Registration costs $125 and closes March 7th
Access to all conference entertainment, networking opportunities, resources and general sessions
- Workshops targeted to specific grade levels
- State Conference T-shirt featuring this year’s theme and logo. Size must be selected and registration submitted before March 7 deadline.
- Milk and cookies reception on Sunday evening.
- Dinner on Monday evening.
Things to sign up for during registration:
- Skill Events (no area qualifications needed)
- Talent and dance showcase – Midwinter performers and newcomers are welcome
- Candidates- These will be indicated on your registration for scheduling. (TEST, INTERVIEW or SPEECH) as appropriate for each type of candidate.
- Remember to list one Chapter Delegate as a Voting Delegate.
- Select the appropriate grade for each delegate as they will receive tickets based on GRADES for trainings.
- Enter the names for Service Parade Entries in the online registration.
- Submit the name of your highest ranking chapter officer (not running for area, peer ed or state office) – they will be invited to participate with our peer mentor program throughout the year
- Nominate students for Chapter Spark, New Member and the Ultimate Leadership Award
Pre-registered events based on Midwinter Area Results
- STAR Events
- State Events
Required forms for every student attendee
- Must be singed and mailed to the State Office at PO box 131386, Roseville, MN 55113 or scanned and emailed to [email protected] by 3/20
- Advisers must also have access to electronic copies at the conference or bring hard copies with you
- Parent Permission Form
- Delegate Code of Conduct
Hotel Rates: $139 +Tax single and double, $149 +Tax triple and quad
Booking Deadline: March 7th (Room Booked, Credit Card on File, Payment Made)
Schools looking to book a group of rooms will need to complete and send in three forms, along with payment, prior to the March 7th deadline.
- 2024 FCCLA Schools Reservation Payment Form
- Complete this form as a sort of reservation summary
- The hotel will generate an invoice/itemized receipt based on this information
- FCCLA MN Rooming List Form
- Complete this form to the best of your ability at the time. If you think you’ll need 8 rooms but don’t know all the names yet you can list individuals as “Name Pending”
- If you need to add or subtract a room, change a name or add a name contact Jackie Overlie, Reservations and Revenue Manager, [email protected]
- FCCLA Credit Card Authorization Form
- This form is required for all bookings
- This does not need to be the method of payment but can be
- If the school prefers sending a check or needs an electronic link for ACH payment, they should indicate on the credit card form in the comment section that it is for “Hold Only” and add comments about how the prepayment will be made
- In this case – do not select any boxes under the “I hereby authorize the following charges ..” section – just make sure to indicate in the comments its for Hold Only Payment
- Payment can be credit card (indicate on authorization form), ACH payment or check
- Payment must be received by March 7th
Individuals looking to book a room separate from a school group can use this link to complete their reservation under the FCCLA Room block: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/MSPRM/G-FCC4.
As part of our contract to get the space, FCCLA has guaranteed a block of hotel rooms, a percentage of which we will be charged for if it’s under booked. Please make your reservations at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis to be on site with the conference and help us avoid this extra charge. If your group chooses to stay in another hotel, you may be charged a $100 fee to offset room attrition charges.
Contact the state office and the hotel prior to the conference with names of individuals with disabilities requiring special assistance as soon as possible but no later than March 1.
Here are some other conference related links, resources and materials which will continue to be updated:
- 2024 Adviser Guide to Registration and Hotel Booking
- Ultimate Leadership Award submission link, you also need to submit the name in registration
- Support your members with Chapter Pins for trading at State Conference
- This year we have a painting class with limited seating available, this is first come, first serve – so get your registrations in early
- Assign some members to create a Service Project board for the Service Project Fair and Parade
- Support members to run for office, FCCLA applications here
- Check the State Leadership Conference Page and look for emails sharing updates
Celebrate FCCLA Week February 12-16th
FCCLA Week Ideas
- Promote FCCLA on social media (tag MN FCCLA’s account)
- Post on your chapters account or encourage kids to post on their personal account
- Highlighting projects, you’ve done, things you’ve learned or what you’re looking forward to
- Work on your Chapter Pins
- Work on your FCCLA applications
- Have a theme for each day that week. Below are some popular options:
- Members dress up as teachers
- Everyone wears red
- Everyone brings in their favorite snack to share
- Staff appreciation day, everyone writes letters to their favorite teachers
- Build your FCCLA Community through food
- Do a pot luck lunch
- Snack share – everyone brings in their favorite snack to share
- Fundraise to help offset conference registration costs
- Bake sale
- Write letters of appreciation to
- Favorite teachers
- Local leaders
- Military members
FCCLA Capitol Day
- RSVP for your group here
- Help members arrange for visits with their representatives to follow (see tips on Capitol Day page)
MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service encourages service projects throughout the month of January, ideally with something on MLK Day. Projects can vary depending on what your chapter is passionate about but a focus on poverty alleviation or diversity, equity and inclusion is encouraged.
We are fortunate to be a lead agency for Youth Service America, and as a grant recipient, we need to follow their reporting guidelines (please count the number of student volunteers and collect their names). Each project will need to either:
- Option 1 – complete and return this MLK Day of Service Report along with a photo of the project
- Option 2 – complete and attach this MLK Day of Service – list of volunteers along with a google form submission and photo
Examples of service projects:
- Serving a meal
- Baking goodies and gifting them to community service leaders
- Tutoring young students
- Reading to children
- Training elders
- Collecting items for those in need
- Food Drive
- Hygiene Drive
- Winter Coat Drive
- stuffed animals / toys
- Blood or immunization drive
- Recycling drive – old shoes, phones, eyeglasses etc.
- Creating Tie Blankets and gifting them to people who could use your warmth (homeless shelter, children’s hospital, nursing home, etc.)
- Honoring your community’s First Responders with appreciation letters, sidewalk chalk messages, or baked goods
- Witting appreciation letters to Military persons through Operation Gratitude for distribution
- Interacting with animals at a rescue shelter
- Raising awareness of an issue and educating peers, school board, city council or local government
- See more on Youth Service America’s website
Review the Service Project Guidelines here and check out additional resources below
- Design Thinking and the Service Learning process
- Equity in Service Learning – a Self-Assessment Tool for Quality Engagement
- IPARD framework – brief handout
- IPARD framework
- Service Project Planning Document
- Civic Education and Service Learning
- Social Emotional Learning and service projects
- Student focused project planning
- TakingAction – service learning steps
- Teaching Tool.4 Stages of SL.png
- Additional Service-learning resources
We have a series of upcoming webinars for prospective and new advisers. If you are newer to being an FCCLA adviser, or just want a refresher, please stop by. If you are an experienced advisor, reach out to Patrick and drop in if you can to offer advice and insights to others. Connect with Patrick, [email protected] or 612-405-2486. *Abbreviated recordings covering this information will be made available soon
Intro to Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
Tuesday, August 22 @ 10am-11am Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3952025815 Meeting ID: 395 202 5815 Find your local Call in number: https://zoom.us/u/ab0Oyh1PR1
Come to learn all about FCCLA. From the impact it has on students to the seamless ways it can be integrated into the classroom. This zoom session will provide a helpful overview of what FCCLA is and why you should get involved.
Getting Support to Start an FCCLA Chapter and Building Your Group
Wednesday, August 23 @ 10am-11am Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3952025815 Meeting ID: 395 202 5815 Find your local Call in number: https://zoom.us/u/ab0Oyh1PR1
Join this session for insights on getting support from consortiums, school administrators, students, and the larger community. We will also discuss different ways to build your group from integrating projects into the classroom, attending statewide leadership events and doing community-based projects.
Affiliating as a New Chapter, How to Join
Thursday, August 24 @ 10am-11am Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3952025815 Meeting ID: 395 202 5815 Find your local Call in number: https://zoom.us/u/ab0Oyh1PR1
At this session we will discuss the different membership options and look at the FCCLA portal. We will review the process to affiliate and explore the resources available once you do.
Reminder to return your Blazer Rentals from NLC
- Click here to rent jackets from the State’s inventory of jackets
- Cost will be $20 for an NLC only rental, $40 for the year and an additional $15 if shipping is required
- Delegates can also purchase their own official jacket here for $59
- A good deal for underclassmen or people who want the ultimate leadership keepsake
Callout for Jackets!
We have had a couple of unusual years and with that our inventory of Blazers has dwindled. In the past we have charged chapters for those missing jackets but with our lower inventory we are accepting any red blazers you may have from any year, no questions asked. Please look and and ask around for these and send them to Patrick at the address below by Friday May 19th:
2030 Stanford Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
SAY YES TO FACS WORKSHOP AND LESSON PLANS
- Download: Activity- Original Handout-FACS Colleges and Scholarships-Say yes to facs workshop
- Download: list of FACS ED colleges
- Download: FACS Reality Check
- Download: FCS_Ed_Career_Fact_Sheet