Bonaire Middle FFCLA Attends DISCOVER Training | Schools
Houston County, GA – Bonaire Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter members attended the first DISCOVER Training held at Camp John Hope in Ft. Valley on Aug. 18, 2012. DISCOVER stands for: Developing Individual Chapter Officers with Vision, Energy and Responsibilities.
The training was created to assist FCCLA Chapter members and officers to develop the necessary skills to become an effective leader and to maintain a productive and successful local FCCLA. Schools from the entire state of Georgia attended the training. Bonaire Middle School FCCLA Chapter members who attended DISCOVER Training were: Danny Alvarez, Abbelina Hinojosa, Makaela Fitzwater, Dylan Rigney and Peyton Roark.
Makaela serves as the State Middle Level Representative Officer. She and Mackenzie Scott, Region 7 Officer from Houston County Career Academy, planned and presented a breakout session specifically designed for Middle School FCCLA Chapters. More than 40 middle school students and their chapter advisers attended this informative session.
Bonaire Middle School FCCLA members are pictured with State FCCLA Executive Council Members. Pictured in front (from left) are: Danny Alvarez, Abbelina Hinojosa, Dylan Rigney and Peyton Roark; (back row) Makaela Fitzwater, Jay Jay Julkes, Vice President of Competitive Events, and McKenzie Scott.
During DISCOVER, chapter members attended general and breakout sessions to learn leadership skills. Breakout session topics included goal setting, membership campaigns, the role of an officer, parliamentary procedure, public relations, meeting agendas, secretary reports, community service projects, competitive events, middle level chapters and award applications. During the closing general session, each student wrote a personal "legacy letter" describing the goals they plan to accomplish this school through FCCLA. Chapter Advisers will keep the letters and return to them at the end of the school year. Students will then be able to determine how well they achieved their goals.
Bonaire Middle is beginning its second year as an affiliated FCCLA Chapter. After having completed a very successful first year, chapter members are expecting to excel even more this year in region, state and national levels. Alice Mullis serves as the Chapter Adviser.
FCCLA is the only in school youth organization with the family as its central focus. Additional information is posted online at www.gafccla.com and www.fcclainc.org. Bonaire Middle is located at 125 GA Highway 96 East in Bonaire. Cynthia Randall serves as principal. For more information, contact Mullis at 478-929-6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.