2019 State Leadership Conference


March 20-22, 2019

Valley Plaza Resort

Midland, Michigan



Thank you to all those that participated and made the conference a success!



2019 State Leadership Conference photos



A list of the medal winners is available here



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Thank you to PFCU for sponsoring our conference!

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This year’s conference promises to be one of the most exciting, competitive and FUN Michigan FCCLA events of the year! You will have the opportunity to meet and compete with over 600 other Michigan FCCLA members from throughout the state! Members will also elect the new Michigan FCCLA State Executive Council who will lead us into another

exciting FCCLA year!


After participating in competitive events and workshops during the day, you will have free time to meet and socialize with other Michigan FCCLA members. After the dinner banquett, you can attend the Dance and wow the crowd with your moves! The SLC is a time for you to develop your occupational and leadership skills as well as meet other fun and energetic Michigan FCCLA members.


The Michigan FCCLA State Leadership Conference gives you the opportunity to compete for a chance to represent Michigan FCCLA at the National Leadership Conference.



Registration and Payment deadline is February 20, 2019



Registration Fee


The fee will cover two (2) meals (Thursday lunch and dinner banquet), registration materials, and conference administration expenses.


Late Fee

A late fee of $10.00 per person will be applied after February 23, 2018 for registrations not paid in full by this date.


Additional Banquet Tickets

Additional banquet tickets are available for administrators, evaluators, and parents who attend only the banquet. Any individual staying the entire meeting must pay the registration fee.


Conference registration will start at 4:00 p.m. with the first activity at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Click here for the tentative schedule

Event Supplies

Each participant is expected to have a pencil with an eraser, and the official conference program available for each event. Other items (workbooks, notebooks, handouts, etc.) not called for in the event guidelines are not allowed.


Special assistance is needed from student delegates and chaperones to be Timers for the various competitive events if they are not competing in an event. Please indicate under the “Activity” column of the registration form which delegates will be assisting in this way. Please note that all students that are not competing, including Power of One Award Recipients and State Officer Candidates are expected to serve as timers for the competitive events on Thursday morning. Please stress with your students that Timers must not share information they are given while volunteering.

Name Badges

All delegates (adviser, chaperone, judge and student) must wear their name badges at all times. No one will be admitted to the conference activities without a name badge. If a delegate loses their name badge, a replacement may be obtained at conference headquarters for $2.00. Delegates must have their adviser present and will be required to show identification for a name badge.

Conference Dress Code

Business attire is required for all scheduled sessions and activities. Michigan FCCLA will follow the dress code. Shirts must have sleeves and no bare midriff. Skirts must be at least fingertip length. No jeans (denim material), T-shirts, sweatshirts, or athletic shoes of any form will be allowed during the competition or at sessions! Delegates wearing any of these items will be sent to change before being allowed to compete, and will not be allowed on stage to receive awards if dressed inappropriately for sessions.


A dance will take place after the banquet. All delegates are encouraged to attend the dance. Students are expected to remain in their dress attire from the banquet.


Code of Conduct, Medical Treatment Authorizations

Each delegate, must sign a Code of Conduct and Medical Treatment Authorization form. These forms must be hand-carried to the meeting. Do not send them to the Michigan FCCLA office.

Delegates must NOT be in possession of any tobacco, drugs or alcoholic beverages at the meeting. This is a school function. Delegates may NOT enter the lounges at the hotel.

Private autos at the meeting

The use of private automobiles will not be permitted after arrival at the conference. Car doors shall be locked upon arrival and the keys given to the chapter adviser.


At least one (1) adult must attend and pay the registration fee for every ten (10) student delegates attending.

All advisers are required to conduct room checks at curfew and patrol the floors of the hotel after curfew each evening. Trying to manage a large number of students is a difficult task; therefore, we need every adviser’s support and assistance. Advisers must attend all general and award sessions with their students to ensure proper dress and conduct during the sessions.

Competitive Event Information

  • All students attending the conference must have their membership received by National FCCLA by March 1.
  • Each student may enter only one competitive event, excluding the FCCLA Scrapbook event and the Power of One activity.
  • There are no limits as to the number of competitors a chapter can place in an event. Remember that if all of the members of a chapter are only in one or two events, then they will essentially be competing against fellow chapter members, thus reducing the amount of recognition for the chapter, and limiting the number of competitors your chapter may take to the National Leadership Conference.
  • Refer to specific event guidelines for the number of members allowed per team.
  • In addition to the event, most events need to designate the category:
    • Junior – for members in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades
    • Senior – for members in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades
    • Occupational – for members in Career and Technical Wage Earning Programs, either in a Career Tech Center or a High School. Competitors in this category MUST be affiliated as occupational members.


Culinary Arts

  • A team of three people is required in this event. Please do not register individuals or pairs in this event.
  • The Culinary Arts event will not be offered if less than two full teams are registered by the deadline.
  • The Culinary Arts event will be limited to the first 10 (ten) teams that pay their balance in full for the State Leadership Conference.
  • Because we use the hotel’s kitchen, the competition time for this event may vary, and may take place at any time during the Conference on Wednesday or Thursday. Schools will be notified of the competition day and time after all registrations are in and the hotel has confirmed the logistics for the event based on the number of competitors and availability of the kitchen.


Conference Refunds:

Refunds will be given only if Michigan FCCLA is notified of the cancellation by using the Cancellation and Refund Request Form. Cancellations MUST be submitted on the form to receive your chapter's refund. If your chapter has an outstanding balance, refunds will be applied towards unpaid invoices first. Refunds can be added to your chapter's account to be applied towards future Michigan invoices, or a refund check can be requested. All refund checks will be issued after the conference. The following dates reflect when notification is received by MIchigan FCCLA:


If Notified in Writing: Amount of Refund
Before February 20, 2019 Full refund
Before March 4, 2019 $45.00 refund
After March 4, 2019 No Refund