WA DECA Advisor Update - January 17, 2019

WA DECA Advisor Update - January 17, 2019

1. CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND DEADLINES
2. SCDC REGISTRATION PACKET
3. SCDC WEB PAGE
4. WA DECA COMPETITIVE EVENTS POLICIES
5. 10-PAGE WRITTEN EVENTS
6. 20-PAGE WRITTEN EVENTS (571 SUBMITTED ONLINE)
7. PRINCIPLES/PFL EVENTS
8. SBE EVENT AT SCDC (Just Visuals)
9. SCHOLARSHIP AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT ACADEMY APPLICATIONS
10. ONLINE TESTING PROCTOR REGISTRATION/TESTING DATES
11. HYATT – CREDIT CARDS ONLY
12. AREA LEADERS MAY RELEASE WISCONSIN ROLE PLAYS TO THEIR ADVISORS NEXT WEDNESDAY
13. FOSTER YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
14. WHAT’S NEW ON TEACHDECA.ORG
15. FORM B CHECKLIST
16. MEMBERSHIP

 
1. CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND DEADLINES
Attached is an updated Calendar of Events and Deadlines for your reference.
- This will also be updated on teachdeca.org under Quick Links | Document Library | Calendars.

2. SCDC REGISTRATION PACKET
There were problems with the hyperlinks in the SCDC Registration Instruction Packet I sent as a Word document last week.
- CLICK HERE for the PDF version of the Registration Packet.
- You can click on the pages in the Contents list as well as in the Bookmarks sidebar to navigate through the document easily.
- The document includes instructions for registering, as well as information about the conference, costs, hotel options, and links to all the related sites, email addresses, documents, applications, and forms.

3. SCDC WEB PAGE
We have a SCDC web page with links to the conference registration site, the registration packet, and the SCDC Document Library.
- CLICK HERE to go to the SCDC web page.

4. WA DECA COMPETITIVE EVENTS POLICIES
Questions about the competitive event policies? CLICK HERE to download the Washington DECA Competitive Event Policies, and CLICK HERE for the Washington DECA Overview and Guidelines for State Competitive Events.

5. 10-PAGE WRITTEN EVENTS
To clarify, the 10-page written events that qualified at your Area conferences will be mailed to Washington DECA. We don’t use an online submission process for these.
- Deadline: Postmark or hand-deliver to Washington DECA by 5:00 p.m. February 5.
- New Address: Washington DECA | 16040 Christensen Rd | Suite 215 | Tukwila, WA 98188 

6. 20-PAGE WRITTEN EVENTS
571 20-page written events were submitted online this year! Good job!
- On Monday, January 28, Linda will notify each advisor (whose students submitted events) their students who qualified, and those who did not.

7. PRINCIPLES/PFL EVENTS
Some consistent questions have come up, so I want to clarify the policies around the Principles Events and Personal Financial Literacy.
- Only first-year DECA members can compete in the Principles Events.
- Any student can compete in the Personal Financial Literacy Event.
- The chapter Principles/PFL allocations are the number of students a chapter can take to SCDC to compete in any combination of the events.
- Chapters can donate their allocations to other chapters if they are not using theirs. Please notify me, so I can keep track.

8. SBE EVENT AT SCDC
When students compete in the SBE event at SCDC, they only need to bring their visuals for the oral presentation. They do not need to bring the written project.
- The chapter needs to have submitted a SBE written project to DECA Inc. in order to attend the SCDC SBE event.
- It’s not a requirement that the chapter earned Gold Certification or Gold Re-Certification to attend the SCDC SBE event..

9. SCHOLARSHIP AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT ACADEMY APPLICATIONS AND ADVISOR AND MEMBER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
Deadlines are approaching for applications and nominations.
- January 22: Senior Management Academy Application | Participants announced January 25
- January 22: SCDC Student Registration Scholarship Application | Recipients announced January 25
- January 22: Steven Anthony Rhone, Jr. Chapter Scholarship Application | Recipients announced at SCDC Opening Session
- January 23: Advisor of the Year Nomination | Advisor awarded at SCDC Opening Session
- January 23: Member of the Year Nomination | Member awarded at SCDC Opening Session

10. ONLINE TESTING PROCTOR REGISTRATION/TESTING DATES
During online testing for SCDC, advisors may not proctor their own students, so now is a great time to recruit your proctor(s).
- To generate a report that enables Linda to communicate with all the proctors, your proctor(s) need to be registered in the SCDC system. You won’t be able to finalize your SCDC registration if a proctor hasn’t been registered.
- When you register your proctor(s) in the SCDC system, they are exempt from housing, and there is no fee. It is simply for our information.
- If your proctor also will be a chaperone at SCDC, register them twice—once as a proctor ($0), and once as a chaperone ($140 + housing).
- CLICK HERE to download the Exams Proctor Submission and Agreement, and share this with your proctor(s).

11. HYATT – CREDIT CARDS ONLY
The Hyatt Regency Bellevue does not accept POs to hold rooms, and they do not bill chapters after the conference like other hotels do. They only accept credit card payments (or check payment by February 7).
- If you choose the Hyatt as your conference hotel, you agree to provide a Hotel Credit Card Authorization Form to me, authorizing an amount that will cover your room.
- It is OK to submit an ASB Hotel Credit Card Authorization Form and a CTE Hotel Credit Card Authorization Form, but be sure to check the correct box, indicating that the authorization form covers the student invoice and/or advisor invoice.
- The deadline to submit your Hotel Credit Card Authorization Forms is February 2. I know that is a very tight deadline. I need to personally deliver them to the hotel(s) on February 7, so there is a tiny bit of wiggle room. Please, please, please get these to me by then.
- The Hyatt begins charging the cards 2-3 days prior to the conference, so any issues with the cards can be resolved before you check in on February 28.

12. AREA LEADERS MAY RELEASE WISCONSIN ROLE PLAYS TO THEIR ADVISORS MONDAY
The Wisconsin role plays, used by 10 of the 11 Areas for their competitions, can be released by the Area Leaders to their advisors on Monday, January 21.

13. FOSTER YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
The University of Washington Foster School of Business has a unique opportunity, called the Foster Young Women’s Leadership Summit, for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in studying business!
Program Overview: 3.5-day academic/residential immersion program
Program Dates: Sunday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 17
Program Schedule: Standard program times are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., with evening activities
Application Deadline: Monday, March 11 at 11:59 p.m.
What to Expect
By joining this program, you will take your first step into the business world at one of the top public universities in the nation. The Foster Young Women's Leadership Summit has programming from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and is filled with team-building activities, leadership development, student and alumni connections, and faculty lectures in the areas of finance, information systems, and operations and supply chain management. In the evening, the fun continues with exploration activities around the residence halls and the university. All meals will be provided during the three-and-a-half-day program. Join us and connect with other like-minded young women while exploring the world of business through faculty and current student interactions!
Program Eligibility
- Be a rising high school junior or senior (Class of 2020 or 2021)
- Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (unofficial transcripts are required)
- Participate in extracurricular activities (as showcased through the activities and achievements submission in the application)
- Have a demonstrated interest in learning more about business (either through activities, coursework, or as exhibited through the personal statement)
- Submit a fully completed online application before the deadline
- First-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply
Application Materials Required
- Completed online application: www.tinyurl.com/wlsfoster2019
- Unofficial transcript
Student Program Fee: $200 per student
The cost of the three-and-a-half-day program is $200, which includes accommodations, meals, activities, and program materials. Scholarship application available for students with demonstrated financial need.
Application Information & Deadlines
Online Application: www.tinyurl.com/wlsfoster2019
Application Deadline: 3/11/2019
Decisions Announced: 4/26/2019

14. WHAT’S NEW ON TEACHDECA.ORG
Preparing Visuals and Presentations Resources 
A few advisors have requested resources on preparing visuals and presentations for written and professional selling events.
- There are some resources available right now on Teach DECA | Unit Two | Quick Competition Tips. Tips #4, #5 and #6 should have some helpful information.
- In addition, see the Integrated Marketing Campaign resources created by Linda Andersen for FLC.
Upcoming Webinar on Presentations and Visuals 
Teach DECA will be hosting a webinar on February 21 at 3:00PM PST on or fine-tuning visuals and presentations.
- We have invited a couple of experienced judges to attend and provide their input on what goes into a great presentation and creating visuals with an impact!
- Please plan to attend, and bring your questions!
- Log-in information can be found under Quick Links | Webinars on teachdeca.org.
Basic Financial Concepts Modules 
The Washington State Treasurer, Duane Davidson, has provided some great modules on basic financial concepts for educators to use in their classrooms.
- The link to these modules is in Teach DECA | Unit Two | Personal Financial Literacy (password envision).
Chapter Campaign Winners Announced 
Released Tuesday in DECA Direct are the winners from the Chapter Campaigns! Congratulations to those of you who won and will take students to the Thrive Academy at ICDC!
Stukent Challenge Winners Announced 
Also released Tuesday in DECA Direct are the winners from the Stukent Social Media Challenge. Congratulations!

15. FORM B CHECKLIST
Attached is the Form B checklist, showing advisors from whom I haven’t received a Form B yet.
- If you have initiated Form B in DocuSign, but you’re still on the list, please remind your Principal and CTE Director to check their junk mail.
- CLICK HERE to initiate Form B in DocuSign, if you haven’t done so already.
- Two chapters have FLC balances due still, and I am in contact with them and their bookkeepers, individually.- Please note: If any of a chapter’s advisors haven’t submitted a completed Form B (with the advisor signature, principal signature, and CTE director signature), or the chapter has an unpaid balance due to WA DECA, I am required to block that chapter from registering for SCDC when it opens on January 29. This puts the chapter at a disadvantage in choosing their preferred hotel.

16. MEMBERSHIP
We are at 10, 558 members! Attached is a list of the unpaid membership invoices.
- You can log in to membership and click on Invoice History. Then click on the “eye” icon to view/download the invoice.
- You can click on Pay Invoices and pay online with a credit card.
- DECA Inc. doesn’t charge a fee for credit card payments.

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