WHAT IS DECA?
DECA is a student organization of marketing and entrepreneurship students. It is a basic component of a Marketing Education program, which supports and enhances, related school based and work based learning
DECA provides students with skills and knowledge to succeed in the new global economy.
DECA is a local, state and national organization of goal-oriented youth with career interests in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
DECA'S MISSION STATEMENT
"The mission of DECA is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self esteem, experience leadership and practice community involvement. DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing and the growth of business and education partnerships."
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DECA?
Enables students to achieve high academic and occupational standards.
Develops meaningful partnerships.
Links school based learning to the real world of work and family.
Motivates youth to become better students and productive citizens.
Develops school and community leaders.
Enhances student self-esteem and self-confidence.
HOW DOES DECA ENHANCE SCHOOL-TO-CAREER TRANSITION?
DECA serves as a vehicle to transition students into their life's career.
DECA helps to develop a world-class workforce.
Students learn how to communicate in real world situations, solve problems and work in teams.
Students gain respect for the dignity of work while developing high standards.
Business people involved with DECA can:
Capitalize on access to some of the best prepared employees,
Improve the relevance of the curriculum in the educational system,
Make a difference in the lives of individual students,
Serve as a positive role model, mentor or training sponsor.
Partnerships between businesses and DECA are win-win experiences:
Business people renew their faith in young people and gain personal satisfaction,
Students gain a positive image of business and business people,
Students see relevance of school and work,
Students make informed career decisions,
Marketing educators align their curriculum to the real world.
HOW CAN YOU BECOME A DECA MEMBER?
1) As a junior or senior: enroll in Marketing X, Entrepreneurship Y, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Sales & Advertising, or Advanced Marketing Independent Study Classes
2) As a freshman or sophomore: enroll in World of Business class and contact teacher to sign up
* Cost is $10.00 per year, which includes local, state, and national membership
2016-2017 Arrowhead DECA Leadership Team
PRESIDENT Joey Self
VP-COMMUNITY SERVICE Emily Steele
VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS Kamryn Kissinger
VP-STORE OPERATIONS Becky Stolpa
VP-ACCOUNTING Abby Fahey & Rachel Janzer
VP-SPECIAL EVENTS Erica Bourquin
(Hawkfest & Marketing Nights Director)
Assistant Special Events Spencer Dahlman
Assistant Store Manager Kyra Emmert
Website and Internet Coordinator Zach Hastings & Camerin Gustin
Social Media Marketing Coordinator Zachery Reiser
Competitive Events Coordinator Libby Kredell
Store Marketing Co-Directors Lauren Vasko & Megan Dunn
TENTATIVE 2016-2017 Activities
August 5-7 - COW Chapter Officers Workshop - Camp Whitcomb Mason
September Through February = MDA's "Coins for Campers" (community service project)
September 30, 2016 - Hawkfest
September 25, 2016 - DECA's Homecoming Float (Parade)
October - Pumpkins for Friends Community Service Project (local nursing homes)
November thru May - "Adopt a Grandparent Pen Pal" (community service project)
November - "Adopt a Family" Thanksgiving (community service project)
November - Sports and Entertainment Conference
December - "Marketing Nights" Basketball and Hockey Games
December - DECA Central Region Leadership Conference
December - Project Santa Community Service - (Assist Santa With Letters)
January 2017 - DECA District Competition - Kettle Moraine High School - Bus 7:30 AM
January 31, 2017 State DECA Projects Due To Wisconsin DECA
February - 2017 - Polar Plunge - Milwaukee County Zoo
February - DECA's Bowling Tournament (community service)
March 2015 - "March Madness for MDA"
March - State DECA Career Development Conference - Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva
April 2017 - International DECA Career Development Conference - Anaheim, CA
May - Annual Arrowhead "Marketing Days" Sales Demonstrations - Arrowhead School
* Plus Much Much More!!!!