Make a Final Push to Reach Your #Limitless Membership!

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With more than 211,000 members registered as of today, DECA’s High School Division membership is trending well and providing #LIMITLESS opportunities to members.

While many associations have their own deadlines, please remember March 1, 2018, is the absolute deadline for competitor eligibility at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta. It’s also the day recognition at the ICDC will be determined.

Here are some chapter membership perks.

  • Be recognized as the largest chapter in your association. The chapter leading in membership as of March 1* in each association will be recognized during the Leadership Recognition reception at the DECA ICDC.
  • Be recognized as the chapter with the largest membership increase in your association. If you don’t have a large chapter, you can still earn recognition during the Leadership Recognition reception at the DECA ICDC by being the chapter in your association showing the largest membership increase on March 1*.
  • Be the largest DECA chapter in the world! Recruit students, alumni and professionals to earn the ultimate recognition: the largest DECA chapter in the world! The Top 10 DECA chapters as of March 1* will be recognized during the Leadership Recognition reception at the DECA ICDC. The Top 10 DECA chapters will also be recognized on-stage during the Grand Opening Session.

 *Consult your association advisor for guidelines for attending ICDC. Recognition at ICDC will be based on membership reports as of March 1, 2018. Final membership rankings will be based on membership reports as of June 30, 2018.

Here’s a look at the current association standings:

Top 10 Associations
as of 1/29/18
Top 10 Associations
for 2016-2017
10. Michigan
9. Colorado
8. New Jersey
7. Florida
6. Wisconsin
5. Washington
4. Georgia
3. Virginia
2. Texas
1. Ontario
10. Michigan
9. Colorado
8. New Jersey
7. Florida
6. Washington
5. Wisconsin
4. Georgia
3. Ontario
2. Virginia
1. Texas

Congratulations to these associations that have exceeded last year’s final membership: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming

Here are some chartered association membership perks:

  • Each chartered association receives one additional competitive event allocation (good for a single event at the 2018 ICDC) for every 50-member increase over its last year’s membership total.
  • Hitting total chartered association membership of 2,000, 3,000, 4,500, 6,000, 7,000, 8,500, 10,000, 11,000, 12,000, 13,000 or 14,000 could mean extra competitive event allocationsin the principles/TDM/series events and/or written events at the 2019 ICDC.

If you’re looking for ways to increase your membership, check out the DECA Direct archive. Submit members using the online membership system.

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Categories: Chapter Development, Chapter Resources, Membership + Recruitment

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