Recognition is about acknowledging contributions and accomplishments of members and the chapter. Recognition methods and events ensure all members know how important they are and build be built into every chapter project and activity. Recognition can be as simple as a heartfelt, face-to-face “thank you” or as elaborate as a formal banquet. Recognition has an important role in your membership campaign. Many students are motivated by the opportunity to earn recognition, and FCCLA offers plenty of ways for both individuals and chapters to be recognized. When recruiting new members, be sure to highlight their accomplishments.
Colorado FCCLA offers the following state level awards for all affiliated chapters.
The Chapter of Merit Award recognizes chapters who demonstrate their involvement and participation in local, district, state, and national FCCLA activities. Chapters may earn the gold level, silver level, or bronze level based on the total activities completed in the membership year.
Chapters may apply to showcase their hard work and innovative National Program projects. First place chapter winners may be honored with cash awards and special recognition at the State Leadership Conference, online, and in the Colorado Comments newsletter.
The Spirit stick recognizes the chapter that has the largest involvement in the state service project. Chapters gain points for the following activities:
- Community service hours
- Environment based projects
- National Program projects
- Partnering with other student organizations
- Partnering with community-based organizations
- Each newspaper publication
- Each social media post (#COFCCLA)
The chapter with the most points compared to affiliated members will be award the Spirit Stick at the 2021 State Leadership Conference.
2019 Award Recipient: Wray High School
The Colorado Ultimate Image Award recognizes the chapter attending the 2020 State Leadership Conference that exemplifies the following leadership qualities:
- Professional Attire
- Exceptional Manners
- Active Participation
- Positive Attitude
- Representation of FCCLA Brand
The Media Team, Alumni & Associates Board, and Youth Expo vendors will determine which chapter best represents the Ultimate FCCLA image at the 2020 State Leadership Conference.
2019 Award Recipient: Westminster High School
The Go For the Red Membership Awards recognize one middle school and one high school chapter that has the largest numerical increase in membership and one middle school and one high school chapter that has the largest percent increase in membership for that given year from each of the following divisions:
- Middle School
- High School
Chapters must be nationally affiliated by February 15, 2020 in order to be considered for these awards. All comparison data will be taken from the February 15, 2019 data. Comparison of data will be conducted by the State Adviser and verified by the Colorado FACS Program Director and another Colorado Career and Technical Education Employee.
2019 Largest Percent Increase Award Recipients: Eaton Middle School and Roosevelt High School
2019 Largest Numerical Increase Award Recipients: Holmes Middle School and Cherry Creek High School
Each Colorado FCCLA District has their own awards for chapters within their district. Colorado FCCLA offers the following state level award for our districts.
The District of Excellence Award recognizes the Colorado FCCLA district that exemplifies the ultimate leadership experience through their district activities. Districts submit quarterly reports on activities and the recipient is chosen by the state officer team.
2019 Award Recipient: Northeastern Plains District