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Section 3

KENTUCKY

TRADITIONS

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HISTORY OF THE

KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA



    1. Kentucky was the first state to meet the qualifications for a state charter; received State Association Number 1, dated November, 1945, with 88 charter chapters. National dues were $.10 per member.




    1. First year after organization with 122 chapters and 4,231 members.




  1. Honorary memberships were originated.

1946-47 Kentucky had its first national officer and was host to the sub-

regional meeting at Murray State College in the spring of 1957.


  1. The Honor Roll Plan for recognizing chapter achievements was implemented. Eleven chapters were recognized.




  1. A Kentucky delegation attended the first national meeting in Kansas City, MO.

The first State Degrees were awarded to eighteen girls.




  1. The Scholarship Project was begun. Two scholarships of $125 each were presented.

1954 The first FHA Leadership Training Conference was held in Hardinsburg, KY. Prior to that year, Future Homemakers participated in a campaign to help raise funds for the Future Farmers of America Leadership Camp.


1955 The first Decade of Service Awards were presented to advisers.


    1. Kentucky changed from 11 to14 districts and sponsored a flood relief fund for families in Eastern Kentucky.

1961 The rating of chapter scrapbooks was discontinued and the scrapbook changed to a log.


1963 First Youth Power Conference held (later called Foodarama).
National dues increased from $.10 to $.25 per member.
1965-66 The Future Homemakers of America became of age as the 21st year was celebrated. A new National Program of Work was introduced giving emphasis to the projects: “Jobs, Careers and You” and “Morals and Manners Matter.”
1966 FHA (Future Homemakers of America) and NHA (New Homemakers of America) merged.
1967 State meeting held at Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY, and Miss Mildred Reel, national adviser, attended the meeting.
1969 In February, Miss Mary Bell Vaughan became state director of home economics and appointed Mrs. Agnes Foster as Kentucky State Adviser.
1969 Rhonda Wall and her adviser, Miss Leila Hammons of the Memorial Chapter, helped present a new program of work at the national meeting. Mrs. Agnes Foster served on the National Advisory Board from 1969-1972 and served as chair of the board in 1970-71.
1970 Kentucky celebrated the silver anniversary of FHA and a gift of silver appointments was presented to the association by Miss Mary Bell Vaughan and Miss Mary Lois Williamson. This included nine silver candlesticks and one silver Paul Revere bowl to be used at all state meetings and chapter and regional meetings of the state president.
1971 A separate HERO emblem was approved by the National Advisory Board.
Encounter replaced the degree program at the national level. A special workshop for advisers was held at Western Kentucky University to develop the bulletin – “The Better Way-Home Economics-FHA,” to emphasize FHA as an integral part of the home economics program.
1973 Kentucky changed from 12 districts to 13 regions. At the national level, Program IMPACT was introduced replacing the more traditional program of work.
1974-75 Boys began joining FHA and Kentucky’s roster included 178 males.
1975 The state meeting was held in April instead of June at the Galt House in Louisville.
1976 A special workshop involving city teachers and advisers from each region met, and the bulletin “New Directions for Future Homemakers” was developed to give more help to advisers.
1977 The National Executive Council and the National Board of Directors changed the FHA and HERO emblems to create one emblem with FHA and HERO in the center instead of the house and hands.
Kentucky had a team of youth and adults attend a workshop in Washington, DC. The purpose of the workshop was to help Kentucky prepare for the cooperative project with the March of Dimes on “Healthy Babies-Chance or Choice.”
It is recorded that this year the first male attended the state meeting.
1978 Three boys from Mason County High School received the State Homemaker Degree at the state meeting.
1978-79 National dues increased form $1 to $2; state dues from 20 cents to 40 cents and regional dues from 5 cents to 10 cents.
1979 The first male officer from Bullitt County Area Vocational Center attended leadership conference.
1980 Kentucky had its first male, Craig Woods from Bullitt County Area Center, to attend national meeting. He was also elected a national HERO representative.
1981 In the spring, Region 9-10 was divided, and Kentucky had 14 FHA/HERO regions.
1983 National dues increased from $2 to $4 per member. Mrs. Helen Shyrock was named State Adviser replacing Mrs. Agnes Foster, who retired.
1984 STAR Events were started in Kentucky under the direction of Mrs. Shyrock. There were nine events the first year. National bylaws were amended to provide for alumni/associates membership.


  1. Mrs. Jeanette Downey was appointed State Adviser.

1986 Changes were made in the creed, to include the line, “We are

members of FHA and HERO chapters.”
1987 Martha Layne Collins, Governor of Kentucky, received the

Alumni Achievement Award at the national meeting.


1988 Kentucky hosted its first cluster meeting in Louisville.
1989 The State Advisory Board voted to increase the Vaughan-

Williamson Scholarship to $1,200; the FHA/HERO Scholarships

to $1,000, and added an Agnes Foster Scholarship in the amount

of $1,200 to be given annually to a student continuing to major in

home economics. Chapters could bring as many members as

they desired to the state meeting.


Mrs. Ginny Ellington was appointed the fifth State Adviser. She was the first

State Adviser to have been a member of FHA in high school.


1989 Miss Mary Belle Vaughan, State Adviser from 1944-1969, died on

September 19. State officers wore official dress and attended the

visitation.
1990 A major bylaws revision changed names and duties of some

offices. Those changes created a vice president for programs,

vice president for achievement, vice president for STAR Events,

and an activity leader. The vice president for programs was designated

to be in charge of the Honor Roll and the treasurer became responsible for

the Scholarship Project.


1991 Bylaws were revised by adding two additional members

to the advisory board – a representative from business and industry

and a representative from the Alumni/Associates Executive Council.
Miss Jewell Deene Ellis, state director of home economics, was

awarded the National Distinguished Service Award at the national

meeting in Washington, D.C.
1992 Changes were made in criteria for Junior, Chapter and State

Degrees. Bylaws changes included a chapter conferring no more

than two honorary memberships per year instead of one.
Chris Colburn, Spencer County Chapter, was the first male

to be elected a state officer.


1993 Bylaws changes included allowing a chapter to run an officer

candidate every year.


Alan Rains, National FHA/HERO Executive Director, attended the

state meeting.


1993-94 National dues increased from $4 to $5 per member.
1994 Two males were elected to state offices: Charles Tichenor,

Spencer County Chapter and Duan Wright, Greenwood Chapter

(the first African-American male to serve as a state officer).
Kentucky received a record number of gold medals (42) at national

meeting for STAR Events. Twenty-seven (27) of those were

awarded to the Fleming County Chapter-- the most any chapter in

the nation received.


1995 Name of “home economics” changed to “family and consumer

sciences,” thus making it necessary to change the name in bylaws and

other materials.

1996 Kentucky changed their bylaws to reflect the name change of the profession to “family

and consumer sciences.”
National dues increased to $1 making the total $6 per member.
Mrs. Agnes Foster, former State Adviser, was presented national

honorary membership and Karen Caldwell, former state president, was

presented the National Alumni Achievement Award in St. Louis, MO.
1997 Mrs. Ginny Ellington, State Adviser, served as chair of the National State Advisers’ Coordinating Committee, and as assistant lead coordinator for national STAR Events.
Kentucky received a record 71 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 4 bronze medals at the national meeting in San Diego, CA.
1998 Dues were increased from 40 cents to $1.75 for state, and from 10 cents to 25 cents

for regional.


Mrs. Ginny Ellington, State Adviser, served as lead coordinator for national

STAR Events in New Orleans, LA.


Amelia Brown, Monroe County Chapter, was chosen to serve on the national Teen Times Editorial Board.
Mrs. Mary Ann Fourquarean, instructional supervisor for Trigg County Schools, was selected as the National Outstanding Administrator.
1999 Dues were increased at the national level to $8.
The Mitch McConnell/Hal Rogers Juvenile Anti-Violence Award was instituted to be given annually. Heath High School, the first recipient of the award, was the home of Missy Jenkins, Chapter FHA President, who was paralyzed in a tragic shooting in her school that left three of her classmates dead.
Amelia Brown, Monroe County Chapter, was named Kentucky’s juvenile

anti-violence chair. She and Mrs. Ginny Ellington. State Adviser, as well

as former state and national officer, Beth Middleton, served on a Blue

Ribbon Panel, for the National Juvenile Anti-Violence Project – “STOP the

Violence.”
Future Homemakers of America changed its name to Family, Career and

Community Leaders of America at the national meeting in Boston, MA. Kentucky

voted for the change.
Mrs. Debbie Tankersley, former adviser to the Spencer County Chapter, was named

Co-State FHA Adviser; Mrs. Ginny Ellington became the State FCS Director and chair of the FHA Advisory Board.


2000 Kentucky voted to change the name of FHA to Family, Career and Com-

munity Leaders of America to reflect the national name change.


Mrs. Debbie Tankersley was appointed the sixth State Adviser for Kentucky.
Mr. Lee Wilson, Lyon County Chapter, was elected national president. This

was Kentucky’s first national president.

2001-2004 Mrs. Ginny Ellington, former State Adviser, was elected to serve on the

National Board of Directors for a three-year term, and served as chair-elect

the first year.
2002-2003 Mrs. Ginny Ellington chaired the National Board of Directors.
2003 Upon Mrs. Ellington’s retirement in August, the “Ginny Ellington FCCLA Scholarship” was introduced at leadership camp by the officers. The scholarship recipient must major in FCS

education in a Kentucky college or university, and the recipient may renew the

scholarship each year for three years (total of four years) if certain criteria

is met. The scholarship is in the amount of $1,100 each year.


Miss Reeca Carver, former adviser of the Caverna Chapter, became the seventh State Adviser for Kentucky. Mrs. Debbie Tankersley became the State FCS Director and chair of the FCCLA State Advisory Board.
2004 Mrs. Ginny Ellington received the National Distinguished Service Award at

the national meeting in Chicago, IL.

The Honorable Hal Rogers received the National Honorary Membership Award at the national meeting in Chicago, IL.
FCCLA took part in an annual “Unite to Read” program across the state with the other career and technical student organizations.
The amount of the Vaughan-Williamson Scholarship was increased from $1,200

to $2,000.


The Sew Trendy Project was added as a new STAR Event.
2007 National dues were increased to $9 per member.
New STAR Events included: Fashion Design, Financial Planning, Interior Design, and Recycle and Redesign.


  1. National FCCLA, Inc. announced the inclusion of two new STAR Events: Promote and Publicize FCCLA and Teach and Train. In addition, the Financial Planning event will be changed to Life Event Planning. Categories of events will be changed from Junior, Senior and Occupational to Foundational, Leadership and Career Preparation.

Miss Jewell Deene Ellis, former chair of the FHA State Advisory Board, retired as Programs Branch Manager from the Division of Career and Technical Education.


Mrs. Debbie Tankersley became the new Programs Branch Manager.
Mrs. RaAnn Miller of Livingston Central High School became the State FCS Director with responsibilities as chair of the State Advisory Board.
2010 Mrs. RaAnn Miller went back to the classroom as a teacher at Jessamine County Career and

Technical Center. Mrs. Leslie Slaughter of Spencer County became the State FCS Director with responsibilities as chair of the State Advisory Board.


2011 Mrs. Debbie Tankersley retired and Ms. Laura Arnold became the new Branch Manager for College and Career Readiness.

State dues increased to $3.00 per member. New STAR Event included Leadership.



Kentucky State Advisers
Miss Mary Belle Vaughan 1945-1969

Mrs. Agnes Foster 1969-1983

Mrs. Helen K. Shyrock 1983-1985

Mrs. Jeanette Downey 1985-1989

Mrs. Ginny Ellington 1989-2000

Mrs. Debbie Tankersley 2000-2004

Miss Reeca Carver 2004-present
Kentucky Representatives on National Board of Directors
Mrs. Agnes Foster – three-year term, 1969-72, Chair, 1970-71

Dr. Sandra Miller – three-year term, Secretary-1996-99

Mrs. Ginny Ellington – three year term, 2001-2004, Chair 2002-04

Mrs. Leslie Watkins -


National Officers from Kentucky
Chairman of Public Relations, Sarah Booher, Auburn Chapter, 1946-47

Vice President of Recreation, Barbara Glass, Wilmore Chapter, 1952-53

Secretary, Carolyn Poindexter, Christian County, 1959-60

Vice President, Sharon Hatfield, Belfry Chapter, 1963-64

Vice President of National Projects, Susan Warren, Henderson Chapter, 1967-68

National Officer, Craig Woods, Bullitt Co. AVEC Chapter, 1980-81

National Officer, Susan Warren, Webster County Chapter, 1984-85

National Officer, Jennifer Peyton, Caverna Chapter, 1986-97

Vice President, Beth Ann Campbell, Fleming Co. Chapter, 1988-89

National Officer, Robin Wheeldon, Pulaski Co. Chapter, 1992-93

National Officer, Kelly M itchell, Caldwell Co. Chapter, 1990-91

Secretary, Amanda Haynes, Hickman County Chapter, 1990-91

Vice President for Individual Programs, Neila Susan Lawson, Caverna Chapter,

1996-97


Vice President for Public Relations, Jane Ashley Pace, Campbellsville Chapter,

1996-97


Vice President for Individual Programs, Beth Middleton, Ballard Co. Chapter,

1997-98


President, Lee Wilson, Lyon County Chapter, 2000-2001

Vice President for Finance, Alli Grant, Mercer County Chapter, 2009-2010



Kentucky Persons Who Have Received National Honorary Membership
Miss Mary Belle Vaughan, 1953

Miss Mary Lois Williamson, 1956

Congressman William Natcher, 1964

Congressman Carl Perkins, 1983

Mrs. Agnes Foster, 1996

Congressman Hal Rogers, 2004


National Distinguished Service Award
Mrs. Agnes Foster, 1978

Miss Jewell Deene Ellis, 1991

Mrs. Ginny Ellington, 2004
National Alumni/Achievement Awards
Martha Layne Collins, Governor of Kentucky, 1987

Karen Caldwell, Attorney and Judge, 1996


National Outstanding Administrator Awards
Mrs. Karen Delaney, Assistant Principal, Pendleton County HS, 2003
Service Projects

Kentucky chapters have participated in a variety of meaningful service projects sponsored by the national organization including:


School Relief for Flood Victims in 1956 and again in 1976

Friendship in Korea

Clean-Up, Don’t Litter-Up

Civil Defense is a Family Affair

UN Projects

You and Your Values

Marriage Calls for Preparation Children’s Miracle Network

Give a Hoot—Don’t Pollute Relay for Life

Healthy Babies—Chance or Choice Feed the Children

Family Connection-Which Direction Improving the Environment

Healthy Lifestyles Safety First

Career Lifestyles Hurricane Katrina Aid

Special Awareness Beading to Beat Autism


HISTORY OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT


The Scholarship Project began in 1949, four years after Kentucky met the qualifications for a state charter for Future Homemakers of America and received State Association Charter Number 1, dated November, 1945. The Scholarship Project was financed by voluntary contributions from local chapters and individuals. The first two scholarships awarded were $125 each.


Each year as the number of chapters grew, the number of scholarships grew. In 1962, when the amount of each scholarship was increased to $200, twenty scholarships were awarded. The following year, each scholarship increased to $250 and eighteen were awarded.
In 1967 the amount of each scholarship was increased to $300. That year, there were twenty recipients.
At the state meeting in 1972, the Vaughan-Williamson Scholarship was given. The scholarship was established in honor of Miss Mary Bell Vaughan and Miss Mary Lois Williamson. Miss Vaughan was the state adviser from 1945-1969 and chairperson of the State Advisory Board from 1969-1972. Miss Mary Lois Williamson was chairperson of the State Advisory Board from 1945-1969.
In 1975, the Vaughan-Williamson Scholarship increased to $500, while the others awarded were increased to $400 each.
In 1980, scholarships increased to $500 each, with the Vaughan-Williamson being $600.
In 1989, scholarships increased to $1000, and the Vaughan-Williamson Scholarship increased to $1200.
In 1989, the Agnes Foster Scholarship was established in the amount of $1200. It is awarded to a student who has received an FCCLA scholarship or is an alternate and who is continuing to work toward a major in FCS.
In 2003, the Ginny Ellington Scholarship was established in the amount of $1100. It is a renewable scholarship (up to 4 years total) and is given to a member who is majoring in family and consumer science education in a Kentucky college or university.
In 2007, the Vaughan-Williamson Scholarship increased to $2000.


REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS

Members who meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply for a scholarship:


►Plans to pursue a degree in family and consumer sciences in a Kentucky college or university.

►Is an active FCCLA member and is well informed about the organization.

►Has a scholarship standing of at least “B” (3.0 GPA) for the four years of high school.

►Possesses desired personal qualities: neat appearance, punctual, poise, self-control, well-mannered, and dependable.

►Has made outstanding contributions to FCCLA.

►Has shown leadership in school and community.

►Makes application to the state adviser by required date.

Ceremonies have always been an important part of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and until recent years were very uniform from the national level. There have been many changes at the national and state levels. If ceremonies are not meaningful to members, they do not have to be used.



OPENING CEREMONY

President RAPS GAVEL ONCE
PRESIDENT:Members, please stand.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; our mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education.”
OFFICERS: “Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.”
MEMBERS: “As we work toward the accomplishment of our goals, we learn cooperation, take responsibility, develop leadership, and give service.”
PRESIDENT: “The ________Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is now in session. You may be seated.”

CLOSING CEROMONY

PRESIDENT:

GIVES RAP WITH THE GAVEL SIGNIFYING MEMBERS TO STAND
“Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, we are challenged to accept the responsibility of making today’s decisions that affect our lives and the world in which we live. Let us repeat our creed:
We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; we face the future with warm courage and high hope.
For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values. For we are builders of homes, homes for America’s future, homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair. Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams.
We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; we face the future with warm courage and high hope.
The ______________Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is now adjourned.”


INITIATION SERVICE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA
Members should be initiated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America by the use of the initiation service given in this section (or an adaptation of it). A local chapter should determine the number of times it will initiate new members during the year. A good plan for most chapters to follow is to hold an initiation service once a year or once each semester. If an initiation service is held too frequently, members tire of it and it becomes less effective.
Participants in the initiation service should know their parts from memory in order to make the service as impressive as possible. Every effort should be made to hold the initiation in attractive surroundings and to carry out the initiation service as it is planned.
Pre-Initiation
Plans should be made so that students eligible for membership in FCCLA may have an opportunity to gain some information about the organization and an understanding of some of the responsibilities and privileges of the members. This may be accomplished by members working with those eligible for membership. Some ways in which they may work are:


  1. A unit on FCCLA may be taught.

  2. Invite students eligible for membership to a meeting. At this meeting, the emblematic service may be used, and the officers or committee chairperson may tell about some of the chapter activities for which they are responsible, etc.

  3. The officers, advisers, alumni and members who graduated a year or two ago, or others may explain the FCCLA organization to prospective members in class.

  4. A question box may be placed in the family and consumer sciences department where prospective members may drop their questions relative to the organization. These questions may form the basis for a program for prospective members.

  5. Classes may be organized on a class or section basis.


Arrangements


  1. Eight white candles, representing the purposes of the organization, are placed on the table covered in white. One red candle is placed in the center of the table in front of the row of white candles.

  2. The red candle, representing the light of family and consumer sciences, should be lighted as the ceremony begins and all other lights dimmed.

  3. An arrangement of red roses may be placed in the center of the table, with the emblem, motto, and colors used in decorating the room.

  4. A small tray of logos (ribbons, pins, or paper replicas of the pins) are placed at the left of the table.

  5. If desired, soft music may be played while officers take their positions. The music may continue during the ceremony. It should not be distracting.

  6. Officers take their positions as follows: The president is standing behind the table, at the right are the vice president of programs and the first vice president; at the left, the vice president of finance and the vice president of membership. The other officers stand to the right and left of the conferring officers forming a semi-circle.

  7. Eight members of the organization serve as guides for the incoming members, and stand four to the right of the table, four to the left. Each guide represents one of the eight purposes of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and should be prepared to repeat one of the purposes from memory.


Ceremony
President: “The ____________________Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is now in session to initiate new members. You may be seated (all seated except officers and guides).”
VP of

Programs: “Will the guides please bring the candidates forward? “ (the eight guides bring the candidates forward; or the candidates may be seated in the front rows and be asked simply to stand).

or

“Will the candidates please stand?”



The guides return to their original places in front. According to the size of the group and room, candidates may stand in front of seats until after the pledge.
(Each guide moves forward, lights one candle, and gives a purpose and returns to their position.)
Guide 1: “This candle is a symbol of our first purpose – to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.”
Guide 2: “This candle is a symbol of our second purpose – to strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society.”
Guide 3: “This candle is a symbol of our third purpose – to encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.”
Guide 4: “This candle is a symbol of our fourth purpose – to encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.”
Guide 5: “This candle is a symbol of our fifth purpose – to promote greater understanding between youth and adults.”
Guide 6: “This candle is a symbol of our sixth purpose – to provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.”
Guide 7: “This candle is a symbol of our seventh purpose – to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society.”
Guide 8: “This candle is a symbol of our eighth purpose – to promote family and consumer sciences and related occupations.”
President: “Will the Vice president for STAR Events repeat the creed of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and explain the significance of the logo?”
VP of STAR

Events: (Repeats the creed and explains the logo).


President: “As chapter members, are you willing to devote some of your time and effort to the purposes, which your guides have just repeated? (Members answer, “I am.”) Are you familiar with the contents of the bylaws? Are you willing to abide by the regulations? (Members say, “yes.”) Are the candidates eligible for membership?”
First Vice

President: “Yes, Madam or Mr. President, each of the candidates has fulfilled the requirements for membership in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.”


President: “To carry on the program of work for our national, state, and regional organizations and for the _________________________Chapter, each member generally pays membership dues. Will the vice president for finance, please report that each candidate has fulfilled this requirement?”
VP of

Finance: “The record is complete for each candidate.”


President: (Comes to the front of the table and picks up the logo.) “You are entitled to wear this logo of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. It should remind you of our purposes as you work and play in your home, chapter, school, and community. Will each member come forward to receive the emblem as the vice president for membership calls your name.”
VP of

Membership: (Calls the name of each candidate)


First Vice

President: (Comes to the front of the table and gives the president the logos. The president then attaches the symbol over the heart of each candidate.)


President: “As president, it is my privilege to welcome you as members of the _______________Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.”

CEREMONY FOR CONFERRING DEGREES OF ACHIEVEMENT

Arrangements


  1. Table behind which stands the conferring officers—the president is standing in the center with the vice-president of achievement to his/her right and the first vice president to his/her left. All other officers sit in a semi-circle behind the conferring officers.

  2. Eight white candles are on the table—these represent the purposes of the organization. One red candle in front of these represents the light of the organization. The candles are lit right before the ceremony begins by the president.

  3. The flower, logo and colors of the organization are used in decorating the room.

  4. An arrangement of red roses can be in the center of the table.

  5. Soft music may be played during the ceremony. It should not be distracting.

  6. Officers and candidates may wear the colors of FCCLA.

(Conferring officers remain standing throughout the ceremony.)


President: (Raps gavel once.) “The _____________________Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is now in session to confer degrees of achievement upon some of its members. As all of you know, there are certain minimum qualifications, which must be met before candidates are entitled to a degree. Will the vice-president of achievement please read the qualifications for the ______________ (Junior or Chapter) Degree?”
(Vice president of achievement reads qualifications)
VP of

Achievement:

(Junior Degree) “A member receives this degree by selected personal goals and shows growth in each of the four categories of self improvement, family member, basic FCCLA information and chapter responsibility. In addition to fulfilling these qualifications, a member must belong to a local affiliated chapter one semester and must be a member of a family and consumer sciences class one semester.”
(Chapter Degree) “A member receives the Chapter Degree by selecting one personal goal and shows growth in at least four of the five categories of family, chapter/school, community or careers. In addition to fulfilling these qualifications, a member must have held the Junior Degree for at least one year before conferring the Chapter Degree.”
President: “Which members have met the qualifications for the ____________Degree?”
First VP: “Madam or Mr. President, I wish to submit the names of the following members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America who have, in the opinion of the Achievement Committee, met the requirements for the _________________Degree. Will the candidates stand and come forward as your name is called?”
(First Vice president calls each name separately and the president presents the certificate and symbol to each. The vice president of achievement may assist the president in presentation of the symbol.)
President: “In recognition of your achievement, I confer upon you the_____________ Degree.”
(When conferring Junior Degree) “The key you have received is symbolic of the opportunity to attain a more satisfying home life and successful future through participation in the program of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.”
(When conferring Chapter Degree) “The scroll you have received is symbolic of the learning experience provided for the varied activities of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.”

This ceremony can be adapted and changed to use for the Power of One recognition.

CEREMONY FOR CONFERRING CHAPTER HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IN

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA

Honorary membership may be awarded to any adult who has helped to advance the family and consumer sciences program and/or rendered outstanding service to FCCLA by advancing its purposes. The awarding of honorary membership shall be limited to two for a chapter in any one year. Honorary members are entitled to wear the regular FCCLA pin. Chapter honorary members are awarded the Chapter Degree.


Arrangements:


  1. Table behind which sit the conferring officers – president and first vice president – all other officers seated to the right and left of the conferring officers (forming a semi-circle).

  2. If a longer ceremony is desired, the other eight officers may light a candle and present one of the purposes (found in the initiation of new members’ ceremony).

  3. Eight white candles are on the table – these represent the purposes of the organization. One red candle in front of these represents the light of family and consumer sciences. Candles should be lighted before the ceremony begins if the officers do not light them (see No. 2 above).

  4. The flower, logo and colors of the organization are used in decorating the room.

  5. Soft music may be played during the ceremony. Music should not be distracting.

  6. Pin should be placed near the center front of the table (a plaque or certificate may be presented instead of pin or in addition to pins if desired.)

(President rises – then all other officers rise. President and first vice president go to the center back of the table.)


President: “The purpose of this ceremony is to confer honorary membership in the ______________________Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Will the first vice president please read the name(s) and the resume of the services of the one(s) who have been chosen to receive honorary membership in the _______________Chapter.”
First VP: “Will__________________please come forward?” (if there are two, call both names). (After the person(s) arrive at the table, a resume is read of the services he/she has given. (While the first vice president is reading, the president pins the honorary membership pin on the recipient. If a man is the recipient, the president hands him a plaque, certificate and if desired, attaches a pin on his lapel.)
President: “Honorary membership in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is awarded only to those who have helped to advance the family and consumer sciences program or who have rendered outstanding service to FCCLA by advancing its purposes. Because of your contributions, we express our deep appreciation by conferring upon you honorary membership in the __________________________Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and to present you with our pin, which signifies membership in our organization. We also confer upon you the Chapter Degree and present you with a Chapter Degree certificate for this degree.”
(President gives recipient an opportunity to respond briefly to the presentation.)
President: “We have bestowed upon you our highest honor, and hope our achievements will always be such that you will be proud of being an honorary member of the _________________________Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.”

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA

INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR INSTALLING CHAPTER OFFICERS
(Same ceremony is used for regional and state installation ceremonies with changes in some wording)
PRESIDENT:

“The ________________________Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is in session to install its officers and to explain to them the duties they are about to assume.


LIGHTS RED CANDLE
We have before us the light of family and consumer sciences – a light which radiates throughout the world. This is the light of our ideals exemplified through our purposes, which enables us to make our home, community, and nation a happier place in which to live.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE:

LIGHTS THE FIRST CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our first purpose – to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF PARLIAMENTARY LAW:

LIGHTS THE SECOND CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our second purpose – to strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP:

LIGHTS THE THIRD CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our third purpose – to encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS:

LIGHTS THE FOURTH CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our fourth purpose – to encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE:

LIGHTS THE FIFTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our fifth purpose – to promote greater understanding between youth and adults.”


VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS:

LIGHTS THE SIXTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our sixth purpose – to provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF PEER EDUCATION:

LIGHTS THE SEVENTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our seventh purpose – to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society.”
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT:

LIGHTS EIGHTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our eighth purpose – to promote family and consumer sciences and related occupations.”
PRESIDENT:

“Will each officer-elect please step forward as your name is called and remain standing until after repeating the pledge of office?


President

First Vice President

VP of Parliamentary Law

VP of Finance

VP of Individual Programs

VP of Membership

VP of STAR Events

VP of Peer Education

VP of Public Relations

VP of Community Service


PRESIDENT:

Will the president-elect please come forward? The office of president is one of great responsibility because the success of the organization depends, to a great extent, on the attitude and skills of the presiding officer. You will want to be pleasant, firm, impartial, considerate and a real friend to every member of the organization.


, as president of the ___________________Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, your duties as stated in the bylaws are to preside over chapter meetings and meetings of the chapter Executive Council, appoint all chapter committees, serve as ex-officio of each, and serve on the chapter Advisory Board.”
PRESIDENT TAKES ROSE FROM BOWL AND GIVES TO PRESIDENT-ELECT. PRESIDENT-ELECT RETURNS TO ORIGINAL POSITION.

PRESIDENT:

“Will the installing officers explain the duties of their office to their corresponding officer-elect?”


VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE:

, your duties as vice president of community service are to provide leadership in planning and implementing the organization’s community service programs, to encourage and evaluate the official applications for the community service awards, and to serve as chairperson of the Community Service Committee.”
GIVES VP OF COMMUNITY SERVICE A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE:

, your duties as vice president of finance are to provide leadership by promoting the State Scholarship Project, serve as a member of the chapter Advisory Board, attend scholarship committee meetings, be knowledgeable about the finances of the Association, have knowledge of fundraising, and serve as chairperson of the Scholarship Committee.”
GIVES VP OF FINANCE A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF PARLAMENTARY LAW:

, your duties as vice president of parliamentary law are to provide leadership in assuring that the business sessions for the chapter and meetings of the chapter Executive Council are conducted in accordance with acceptable parliamentary law. You must have the following items on hand for business meetings: (1) bylaws, (2) Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, (3) motion cards. You will need to keep the bylaws up-to-date and serve as chairperson of the Bylaws Committee.”
GIVES VP OF PARLIMENTARY LAW A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS:

, your duties as vice president of individual programs are to provide leadership in planning and implementing programs for individual development , including degrees, Power of One, and Step One. You will be responsible for the individual recognition at the chapter meeting and will serve as chairperson of the Achievement Committee.”
GIVES VP OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP:

, your duties as vice president of membership are to provide leadership in planning and implementing programs for membership promotion and development, including Honor Roll, and to serve as chairperson of the Membership Committee.”
GIVES VP OF MEMBERSHIP A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES


VICE PRESIDENT OF PEER EDUCATION:

, your duties as vice president of peer education are to provide leadership in planning and implementing FCCLA Peer Education programs, plan and implement the program of work for the chapter and serve as the chairperson of the Programs Committee.”
GIVES VP OF PEER EDUCATION A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS:

, your duties as vice president of public relations are to provide leadership in planning and implementing the organization’s public relations programs, sending articles to the state adviser for the state newsletter and honor roll credit, provide a publicity campaign and compile marketing tools for the organization, and serve as chairperson of the Publicity Committee.”
GIVES VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT:

, your duties as first vice president are to assume responsibility in absence of the president, keep minutes of all chapter meetings and meetings of the chapter Executive Council, write letters on behalf of the chapter, keep records of historical importance to the chapter, and serve as chairperson of the History Committee.”
GIVES FIRST VICE PRESIDENT A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF STAR EVENTS:

, your duties as vice president of STAR Events are to provide leadership in planning and implementing the chapter’s STAR Events program and serve as chairperson of the chapter STAR Events Committee.”
GIVES VP OF STAR EVENTS A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
PRESIDENT:

“The officers-elect must realize that the highest honors of the chapter are being bestowed upon you. Members of the ________________Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America have faith and confidence in your ability to lead the chapter. The pledge of your office signifies your willingness to do this. You will repeat after me:

‘I solemnly promise that I will, to the best of my ability, faithfully perform all of the duties belonging to the office for which I have been elected.’
You have heard the pledge which the officers have made. It is important that each member assists these officers in the performance of their duties. Will the chapter members accept this responsibility? If so, answer, ‘I will.’”
MEMBERS:

“I will.”



PRESIDENT:

“You, the new officers, have been selected to lead the ___________________Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America for the ______year.

Will the president-elect please come forward?
I now relinquish the position of president to our new president, under whose guidance our organization will make great progress and present you with this gavel, signifying the authority of your office.”
GAVEL LEFT HAND, SHAKE RIGHT HAND
NEW PRESIDENT MAY GIVE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THIS TIME. PRESIDENT EXCHANGES PLACES.
PRESIDENT-ELECT:

GIVES RAP WITH THE GAVEL SIGNIFYING MEMBERS TO STAND
“Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, we are challenged to accept the responsibility of making today’s decisions that affect our lives and the world in which we live. Let us repeat our creed:
We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; we face the future with warm courage and high hope.
For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values. For we are builders of homes, homes for America’s future, homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair. Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams.
We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; we face the future with warm courage and high hope.”
PRESIDENT-ELECT:

“The _________ Chapter of the Kentucky Association of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is now adjourned.”



FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA

INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR INSTALLING REGIONAL OFFICERS
NOTE: Because officers’ duties vary by region, wording may need to be modified to fit the regional structure.
PRESIDENT:
Region _____of the Kentucky Association of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is in session to install its officers and to explain to them the duties they are about to assume.
LIGHTS RED CANDLE
We have before us the light of family and consumer sciences – a light which radiates throughout the world. This is the light of our ideals exemplified through our purposes, which enables us to make our home, community, and nation a happier place in which to live.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE:

LIGHTS THE FIRST CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our first purpose – to provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF PARLIAMENTARY LAW:

LIGHTS THE SECOND CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our second purpose – to strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP:

LIGHTS THE THIRD CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our third purpose – to encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS:

LIGHTS THE FOURTH CANDLE TO THE LEFT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our fourth purpose – to encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE:

LIGHTS THE FIFTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our fifth purpose – to promote greater understanding between youth and adults.”

VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS:

LIGHTS THE SIXTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our sixth purpose – to provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF PEER EDUCATION:

LIGHTS THE SEVENTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our seventh purpose – to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society.”
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT:

LIGHTS EIGHTH CANDLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RED CANDLE
“This candle is a symbol of our eighth purpose – to promote family and consumer sciences and related occupations.”
PRESIDENT:

“Will each officer-elect please step forward as your name is called and remain standing until after repeating the pledge of office?


President

First Vice President

VP of Parliamentary Law

VP of Finance

VP of Individual Programs

VP of Membership

VP of STAR Events

VP of Peer Education

VP of Public Relations

VP of Community Service


PRESIDENT:

Will the president-elect please come forward? The office of president is one of great responsibility because the success of the organization depends, to a great extent, on the attitude and skills of the presiding officer. You will want to be pleasant, firm, impartial, considerate, and a real friend to every member of the organization.


, as president of Region ______ of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, your duties as stated in the bylaws are to preside over regional meetings and meetings of the regional Executive Council, appoint all regional committees, and serve as ex-officio of each.”
PRESIDENT TAKES ROSE FROM BOWL AND GIVES TO PRESIDENT-ELECT. PRESIDENT-ELECT RETURNS TO ORIGINAL POSITION.

PRESIDENT:

“Will the installing officers explain the duties of their office to their corresponding officer-elect?”


VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE:

, your duties as vice president of community service are to provide leadership in planning and implementing the organization’s community service programs, to encourage and evaluate participation from chapters for the community service awards, and to serve as chairperson of the Community Service Committee.”
GIVES VP OF COMMUNITY SERVICE A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE:

, your duties as vice president of finance are to provide leadership by promoting the State Scholarship Project, attend scholarship committee meetings, be knowledgeable about the finances of the organization, have knowledge of fundraising, and serve as chairperson of the Scholarship Committee.”
GIVES VP OF FINANCE A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF PARLAMENTARY LAW:

, your duties as vice president of parliamentary law are to provide leadership in assuring that the business sessions for the region and meetings of the regional Executive Council are conducted in accordance with acceptable parliamentary law. You must have the following items on hand for business meetings: (1) bylaws, (2) Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, (3) motion cards. You will need to keep the bylaws up-to-date and serve as chairperson of the Bylaws Committee.”
GIVES VP OF PARLIMENTARY LAW A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS:

, your duties as vice president of individual programs are to provide leadership in planning and implementing programs for individual development such as degrees, Power of One, and Step One. You will be responsible for the individual recognition at the regional meeting and will serve as chairperson of the Achievement Committee.”
GIVES VP OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP:

, your duties as vice president of membership are to provide leadership in planning and implementing programs for membership promotion and development, including honor roll, and to serve as chairperson of the Membership Committee.”
GIVES VP OF MEMBERSHIP A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES

VICE PRESIDENT OF PEER EDUCATION:

, your duties as vice president of peer education are to provide leadership in planning and implementing the regional organization’s peer education programs, plan and implement the program of work for the region and serve as the chairperson of the Programs Committee.”
GIVES VP OF PEER EDUCATION A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS:

, your duties as vice president of public relations are to provide leadership in planning and implementing the organization’s public relations programs, to send articles from the region to the State Adviser for the state newsletter, to provide a publicity campaign and compile marketing tools for the organization, and to serve as chairperson of the Publicity Committee.”
GIVES VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT:

, your duties as first vice president are to assume responsibility in the absence of the president, keep minutes of all regional meetings and meetings of the regional Executive Council, write letters on behalf of the chapter, keep records of historical importance to the chapter, and serve as chairperson of the History Committee.”
GIVES FIRST VICE PRESIDENT A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
VICE PRESIDENT OF STAR EVENTS:

, your duties as vice president of STAR Events are to provide leadership in planning and implementing the region’s STAR Events program and to serve as chairperson of the regional STAR Events Committee.”
GIVES VP OF STAR EVENTS A ROSE AND THEY EXCHANGE PLACES
PRESIDENT:

“The officers-elect must realize that the highest honors of the region are being bestowed upon you. Members of Region _______, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, have faith and confidence in your ability to lead the region. The pledge of your office signifies your willingness to do this. You will repeat after me:

‘I solemnly promise that I will – to the best of my ability – faithfully perform all of the duties – belonging to the office for which I have been elected.’
You have heard the pledge which the officers have made. It is important that each member assists these officers in the performance of their duties. Will the regional members accept this responsibility? If so, answer, ‘I will.’”
MEMBERS:

“I will.”



PRESIDENT:

“You, the new officers, have been selected to lead Region ______ of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America for the ______year.


Will the president-elect please come forward?
I now relinquish the position of president to our new president, under whose guidance our organization will make great progress and present you with this gavel, signifying the authority of your office.”
GAVEL LEFT HAND, SHAKE RIGHT HAND
NEW PRESIDENT MAY GIVE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THIS TIME. PRESIDENT EXCHANGES PLACES.
PRESIDENT-ELECT:

GIVES RAP WITH THE GAVEL SIGNIFYING MEMBERS TO STAND
“Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, we are challenged to accept the responsibility of making today’s decisions that affect our lives and the world in which we live. Let us repeat our creed:
We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; we face the future with warm courage and high hope.
For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values. For we are builders of homes, homes for America’s future, homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair. Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams.
We are the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; we face the future with warm courage and high hope.”
PRESIDENT-ELECT:

“Region _____ of the Kentucky Association of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is now adjourned.”





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