National & State Affiliation – General Information
Students may join FCCLA only in schools with an annually affiliated chapter. Use of the FCCLA name and logo are restricted to those schools who have affiliated with the national organization in the current school year. Chapters must affiliate with national FCCLA by November 1 in order to receive a full year of membership services. Keep in mind November 1 is called the Early Affiliation deadline; members can be added any time during the school year.
Basic dues for the 2021- 2022 school year are $12 per person ($9 for national membership and $3 for state portion of membership). Local chapters may choose to charge chapter dues in addition to the national/state dues of $12. National FCCLA has offered package deals to assist chapters in the rebuilding process for 2021-2022 school year following the pandemic. Please refer to the Membership Options Sheet that is supported by Virginia FCCLA Board of Directors. In each of the package deals, note the “extras” offered by both the national and state level of affiliation.
Affiliation information and membership materials are mailed from national FCCLA to chapters each year. Contact national FCCLA if you have not received this packet and wish to have a copy. Call (703) 476-4900 and ask for assistance with chapter affiliation if needed. However, it may be best to begin with assistance from the state staff (see below)
Affiliation Process for 2020-21
The national FCCLA affiliation process is updated each school year and is open on August 1. Check the national organization’s website at https://fcclainc.org/join/chapter-affiliation for membership information. Affiliation for the chapter members must be done by the chapter adviser using the “Affiliate Online” option on the above linked page.
An adviser tip sheet for the 2021-2022 affiliation process has been created for Virginia advisers by Kathleen Buchanan to provide help as you start the affiliation process for this school year.
Use the 2021-2022 Affiliation Membership Tip Sheet to assist with affiliation questions and the process.
This tip sheet includes a form that advisers can use to gather helpful information from students as they affiliate. Please contact Kathleen Buchanan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or need assistance.
Please remember: Virginia chapters affiliate with the state association through the national organization, paying both state and national dues to the national organization. National FCCLA then forwards the state’s portion of the dues payment to the state association.
FCS Teachers may find these documents and resources helpful when talking with students regarding joining FCCLA:
- Why Join flyer
- Why FCCLA Education Educators
- Why Join FCCLA for Culinary
- Impact Sheet
- 10 Reasons to Affiliate
Make use of the national video to encourage affiliated membership: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-LRWYt9-Nc&feature=youtu.be