2014-2015 Illinois Association of FCCLA State Officers Elected
(Springfield, IL) - - The State Officer Team for the Illinois Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were elected to their offices for the 2014-2015 school year. The seven student officers who will serve for the next school year will represent nearly 4000 FCCLA members statewide.
Tarryn Gardner was elected to serve as the new Vice President of Foundation. The newly elected team trained in June for their year of service during a three day training held in Springfield. The training included instruction on public speaking, parliamentary procedure and team building activities.
The state officer team will attended the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX on July 5 – 11, 2014. While at the conference they represented Illinois as voting delegates, attended general sessions and sessions concerning today’s youth issues. Members of the Illinois officer team will also networked with other state officers from across the country.
Since Illinois Association of FCCLA is a youth led organization, the state officers are responsible for planning and implementing all the state sponsored events and conferences that take place during the school year. Together the group has chosen the state theme of “Explore the Possibilities” for the upcoming school year. The theme will be used for all of the conferences during the year and will encourage members to search within themselves to stretch the boundaries of what is possible for their lives.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. FCCLA has more than 220,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters from 50 state associations and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.