DARE TO DREAM
NEW YORK DECA
Dear New York DECA:
On behalf of the New York State DECA, Board of Trustees, I challenge you to JOIN ORANIZE AND PROMOTE through
DECA! It is the hope of the Board of Trustees, that you find the information in this New York DECA Guide a helpful tool
in preparing for the 2010‐2011 DECA year. Our goal in developing this packet, is to provide you with the necessary road
map tools you will need to organize and plan your DECA activities.
As you review this packet, you will see, that your Board of Trustees has planned numerous events to help you start
the year off on a positive note. Informational conferences designed to provide a cooperative learning experience
for both students and advisors have been planned. The Fall Conference will once again begin with a joint event with
National DECA. Our aim was to combine the best of both events, so all students could participate in both events. This
conference is scheduled for WASHINGTON D.C. What better way to provide our students with the opportunity to meet
students from across the country and state. Your Board of Trustees encourages you to take that first important step in
preparing for competitive events and become a participant at NARCON!
We encourage you to visit us often at www.newyorkdeca.org. Important updates, contact information, and
deadline reminders will be posted at this site as they occur. If at any time you need to contact a member of the board,
please consult the directory included in this packet. If your question is still unresolved, I can be reached during
at 516‐578‐1059 or at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
All required conference registration forms are now conveniently located in one place, within the body of the document.
We trust this will help to make your job a little easier.
New York DECA has proven itself to be an organization dedicated to providing a positive and rewarding
experience for both student members and advisors. Your Board of Trustees is here to help you. At any time, if you
need support or guidance, please ask, I promise we will respond.
Ellen Katz, Chairperson
Fellow DECA Members,
Welcome to the 2010-2011 year. I am confident that this is truly going to be a year to remember. Your officer team,
comprised of Melanie Noye, Michael Fetzer, Samantha Bugaj, Jessica Arnone and me, has worked to plan a year with you, the
membership in mind. We hope that you will take advantage of every opportunity, and embrace what this year has in store.
I look forward to seeing you in Rochester for the 51st State Career Conference. This year’s theme, New York DECA: Dare to
Dream!, has been created with much thought and consideration. The annual SCC will be held from March 9 to March 11, 2011. Once
again we will engage in competition in hopes of advancing to this year’s ICDC, so be sure to bring your “A” game. Additionally, you
will have to opportunity to connect with and meet fellow DECA members throughout the duration of the conference.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been selected for this year’s State Service Project. Make-A-Wish grants wishes for
children with life threatening illnesses. We ask that you participate in whatever way possible and help us to make a difference and put
smiles on children’s faces, one wish at a time. The funds raised will be donated to the various Make-A-Wish chapters throughout New
York, making a positive impact statewide.
This year’s International Career Development Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from April 30 to May 3, 2011.
As you may know, Orlando is home to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”, Walt Disney World, the place where dreams come true.
It is my hope that DECA will continue to inspire its members to dream big and work hard to achieve their goals. This year’s theme is
intended to inspire you to dream, and achieve.
I, along with your national DECA officers encourage you to “Expand your Network” through this year’s National theme.
Now, is a prime time to meet fellow DECA members and expand your horizons. Consider joining the “New York DECA 2011” page
on Facebook. Connect with the rest of New York DECA and share ideas, meet new people, ask questions, and keep up-to-date on
current DECA events. I also invite you to expand your network beyond New York DECA. Travel to Washington D.C. with us to
embark on the journey that the POWER Trip will supply. While in D.C. attend the Fall Leadership Conference hosted by your
Executive Council, and also take part in the workshops held by National DECA. Dare to take advantage of the opportunity to network
with members from the Southern and Western Regions, as well as our very own North Atlantic Region as you navigate through the
Our team has developed many ideas in order to recognize the membership and advisors for their dedication and commitment
to this organization. We have many new awards and opportunities planned for you. I encourage you to take advantage of these and
make the most of this year as a whole. Your hard work will certainly pay off at the conferences and in the future. Work hard, plan
ahead, stay focused, create new memories, start new friendships, and dream big. It is up to you to make this a year to remember!
I am eager to work with you in hopes of connecting New York DECA. Together we can build upon the strong foundation that
has been laid, and work toward our unlimited potential for the future. Best of luck in this new DECA year!
New York DECA: Dare to Dream!
New York DECA President
COMPETITIVE EVENT DEADLINE DATES
DATE WHO TASK
November 13, DEADLINE National Electronic File to
Membership Roster DECA National DECA School Check
This impacts onyour payable to DECA, INC
Cc of file to MBETP@aol. com
November 30, 2010 Final opportunity to National DECA Electronic file
roster student. Cc M Beresa School check
Payable to DECA
Completed by Regional Elimination Regional Regional Competitive
January 12,2011 Programs Activity Event Program
January 17, 2011 Written Direct Event Gary Spaid
Electronic file to
Entry Form Aces2@frontiernet.net
January 26, 2011 Written Events due Gerald Hathaway
1) Original Manual
February 1, 2011 Non-Written Direct Gary Spaid
Entry Form Electronic file to
February 3, 2011 Hotel Registration
Registration Chairperson Electronic files to Ellen Katz along with a
email@example.com School Check firstname.lastname@example.org
February 19, 2011 Final Date for Gary Spaid Electronic file to
Substitutions & Competitive
changes for SCC Event
February 19, 2011 Final Date for Ellen Katz email@example.com
March 19, 2011 Registration and check Ellen Katz Electronic file/check
for ICDC due firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTERING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
1. All participants must be active members of DECA with the current year’s dues on file with DECA Inc. and New
2. All participants and written entries must be approved and authorized for entering competition by their
state/provincial association through official competitive events.
3. All participants and written entries must meet the specifications.
4. All participants must have participated in state/provincial competitions. All entry forms and creative entries must be
submitted by the state/provincial advisor or designee according to announced deadlines.
5. A participant may enter only one of the competitive events with a participatory component during DECA’s
6. No additions or substitutions may be registered for competition after the deadline set forth by DECA Inc.
7. A written entry may not be entered in more than one international conference competitive event during a
8. Once a written entry is entered in international conference competition, the identical content material may not be
entered in international conference competition again.
9. All participants must attend the briefing sessions scheduled for their competitive event during the international
10. Participants are required to follow the official DECA dress code, which requires that they wear an official DECA
blazer for all phases of competition during which they come in contact with a judge or judges.
11. All written entries must include a signed copy of DECA’s Written Event Statement of Assurances.
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Once a manual is registered with Gary Spaid, Contest Chairperson, (JANUARY 17, 2011)
in the Written Event Direct Entry Form, that is the final, binding event that the
named student(s) will be registered in.
Any error in this registration and the student(s) will either be required to withdraw from all
competitions or the student(s) will be required to compete in the registered event even if that
is the wrong event. Please verify this registration spreadsheet before you submit it as changes
will not be permitted.
2. TOTAL Four (4) copies must be sent, one must in the official
DECA folio. A 10 point penalty shall be assessed for failure to
follow this procedure.
3. No student may use a cell phone in the contest/cluster area. No cell phone is
to be brought to any competitive event by any student for any reason. If any
student/team has/have a cell phone in the cluster/contest area they will be
disqualified from their competitive event immediately. The only exceptions to
this rule are:
Advertising Campaign/ Sales Demonstration/ Technical Selling/ Wholesale Selling
Only if you are using the cell phone as a PROP, the cell phone must be registered for use
at the check in table prior to going to the contest/cluster area.
4. Every Competitive Event Participant will be required to show
photo identification in order to compete.
The following are VALID examples of Photo ID: ~
~ Drivers License
~ School ID
~ Sheriff ID
~ Motor Vehicle Issued Identification
~ Original Yearbook
~ Immigration Card
STUDENTS MAY ENTER ONLY ONE (1) COMPETITIVE EVENT. THERE ARE NO
EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. ANY STUDENT THAT IS REGISTERED FOR MORE THAN
ONE COMPETITIVE EVENT BE IT A PERSONAL, CHAPTER OR RESEARCH TEAM
PROJECT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED FROM ALL EVENTS.
5. NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO BRING A HANDBAG OR BACKPACK INTO THE TESTING AREA
EXCEPT FOR MEDICAL REASONS NO CONTESTANT MAY BRING ANY PERSONAL MATERIALS INTO THE
6. Every effort will be made to strictly enforce the penalty points as printed in the DECA
GUIDE. Encourage your local advisors/competitors to review the competitive event
guidelines carefully before submitting their event.
2010‐2011 COMPETITIVE EVENTS LIST
(events in *Italics are regional elimination events)
National Representative Events
Advertising Campaign Event (M)
Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan (M)
Professional Sales (M)
National Written Events
Business Operations Research Events
• Business Services Operations Research Event
• Buying and Merchandising Operations Research Event
• Finance Operations Research Event
• Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research Event
• Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research Event
Business Management and Entrepreneurship Events
• Entrepreneurship Written Event
• International Business Plan Event
• Internet Marketing Plan Event
• Entrepreneurship Participating Event
Chapter Team Events
• Community Service Project
• Creative Marketing Project
• Entrepreneurship Promotion Project
• Financial Literacy Promotion Project
• Learn & Earn Project
• Public Relations Project
Individual Series Events
*Accounting Applications (F)
*Apparel & Accessories (M)
*Automotive Services Marketing (M)
*Business Services Marketing (M)
*Food Marketing (M)
*Hotel and Lodging Management (H)
*Marketing Management M)
*Quick Serve Restaurant Management (H)
*Restaurant & Food Service Management (H)
*Retail Merchandising (M)
*Sports & Entertainment Marketing (M)
DECA Quiz Bowl (M)
Team Decision Making Events
*Business Law and Ethic Team Decision Making Event (BM)
*Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making Event (M)
*Financial Services Team Decision Making Event (F)
*Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Event (H)
*Marketing Communications Team Decision Making (M)
*Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making Event (M)
*Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making Event (H)
Principles of Business Administration Events
(Available for First year Students only)
*Principles of Business Management & Administration (BA)
*Principles of Finance (BA)
*Principles of Hospitality & Tourism (BA)
*Principles of Marketing (BA)
New York State Events 2010
*Broadcast Advertising (Radio Advertisement (30 seconds))
*Chapter Scrapbook ‐NYS
*Decision Making ‐ Human Resources
*Decision Making ‐ Marketing
*Job Interview (Sears Appliance Salesperson )
Public Service Broadcast Advertising (Television Ad (60 seconds))
Public Service Visual Advertising (Newspaper ½ page Ad)
*Public Speaking ‐ Extemporaneous
*Public Speaking ‐ Prepared
Visual Advertising (Billboard Ad)
Test type to be administered:
(BM)= Business Management
Special Online Events (Not available at State Competition Level)
*Stock Market Game
*Virtual Business Challenge Retail
*Virtual Business Challenge Sports
Public Speaking Topics
State Theme: New York DECA: Dare to Dream!
State Themes- Public Speaking Topics:
Public Speaking Prepared:
Regionals- How has DECA taught you to dream?
States- How has DECA helped you to reach your dreams?
Public Speaking Extemporaneous: The Principles of Marketing
Regionals- Which of the Principles of Marketing has helped or impacted you the
States- Which of the Principles of Marketing will help you the most in the future?
COMPETITVE EVENT CHANGES
As DECA continues to align its renowned competitive events program to career clusters, the Competitive
Events Task Force recommended and the board of directors approved the following changes effective for
the 2010–2011 school year.
New Event and Name Changes
• A new Marketing Communications Team Decision Making Event will be introduced.
• The Financial Analysis Team Decision Making Event is renamed Financial Services Team Decision
• The Technical Sales Event is renamed Professional Selling Event to more accurately reflect the
intended purpose of the event.
Performance Indicator Lists
The performance indicator lists will be reorganized to include pathways from the National Curriculum
• Performance indicators for Principles of Business Administration content interviews will be
selected from the business administration core.
• Performance indicators for Team Decision Making case studies will be selected from the appropriate
career cluster and the business administration core.
• Performance indicators for Individual Series role-plays will be selected from the appropriate pathway,
the appropriate career cluster and the business administration core. The performance indicator
selection for the exams will remain the same as last year.
• Performance indicators for the Principles of Business Administration exams will be selected from
the business administration core.
• Performance indicators for the four cluster exams used for Team Decision Making Events and
Individual Series Events will be selected from the appropriate career cluster and the business
A matrix showing the relationship between specific events and clusters/pathways is provided on page 58.
Use of Sound
The use of sound will now be permitted in all Business Operations Research Events, Chapter Team
Events, Business Management and Entrepreneurship Events and Marketing Representative Events,
but the volume must be kept at a conversational level.
Interaction with Judges
Materials appropriate to the situation may be handed to or left with judges in all competitive even
WRITTEN EVENTS---CRITICAL INFORMATION
Three (3) copies plus the original (total of four (4) copies) of each manual
must be submitted. Only the original copy needs to be in the required binder or
folio as stated in the competitive events rules and guidelines. The three (3)
individually stapled copies are to be placed inside the official DECA folio, and
one copy hole punched inside of the folio, for a total of four (4), for each
manual submitted. A 10 point penalty shall be assessed for failure to
follow this procedure.
Manuals received on Thursday, January 27, 2011
and Friday,January 28,2011 will be assessed a 10
point per day penalty.
Manuals received after 5:00 PM on Friday,
2011 will be disqualified.
If the correct number of copies is not received,
the manual will be disqualified.
• Remember, the Statement of Assurances is required at the state
• The signed Statement is to be placed in the ORIGINAL manual ONLY, NOT
in any of the other copies.
• Failure to place the signed Statement in the original manual will result in that
manual not being judged.
Copies of the Statement are available in the DECA
Mr. Gerald Hathaway, Judge Chairman
c/o Arlene Hathaway
West Seneca East Senior High School
4760 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY 14224 3 295
Official Dress Code for the
State Career Conference/ International Career Development Conference
Professional appearance is an important aspect of the overall preparation of DECA members
for the business world. To that end, DECA supports a dress code for its career‐based
functions that exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism while being non‐
discriminatory between males and females.
DECA’s board of directors has developed the following official dress standards for the
International Career Development Conference. Students, advisors and chaperones must
follow the dress code.
Competitors must wear an official DECA blazer during interaction with the judges. While
official DECA blazers are not required during briefing and testing, professional business
dress is required. Professional dress should also be worn to all conference sessions including
workshops and special meal functions such as luncheons.
For a more polished, professional appearance, it is recommended that students wear
An official DECA blazer is required to receive recognition/an award on stage.
DECA BUSINESS CASUAL
Casual slacks (e.g., Dockers), blouse or shirt, casual shoes.
Jeans, t‐shirts and athletic shoes are not included in business casual attire
WHEN APPEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE
Official DECA blazer with dress skirt or dress slacks and a
dress blouse or official blazer with a dress; dress shoes
WHEN APPEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE
Official DECA blazer with dress slacks, collared dress shirt
and necktie; dress shoes and dress socks
Event Briefing, Manual Registration and Testing, Leadership
Dress blouse or dress sweater with dress skirt or dress slacks
(blazer optional) or business dress; dress shoes
Collared dress shirt and necktie with dress slacks
(blazer optional); dress shoes and dress socks
The following are unacceptable during DECA activities:
• Skin‐tight or revealing clothing
• • Midriff‐baring clothing
• • Swimwear
• Leggings or graphic designed hosiery/tights
• • Athletic clothing
• Clothing with printing that is suggestive, obscene or promotes illegal
When judging adherence to the dress code, DECA asks that advisors, teachers and
chaperones use observation as the tool for assessing compliance. DECA does not support
or condone the touching of students or their clothing as a means of determining whether
or not a student is following the dress code guidelines.
A $100. cancellation fee will apply to all
SCC cancellations received ten days prior
to the start of the conference.
Refunds are only issued if Ellen Katz is
notified prior to 2/19/11.
There are NO refunds issued for any
reason after this date!
Room substitutions only!
This applies to both SCCAND ICDC
REFUNDS CAN ONLYBE ISSUED IFTHE
REGISTRATION CHAIRPERSON IS NOTIFIED
TEN (10) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CONFERENCE.
THIS IS HOTEL POLICY
YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE BOY FOR BOY
OR GIRL FOR GIRL
UP TO THE START OF THE CONFERENCE
ALL REFUND REQUESTS MUST MEET THIS TIME LINE AND
BE IN WRITING TO
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT YOU CC YOUR BOARD REP AND
YOURSELF WHEN SENDING IN A CANCELLATION NOTICE
New York DECA Hotel Responsibility Agreement
Conference Name: _____________________________________________________
School Name: ________________________________________________________
Advisor’s Name: _____________________________ Phone Number ______________
Principal’s Name:__________________________ Phone Number _______________
The signature of both the principal and the advisor on this form indicates that both
parties have discussed with the School’s DECA chapter, the financial responsibility
pertaining to the Chapter’s rented rooms at this DECA/NEW YORK DECA sponsored
This signed form acknowledges that responsibility, on the part of the school, the DECA
chapter, the students, and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to be financially responsible for any
and all damages to the rooms at the conference hotel that have not been reported on the
room damage form, a form which will be completed by the students and chapter advisor
upon arrival at the conference hotel.
Signature of Principal Signature of Advisor
This form MUST be mailed to the Conference Registration Chairperson with your room
reservations. Failure to provide this completed form will result in the cancellation of all
There will be no defacing of public property. Any damages of any property,
including, but not limited to, property or furnishings in the hotel rooms or buildings must
be paid by the individual or chapter responsible. Any chapter whose members are found
responsible for such damages at a conference will be required to place a refundable
$250 Damage Deposit with the Conference Registration Chairman at each subsequent
conference, for a period of one (1) year. Failure to make restitution will result in the Chapter
NOT being eligible to compete until all bills are paid.
Copy 1– Registration Chairperson Copy 2– Chapter Advisor Copy 3 – School Principal
NEW YORK DECA
For your reference, the following procedures are in place for each and every
New York DECA/ DECA Conference.
• At each New York DECA/DECA Conference it is the responsibility of
the Advisor or adult assistants to conduct a nightly room check in.
This check in is to take place at curfew.(11:30 PM)
• Each student is required to sign in at curfew.
• This “sign in sheet” is to be hand delivered on a nightly basis to the
New York DECA Security Chairperson.
• Upon submission of the sign in sheet, the Advisor/Adult Assistant
must sign a verification form stating that each student from their
chapter is safe in their rooms.
If an Advisor /Adult Assistant fail to turn in the bed check sheets
and sign in with the Security Chairperson , as Principal of
__________________ High School you will be notified.
I have discussed the contents of this memo with
the Chapter Advisor from ________________________ High
Chapter will comply as outlined.
Signature ______________________________ Date
Advisor Signature ________________________ Date
NEW YORK DECA
Health Information Form
Student’s Name Date of Birth
Home Phone ( ) _______________ Work Phone ( )
Cell Phone ( ___)
Emergency Contact __________________________ Phone __________________
In the event that a parent cannot be reached, please list a name and phone number of
another person that can be contacted in an emergency situation:
In the event of a medical emergency, the procedure will be to call the parent or guardian,
time permitting, before taking the student to a physician or hospital. However, when
neither parent can be reached, this form may permit the hospital to perform treatment.
We/I ____________ hereby give permission for the New York DECA advisor(s) or
designee to transport my/our child to or from a physician or hospital for emergency
We/I __________ hereby give permission for the DECA advisor(s) or designee to sign any
consents which may be necessary to allow hospital personnel and/or a licensed physician
to examine my/our child and perform any emergency procedures, treatment or surgery
which may be necessary and to consent to the administration of any drugs or medication
necessary to such emergency care.
My/our child _________ is allergic to the following drugs and/or medications:(If none, so
My/our child _________ is in good physical health and has no ailments or maladies
except: (If none, so state)
List any and all medications which must be taken:
We/I hereby agree to hold New York DECA free and harmless from and indemnify New
York DECA for any expenses incurred in the rendering of such care and treatment and
from any liability, which may arise as the result of such care, and treatment.
Date: _________Health Insurance Policy Name:
_____ Parent/Guardian Signature(s)
I .................................................................. , as a New York DECA advisor,
and/or/school supervisor designee hereby agree to uphold and enforce the New
York DECA Code of Conduct and the accompanying Advisor /and/or/School
Supervisor Designee Pathways of Action for Emergency and Non-Emergency
Situations, and all New York DECA rules, policies and procedures at the State
Career Conference, As an advisor and/or/school supervisor designee I agree to and
accept the responsibility of supervising and overseeing the students assigned to
me for the duration of the conference. I further agree that I will have each student
assigned to me initial and/or sign a curfew compliance form indicating that the
student was in his/her room at curfew each night of the conference.
I will provide a completed curfew compliance form to New York DECA security by
the end of my shift each evening. I have read and fully understand the
aforementioned New York DECA Code of Conduct and Advisor/and/or/School
Supervisor Designee Pathways of Action for Emergency and Non-Emergency
Situations, and I agree to obey and comply with the guidelines set forth therein,
the New York DECA By-Laws and Constitution, and New York DECA policies and
procedures in addition to all applicable laws, rules and regulations. My failure to
enforce the Code of Conduct, the terms of this Agreement and the documents
referred to herein, and/or any New York DECA rule and policy may result in
disciplinary action taken against me.
AGREED AND ACCEPTED
In case of any emergency involving the advisor(s) and chaperone(s) from this
chapter, it may be essential to be able to contact a school administrator. With this in
mind, please complete the form below in order to provide us contact to an
administrator 24 hours per day while the conference is in session. This information
shall be held in the strictest of confidence and shall be used ONLY in case of an
In case of an emergency, the following local administrator(s) should be
Home Phone ___________________________________
Home Phone __
NEW YORK DECA CODE OF CONDUCT
The following is an explanation of the New York DECA Code of Conduct. Education, not
punishment, is the primary function of New York DECA. Discipline shall focus on prevention
and the establishment of a climate in which individuals are encouraged to be good citizens
in school, work, the community and at New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA
conferences and events.
It is the belief of the Board of Trustees that each individual should be treated as a person
who can reasonably be expected to be responsible for his or her own behavior. New York
DECA and its Board of Trustees and advisors will assist each individual in this program of
personal responsibility with a few sensible rules of conduct, focusing on safety and respect for
the rights and property of others. The Code of Conduct will be consistently applied at New
York DECA, DECA and National DECA conferences and events. Students who do not
accept this responsibility and who violate New York DECA rules will be required to
accept the appropriate consequences. New York DECA advisors are to uphold their
duties and responsibilities as well and may be subject to disciplinary action for any
misconduct and/or dereliction of duties.
The Board of Trustees recognizes the need to make its expectations for individual
conduct while engaged in a New York DECA, DECA, and/or National DECA function specific
and clear. The rules of conduct listed below are intended to do that and focus on
safety and respect for the rights and property of others. Moreover, delegates shall
allow New York DECA to use conference photographs, videos, digital images, recordings
and their names for promotional purposes.
A student may be searched when there is reasonable suspicion that the student is engaging
in any proscribed activity which is in violation of this Code. New York DECA reserves the
right to conduct any other search which is consistent with law, including, but not limited to,
random searches, searches of New York DECA property and consent searches. New York
DECA property is subject to search at any time and without consent. There is no
reasonable expectation of privacy in any New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA
storage area or area being used for storage by New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA
including, but not limited to, desks, computers, offices and tables. An authorized
representative of New York DECA shall have the right to question delegates. In
addition, an authorized New York DECA official may enter the hotel room of a delegate
without permission during a sanctioned New York DECA, DECA, and/or National
DECA conference or event requiring an overnight stay for the express purpose of
safeguarding the well‐being of a delegate where there is reasonable suspicion that the
safety and/or well‐being of a delegate is being threatened and/or is danger. Where
warranted, local law enforcement will be contacted. By signing below, you are hereby
acknowledging and consenting to an authorized New York DECA official taking the above
Students who are given penalties other than a verbal warning are entitled to have their
matter heard before a Code of Conduct Committee (“Conduct Committee”) at a time and
location determined by the Board of Trustees. A Code of Conduct Committee Hearing
may be scheduled to occur immediately after the incident, regardless of the hour, or for
a later date and time. The decision as to scheduling is left to the sole discretion of the
Code of Conduct Committee, and the student delegate and his/her parents and home
The provisions and procedures set forth at Section 7 of the New York DECA
Constitution shall govern the Conduct Committee hearing. Any disciplinary action taken will
situation will be considered on a case‐by‐case basis. Factors, including, but not
b fi f i d i All li i di d d d di i li h ll b
D) All delegates must follow all rules stated by New York
DECA, DECA and/or National DECA and further those set forth in
the New York DECA Constitution, its Bylaws and the Code of
For the purpose of this Code of Conduct:
member, including advisors and adult chaperones, attending any
E) conference, event and/or function of New York DECA, DECA Board
The Conduct Committee, with authority delegated to it by theand/or of
reserves the right to interpretation and application of the Code of
Conduct as necessary. The decision of the Conduct Committee shall be
final, except some matters may be appealed to the Board of Trustees.
dealt with in accordance with the procedures adopted
h e r e u n d e r p u r s u a n t t o t h e Co n s t i t u t io n a n d / o r B y l a w s of
N e w Y o r k D E C A , a n d the penalties thereafter. Such penalties
will be consistent and appropriate to the violation and points
assigned to each violation.
C) Students found to have violated the New York DECA Code of Conduct
may be subject to the following penalties. New York
D E C A ’ s Board of Trustees, and/or a duly delegated body
a u t h o r i z e d t o a c t on its behalf, are authorized to impose
that penalty. The range of p e n a l t i e s i n c l u d e : ( 1 ) v e r b a l
warning and/or reprimand; (2) p a r e n t , h o m e s c h o o l
a n d / o r h o m e s c h o o l a d v i s o r notification and/or
disciplinary referral to home school; (3) p r o b a t i o n ; ( 4 )
sent home from a New York DECA event or function at
the student’s expense; (4) removal of the
delegate’s title and/or position within New York DECA;
( 5 ) suspension from New York DECA; (6) Restrictive Movement;
and/or (7) expulsion.
Any individual violating or ignoring any of the rules may be "expelled" from New York
DECA, sent home at their own expense or placed on "Restrictive Movement" depending
on the decision of the Conduct Committee. "Restrictive Movement" means the delegate
will constantly be accompanied by his/her advisor or designated adult chaperone at
ALL times, except after curfew when the delegate shall be in his/her room. Chapter
advisors will be held accountable for student delegate conduct.
In determining the disciplinary action imposed against a student(s), each
The ranges of penalties and the penalty points with corresponding infractions as listed
herein are for guidance only. New York DECA reserves the right to impose any penalty as
warranted under the specific circumstances.
1 & 2 Reprimand/Warning; Parent, Home School,
3 Reprimand/Warning; Parent, Home School,
Advisor notification; Probation
4 & 5 Reprimand/Warning; Parent, Home
S c h o o l, Advisor notification; Probation;
Sending the student home from a New
York DECA event or function at the
student’s expense; Suspension;
Restrictive movement; and/or
APPEAL PROCESS A person or chapter expelled or suspended from New York
DECA may appeal the decision of the Code of Conduct Committee to the
Board of Trustees by filing a written notice of appeal with the Secretary of
the Board of Trustees. The notice of appeal must be in writing and
received within seven (7) days after the individual and/or the student’s
home chapter has received notice of the Code of Conduct Committee’s
decision. The student delegate and his/her parent or guardian and the
home school expressly agree to pay the costs involved for Board
members to attend the appeal. This includes, but is not limited to,
airfare and travel expenses to and from the appeal, room and board
and for the Board of Trustees’ reasonable counsel fees. In the event
the student delegate’s appeal is successful; i.e., results in a lessening
of a previously imposed punishment administered by the Code of
Conduct Committee, such fees and costs incurred by Board members
hearing the appeal will be borne
POINT VALUE CODE OF CONDUCT INFRACTION
1. Student delegates who have sought and obtained prior special
permission from the Board of Trustees so as not to be required
to stay overnight in a hotel/conference center during a
New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA
conference or event must be off the grounds of the
hotel/conference center and remain off such grounds at all times
designated by the Conference Committee.
2. In traveling to, during and from all New York DECA, DECA and/or
National DECA conferences and events, student delegates,
regardless of age, must be accompanied by their home
school administration, advisor and/or an adult chaperone
designated by their advisor, and only with the prior
written permission of the student delegate’s parent and/or
adult guardian. Such written permission must be
received by the student’s Chapter Advisor concurrently
with the student delegate’s registration materials and payment.
3. No student delegate shall leave the conference hotel or a
leadership session or meeting without first obtaining the
express p ermi s sion from the student delegate’s Chapter Advisor.
4. Absent the express, advance consent of the Board of Trustees, student
delegates are required to attend all general sessions, and activities
assigned, including, but not limited to workshops and committee
5. Proper conference attire is designated as a DECA blazer (or jacket),
shirt, tie, and dress pants for boys; and a DECA blazer (or
jacket), dress, skirt a n d b l o u s e , or pantsuit for girls.
Jeans and/or dungarees are not acceptable. Proper
conference attire is required at all conference functions
except dances and swim parties, at which suitable but more
casual attire is permitted. THIS DRESS CODE WILL BE IN
EFFECT A TALL TIMES.
2 6. Smoking in public is not permitted while wearing a DECA blazer
and/or when a delegate is acting in his or her official capacity
as a representative of New York DECA, DECA and/or National
DECA or participating in conference functions and events.
7. Delegates should be prompt for all activities and plan on arriving
5‐10 minutes early. Lateness to scheduled functions and activities
8. Student delegates are responsible for keeping their adult advisors inform of their
activities and whereabouts at all times.
1-4 Delegates are required to wear name badges at all New York DECA, DECA
and/or National DECA functions and events, except when they are in their
Student delegates are prohibited from acting in a rude, discourteous
and/or unprofessional manner towards fellow delegates, advisors, Board Members and
third parties at New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA conference events
11. Meetings between student delegates shall be restricted to authorized
activities and between student delegates only; i.e., there is to be no
unauthorized fraternizing of any kind with non‐delegates
No student delegate is permitted inside a public dance hall, bar, or club during a
New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA conference or event without
authorization from the delegate’s home advisor. For the purpose of this rule, entering
a publicly recognized restaurant which is proper and suitable for minors but may sell
alcohol in addition to food, such as TGIF’s, Outback, and Appelbees, is not
prohibited. Under no circumstance, however, may a student delegate consume or order
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13. No student delegate shall be in the possession of, imbibe, sell or knowingly be in
the same hotel room where alcohol is present.
14. No student delegate shall use, possess or sell any illegal or controlled
substances or drug paraphernalia during a New York DECA, DECA
and/or National DECA conference or event.
No student delegate shall be in a room knowing that an illegal and/or controlled
substance is present during a New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA
conference or event
16. No delegate shall violate any New York DECA, home
school district policies, rules, ordinances and/or regulations,
local, state or federal laws at any New York DECA conference or
17. All conference delegates will be in their assigned rooms at or before
curfew, which will be designated at each conference, and shall remain in their
room the entire night until at least 6:00 am. Student delegates will be quiet at
curfew, and shall refrain from making any loud, offensive and/or
derisive comments and statements to another student delegate
and/or third party at any time. All room doors and connecting room
doors must be closed and locked at curfew and remain such until no
earlier than 6:00 am.
CURFEW WILL BE ENFORCED.
18. All delegates have the responsibility of informing their
Chapter Advisor, the Registration Chairperson and Security
Chairperson if they are assigned to a room that adjoins a room with
members of the opposite sex.
19. No unsupervised student delegate may be in a room with a member(s) of the
opposite with the door closed at any time for any reason. This
includes hallway doors and adjoining connecting room doors in hotels. In
addition, if a student delegate is in a room with a member(s) of the opposite
sex, an adult must also be present and the door(s) must be fully ajar.
20. Delegates are expected to act and behave in a responsible and
appropriate manner. Acts such as throwing objects from windows; loud,
profane, lewd, vulgar and/or abusive language; obstructing vehicular or
pedestrian traffic; hazing; gambling; stealing; vandalism; harassment; using
electronic and/or digital equipment, communications and/or other device in an
inappropriate manner and/or to carry out any of the objectionable conduct set forth in this
Code of Conduct; sexually suggestive or provocative dancing; indecent exposure of
private body parts in a lewd or offensive manner; improper touching of oneself or
another; committing an act of violence such as hitting, biting, punching and
scratching another delegate, advisor, chaperone, or third party; possessing a weapon
or threatening to use and/or using a bomb, explosive or device, weapon or other
instrument or any object in a dangerous manner; threatening any act of violence;
willfully pulling a fire alarm without cause; reporting a false bomb threat or other false
emergency and/or failing to comply with reasonable requests or direction from an
advisor, chaperone and/or hotel personnel and conference attendees will not be
Delegates who make unreasonable noise in (talking, music, or other sounds that can be
heard from outside the room) and/or outside their assigned rooms at any time while
attending a New York DECA, DECA and/or National DECA conference or event
will be given one (1) warning. If the noise continues, the advisor(s) of the delegates
in the room will be called and appropriate penalties assigned
22. There will be no defacing of public property. Any damages of any
property, including, but not limited to, property or furnishings in the hotel
rooms or buildings must be paid by the individual or chapter responsible. Any
chapter whose members are found responsible for such damages at a
conference will be required to place a refundable $250 Damage Deposit
with the Conference Registration Chairman at each subsequent conference, for
a period of one (1) year.
23. Delegates shall be responsible for payment of non‐New York
DECA related charges incurred such as telephone calls, damages
24. Delegates are prohibited from engaging in verbal or physical abuse,
and/or name calling.
1-4 25. Delegates shall respect the rights and safety of
other hotel guests at all times.
1-5 26. . Any other action that is insubordinate, disruptive, dangerous, violent and/or
threatening to the safety, morals, health and/or welfare of the delegate or others
I have read and fully understand the entire Code of Conduct, including, but not limited to the
introduction and 26 Items of misconduct and agree and consent to the terms contained herein. I
hereby further agree to fully comply with these guidelines and I am aware of the consequences
that may result from a violation of any of the above guidelines.
Date Print Signature
New York DECA
ROOM DAMAGE CHECKLIST
(For check-in and check-out)
It is our suggestion that you check each room carefully before students enter for the first time and after students leave
the room for the last time. Please remind students that rooms that have clothing on the floor
cannot be cleaned. All towels should be put in the bathroom or you will not get clean towels.
For SCC this report is due by 10 AM on Wednesday for chapters that arrive on Tuesday and
by 10PM on Wednesday for chapters that arrive Wednesday. If we do not receive a form you
will not have protection against damage claimed by the hotel. For ICDC directions will be
given at State meeting.
Description DAMAGE/DESCRIBE NONE
Broken Box Spring/Bent Frame
Broken Headboard Ripped fabric on
bed Broken lamps/ lampshades
Wall Damage (i.e. Holes) Spills/Graffiti
on Walls Spills on Carpet
Spills on Bedspreads
Ground in food on rugs and floors*
Garbage not in plastic bag
Damage to furniture
Damage to towel racks in bathroom
Damage to commode Damage to tub
Air Conditioner/Heater Cover &
Damage to draperies
NAME OF FORM WHO IS REQUIRED TO WHERE/WHEN
Code of Conduct All Students Prior approval by Regional Rep
**See Fall Packet***
Health Form All Students Prior approval by Regional Rep r
Advisor/Designee All Adults/Chaperones Prior approval by Regional Rep
Security Form Presented On-Site
New York DECA All Advisors/Chaperones Prior approval by Regional Rep
Emergency Information Presented On Site
Room Check In Sheet All Chaperones
At Curfew /Room Check
*** See Fall Packet***
March 9-11, 2011
CURFEW IS 11:30PM
Hotel Responsibility Form One Per Chapter Prior approval by Regional Rep
Principal Memo One Per Chapter Prior approval by Regional Rep
NEW YORK DECA
The Honor Society is open to all rostered New York DECA members who meet the
• Have been active in New York DECA for at least 3 years
• Have competed at States
• Have an overall average of at least 85%*
• Students must be currently enrolled in business/marketing class/program*
*A transcript is required to verify the above
Advisors must provide a copy of the chapter roster, along with a letter of
recommendation that verifies the following:
Leadership (evidence by committee chair positions, officer/chair or
other leadership position in student organizations, civic/community
leadership roles, etc.
Evidenced by volunteer activities in the school and/or community,
Five (5) students from each school will be recognized at the State Career Conference
The applications are due (not postmarked) by January 12, 2011. All
completed applications along with supporting documentation is to be mailed to
Mary Peres, 285 Hill Road, Goshen, NY 10924.
The purpose of the New York DECA Honor Society is to provide students with
recognition for their academic excellence and involvement in New York DECA.
Name of Student School
Please check the following criteria:
• Active Member for at least 3 years
• Competed at the State level
• Overall Average of
8 5 % o Please indicate the
• Business class Average of
90% o Please indicate the
Name of Advisor
Please return by January 12, 2011 to
285 Hill Road
Goshen, NY 10924
Dear New York DECA,
For the 2010-2011 school year, the New York DECA Executive Council is proud to announce the Make-A-Wish
foundation for the Community Service Project.
The Make-A-Wish foundation is an organization that fulfills the dreams and wishes of children with terminal illnesses.
With your effort and assistance, we hope that New York DECA can contribute to making a child’s wish come true. We
encourage the members and chapters throughout New York to fundraise and donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The
chapters that raise the most money this year will receive special recognition for their efforts on stage at the State Career
The Executive Council has developed fundraising ideas for this year’s Community Service Project such as t-shirt sales,
regional dinners, and the selling of paper stars. If you are interested in any of the following activities or for any additional
information on the Make-A-Wish foundation and the Community Service Project, feel free to contact your New York
DECA Treasurer, Mike Fetzer at email@example.com or visit www.wish.org .
If you choose to make a donation, please make checks payable to New York DECA. All donations must be received no
later than January 11, 2011 in order to be recognized at the State Career Conference.
All donations should be mailed to:
New York DECA Treasurer
c/o Laurie Widman
405 Meadow Drive
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
The Executive Council would like to thank you in advanced for your cooperation and efforts to help the Make-A-Wish
New York DECA Treasurer/Parliamentarian
Dear New York DECA Members and Advisors:
As your 2010-2011 State Historian I look forward to working with you, the New York DECA
membership, as we begin another successful year.
One of my roles on the Executive Council is to produce The Connection: A Year in Review at the
end of NARCON, SCC, and ICDC. In order to produce a product that will be meaningful to the
membership I need input from you. We are looking for photos of your chapter in action, such as
working in your school store, fundraising, guest speakers, outings, social events, etc. This is the time
for you to show off the unique qualities of your chapter!
I look forward to hearing from each and every one of you and getting to know you and your chapters
through all the pictures that you submit for inclusion in The Connection. Please forward your photos
to firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Dear Fellow DECA Members:
The Executive Council is excited to announce the new program for the Nominations Committee
at the State Career Development Conference. The Nominations Committee is a board comprised
of two members of the Executive Council as well as one member representative from each
region. This committee is responsible for the interviewing and slating of the Executive Council
This year anyone competing at the SCC will be eligible to serve on the Nominations Committee.
The regional leader shall select the representative from his/her respective region, and that
delegate will be responsible for carrying out their duties regarding the Nominations Committee
while at the conference. The members that fulfill their obligations will be guaranteed a trip to the
International Career Development Conference. Furthermore, they will be rewarded with “DECA
Dollars” which will be able to be applied to the expenses incurred by the ICDC.
The Executive Council would like to encourage everyone interested to speak to their regional
leaders. Serving on the Nominations Committee is a great way for DECA members to become
more involved and elect the leaders that will represent them for the upcoming year. Speak to your
regional leaders and let your voice be heard today.