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THE CONNECTICUT DECA STATE OFFICER TEAMWELCOMES YOU!
PRESIDENTEMILY SOCHA ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT Leads meetings Composing agendas Schedule meetings Compose reports and letters Contribute to all events Fall Leadership Conference State Career Development Conference ***Need to prioritize!
VICE-PRESIDENTSTEPHANIE ORSER ACTIONS OF THE VP
Offers assistance to the President
Assumes The president’s responsibilities if he/she is absent
SECRETARY AMBER KOUNTZ ACTIONS OF THE SECRETARY • Minutes – Take notes during DECA meetings – Distribute minutes to DECA officers • Correspondence – Communicate with chapter leaders and school administrators – Correspond with community members • Attendance – Participate at all DECA functions
I joined DECA for the great travel opportunities. When I attended my first ICDC in 2009, I realized that DECA was more than just a way to have fun, but as a way to gain leadership and business skills. ACTIONS OF THE SECRETARY
Why DECA? -passionate members -enthusiasm -direction for students -real world experience -confidence -pride
SCHOOL SIZE It’s true, historically many of our state officers have come from the larger schools, Danbury, Hamden, Windham etc. BUT WHAT ABOUT SMALL SCHOOLS? My school, The Gilbert School has had 3 State Officers in the past 5 years! Population: about 400 students
Is being an officer right for you? Passion & dedication Make a time commitment Be a leader Be a team player Desire to learn new skills LOVE DECA
Why be an officer? Great experience Meet many people Learn new skills Use your skills Self accomplishment Amazing Opportunities for Travel Planning for your future ( many jobs as well as colleges love seeing further involvement on your application!)
Responsibilities? OTC – POW, Charitable Org. Monthly meetings 5th of the month reports FLC, SCDC Events Fundraising Keeping on Task!
Tips to becoming an officer Be prepared Materials early, on time, bring a smile and positive attitude Study Written test, practice interview questions Be yourself Genuine, realistic, “smart” Honest with yourself and your abilities BE A LEADER Don’t forget 5000 members will be looking up to you!! Have fun with the interview! BE PASSIONATE