Updated January 9, 2023
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!
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.
NEW! Culinary Day of Service
Virginia FCCLA and ProStart have teamed up to provide service opportunities for students at the Central Virginia FoodBank in Richmond. Their Community Kitchen will host us on several dates in February and students will provide hands-on service in food preparation for Meals on Wheels and other food programs. Each service opportunity is limited to up to 10 students who much all be at least age 16 with any ServSafe certification. Find out more information here and sign up soon!
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, FCCLA Week/CTE Month Promotion, can be found here! Congratulations to the Gingerbread and Pumpkin Decorating winners in recent contests. Thanks to the many chapters that entered!
Now is the Best Time to Sell Socks!
Get Started Today!
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!
What’s Up Wednesdays are Back!
Stay tuned to the listserv and the Calendar of Events on this website for announcements about monthly What’s Up Wednesdays! These Zoom sessions will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will feature Virginia FCCLA chapter adviser experts sharing updates and tips on a variety of topics.
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
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Bobbi Comer, Family & Consumer Sciences teacher and FCCLA adviser from Page County High School. Bobbi was recognized as Teacher of the Year for Region II for the Association of Career & Technical Education.
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!
Social Media Photos and Chapter Recognition
Be sure to submit photos of chapter projects to Allison DuVal for Virginia FCCLA social media postings (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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!