WA DECA Advisor Update - December 20, 2018

WA DECA Advisor Update - December 20, 2018

1. ALUMNI AND PROFESSIONALS “SELF-SERVE” MEMBERSHIP PROCESS
2. WA DECA’S NEW TEAM SHOP
3. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING 20-PAGE WRITTEN EVENTS ONLINE – 2019
4. SCDC COMMUNICATION FLOW CHART
5. CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP BALANCES DUE
6. FLC BALANCES DUE
7. MISSING STATEMENTS OF ASSURANCE AND ADVISOR RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (FORM B)
8. SPRING 2019 WEBINAR SCHEDULE POSTED ON TEACH DECA
9. WRITTEN EVENT RESOURCES ON TEACH DECA
10. SBE CERTIFICATION ARTICLE ON TEACH DECA
11. GROW YOUR PROGRAM WEBINAR ON TEACH DECA
12. WA DECA OFFICE CLOSED OVER THE HOLIDAYS

1. ALUMNI AND PROFESSIONALS “SELF-SERVE” MEMBERSHIP PROCESS
If you have colleagues, parents, and/or alumni you’d like to invite to join your chapter, please send them the attached Alumni and Professional Membership Flyer.
The document walks them through how to register themselves, affiliate with their local chapter, and pay, all using the alumni and professional membership portal.
Concerned about getting stuck with their invoice? Not to worry. If a professional or alumni member who registered him/herself doesn’t pay the membership fee, you can delete them from membership.

2. WA DECA’S NEW TEAM SHOP
Washington DECA and Ink Inc. are launching a new online store the first week of January!
Please see the attached WA DECA Team Shop flyer/merchandise catalog.
Anyone who would like to purchase WA DECA gear is welcome to order.
You’ll find great options for chapter travel apparel, casual attire for conference activity days, and apparel for those who simply want to rep WA DECA!
If you have questions about shipping or large orders, please contact Dave Woodruff at Ink Inc.
For any other questions, contact Wendy Menchu-Lopez, Administrative Associate at Washington DECA.

3. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING 20-PAGE WRITTEN EVENTS ONLINE – 2019
Note: This year all 20-page events must have the Statement of Assurances and Academic Integrity submitted as the first page.

Sequence: Statement of Assurances, Title Page, Table of Contents, Executive Summary…Bibliography/Appendix
Click Here to access the Statement of Assurances with fillable form fields.
Click Here to access the Online Written Event Submission Instructions.
These documents are posted on teachdeca.org | Quick Links | Document Library | SCDC
Submission site opens January 2, 2019, 7:00 a.m. PT and closes January 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT.
Contact [email protected] with any questions.

4. SCDC COMMUNICATION FLOW CHART
With Eliza on maternity leave, there are some changes to which staff member you should communicate or work with regarding the various SCDC components.
Attached is a SCDC Communication Flow Chart that outlines who to contact for SCDC-related questions or assistance.

5. CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP BALANCES DUE
Attached is a list of membership balances that are due to DECA Inc.
You can access your invoices by logging in to the chapter membership portal, and click on Invoice History (middle row of links).
Click on the “eye” icon in the View column to see, download, and print your invoice(s) to submit to your bookkeeper.
You can also click on the red Pay Invoices tab and pay online with a credit card.

 6. FLC BALANCES DUE
Attached is the list of chapters with balances due for the Fall Leadership Conference. I don’t mean to be the Grinch, but please note the following penalties for unpaid balances.
After December 28, a $25 60-day past due fee will be added.
Chapters with a balance due when SCDC registration opens will be blocked from registration/housing until the balance is paid or a concrete payment guarantee from a bookkeeper or administrator is established.

 7. MISSING STATEMENTS OF ASSURANCE AND ADVISOR RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (FORM B)
Attached is the list of advisors from whom I have and have not received a Form B.
Those with a yellow highlighted field have not been received.
It is imperative that we have a Form B on file for every advisor (not just every chapter).
Again…Grinch alert. If an advisor’s Form B hasn’t been submitted to WA DECA when SCDC registration opens, that chapter will be blocked from registration and housing until we receive it.
To initiate Form B, go to teachdeca.org | Quick Links | Document Library | Annual Forms.
If you prefer to complete the form manually, a PDF is attached.

8. SPRING 2019 WEBINAR SCHEDULE POSTED ON TEACH DECA
The schedule for spring webinars is now posted on teachdeca.org under Quick Links | Webinars.
Most of them will be pre-recorded and posted to watch at your convenience.
Check out the live webinar (with a panel of judges) on "How to Perfect your Presentation," scheduled for February 21, 2019.

9. WRITTEN EVENT RESOURCES ON TEACH DECA
If you have students doing written events, be sure to check out the great webinars and resources on written event development and formatting.
Webinars are in the Webinar Library, and other resources are under Resources (password envision) in Unit Two | Career Development.
20-page written event deadline is January 14, 2019.

10. SBE CERTIFICATION ARTICLE ON TEACH DECA
Posted this week on teachdeca.org | Resources (password envision) | DECA Direct is a great article about “Opportunities with SBE Certification.”
Certification documents must be submitted to DECA Inc. by January 11, 2019.

11. “GROW YOUR PROGRAM” WEBINAR ON TEACH DECA
Last week's webinar has some great ideas for activities and resources you can use to recruit for your marketing program next semester or next year.
LeeAnn Johns, retired marketing teacher and DECA advisor who grew her program from one teacher to three, was a guest speaker!

12. WA DECA OFFICE CLOSED OVER THE HOLIDAYS
Our office will be closed from December 24 through January 1 for the holidays. If you have an immediate need to contact WA DECA during the break, please call or text Lori on her cell phone.

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