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WRLC 2017 Featured

RECAP OF WRLC 2017 #IGNITE

In beautiful Phoenix Arizona, the state officer team attended the 2017 Western Region Leadership Development conference and had an absolute blast networking, developing as leaders, and enjoying all that Phoenix had to offer. The three-day conference began on November 16th and lasted until closing session on November 18th. Filled with inspirational speakers and invaluable leadership […]

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California DECA November Press Kit

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 […]

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Why I Love DECA

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 […]

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California DECA NorCal & SoCal LDC Recaps

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 […]

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California DECA October Press Kit

California DECA October Newsletter Message From the President The State Officer Team started the conference season with a bang, helping facilitate the Northern California and Southern California Leadership Development Conferences! This conference was just a taste of the great things to come this year, and we hope to fill the remainder of 2017 with plenty […]

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2017-2018 NorCal District Action Team

This year, Northern California DECA has a District Action Team for the first time in half a decade. The team consists of: President – Christopher Kusumonegoro VP of Hospitality – Georgia Higgins VP of Leadership -Mihira Patel VP of Career Development – Ananya Veeraragavan VP of Marketing – Praveen Ravisankar VP of Finance – Valorie Low […]

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Download the New Chapter Resources Guide

The California DECA State Officer Team is extremely proud to announce the release of this year’s Chapter Resource Guide! The guide is a culmination of resources created and sourced by the State Officer Team to help members and their chapter start the DECA year off on the right foot. Be sure to take full advantage of the various resources, from tips […]

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September Press Kit

California DECA September Press Kit

California DECA September Newsletter Message From the President With exciting events like the NorCal and SoCal LDC up ahead, the state officer team has been working to establish connections with officers and advisors across the state. From presenting at the California Advisor Conference to contacting numerous student leaders, the state officer team is thrilled to […]

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Fundraising Tips for Chapters

Fundraising. Oh that dreaded word. Shivers are crawling down your spine as it echoes in your head. Fundraising isn’t that scary or concerning as it seems to be. Raising funds for field trips, activities, and conferences can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some awesome fundraising tips and […]

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Back to School? #BackToDECA

Ahhh, you’re sitting on the beach, drinking that refreshing coconut, and there’s a nice tropical breeze. *RING* *RING* *RING*. Oh drats, it’s the alarm and while your dream of that tropical paradise is over, your dream for #DECAGlass is still as real as ever. And it’s totally achievable too, in fact, now is the best time […]

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California DECA August Press Kit

California DECA August Newsletter Message From the President With the start of the school year for many schools, the state officer team worked to begin implementing the plans we’d been working on throughout the summer. From competition materials to an upcoming chapter packet, the state officer team is excited to help chapters recruit new members […]

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Advisor Professional Development Webinars

Calling all advisors! We are excited to announce that California DECA will once again be providing three California DECA Webinars; the first of which will be next Wednesday, October 4.  Each is free and open to all.  We believe they will be a great opportunity to expand your DECA knowledge and better understand how to […]

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Tips for Time Management

When we first entered state office, the first thing our coach said was: “three things come before DECA: faith, family, and school. Keep this in mind as you continue through your DECA and high school journey.” With that in mind, here are seven tips to help you balance DECA and school: Be wise about choosing […]

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California DECA July Press Kit

California DECA July Newsletter Message From the President This month, the state officer team had the opportunity at ELS to network with other association officer teams and exchange valuable insights about creative the most memorable DECA experience for our members.  With the school year starting just around the corner, the team is working to finish […]

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The Art of Networking

In our last blog post about DECA ELS, one of the highlights of our conference experience was the chance for us to expand our network. Through networking, we were able to develop friendships with members and association officers throughout the world, hear their DECA stories, and even form ship names with several associations: #Calitario and […]

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2017 DECA Emerging Leader Summit: Recapping an Unforgettable Experience

Your California DECA state officers attended DECA’s Emerging Leadership Summit from July 9-11 in Washington D.C. Here, the team learned to host workshops, tell their stories, and be an effective leader who serves others. Additionally, they rode the metro to the DECA Inc. HQ and advocated at the Capitol, all while bonding with officers from […]

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California DECA June Press Kit

California DECA June Newsletter Message From the President With the DECA school year over, June was a time for the officer team to step back and evaluate the year so far. Despite hectic schedules, the team worked to further flesh out plans for the coming year, including a chapter handbook and improved competition materials. In […]

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2016: A Year to Remember

This past year represented one of the greatest years for California DECA with grand achievements and milestones. Starting off, the year saw the amazing leadership of California DECA’s Team 66, consisting of Moksh Jawa, Lenexa Gonsalves, Joel Beckwith, Yash Desai, Wenhan Fang, and Christopher Carlsen. Under Team 66, California DECA saw nearly 4,500 members over […]

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5 Things to Do This Summer of DECA

All around the state, school bells are ringing, signifying the end of the 2016-2017 school year. While many students rejoice at a summer free of tests and early starts, there are those who worry, “but what about DECA?” Thankfully, there is good news! Just because school may be out, DECA does not have to do […]

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DECA End-of-the-Year Chapter Banquets

As the 2016-2017 DECA season drew to a close, countless chapters across the state hosted their own chapter banquets to recognize their competitive and leadership accomplishments of the year.  The California DECA State Officer Team was extremely humbled to receive invitations to numerous banquets and was eager to celebrate the year’s successes alongside members. Team 67 […]

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May Press Kit

California’s DECA May Newsletter Message From the President May, or better known as the month of post-ICDC blues, was a time for end-of-the-year celebration and planning for the oncoming DECA year. This month, the state officer team had the honor of being invited to various end-of-the-year banquets, and we were incredibly impressed by the accomplishments […]

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Recap: Team 67 Takes Sacramento for 2017-2018 Strategic Planning

This month, your California DECA State Officers gathered in the lovely city of Sacramento for a strategic planning retreat. In Sacramento, home to the state Capitol, Team 67 met with legislators to advance the future of CTE, met with the California DECA Board of Directors, and planned their Program of Leadership for the new year ahead. In […]

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Team 67’s Program of Leadership Overview

From David Xu, State President: Your 2017-18 California DECA State Officer Team is incredibly excited to showcase their plans and aspirations for the coming year. Team 67 will strive to accomplish more than ever in the various subsections of the Program of Leadership, emphasizing communication and support for all chapters. The Program of Leadership will […]

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California DECA Owned The Future at ICDC

DECA Inc.’s 2017 International Career Development Conference was held in our home state of California, in the beautiful city of Anaheim from April 26-29.   As the culmination of the 2016-2017 competitive season, over 19,000 DECA members traveled from various states, countries, and provinces to meet and compete with the best of the best. With […]

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Gov Brown’s Budget Proposal Eliminating DECA and other CTE/CTSO funding

California DECA released the following statement regarding Gov. Brown’s Budget Proposal: California Business Education Teachers and Students React to Governor Brown’s Budget Proposal Eliminating DECA, Future Farmers of America and other CTE/CTSO Funding May 15, 2017 — In his 2017-18 State Budget released earlier in the year, Governor Brown proposed the complete elimination of funding […]

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April Press Kit

California DECA April Newsletter Message From the President This was an incredibly busy month for not just the State Officer Team, but all of California DECA. We all owned our future at ICDC in Anaheim, with California once again proving our competitive excellence with 80 finalists, 50 Top 10 finishes, and 14 trophies! From riding […]

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March Press Kit

The California DECA March Press Kit Message from the President This has been a hectic yet joyful month for the entire State Officer Team. From being elected to starting work as a team, it has been a month of getting ready for the year ahead. At our welcome retreat in Irvine, we worked closely with […]

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New State Officers Announced

Congratulations to the newly elected members of California DECA’s Team 67!   State President David Xu, Foothill High School president@californiadeca.org   Vice President of Communications Jasmine Tong-Seely, Irvington High School communicationsvp@californiadeca.org   Vice President of Public Relations Ashton Lam, Amador Valley High School publicrelationsvp@californiadeca.org   Vice President of Northern California Christopher Kusumonegoro, Castro Valley High School […]

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SCDC Social Media Challenge

The SCDC Social Media Challenge is here! Who will take home the eternal glory of being crowned the kings and queens of social media? Remember to check California DECA’s social media accounts @CaliforniaDECA to find team assignments. Team Challenges Must be completed with members from your Social Media Team: Selfie with your State Officer Team […]

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Team 66 Annual Report

Dear California DECA Members and Partners: Wow, it has been quite a year! It is with great pleasure that I present California DECA’s 2016-2017 Annual Report. The report includes key information on the State Officer Team’s activities this past year and stories on how California DECA remains a life-changing Career and Technical Student Organization. For […]

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February Press Kit

The California DECA February Press Kit Articles from the Chapters Irvington DECA Hosted by Local Television Segment Kevin Mao, Irvington High School DECA Irvington DECA officers Jasmine Tong-Seely, Kevin Mao, Sam Moturi, and Vishaank Ghai appeared on the Fremont Unified School District’s “Community Conversations” show in light of the organization’s recent success at the Northern California Career Development Conference. Co-hosted […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited for SCDC 2017

With our 2017 State Career Development Conference just days away, it’s time to get excited to Own Our Futures at the pinnacle California DECA event of the year. Here is a list of 10 things you can look forward to at this year’s SCDC: 1. Competition: It’s no secret that California DECA brings the heat […]

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Irvington DECA Hosted by Local Television Segment

  Fremont, Calif.–January 31, 2017–Irvington DECA officers Jasmine Tong-Seely, Kevin Mao, Sam Moturi, and Vishaank Ghai appeared on the Fremont Unified School District’s “Community Conversations” show in light of the organization’s recent success at the Northern California Career Development Conference. Co-hosted by K.K. Kaneshiro and Fremont Unified School District superintendent Dr. Jim Morris, the show […]

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ICDC Trading Pin Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Alisa Su of The Harker School for being selected as the 2017 California DECA ICDC Trading Pin Contest Design Winner! Her design will be used as the foundation for the look and feel of the final trading pin California DECA members will wear at the 2017 International Career Development Conference in Anaheim this April. The […]

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January Press Kit

The California DECA January Press Kit Articles from the Chapters DVHS DECA BOOST: Mini Conference Rithik Rajani, Dougherty Valley High School DECA DVHS DECA BOOST held its first successful Mini Conference for the middle schoolers. Like high school mini conferences, the purpose of the conference was to simulate a business environment, while giving the students […]

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Look Back on NorCal CDC

To kick off 2017 with a bang, California DECA held its Northern California District Career Development Conference from January 13-15 in San Ramon, CA. This year, Northern California saw some major changes, the biggest being the election of next year’s Vice President of Northern California. The six candidates presented their campaign speeches during the Opening […]

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Look Back at Silicon Valley CDC

The 2017 Silicon Valley Career Development Conference, held in San Jose, CA January 6-8, gave Silicon Valley DECA members an opportunity to showcase their competitive excellence and DECA pride. Over seven hundred DECA members from eleven different schools attended the event. All conference attendees displayed a fiery passion as they sought to own their future. The conference began on […]

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Sing the National Anthem at SCDC

California DECA is seeking a National Anthem singer for the 2017 State Career Development Conference Opening Session. Submit your video audition by February 3, 2017. Click here to learn more.

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December Press Kit

The California DECA December Press Kit Articles from the Chapters DVHS DECA Middle School Program: DVHS DECA BOOST Rithik Rajani, Dougherty Valley High School DECA This year, DVHS DECA decided to launch a middle school program called DVHS DECA BOOST. BOOST means Business Occupation Oriented Student Training. DVHS DECA BOOST President, Rithik Rajani, launched the program […]

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Get Ready for District CDCs!

The 2017 California DECA District Career Development Conferences are right around the corner! Silicon Valley CDC will be held from January 6-8 in San Jose, while NorCal CDC and SoCal CDC will be held from January 13-15 in San Ramon and Anaheim, respectively. Here’s a preview of what you can expect at your district conference! […]

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ICDC 2017 Trading Pin Contest

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Do you want to design California DECA’s trading pin for #DECAICDC 2017?  Click here to download the Guidelines and read more about the contest requirements. Then use this link to submit your designs. All entires are due by January 20, 2017.

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Whoops! How Your Failure Can Make You a Better Leader

We all know it happens. You forget to submit an assignment on time… A project you worked on does not pan out… You do not have as many members as you want sign up for a project… We all have failures in both our personal lives and in DECA. Yet, while these failures may bring us down, […]

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Prepare for District CDC

Competition season is just around the corner, and it is time to make sure you are prepared to Own Your District CDC! This article will show you how to prepare to conquer your competition and make sure that you bring all your necessary materials to the conference. Starting in 2014, DECA Inc. began posting the primary instructional area(s) assessed […]

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Happy Holidays!

T’was the night before districts, when all through the state, all the members were preparing to make their rolep lays great… If you watched Team 66’s Holiday Wrap, you must recognize this play on the famous story, “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” With district competitions and finals for most schools rapidly approaching, California DECA would also […]

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November Press Kit

The California DECA November Press Kit Letter from the Editor To whom it may concern: This Online Press Kit is for the use of the media, members, government officials, and any other community organizations interested in the activities of the high school members of California DECA. It is my hope that through this Kit that […]

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Advocate with DECA

Meeting with your local legislators is one of the most valuable things you can do not only as a DECA member, but as a member of your community. Local legislators range from your Congressperson that represents your district in Washington D.C. all the way to your local school board. Advocating to these local representatives is important […]

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Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle. If the 2016 Western Region Leadership Conference could be put into just three words, those would be it. Washington DECA planned a phenomenal conference packed with mock competition, motivational speakers, networking opportunities, and unique experiences in the Emerald City. With association officers and members from all over Washington State and the Western […]

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A Look Back on SV LACE

Almost 500 California DECA members attended the 10th Annual California Leadership and Competitive Excellence Conference (LACE) this past month in San Jose. Originally a Silicon Valley-exclusive event, the conference expanded to NorCal and SoCal DECA chapters for the first time this year. The conference began with the Opening Ceremony as members were welcomed by the SVDAT officers. The keynote […]

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A Look Back on NorCal LDC

On Saturday, October 29th, Northern California DECA hosted its annual District Leadership Development Conference (LDC). Unlike last year, this year’s conference was a single day event held at the University of California, Berkeley where State President, Moksh Jawa, Vice President of Communications, Lenexa Gonsalves, and Vice President of Northern California, Yash Desai, led activities and […]

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A Look Back on SoCal LDC

When several buses packed with enthusiastic DECA members from across Southern California arrived at the UC, Irvine Athletic Recreation Center, many college students seemed perplexed. This was the scene of the Southern California Leadership Development Conference (LDC) which took place at UC, Irvine last month. Students moved inside where they spent several hours in intensive […]

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