On November 10-11, the Oregon Leadership Institute was held at the beautiful Sunriver Resort. CTSOs (Career and Technical Student Organizations) from around the state gathered to network, learn, and create memories! Oregon DECA, HOSA, FCCLA, FBLA, and Skills USA students attended leadership workshops, polished up etiquette skills during the etiquette dinner, got their groove on playing Just Dance in the Activity Center, and networked with incredible students from all over Oregon. Students also brought various items to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Bend to support families in need. The Oregon Leadership Institute was wrapped up with a fantastic keynote by Kent Julian.
The following eight chapters attended, making this Oregon DECA’s largest showing at the Oregon Leadership Institute:
- Klamath Union
- North Medford
- Santiam Christian
- South Medford
Cameron Alwes of Bend DECA says, “I had a great experience this year at the Oregon Leadership Institute and enjoyed meeting and networking with other CTSO members from across the state! It was really cool to share ideas and learn about other DECA chapters and organizations. I would really encourage anyone that is thinking about attending to go next year! It is definitely something that you don’t want to miss!” Thank you to everyone who came to Sunriver for this conference. If your chapter was not able to make it this year, be sure to make plans to attend in 2014!