The Blanco Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America will be attending the State Leadership Conference held in Corpus Christi on April 16-18, 2009. The members will be among approximately 3,500 delegates attending the three-day conference.
The youth developed theme “Find Your Treasure with FCCLA” will be carried out through leadership tracks and general sessions. Members will learn to strategically plan ways to become actively involved in issues facing today’s youth including decision making, goal setting, and career preparation. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition), LEO’S (Leadership Enhancement Opportunities) and State Proficiency Events are competitive events in which members will compete during the state meeting. These events will allow members to showcase their life skills in different areas of competition. Also, the new State Officer’s team for 2009-2010 will be elected to lead the state to greater heights.
Rachel Calzoncit and Kalyn Massey will compete in the Chapter Showcase Display – Senior Division with their project based on the theme “Find Your Treasure with FCCLA”. Their project will highlight all of the activities that members have participated in this year. Chelsea San Miguel will represent Blanco High School as she conducts her first executive council meeting as the newly elected President of Region V. Alicia Immel will serve as the voting delegate during the State Officer elections. Maggie Avila will serve as a STAR Event room consultant in the Illustrated Talk – Senior Division event.
FCCLA is a dynamic youth organization that has the family as the central focus. Student leaders of Texas FCCLA are ready to “Find Your Treasure with FCCLA” and progress with programs related to parenting, child development, management (personal and financial), interior design, entrepreneurship, food service, nutrition, institutional maintenance, hospitality, and career awareness. The leadership skills gained from FCCLA can and will be beneficial for many years. All activities focus on family, career and community leadership. FCCLA members will utilize knowledge gained through leadership experiences to develop a solid foundation for the future.