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January 31, 2013

FCCLA Information

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 200,000 members in nearly 6,500 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.

To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
1. to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life
2. to strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society
3. to encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community
4. to encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony
5. to promote greater understanding between youth and adults
6. to provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
7. to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society
8. to promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations

Cherryvale Officers
Heather Simmons
Alex Coats
Dusti Dyke
Taylor Rosenhoover

Cherryvale FCCLA Members
Belinda Busto
Alex Coats
Heather Simmons
Amanda Wright
Dusti Dyke
Taylor Rosenhoover
Kristen Carpenter
Brianna Boswell
Mae Dodd
Ally McGlothin
Kayla Hightower
Cheyenne Wade

District/State Activities
Officer Retreat – September
Fall Leadership Conference – October
District STAR Events – February
District Elections – February
State Leadership Conference - April

Extra Information
Cherryvale FCCLA members meet the 4th Thursday of every month.

One to two community service projects are completed each year. At this time, the group has donated a lap quilt to a recovering soldier at Walter Reed Medical Center. The quilt was made by FCCLA members and Family and Consumer Sciences students.

Two fundraisers are organized every year. In the fall we sell desserts from River Star Farms. In the spring we will be selling magazine subscriptions through Great American Opportunities.

FCCLA members assist with many catering events throughout the year as well.

Upcoming Event
Cherryvale High School will host District J-West FCCLA STAR Events and Elections on February 6, 2013, starting at 9:00am. 15 schools will be in attendance at this meeting. Cherryvale will have 4 teams participating in STAR Events this year. We are very excited to host this event this year and hope it’s a great experience for everyone involved.

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