Calendar of Events

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SEPTEMBER 2023 – FEBRUARY 2024 Submit your best monthly photos to showcase your chapter’s FCCLA Journey!


September 22-24 State Executive Council Meeting (Lexington)
September 24-25 Virginia FCCLA Board of Directors Meeting (Lexington)
September 27 FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl Online TeamSmarts Quiz testing window ends (online testing through
September 28 FCCLA Day at the State Fair (Doswell) – click here for information and contest entry forms


October 1 Application deadline for National Program Mini-Grant Funding Through the Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation (access the Word document here and a Google Doc here)
October 1-2 Adviser Boot Camp II/Professional Development
October 9-11 National FCCLA Capitol Leadership Advocacy Conference (Washington, D.C.)
October 11 Say Yes to FCS and FCCLA College Day (Bridgewater College)
October 11 at 5:00 PM ET National Fall Conference Regular Registration and Housing Deadline; Skill Demonstration Events Registration Deadline
October 18 Say Yes to FCS and FCCLA College Day (Virginia Tech)


November 1 Early affiliation deadline to receive full-year benefits
November 1 Application deadline for Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation College scholarship (available as a Google Doc and in Word format)
November 2 Say Yes to FCS and FCCLA College Day (Virginia State University)
November 3 Deadline to submit chapter entries in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest
November 10-12 National FCCLA Fall Conference, with Skill Demonstration (competitive) Events (Birmingham, AL)


December 1 National Officer Candidate applications due to Deborah Will (application is found on the State Executive Council page of this website
December 3 Family & Consumer Sciences Day
December 15 Deadline to submit chapter entries in the Ugly Sweater Contest


January 15 State Officer Candidate Application due to Deborah Will (application is found on the State Executive Council page of this website
January 15 State Honorary Membership/Distinguished Service/School Administrator Award nominations due to State President (nomination forms are found on the Adult Awards page of this website
January 25 – 27 National FCCLA Adviser Summit – Seattle, WA
January 31 Deadline to participate in the Mystery Social Media Contest
TBA Japanese Exchange Program application (click here for more information)


February 1 Affiliation and registration deadline for national Online STAR Events submitted through the chapter affiliation portal (Digital Stories for Change, FCCLA Chapter Website, Instructional Video Design, and RED Talks on Education)
February 1 Adviser Recognition applications due to Membership and Adviser Development Coordinator:
Kathleen Buchanan (award information and applications are on the Adviser Awards page of this website)
February 2-4 State Executive Council Meeting – Waynesboro (snow date:  TBA)
February 3 Alumni & Associates Executive Board Meeting – Waynesboro (snow date: TBA)
February 11-17 FCCLA Week celebrated as part of national Career and Technical Education Month
February 15 STAR Events entries and affiliation submitted online for best rates for all Virginia STAR Events competition participants (click here for detailed information on Virginia STAR Events)
February 15 State Leadership & Recognition Conference registration submitted online for best conference rates (click here for detailed information on the conference)
February 29 Deadline to submit your FCCLA Week Photo Collage

MARCH 2024

March 1 Power of One Five-Unit applications completed online (log in to chapter affiliation portal, then click on “Program Awards” button); upload 5-unit completer form/s – by 5:00 p.m.
March 1 Career Connection, Community Service, FACTS, Families First, Financial Fitness, Stand Up, and Student Body award applications completed online (log in to chapter affiliation site, then click on “Program Awards” button at the top) – by 5:00 p.m.
March 1 Membership Award applications due to national FCCLA and affiliation deadline for membership recognition at Virginia state conference
March 1 Safe Rides Save Lives PSA Contest submission deadline
March 5 Virginia Outstanding Chapter Application submitted online (click here for detailed information and award application)
March 5 National program project photos and one social media post emailed to Connie Rhoton (for recognition at state conference)

APRIL 2024

April 12-14 2024 State Leadership & Recognition Conference including announcement of STAR Events awards and scholarships – Virginia Beach

MAY 2024

May 1 VATFACS Student Scholarships applications due (applications are available on the VATFACS website
May 5 National Leadership Conference Early Bird registration and STAR Events entry deadline (by 5:00pm EST)
TBA Virginia Activities Form and Participant Profile Form due to Connie Rhoton for each registered NLC participant (access all Virginia Delegation information for NLC hereinformation posted in April)
TBA Last day to cancel hotel room/s for National Leadership Conference
TBA Deadline to postmark payment or pay by credit card for Virginia Activities Package at NLC
May 31 Final affiliation deadline for academic year

JUNE 2024

June 1 Last day for STAR Events substitutions for national participants
TBA Final NLC registration/STAR Event substitution deadline
TBA 2024-25 State Executive Council Leadership Training – location TBA
June 29- July 3 National Leadership Conference and Competitive Events – Seattle, WA
TBA Payment deadline for NLC registration

JULY 2024

July 21-24 VATFACS Professional Development Conference, including FCCLA sessions (Harrisonburg)