Collegiate DECA Over the Summer
Catelyn Frost, chapter president at Fox Valley Technical College-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wis., is meeting with her Collegiate DECA chapter this summer to go through everything on campus.
“Organization is a key to making a chapter run smoothly, so we are focusing on making sure paperwork is done, file cabinets are cleaned out and then we will start to plan for the 2013-2014 DECA year,” Frost said.
Frost doesn’t only have chapter plans that involve cleaning for the summer. She knows the importance of keeping chapter bonds strong during the summer months.
“Our chapter is holding a few meetings this summer just so we can all stay connected and keep our chapter strong,” she said. “We will be discussing ways we can recruit more members. We are a small campus, so it is not always easy finding a lot of people. We will be working on branding our chapter to our campus to appeal to the eyes of potential Collegiate DECA members.”
Frost’s piece of advice to other Collegiate DECA chapter presidents is to, “Keep your DECA passion strong! Over the summer, we all get so busy that DECA can get put on the backburner. Keep up to date with what is going on at the local, association and international level. But most importantly, make goals for yourself and the chapter. Summer is a great time to brainstorm them all out and begin making those ideas happen!”
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For more summer planning resources, check out DECA Doesn't Stop in the Summer.