Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501
Ohio HOSA's Weekly Newsletter
In This Issue

Ohio HOSA Administrator Supporter Nominations

Ohio HOSA, Inc. Bylaws Adopted

State Officer Candidate Eligibility

National HOSA Officer Interest

Previous Weekly
 News Items

Competitive Event Helpers Needed

State Officer Application and Interview Process Released

STEM Premier Details

Membership Deadlines

National Pediatric Cancer
We are please to welcome a new chapter to our Ohio HOSA family.

Cleveland School of Medicine at John Hay Campus
Advisor: Wilmarie Busher-Betancourt
Northeast Region

A gentle reminder: First semester student affiliations need to be completed prior to the Christmas Break. Only 15 days until Christmas break-- who's counting.

Let me know how I can be of any assistance to you.

Until next week!

Jim Scott, State Advisor

November 7, 2018
Regional Competitive Events Registration Opened

December 12, 2018
Competitive Events Committee Meeting, Hilliard Public Library

December 19, 2018
Central/Southeast Region Competitive Events Deadline

December 23, 2018
Ohio HOSA State Officer "Intent to Serve" Form Due

December 28, 2018
Northeast Region Competitive Events Deadline

Ohio HOSA Administrator Supporter Award
The Ohio HOSA Association is proud to announce the Second Annual Ohio HOSA Administrator Award program. One administrator from each of the six Ohio HOSA regions will be recognized at the State Leadership Conference.

Nominations must be made by local HOSA chapter advisors at the middle school, high school, or post-secondary (college/university) level.

Nominations can be submitted by the general public, current or former students, parents, fellow educators, school administrators and community members.

Nominations are due January 31, 2019.
Ohio HOSA, Inc. Bylaws Changes Adopted
At the November 16, 2018 Ohio HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors meetings the Board reviewed the recommendations of the FLC delegates and accepted the recommendations with two amendments in the Article addressing election of Ohio HOSA Officers.
Below is a link to the revised Ohio HOSA, Inc. Bylaws effective immediately.
Ohio HOSA Officer Eligibility
Effective Immediately
Effective with the 2019-20 Ohio HOSA Officer team the team will consist of up to nine (9) student officers including one representing the post-secondary level. Click on the below link to read the clarification of member eligibility for state office. Be certain to read the previously sent information about State Officer Intent to Serve and Officer Application also located in this newsletter.
National HOSA Officer Intent to Serve Form
Click below for a copy of the National HOSA Officer "Intent to Serve" Form due to the state advisor postmarked December 23, 2018.
Competitive Event Helpers Needed
We are all familiar with the phrase, "All Hands on Deck!" In order to conduct quality experiences we need every advisor to help with conducting our regional and state competitive events. Your expertise and assistance along with that of industry representatives will allow us to provide those positive experiences.

Thank you to those advisors who attended the Fall Leadership Conference and signed up to assist with conducting their region and the state competitive events. We understand all advisors could not attend the FLC and we want to reach out to you!

The success of your region's competitive events and the state competition is dependent on many volunteers willing to serve as helpers and judges.

Please download the below form, complete it and email the form to Jim Scott. We will then copy the form and give the appropriate forms to the respective Region Captain for potential use as they plan and prepare for the regional competition. No teacher will be asked or allowed to judge their own student(s). If you know of others who would be willing to assist, please copy the form and email it to Ohiohosa.14@gmail.com.

2019 - 20 State Officer Application and Process
We are pleased to announce the State Officer "Intent to Serve" Packet and the State Officer application can be downloaded by clicking on the below buttons. Both of these items will be uploaded to the website in the near future.

Included in the "Intent to Serve" packet (Due December 23, 2018) :
Ohio HOSA State Officer Candidate Interview Process
Qualifications and Prerequisites
Commitment Form
Standards of Conduct
State Officer Expenses
2019-20 Tentative Dates
Signatures Form

The State Officer Application (Due January 23, 2019)
STEM Premier Update
Reminder: When you affiliate your members be sure to add their email addresses at the same time. Students who are planning to:

  1. Participate in a Recognition Event;
  2. Compete in a competitive event that requires uploads to STEM Premier;
  3. Apply for a HOSA Scholarship

will only be able to access STEM Premier by creating an account that matches the email address used when they affiliated.

Note : If you have already affiliated your students and need to change any emails, you do not have access to make changes. You may send me a typed list of the student with their desired email address correction and I will make that adjustment in the system.
Membership Deadline
I had a question raised this week from one of our advisors regarding membership/affiliation deadlines. I hope the below clarification will help answer the question:

  1. Advisors may affiliate students until January 1st. Remember an earlier date of affiliation is required for all who are signing up for competitive events.
  2. Advisors may affiliate students who enroll in the second semester until March 1st. If you plan for these students to compete in a competitive event at the regional or state level, you will need to sign them up prior to the closing date of their respective regional competitive event registration deadline.
National Pediatric Cancer Project
The delegates at the International Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX voted to embrace the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) as the official HOSA initiative. This partnership is for the next two school years.

The below website will be the main source for all involvement with the NPCF as well as where HOSA members and advisors can go to download marketing materials, educational Power points, and videos. Keep checking back as they will continually be adding new resources!

In terms of fundraising, please forward this information to your local Ohio c hapter leaders. T he ‘Leaders Guide’ sign up as well as the ‘Individual Guide’ document can be accessed by clicking on the below words, "Leaders" and "Individuals" and the below website. We will be covering this topic in greater details at the Fall Leadership Conference.

Send an email to Jim Scott to sign up another teacher or your administrators that may benefit from this weekly newsletter.
Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501