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Voting Delegates have been posted on the State Leadership Conference tab
March 24, 2016
CTE-26 Reminder
All Family and Consumer Sciences programs must submit their CTE-26 Application by April 1, 2016.
Spring Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Meeting
Register: Register in STARS, Keyword Search: CTE

May 3, 2016
Region 1 Penta Career Center- 9301 Buck Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551
TBA Region 2 TBA
May 5, 2016 Region 3 Delaware Area Career Center- North campus: 1610 OH-521, Delaware, OH 43015
May 4, 2016 Region 4 Butler Tech Career Center- 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011

Agenda:  Curriculum Updates, Webxam, Summer Professional Development opportunities, Licensing Update and New CTE Initiatives.
Time:  12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Culinary Education Summit
Date: April 8, 2016
Register: Register in STARS, Keyword Search: CTE
Location: Columbus Culinary
Agenda: Demonstration by Chef Linda Boggioni "Red White Wheat" - What resources to use with the New Courses, Assessments and Data and FCCLA Updates for next year
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Education and Training
Date:  May 12, 2016
Register: Register in STARS , Keyword Search: CTE
Location:  Tri-Rivers Career Center
Agenda:  Sneak Peek at the New Education and Training Courses, College Credit Update and ODE Update
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
New Scholarship Available for Seniors! 
We are thrilled to announce a BRAND NEW scholarship opportunity available for high school seniors! Chipotle Mexican Grill is going to be awarding five (5) $1,000 scholarships to FCCLA members who understand the importance of empowering and elevating others and have made others better around them both within high school and in their personal lives. This is a great opportunity for seniors who have applied to a degree-granting institution leading to an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in any field of study. Please encourage your students to apply online using the application found here. The application deadline is April 1, 2016!
SEC and REC Application due tomorrow
State and Regional Executive Council applications, handbooks and calendars have been posted to the Ohio FCCLA Website.
All applications are due March 25, 2016.

State Executive Council Interviews will be held April 9, 2016 at Columbus Culinary Institute: 2435 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

All candidates will receive a letter via email by April 1, 2016 with evaluation time and event details.
Career Development Judges Needed
Please submit names of Evaluators by April 1, 2016 using the State Competition Evaluator Portal. All Evaluators will be contacted by the state staff no later than April 15, 2016.

The Board of Directors adopted a Career Development Events Handbook in February. The Handbook contains a section regarding Teacher Expectations.

Teacher Expectations:
  • Will judge/lead/assistant lead
  • Provide volunteers to be judges based on registration requirements
  • No one with participants in a specific category/event may judge that category/event
  • Cannot be in any designated judging areas with your students
  • Exercise professional decorum
In order to provide students with the best presentation experience at State Leadership Conference, we are asking all teachers who have students competing to volunteer themselves to judge an event. This is a great opportunity for you to become familiar with an event that you may use as a performance measure with your new courses. Culinary, Lodging and Early Childhood Education teachers may judge Ohio only events or any of the Foundational, Leadership or Career Preparation events that move onto National competition. Ohio FCCLA needs 3 judges at each station on Thursday for the events held at the The Ohio Expo. Teachers with Culinary and Lodging students competing on Wednesday should volunteer to judge an event that day.

Advisers are the subject matter experts and can help our business partners and associates to score rubrics appropriately. If you have any questions, feel free to reach our state staff. 

Your involvement as a judge of a Career Development Event empowers the students to become champions.

Meals of Hope
The SEC has created a video to show chapters how to register as a fundraiser.  Meals of Hope how to video!
Watch the Meals of Hope video!

Meals of Hope has given hundreds of volunteer-minded individuals a way to make a positive impact by bringing Food Packing Events to their local churches, schools, associations and other clubs and service organizations. They are tackling a serious problem while having some serious fun. This year Ohio FCCLA will be holding a Meals of Hope meal-packing event for the second year. The meals will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Chapter Challenge
The State Executive Council has set a goal to pack 70,000 meals in celebration of our 70th Anniversary.
The SEC Challenges each chapter to create a team using the Meals of Hope website and collect donations to help reach our goal of 70,000 meals.

How it works:
  1. Log on to the FCCLA Meals of Hope website
  2. Click Register a Fundraiser
  3. Start a Team-Create a team name using your chapter name
  4. Set a goal
  5. Get teammates
  6. GO! Share the link on social media, hold a fundraising activity or challenge your friends and family to give to help so Ohio FCCLA reaches our goal providing 70,000 meals to families in Ohio.
Meal Packing
Members of the chapters who create a team and raise funds will have the opportunity to pack meals during session 1 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:50 A.M. All other conference attendees can help from 10:00 A.M. to 10:50 A.M. During meal packing, members will be working in teams to package and process mac and cheese. The members will be measuring noodles and inserting cheese packages into individual packages and then will be packaging them in preparation for the delivery to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

All chapters and members who raise money for Meals of Hope will receive recognition at Thursday's opening session. The chapter who raises the most money will receive special recognition. 
Culinary and Hospitality Competition Schedule Update
Culinary and Hospitality events schedules and locations have been changed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. - Columbus Culinary (closest chapters will be scheduled first)
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • Culinary Team
  • Product Development
  • Hotel Linen Operations
  • Guest Room Attendant and Inspector
Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Columbus Culinary (closest chapters will be scheduled first)
  • Pastry Cake
  • Pastry Tray
  • Garde Manger
  • Meeting Event Set-Up (moved to the Bricker Building at the State Fairgrounds)
State Leadership Conference Guide
The State Leadership Conference Guide has all the information you will need for state conference. Advisers should review all information in the guide in order to be best prepared for conference. The guide includes event details, schedules, guidelines for competitions, a checklist for advisers and much more! SLC GUIDE
SLC Registration
Registration is open till April 9, 2016
Student - $25.00
Advisers, Parents and Guest- $10.00
Culinary Team Registration- $35.00

Important Registration Information:
  • All Career Development Events, State Degree, Power of One and Outstanding Chapter participants will be pre-populated in the registration system. Please make any name changes when registering.
  • Event cancellations must be completed in the registration system by deleting the event.
  • If you have not paid for Regional Conference or Regional Competitive Events you will not be able to register for State Leadership Conference.
  • If your SLC invoice does not look correct, please contact Cheryl Hamblin at cheryl.hamblin@education.ohio.gov. Once you click Finish Registering you are responsible for payment.

Parking Passes

Multi entry - $15.00
School transportation vehicles do not require a pass

Payment due by April 22, 2016
SEC Pie in the Face Challenge
Do you like whip cream? The State Executive Council has put forth the challenge to have over 2,500 members at State Leadership Conference. The chapter who brings the most members will get the chance to pie members of the State Executive Council in the face during Thursday evenings Pre-session. Registration is open!! Show your students the PIE IN FACE VIDEO
State Student Assistant
Students interested in being a conference assistant must complete the Student Assistant Application
and submit it by April 1, 2016 to 
ohiofccla@education.ohio.go v.  

Students will be scheduled to work in 2-3 hour shifts to allow them time to enjoy the conference. We will be sending out a list of duties and times on April 22, 2016.
Conference T-shirt Order Form
Ohio Alumni and Associates are sponsoring the sale of 2016 FCCLA shirts and 70th anniversary t-shirts. Shirt order form and payment are due to Ohio Alumni and Associates by April 5, 2016. Orders will be available for pick up at their booth on April 28, 2016.
Endowment State Executive Council challenge local chapters!
It is not too late to accept the challenge from the State Executive Council to donate at least $25.00 in helping support Ohio FCCLA Endowment. All chapters that meet this challenge will be recognized at State Leadership Conference. Funds from Endowment provide scholarships, along with support for State Conference and regional events.

The Ohio FCCLA Endowment would like to thank the following chapters for their donations to the FCCLA Endowment fund so far this year:
  • Bellevue High School
  • Benjamin Logan High School
  • Cory-Rawson High School 
  • Eastern High School
  • Fairfield Union
  • Jackson Center
  • Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Culinary/ECE
  • Pettisville High School
  • Sidney High School
To donate, please go to:
http://www.ohiofcclaendowment.com/ and click on the link at the top of the page marked "Contribute" to download the School Donation Form.
Adviser Positions on Endowment Board of Trustees
Deadline - April 15, 2016

Adviser positions are available on the Endowment Board of Trustees. The application and list of role and responsibilities are available here. Adviser applicants must:
  • Have a state and nationally affiliated FCCLA chapter
  • Be an active classroom teacher in the area of Hospitality & Tourism (Culinary, Hospitality), Education and Training (Early Childhood, Teaching Professionals) or Family and Consumer Sciences. Please apply today for this position. The Endowment needs visionary advisers that will be faithful to the FCCLA organization. 
The Endowment assists Ohio FCCLA Association in its mission to develop bright, responsible leaders. The Endowment has supported the organization through the awarding of scholarships, chapter grants, leadership development, and recognition awards for individuals and chapters.

For additional information please email contact@ohiofcclaendowment.com or go to  the Website
FCCLA at The Ohio State Fair
Chapters are invited to help assist at the Ohio State Fair July 27, 2016 through August 7, 2016. Chapters will be assisting with the completion of a variety of service learning projects and will be educating visitors of the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Volunteers will work a 4-5 hour shift and will receive a meal ticket and free admission and parking. All chapters interested should complete the State Fair Volunteer Form
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
    25 South Front Street, MS 611
Columbus, OH 43215-4183