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					                                      Application for Study/Travel
Request submitted by: Joyce Pratt                       School:  WRHS
Representing (Group or Activity): FCCLA-Family Career Community Leaders of America
Proposed Travel Dates:     November 20, 2009                November 22, 2009
                                               (Leave)                                     (Return)


Educational Aspects
Attach Objectives (relate specifically how the itinerary will meet the educational objectives):
FCCLA is the student Leadership organization to FACS Family and Consumer Science Courses.
FCCLA activities are integrated into the classroom. (Rigor and Relevance)


Will class time be missed? If so, delineate:     Yes -Friday November 20th, 2009


Students
Attach list of students with their grade, age, & sex. Number of boys:                          girls:   4-5
Name and sex of sponsor(s):        FCCLA officers with Mrs. Pratt 4/1 or 5/1 ratio


Ratio of students per sponsor (maximum 5:1):          4 -5                        to 1
If all students in the group or activity are not going, explain the selection process:
Officers / students most involved in the program at this time


Transportation
Do you request district transportation: X Yes;      X No. If “yes”, what type of vehicle(s) do you
need, and how many of each?
1-School Van or 1 SUV (my car ?)(My vehicle is listed on insurance transportation list)
If you do not need District transportation, what method(s) do you plan to use?




Travel agency to be utilized:
Itinerary
Attach a detailed itinerary which specifies times, dates, transportation, rest stops, lodging, activity
locations, and any other pertinent information.
WEBSITE: www.fcclainc.org/content/national-cluster-meetings

Funding: (Check all that apply)

       Request full District support. Itemized expenses attached.
       Request partial District support. Itemized expenses attached, with notation as to which costs are
       requested for District funding.
       Request District approval only. All costs to be generated by students, group, or activity. Itemized
X      expenses attached.

       Request approval to raise funds totaling:                         By the following method(s):


Signature of administrator for approval:

Registration:$70.00
Lodging: $60.00 -(150.00 per night)
Food: varies avg. per day- $60.00                   Total per person:$190.00-200.00
                                      Application for Study/Travel 
                                             To attend the 
                  FCCLA C luster Convention at Salt Lake City November 20, 21, 22, 2009 
                                                      
 

Dear School Board Members, 

FCCLA  stands  for  Family,  Career,  Community,  and  Leaders  of  America.    FCCLA  is  the  National  student 
leadership  program  of  Family  and  Consumer  Science  courses.    I  am  the  Family  and  Consumer  Science 
teacher and I would like the chance to take five or less students to a FCCLA Cluster Convention.  FCCLA 
gives  the  rigor  and  relevance  to  the  Family  and  Consumer  Science  program.    The  conference  will 
encourage student involvement and leadership skills as well as help teachers of current new trends of 
the organization.  Many of the FCCLA activities are integrated into the classroom.  It is sometimes hard 
to explain all the areas of FCCLA but as the students get involved and attend a conference it answers the 
question what is it  all about.  This FCCLA cluster meeting in Salt Lake City is an excellent opportunity for 
my current officers to attend a leadership conference.  I feel this conference will be very beneficial to 
the students, the program, and myself.  

Please take the time to look at the websites of this National Student Organization: 

http://www.fcclainc.org/content/national‐cluster‐meetings 

At this website please click here 

(Explains FCCLA) Click on membership ‐Be Part of It!FCCLA and you can see a Teacher/tube clip 

Click on Salt Lake City Nov. 20‐22 (Details of conference) 

Click here ‐‐‐‐for Cluster pamphlet (on meetings agendas cost hotels) 

 

Thank you, 

Joyce Pratt 

Family and Consumer Science 
Wood River High School 
1250 Fox Acres Road 
Hailey, Idaho 833333 
jpratt@blaineschools.org 
208‐578‐5020 ex: 2240 

 
                              FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA
                                           2009 National Cluster Meeting

                                          SALT LAKE CITY, UT
                                        AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE
                                              (Updated: 9/24/2009)

                FRIDAY                                     SATURDAY                                SUNDAY
             November 20                                 November 21                             November 22

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.                        7:00 - 8:00 a.m.                                   Sightseeing & Travel Day
Registration                            Breakfast (on your own)

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                   8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
State Staff Professional Development    Registration
Seminar
(Pre-registration required)             8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
                                        General Session
12:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Registration                            9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                                        Exhibits
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibits                                9:15 - 10:15 a.m. & 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
                                        Workshops
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Newcomers Seminar: 1                    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Pre-registration required)             Lunch (on your own)

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                        12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
FACS Knowledge Bowl: Level 2            Newcomers Seminar: 2
(Competitors only)                      (Pre-registration required)

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                        12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops                USA Training Phase III
                                        (State Officers only, pre-registration required)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Adviser Academy – Track 3               1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
                                        FACS Knowledge Bowl: Level 3 Round 1
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                        (Competition open to spectators)
State Officer National Teams Training
                                        2:20 - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.                        FACS Knowledge Bowl: Level 3 Round 2
Dinner (on your own)                    (Competition open to spectators)

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.                        2:20 - 3:00 p.m.
Opening General Session                 Youth Networking

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.                        2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Contest Displays & Voting               Adviser Networking

                                        3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
                                        New STAR Events Demonstrations

                                        3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
                                        Youth Workshops

                                        4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
                                        Dinner (on your own)

                                        6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
                                        Closing General Session

                                        8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
                                        Dance
                                                             2009
                                                             National
                                                             Cluster
                                                             Meetings
      EXPERIENCE INSPIRING NEW WAYS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE.




Washington, D.C.                                     Louisville, Kentucky                             Salt Lake City, Utah
November 13-15                                       November 20-22                                   November 20-22




  An educational leadership training event sponsored by:

  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America • 1910 Association Dr. • Reston, VA 20191 • (703) 476-4900 • (703) 860-2713 (fax) • www.fcclainc.org
2009 FCCL A NATioNAL CLusTEr MEE TiNGs
                                                                         AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE*
                                                                         *Tentative schedule subject to change.
                                                                         Check the FCCLA national website for updates.


                                                                          FRIDAY                           SATURDAY
                                                                          8:30 - 9:30 a.m.                 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
                                                                          Registration                     Registration

                                                                          9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.            8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
                                                                          State Staff Professional         General Session
                                                                          Development Seminar
Travel to one of three exciting cities and prepare for your future as     (Washington D.C. and             9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
you participate in FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience.             Louisville, KY)                  Exhibits
National Cluster Meetings provide an opportunity for students and
                                                                          9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.           9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
advisers to come together to expand leadership skills, explore
                                                                          State Staff Professional         Workshops
pathways, and discover new ways to put FCCLA’s national programs into
                                                                          Development Seminar
action while focusing on Family and Consumer Sciences education.
                                                                          (Salt Lake City, UT)             11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                           Lunch
                                                                          12:30 - 7:30 p.m.                (On your own)
                                                                          Registration
                                                                                                           12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
                                                                          1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                 Newcomers Seminar: 2
                                                                          Newcomers Seminar: 1             (By appointment only)
FCCLA Mission
                                                                          2:00 - 6:00 p.m.                 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
                                                                          Exhibits                         USA Phase III –
To promote personal growth and leadership development through                                              Maximum Leadership
Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple          3:00 – 5:00 p.m.                 (State officers only -
roles of family member, wage earner and community leader,                 Adviser Academy – Track 3        pre-registration required)
members develop skills for life through: character development,           (By invitation only)
creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical                                     1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
knowledge, and career preparation.                                        3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                 Family and Consumer Sciences
                                                                          Family and Consumer Sciences     Knowledge Bowl: Level 3
                                                                          Knowledge Bowl: Level 2          (Competition open to spectators)
                                                                          (Competitors only)
                                                                                                           2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
                                                                          3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                 FCCLA Adviser Networking
                                                                          Pre-Conference Workshops
                                                                                                           4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
                                                                          3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                 Dinner
                                                                          State Officer                    (On your own)
                                                                          National Team Trainings
                                                                                                           6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
NASSP Approval                                                            5:00 - 7:00 p.m.                 Closing General Session
                                                                          Dinner
                                                                          (On your own)                    8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has
                                                                                                           Dance
placed the 2009 FCCLA National Cluster Meetings on the National
                                                                          7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Advisory of Contests & Activities for the 2009―2010 school year.
                                                                          Opening General Session


                                                                          SUNDAY
                                                                          Sightseeing and Travel Day




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                                                                                          MEE TiNG HiGHLiGHTs
Adviser Academy – Track 3                                              Newcomers Seminar
(By invitation only)                                                   (Pre-registration required)
This track will meet objectives which will aid Adviser Academy
                                                                          Newcomers Seminar: 1
participants in gaining professional recognition in their schools.
                                                                          This seminar is designed for new and potential FCCLA
Topics of this seminar include using community service within
                                                                          advisers. The seminar will focus on FCCLA chapter
schools, working and communicating with stakeholders, and
                                                                          management, national programs, and resources available to
becoming visible in the FACS and CTE industry. Participants
                                                                          you to maximize understanding and knowledge of your chapter
will continue to develop professional and personal skills while
                                                                          projects and activities!
focusing on the broad issue of promoting FCCLA and FACS.
                                                                          Newcomers Seminar: 2
Adviser Networking                                                        (Bring a brown bag lunch)
This is an opportunity for advisers to network with fellow advisers       This seminar is a continuation from Newcomers 1 and
from across the country to gather ideas for chapter activities and        will answer frequently asked questions and help advisers
lesson plans.                                                             get started with a better understanding of the roles and
                                                                          responsibilities of being an adviser.
Dance
$5 fee in addition to the meeting registration fee.                    State Officer National Team Trainings
Dance the night away with your new FCCLA friends. Please note: it      Unite for a two hour session to reconnect with fellow state officers.
is the chapter advisers’ responsibility to chaperone their students    This session will expand on the team trainings you attended at
during the dance. Advisers must register and pay for the dance if      the 2009 National Leadership Conference and at USA Phase
they have students attending. Meeting dress policy will be enforced.   II. Receive updates from national FCCLA to take back to your
                                                                       state, take part in face-to-face team planning for the rest of the
Exhibits                                                               school year, and share success stories with other state executive
Exhibitors provide members and advisers with information               councils. State officers from the following national team trainings
about career options, educational resources, fundraisers, and          are requested to attend: State Presidents, Connection Team,
training opportunities available to them. Get FCCLA publications,      Membership Network, Program Team, and STAR Events Network.
emblematic gear, and supplies provided by Advertising, Premiums
and Incentives (API).                                                  State Staff Professional Development Seminar
                                                                       Do you work on the state level for FCCLA, CTE, or FACS? Plan on
Family and Consumer Sciences                                           attending this professional development opportunity, which will
                                                                       provide you with national FCCLA updates, legislative updates, and
Knowledge Bowl Registration                                            much more.
Registration for the Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge
Bowl will go through the Level 1 online testing website.
Participants must take part in Level 1 to qualify for competition at   USA Leadership Training Phase III –
the National Cluster Meetings. For more information, please visit      Maximum Leadership
the Competitive Events section of the FCCLA national website.          $25 fee in addition to the meeting registration fee.
                                                                       (State officers only - pre-registration required)
   Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl: Level 2                All state officers are encouraged to attend this phase of officer
   Team members will let their individual strengths shine during       training to continue skill development, goal review, and progress
   the written test level of the FACS Knowledge Bowl. All eligible     from basic leadership duties, to public policy development, and
   and pre-registered teams will take part in hopes to advance to      over-the-top skills that will truly advance those they lead. Officers
   Level 3 of competition on Saturday.                                 will learn more about their roles for the upcoming year and
                                                                       network with other state officers.
   Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl: Level 3
   FACS Knowledge Bowl teams who advance from Level 2
   on Friday will compete head-to-head in live buzzer rounds.          Workshops
                                                                       These sessions will provide youth and advisers with professional
   Whether you come to participate or just to watch the action,
                                                                       and personal development while tying together FCCLA national
   everyone will have fun while testing and expanding their
                                                                       programs, providing new ideas for shaping their personal and
   knowledge of Family and Consumer Sciences.
                                                                       career future. Includes new STAR Events demonstrations.
                                                                       In addition, there will be a special workshop for Family and
                                                                       Consumer Sciences teachers who are not FCCLA advisers.




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spEAkErs
                     William “Woody” Held, Ph.D., Brigadier General (R)
                     Your Journey to the Stars: How to reach the sky – it is your limit.
                     Woody Held is a retired one-star Army General, whose last 16 years in the Army were devoted to bringing young
                     people from all around the world together. He started his journey to reach his star at West Point, where he played
                     basketball for the coach with the most wins in college basketball – Bobby Knight. During his career he traveled
                     the globe teaching students of different cultures and backgrounds the pathway to their stars. On the way he
                     found time to earn a Master’s and Doctoral degree. He is now sharing his secrets to success by passing them on
                     to you – the youth of America.

                     Featured at the Washington, D.C. and Louisville National Cluster Meeting locations.


                     Albert Mensah
                     LEADERSHIP: WE ARE ALL LEADERS
                     Every one of us has the opportunity to be a leader at some time and place and leadership qualities are a necessity
                     for success. This program shows students how to hone their leadership qualities to become a leader in life.

                     Featured at the Washington, D.C. National Cluster Meeting.




                     Patrick Perez
                     Mad Skills for Student Success
                     With shows like “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “Dancing With the Stars” tearing up the airwaves you might
                     think you’ve seen it all, until now. Get ready for some caffeine for your dreams and some sugar for your soul
                     because your life is about to get a lot sweeter! Patrick “B Boy Pac Man” Perez performs across the globe dishing
                     out mad skills for student success. He joins FCCLA to give you a taste of what your life will be like when you take
                     control of your mind, choices, and friendships.

                     Featured at the Salt Lake City National Cluster Meeting.




                     Heather Schultz
                     Attitude is Everything
                     Heather inspires your students simply to believe; believe in their ability to achieve greatness, overcome obstacles,
                     and exercise their personal power. Heather encourages students to possess a winning attitude and to understand
                     because they matter--their decisions matter. Through personal stories, participants learn that an uplifting attitude
                     can change lives.

                     Featured at the Louisville and Salt Lake City National Cluster Meeting locations.




                     Paul Vitale
                     A Hero Within—Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders
                     A Hero Within—Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders is a dynamic presentation intended to prepare students to
                     succeed in this ever-changing world. During this multi-media presentation, Paul illustrates the importance of
                     uniting people for a common cause, understanding and respecting diversity and encouraging individuals through
                     positive actions. The concepts presented during this keynote presentation will captivate and inspire students to
                     thrive and excel. There is no better time than the present to strive toward achieving fulfillment in everyday life.

                     Featured at all three National Cluster Meeting locations.




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                                                                                                      NovEMbEr 13-15




Washington, D.C.
World-famous museums, inspiring monuments and powerful moments await you in Washington, D.C. A diverse and beautiful world
capital, D.C. invites you to explore charming neighborhoods like historic Georgetown and trendy U Street, where you’ll find hip shops,
inviting restaurants, and peaceful parks and gardens. Discover fascinating free attractions like the Smithsonian Institution, National
Gallery of Art, National Archives, and the Library of Congress.

For information about Washington, D.C., visit:
Washington, D.C. Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, www.washington.org.

The Grand Hyatt Washington will be the headquarters hotel as well as the location for all sessions.

Grand Hyatt Washington
  1000 H Street, NW
  Washington, D.C. 20001
  (202) 582-1234
  www.grandwashington.hyatt.com
  Single/Double/Triple/Quad Room Rate: $179.00 (plus 14% tax)

  Information on transportation and parking will be available on the Meetings section of the FCCLA national website.

  Registration for this location is limited. Register early!

Airports
  Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)
  Approximately 5 miles from the Grand Hyatt Washington

  Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  Approximately 27 miles from the Grand Hyatt Washington

  Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
  Approximately 30 miles from the Grand Hyatt Washington




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November 20-22




    Louisville, Kentucky
    Welcome to Possibility City. Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville offers a rich heritage, warm hospitality and plenty of one-
    of-a-kind attractions. There’s only one Louisville Slugger, one Kentucky Derby and one Muhammad Ali—and Louisville has a museum for
    each of these icons. Add the Frazier International History Museum with the only British Royal Armouries collection in America and the
    oldest operating steamboat in the nation, the Belle of Louisville—and you’ll see why an original experience is possible in Louisville.

    For information about Louisville, visit:
    Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, www.gotolouisville.com.

    The Galt House will be the headquarters hotel as well as the location for some workshops. The Kentucky International Convention
    Center will be the site for general sessions and some workshops.

    Galt House
      140 North Fourth Street
      Louisville, KY 40202
      (502) 589-2000
      www.galthouse.com
      Single/Double/Triple/Quad Room Rate: $142.00 (plus 13% tax)

      Information on transportation and parking will be available on the Meetings section of the FCCLA national website.

    Airport
      Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport (SDF)
      Approximately 7 miles from the Galt House




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Salt Lake City, Utah
Combining the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the friendliness of a small, western city, Salt Lake City is fast becoming one
of America’s foremost destinations—and for good reason. A beautiful, safe, and vibrant city, Salt Lake combines unparalleled access to
natural recreation, a bustling economy, remarkable history, warm hospitality, and Utah’s Greatest Snow on Earth™.

For information about Salt Lake City, visit:
Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, www.visitsaltlake.com.

The Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown will be the headquarters hotel as well as the location for some workshops. The Salt Palace
Convention Center will be the site for general sessions and some workshops. Additional housing will be located at the Hilton Salt Lake
City Center Hotel.

Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
  75 South West Temple
  Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  (801) 531-0800
  Single/Double/Triple/Quad Room Rate: $144.00 (plus 12.72% tax)

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
  255 South West Temple
  Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  (801) 328-2000
  Single/Double/Triple/Quad Room Rate: $144. 00 (plus 12.72% tax)

  All housing reservations will be made through the Salt Lake City Housing Bureau. Please refer to the housing form for specific
  information.

  Information on transportation and parking will be available on the Meetings section of the FCCLA national website.

Airport
  Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  Approximately 6 miles from the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown and Hilton Salt Lake City Center




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GENErAL iNForMATioN
    Guidelines                                                             the National Cluster Meetings and the hotel setting. Delegates not
    Delegates are expected to attend and participate in all sessions.      adhering to the dress policy will not be admitted into any session.
    All meeting attendees should be informed of                            Advisers are responsible for enforcing the dress policy.
    the following:
                                                                           ►    The FCCLA official blazer is always appropriate and strongly
    ►   All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.                 encouraged.
    ►   Behavior at all times should be such that it reflects a            ►    Appropriate dress throughout the meeting (general sessions,
        positive, professional image of you, your school, your state,           workshops, and the dance) includes: red polo shirts, blouses,
        and the organization.                                                   collared shirts, sweaters, jackets, skirts, slacks, dresses, and
                                                                                suits.
    ►   Students are expected to attend all general sessions and
        workshops.                                                         ►    Jeans, denim (including skirts), shorts, sweatpants, and
                                                                                T-shirts (including meeting logo T-shirts) are not appropriate
    ►   Any accidents, injuries, or illnesses should be reported to the
                                                                                attire for any session or workshop.
        adult chaperone or state adviser immediately. National staff
        should be informed of such incidents.                              ►    Night wear (pajamas) should not be worn outside of your
                                                                                hotel room.
    ►   All students will observe the 11:30 p.m. curfew.
                                                                           ►    Shoes should be worn at all times.
    ►   If a student is found responsible for stealing or vandalism,
        the student and his/her parents/guardians will be expected             Dance Dress Code
        to pay all damages.                                                    This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. A good rule of
    ►   Students may not purchase, possess, consume, or be under               thumb is that if you are not sure something is acceptable,
        the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs at any time. Violators       choose something else. Students in violation of the Dance
        will be subject to stringent disciplinary action.                      Dress Code will not be allowed to enter the dance. Please
    ►   No smoking is allowed during the National Cluster Meetings.            note that Dance Dress Code attire will not be permitted at the
                                                                               closing general session.
    ►   Students who disregard the rules will be subject to
        disciplinary action and may be sent home at their own                  Slacks–Denim and blue jeans will be permitted provided
        expense. Parents/guardians will be notified.                           they are not faded, ripped, torn or otherwise damaged.
                                                                               Inappropriate items include sweatpants, bib overalls, short
    Adviser/Chaperone Responsibilities                                         shorts, beachwear, workout attire, spandex or other form-
    Advisers are responsible for the behavior and discipline of their          fitting pants.
    students throughout the meeting. Students causing a disturbance            Shirts–Casual shirts, polo shirts, and sweaters are
    or displaying inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave the            acceptable. Inappropriate items include blouses and tops that
    meeting and the hotel.                                                     are strapless, have spaghetti-straps, tube tops, halter tops,
                                                                               or tops that are low cut, off the shoulder, see-through, sheer
    ►   An adult must accompany and supervise all students at
                                                                               material, and/or show a bare midriff.
        a ratio of one (1) adult for every five (5) students. Male
        chaperones should supervise male students. National                    Dresses and Skirts–Casual dresses and skirts, and jean skirts
        headquarters will not provide supervision for students                 that end below mid-thigh are acceptable. Inappropriate items
        traveling alone.                                                       include mini-skirts and thin-strap dresses.
    ►   Advisers are responsible for making housing reservations.              Shoes–Tennis shoes, dress shoes, or sandals may be worn.
        National headquarters will not match roommates. Contact
        your state adviser for further assistance.                         Meals
    ►   There is an 11:30 p.m. in-room curfew for Friday and               Participants will be on their own for all meals. Visit the host state
        Saturday nights. This curfew should be enforced by the             hospitality table for restaurant suggestions.
        advisers and will be strictly enforced by the hotel security.
        This curfew is for the safety of the students and in respect for   Elevator Etiquette
        other guests staying at the hotel(s).                              ►    Students should be courteous to others in hotel elevators.
    ►   It is the chapter adviser’s responsibility to chaperone            ►    Keep voices at low levels.
        their students during the dance and they must pay the $5           ►    Let people exit elevators before entering.
        admission fee.
                                                                           ►    Do not push buttons for unnecessary floors.
    Dress Policy                                                           ►    Do not over fill elevators beyond posted capacities.
    The National Cluster Meetings are an excellent opportunity for
    members to convey to others the positive, professional image           Valued Possessions
    of FCCLA. Members’ behavior in the hotels and throughout the           Attendees should leave all valuables at home. This includes
    National Cluster Meetings weekend is the only image others in          jewelry, expensive electronics, or any other item that would be
    the hotel and host city may ever have of our organization. Student     considered a loss if misplaced or stolen. FCCLA is not responsible
    conduct and dress should contribute to the positive, professional      for lost or stolen personal belongings.
    image of FCCLA. Today’s school attire is not always appropriate for



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                         GO GREEN!                                             Cancellation Deadlines
                                                                               Washington, D.C.               October 28
         All National Cluster Meeting registrations                            Louisville, KY                 November 4
                 MUST be submitted online.                                     Salt Lake City, UT             November 4

FCCLA has made registering online easier than ever. Visit the                  Cancellation and Refund Policy
FCCLA national website, www.fcclainc.org, to access the online                 ►    Refunds are not honored for Continuing Education Units, USA
meeting registration system.                                                        Phase III, or the Dance.
                                                                               ►    A 50% refund will be given for registration fees only if
Registrations may be refused if meeting capacities are reached.
                                                                                    notification of cancellation is sent to national headquarters
The online meeting registration will feature real-time availability
                                                                                    in writing by the cancellation deadlines.
and assurance of immediate confirmation of registration. If
confirmation is not received within 24 hours, please contact                   ►    Cancellation/refund requests must be submitted via
national headquarters.                                                              email directly to meetings@fcclainc.org by the cancellation
                                                                                    deadlines.
Registration Deadlines                                                         ►    Cancellation/refund requests will not be honored after the
                            Regular              Late           Onsite              meeting cancellation deadlines.
                            Registration         Registration   Registration   ►    All refunds will be processed following the Louisville and Salt
                            Ends                 Ends*          Begins              Lake City meetings.
 Washington, D.C.           Oct 8                Oct 28         Oct 29         ►    Name changes (substitutions) must be submitted via email
 Louisville, KY             Oct 15               Nov 4          Nov 5               to meetings@fcclainc.org by the cancellation deadlines.
 Salt Lake City, UT         Oct 15               Nov 4          Nov 5               There is a $5 charge for name substitutions made after
                                                                                    these dates.
 * Online registration will close at 12:00 midnight on
   October 28 and November 4.
                                                                               Special Assistance
Registration Fees                                                              The Board of Directors has implemented the following policy
                                                                               regarding special needs at its nationally sponsored meetings:
                            Regular              Late           Onsite         Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc., upon sixty
 Registration               $70                  $80            $90            (60) days notice to its national headquarters in advance of any of
 CEU                        $20                  $20            $20            its scheduled events, will work with–affiliated state associations,
                                                                               chapters, schools, or families to locate and obtain the services
 Dance                      $5                   $5             $5             of an aide, assistant, interpreter, nurse, or other person whose
 USA Phase III              $25                  $25            $25            assistance would enable a member with special needs to
 Meeting Room Fee $25                            $25            $25            participate fully in the scheduled event. Please notify FCCLA’s
 (If not staying at the official convention hotel)                             Director of Conferences if special arrangements are needed.

Registration Policy                                                            Insurance for Meeting Delegates
►    If paying by check, payment must be received within 14 days               Delegates attending a 2009 National Cluster Meeting can
     of registration confirmation.                                             purchase insurance through BB&T-Chaney Thomas. Complete the
                                                                               insurance form on the Meetings section of the FCCLA national
►    If paying by purchase order, full payment must be received by             website.
     October 28 (Washington, D.C.) or November 4 (Louisville, KY
     and Salt Lake City, UT).
                                                                               Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
►    Each person attending the National Cluster Meeting or any part            $20 fee in addition to the meeting registration fee.
     of the meeting must be registered and pay all applicable fees.            Adults participating in the entire National Cluster Meeting may
►    Official registration badges must be worn to all meeting                  receive one Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Check with your
     functions. Name badges will only be issued to paid                        certification office or degree-granting institution before registering
     registrants. Badges will be checked at the entrance of                    to determine if the CEU will apply toward your professional
     meeting activities.                                                       development program. The CEU credit fee is nonrefundable.
                                                                               Verification of attendance is required.
►    Children and family members who attend sessions must
     register for the meeting and pay all applicable fees. Children
     under nine years of age are discouraged from attending                    Professional Development Units
     sessions and other meeting activities.                                    Certificates of Professional Development Units (PDU) for individuals
                                                                               seeking continued certification through the American Association
Registration Invoices                                                          of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) will be available onsite.
Invoices will be mailed to those who register by the regular                   All participating individuals certified in Family and Consumer
registration deadline date. Please bring the invoice to the meeting.           Sciences are responsible for complying with AAFCS requirements
                                                                               regarding annual reporting. Certificates of completion will be
                                                                               available at the FCCLA Adviser Networking Session.



                                                                                                    2009 FCCLA National Cluster Meetings                9
 HousiNG iNForMATioN
     Housing Policy
     It is important that all FCCLA delegates attending the meeting
     use the official meeting hotel(s). The Board of Directors has
     implemented the following policy: Delegates who live more than 50
     miles from the convention site and do not stay in one of the official
     convention hotels will be assessed a meeting room fee of $25 per
     registration in order to register for the meeting. Hotel reservations
     will be verified prior to the meeting.

     Housing Reservation Deadlines
     Washington, D.C.               October 8
     Louisville, KY                 October 15
     Salt Lake City, UT             October 15

     Room Rates
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     To make reservations for your group:
     ►   Complete the housing form located on the Meetings section of
         the FCCLA national website.
     ►   Refer to individual housing forms for deposit requirements.
     ►   Send the housing form directly to the location indicated on
         the housing form. Your housing form must be postmarked by
         the deadline date. The hotel or housing bureau will confirm
         reservations directly with the adviser making the reservation
         for the group. Participants will be housed as reservations are         Your one-stop-fundraising-shop offering: The
         received on a first-come, first-served basis, and may sell out.       new community service fundraiser-Tagged by
     ►   A copy of the form must also be faxed to FCCLA national             Kindness, name brands such as Little Caesars Pizza
         headquarters.                                                        Kits, Auntie Anne’s, Jack Links, Coffee Backpack,
                                                                             Lollipops, Candy Bars, Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Kettle
     ►   If you are sharing housing with another school, please indicate     Corn, and more. Call (660) 885-5096 and Mention
         on the housing form. Send one housing form with the names                    this code to save $5–FCCLA509!
         of the persons who are sharing or mail both forms together to            www.CustomResourcesFundraising.com
         the hotel or housing bureau. This will avoid a delay in assigning
         housing.
     ►   Changes in housing reservations should be made by the
         adviser directly with the hotel or housing bureau after a
         confirmation has been issued. Requests for reservation
         changes should be sent in writing prior to arrival if possible.

     Cancellations
     Refer to individual housing forms for specific cancellation policies.

     Hotel Check-In
     ►   Have a copy of the housing form and housing confirmation with
         you.
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         hotel’s front desk manager about special arrangements if you          door. Awards and incentives for members and
         must arrive before check-in time or after 6:00 p.m.                  advisers are included. Over 20 years of helping
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         for that day. Advisers must assume financial responsibility for         For more information, visit our website
         the room bill.                                                          www.GlamourMagicFundraising.com or
                                                                                      call (800) 852-7668 Ext. 113.


10   2009 FCCLA National Cluster Meetings
                 Let’s get ready to rumble…
                 Family and Consumer Sciences style!
               Participate in the 2009–2010
               FCCLA Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl

               Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl: A team competition that
               challenges students’ knowledge of all aspects of Family and Consumer Sciences.

                     Level 1: FCCLA members take an online test to help their chapter qualify to
                              send a team to a National Cluster Meeting.
                     Level 2: Qualifying teams of five members each complete a written test which
                              highlights individual’s strengths at the 2009 National Cluster Meeting
                              they choose to attend.
                     Level 3: Teams that advance from Level 2 compete head-to-head in this
                              buzzer round of competition.
                     Level 4: The last 15 teams will stand battle through the buzzers during the
                              final level of competition at the 2010 National Leadership Conference
                              in Chicago, Illinois.

               For more information, visit www.fcclainc.org/content/competitive-events/.



                       SAVE THE DATE!




2010 National Leadership Conference
          Chicago, Illinois
                           July 4-8, 2010

                               For more information contact:
  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America • 1910 Association Drive • Reston, VA 20191
                  (703) 476-4900 • (703) 860-2713 Fax • meetings@fcclainc.org
                                       www.fcclainc.org

				
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