News and Announcements

Updated April 18, 2023

VA Information for the 2023 National Leadership Conference in Denver

Important note: Registration for the 2023 NLC is through the adviser’s portal, which also has other critical information and forms. Follow this link to the national conference overview:

The information shared at the Virginia state conference regarding the 2023 NLC in Denver, including details on special VA activities and related costs are provided here:
Checklist of Important Due Dates
VA Daily Schedule and Activities at the NLC
VA Activities Package Register & Invoice Form
VA Student Medical Release (required for Virginia activities at NLC)
National FCCLA Dress Code (also on the national website)
Dress Code for Virginia Group Activities at NLC
VA FCCLA Blazer Rental Information

VA FCCLA Contests for the Year

State officers are excited to offer chapters four contests for members throughout the school year! Work in class, chapter meetings or at home to make the creations. Take a look at the four Contests – details on the next one, FCS Promo Flyer Contest, can be found here! Congratulations to the Gingerbread, Pumpkin Decorating, and CTE Month/FCCLA Week Promotion winners in recent contests. Thanks to the many chapters that entered!

FCCLA Blazers Available for Rent!

Will your chapter officers and/or members be making a presentation to your local school board? What about a program planned for a community organization? The official FCCLA blazer is available for rent for short-term purposes such as these at a nominal cost. Use this rental form to request what you need!

NEW! Culinary Day of Service

Virginia FCCLA and ProStart teamed up to provide service opportunities for students at the Central Virginia FoodBank in Richmond. Their Community Kitchen hosted us on several dates in February and students provided hands-on service in food preparation for Meals on Wheels and other food programs. Check back for information on continued service opportunities in the 2023-2024 school year!

2022-2023 Message from the State President and More

“Hello, Virginia FCCLA! As we begin the new school year, your State Executive Council is so excited to connect with you. Whether it is through the State Fair, College Days, or a virtual or in-person chapter visit, we are thrilled to be spending an IncREDible year with you all!”

Use this PowerPoint created by Skyler Kim to introduce your students to the many exciting events happening for FCCLA members this year!

Use this PowerPoint created by Lauren Vance to increase awareness of membership opportunities in FCCLA!

Use this PowerPoint created by Abby Vermillion to show the value of leadership skills developed in FCCLA!

Use the video created by Joey Miller telling about benefits of FCCLA membership!

Use this PowerPoint created by Daniel Grimm sharing FCCLA opportunities!

National ACTE Teacher of the Year

Join us in congratulating Mrs. Bobbi Comer, who was recently named the Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year during the ACTE CareerTech Vision National Conference in Las Vegas. This award recognizes the finest Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students, and dedication to improving CTE in their institutions and communities.

For 35 years, Comer has been the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Teacher and FCCLA Adviser at Page County High School in Shenandoah, Virginia. Being an FCS teacher is not just a career; for Comer, it is a passion. Comer works to instill in students the importance of family and a love of learning so that they may one day effectively balance their roles at work and home.

Comer served as the Local Chapter Adviser Representative to the National FCCLA Board of Directors from 2019-2022. She has been the adviser to more than 30 FCCLA state officers and 5 national officers.

Virginia ACTE Teacher Awards

Congratulations to Karen Roberts, Manor High School in Portsmouth and to Alyese Justis, Arcadia High School in Accomack County for receiving state recognition at the Virginia ACTE conference in January. Roberts received the CTE Teacher of the Year award and Justis was named New CTE Teacher of the Year. Both are Family & Consumer Sciences teachers and active FCCLA advisers at their schools!

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With the holiday season upon us, please consider involving FCS students in this special opportunity! Sitting down to enjoy a family meal with the realities of 21st Century lifestyles is a challenge. Yet, there are many positive long-term benefits of gathering around the dinner table to enjoy a meal with your family such as: promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen family ties, improve students’ academic performance, and lessen the likelihood of youth engaging in negative behaviors. FCCLA’s initiative, FCCLA@TheTable, encourages members to plan, prepare, and share healthy meals for their families. The ultimate goal is to engage youth in planning and preparing healthy meals for their family and to increase planned and prepared family meals nationwide. Click here for several resources!

Affiliation for 2022-2023 Open! Check out VA Membership Recognition!

Use this handy tip sheet to either set up your new chapter or to update your active chapter from last year. 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. Let’s make this an IncREDible year in Virginia FCCLA! And speaking of membership and affiliation, give your attention to the 2022-2023 Virginia Membership Recognition Campaign. Your chapter can make an IMPACT!

The National Office Has Moved!

Be sure to alert your school’s bookkeeper on this new address for payment on any affiliation, conference, or other invoice payments:

13241 Woodland Park Road
Suite 100
Herndon, Virginia 20171

Social Media Photos and Chapter Recognition

Be sure to submit photos of chapter projects to Allison DuVal for Virginia FCCLA social media postings ( Help us spread the word about all of the great work that your chapter is doing!

Stay current with Virginia FCCLA Events such as the ones listed on the Upcoming Date Sheet and be sure to frequently check back to the website!