Notice of Annual Meeting

Delegate Allocations 2015

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF MN DECA
The 2015 annual meeting of MN DECA will be held on Monday morning, November 2, 2015 at 8:00 am following the Candidate Q & A Session of the MN DECA Fall Leadership Conference.  Attached please find the Official Allocations of Voting Delegates.

According to our organization by-laws, election of officers occur at a State Leadership Conference.  The MN DECA Board of Directors has designated the Fall Leadership Conference as the state leadership conference during which officer elections will be held as well as the annual meeting of the organization.  This notice is accordance to Article V – Section I of the Constitution.

CRLC 2015 – Be Epic!

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CENTRAL REGION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

BE EPIC!

Attached is the information for the 2015 DECA Central Region Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO, November 20-22.  I am sending documents that you will find helpful as you consider attending:

  • Conference overview
  • Excel File to register.

Registration is due to me on Friday, October 16, 2015.  Let’s make sure Minnesota is represented!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING CONNECTED UP WITH OTHER CHAPTERS FOR BUSSING/TRANSPORTATION POSSIBILITIES, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TRY TO ASSIST.

Here’s the chance for MN DECA members to BE EPIC with the Central Region!

Friday Flash – DECA Events Offered by MN DECA

Summary Gold Changes 15_16
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MN DECA GUIDE 2015-2016

DECA district allocations 2016

FRIDAY FLASH

COMPETITIVE EVENTS
Last spring the DECA Board finalized the events that MN DECA will be offering this year, the 2015-2016 school year.  I am attaching the MN State Only Guide.  Please take a close look at the summary of events that MN DECA offers – the board decides each spring what events for the coming year.  The Sales Demo Business to Business State Only Event was dropped and will not  be offered.

DISTRICT ALLOCATIONS FOR ADVANCEMENT TO STATE
The scale for participation in the 2016 State Career Development Conference is based upon the number of participants in your district competition.  This allocation if for any and all events.

   
 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

 

ALLOCATION PER ALL EVENTS

Less than 200 Top 4 per event
201-300 Top 6 per event
301-400 Top 8 per event
401 + Top 10 per event
501+ Top 12 per event

 

CHAPTER GOLD
There were changes made to Chapter Gold – I have attached the working copy so you can see exactly what was changed if you are interested.  The Guidelines for this event within the MN Only Guide have been updated to reflect the changes.

ECONOMICS TOPIC
Topic is included in the guidelines.

EMERGING LEADERS SERIES (LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES)
There is always question as to who is eligible to attend the various academies at ICDC.  The only academy that you and/or your students can directly enroll in is the Thrive Academy which is based on your accomplishment in the National Membership Campaign.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR EMERGING LEADERS SLOTS DURING ICDC?
The MN DECA board has reviewed how the academy slots will be allocated and determined the following:  1st Place winners in the Marketing Plan events and the Top 8 Chapter Awards Projects (3 students per chapter) will receive spots in both academies based upon availability.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES
DECA Board – Monday, September 28, 2015 at Rockwood’s Elk River
Fall Leadership Conference Registration Deadline – October 1, 2015
Candidate Application Deadline – October 1, 2015

FLC Registration Info

HYATT RESERVATION PROCEDURE. decafall
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DECA Reservation Payment Form FLC

THIS IS OUR TIME TO BE EPIC!
FLC 2015 is going to be a terrific event to get your chapter motivated for a successful year with BPA!  If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to e-mail or call.

MN Fall Leadership Conference
MN DECA will host the 2015 FLC, November 1 & 2, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at a rate of $129 plus tax .   Conference registration fee will be $35 and includes a conference t-shirt.

Attached is a complete information packet as well as some additional information.  Be sure to read!

AGENDA
Please keep in mind that the agenda is a work in progress – there will probably be minor changes to time frames after we see numbers attending as well as numbers of candidates.

We have taken great care based upon YOUR feedback to loosen up the up the scheduling.

FORMAT FOR FLC
FOCUS Training will be hosting “THIS IS OUR TO BE EPIC” where each student will have the opportunity to learn to lead!!  You will find more programming details in future emails.  There will be four track opportunities:

  • New Member
  • Returning Member
  • Chapter Officer
  • College Ready

HOW TO REGISTER for CONFERENCE AND HOUSING
You should have received your very own pass code for the registration system on line.  If you did not, please contact Jackie.  This is how you will register attendees for the conference.

This year, the housing request in part of the online registration process.  It will be done in one step!

At your earliest convenience, please log-in to the system here:  http://deca.mnctsoreg.org

 

CONFERENCE T-SHIRTS

Conference t-shirt is included in your registration!

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER – October 1, 2015

 

Watch for more FLASH UPDATES TO INFORM YOU!  See you at FLC!

Enjoy the remainder of the week!

Welcome Back!

FLC OVERVIEW
DECA BADGE ORDER FORM 2015

DECA FLASH
I hope you had a wonderful summer! Yes, it always goes quickly but hopefully you found time to do some things that you enjoy and rejuvenate yourself!

During the next ten days there will be many emails to get us back at it including membership info, state officer candidate info and conference information for FLC and Central Region.  Please keep them and digest as time permits!

FLC
Yesterday afternoon approximately 5:35 pm you should have received the email with information to log in to the FLC registration system – hang onto this email! If you did not receive an email with subject as DECA Fall Leadership Conference – System Log-In Information, please check your spam. If it is not there, please let me know so that we can generate pass code information for you.

You will receive the complete FLC packet next week. I am just waiting on some final information from our trainers for “THIS IS OUR TIME TO BE EPIC”.  In the meanwhile, attached is a conference overview with dates and costs to participate in FLC – November 1 & 2, 2015.

BADGE ORDERS
DECA will once again order name badges for you if you wish to purchase – see attached form.  Deadline to order is October 1.  You will receive the badge at FLC or by mail around that date if you do not attend.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Jackie
Jackie Schiller, Executive Director
MN DECA

2015-2016 Officer Candidate Information

DECA CANDIDATE INFO 2015

PLEASE SHARE WITH INTERESTED DECA  MEMBERS

Attached is the packet with State Officer Candidate Information.

STATE OFFICER ELECTION PROCEDURES
Election of the 2015-2016 State Officers will be held during the Fall Leadership Conference.  Remember to review the packet closely – there will once again be an interview component on site on Sunday afternoon, November 1st.  This interview score will account for 50% of the total process in the election procedures with the ballots cast by voting delegates making up the other 50% in the election process.

Last spring we encouraged candidates to submit an “Early Intent Form” if they would like to get started early on the application process.  We have received several!  If your student submitted this form, they do not need to complete the application form again as it is basically the same form.  Just have them include the previously submitted copy with their other required materials.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION
Thursday, October 1, 2015

ADDITION TO MATERIALS SUBMITTED
All candidates are to include a portrait style photo such as graduation picture or school picture with the application materials.  It is also requested that you email an electronic file to the state office as well.

Please let me know if you have questions!
Jackie Schiller
MN DECA

DECA Dues Information

IMPORTANT DECA DUES INFORMATION – SAVE THIS INFORMATION!

DECA utilizes online membership reporting for all of its chartered/state associations.  Linked below are directions to print out or see below.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR STATE/NATIONAL DUES

DECA’s online membership system offers features for chapter advisors including:

  • Drop-down menus now allow navigation of the system on any page.
  • Invoices are automatically e-mailed to chapter advisors and state/provincial advisors (opting in) so there is no need to download it.
  • New chapters will be approved by DECA and the state/provincial advisor before they are created.

Many of you are anxious to add members to your roster now that school is in session, and our new system will make it easier than before. Instructions are embedded in the system to walk them through the process. Please remember that you need to ensure accuracy of spelling and gender of all members as this system is used for many components. Furthermore, please remember that adding membership continues to be a two step process: the members are added and then they all must be submitted.

To login, simply visit http://www.decaregistration.com/hs and enter your information as requested on the screen. If you were a chapter last year, simply login using your First name space Last name as their username and Last name as their password.

If you forgot what they were, please use the Forgot Username and Password link on the bottom of the login page to have that emailed to you. If your email address has changed, please contact our office at 703-860-5000 and ask for the Data Management Department.

Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your student members, reactivate all advisors, and enter professional and alumni members.

Once each member and advisor registers they will receive a unique four digit number that will be added to the association-chapter number, giving each member a unique 9-digit membership number. These numbers will follow your advisors and students through to our online registration system for our conferences. Members cannot register in the online registration system for conferences unless they are submitted members (e.g. New York Experience, etc). A list of all submitted members will be viewed so they can choose who they want to register for a conference.

Upon submission of your membership you will be emailed a copy of your invoice for proper processing by your accounting department.

If you have any questions about the system, please contact us by calling (703) 860-5000 and asking for the data management department.

DECA DUES AS FOLLOWS:

State Association Dues – $5.00 per member
National Dues – $8.00 per member

Jacklyn  J. Schiller
Executive Director
MN DECA

DECA Membership Instructions

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WELCOME BACK!

DECA Inc. sends out DECA Direct Weekly each Tuesday that’s full of high school program updates, deadline reminders and more. If you did not receive the attached e-mail on Tuesday afternoon, please e-mail communications@deca.org. There is so much information in this weekly e-mails, you do not want to miss them!

Chapter packets with Insight, classroom posters and more are on their way to DECA chapters as are the membership pins in a separate mailing. If you have not received your DECA Guide, please e-mail linda_clemons@deca.org as those were sent in July. 

Looking forward to a GREAT year!
Jackie Schiller, MN DECA