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Chapter Spotlight - Bolivar FCCLA

 Cara Gooch, Missouri FCCLA State President, submitted this Chapter Spotlight post sharing how her chapter started the year off with their membership activity.  Thanks Cara!

Summer has just ended and it is time for school to start. While everyone was busy buying school supplies the Bolivar FCCLA Officers were planning a membership kick-off party. We wanted to help Missouri reach its goal of raising membership by five percent. To do so we planned a membership drive to recruit new members. The day before the kick-off we passed out Smarties to the student body. Attached was a piece of paper that said, “Be a Smartie and Join FCCLA! August 24 at 3:15 in Mrs. Glasgow’s Room”.

When the students met in Mrs. Glasgow’s room after school they were treated to Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and punch. Mrs. Glasgow talked about upcoming events and how to start a project for the year. Next Bolivar’s President, Ally Francka, introduced the chapter officers and split the students into teams. To get them up and working together we planned activities to challenge the students. The first activity was to make a chair out of masking tape and newspapers. After five minutes our Vice President of Public Relations, Amber Allard, sat on every chair. Teams were judged on creativity and durability. Next we moved into the gym and the students did a shoe race and a three-legged race.

The students were then handed an oreo cookie. They had one minute to move the cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands. Our last activity was a scooter race around the gym. The winning team received their FCCLA chapter shirt for free.

Last we answered questions about FCCLA and talked to the students about projects that we do throughout the year. By having the kick-off we saw more students interested in FCCLA and wanting to participate in projects. It is a perfect time to give students information about FCCLA and answer any questions. Good Luck to the Bolivar Chapter and thanks for helping Missouri reach its goal.


  1. Looks like a great time... Thanks for keeping us in the loop with all of these future leaders!

  2. This looks like such a fun kick off!

  3. haha great pics!, thanks for the following up!