The Blanco chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference held in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 16-18, 2009. The chapter members were among 3,500 delegates attending the three-day conference. The youth developed theme, “Find Your Treasure with FCCLA” was carried out through tracks featuring a series of specialized workshops and general sessions in which members discovered ways to become actively involved in issues facing today’s youth.
STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members participate at the regional meeting. These events allow members to showcase their life skills in different areas of competition. 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. Rachel and Kalyn received third place in the Senior Division.
Chelsea San Miguel conducted her first executive council meeting as the newly elected President of Region V. Alicia Immel served as the voting delegate during the State Officer election and Maggie Avila served 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.