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September, 2007

  1. 1. . . . . . . . . September, 2007 . While You Were Out… News H ey and Regional Happenings: We s t e r n The summer has been a busy one! Aside from summer homework, reading, and R e gTwo, Issue One Volume ion studying (which I’m sure you’ve all been doing) DECA members had several DE C A! chances to get involved before the school year started. The 41st Annual Western Region Officer Training Camp (WROTC) was held in sunny Flagstaff, Arizona and Hey Western Region DECA! is a tool designed to inform, update, members from five states and ten and enlighten the members, State Officers, and chapters chapters attended. Representatives from throughout the Western Region. Catch up on regional news, get to Ontario and Michigan made WROTC an know your neighbor states, and [X]perience the difference that exciting time to network with other State DECA can make! teams, and prepare for a promising year. Welcome Back! A message from your Western Region Vice President; Jordan Bond Villeneuve: Members of DECA’s great Western Region! I’d like to be one of many to officially welcome you to the 2007-2008 school year! We have an exciting year ahead of us, and I am pleased to be joining you for what promises to be an eventful ride! I hope you’ve all had busy yet relaxing summers and are all ready to [X]perience the difference that DECA can make! National Officer Team 62 has worked tirelessly throughout the summer preparing for the year, and is ready to serve you! It is our hope to meet as many of you as possible, and can’t wait to see you at your state and Members attending the Western Region Officer regional conferences. Your National Officer Training Camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. Team is here for you; we are a resource for In addition to WROTC, National DECA also your chapters and members, so feel free to offered their own leadership training contact us if you have questions, or are experience in Washington, D.C. Members looking for ideas on that next project! from all over the nation joined in our nation’s capital for four days of intensive leadership training and preparation for the year ahead. Don’t worry if you missed these conferences… They’ll be plenty more activities to get involved both locally, and on a National level. Talk to your advisor, and National Officer Team about more ways to get involved! ............................ Left to right: Jordan Villeneuve, Dave Montoni, Kelly VanWoerkom, Ashley Wade and Megan Montgomery stand ready to serve you!
  2. 2. Beyond the Classroom…What is happening in the world of DECA?: Boardroom – The Boardroom is a The MDA Labor Day telethon was held on means for DECA members and advisors September 3rd through September 4th, and to connect with individuals who featured MDA guests, Jerry Lewis, and DECA’s support DECA in the local community. own National President Kelly VanWoerkom. To Whether it be job shadowing, volunteer learn more, contact your National Officers, or judges, or in-kind resources, this page check out MDA’s website online! on the national site will allow you to get in touch with people who want you WRLC (Western Region Leadership to succeed. More to come! Conference) is approaching fast! Travel to beautiful Seattle, Washington on the 17th Center Stage! Western through the 19th of November and experience Region State Spotlight: inspiring speakers and general Have you checked out sessions, lately? You may have noticed that our informative regional site has a page which features corporate tours to a State Officer Team from around our over sixty major region each month. If you’d like your businesses, and team featured, feel free to send me an workshops and [X]perience, and we’ll do our best to seminars to feature your team! In addition, in each prepare you for a successful year! issue of Hey Western Region DECA! we will be featuring a State Officer Team Check it out! National Officer Team who has achieved great things. Get out 62 Program of Work Update: there, show your stuff, and most importantly act as role models for your Below are just three of the many initiatives state associations; your work will not Team 62 has begun work on. Throughout the go unnoticed! year, your National Officers will continually work toward completing their Program of From the Top - A Message Work, in order to improve your experience. from our National President; Ask your National Officer Team for more Kelly VanWoerkom: information, and learn how to get involved! Hello Western Region! As your National I Pledge to Vote (IPTV) – a program which President I look forward to serving you allows member to pledge to vote when they in the upcoming months. I will be are eligible to do so. The National Officer working intently with Jordan Villeneuve Team can then approach Senators and (your Western Region Vice President) Congressmen and convince them to support this year to ensure that the Western DECA based on our level of civic involvement. Region has the best representation Ask for more information about running IPTV possible and the best opportunity to in your own state! excel in all your endeavors whether related to membership, competition, or [X]perience Fund – Team 62 is hard at work chapter and state activities. I hope to creating a scholarship for deserving members have the opportunity to meet with who can’t afford to attend the ICDC in the many of you throughout the year. spring. Stay tuned for more information, and Please feel free to contact me with inquire about creating a similar scholarship in questions, comments, or just to talk. I your own state; we’ll give you all the tools to am here to serve you and will do my do so! 2
  3. 3. best to make sure you get the best DECA experience this year! -Kelly Van Woerkom, National President I am available to attend Stay Tuned! Here’s what’s Next: conferences in your area! All you have to do is have your advisor As we start school again, take an active role submit a National Officer Request in your states and chapters. Help in Form, found on the DECA Web planning events for new members, and site, and as long as there is kicking the year off right! Get members nothing else scheduled for me excited about competition, traveling to during that time, then I will be conferences, and of course the Western there! Region Leadership Conference! “Continue to keep making a Stay Connected! A few Places to difference in your chapters, check out: schools and communities, and do all that you can for the If you have any questions relating to DECA, betterment of DECA!” –Jared or the year’s upcoming activities, please Roux, 2006-2007 WRVP visit the national website at Stay in touch, I am always just an e-mail or phone call away! Jordan Bond Villeneuve 425.941.6743 for help. To check out regional news, updates, and happenings, visit for more information. And don’t forget, your Western Region Vice President Jordan Bond Villeneuve is just a phone call or [X]perience away! 3
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