The Children’s Miracle Network in Fargo is FCCLA’s Chapter Service Project for the next 5 years. Our 2012 State Officers and District Presidents including our own Mattea Bierman challenged FCCLA chapters across the state to raise 20,000 per year. These dollars will be used to sponsor a specialized hospital room for children 0-18 years of age and to create an endowment to replace or add equipment when needed. The dollars raised stay in North Dakota for North Dakota Families! In 2016 North Dakota FCCLA chapters have done it!!!!!!!! We have completed the goal $110,183.88.
A huge thank you to all of you that have purchased Rips for Children’s Miracle Network!
2016-17 Chapter Officers
Unlimited Possibilities – UP for the Challenge was the theme for the District 7 FCCLA Leadership meeting November 23 at the Bear Creek Lodge in Verona. 170 Students from 9 schools attended. LaMoure FCCLA had 21 of 23 members attended. Chesnea Heyd our current district VP of STAR Events and Chapter President along with 11 district officers presided over the meeting. Dr. Gina Kelly – Assistant Professor of Sociology from NDSU was the speaker for the event encouraging FCCLA members to rise to each challenge in your life, the world is full of unlimited possibilities, and spoke about the challenges she has faces in her life as a marathon runner and faced as a student pursuing and then getting her Doctorate Degree. She encouraged members to be persistent and optimistic as you never know how a race or life can present a challenge. Karly Just was installed and the 2017 VP of STAR Events, and Brooke Glynn was elected and installed as District President. LaMoure’s Voting Delegates were Noah Pedersen and Bailey Sandness.
One of the community service projects that ND FCCLA is participating in for the current year is raising awareness of and raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House. District 7 did a Miracle Minute and collected all the monies it could in one minute. The total came to $113.87. Members also paid $1 to wear jeans to the meeting. This money will all be donated to Ronald McDonald House.
District 7 FCCLA STAR Events were held February 22 in Verona at the Bear Creek Lodge. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:
- Cooperative – teams work to accomplish specific goals
- Individualized – an individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
- Competitive – individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria.
STAR Events are grouped into Foundational, Leadership, Career Preparation, and Online Events.
LaMoure FCCLA hosted the event this year with competitors from Enderlin, Lisbon, LaMoure & Edgeley. LaMoure chapter member have been busy working on projects throughout the community and were very successful this year. All members who competed qualified for the state competition in April. Congratulations to the following!
Sidney competed in Recycle and Redesign Jr division, she made a blue jean quilt from blue jeans that our community donates to the FACS department at school, keeping blue jeans out of the landfills, and creating a warm quilt.
Molly and Katrina competing in Chapter Service Project Display Jr division. Molly and Katrina sold golly pops to raise money to purchase activities, games, videos for the teens who are patients at Children’s Miracle Network at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo.
Mariyah & Samantha competed in Food Innovations Jr division. Mariyah and Samantha created a delicious and nutritious breakfast muffin which had to include vegetable and fruit purees in the ingredients.
Chloe, & Jakkia competed in Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety Jr division which is a National Program. They are teaming up with LaMoure County Public Health to bring awareness to teens regarding the dangers of underage drinking.
Bailey and Karly competed Live Event Planning Jr. Bailey and Karly’s project “It’s snow fun to be hungry” planned a successful snow ball dance at our school. For admission they charged $2.00 and 2 canned items. They were able to donate 4 large boxes of groceries and $200.00 to the LaMoure Food Pantry.
Abby & Makayla competed in Chapter Service Project Portfolio Jr. Their project “What you can spare they can wear”, a clothing drive to clothe the homeless. Many boxes of clothing have been donated by our community.
Brooke, Noah and Chesnea competed in Life Event Planning Sr division. Their project “Why go out, when you can stay in” they planned a lock in full of food and activities, karaoke, video game & dodge ball tournament for high school students in LaMoure.
Student judges and timers for the day were Anna, Wade , Collin, Alex, Parker and Rachel. Adult judges were the chapter advisers, student teachers, and student members from Enderlin, Lisbon, North Sargent, Sargent Central, Oakes, Ellendale and Edgeley schools.
Front row from left to right: Samantha, Mariyah, Chloe, Jakkia, Bailey
Second row from left to right: Katrina, Karly, Parker, Rachel, Makayla, Chesnea, Sidney
Third row from left to right: Ana, Brooke, Wade, Alex, Noah, Mrs. Glynn
Fourth row from left to right: Abby, Molly, Collin