New Mexico FCCLA Advisor Update

News from CTLP - September 14, 2020

State News

Advisor Academy

If you attended the Advisor Academy and the New Mexico ACTE Conference, the sessions will be available until October 8 for reference or if you, by chance, missed something that you wanted to attend. Be looking in your email for the Giant TV link to explore all the sessions and assessments. Remember this will be available until October 8.

Advisor Mentor

Welcome Gayle Murdock as the new Advisor Mentor for New Mexico FCCLA. Gayle was raised in Artesia, New Mexico and graduated from Texas Tech. She taught at Friona High School for 39 years and another 1 1/2 years in a school near Lubbock. Gayle is an experienced FCCLA Advisor, with 41 years of advising, that has valuable information and resources. She is also trained in Life Smarts which is a program that is useful during this virtual uneasy times. Below is Gayle's contact information.

Email: Phone: 806-265-5101


CTLP will be posting webinars every other Thursday on subjects that will help advisors with classroom instruction and CTSO chapters. The Webinars will be at 5:30 pm MST. In addition, there will be a Q&A session on the off Thursdays for advisors to ask questions about their struggles and to network with other advisors within the state. A schedule will be posted next week of the webinars, but in the meantime, please join us this Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 pm MST.

Zoom link:

Donna Corder is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: FCCLA Advisors Q&A

Time: Sep 17, 2020 04:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Ultimate FCS Leadership Development Package

Due to COVID, National FCCLA, along with CTLP, will be offering some discounts on group rates for student membership. This is available now and will run until November 1. After November 1, all rates will return to normal pricing. There will be two packages:

1. one for up to 20 members, for a total of $360.00

2. one for 50 members or more for a total of $1000.

This is a great opportunity to enroll all your FCS students into FCCLA to allow them the opportunity to be a part of the Ultimate Leadership Experience. Be looking at your email for a newsletter from National this week, with more details. If you have already affiliated, you have the opportunity to switch to one of these packages. Remember, these rates will disappear after November 1. If you still have questions, join us at our Webinar Q&A on Thursday, September 17.

Virtual Events

COVID is still here and therefore, we will be virtual for the rest of the semester. Here are the events happening this Fall:

Fall Leadership Rallies - October 19, 20. 21 tentatively 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (details to come)

Regional Meetings - December (dates to be announced)

National Virtual Leadership Experience - December 8-9 (This takes the place of the National Fall Conference)

* 150.00 chapter registration fee

* Skills Demonstration Events and Knowledge Bowl will take place before Thanksgiving with winners announced on December 9.

* Skills Demonstration Events registration fee $10.00 per person

* Knowledge Bowl registration fee $100.00 per team (only 40 teams will be accepted)

* Access will be available through January 8, 2021

75th Anniversary

This year we will be celebrating New Mexico FCCLA 75th birthday!!! We are so excited about this event and the state officers have some exciting events scheduled for the State Leadership Conference planned for March 15-17, 2021 in Albuquerque, NM. If you have some memorabilia, photos or stories that you would love to share at the SLC, please let us know. We want to be able to celebrate this awesome milestone!!

State Officers

This year, we have a great opportunity for our State Officers to visit local chapters virtually to help out with meetings and any other need they may have. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact us at

National News

Competitive Events

IT IS COMING!!!! The new guide will be available on both the advisor and student portals by next week. It will include guidelines for virtual events as well.

On another note, projects that were started last year, may NOT be submitted this year, per National restrictions. Therefore, if any project is discovered during competition that it was started before July, 2020, they will be unable to advance to National.

Stand UP National Program

National has revamped Stop the Violence National Program to Stand UP National Program. This program focuses on advocating and how to advocate for different issues. The State Officers have chosen this program to highlight this year. This program, along with all it's resources, is available to ALL FCS teachers before November 1 free of charge. After November 1, it will be available only to those advisors who affiliate.

Student Portal

For the first time ever, students will have their own portal on the national website. This will allow students to keep track of their leadership development journey, including their attendance to leadership conferences, competitions, and service hours. This is part of their membership benefits. Below is the link to a tutorial you can share with your members:

Membership Madness

COVID-19 is affecting everyone's lives, including our membership drives. National FCCLA wants to help and is offering a membership recruitment kit FREE for those that complete an application by September 25. The application is simple to complete and 10 lucky advisors will win $100.00 in a random drawing. This kit has ideas on how to increase membership using virtual tools. Don't miss out. The application link is below:

Virtual Chapter Toolkit

National FCCLA is supplying all chapters with a virtual chapter toolkit to help with these difficult times. The link is below:

National Adviser Academy

Adviser Academy - Courses 1 and 2

The Adviser Academy, Course One and Course Two, is a four-track virtual training program designed to:

• Grow your knowledge and FCCLA chapter

• Teach work life balance

• Help you develop virtual learning lesson plans

• Provide opportunities to network with other advisers

• Build a stronger relationship with your state adviser and state association

• Gain year-long support from National FCCLA

• And more!

The new Adviser Academy, Course 1, is open to any adviser with fewer than five years of experience. While the Adviser Academy, Course 2, is open to any adviser with more than five years of experience. The cost to participate is $50.00 per course.

National Consultant Team

National FCCLA is seeking talented FCCLA advisers to join the National Consultant Team (NCT). NCT members are selected by National Staff to develop trainings, lead workshops, and generally serve as an extension of National Staff. This is a great opportunity to share your FCCLA knowledge with advisers from around the country, increase your repertoire, network with members, alumni, advisers and staff, and build your own FCS and FCCLA skills. It is an experience you will not regret!!

NCT Information and Instructions

NCT Application Form

The application deadline is October 1, 2020.

Facebook FCS Advisors

Join the Facebook group Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Advisers. This is the national group for FCCLA advisers to collaborate and network. It is a great place to obtain support and ideas from other experienced advisers in the field.

National Adviser Facebook Group

Network with other advisers across the nation. Join the facebook group.

New Mexico CTLP

Donna Corder - State Advisor

Linda Ortiz - State Officer Coordinator

Gayle Murdock - Advisor Mentor

Glenda DePaula - Judge Coordinator

Robin Slutz - Competitive Events Coordinator