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					                                2009-2010
                                Membership Kit




    CHAMPIONS
   at   WORK




SkillsUSA Member Benefits 2
Roster Instructions 3
National Dues and Deadlines 3
State Dues and Deadlines 4
Frequently Asked Questions 7
SkillsUSA Materials and
Resources 8
WHY SHOULD YOUR STUDENTS                                                         MEMBER BENEFITS
JOIN SKILLSUSA?                                                                  As members of SkillsUSA, students and teachers receive the
                                                                                 following additional benefits:

                                                                                 Free Teacher Incentives
                                                                                 Register at least 20 student members plus one or more
“We teach leadership skills, soft skills like teamwork and                       professionals by Nov. 16, 2009, and you will receive a free
problem solving, and the employability skills like learning                      SkillsUSA DVD plus an 8.5x11 SkillsUSA logo podium
how to fill out a job application and how to take respon-                         sign. These materials allow instructors to showcase their
sibility. These things go with each and every student and                        SkillsUSA affiliation in a classroom or at special events (total
make a difference in their lives.”                                               value: $20.00).
Cheryl Licklider, instructor, Autry Technology Center, Okla.
                                                                                 Instructors who submit a roster with 100-percent membership
                                                                                 plus one or more professionals will also receive a SkillsUSA
What is SkillsUSA?                                                               Program of Work calendar (value: $5.95).
SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization serving
more than 300,000 students enrolled in career and technical                      Deadline: Your roster must be postmarked by Nov. 16, 2009,
training programs at public high schools and colleges.                           to receive these free items!

Our Membership                                                                   SkillsUSA Magazine Subscription
SkillsUSA has more than 15,000 school sections in 54 state and                   All SkillsUSA members receive a subscription to SkillsUSA
territorial associations. We served more than 300,000 members                    Champions, the official magazine of our organization. Post-
in 2008-09. More than 16,000 instructors and administrators                      mark or submit your roster by Nov. 16, 2009, to receive all four
join as professional members. Our students are known in their                    issues.
schools and communities as leaders and skilled professionals
in training.                                                                     Scholarships and Opportunities
                                                                                 Please review the Educational Programs, Scholarships and
Why Should Your Students Participate?                                            Chapter Recognition Opportunities booklet in this kit for more
SkillsUSA’s programs provide students with opportunities to                      than $1 million in student scholarships. All student members
learn and practice leadership and employability skills. Your                     can enter the National Conference Pin Design contest. Any
students will learn to manage their time, communicate effec-                     member of both the National Technical Honor Society and
tively and work as part of a team. SkillsUSA also serves as an                   SkillsUSA can apply for a $1,000 scholarship. All students or
effective classroom management tool where students learn to                      teachers who participate in community service are eligible
take on a leadership role. In addition, SkillsUSA can help you                   to apply for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Many
achieve many of the new requirements called for by your state                    scholarships are offered for national winners of the SkillsUSA
education agency or meet requirements for Perkins funding.                       Championships, including some full college tuition awards.

                                                                                 Members Only Section of Web Site
         What Do Students Gain from
                                                                                 Visit the Members Only section of the SkillsUSA Web site to
        Their SkillsUSA Participation?                                           view information/offers for our members only.

   When your students pay their SkillsUSA membership dues for the school year,                  Go to: www.skillsusa.org/members
   they receive these opportunities:                                                                   Login ID: skillsusa
                                                                                                       Password: involved
       will result in greater confidence
                                                                                 Car Rental Discounts
                                                                                 SkillsUSA professional members are eligible for discounts from
       regional, state or national levels                                        major car rental companies (see back of the professional mem-
                                                                                 bership card for details). Professional membership cards are
                                                                                 mailed separately in the fall.

                                                                                 Other SkillsUSA Member Benefits and Programs
                                                                                 Be sure to review all materials and offers in this membership
                                                                                 mailing and check the Web site at www.skillsusa.org/join for
                                                                                 additional member benefits and programs!

                                                                                          For the latest news and program updates,
                                                                                                    visit: www.skillsusa.org

                                                                                   To join the SkillsUSA Active Advisor e-mail list,
                                                                                       send a request to anyinfo@skillsusa.org

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                                                                   If using a purchase order: enter PO number in Payment
                                                                   Option box on the Web site. Then, submit your Purchase
                                                                   Order and a copy of your membership invoice (roster) to your
                                                                   school accounting office for payment. Please follow up to be
                                                                   sure your invoice is paid. Note: payments for all membership
                                                                   submitted should be received in order for your students to be
                                                                   eligible for district, state or national competitions or to serve as
                                                                   national voting delegates or national officer candidates. After
There are two ways to join SkillsUSA: by using our SkillsUSA       March 1, no purchase orders are accepted; all member-
Online Registration System or by completing a Membership           ship must be prepaid by credit card or check.
Roster (Form 10), which is included in this Membership Kit.
Online registration is preferred for all chapters.                 If paying by VISA or MasterCard: enter your credit card
                                                                   information as requested. There is no need to mail anything to
How to Register Electronically                                     the national office. You can print a copy of your invoice from
Register students and professional members quickly and easily      the registration site for your records at any time.
on our Web site. Using online registration makes it easier to
register for state or national conference later in the year.       How to Register Using Form 10:
To register electronically, follow the steps on the Online         SkillsUSA Membership Roster
                                                                   As an alternative to online registration, SkillsUSA offers a paper
Registration Flier in this Membership Kit.
                                                                   Membership Roster (Form 10). Follow the instructions to com-
                                                                   plete the form. (Only use this form if you cannot register
1. Before you begin, obtain a purchase order number or a
                                                                   electronically. If you register online, do not also fill out
credit card (MasterCard or VISA). You may submit a check
                                                                   this form.) One copy is included in the Membership Kit. You
with your invoice.
                                                                   may also download it: www.skillsusa.org/join/joinbymail.shtml
2. Prepare your list of students and professional members.
                                                                   Submitting the Roster
3. Log in at www.skillsusa-register.org. Type in your e-mail       Membership payments are mailed to the SkillsUSA
address and password, then go to the Membership tab. If you        headquarters. After completing online registration, print a
are a New User: click Create Login. Select your state, select      copy of your membership invoice (roster). Mail this with a
your school, and enter your e-mail address and password.           check or money order to SkillsUSA. We will process the roster,
Click Create Login.                                                begin member services and send dues to the state association.

Once logged in, please follow the instructions posted on-          • Record student dues as they are paid, and issue receipts
line for entering your membership. A membership regis-             • Keep one copy of all materials for your records
tration PowerPoint presentation is on the login page.              • Include both state and national dues, and meet deadlines
                                                                   • You may pay by credit card, check or money order
New Chapter (school): If you are a new chapter and your            • If using a purchase order, submit the invoice to your school
school is not shown in the drop-down list of schools for your        office for payment to SkillsUSA
state, call national headquarters at 800-355-8422 or e-mail Judy   • Make all checks payable to SkillsUSA
Garrison at jgarrison@skillsusa.org to request that your school    • Comply with all school financial policies
be added to the database (provide advisor name, school name,
address and phone number). Students may enter members into         Mail a copy of your membership invoice and payment to:
the database, but do not share your password with students.
                                                                                SkillsUSA Inc.
If using a purchase order: enter the PO number in Payment                       Attn: Membership
Option box on the Web site.                                                     14001 SkillsUSA Way
                                                                                Leesburg, VA 20176-5494
Note: When finished entering your members, click the button
that says Submit to National Office. This completes online                   National Dues and Deadlines
registration and allows the national headquarters to download
your membership into our national database.                            National Dues: $8.00 per student; $14 per Professional
                                                                       State Dues & Deadlines: See Pages 4–7
Payment Requirement and Options                                        Full Membership Services Deadline: Nov. 16, 2009
By submitting membership online, you are agreeing to                   Postmark rosters by Nov. 16 to receive all member services for the 2009-10
pay the stated SkillsUSA membership fees. Student mem-                 school year, including four issues of SkillsUSA Champions magazine and free
bership runs annually from September to August. Professional           teacher items. Student membership runs from September to June each year.
membership is for one year from date of registration. Services
begin when membership is submitted.                                    National Membership Deadline: March 1, 2010. Rosters must be
                                                                       postmarked by March 1 for students to be eligible for national competition.
If paying by check: please send a copy of your membership              You must meet both the state and national deadlines to compete at
invoice (roster) with the check.                                       the state or national level.


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                                                                 CALIFORNIA                               GEORGIA POSTSECONDARY
                                                                 Jay Winters 760-987-1160                 Cassie Palmer 404-679-1643
STATE DUES AND                                                   E-mail: casusa1@verizon.net              E-mail: cpalmer@tcsg.edu
                                                                           High School       College/PS             College/PS
DEADLINES                                                        Stdt.        $5.00            $5.00      Stdt.        $5.00
                                                                 Prof.        $5.00            $5.00      Prof.        $5.00
                                                                 State deadline: Jan. 1, 2010             State deadline: March 1, 2010
                                                                 Students’ home addresses required        Students’ home addresses required
Online Registration: ALL states request                          Online registration required             Online registration required
local SkillsUSA chapters to join online
at: www.skillsusa-register.org. This allows                      COLORADO                                 GUAM
you to view and update your member-                              Tony Raymond 720-858-2794                Bobbie Leon Guerrero 671-735-5519
ship at any time during the school year.                         E-mail: tony.raymond@cccs.edu            E-mail: barbara.leonguerrero@guamcc.edu
                                                                           High School      College/PS              High School       College/PS
Stdt.—Student                 Prof.—Professional                 Stdt.         $8.50          $8.50       Stdt.        $2.00            $2.00
                                                                 Prof.         $8.50          $8.50       Prof.        $5.00            $5.00
ALABAMA                                                          State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010             State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010
Myron Laurent 334-353-4522                                       Online registration required             Online registration required
E-mail: mlaurent@alsde.edu
                                                                 CONNECTICUT                              HAWAII
         High School        College/PS
                                                                 Heidi Balch 860-807-2138                 Sherilyn Lau 808-733-9141 ext. 418
Stdt.        $5.00            $5.00
                                                                 E-mail: heidi.balch@ct.gov               E-mail: sherilyn_lau@notes.k12.hi.us
Prof.        $5.00            $5.00
                                                                           High School      College/PS              High School
State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010
Students’ home addresses required                                Stdt.         $2.00           $2.00      Stdt.         $4.00
Online registration required                                     Prof.         $2.00           $2.00      Prof.         $4.00
                                                                 State deadline: March 1, 2010            State deadline: Jan. 30, 2010
ALASKA
Ray Jensen 907-376-3563                                          DELAWARE                                 IDAHO
E-mail: rnj@mtaonline.net                                        Dale Derrickson 302-857-3320             Harold Nevill 208-350-5049
          High School      College/PS                            E-mail: dderrickson@doe.k12.de.us        E-mail: nevill.harold@meridianschools.org
Stdt.        $11.00           $11.00                             State dues: none                                   High School        College/PS
Prof.        $10.00           $10.00                             State deadline: March 1, 2010            Stdt.         $12.00           $12.00
State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010                                                                             Prof.          $8.00            $8.00
Students’ home addresses required                                DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA                     State deadline: Feb. 26, 2010
                                                                 Ed Roebuck 202-741-5522                  Students’ home addresses required
ARIZONA                                                          E-mail: ed.roebuck@dc.gov                Online registration required
Scott Soldat 602-542-5565                                                  High School      College/PS
E-mail: ssoldat@azskillsusa.org                                  Stdt.        $10.00          $10.00      ILLINOIS
          High School        College/PS                          Prof.        $10.00          $10.00      Donald Bauc 708-479-8422
Stdt.         $7.00             $7.00                            State deadline: March 2, 2010            E-mail: ilskillsusa@aol.com
Prof.         $7.00             $7.00                            Students’ home addresses required                   High School      College/PS
State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010                                                                              Stdt.          $8.00           $8.00
Students’ home addresses required                                FLORIDA                                  Prof.          $12.00         $12.00
Online registration required                                     Carl Miller 850-284-8534                 State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010
                                                                 E-mail: cmflskillsus@hotmail.com          Students’ home addresses required
ARKANSAS                                                                    High School     College/PS    Online registration required
Jeff Parks 501-682-1125                                          Stdt.         $7.50           $7.50
E-mail: jeff.parks@arkansas.gov                                  Prof.         $7.50           $7.50      INDIANA
           High School      College/PS                           State deadline: Feb. 28, 2010            Noah Lucas 317-232-9173
Stdt.          $5.00           $5.00                             Students’ home addresses required        E-mail: nlucas@doe.in.gov
Prof.          $5.00           $5.00                             Online registration required                       High School      College/PS
State deadline: March 1, 2010                                                                             Stdt.        $7.00            $7.00
Online registration required                                     GEORGIA SECONDARY                        Prof.        $7.00            $7.00
                                                                 Gayle Silvey 770-914-6288                State deadline: Dec. 11, 2009
                                                                 E-mail: gsilvey@skillsusageorgia.org     Students’ home addresses required
                                                                           High School                    Online registration required
                                                                 Stdt.         $6.00
                                                                 Prof.         $6.00
                                                                 State deadline: March 1, 2010
   Questions? If you have questions while completing             Online registration required                    State Dues and Deadlines
   your roster, call SkillsUSA at 800-355-8422, Monday to                                                       and State Conference Dates
    Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, or send                                                          For the latest information, go to:
       an e-mail to Susan Trent at strent@skillsusa.org.                                                      www.skillsusa.org/about/dir4.shtml



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IOWA                                         MASSACHUSETTS                              NEBRASKA
HS: Dale Schumacher 515-979-0514             Karen Ward 508-230-1273                    Greg Stahr 402-471-0898
C/PS: Andrew N. Wermes 515-281-8353          E-mail: kward@maskillsusa.org              E-mail: greg.stahr@nebraska.gov
E-mail: iowaskillsusa1@aol.com                         High School      College/PS                High School      College/PS
          High School       College/PS       Stdt.        $4.50            $4.50        Stdt.         $6.50           $6.50
Stdt.        $7.50            $7.50          Prof.        $2.00            $2.00        Prof.         $6.50           $6.50
Prof.       $13.00           $13.00          State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010              State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010
State deadline: March 1, 2010                                                           Online registration required
Online registration required                 MICHIGAN
                                             Tammy Brown 734-487-3888                   NEVADA
KANSAS                                       E-mail: tbrown51@emich.edu                 Michael Raponi 775-687-7283
Ann Wick 785-296-1067                                  High School       College/PS     E-mail: mraponi@doe.nv.gov
E-mail: awick@ksde.org                       Stdt.        $6.00            $6.00                 High School       College/PS
          High School      College/PS        Prof.        $6.00            $6.00        Stdt.       $5.00            $5.00
Stdt.        $5.00           $5.00           State deadline: Jan. 15, 2010              Prof.       $5.00            $5.00
Prof.        $5.00           $5.00           Online registration required               State deadline: March 1, 2010
State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010                                                            Online registration required
                                             MINNESOTA
KENTUCKY                                                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE
                                             Jennifer Polz 763-560-1932
Steve Phillippi 502-564-5059                                                            Lynda Demers 603-516-6990
                                             E-mail: skillsusaminnesota@comcast.net
E-mail: steve.phillippi@ky.gov                                                          E-mail: nhskillsusa@yahoo.com
                                                       High School      College/PS
           High School       College/PS                                                           High School      College/PS
                                             Stdt.          $6.00         $6.00
Stdt.         $5.00            $5.00                                                    Stdt.        $5.00           $10.00
                                             Prof.          $6.00         $6.00
Prof.         $5.00            $5.00                                                    Prof.       $10.00           $15.00
                                             State deadline: Feb. 2, 2010
State deadline: Feb. 27, 2010                Online registration required               State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010
Students’ home addresses required
Online registration required                                                            NEW JERSEY
                                             MISSISSIPPI
                                             Barbara Varnell 601-354-7792               Peter Carey 908-516-8900 ext. 7231
LOUISIANA                                    E-mail: bvarnell@mde.k12.ms.us             E-mail: pcarey@scettc.org
Larry Rabalais 225-922-1415                            High School      College/PS                High School       College/PS
E-mail: lrabalais@lctcs.edu                  Stdt.        $4.50           $4.50         Stdt.        $4.50             $4.50
           High School      College/PS       Prof.        $8.00           $8.00         Prof.        $4.50             $4.50
Stdt.         $7.50           $7.50          State deadline: Feb. 2, 2010               State deadline: Jan. 15, 2010
Prof.         $7.00           $7.00          Students’ home addresses required
State deadline: March 1, 2010                Online registration required               NEW MEXICO
Online registration required                                                            Saundra Castillo 575-973-2427
                                             MISSOURI                                   E-mail: saundra.castillo@regionix.org
MAINE                                        Paul Light 573-751-4460                              High School       College/PS
Don Jalbert 207-795-4144 ext. 2305           Email: paul.light@dese.mo.gov              Stdt.        $7.50             $7.50
E-mail: djalbert@lewistonpublicschools.org             High School      College/PS      Prof.       $13.00            $13.00
            High School       College/PS     Stdt.         $3.00           $3.00        State deadline: March 1, 2010
Stdt.          $7.50             $7.50       Prof.         $3.00           $3.00        Students’ home addresses required
Prof.          $7.50             $7.50       State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010               Online registration required
State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010                 Online registration required
                                                                                        NEW YORK SECONDARY
MARYLAND                                     MONTANA                                    Kathie Collins-McKean 315-626-9913
Charles Wallace 410-767-8872                 Don Michalsky 406-444-4452                 E-mail: mcollins31@twcny.rr.com
E-mail: cwallace@msde.state.md.us            E-mail: dmichalsky@mt.gov                           High School
          High School       College/PS                High School       College/PS      Stdt.         $5.00
Stdt.        $3.00            $3.00          Stdt.        $5.50           $6.00         Prof.         $5.00
Prof.        $3.00            $3.00          Prof.        $5.50           $6.00         State deadline: March 1, 2010
State deadline: Jan. 30, 2010                State deadline: March 1, 2010              Online registration required
Students’ home addresses required            Students’ home addresses required




Please note: All SkillsUSA membership payments are now received at the SkillsUSA headquarters in Leesburg, Va. Be sure to use the
correct address: SKILLSUSA INC., ATTN: MEMBERSHIP, 14001 SKILLSUSA WAY, LEESBURG, VA 20176-5494


                                                                                                 SKILLSUSA                    5
NEW YORK POSTECONDARY                                           PENNSYLVANIA                                TEXAS SECONDARY
Craig Clark 607-587-3102                                        Jeri Widdowson 814-238-0380                 Janet Conner 800-444-2297
E-mail: clarkcr@alfredstate.edu                                 E-mail: skillsusapennsylvania@comcast.net   E-mail: janet@skillsusatx.org
           College/PS                                                     High School        College/PS                  High School
Stdt.         $8.00                                             Stdt.          $3.00           $3.00        Stdt.           $7.50
Prof.         $8.00                                             Prof.          $3.00           $3.00        Prof.          $10.00
State deadline: March 1, 2010                                   State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010                State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010
Students’ home addresses required                               Online registration required
                                                                                                            TEXAS POSTSECONDARY
NORTH CAROLINA                                                  PUERTO RICO                                 Stacy Scott 210-394-8580
Glenn Barefoot 919-807-3887                                     Cheryl Cintron 787-754-1270                 E-mail: stacyreneescott@hotmail.com
E-mail: gbarefoo@dpi.state.nc.us                                E-mail: cintronsc@de.gobierno.pr                       College/PS
          High School       College/PS                          State dues: contact state office             Stdt.         $9.00
Stdt.        $6.00            $6.00                             State deadline: Feb. 17, 2010               Prof.        $12.00
Prof.        $6.00            $6.00                             Students’ home addresses required           State deadline: March 1, 2010
State deadline: Jan. 30, 2010                                                                               Online registration required
Online registration required                                    RHODE ISLAND
                                                                Joshua Klemp 401-825-2316                   UTAH
NORTH DAKOTA                                                    E-mail: jklemp@ccri.edu                     Curtis Barnett 801-301-1671
Tony Scheerz 701-328-3163                                                  High School     College/PS       E-mail: cbarnett@sisna.com
E-mail: tscheerz@nd.gov                                         Stdt.         $4.00           $8.00                   High School       College/PS
           High School     College/PS                           Prof.        $14.00          $14.00         Stdt.         $6.00           $7.50
Stdt.         $5.00          $5.00                              State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010                Prof.         none            none
Prof.         $5.00          $5.00                                                                          State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010
State deadline: Feb 12, 2010                                    SOUTH CAROLINA                              Online registration required
Students’ home addresses required                               Jackie Clarkson 843-364-0095
Online registration required                                    E-mail: jclarkson6@aol.com                  VERMONT
                                                                           High School     College/PS       Jane Donahue-Holt 802-864-8429
OHIO                                                                                                        E-mail: jdonahue@bsdvt.org
                                                                Stdt.         $7.00           $7.00
Mike Cowles 614-466-8782                                        Prof.        $10.00          $10.00                  High School        College/PS
E-mail: mike.cowles@ode.state.oh.us                             State deadline: March 1, 2010               Stdt.       $8.00             $8.00
         High School       College/PS                           Students’ home addresses required           Prof.      $10.00            $10.00
Stdt.        $7.50            $7.50                             Online registration required                State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010
Prof.       $10.00           $10.00                                                                         Online registration required
State deadline: Dec. 1, 2009                                    SOUTH DAKOTA
Online registration required                                    Shelby Frame 605-773-4527                   VIRGIN ISLANDS
                                                                E-mail: shelby.frame@state.sd.us            Anton Doos 340-690-9521
OKLAHOMA                                                                  High School       College/PS      E-mail: awdusvi@gmail.com
Janet Feken 405-743-5143                                        Stdt.        $3.00             $3.00                  High School       College/PS
E-mail: jfeke@okcareertech.org                                  Prof.        $3.00             $3.00        Stdt.       $17.00            $17.00
           High School     College/PS                           State deadline: Feb. 26, 2010               Prof.       $16.00            $16.00
Stdt.         $4.00           $4.00                             Students’ home addresses required           State deadline: Feb. 28, 2010
Prof.         $7.00           $7.00                                                                         Students’ home addresses required
State deadline: Nov. 1, 2009 (fall);                            TENNESSEE SECONDARY                         Online registration required
March 1, 2010 (spring)                                          Dr. Carol Myers 865-594-6044
Online registration required                                    E-mail: carol.myers@state.tn.us             VIRGINIA
                                                                          High School                       David Rathbone 540-818-9816
OREGON                                                          Stdt.         $4.00                         E-mail: drathbone@nr.edu
Niki Clausen 503-385-4637                                       Prof.         $6.00                                   High School       College/PS
E-mail: niki.clausen@wesd.org                                   State deadline: Feb. 3, 2010                Stdt.        $4.50            $4.50
          High School      College/PS                                                                       Prof.        $4.50            $4.50
Stdt.         $4.00           $4.00                             TENNESSEE POSTSECONDARY                     State deadline: Dec. 31, 2009
Prof.         $4.00           $4.00                             Carl Creasman 423-462-2387
State deadline: March 1, 2010                                   E-mail: mrskillsusa@comcast.net
Online registration required                                              College/PS                           Rosters must be postmarked by the state
                                                                Stdt.        $4.00                             deadline and should be sent directly to
                                                                Prof.        $4.00                             the national headquarters. If you have
                                                                State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010                  questions, please call your state association
                                                                Students’ home addresses required              director at the number listed above. If you
                                                                Online registration required                   can’t reach your state director, please call
                                                                                                               the national membership office at
                                                                                                               800-355-8422.



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WASHINGTON SECONDARY                             WEST VIRGINIA                                 WISCONSIN POSTSECONDARY
Bruce F. McBurney 360-923-1741                   Robert Wilson 304-558-6314                    Dale Drees 920-735-2489
E-mail: bruce.mcburney@skillsusawashington.org   E-mail: rjwilson@access.k12.wv.us             E-mail: drees@fvtc.edu
            High School                                    High School       College/PS                   College/PS
Stdt.          $8.00                             Stdt.         $2.00           $2.00           Stdt.         $5.50
Prof.          $8.00                             Prof.         $2.00           $2.00           Prof.         $5.50
State deadline: Feb. 5, 2010                     State deadline: Feb. 12, 2010                 State deadline: Feb. 1, 2010
Online registration required                     Students’ home addresses required             Online registration required
                                                 Online registration required
WASHINGTON POSTSECONDARY                                                                       WYOMING
Bob Monroig 425-739-8238                         WISCONSIN SECONDARY                           Toni Decklever 307-426-4007
E-mail: bob.monroig@lwtc.edu                     Brent Kindred 608-266-2683                    E-mail: skillsusawyoming@gmail.com
          College/PS                             Email: brent.kindred@dpi.wi.gov                         High School     College/PS
Stdt.       $10.00                                            High School                      Stdt.          $7.00          $7.00
Prof.       $10.00                               Stdt.            $5.00                        Prof.          $6.00          $6.00
State deadline: Feb. 14, 2010                    Prof.            $3.00                        State deadline: February 15, 2010
Online registration required                     State deadline: Feb. 15, 2010                 Online registration required
                                                 Students’ e-mail addresses required




                                                                       How should we organize our chapter?

FAQ:                                                                   It is a local decision as to whether to organize SkillsUSA sections
                                                                       within each program or to have one section for the entire school.
ABOUT SKILLSUSA MEMBERSHIP                                             A section is all students who attend class at the same time and are
                                                                       taught by a single instructor. A chapter is all the students within
                                                                       one school or a single school campus.

                                                                       How do I add students to my membership roster?
Who must pay SkillsUSA membership dues?                                Add students online or by mail. When sending additions to
All SkillsUSA members, including professional members, must            your roster, include school info and a telephone number.
pay membership dues (both state and national).
                                                                       Who can participate in SkillsUSA competitions?
What are the dues and deadline for my state?                           Students may compete at the state level if they are registered
See Pages 4-7 for dues, deadlines and contact information.             members and meet all requirements, which may include com-
                                                                       peting at the local/regional level. Only state first-place winners
What is the national membership deadline?                              who are approved by the state may compete at nationals.
Rosters must be postmarked or membership submitted online
by midnight on March 1, 2010 to be elgible for competition.            Should all SkillsUSA advisors join as professionals?
                                                                       All advisors and school administrators should join as
Can I send in membership after the deadline?                           professional members in order to receive individual copies
SkillsUSA accepts national membership after March 1, but               of SkillsUSA Champions magazine and other materials.
students joining after their published state deadline may not
compete or run office for that school year.                             What is “100-percent membership”?
                                                                       The term 100-percent membership means that all students
Do I have to join online?                                              enrolled in your training program are dues-paying members.
You may complete the paper roster in this kit, if you prefer.

If joining by mail, must I send a check with my roster?                      SkillsUSA Sections and Chapters
You may pay by check or enclose a purchase order. If you use
a purchase order, you must submit payment within 40 days.               The recommended SkillsUSA structure is a classroom section, which
                                                                        is one technical program with classroom officers and a calendar of
Can dues be refunded or transferred?                                    activities as part of the instructional program. A campus might have
Substitution of student or adult memberships is not allowed.            one classroom section or several. All the sections within a school
You may not drop one person from the membership roster                  are called a SkillsUSA chapter. Schools with sections are called
and replace that name with another. Keep receipts of when               multiple-section chapters. The instructor who joins as a professional
and how much students pay, in case membership payment at                member and manages the section/chapter is the SkillsUSA advisor.
the local level needs to be verified due to clerical error.




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                                                                                        SkillsUSA Catalogs
SKILLSUSA MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
                                                                      To request a catalog or place an order:

                                                                      SkillsUSA Educational Materials Catalog
                                                                      14001 SkillsUSA Way
                                                                      Leesburg, VA 20176-5494
Each local chapter should establish a reference library of
                                                                      Telephone: 800-321-8422 or 703-777-8810
SkillsUSA educational materials and basic supplies. This will
make it easy for the chapter to run a variety of activities.
                                                                      Order online: www.skillsusa.org/store
Educational Materials Catalog                                         SkillsUSA Store
SkillsUSA offers educational materials videos that support a          22923 Quicksilver Drive, Suite 107
well-rounded program in our SkillsUSA Educational Materials           Sterling, VA 20166
Catalog. Each chapter should have the following:
                                                                      Telephone: 703-956-3723
SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook                                         Business Hours: 8a.m. to 5p.m., Monday-Friday
Advisor’s Success Kit (ASK) CD-ROM                                    E-mail: skillsusastore@egroup-inc.com
SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards                           Order online: www.skillsusastore.org
Professional Development Program (PDP)

SkillsUSA Supplies                                               Online Training for New Advisors
The SkillsUSA store catalog offers the equipment needed          SkillsUSA offers free online training to help instructors learn
to run a chapter: a gavel, SkillsUSA banner, American flag,       more about SkillsUSA and implement the program. Visit the
SkillsUSA ceremonial emblem, a treasurer’s book, a secretary’s   SkillsUSA Advisor Essentials Training Library:
book and a SkillsUSA scrapbook. Chapter members can also         www.championsforchange.org/changeinprogress.html
order blazers or competition clothing from the catalog. Also
included are award and recognition items, mugs, pens, T-shirts   Need More Membership Kits?
and a variety of SkillsUSA logo items.                           All membership materials are posted on the SkillsUSA Web site
                                                                 at www.skillsusa.org/join/joinbymail.shtml. This is an easy way
How to Introduce SkillsUSA                                       to share SkillsUSA materials with others. To receive additional
                                                                 packets by mail, call 800-355-8422 or send your request to
to New Students and Parents                                      anyinfo@skillsusa.org.
SkillsUSA has developed a script to help instructors more
easily explain SkillsUSA to new students at the start of the     SkillsUSA Web Site
school year. It is posted online so teachers can download it     The SkillsUSA Web site is an excellent source of information
and then personalize it as desired:                              on programs, opportunities and training sponsored by the
www.skillsusa.org/educators/chapmanage.shtml                     national organization. Go to: www.skillsusa.org.
SkillsUSA Fact Sheet:
www.skillsusa.org/about/factsheet.shtml                          •   Information for teachers: skillsusa.org/educators/index.shtml
                                                                 •   Chapter basics: skillsusa.org/educators/chapmanage.shtml
Information for parents:                                         •   Downloadable logo art: skillsusa.org/about/logos.shtml
www.skillsusa.org/supporters/parents.shtml                       •   State Web sites: skillsusa.org/about/dir4.shtml
Sample letter to send home to parents:                           •   SkillsUSA Championships: skillsusa.org/compete/skills.shtml
www.skillsusa.org/educators/chapmanage.shtml
                                                                 Membership Payments
                                                                 Please note: All SkillsUSA membership payments are now
Still Have Questions?                                            received at the SkillsUSA headquarters in Leesburg, Va. Be sure
Call the Membership Department:
                                                                 to use the correct address:
Phone: 800-355-8422, Monday to Friday,
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
                                                                      SKILLSUSA INC.
Membership Fax: 703-777-1306
                                                                      14001 SKILLSUSA WAY
E-mail: anyinfo@skillsusa.org
                                                                      LEESBURG, VA 20176-5494
Web: www.skillsusa.org




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