Much to our dismay, due to the Executive Orders by our government, we were forced to cancel our State Leadership Conference. However, STAR Event participants will still have an opportunity to qualify for Nationals. More information below.
We know that there are a plethora of emotions and compilations created by the cancellation of the conference. Our heart goes to to every student and advisor who is disappointed. Everyone should have the ability to show off their hard work and dedication to the organization and we are working on non-traditional ways for you to do so.
Please understand that NYS FCCLA functions on a shoestring budget to keep the associated costs down for students, teachers, and families. The cost to run NYS FCCLA is not directly passed on to it's participants. Many grants and sponsorships help to keep our organization alive. The organization only charges the difference in cost for it's events that are not covered by grants and other revenue streams. Therefore, understand that the cancellation of our conference also weakens the financial stability of our organization.
The Board of Trustees is committed to keeping this invaluable and transformative organization alive for future generations and has to make tough decisions to do so.
Thanks for your understanding. Stay Healthy!
Board of Trustees, Chair
Any STAR Event with 2 or fewer competitors will automatically qualify for Nationals as long as they receive the minimum qualifying score on the rubric from their advisor.
Any STAR Event with more than 2 competitors or teams will need to submit a video of their project presentation by April 28th for evaluation. Students will receive their scores before May 8th.
The State Coordinators will notify advisors via email if students only need an advisor scored rubric to qualify or if they require video submission.
A "file request" will be sent directly to the advisor and/or student(s) for video submission. Thanks for your patience!
Officer Instillation / Awards / Banquet
The banquet with officer instillation and awards ceremony will be moved to the Summer Leadership Conference. Please visit the Summer Leadership Conference page for more details.
Refunds & Shirts
Each conference registrant will be mailed their conference shirt as they were already ordered and received prior to the event cancellation.
Initially the organization was unable to adsorb the non-refunded costs associated with the conference and continue to be available for future years without keeping the conference registrations. Luckily, we received approval to reallocate previously earmarked grant funds to cover the financial losses caused by the cancellation. Therefore, everyone will receive a full refund. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your refund to be processed.
If you wish to donate your conference registration fees back to the organization, please email Karen Thomas ASAP.