California DECA November Newsletter Message From the President November was an extremely exciting month for the state officer team as district conference registration was collected and competition training kicked into high gear. Through competition outlines and mini-conferences, the state officer team made sure to provide the most support possible for upcoming competition in January. With […]Read More
November was an extremely exciting month for the state officer team as district conference registration was collected and competition training kicked into high gear. Through competition outlines and mini-conferences, the state officer team made sure to provide the most support possible for upcoming competition in January. With great new insights from the Western Region Leadership Conference, the state team is ready to end the year strong!
DVHS DECA Celebrates DECA Month!
Dougherty Valley DECA organized multiple events and campaigns in honor of DECA Month this November. For one, members were encouraged to make #DECAMonth posts throughout the month. To set a good example, the chapter’s Instagram account made posts on a daily basis.
Furthermore, multiple teams from DV took part in the DECA Idea Challenge during the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The opportunity to compete in this unique challenge was also offered to the middle school students attending DVHS DECA BOOST, Dougherty Valley DECA’s middle school outreach program.
A teacher appreciation campaign was also organized, in which CTE teachers, school administration staff, the DVHS DECA advisor, and other staff members on campus were thanked with cards, candy, donuts, and bundt cakes. This was a great way to spread thanks and show appreciation just before Thanksgiving.
Finally, a DECA Spirit Week was organized during the last week of November. Spirit days included DECA Blue Day, Business Formal Day, and a Conference Memorabilia Day. On Business Formal Day, DVHS DECA topped off the DECA Month with a successful mini-conference!
Dougherty Valley DECA Starts Off the NorCal MiniCon Circuit
Dougherty Valley DECA successfully hosted its second annual mini-conference on November 28, 2017. This conference had over 120 competitors from four different chapters and received the assistance of over 25 professional volunteers as well as the CA DECA state officer team.
The purpose of this mini-conference was not only to give first and second year members a chance to gain competitive experience before NorCal CDC, but also to give third and fourth year members a similar opportunity. This was achieved by having two competitive categories – novice and varsity. Two separate events were offered – HTDM for partners and MCS for individuals – and each event was further divided into the two competitor categories. The Top 8 finalists for role play and testing, as well as the Top 3 overall competitors, for each event and category were announced at the closing awards ceremony and presented with medals and glass trophies.
Thanks to the implementation of the unique novice and varsity category system, both old and new members were able to have a night of competition, networking, and fun. DVHS DECA Co-President Disha Srivastava commented, “It was great to see some of our older members get to sharpen their skills before NorCal in January. It was even better to see our freshman members try out competition for the first time! We hope that other MiniCon circuit schools will try a similar competitive category system to be more inclusive to DECA members.”
For several thousand members across California, DECA is more than just a ‘high school organization.’ In honor of this year’s DECA month, we wanted to highlight just how impactful DECA is by asking Cindy Guo, Vice President of Silicon Valley, one simple question: Why do you love DECA? Written in a letter format, the article […]Read More
For several thousand members across California, DECA is more than just a ‘high school organization.’ In honor of this year’s DECA month, we wanted to highlight just how impactful DECA is by asking Cindy Guo, Vice President of Silicon Valley, one simple question: Why do you love DECA? Written in a letter format, the article below details her response:
I love DECA because I’m surrounded by the most intelligent, most creative, most charming, and most innovative high schoolers who inspire me. I love seeing the faces of competitors who get to stand on stage. I love selfless DECA members who cheer for their friends, even though they may be feeling bummed out.
I love DECA because I’ve met the kindest and most genuine members who have guided and nurtured me. They’re all striving to be better versions of themselves; at the same time, they gladly bring you up with them.
I love DECA because of SVDAT and my State Officer Team. Being able to host LACE with SVDAT and staying up ‘til 2am planning it all was unforgettable. I’ll always remember squealing and crying during Scott Greenberg’s speech, despite hearing it for the second time. Korean BBQ, escape rooms, Disneyland, and more–the State Officer Team has become my family.
I love that being in DECA automatically gives people a better impression, and expectations are held higher if you’re a DECA member.
DECA is where I met some of my favorite people, and I promise it’ll be the same for you.
I love DECA because Silicon Valley DECA never fails to amaze me. Thank you for leaving me in awe whether it’s during competition, performing at SV Factor, or just being so kind and patient with me.
I love DECA because it has allowed me to explore and discover my passion for business. DECA encourages competitive excellency, but at the same time, it is the perfect platform to make connections.
DECA is the best thing you will discover in high school, and you will never regret joining.
In essence, I love DECA because I love my DECA family. I walk out of every conference a better competitor, a better friend, and a better person, and I know you will feel the same.
I sincerely welcome YOU to join my family: California DECA.
This October, California DECA hosted two leadership conferences for its members: the Northern California LDC and the Southern California LDC. The day-long conferences provided members with valuable leadership training through interactive activities and presentations. California DECA is excited to enter the conference season and share a #Limitless year ahead with all of its members! NORTHERN […]Read More
This October, California DECA hosted two leadership conferences for its members: the Northern California LDC and the Southern California LDC. The day-long conferences provided members with valuable leadership training through interactive activities and presentations. California DECA is excited to enter the conference season and share a #Limitless year ahead with all of its members!
November 14th, 2017, Foothill College, Los Altos
Competition. Leadership. Entrepreneurship. What else could you ask for from an awesome 2017 NorCal LDC? This year California DECA was blessed to have incredible speakers and presenters lead our members in fulfilling their limitless possibilities at NorCal LDC. Members from around Northern California gathered for a day of networking and learning in the Champ Camp, the ELEVATE workshop, and the DECA Garage!
The Champ Camp was led by renowned Curtis Haley, a former DECA Executive President and a four-time ICDC winner. He did an amazing job inspiring everyone to find their self-confidence and get excited to compete at the year’s coming district conferences. Filled with hilarious stories and invaluable competition tips, Champ Camp attendees are sure to shine in competition.
November 28th, 2017: UC Irvine, Irvine
The 2017 SoCal LDC kicked off to a great start as members from all across Southern California attended in pursuit of the limitless opportunities that awaited them. Members were immersed in the fun and exciting workshops, amazing opportunities to network with other SoCal chapters, and laughter filled team activities throughout the day. Two tracks were available to members, Elevate for officers and Champ Camp for members, both energizing members with interactive experiences.
Leading this year’s workshops were Chris Tuason and former Texas DECA State Officer Hayden Pfaff. Officers in the Elevate program soared to new heights as Chris launched off awesome activities like tower building and paper plane making. Hayden led the Champ Camp workshop with a fun and joyful attitude, bringing on amazing laughter and excitement from members over unique role play tips and tricks. No matter what track each member took, everyone was ready for limitless year ahead.