Wilmot DECA Has Warm Hearts for Polar Plunge!

Lauren Christensen │Wilmot High School DECA│Chapter President On February 3rd, Wilmot DECA members had cold toes, but warm hearts as they took the plunge for a worthwhile cause. The Special Olympics supports mentally and physically handicapped athletes to learn and compete in their designated sports. The Polar Plunge is an event to help the Special Olympic athletes by having supporters  jumping or running into the frozen cold waters. The main goal is to fundraise as much money as possib ...

Appleton East DECA Tips on Staying Connected

Emilei Klapka │ Appleton East Networking and Communicating - DECA Tips Appleton East DECA prides itself on staying connected as a community. Without our members, it is no secret that our chapter would not be as successful as we are today. Members, parents, and the officer team play a key role in the continued success of the chapter and forming of our multiple business partnerships. With the continued dedication from all three of these sources, our network has grown as big and strong as it ...

Sun Prairie DECA’s Best Community Service Events

Erin McNaughton │Sun Prairie DECA │VP of Community Service Sun Praire DECA's Best Community Service Events Sun Prairie DECA has been busy the past couple of months! This past fall, we held our annual Trick-Or-Can, Soup With Santa, and coming up we have our annual Mr. Sun Prairie event. It has been a blur of planning the past few months, as you could imagine! Trick-Or-Can was a huge success. We had over 100 members participating and collected over 10,000 items for our local food pantry, ...

Neenah DECA’s Holds First MDA Miracle Minute!

Emma McLaughlin │ Neenah DECA │ VP of Leadership Development/Brand Management   Neenah Hosts First Miracle Minute for MDA   For the first time ever, Neenah decided to host a miracle minute at a boys varsity basketball game on January 6th, 2018. We were planning on raising money for MDA for a couple months, but couldn’t find a game where we thought there would be a lot of traffic. Thankfully we found a date against one of the biggest teams in our league and we were correct ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arrowhead DECA Creates Awareness Strategies for Community Service Events

Abby Fickel│Arrowhead DECA   Raising Awareness for Community Service Events   One of the most crucial things in planning a community service event is raising awareness about the event. Even if you plan an incredible event, you cannot be successful without participants. There are countless ways to market community service events, although some are more successful than others. Arrowhead DECA used many different strategies during our preparation for Hawkfest, a huge, communi ...

DeForest DECA’s Guide to Planning a Haunted House

Emily Chermak │DeForest DECA │President DeForest DECA’s Haunted House for MDA   This year marked the third annual DeForest DECA Haunted House for MDA, and we are proud to say that it was a bigger success than ever before! Planning for this large event starts during the summer months.The leadership of DeForest DECA gets together to lay out a list of potential themes, sponsors, and potential changes. We find it very helpful to establish a committee of members who are dedic ...

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