October 20, 2020
GET READY FOR DECA MONTH
DECA Month is the ultimate celebration of all-things DECA. From recalling your favorite DECA memories and completing chapter campaigns to participating in virtual events, November is all about the many reasons you love being a DECA advisor. Get all the information you need to celebrate #DECAMonth this year!
PROGRAM UPDATES
VBC Round One Begins Today

The VBC is an official competitive event free to DECA members. The event includes eight unique tracks and offers over $23,000 in scholarship money. Competition begins today.
Are You Ready for Chapter Campaigns?

Get ready for DECA Month by planning for chapter campaigns. The campaign guidebook will help your chapter navigate each campaign in a virtual, hybrid or in-person school setting.
Tomorrow: October's One DECA Call

Encourage your members to join October's One DECA call tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. ET—hosted by the Executive Officers—for an inside look at this year's virtual regional conferences.
Professional Learning Research Study
Help us develop DECA's professional learning standards with clear and specific performance expectations for new and experienced chapter advisors. Your participation is voluntary, but we recommend you complete the survey no later than October 30.
DECA NEWS
Join MDA's Telethon with Host Kevin Hart

MDA and DECA are proud to share ideas for chapters to get involved during The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. The two-hour special, hosted by Kevin Hart, will stream live on October 24 from 8-10 p.m. ET.
Register for ACTE's Virtual VISION

Gather online for inspiring speakers, content-rich sessions, creative virtual networking and professional development opportunities. Advance registration ends on October 23.
DECA's Professional Division Awards

The DECA Inc. Professional Division Awards recognize individuals for outstanding and significant contributions toward the development and progress of DECA Inc. Nominations are due November 2.
Free Webinar from Facebook Blueprint

Join us on October 22 for a free, live training session on “Social Media Marketing: Understand and Engage with Your Audience."
Executive Officer Virtual Visits

Are you planning a DECA Month event for your chapter? Invite DECA's Executive Officers to meet virtually with your members this year.
What's Happening in Your Chapter?

Submit your Chapter Buzz news and photos to be featured in the November/ December issue of the DECA Direct the magazine.
PARTNER NEWS
Customizable Education
From 30+ degree programs and business certificates to the hundreds of other majors, minors and certificates offered university-wide, students will find countless ways to pursue their passion at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.
U.S. Army ROTC
Students can develop leadership skills that allow them to lead in any career while earning money for college tuition. When students graduate and complete Army ROTC, they'll commission as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Full-Tuition Business Scholarship Programs
Students can unlock their potential with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship and premier academic programming from the
top-ranked business school at the University of St. Thomas. Encourage them to apply for the Schulze Innovation Scholarship or the GHR Fellows Program by January 8, 2021.
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