News and Announcements

Updated September 20, 2022

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!

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

Phone: 703-476-4900
Fax: 703-439-2662

ACT NOW – Membership Madness

Use the Membership Madness Toolkit—Finds ways to recruit members, share on social media and make use of other resources during August and September.  Go to for all the details and ways for chapters to win $$$.

FCCLA Fall Boot Camp II

Designed for FCCLA advisers that are ready to move beyond the basics of having a chapter and want to gain knowledge and skills to assist members with national programs and competitions. This opportunity will be helpful to any adviser that has been enrolled in Boot Camp I in the past. This 1-1/2 day session is also beneficial for advisers with any degree of advising experience that have a desire to be a more involved and inviting chapter within the school setting of FCS classes, chapter meetings and state events. You will also take a look at ways to gain national recognition for the chapter and members. Attendees will leave with a variety of resource materials. As in fall of 2021, special attention will be given to culinary programs through a breakout session on integrating FCCLA programs and competitions, even for culinary instructors with little or no FCCLA background. We have some Virginia FCCLA culinary programs with national level competitive winners in their first year of an affiliated chapter! Congrats to them!

Mini Grants for Chapter Funding

Plan now to submit an application for funding to support a national program project in your chapter! Funding for six projects of up to $500 each will be awarded by the Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation ~ due October 1. Click here to access the easy-to-complete application form:
Word document
Google Doc

FCCLA Day at the State Fair

Doswell, Virginia (near King’s Dominion)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Please read these documents carefully as chapters prepare to attend FCCLA Day at the State Fair.

Adviser Message
Schedule of Events for the Day
Entry Form
SOL Scavenger Hunt
State Fair Press Release


The FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl competition is an opportunity for five students from your chapter to demonstrate a broad knowledge of Family & Consumer Sciences and FCCLA content. The competition starts with a TeamSmarts quiz and that is open now! Check out the national website for more information. To access the complete guidelines for this year, log in to your chapter portal, click on Resources at the top, then click on Competitive Events and download the guide. Page 4 of the guide provides a link for handling this free registration – registration and testing must be handled by October 7.

The top 40 will be announced on October 10 and will compete at the National Fall Conference in Columbus, OH.

College Days

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. Locations are Virginia Tech, James Madison University, and Norfolk State University. Please see the form for more details. Click here to register!


December 3 is the day that we celebrate the value and impact of the Family and Consumer Sciences profession, and also the day that we commemorate the birthday of the profession’s founder, Ellen Swallow Richards. For 2022, join AAFCS as we ELEVATE and CELEBRATE Family and Consumer Sciences all month long!

FCCLA chapters and families are invited to ELEVATE FCS with AAFCS! The launch of NEW resources and tools begins August 31. Be sure to visit the AAFCS website to JUMP START your planning!

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!

Congratulations to Two Ultimate FCCLA Advisers!

Two Virginia FCCLA Advisers received CTE state-level recognition at the Virginia ACTE Professional Development Conference! Congratulations to Heather Hiserman, Strasburg High for receiving the Carl Perkins Community Service Award and to Bobbi Comer, Page County High for being honored as CTE Teacher of the Year. Thanks for sharing your many gifts with Virginia FCCLA and in your classrooms!

CTE Month Promotion

February 2022 provided an opportunity for each FCCLA chapter to promote CTE Month as well as the connections of FCCLA and FCS to CTE. 2021-22 State President, Emma Sellers represented FCCLA to leaders within Virginia ACTE as well as to a friend of FCCLA and FCS, Del. Terry Kilgore. Thanks, Emma!