Rhinelander DECA Prepares for Competitive Excellence

Abigail Krueger │Rhinelander DECA │ Vice President of Community Service Competition Tips from Rhinelander DECA For the past two months, Rhinelander DECA has been taking many proactive steps in preparing for the upcoming competition season. Keeping a keen focus on competitive excellence is key to any DECA chapters success, and Rhinelander DECA has found the best method of achieving that goal is hosting regular study sessions. In order to encourage members to prepare for competition an ...

Brookfield Central DECA’s Wish Week

Maya Benhamo │ Brookfield Central DECA │ Vice President of Competitive Excellence Brookfield Central DECA's Wish Week 2017 Brookfield Central DECA hosted its first ever Wish Week this year from Dec. 4-8 to fundraise for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. BC DECA connected with other organizations in the school to make a greater impact on its students and on this great charity. Wisconsin DECA has an annual letter writing initiative that numerous schools, including BC get involved with annually ...

DeForest DECA Shares Chapter Competition Prep Tips

Audrey Williams │ DeForest DECA Chapter Competition Preparation With Districts right around the corner, DeForest DECA has made preparing our competitors a top priority. From “Remind” texts from our advisor, urging us to pick up more practice tests, to pizza nights, our chapter is excited to enter the competition season knowing that we’ve done all we can to achieve success and earn some hardware. DeForest kicked off their competition preparations by hosting a “New Competitors Mee ...

Wilmot DECA’s MDA Year Long Strategy

Lauren Christensen  │ Wilmot DECA │ Chapter President Community Service - MDA The Muscular Dystrophy Association  is an important aspect for Wisconsin DECA, and throughout the year we should keep them in our mind for fundraisers, projects and events. It is always easy, to check off boxes and complete initiatives such as MDA day, but Wilmot likes to keep MDA in our thoughts throughout the year. We have a smaller membership so it can be difficult to create a big event specifically to sp ...

Wilmot DECA Gives Back Through Adopt a Family

Lauren Christensen │ Wilmot DECA │ Chapter President  Community Service - Adopt a Family During the holiday season, there are limitless opportunities to give back to the community. Wilmot DECA gives back through Adopt a Family. Our local sharing center has a program where you can adopt children who are less fortunate during the holidays. Wilmot DECA adopts 2 children each year. This opportunity unites our chapter and each member helps develop a list of what we should purchase for the c ...

Oregon DECA Chapter Team Building & Leadership Experience

Anna Michalski │ Oregon DECA │ VP of Professional Development   Oregon DECA - Chapter Highlight This December, the Oregon High School DECA chapter participated in an event new to our chapter this year- a bonding retreat to Camp Gray. Located in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Camp Gray is a traditional summer camp that also runs year-round team-building and leadership retreats. Camp Gray offered a variety of activities and a fully trained leadership staff, perfect for the type of event Oreg ...

Arrowhead DECA Recruits Members for Competition

Emily Chu │ Arrowhead DECA Arrowhead DECA Recruiting for Competition Arrowhead DECA has been focusing on recruiting more chapter members to compete in districts. Our underclassmen participation has been low in the past years, so this year we really concentrated on filling those principles events. Prior to the competition, our advisor advertised districts to his marketing classes. He created a system in which kids could earn extra credit points if they decided to compete, with more extra ...

Appleton East DECA at Sports & Entertainment Marketing Conference

Olivia Van Hammond │ Appleton East DECA │Chapter President   Sports and Entertainment Conference Wisconsin DECA 2017 Appleton East had a great time at Wisconsin DECA’s Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference 2017 in Green Bay.  This conference was full of information, experience, and fun from start to finish (not to mention some pretty cool conference t-shirts!). To start off with just some of the information we learned, in the opening session we got the chance to hear fro ...

Hudson DECA’s First MDA Fundraiser

Robby Elsenpeter │ Hudson DECA   MDA Fundraiser For the first time ever, the Hudson DECA chapter established our first fundraiser at Hudson High School.  We had planned to do Miracle Minutes at the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball games.  But instead, we created a poster board to help spread the awareness of Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). During the fundraiser at the Varsity Basketball game, we had a great crowd that supported the MDA cause. We gave presentations to s ...

Wilmot DECA – Helping Your Chapter Prepare for Competition

Lauren Christensen │ Wilmot DECA │ Chapter President   Helping Your Chapter Prepare for Competition Competition season can be the best part of being in DECA, you have the opportunity to travel and network with people from all around the United States while honing in on your own skills for your competition. But during this busy time, it can be easy to focus more on your own success. As a leader in your chapter, it can be difficult to help everyone reach success, but focusing on a se ...