|Holyoke FCCLA kicks off busy year|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Holyoke High School’s FCCLA chapter geared up for a new year with their annual leadership meeting and meal Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Officers Megan Colglazier, Mallory Bennett, Taylor Haidle, Ella Stewart, Whitni Redman and Jordan Zeiler and 17 other members attended the meeting. Interested high school students learned just what FCCLA is all about and were encouraged to join the organization.
At the meeting, officers talked about different aspects of FCCLA including STAR Events, chapter point system, chapter and district program of work, National Outreach Program and the planning process. Members also participated in a team building energizer and a “Promote FCCLA” poster contest.
2009-2010 Program of Work
Chapter goals for this year include members making their way across the game board to increase membership by six percent over last year. The leadership will roll when members earn ROSE awards and utilize National Programs. They aim to “pass GO” and collect all gold medals at the state leadership conference. FCCLA members will conclude the year with their goal of having at least seven teams attend the National Leadership Conference.
Community service projects planned for this year include assisting with the new Phillips County Event Center, planting trees and flowers and shoveling snow for the elderly.
Activities for the year are as follows:
August, peach sales; Aug. 21-22, Relay for Life; Aug. 25, Chapter Leadership Workshop.
September-October, football concessions for junior high and high school varsity/JV; Sept. 11, football meal, Grant; Sept. 18, football meal, Peyton, Homecoming; Oct. 2, football meal, Akron; Oct. 14, Northeastern District Fall Conference at NJC; Oct. 23, football meal, Wray.
Nov. 21, dinner theater for Fall Play; Dec. 11, basketball meal, Brush; Dec. 18, basketball meal, Haxtun; Jan 29, basketball meal, Akron; Jan. 27, Northeastern District Winter Meeting at NJC.
Feb. 9, basketball meal, Benkelman; Feb. 7-13, National FCCLA Week; Feb. 11, basketball meal, Fleming; March 25, FFA/FCCLA Service Sale.
April 5, Night of the STARs; April 8-10, State Conference at Marriott Tech Center in Denver; May 6, Member Recognition Program, 7 p.m.; July 2-9, National Leadership Meeting in Chicago, Ill.
2009-10 Holyoke FCCLA Chapter Officers are: Megan Colglazier, president; Mallory Bennett, vice president and NE District president; Ella Stewart, secretary; Taylor Haidle, treasurer and NE District secretary; Jordan Zeiler, reporter/student council rep.; and Whitni Redman, historian/parliamentarian.