Fall Update

Fall Update

As we all enter the new school year, our State Officer team hopes that you had a relaxed and enjoyable summer. There are a few items that we would like to highlight for the month ahead:

Member Recruitment - The new year presents a prime opportunity to boost your chapter membership through acquiring new members and retaining experienced members. September is the perfect time to host your first chapter event. Whether it be a chapter orientation day or casual DECA night, promoting DECA early in the year is a key factor in building a strong chapter, and an active chapter officer team will be essential in making this happen. 

Chapter Visits - Your State Officer team would love to meet with your chapter!  Our visits can include anything from appearing at a chapter event, to hosting competition training sessions, to conducting leadership training with your chapter officer team, and more. Most importantly, chapter visits are a fun way for our team to get to know your members, and for them to get to know us. Hopefully, we can help your chapter create a memorable year in DECA.

Please feel free to contact any of us by e-mail or on social media to schedule a chapter visit. http://oregondeca.org/contact-the-team 

OLI - The annual Oregon Leadership Institute will be hosted in Medford, Oregon on November 1st at the Inn at the Commons. There will also be a Eastern Oregon location October 29th. OLI 2018 will feature insightful competition preparation from your own State Officer team, amazing networking opportunities, and empowering speakers. OLI is a fantastic way to keep your chapter’s DECA spirit surging through the fall and into the DECA season. Be on the look-out for more details about the conference and registration.

Visit http://oregondeca.org/oli for more information.

WRLC - This year’s Western Region Leadership Conference will take emerging leaders to Anaheim, California from November 15th-17th. Students will get the chance to “Tell Their Story” alongside members from the best region in DECA. You can choose your own destiny at #DECAWRLC, with plenty of academies and workshops to choose from. The competition preparation is unparalleled, ranging from regular DECA testing to the renowned shark tank-style DECA garage. The speakers and trainers hail from around the world, and their sessions will not disappoint. There will also be no shortage of fun, with a morning dance and yoga incorporated in the program. Members won’t want to miss out on WRLC 2018. 

Visit http://decawrlc.org/ for more information.

If there is any way that we can help your chapter, please don’t hesitate to ask! Our year together will fly by, so we want your chapter to be #ReadyForIt.