Ohio HOSA, Inc.

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

HOSA Patch Return

FLC Final Details

FLC Delegate Count

New: Postsecondary Membership

New: Establishing a
Middle School Chapter

New: Credentials Survey

Dress Code Guidelines & Expectations

Fall Leadership Conference

Cleveland Cavs- Ohio HOSA Event Prices

Ohio HOSA Pin Design Competition Guidelines

Ohio HOSA Theme Competition Guidelines
Reminder the deadline for submission of Ohio HOSA SLC Themes is due via email by end of school on October 31, 2019. Each chapter may submit one entry. Entries should be sent to ohiohosa.14@gmail.com

Jim Scott, Ohio HOSA State Advisor 
HOSA Patch Exchange Program

Do you need to exchange your current HOSA Patch for the new ones? Advisors need to send the old patches in with $1 per patch (that covers shipping!). Please click on the following web address for details, deadlines and for future reference   hosa.org/patchexchange .
Sold Out!
The Fall Leadership Conference is sold out with nearly 650 participants.
Also, the Cleveland Cavs- Ohio HOSA Educational Program is sold out with over 675 attendees!
Thank your chapter advisors for your support of these two outstanding leadership and educational conferences.

October 31, 2019
Ohio HOSA Theme Entries Due

November 5, 2019
Fall Leadership Conference
Ohio Pin Designs Due at FLC Registration

November 6, 2019
Regional Competitive Events Sign Up Opens

November 14, 2019
Cleveland Cavs/Ohio HOSA Educational Event

November 15, 2019
Ohio HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
FLC Delegates
Attached is a spreadsheet that list your chapter(s) along with the number of voting delegates your chapter is entitled to for the FLC.
When you arrive at FLC you will be given an envelope that has name badges and meal tickets for all of your students with specific name badges for your delegates. 
Postsecondary Membership Opportunity
Does your school district offer adult education medical programs such as Practical Nursing or Medical Office Professionals to name a few? Did you know adult learners in these type programs are eligible to be members of Ohio and National HOSA!

HOSA's bylaws state, "The Postsecondary/Collegiate Division shall be composed of students who are not enrolled in high school, have received a high school diploma and/or are pursuing GED and are enrolled in a health care related field at the undergraduate level or are interested or planning to pursue a career in the health professions."

I invite you to connect with your adult education administrator and/or instructors and share this opportunity for their students to be part of a professional organization and the opportunity to become a part of HOSA - Future Health Professionals and to compete with other postsecondary students across Ohio and the Nation.

Please pass along my contact information to your adult leaders and I will be glad to follow up with them on how to engage their adult learners in the largest healthcare student organization in the World!
Starting a Middle School Chapter?
Several advisors have approached me about starting a middle school chapter. The process is similar to operating your current chapter. What you need is simply the names of at least five students who desire to join, the address of the school, and the name of the adult who will serve as the advisor.
Middle school membership is open to students in grades 6-8.
Opportunities for middle school chapters and members has expanded this year to 19 competitions and events.
The addition of a middle school program provides a wonderful recruiting resources for your secondary program. See the below article that addresses all school districts to offer career education programming for 7th and 8th grade students.
Contact Jim Scott to start the process of establishing a middle school chapter.
Credentials Survey
Did your students earn a credential last school year? As I meet with potential sponsors and industry leaders, I am asked what credentials are our HOSA members earning? How many students earned the credentials?
Unfortunately I can not adequately answer the questions. I need your help. Will you download the attached survey and email it back to me by October 14th?
Note: Several advisors who attended the advisory workshops in early September already completed the survey so there is no need to re-submit your results.
I will be sharing this information at the kick-off meeting of the Ohio HOSA 100 - State Advisory Council meeting during FLC.
Thanks in advance for your response!
Dress Code Guidelines and Expectations
As your students prepare for upcoming competitions and events, it may be a good reminder to share with them the guidelines and expectations in regard to what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to wear to the activity.

Great idea! I was recently at Apollo Career Center where Mrs. Diglia shared with their members that the chapter loans out the official HOSA uniform to students as they prepare to go on job interviews. What a great way to prepare our students for a positive first impression when interviewing while at the same time utilizing the official dress beyond HOSA events.
Details: Fall Leadership Conference
We are excited to announce the 2019 Fall Leadership Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Our keynote speaker is Rhett Laubach. Rhett has presented to over one million audience attendees in 48 states and internationally. He will also present a separate workshop that is going to motivate and inspire your students.

Additionally, the state officers will be presenting three different workshops and delegates will vote on the pin design and state theme.

The advisors workshop will highlight the new competitive event skills demonstrated by fellow advisors. The intent is to provide all advisors with a better understanding of the skill and allow them to better prepare their students for regional and state competitions.

Registration is open via the National HOSA website. Click on the below button to access the agenda for your use.

Note: This year we are need advisors to have bus drivers drop off their students in front of the Hyatt Regency located on Nationwide Blvd by 10:40 AM. We will have State Officers outside to meet your bus and direct your group to the South Cafe & Marketplace where advisors will be given the meal tickets. Then your students will proceed to the Subway store in the South Cafe & Marketplace to pick up their pre-ordered meal and enjoy lunch in the food court.
At 11:20 the state officers will chaperone you and your students to the Short North Ballrooms where you will be able to pick up your Conference Tee Shirts, programs and other items.
Cleveland Cavs and Ohio HOSA Event
2nd Annual Cleveland Cavs - Ohio HOSA
Educational Program is set!

Game: Cleveland Cavs vs. Miami Heat

Date : Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location : Rocket Mortgage Field House (formerly the "Q")
Educational Program : 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Details to be announced.
Game Time : 6 PM
Ticket Options : (Includes a specially-designed T Shirt).
Lower Bowl seating is: $25 and Upper Bowl seating is: $50
Bus Parking Voucher : $20/ bus

Additional program and event details about our students participation in the pre-game are being finalized. Registration is open via the National HOSA website.

Registration is open through October 14, 2019
Ohio HOSA Pin and Theme Competitions
NEW Guidelines are announced for the Ohio HOSA Pin Design and Theme. Click on the below buttons to learn more about how to enter and deadlines.
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