Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Membership Year!
Hello Arizona FCCLA Advisers,

We are very excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! Hopefully, you're settling into routines and some familiarity. The State Executive Council, Board of Directors and State Staff are working diligently to provide you with the necessary tools to recruit, retain and recognize members this year. You'll be receiving Official Welcome Back letters and Desk Calendars in the next few days. The calendars have event dates as well as registration deadlines to make planning this year a bit easier.

Your first step to begin the year is to complete the required Annual Chapter Submission Form. This is available by clicking here. Once you have completed this, you will be able to register for events and affiliate your members. If you are uncertain of your Chapter ID, please contact me, Andrew Kuntz.
Conferences and Events

Please note: Arizona FCCLA will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of health officials and the direction of the Arizona Department of Education's requirements while hosting events. This may cause Arizona FCCLA to modify events with little notice. Please know that we will provide as much information as possible when it is available. Thank you for your continued understanding and pateince.

Adviser Boot Camp - Virtual
August 27, 2021
Arizona FCCLA is excited to again offer, Adviser Boot Camp virtually and this year it is FREE! This one-day training will provide advisers from around the state the opportunity to connect and learn the ins and outs of Arizona FCCLA. Advisers can plan on learning about membership affiliation, the Arizona FCCLA website, developing a Program of Work, and best practices to use in the classroom. This is a conference you don't want to miss! Registration closes at 11:59 PM on August 22, 2021. Click here to learn more and register.

Chapter Leadership Camp
September 29 - October 1, 2021
Chapter Leadership Camp is a fun, event-filled conference for chapter officers. This camp provides officers with the skills necessary to successfully run chapter meetings, engage members and showcase all that Arizona FCCLA has to offer. This is the perfect opportunity for chapters to network with one another and build connections that will prove useful throughout the year. Click here to learn more information and register.

Fall Leadership Conference
November 2, 2021
Arizona FCCLA is very excited to engage with members at the Fall Leadership Conference! This exciting conference will be in-person on Tuesday November 2, 2021 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Sessions will cover the following areas: Advisers, Arizona FCCLA Programs, Competitive Events, Education & Training, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services, Postsecondary Exploration, Visual Arts & Design, and Leadership Development. Information and registration will be at www.azfccla.org/flc when it is available.

Adviser Facebook Group
As we all work through unique experiences and Arizona FCCLA seeks to improve communication opportunities, we have developed a Facebook Group for Arizona FCCLA advisers. We invite you to join us on this platform as we share classroom strategies, network with advisers and answers questions relate to running your chapter. Click here to join the Arizona FCCLA Advisers Facebook Group.

Annual Chapter Submission Form
Each year, Arizona FCCLA requires all chapters to complete the Annual Chapter Submission Form. You will need the following information when submitting the form: Chapter Bylaws, Chapter Program of Work, Chapter Officer Names, Positions, Emails and Phone Numbers. See the Chapter Networks section below to understand how this information will be used. Click here to complete the Annual Chapter Submission Form.

2020-2021 Affiliation is Now Open!
Welcome back, advisers. We can't wait to kick off a new FCCLA school year with you and see how you "Make it Count!" Affiliation is now open for the 2021-2022 school year! Click here to access step-by-step affiliation instructions, the Chapter Adviser Handbook, and more valuable information. The national office has made several new updates to the FCCLA portal, including the student portal.

Member of the Month
Each month, Arizona FCCLA recognizes one member - nominated by a local chapter adviser and selected by the State Executive Council - as Member of the Month. This individual has made an impact on the organization, actively participates in FCCLA and contributes to their community. The individuals who are awarded as Member of the Month will be recognized at the 2022 State Leadership Conference and considered for Member of the Year. Click here to nominate a Member of the Month.
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Stand Out Stories

Do you have a Stand Out Story? Click here to share your Stand Out Story with us to possibly be featured in the next Chapter Adviser Update.
Youth Leadership

State Executive Council Engagement
We're very excited to introduce the series: Minute to Make it Count! This is our State Executive Council engagement initiative. Each Monday beginning August 30th we will release a video approximately one minute long with updates, reminders and events that are happening. They will be posted to our social media platforms and will be available later on our YouTube channel Minute to Make it Count! Playlist. These will be done by our State Executive Council members as a whole, as well as individual Council members, so you can get to know them. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel for these videos.

Chapter Visits
Due to the uncertainty of individual community, districts and schools allowabilities and/or restrictions, the State Executive Council will no longer be traveling to schools to conduct chapter visits. Our Minute to Make it Count videos will provide much of the information that would be given during a chapter visit, but this way everyone can be up to date, all at the same time.

Chapter Officer Update
The 2021-2022 State Executive Council is excited to offer the Chapter Officer Update - a monthly newsletter developed by the State Executive Council to keep chapter officers up-to-date on the happenings of the organization while sharing ideas to engage and run chapters. For this to be successful, it is requested that advisers provide personal email addresses for their officers. School emails may not accept outside emails. If you are not allowed to collect personal emails from students, please ask them to update their own contact information in the membership portal.

Chef Works
Chef Works is offering discounted rates on their uniforms to chapters of Arizona FCCLA. Click here to access a flyer with information pertaining to their items, costs and customization opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Chef Works.
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

August 22, 2021 | Virtual Adviser Boot Camp (ABC) Registration Deadline
August 27, 2021 | Virtual Adviser Boot Camp (ABC)
September 15, 2021| September Member of the Month Nomination Due
September 15, 2021| Chapter Leadership Camp (CLC) Registration Deadline
September 29, 2021 | Chapter Leadership Camp (CLC)
October 1, 2021 | Annual Chapter Submission Form Deadline
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