Texas FCCLA Advisor: February Update
Please read this update to learn about our updates. If viewing in Google, please make sure to click "view entire message" to see the entire newsletter.
(full deadline calendar can be found here )
February 13- Region I Conference Registration Deadline
February 14- Region II Substitution and Drop Deadline (by noon)
February 15- Peer Education Report Deadline
February 21- Region II Substitution and Drop Deadline (by noon)
March 1- Submission Deadline for State Power of One Recognition
March 20- State Early Registration Closes
March 28- State Competitive Event Substitution and Drop Deadline
State Meeting Lead Consultant Sign Up
We are in need of your help!!!!

Our competitive events would not be possible without the help of current and former FCCLA Advisors serving as Lead Consultants at our meetings! We encourage all advisors to sign up to assist. This is a great opportunity to see how different events are ran, while also giving back to Texas FCCLA!

Sign up here, and also please share with retired advisors! We have Thursday events, Friday events, and both day events: http://signup.com/go/tmLYGvq
Know a potential evaluator?
We need 130 volunteers!!!
Our competitive events depend on others volunteering as evaluators to provide a fair and positive experience for our members! If you are bringing other adults to the conference, or know of potential volunteers in the Dallas area, please let our Evaluator Coordinator know their name and contact information.

State Evaluator Coordinator - Ellen Knox, ellenknox@sbcglobal.net 
State Meting Release and Registration
Conference registration is open, https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/tx

Just because a member might not be competing in a competitive event, doesn't mean there isn't a way for them to be involved! Members not competing can take the Family and Consumer Science Assessments , serve on the Connection Team  or as a STAR Event helper at the conferences. We also have numerous tours and workshops available on Thursday and Friday! Please read the release for more information.  

StateTalent Show Needs Acts!!!
This just in: Texas FCCLA has been awarded an addition $10,000 from HEB to be used for ten scholarships!!!

Applicants who apply for the Texas Red Scholarship will also be considered for these funds. Please encourage your seniors to complete and submit them by March 1st! Scholarship Link

In addition to Texas FCCLA's Scholarship opportunities, Texas Farm Bureau has also asked that we share these opportunities with you! View TFB Scholarship Opportunities Here
dude. be nice will be out in full force at the state conference in April! Our brand grew from a group of people with a deep passion to make positive change and inspire others to do the same. Check out how to bring the dude. be nice vibes to your campus. We have resources for you to plan an awesome week that’ll electrify your campus through kindness, gratitude and inclusivity.
DBN Week: Join the state of Texas for a statewide DBN Week: April 23-27th. Can’t pull it off that week? No sweat! Make the week work for your schedule. You can come learn more from us during our break out sessions and booth. We also have a free resource guide you can download at dudebenice.com

DBN Custom Apparel: Get your school dressed out in DBN custom apparel! You can email jamie@dudebenice to get a free mock-up created. Shift the culture on your campus through your personal style. Inspire people to treat themselves and others a little better.

EXCLUSIVE: We will be selling a limited edition, exclusive Texas DBN tee at the state conference. - Warning! Quantities will be limited. Don’t miss out! Get one while you can.

If you have any questions you can email jamie@dudebenice.com
FCCLA Red Blazers
The National FCCLA Association has secured a new blazer vendor through Men's Wearhouse (in addition to Blazer Depot). The new blazer is similar to the current design, but is more fitted for the females. We will have Men's Wearhouse on site at State Conference to assist with measuring and sizing. The blazers should be available to order in April.

Texas FCCLA will be offsetting the cost of blazers for National Leadership Conference by $20 per qualifier. The ordering will be through the Men's Wearhouse vendor, and will be part of the Texas NLC package. More information will be shared at the State Leadership Conference.
TEA Grants
The Texas Education Agency has released new grants focused on education and training. Please check out the grant opportunties here: Grow Your Own, Education and Training Grant Opportunities
Mavericks Career Day
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Cost to attend: $35 per person
Deadline to register: March 2, 2018

We hope you help us celebrate FCCLA Week next week on all of your social media posts! We look forward to seeing the activities that your chapter has planned!