New Mexico FCCLA Advisor Update

News from CTLP - January 5, 2020

State News

Important Deadlines and Events

National Virtual Leadership Experience: December 8 - February 12, $150.00 per chapter

State Advisor Q&A - January 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm MST

Virtual Regional Invitational and Career/College Fair Registration deadline - January 8, 2021

Virtual Regional Invitational and Competitive Project Submission opens - January 9, 2021

Virtual Regional Invitational Competitive Project Submission deadline - January 15, 2021

Virtual State Leadership Conference Registration Opens- January 29, 2021

Virtual Regional Invitational and Career/College Fair - January 30, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MST

Advisors Q&A - Welcome Back!!

We are resuming our weekly Advisors Q&A meetings this Thursday, January 7 at 5:00 pm. We will be discussing the following:

  • Best time for Advisor's Q&A - keep or change the time
  • Demonstrating uploading projects onto Judge Pro
  • Invitational details and questions about registration
  • LifeSmarts updates
  • Earning CEUs for attending Advisors Q&A
  • Other questions and subjects you need covered

Donna Corder is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: FCCLA Advisors Q&A

Time: Jan 7, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Thu, until May 27, 2021, 21 occurrence(s)

Jan 7, 2021 05:00 PM

Jan 14, 2021 05:00 PM

Jan 21, 2021 05:00 PM

Jan 28, 2021 05:00 PM

Feb 4, 2021 05:00 PM

Feb 11, 2021 05:00 PM

Feb 18, 2021 05:00 PM

Feb 25, 2021 05:00 PM

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN!! Virtual Career/College Fair and Invitational - January 30, 2021

Instead of a Region Leadership Conference, we are going to host a Virtual Career/College Fair and Invitational on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST. There are two parts to this conference: Invitational and Career and College Fair.

The Invitational is the opportunity for students to practice submitting and presenting their projects. Competitors will not be competing against each other, but be given feedback on how to improve their project before the competition at the State Leadership Conference. Cost is $5.00 a competitor.

At the Career and College Fair, members will have the opportunity to hear from different speakers and college representatives about their future life choices. Cost is $5.00 per chapter.

You may register until January 8 at 5:00 pm MST. There will be no late registration for this event. Just click on the link to register:

If you know some alumni, parents, and/or community supporters that would like to help critique students' projects and presentations, please let us know at the information below. In addition, we are also looking for speakers to discuss their career and/or college training. Reach out to one of us listed below with their contact information so we can arrange for them to attend and help out our members.

Region I - Carleigh Salmon -

Region II - Dr. Diane Kemp -

Region III - Kolbe Williams -

Advisor Mentor - Gayle Murdock -

Judge Coordinator - Glenna DePaula -

State Advisor - Donna Corder -

NMAA Eligibility Guidelines

Enclosed is the eligibility guidelines as set by the New Mexico Athletic Association (NMAA). As a CTSO, we fall under their guidelines for our competitive events. Quick review is as follows:

  • Students with 2.0 or higher average and no F's - Eligible
  • Students, including Freshmen, with 2.0 or higher cumulative average and one F - Eligible
  • Students with more than one F - must follow guidelines listed in document below to regain eligibility

FCCLA Updated Calendar

Don't miss out on opportunities. The New Mexico FCCLA 2020-2021 Calendar has been updated with dates for the rest of the year. You can also check out the dates on the CTLP website under Organizations: FCCLA and the Calendar:FCCLA tabs. There is also a printable calendar if you would like to print it out. Links are below.

CTLP Website:


National News


Results from the Virtual Skills Demonstration Events. Congratulations to the following students:

Culinary Food Art - 1st Place - Morgan Thatcher - Texico High School

3rd Place - Kambrie Wieland - Texico High School

Culinary Knife Skills - 2nd Place - Saul Salas - Texico High School

Interior Design Sketch - 2nd Place - Faith Bryant - Texico High School

Technology in Teaching - 2nd Place - Chelsea Castaneda - Texico High School

Way to go and again, Congratulations on a job well done!!!

National Changes to the Competitive Events Guide

Below are the latest changes to the Competitive Events Guide. The following events have changes in them and should be downloaded from the National Website before having students compete.

  • Baking and Pastry - Notice that state will be different from National due to the late changes. Follow the rules on the website for state competition.
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Stories for Change
  • Fashion Construction
  • FCCLA Chapter Website
  • Instructional Video Design
  • Professional Presentation
  • Promote and Publicize FCCLA!
  • Sustainability Challenge

Don't forget: Virtual Leadership Experience - December 8 - February 12

Virtual Leadership Experience (VLE) has started and will continue until February 12, 2021. You still have time to register for this event and use the many resources for your FCS classes. The following highlights and more will be available as a resource for advisers and members to download and utilize within the VLE platform:

  • FCS and FCCLA National Program and partner highlights
  • FCCLA Chapter Management presentations
  • Career Pathway lesson plans and interviews with industry experts
  • National Program lesson plans with handouts and activities
  • Real World Skills lesson plans
  • Fundraising presentations
  • Some of the best Virtual National Leadership Conference sessions
  • National Executive Council motivational moments
  • Competitive Events recognition
  • Motivational speakers with activity resources
  • FCS Industry and University Fair
  • FCCLA Week planning board and celebration

The registration fee is $150 for a whole chapter and provides access for every affiliated adviser and member. VLE registration closes February 12, 2021. NOTE: This is a taped event and will not be hosted live. All sessions are pre-taped.

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