This information is cross posted to the Missouri FCS List Serv, and the FCS NEWS (which will be published soon). If you get an e-mail from the national organization instructing you to affiliate online, please disregard that information.
How Do I Affiliate My Chapter?
While we don’t intentionally mean to cause confusion, there may be confusion when it comes to how to affiliation your Missouri FCCLA chapter. The big question is “Why does Missouri FCCLA not utilize the national FCCLA online affiliation system?”
While the national online affiliation system is still “working out the kinks” Missouri FCCLA has chosen to continue indirect affiliation, sent to the state instead of the national headquarters. When the process becomes smoother, and when Missouri is able to customize the system to include collection of regional dues, Missouri may consider switching to the online affiliation system. Until then, Missouri FCCLA requires chapters to affiliate using the Missouri FCCLA Affiliation form and Member Roster. Both of these files, as well as the instructions, are found online at www.mofccla.org.
This year, we at the state office are required to submit electronic rosters to the national office. Therefore, we must require them from chapters. Chapters will need to complete the Missouri Affiliation form (it is a PDF fill-in form) and the Member Roster Form (an Excel spreadsheet) and e-mail those to Jamie Iler (Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org). Chapters should then print a copy to mail with payment to the state office. Should you run into any problems completing your forms electronically, please contact Jamie Iler or Christine Hollingsworth at the state office for assistance.