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September 2018 Michigan DECA Update
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September 2018 Edition

The school year has started and we are Ready for It!  


The Michigan DECA Guides have been taken to our mail room, the fall edition of Spotlight on DECA has arrived and is in the process of being mailed out, and we are gearing up to host the Central Region Leadership Conference in Detroit!
 
The 2018-2019 Michigan DECA Guide was dropped off at the university mail room.  You should be receiving your copy next week.   It has also been posted to our website at http://mideca.org/teachers/docs.  Please contact me (dwait@emich.edu) if you do not receive yours by September 14th.
 
The National DECA Guide was mailed to all chapters over the summer. Please contact me (dwait@emich.edu) if you did not receive yours.
 
Membership Kit – DECA is not sending a membership kit this year.  In its place they have posted the membership video on their website, and they will mail the other materials with their monthly chapter packets.  They will also send weekly updates each Tuesday via DECA Direct Online.
 
Membership rosters and payments are due October 31. – The state and national fees are $17.00 per person and your payment is to be sent directly to National DECA

Conferences  


The Michigan Marketing Educators Annual Fall Conference – will be October 25 & 26, at  the Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant.  The registration Deadline is October 5.  Complete registration information can be found at http://www.mmeconnect.org.
 
Central Region Leadership Conference – we are excited to be hosting the conference in Detroit on November 16-18, 2018 for the states in the Central Region of DECA.  The registration fee for Michigan Chapters is only $75.00 per person. 
 
If you have not attended the Central Region Leadership Conference before, you will not want to miss it, since it draws more people than our regular State Leadership Conference.  Because we have a larger attendance, we can provide more workshops, resources, and activities than we can for our own conference.  The conference will have over 25 DECA and Leadership Development workshops and 22 workshops presented by leaders in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.  The conference will also have mock competition activities for our members.  The conference will be attended by almost 1,500 participants from the 12 other Chartered Associations. More information is in the Michigan DECA Guide, and has been posted on our website.  The registration forms have also been posted to our website.  The registration Deadline is October 19, 2018.  We look forward to seeing you there!
  
State Leadership Conference – will not be held this year since we will be hosting the Central Region Leadership Conference. 
 
 

Other Updates  

 
DECA Advisor Information Form – This important form is being mailed separately from the Michigan DECA Guide so it would not be lost with the other items in the back to school mailing.  Please take a minute to review, update and return it when it is received so we can make sure that you receive every mailing and update through the entire year.
 
Membership Incentive for the District Conference   We have increased the financial assistance to $500.00 for chapters that are able to increase their membership by 5 members AND register 5 more members to compete at the District conference than last year.  100% membership chapters are also eligible if they have five or more professional members, in addition to the chapter advisor(s).  Additional information is in the Michigan DECA Guide.

Important Changes Taking Place This Year  


We have quite a few items being updated this year.  We'll address the complete list in detail in future emails.  Our website will be updated fully over the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime, you might want to look at:

Have a great year!

 
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