATE CONFERENCE

Great STAR Events, showing that MN FACS students are learning and showing their skills and knowledge in creative ways.

Amazing Service projects that inspire us to do more for our communities and people in need.

Great state and National level successes with awesome projects to earn recognition and resources to continue your good work.

Thank you parents, chaperones and alumni who gave of your time.

Continue your good work in your communities and in your spheres of influence.

You Dared to Explore! You are amazing.