Updates From Your State Officers….
TEAM 58 at ICDC in ATLANTA
The newest officer team participated in the International Conference in Atlanta this past May 3-6. One officer, Kate, participated in the Fashion Merchandise Promotion Plan competitive event, and all were part of the EMPOWER Academy. This workshop used to be called LEADS, and is geared to focus on training the State Officer teams from the DECA chartered associations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. It is a two day wealth of information, skills, and networking for participants.
DECA STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 2014
Over 350 New Hampshire DECA members attended the State Conference, with winners eligible to compete nationally in Atlanta in May. As of March 21st, there are 140 members signed up for Atlanta!
This year’s state conference was memorable in so many ways- and not the least of which was the snow storm on the day of the competitive events, and the wonderful contest judges: business people, volunteers, teachers, and all the others who braved the snow and came to help at the conference! We are indebted to you for your great support and awesomeness!
Thanks to everyone who made this conference a success, and to all the teachers who pulled together with their students to make it all happen!
Thanks also to outgoing State Officer Team 57, who did a great job MCing and running the sessions! We are looking forward to newly elected Team 58 following in this fine tradition!
On to Atlanta, and hopefully winning some NATIONAL awards to bring home to New Hampshire!
THE DECA NORTH-SOUTH REGIONAL CONFERENCE known as the POWER TRIP in BOSTON!
We went to the Boston DECA Power Trip Conference on November 1-3! Along with Manchester Central’s DECA Chapter, we participated in workshops, exhibits, and other great activities. We also be presented our own workshop on Saturday! We had a great time at the Conference, and felt that our workshop brought value and knowledge to the participants! The team is looking forward to putting our plan of work into action for the coming year!
The Fall Leadership Conference on October 22nd. Our annual state-wide kick-off for all the activities we do in New Hampshire DECA. Over 600 students, advisors, and chaperones attended, making it our biggest Fall Conference ever! Special Thanks to Mrs. Suzanne Winters who coordinated and organized this year’s conference! And thanks to those who brought cans to donate to the New Hampshire Food Bank…. and thanks, DECA students, for being so great!
Had a fantastic time at the Fall Leadership Conference yesterday! The trainers were so good, and the buffet lunch at SNHU was tasty! Here is a photo of the Manchester Central pumpkin carvers getting their trophy (fourth year in a row!) for winning the NH DECA Pumpkin carving contest!
Major NH DECA Conferences this coming year:
Fall Leadership Conference, Manchester, NH, October 22, 2013
North Atlantic Regional DECA Conference, Boston, November 1-3, 2013
DECA State Career Development Conference, Manchester, NH, February 12-14, 2014
International Career Development Conference, Atlanta, May 3-6, 2014
__CURRENT OFFICER NEWS:___
The team is currently planning their role in the Fall Leadership Conference coming on October 22nd in Manchester, at Southern New Hampshire University. The YES WE “CAN” can drive is a state wide project asking all DECA members attending the state conference to bring just one can of food for the New Hampshire Food Bank. They will be collected as schools check in at the conference, and delivered at the end of the day to the Food Bank. Please join in with this voluntary charity project as New Hampshire DECA helps out local communities across the state to feed our neighbors in need. Officers will also be helping with the 4th Annual pumpkin carving contest at the conference, and presenting the trophy for the winning chapter!
JUNE 2013 OFFICER NEWS From NEW HAMPSHIRE DECA
The new and the old! Team 57, the latest group of New Hampshire DECA officers, dines with Team 56, the 2012-2013 officer team, in Manchester. They discussed the duties and ups and downs of the job of being a state officer, and looked at plans for the upcoming year ahead. We thank Krysta, Sarah, Gabby and Cam for the great job they did during their term as Team 56, and we look forward to an exciting year ahead, with the Fall Leadership Conference in October and the North Atlantic Regional Conference in Boston in November! Stand by for another great year of DECA and Making It Count!
New Hampshire DECA State Officers
Meeting up at Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney, California
FIRST STATE OFFICER MEETING
For State Officer Team 57
was Thursday, April 4, in Concord NH!
Plans were made for the upcoming year, and it looks like there will be some new ideas and activities coming up! More will be revealed soon, as the new DECA year commences…
but for now, Get Ready for THE ICDC In ANAHEIM, CALIFORINIA!
Our New Hampshire DECA California Dreamin’ Objective is about to come true!
Stand by for news!
GETTING READY FOR THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
polishing up our written business projects, as well as prepping for competitive event categories like marketing, advertising, hospitality and tourism, finance and accounting, sports and entertainment marketing, retail management, and so many more!
Looking forward to meeting and networking with over 13,000 DECA students from around the USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico, and beyond!
The New Hampshire DECA State Officer Team for 2013-2014!
Nick, Aspen, Issac, and Dhruv
THE NEW OFFICER TEAM (#57) IS IN PLACE!
Newly elected NH DECA State Officers have taken the oath, and are now ready to lead our state’s DECA Chapters into the next school year. Their term will last from February 15, 2013 until February 14, 2014.
Nick is from Merrimack HS
Aspen is from Hillsboro-Deering HS
Issac is from Manchester Central HS
Dhruv is from Lakes Region Tech Center in Wolfboro
GREAT TO SEE EVERYBODY AT THE STATE CDC IN FEBRUARY
THANKS to all competitors, and don’t forget: Winners are eligible to go to Anaheim, California, to the International DECA Career Development Conference, and compete with the best!
Hey Students! Tell your Advisor to put your chapter’s TRIVIA CHALLENGE team together!
- from 1 to 8 on a team, and you can have as many teams as you want- It is fun, and not an official DECA competitive event- totally a “side show”– but with a trophy for the team with the most points to be awarded at the Closing Ceremony! Last year Kennett DECA took the trophy home– who will it be this year??? …you???
State Conference 2013 is Coming Up Fast!
This year’s CDC is going to be special, with over 400 attendees and 63 written projects- both new records!
Looking forward to meeting all the members on Wednesday the 13th of February!
NEW OFFICER CANDIDATES FOR 2013-2014 ARE ON THE WAY!
Welcome to the new Officer Candidates from Merrimack, Central, Hillsboro, and Lakes Region Tech Center! We met them on January 10th at the Officer Candidate Interviews, and they seem like a great bunch of enthusiastic future officers! We wish them luck in their upcoming campaigns at CDC in Manchester in February!
The 2012-2013 officer team is pictured above:
back row (l-r) Gabby, Krysta; front row(l-r) Sarah, Cam
January 18th is the date for registrations for the upcoming New Hampshire DECA State Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire! We encourage all DECA members to sign up with their Chapter Advisor and get ready for a memorable experience! Select your competitive event category, and plan on being at the first ever formal dance on February 14th, after the Mini-Awards Ceremony in the Radisson Ballroom!
DECA POWER TRIP WORKSHOP A BIG SUCCESS IN WASHINGTON D.C.
New Hampshire DECA State Officer Cam works with the audience at the NH DECA Power Trip Workshop in Washington D.C. on November 15th. Over 70 students from the north and south eastern states attended the workshop which focused on developing a professional network.
Getting Ready for the DECA Power Trip in Washington D.C. !!
We are heading down on Thursday, November 15! We are Psyched to be presenting our workshop on Friday night: “Developing Your Professional Network“… Friday will also kick off a great weekend of workshops, site visits, exhibits, Government connections and interaction, General Sessions, mock competitions, the amazing after dark city tour, and on and on! Photos are on the way!
Planning meeting #1 on Thursday Nov. 8th in Manchester at SNHU!!!
The Fall Leadership Conference 2012 CANCELLED DUE TO STORM! Ouch!
The First BIG New Hampshire DECA Activity: The Fall Leadership Conference on Tuesday, October 30, in Manchester at Southern NH University! Nationally Famous motivational speaker Laymon Hicks will be the Keynote speaker, and Focus Training will provide the workshops…
And don’t forget the Fourth Annual DECA Chapter Pumpkin Carving Contest! Let’s see if anyone can take the trophy away from Central High DECA: they have won three years in a row!
HOPE YOU HAD A FUN, RELAXING, AND SAFE SUMMER!
This year we will be California Dreamin’ !!!!!
THANKS TO ALL WHO JOINED US FOR A MEMORABLE FISHER CATS GAME– A NO HITTER! and some GREAT SPEAKERS TOO!
JOIN US FOR THE DECA/FISHER CATS BUSINESS EXPO!
Monday, MAY 21, 2012, 4:30 pm in MANCHESTER at the ballpark!
Business speakers, all you can eat buffet, and a game against the Seadogs!
BRING YOUR CHAPTER AND FRIENDS TOO!!!!
only $ 20 per person! all included!
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
FIRST STATE OFFICER TEAM 56 (2012-2013) MEETING:
At Manchester on Thursday, MARCH 15, at 4:30 pm
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW OFFICER TEAM!
Team 56, for the 2012-2013 term, was elected on Friday, February 17th, and is now in place… their first duty will be to attend the ICDC in Salt Lake City and participate in LEADS, the Leadership Education and Development Series. CONGRATULATIONS to new officers Cameron, Gabrielle, and re-elected officers Sarah and Krysta. NH DECA is in good hands for the future, and we look forward to getting underway with Team 56!
THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO OUTGOING STATE OFFICERS JULIANN WESTBROOK, SAGAR CHITALIA, AND KEVIN CASSIDY of TEAM 55! Thanks for everything, and all the best to you in your future activities in college and beyond!!!!
NH DECA TRIVIA CHALLENGE!
This year, we will have the first ever DECA Trivia Challenge at the State Conference! We already have over 10 teams signed up- be sure to get a team going from your chapter! There will be questions about economics, marketing, business and DECA… it will be a blast, and the winning team gets a trophy to take back to their school! JOIN US if you haven’t already!
Tips for the State DECA Conference!
This year the conference promises to be the biggest ever! Over 350 New Hampshire DECA members are scheduled to attend, and there will be over 35 different competitive events, from Marketing Management to business administration to advertising to Fashion Merchandising…and that is just the tip of the iceberg! We will have a speaker from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a hypnotist brought back by popular demand, and of course the NEON theme dance on Thursday night! AND: the first annual DECA Marketing and Economics TRIVIA Challenge! Plus— for the fifth year, our favorite caricature artist will be back to draw you! So remember these tips: Bring your ID as you will need it for all competitive events and testing; bring a #2 pencil and non-programmable calculator to the written test. Wear your nametag and wrist band at all times- don’t leave the hotel…and have a great time! Network! Learn new things! Have fun! Make some new friends! See you there!
OFFICER CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS: Were held on Wednesday, February 1st….we met some nice candidates, and are now prepared to support them in their campaign for the state officer team for 2012-2013! Good Luck to the candidates! See you at the State Career Development Conference….
North Atlantic Regional Conference (NARCON)
The NH DECA State Officer Team will present a workshop at NARCON this year in the Diamond Series Workshops on Friday night in Philadelphia. It will focus on Interview Tips, and will be open to all DECA members attending the conference. If you are going to NARCON, be sure to attend this session!!!
NEW HAMPSHIRE DECA WEEK!!! (Oct. 24-28)
Monday: Carve your chapter’s pumpkin for the Pumpkin contest at Fall Leadership tomorrow!
Tuesday: Get pumped and be at Fall Leadership Conference at Southern NH University today!
Wednesday: Diamonds for DECA– hide DECA diamonds around school, and have prizes for whomever finds them and turns them in to your store!
Thursday: DECA charity day- pick a charity, and “sell” DECA diamonds for a dollar to raise money for that charity similar to the MDA Shamrock fund raising activities every year!
Friday: DECA Dress Up Day- dress in your best professional attire; guys with a shirt and tie and dress slacks and shoes, and girls in professional business outfits! And get your DECA Advisor dressed up in a costume for Halloween!
Have the best DECA week ever…add your own ideas and local chapter touches to the week!
GOAL: get your members and the rest of the school psyched about DECA!!!!!
AT THE 2011 STATE LEADERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOP IN GORHAM NEW HAMPSHIRE
The official state officer team at the Gorham, New Hampshire CTSO officer training conference on August 1st and 2nd. Thanks to the state of New Hampshire for funding this educational and fun workshop and thanks for the support for career training and leadership developing student organizations!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!
Juliann, Kevin, and Sagar at the NH DECA Exhibit in June at the New Hampshire State Principal Association Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire…looks like the team is shrinking! Not to worry….covering all the bases!
Getting ready to speak at the May Career Technology Education Directors Meeting in
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Officer Team in Orlando in May, at the International DECA Conference
NH DECA Officer Exhibit at the NH Principal Convention in Bretton Woods in June!
We’ll see the principals at the conference on June 28-29 at the Mount Washington Hotel!
Team 55 at first meeting in Concord NH April 2011
FIRST STATE OFFICER TEAM MEETING FOR 2011-2012 IS:
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
CONCORD, NH 5-7 PM
The complete New Hampshire DECA State Officer Team 55 for 2011-2012:
Julianne Westbrook: Seacoast School of Technology
Kevin Cassidy: Manchester Central
Sarah Egner: Hillsboro Deering
Krysta Lewis: Pinkerton Academy
Sagar Chitalia: Nashua South
INTERVIEWS FOR ASSOCIATE OFFICERS ARE WEDNESDAY MARCH 23
We will be interviewing six candidates for Associate Officer to add to our officer team this Wednesday at Central High in Manchester, NH. The interviews will take place between 3:30 and 6:00 PM. Those who have applied have been informed of their interview schedule. Good luck to the new candidates!
THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR, NEW HAMPSHIRE DECA!
The term of the 2010-2011 Officer Team 54 is now over, and we congratulate newly elected DECA State Officer Juliann Westbrook from the Seacoast School of Technology! We wish Juliann all the best in her duties, and hope we see you all at the International DECA Conference in Orlando in April. We will be at the conference as former officers, competing in our events or attending the Senior Management Institute (SMI). It will be a short while before we transition the web page to Team 55….stand by! Meanwhile, get ready to “SOAK UP THE SUN!!!!”
“STATES” 2011 is ALMOST HERE!!
Well, the 2011 State Conference is almost here, and our term will end this coming Thursday! Good luck to the new officers, and New Hampshire DECA, as we head for Orlando and the International Conference this April to “Soak up the Sun!”
INTERVIEWS FOR OFFICER CANDIDATES-UPDATE 1/24:
Latest update: due to cold and snow and other crazy winter weather, the interviews are canceled. We will provide info and tips on running for office via email and other social networking methods! Fear not, the candidates will be well prepared for their campaign to run for 2011-2012 NH State DECA Officer Team !!!!!
Due to inclement weather, two scheduled meetings with the new officer candidates have had to be canceled! Hope the next interview date, on Monday, January 24, at Central High in Manchester, still goes! We shall see how the snow affects this date!
Next up is a meeting with other CTSO state officers in New Hampshire (like FFA, HOSA, FBLA, etc.) to plan the annual CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) Day in Concord, NH. This activity is designed to promote the student organizations to the legislature and politicians who will support continued funding for these programs. So, hope this meeting works and we plan a good CTSO Day!
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE OFFICER TEAM ATTENDED THE NOVEMBER POWER TRIP IN WASHINGTON D.C., ALONG WITH 40 MEMBERS FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DECA …… THERE WERE TWO DAYS OF NON-STOP WORKSHOPS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACKS, WITH MOCK COMPETITIVE EVENTS INCLUDED, ALONG WITH A FOUR HOUR MOONLIGHT TOUR OF THE CAPITAL AND ALL THE FAMOUS MONUMENTS!!!
New Hampshire DECA presented an hour long workshop called “DECA SUCCESS! Create the Best DECA Chapter Ever!” with tips on doing just that!
At Lincoln Memorial
Team 54 Kaitlin, Steph, and Taylor, taking a break between their workshops at the Fall Conference at Southern New Hampshire University. They plan to do a variation of the workshop at the Eastern Region DECA Conference, the “Washington D.C. Powertrip,” two weeks from the Fall NH Conference.
Stephanie does the traditional roll call at the opening of the Fall Conference on October 26th.
TEAM 54 at New Hampshire Career-Tech Student Organization training conference for State Officer Teams held in Gorham, New Hampshire, in August. It was an intensive two-day set of workshops and networking.