On Thursday, October 31, the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members of District 6 held a meeting at Central Cass High School. This meeting takes place every year as all members gather in support of the organization and commit to new positions. This year celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of FCCLA.
This year’s meeting was presented in a new style called FACSx Talks. It was based on the popular TEDx Talks where instead of one speaker presenting for forty-five minutes to an hour, there are more speakers presenting for only fifteen minutes. The FACSx style was well received. It helped the students see a wide variety of presenters and organizations.
The meeting consisted of many guest speakers. State supervisor, Ann Dietchman, introduced herself as the new state advisor for FCCLA. She shared her story of how FCCLA impacted her school and career achievements. Kirsten Keally from WDAY spoke to the members about public speaking and her experiences in reporting. In the afternoon, employees from Friends of the Children, a nonprofit in the FM, presented what they do to help underprivileged children succeed. Central Cass FACS teacher/FCCLA advisor, DeAnn Grommesh, gave a speech about the 2019-2020 theme: Our Story.
The meeting ended with the installation of new district officer positions for 2020-2021. Congratulations to Tessa Thurlow from Fargo Davies for being elected as the new District 6 FCCLA president, as well as all the incoming officers. We look forward to the new upcoming year!