This post was submitted by Nicole Terry, Missouri FCCLA State President, who is attending the USA Training, Phase II Capitol Leadership in Washington, D.C.
Hello, this is Nicole Terry, State President, blogging from FCCLA's USA Leadership Training in Washington, D.C. It's been an amazing training so far - yesterday we practiced our advocacy skills and visited Capitol Hill. The capitol and surrounding area was flooded with the red FCCLA blazers! The FCCLA members were visiting legislators in support of FCCLA, family and consumer sciences, and career and technical education.
As a group Missouri FCCLA was joined by Trenton Brock, our National 1st Vice President from South Carolina, as well as our own Caroline Kirby, National Vice President of STAR Events. Together we visited with Congressman Roy Blunt, Senator Claire McCaskill, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (seen in the photo) and the staff of Senator Christopher Bond and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. They seemed eager to speak with us and learn more about our organization. We also had a guided tour of the capitol and sat in on the House of Representatives chamber. We had a fun day learning about our government and were exhausted by the end of the visits. Thursday evening we enjoyed a night tour of Washington, D.C.
Our sessions wrap up on Saturday, October 3.
I would encourage any chapter officers to take advantage of this leadership opportunity if you get the chance.