May 2018 Michigan DECA Update
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May 2018 Edition

Thank you for your help insuring a successful year for Michigan DECA!

Michigan DECA is 84 members short of the 8,500 members needed to maintain 6 competitors in each Principles, Series and TDM event at next year’s ICDC.  We would like to encourage you to double check your class lists to see if there could be any students that did not have their memberships submitted to DECA, or if any school administrator, counselor or advisory board members could be added to your roster.  All memberships, student, professional and alumni will count towards our membership.  The membership needs to be submitted AND PAID by June 15 so we can know if we reach the 8,500 by the end of the year.

International Conference

Michigan had one of our best showings at the International Conference.  The winner’s list and some photos have been posted to the website:

ICDC Competitive Events Transcripts
Transcripts are now available, and DECA has made them easy for everyone to access their appropriate files. Please take a look at the below article, which explains how advisors can access them through the membership portal:

Certified Guest Services Professional Certification
DECA members who scored a 70% above on the hospitality cluster exam at ICDC and/or at your association conference (if you provided scores) can order this certification through their chapter advisor. Details and instructions are posted here:

Call for Self-Nominations

We are looking for individuals to serve on Michigan DECA’s Advisor Council and Planning and Budget Committees.  Each District has two classroom teachers on the Advisors’ council and we have one opening Planning and Budget Committee.  Please email me if you are interested in having your name added to either list.  If there are more than two submitted for each position, then we will have an election. 
  • The Advisors’ Council can be thought of as the Management Team for Michigan DECA.  The Council reviews policy and makes decisions ranging from Membership and Conference Management to Competitive Events and State Officers.  To be eligible, an individual must be a chapter advisor, attended the last two state conferences as a chapter advisor, and each school district is limited to one person.  Members meet three times year and help by coordinating an event at the state conference.  
If you are interested in serving on the Advisor Council, please check your calendar to make sure that you can be available for the following meetings:
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at MSU
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at MSU
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in Detroit
  • Friday, February 22, 2019 8:30am to Noon (Optional Work Session) in Detroit
The Budget and Planning Committee reviews our financial operation and sets the budget for the year.  The committee meets in August and February only.  To be eligible, a current advisor must have served on either the Advisors’ Council or the MME Board of Directors for at least two years.

Please email me by May 31, 2018 to let me know if you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot for your district.  We will have an election for any district that has three or more people interesting in serving on the council.

Central Region Leadership Conference

Mark your calendars to attend CRLC in Detroit on November 16-18, 2018!  The conference will be in place of our annual State Leadership Conference, and because of the increased participation from the other state associations, we will have an expanded offering of activities.  Several companies have already signed on to assist with the presentations and tours for our members. 
We are looking for individuals to serve on the planning committee, which will meet on July 18, 2018 in Detroit.  Please email if you are interested in assisting with the conference planning.

2018-2019 Tentative Calendar

A calendar of known dates for next year has been posted to our website.  It will be updated as dates are confirmed over the summer.

Michigan Marketing Education Recognition Awards

The Michigan Marketing Educators invites you to recognize a colleague for one of our service awards.  The Michigan Marketing Educators Awards program is a way to recognize deserving teachers for their contributions to their school and to the profession.  Any MME member can nominate individuals for the awards listed below.  The deadline for the Nomination Form is May 31, 2018, and can be found at:
  • The Dr. Louis R. Graziano Educator of the Year Award is for teachers have taught more than five years.
  • The Dr. Jack T. Humbert Outstanding New Marketing Educator award is for individuals that have taught marketing education for three to five years.
  • The Michigan Marketing Education Award of Merit is for business persons or firms who have contributed to the advancement of Marketing Education and/or DECA. 

Have a great summer!

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