Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences 
      January 8, 2015
Attention Culinary Arts Advisers


A correction has been made and the alternate for Culinary Team may now be registered.  Unfortunately, as the adviser you are not able to add this student so we need you to do the following:


Email Cheryl at Cheryl.hamblin@education.ohio.gov 

Subject Line: Region Culinary Team


Include the following information:

  • Chapter Name
  • Chapter Number
  • Student First and Last Name
  • Gender
  • Grade Level


Please submit as soon as possible. This will not adjust your invoice.

2014-2015 Leadership Academy Online Registration Now Available!


FCCLA members may now register for online-only completion of the First-Class Leader and Ultimate Leader concentrations of the FCCLA Leadership Academy. Each concentration costs $10 and gives participants access to 10 courses of their choice. Ultimate Leader participants must take half of their courses at the 300-400 level. Enrollment will be available until February 28, 2015 and all  courses must be complete by May 31, 2015 for recognition. 


 Enroll your students today!

Online STAR Events Registrations -

Deadline February 1


Chapters submitting Level I entries in the three online STAR Events - Digital Stories for Change, FCCLA Chapter Website, and No Kid Hungry National Outreach Project - are now able to submit entry forms through links on the national website.


Registration is through an online form and all chapters will be invoiced after the February 1 deadline. The registration fee is $20 per person. The online registration links are posted on the STAR Events page of the national FCCLA website. 

Endowment Scholarships Available


The Ohio FCCLA Endowment annually awards ten$500.00 scholarships. Candidates applying may attend a certificated program, technical school, a two-year postsecondary school or a four-year postsecondary school. Awards will be granted upon successful completion of the first semester of studies or upon successful completion of a program. Scholarships will be paid to individuals or educational facility for use toward tuition, books and or/room and board, Student must maintain a 2.5GPA. Scholarship money will be dispersed no later than February of the following year. Recipients must send necessary information to the treasurer of the Endowment for payment; information will be provided with the awarded scholarship. All applications are due March 1, 2015 and can be found at www.ohiofccla.com under the About FCCLA tab - Endowment Board

  •   Adel Riegel $500
  •  Jay Hershey Memorial $500
  •  Clifford "Poppy" Collins $500
  •  Lindsay Platfoot $500
  •  (6) Endowment $500

Regional Officer Candidates

Regional Officers will be elected at Regional Conference this year. If a candidate receives a Regional Officer position they may not apply for State Officer in the same year. The application and recommendation must be completed and returned to ohiofccla@education.ohio.gov; subject line Regional Officer by January 21, 2015. The term of this office is from February 2015 through February 2016. Official uniform will be red polo shirt and black pants/skirt.

Officer responsibilities include attending:

  • June Officer Leadership Training
  • Leadership Training in October
  • REC and SEC Council Meeting in December
  • Regional Conference 2016
  • State Leadership Conference (with specific duties to follow).


State Officer Candidates 

Save the date for March 14th! New this year: any FCCLA member interesting in running for the State Executive Council is invited to participate in a practice interview day where you will be introduced and coached on the areas of the state interview process. More detailed information to come.

FCCLA Board of Directors


Even numbered regions will elect an advisor to the Board of Directors at Regional Meetings.  This is a great leadership opportunity for an adviser to help structure the future of FCCLA in Ohio.  There are three meetings a year (June, December and February).  Demonstrate to your students how to be a viable part of a growing organization!  Applications are due by February 1, 2015 to ohiofccla@education.ohio.gov subject line: BOD Application.

Hospitality and Tourism - Culinary Arts Seminar

The Culinary Arts Teacher Seminar is January 16, 2015 at Eastland Fairfield Career Center. Registration is through STARS on the ODE website under your SAFE Account. Lunch is $10.00 and payable that day. CEU's will be available. Below is the tentative agenda.


   9:30 -10:00   Registration

10:00 - 11:00   Hospitality and Tourism Standards and Course Update, ODE and Standards Panel Members

11:00 - 12:00   Quality Program Standards, ODE Program Specialist, Mary Jo Kohl

12:00 - 12:45   Lunch provided by Culinary Arts students

12:45 -  1:15    FCCLA Update, Interim State Adviser, Mary Jo Kohl

   1:15 - 1:45    State FCCLA Logistics, OSU Hospitality Management, Betty Kaye

   1:45 - 3:00    State Update, ODE Program Specialist, Mary Jo Kohl

Cheryl Hamblin

Family and Consumer Sciences/Ohio FCCLA
25 South Front Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183






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