Family Career and Community Leaders of America 

Sponsors: Donna Lythgoe
Contact: donna_lythgoeccpsnet.net

Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month

Club Overview
FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national, state and local career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Club Highlights
The L. C. Bird FCCLA chapter activity the school is most familiar with is our "Turkey Feather" project held each November. We sell turkey feathers to put on teachers doors and the teacher with the most turkey feathers wears a turkey suit the day before Thanksgiving break, The funds raised are used to prepare 3 meals for Bird family who need a "Thanksgiving Meal".

  • Our kick-off project is participation the FCCLA State Fair of Virginia in late September or early October.
  • February is busy with our National FCCLA celebration activities including all the members Career shadowing for a day with a business they are  most interested in. 
  • A new project last year was "At the Table" where students prepared and served meals for their families at home.
Members meet their Power of 1 goals by planning activities each year they are passionate about.

Time Commitment:
FCCLA members have a membership meeting in September and decide when they want to meet after school. This year it was the 1st Wednesday of each month. We meet for a 1 hour business meeting using Parliamentary Procedure and follow with refreshments and/or a program. The service projects vary in time commitment; at least one project/program/activity is planned per month.

Membership Requirements:
Everyone in the  Family & Consumer Sciences department is considered a  member. To be a national and state member, have voting rights, go to the state and national conferences and competent in STAR events you must be an affiliated member which means you must pay $15.00 in dues.

Members are expected to actively participate in meeting, projects and activities as often as possible.
Senior who participate in 70% of the activities, meetings and projects earn cords to be worn at graduation.

Additional Information:
Creative ideas from students with a passion for leadership, personal growth, career preparation and building stronger families are always welcome.

This is a student led organization so if you can perceive it, you can achieve it in FCCLA.

Officer Elections:

September 2015 2016 

The current officers are graduating and will be replaced in September 2015.