News and Announcements

Updated September 20, 2021

COLLEGE DAY: SAY YES TO FCS AND FCCLA

CANCELLED as of 9/20/21

Show that membership in FCCLA counts by attending College Day: Say Yes to FCS and FCCLA. This is a perfect time for members to see the state FCCLA officers in action, hear about upcoming opportunities for the year, discover career pathways in the FCS field of education and employment, all while seeing the college campus and dining facilities. Please see the COLLEGE DAY REGISTRATION form for more details. Once registration is submitted, additional details for the location will be sent to the adviser. This is a perfect way to recharge for the 2021-2022 school year.


FCCLA DAY AT THE STATE FAIR – SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

FCCLA Day at the State Fair is back! Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Meadow Event Park in Doswell. Click here for detailed information and contests registration forms.

September 10, 2021 – Important message from Heather Hiserman, Coordinator of FCCLA Day at the State Fair of Virginia:
The fair has changed the process for purchasing tickets this year; this information was just shared with me. Please know that Virginia FCCLA does not have input on these changes; these things are decided by the State Fair of Virginia.

TO PAY FOR TICKETS IN ADVANCE
• Go to this link to purchase tickets and ride wristbands for the fair: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6679059/student-competition-thursday93021-doswell-sfva-student-competitions
o This link is specific for our day at the fair – Thursday, September 30th
o Tickets are $5.00 per student (there is a $1.00 ticket fee), so each student is $6.00
o With eight student tickets, you will receive one adviser/adult ticket for free.
o Additional adult tickets are $10.00 (there is a $1.50 ticket fee), so each extra adult ticket is $11.50
o Ride wristbands are $20.00 (there is a $3.00 ticket fee), so each wristband is $23.00
o This method requires a credit card payment and is non refundable.
o Once you finish this process, you will receive a confirmation email that has a link for your registration. It is important that you then complete the registration.

TO RESERVE TICKETS AND PAY AT THE GATE
• Go to this link to reserve your tickets and ride wristbands for the fair and pay at the gate: https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceReserve.jsp?performance_id=2245846&campaign_id=1D2AE77174166D39FA3BC3BE42A07ED0
o This link is specific for our day at the fair – Thursday, September 30th
o Tickets are $7.00 per student (there is a $1.00 ticket fee), so each student is $8.00
o With eight student tickets, you will receive one adviser/adult ticket for free.
o Additional adult tickets are $10.00 (there is a $1.50 ticket fee), so each extra adult ticket is $11.50
o Ride wristbands are $20.00 (please there is a $3.00 ticket fee), so each wristband is $23.00
o Chapters then pay at the gate with a credit card or check. Cash will not be accepted.
o Once you finish this process, you will receive a confirmation email that has a link for your registration. It is important that you then complete the registration.

Chapters are HIGHLY encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to make the check in process easier for everyone.


AFFILIATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Use the 2021- 2022 Affiliation Membership Tip Sheet to provide details on updates and the affiliation process. Read this early in the school year for best opportunities for affiliation.


FALL FCCLA BOOT CAMP FOR ADVISERS – SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2021 in WAYNESBORO

Attention ALL FCCLA Advisers! Adviser Boot Camp, with special emphasis on new advisers or those less experienced in advising FCCLA regardless of years of teaching experience, this training is for you! In addition, the Fall Boot Camp will have a session especially designed for our culinary arts instructors. Please use the FALL BOOT CAMP REGISTRATION form for additional details. Use this Housing Form for Adviser Boot Camp hotel reservations.


FALL CONTEST – PUMPKIN DECORATING! ~ Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021

Involve all of your members in creating a decorated (carved, painted, accessorized, etc.) pumpkin promoting FCCLA! Advisers may submit photos of their top 10 pumpkins in each of three categories – Grades 6-8, Grades 9-10, and Grades 11-12 – to the state level of this contest. Click here for more information!


CAREERS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION NIGHT with the Norfolk Admirals ~ Saturday, December 11, 2021

This partnership between FCCLA, FBLA, DECA, and AVID provides opportunities for members to explore Hospitality & Tourism careers with a professional hockey team. The afternoon begins with a 5:00 pm speaker panel/Q&A, college exhibition, and peer networking. Your ticket includes admission into the 7:30 pm hockey game.

If your school division will not allow in-person participation, a digital option will include: recording of the speaker panel, PDF workbook, PDF’s of select college information, and ticket voucher to a future game.

Cancellation policy: In the event your school district later prevents your attendance at this event, your purchase will transfer to a digital registration and you will receive a ticket voucher redeemable for a future game.


Be sure to submit photos of chapter projects to Allison DuVal for Virginia FCCLA social media postings (virginiafccla@gmail.com) as well as to national FCCLA for potential posting to their social media pages and in newsletters (https://www.dropbox.com/request/p12EQMllPkxmA4zszAYX)!


Affiliated chapters should check out the spring 2021 issue of Teen Times, the national FCCLA magazine. Zach Floyd, 2020-2021 Vice President of Community Outreach is on the cover and Emma Sellers, a chapter member is quoted on page 10!