Virginia DECA Chapter Management Guide
Highlight of Changes, 2009 – 2010
Address Change – DECA Specialist address TBA
Until further notice, please send all VA DECA communication to Sharon Acuff (see page
8 for full contact information)
Fall Leadership Training
A state-wide Fall Leadership Training Conference will not take place
Each district may submit a Fall Leadership Training Stipend Form by December
1, 2009 to receive up to $100 reimbursement for district leadership training.
Refer to Section B for the required form.
Districts have been renumbered. See CMG Section A to verify new district
District 22 (Eastern area) redistricted; now Districts 23 and 24
Culpeper HS (Northern area) moved from 9.2 to District 18
District Leadership Conference (DLC) Changes
Districts with 350 members: 1st and 2nd place overall individual event winners
advance to SLC.
Districts with 600+ members: 1st-3rd place overall individual event winners
advance to SLC
The Marketing Cluster Exam will be given for DLC competition to all
competitors except the new Principles of Business events. These students will be
given the Business Administration Core Exam.
In an effort to eliminate waste, districts advisors will be asked to submit a form
indicating what award supplies are needed for their district events in 2009-2010;
see Section K for the form.
Event ties will be recognized at the district level for role-plays and tests, but not
for overall winners.
Participation formula was adjusted for consistency, see Section K
Competitive Event Changes
National DECA has adopted a new framework based on career clusters.
There will only be four career cluster based exams given in Virginia at SLC.
Business Administration Core Exam for the new Principles events
Business Management & Administration Exam for Business Law and Ethics
Hospitality and Tourism Exam for Hospitality Services TDM, Travel and
Tourism TDM, Quick Service Restaurant and Restaurant and Food Service
Management individual series events
Marketing Exam for Buying and Merchandising TDM, Sports and Entertainment
TDM, Apparel and Accessories Marketing, Automotive Services Marketing,
Business Services Marketing, Food Marketing, Marketing Management, Retail
Merchandising, Sports and Entertainment Marketing individual events,
Advertising Campaign Event, Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan, Technical
Sales, and DECA Quiz Bowl
New Category of Events
Principles of Business Administration Events for 1st year DECA/Marketing students
only. (First year status will be verified by DECA Inc. If a student was a DECA Inc.
member last year, that student cannot participate in these events)
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Principles of Business Management and Administration
Virginia will not adopt the Principles of Finance event
Virginia Only Fundamentals Events
These events will continue but the Fundamentals title will be dropped and will remain
with no progression to ICDC unless granted under special permission:
These events are open only to any first year Marketing student currently enrolled in
Introduction to Marketing, Principles of Business and Marketing or EFE I.
Changes to Research Events (formerly called Marketing Research Events)
Business Services Operations Research (split from BFR)
Buying and Merchandising Operations Research (similar to former RMR)
Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research
Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research (new)
No longer in this category are BFR, GMR, and RMR.
Virginia will not adopt the Finance Operations Research event.
Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship Events
ENPI/ENPF – chapters may enter 2 ENPI and 2 ENPF (Advancement spots to ICDC will
remain the same.)
Chapter Written Events
Chapter Written events are no longer limited to one per category. Chapters decide where
to place entries. For example: 3 CSP, 2 CMP, and 1 EP
1-200 members = 6 entries max
201-400 members = 9 entries max
401 + members = 12 entries max
Team Decision Making Events - TDMs (The word “Management” dropped from the
Business Law and Ethics TDM
Buying and Merchandising TDM
Hospitality Services TDM
Sports and Entertainment Marketing TDM
Travel and Tourism TDM
TDM events to be eliminated
Internet Marketing TDM (DECA Inc. is dropping effective 2009-2010)
Financial Analysis TDM
TDM events are no longer limited to one per category. Chapters may decide where to
place entries. For example: 3 STDM, 2 BTDM, 1 BLTDM, or 8 STDM
0-40 members 1 team total
41-80 members 2 teams total
81-120 members 3 teams total
121-160 members 4 teams total
161-200 members 5 teams total
201-240 members 6 teams total
241- 280 members 7 teams total
281- 320 members 8 teams total
321- 360 members 9 teams total
361 + members 10 teams total
Limited to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Limited to one student per chapter and this individual must be classified as a
voting delegate who will also attend SLDA.
SLDA will include competitive event component to include Public Speaking,
Impromptu, and Creative Design
Merit Award, and Honor Society Applications have been revised.
New essay topic for Merit Award.
Revisions made to Honor Society Application
The VA DECA POW Annual Report has a revised format with revised point allocations.
Voting delegates will attend SLDA or as a competitive event participant.
A Nominating Committee will slate the state officer candidates.
Students can apply to be on the nominating committee (four per region). See
Section I for application (available in September).
Due Date for nominating committee application is December 18, 2009;
Students/advisors will be notified by January 8, 2010.
State Officer Candidate changes
There will no longer be a Candidate Row at SLC
We will continue the meet and greet session for voting delegates and candidates.
Candidates will give two speeches; one to the nominating committee and one to
the voting delegates.
Process to slate officer candidates will reflect rubric in areas for application
completion, essay, speech, and interview.
Students seeking candidacy will take a test prior to SLC and must score 70 or
better to run for office.
Section I, State and International Officers will be available by November 1, 2009
with more detail provided.
State Leadership Conference (SLC) Changes
New registration procedures and registration dates.
Chaperone Ratio: VA DECA recommends a 1:8 teacher/advisor to student
chaperone ratio for SLC, but schools divisions can follow their locality
requirements for overnight trips if the school division ratio does not exceed 1:10.
Dress Code: All conference sessions (briefings, general, competitive) will be
professional dress including a blazer. The semi-formal or formal attire is
SLC Registration fee will include conference t-shirt, lanyard, and materials, no
novelty item provided.
Testing: SLC testing will take place online. We are anticipating a new vendor and
streamlined process. Four career cluster-based exams will be given for
SLC Registration: January 5 - February 4, 2010
Lodging will be completed after VA DECA has verified registration.
The dress code for the dance is conference t-shirt and jeans.
Event ties will be recognized at the state level for role-plays and test, but not for
State Leadership Conference (SLC) Changes (Continued)
An advisor pin (like ICDC pins) for 1st overall student placement in an SLC event
will be awarded to teachers.
An incident report will be required to be filed with the DECA Specialist
immediately after any infraction or illness occurs at SLC or ICDC. See Section B
for the form.
Students in schools with Hotel Marketing Programs who wish to participate in the
Hotel Lodging Event for ICDC progression will take the online test for
qualification. Top test performers will be recognized in the appropriate awards
sessions and will advance to ICDC.
SLC balances must be paid in full before ICDC registration will be accepted. A
signed Purchase Order proving proof of payment will be accepted.
One state meeting will take place at ICDC.
Funds will be reallocated to include a conference pack to all participants.
No special permissions will be granted until all the voting delegate slots are filled.
Scholarships-New Chapter Allotment
1-40 members 2 applicants
41-80 members 3 applicants
81-120 members 4 applicants
121-160 members 5 applicants
161-200 members 6 applicants
201-240 members 7 applicants
241-280 members 8 applicants
281-320 members 9 applicants
321-360 members 10 applicants
361+ members 11 applicants
Board of Trustees Elections Results:
Eastern Area: Jean Draper, Atlee High School for a three-year term
Northern Area: Sandi Tucker, Dominion High School for a three-year term
Northern Area: Jen Hendrickson, Marshall Academy/Chantilly Academy for a one-year
Western Area: Vacant, Seat will remain vacant until next election.
Supervisor: Amy Granahan, Fairfax County Schools, for a three-year term
Collegiate Representative: Vacant