Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences 

Ohio Affiliation Update:  Effective Immediately 






Affiliated Yet? New Affiliation System Now Online 


The new FCCLA Affiliation System is now online! Please take some time before affiliating to review the Membership Affiliation Getting Started document for guided instructions through the initial steps of the process. After you have affiliated and are an official FCCLA chapter adviser, you can reference the Chapter Adviser Affiliation Guide to guide you through the process of affiliating your chapter members, updating information, and viewing/paying invoices. Additionally, check out the  Member Affiliation Information Sheet as a resource to collect member data on all your students. We are excited to begin this process and look forward to a great year of FCCLA membership together!


2014-2015 Membership Kit  
The FCCLA Membership Kit! is your guide to kicking off your year with a bang! The 2014-2015 Membership Kit is in a content-rich, easy-to use, CD format!  The CD is filled with all of the resources, project ideas, and tools necessary to start or maintain your FCCLA chapter.  To request this kit please click here or call  1-800-234-4425.


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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams.

Recent discussions with National FCCLA have revealed that Ohio does not have permission to offer another year of the 100% pilot affiliation. While Ohio will strive for 100% affiliation of all FCS students, there is no flat fee to accomplish that goal.

Advisers need to understand that FCCLA is intra-curricular, and that all students who are enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences course should become members of their local chapter.  For those members wishing to participate at the state and national level, they are required to pay both state and national dues.

We are sorry for any confusion or inconvenience this miscommunication has caused.  Starting September 3, 2014, the adviser must affiliate the exact number of members at a rate of $9.00 for national and $6.00 for state. Any concerns should be directed to Mary Jo Kohl at maryjo.kohl@education.ohio.gov or 614.644.6333.

FCCLA Board of Directors
Lois Stoll, Chair
Ohio Department of Education
Leah Amstutz, Assistant Director
Mary Jo Kohl, Interim State FCCLA Co-Adviser
Cassandra Palsgrove, Interim State FCCLA Co-Adviser

For Ohio Only:


When entering your chapter information Ohio is asking that you list the Career Center you are associated with first (i.e. career center - local district).  Submitting Chapter Members:


Once you click on the "Submit Affiliation" button, it will disappear until you have added more chapter members to submit. The Submit button will reappear once more student names have been added. You will receive an invoice via email for the chapter members that you submitted. An invoice number will also appear next to the chapter members whose names were submitted. Each time you submit chapter members, an invoice is generated. Additionally, a chapter member is not considered affiliated until payment is made and received into the system. Once payment is received and posted, the affiliation date will be displayed on the member screen as a visual indicator that the chapter member is fully affiliated for the year.


New Advisers:  Who Can Join?


Any student who has taken a course in Family and Consumer Sciences, or as determined by the state department of education, middle school through grade 12 is eligible for active membership in an organized chapter within their school. Once the state and national dues are paid, the student will be an official affiliated member. Teachers can join FCCLA, too! Teachers certified to teach Family and Consumer Sciences Education, or as determined by the state department of education, can serve as the FCCLA chapter adviser. Remember: You don't have to do it all! FCCLA offers a variety of national programs and events to help increase the effectiveness of your Family and Consumer Sciences program and motivates students. During your chapter's first years, guide members toward the programs that seem to best serve your local community needs. As members gain experience and build a tradition of chapter success, they will be ready to branch out into additional programs and events.


Start small

  • Take one step at a time.



Introduction to FCCLA Lesson Plan 

Planning Process Information and Worksheet 

Planning Process Worksheet (Typeable.pdf) 

Step One Webquest 

Step One Certificate 

The "3Rs" of Membership 


Why FCCLA? (Spanish version)

Cheryl Hamblin
Family and Consumer Sciences/Ohio FCCLA
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

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