July 15, 2021
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
Special Edition Newsletter
2021-2022 Calendars
Special Announcement
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio FCCLA Association are pleased to announce Alyssa Bregel, who has been promoted to Assistant Director in the Office of Career-Technical Education. In her new role, Alyssa will serve as the state supervisor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism and Education and Training.

Alyssa is a familiar face to the Department of Education and the Ohio Career-Technical Education community. After teaching agriculture at Danville Local Schools for five years, she served as a Program Specialist at the department since 2018, where she supported educators and administrators in delivering high quality programming.

During her tenure in the Office of Career-Technical Education, she has made a number of valuable contributions:
  • Served as a team lead in creating and implementing a professional development series for all new Career-Technical Educators.
  • Co-organized a national conference for post-secondary and state staff who support beginning agriculture teachers.
  • Played an active role in the creation and implementation of the Ohio FFA Agricultural Biotechnology Career Development Event.

Alyssa, her husband, Andy, and daughter, Annabelle, live on a small farm in Licking County where they enjoy raising sheep and vegetables. She holds an Associate of Science Degree from The Ohio State University, Agricultural Technical Institute and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University.

Alyssa will officially start her new role on July 19. She is looking forward to continuing to provide positive and equitable opportunities for students across Ohio in all aspects of Career-Technical Education.

The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio FCCLA Association are excited to have Alyssa’s guidance and input to further Career-Technical Education in Ohio.
Alumni & Associates
Ohio FCCLA is proud to announce the return of the Ohio FCCLA Alumni Association! The association consists of former FCCLA members, Executive Council members and advisers who want to continue making a difference long after their time in the organization comes to an end. Alumni will volunteer to help local chapters prepare for competitions, facilitate workshops and events and even work backstage at the State Leadership Conference! Membership is completely voluntary; you can help as much or as little as you want. Anyone who was a member or adviser of Ohio FCCLA, Ohio FHA or FHA/HERO is eligible to join us. Membership is FREE!

Our goal is to hit the ground running with 50 registered alumni by August 1, 2021. Graduating seniors, you can help us achieve this goal by signing up today!

Ohio Temporary Affiliated Packages
Up to 25 Membership
State Level

Package price: $150 (plus national affiliation package rate) Package benefits include:
  • 25 student member state affiliations
  • Unlimited chapter adviser state affiliations in one chapter 1
  • One (1) Adviser registration for State Leadership Conference
  • Potential partner discounts

Student members in excess of 25 will be charged the $6 state affiliation rate plus the national affiliation rate.

Unlimited Membership Package
State Level

Package price = $300 (plus national affiliation package rate)

Package benefits include:
  • Unlimited student member state affiliations in one chapter
  • Unlimited chapter adviser state affiliations in one chapter 1
  • Two (2) Adviser registration for State Leadership Conference
  • Potential partner discounts

2021-2022 Affiliation Packages
We are pleased to announce that the Ohio Board of Directors and the National Board of Directors have approved offering two additional temporary membership packages. We will continue to offer the:

Chapter Officer Ohio Networks

FCCLA equips members with skills for life as members take responsibility in planning, implementing and evaluating chapter service projects and activities, running for Chapter/district/Regional, State , or National Office, participating in competitive events and much more! This year the Executive Councils want to connect with chapter officers through Ohio Networks. Please complete this spreadsheet and return to Mary Jo Kohl

Start a NEW FCCLA Chapter
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life: planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communications; all necessary within the home and workplace. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only Career and Technical in-school Student Organization with family as its central focus.

  • FCCLA is integrated into Family and Consumer Sciences education exposing students to work-based learning as well as business and industry experiences.
  • FCCLA engages students in industry awareness through Competitive Events and scholarship opportunities.
  • FCCLA provides real world skills: productivity and accountability, flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, leadership and responsibility.

Chapter Officer Training
This training is designed to provide local chapter officers an opportunity to experience high quality hands-on leadership training. During this training members will:
  • Develop a program of work
  • Understand how to use the FCCLA planning Process
  • Get a basic understanding of Parliamentary Procedure
Dates and Locations:
Pathway Course Alignment
Participation in Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America is an exciting, challenging and engaging experience. It provides opportunities for leadership development, professional growth and recognition. This intra-curricular Career-Technical Student Organization strengthens Family and Consumer Sciences and related career field courses by increasing student motivation, providing a framework for authentic learning experiences that enhance documented performance assessments.

Professional Development
2021 OATFACS Summer Conference: Knowledge You Can’t TEACH Without!!”
Marriott Columbus Northwest
5605 Blazer Pkwy
Dublin, OH 43017
August 2-3, 2021
Registration is OPEN! Register NOW!
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