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.

“Pie in the Face” to Raise Funds at State Conference

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MN FCCLA is a State Lead Agency 2017 for Global Youth Service Day. April 21-23, 2017.

We will be celebrating youth service at state conference.

 MIRACLE MINUTE CAMPAIGN FOR APRIL.

The signature celebration events will occur in local chapter’s communities with a MIRACLE MINUTE campaign to benefit food shelves in your area.

What is a Miracle Minute for Service?

During April 21-23, 2017, MN FCCLA is asking all Chapters to conduct a Miracle Minute or a Miracle day at their school in sponsoring a Lead2Feed effort for helping the local food shelves in their area.

  • What could you do?
  • Collect coins and donate all to your local food shelf.
  • Write announcements about Miracle Minute and the facts about food insecurity and hunger in your area
  • Develop a class challenge for prizes on which classroom or grade donates the most. Give prizes.
  • Find a “celebrity “ in your area to help you market the effort.
  • Challenge a neighboring FCCLA chapter to outdo your effort.
  • Collect cans of food and make a visual display in your school.

“Pie in the Face” to raise funds for these two causes will occur at state conference.

A benefit for Kelley Leibold and Olivia Wicklund family will occur as we help two former state officers who are challenged with health situations. As we pass around the buckets at general sessions, the donations will go to these two officers who have set up Go Fund Me accounts for their situations .We will divide the donations equally to these two former state officers.

About Kelly: November 29th, 2016 we found out that Kelly has a 5 centimeter tumor in her bottom right side of her brain. It has been causing her extreme dizziness, slight loss of control on her right side, headache, and nausea. Kelly has been unable to work for the last few weeks and needs to be able to pay basic home amenities along with her medical bill. Any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated!  Support Kelly Leibold as she finishes proton-beam radiation this February and starts chemotherapy in March. Proceeds raised go toward Kelly’s medical and living expenses.


About Olivia:
 My mom, Beth Wicklund, has been diagnosed with severe, early-onset subcortical dementia. My family has watched Beth’s father, my grandfather, pass away from severe dementia. We know this illness. We know our lives are now forever changed. We know the struggle ahead. That is why, on behalf of my mom and dad I am asking for help. My mom is only fifty-two years old. This diagnosis been an ongoing process and a daily struggle. After insurance, her medical bills are totaling $15-20,000. After losing my mom’s income, the rest of the family struggles to make house payments, car payments, copays on prescriptions, lunch account for my fifteen-year-old brother, hotel to stay down at Mayo Clinic for further testing, etc. Payments are long passed due and my dad could really use some relief as soon as possible (although he is too stubborn and grateful for the people that have already helped us immensely to admit we need help). I know there are many good causes to give too. I’m sure there are families that are scared and hurting even more than we are, but I am creating this fund because I am finally willing to admit that I am scared and I am hurting for my parents and what the future may bring. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my family’s story. If you are unable to donate, your prayers mean everything to us as well.

Celebration of Service Projects- At State FCCLA Conference. Parade of Service Projects at the Thursday General Session.

Signature Event– A Miracle Minute campaign in April in your FCCLA communities to benefit food shelves.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA)  will to use service –learning to address many teen issues. We will develop youth-organized workshops, conferences and projects in 5 Areas.

Youth will lead peer education efforts to influence their peers to inspire other teens for healthy family meals, community issues and local, state or global problems.

We will partner with other programs to bring information and inspiration to their peers in workshops and assemblies and develop service-learning programs around these issues for children, near-peers or their peers.

“Demonstrate what they know” in MN FCCLA STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) presentations before an evaluation team.

 

MN FCCLA SEEKS NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGING MEMBER TO APPLY.

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State Conference 2017- Opening Session on March 23.

We are seeking a National Anthem singer to apply for this honor and duty.

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Submit your name and a video or tape to the State FCCLA office by February 10.

A selection will be made from nominations we receive.

Congratulations on STAR Event successes at Area Midwinter Conferences!

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FCCLA members are improving their skills in planning, time management, working on teams, developing a presentation, research and creative thinking through the 50 STAR Event categories.

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Students are doing their presentations, portfolios and displays now this month for AREA competitions and planning for involvement in State level events.

Midwinter events are conducted in January and qualifiers have received state advancer medals. There are 50 STAR Events.

Second opportunity is to do a SKILL Event-The list is long for the SKILL events you can do! These are available to any member at State Conference.img_0422

Skill Event-Culinary Food Art

This event will showcase the best of participant’s creative and artistic skills in utilizing an assortment of fruits and vegetables to design an interesting food item.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Culinary Food Art

This event will showcase the best of participant’s creative and artistic skills in utilizing an assortment of fruits and vegetables to design an interesting food item.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Culinary Knife Skills

This event will showcase the best of the participant’s knife skills. Participants will produce six uniform pieces for each knife cut meeting industry standards and demonstrate proper safety and sanitation procedures.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Toys that Teach

This event is an individual event

that shows the ability to design, build

original home-made toy for children.

See National Skill Event rules.

Interviewing Skills

This event is an individual event to prepare to do a job interview at an entry level position.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Impromptu Speaking

This event is an individual event that shows the ability to express one’s thoughts in an impromptu situation maintaining poise, self-confidence and conversational speaking.

See National Skill Event rules.

SPEAK OUT FOR FCCLA

Speak Out for FCCLA, an individual event, recognizes members for their ability to utilize marketing and public speaking skills to promote Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA membership through participation in the FCCLA national program Power of One unit, “Speak Out for FCCLA.” See National Skill Event rules.

Technology in Teaching

Technology in Teaching, an individual event, recognizes members for their ability to select and critically evaluate an application (app) for use as part of a class offered in the Family and Consumer Sciences program. Ahead of time, members review the app using the provided checklist, prepare an oral presentation, and demonstrate the app to evaluators. See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Early Childhood Challenge

This event, an individual event is a knowledge and skills test which allows participants to complete challenges related to FACS subject matter including child development, early childhood education concepts.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Nutrition

Challenge

This event is an individual event, a knowledge and skills test which allows participants to complete challenges related to FACS subject matter including nutrition.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Science in FACS

Challenge

This event is an individual event, a knowledge and skills test which allows participants to complete challenges related to FACS subject matter including sciences and technology related to food, health and textile sciences.

See National Skill Event rules.

 

 

GOT LEADERSHIP?

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THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR OFFICER POSITION IN FCCLA?

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 10. ITS TIME TO GET IN GEAR!

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I served as the Vice President of Public Relations this year, and it was great! I have always loved journalism and I got to serve you as (almost) a journalist. I got to write press releases, talk to you about good public relations, and I learned better life skills. It also made me very happy that when I got asked by staff and students at my school what FCCLA is, I got to tell them about it and they were all impressed that I was able to tell them all about FCCLA.

 

When working with the rest of my team, I got to meet life long friends and that means so much to me! Working with the team, Wendy, and my advisor got me so pumped up about FCCLA that it made me think anything was possible. The thing I like best about my position is that I get to talk to people and learn new things, those are two of my favorite things to do. if anyone would want to run for Vice President of Public Relations, I would encourage it especially if they love to be with people as much as I do!img_8558

 

Bethany Janssen, Vice President of Publi
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DOES YOUR CHAPTER QUALIFY?

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AN EVENT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

One of the most exciting event you and your chapter don’t want to miss at State Conference 2017 is the 7-up highlighter party. This special event is not open to everyone, and there are some requirements that need to be met.

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There are different ways to be able to attend this event including:

  • ·     Your chapter has to increase its numbers by 7
  • ·     If 33.3% of your student body is involved in FCCLA, you have obtained the 7-up challenge
  • ·     FCCLA chapters who have retained membership have the option to purchase tickets to this event
  • ·     Middle level and co-curricular affiliated chapters have already obtained access to this event

Members who complete the 7-up challenge get to attend a party on Thursday night at State Conference. Highlighters will be provided but attendees are responsible for bringing their own white t-shirt. Attending this event is not only going to provide an evening full of fun, but also a wonderful networking opportunity for everyone. So go out and recruit new members! Check the 7-Up Party page on page 28 of the MN FCCLA Mini Handbook.Fulda at San Diego

Its not too late to go for 7 more members!

DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS BY BEING AN OFFICER CANDIDATE!

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TAKE THE CHALLENGE! DARE TO EXPLORE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS!

Have you ever thought about running for an office in FCCLA? It doesn’t have to be as big as running for a State or National position, it could be running for an Area position or just a Chapter Office. By running for an office I learned different skills to help me in life.

  • You can gain confidence, improve your communication skills as you become a better speaker and listener.
  • You learn how to compromise for the betterment of the group you are working with.
  • You also learn how to become more organized, set and achieve goals by following the planning process, and you learn how to be part of a team.

If you want to run for office there are a few things you need to do.

img_0419First you need to talk to your adviser and create a plan of action to get to your goal of achieving that position. Then you need to fill out your application. Each application process is different depending on what you are applying for. If you are going on to apply for an Area Officer position, you would create a speech to say at State during your Area Meetings.

img_8098 If you were applying to be a State Officer, it would include a speech on stage during Opening Session, a workshop that you would be presenting to judges, and an interview.

This may seem like a lot of work, but trust me it isn’t. Now is the perfect time to consider running for an office, it is an experience you wouldn’t trade for the world!

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Written by Mya Christensen- State President Elect.

7-Up Challenge- An “Invitation Only” Party at State FCCLA Conference

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IS YOUR CHAPTER GROWING BY 7 or MORE MEMBERS?

There are only a couple of months until our 7-up highlighter party at State Conference 2017! You and your chapter want to meet the requirements to attend this exciting event. It is being held on Thursday at State Conference and you don’t want to miss it.

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The 7-up highlighter party is a great way to network with new people and have a fun time. Some ways to increase you membership and meet the requirements include:

 

 

Make a social media site that talks about you chapter in FCCLA using platforms like:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Make a website
  • Form a membership committee
  • Keep all of your meetings fun!

Challenge your chapter’s current members to bring at least one new friend to the meeting

Using these types of recruiting methods will help you and you chapter obtain the 7-up challenge.

(See page 28 of the MN FCCLA Mini Handbook for details.)

  • Increase your chapter membership by seven more members from the previous year’s membership.
  • Have 33% or more of your student Body involved in FCCLA. advisers must notify the state office by March 1st.
  • Retain your membership at last year’s number and you can purchase tickets for $5.00 per member. Retaining members must have a minimum of 12 members and register by March 1st.

Written by State President Elect Mya Christensen.

BE CREATIVE! HAVE A FUN TIME DEVELOPING A BASKET! HELP US REACH A GOAL FOR FCCLA SUPPORT

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START THINKING ABOUT YOUR CHAPTER CONTRIBUTION TO THE SILENT AUCTIONimages-1

With this year’s State Conference coming up, it’s time to start thinking about having your chapter donate a basket to the annual silent auction.  Donating a basket is an excellent way to give back to the organization that has provided so many opportunities for you.

EVERYONE’S EFFORT WILL LEAD TO A FUN EVENT WITH LOTS OF CHOICES TO WIN A FUN SILENT AUCTION ITEM!

The State Executive Council has set a goal of raising three-thousand dollars for our organization through the silent auction. I strongly believe we can accomplish this goal with your help. The proceeds will help FCCLA continue leadership programs throughout Minnesota and impact members like you!

Be sure to check out the silent auction room to check out all the amazing baskets that have been donated! Always plan to bring a little extra cash to bid on these great baskets.

Contact the State FCCLA Office if you have any questions.

Taya Lindquist, Vice-President of Resource and Development

GREAT STATE FCCLA CONFERENCE! ANY ONE OF THESE MEDIA RESULTS WOULD BE AWESOME!

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Getting the message out is important! We work hard to have a quality FCCLA State Conference for over 1200 people for 3 days.

Any one of these results in media and attention to what is happening would be great news! So enjoy the positive messages. Learning, showing our skills, having fun in FCCLA and making new friends was the result of 3 action packed days in Bloomington, MN.

MN FCCLA State Conference resulted in positive media coverage, recognition from the Governor’s office and evidence of student’s applied academic progress through FCCLA Programs and projects.

RADIO SHOW: KDWA Radio Reporter has done a 3 part radio show.  Part 1 of a three part radio interview featuring Maxine Peterson, Jacob Just and speaker Mark Lindquist.

 

PART 1 RADIO SHOW- FROM STATE CONFERENCE ON KDWA RADIO featuring Max Peterson, Jacob Just and Speaker Mark Lindquist.

 

LT. GOVERNOR’s PROCLAMATION

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VIDEO MESSAGE from Senator Al Franken

Photos from the 2016 State Conference.

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