Youth Committee Chair Jan Strand, PRP, presented medals to the top three teams in parliamentary procedure at the recent Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR Events Scholarship and Awards presentation. The teams are evaluated on proper use of parliamentary law, coverage of the agenda, use of the 13 ranking motions and a privileged motion, poise, clarity, team participation, and whether debate involves principles of the FCCLA mission. Both Jan and Kevin served as evaluators for the parliamentary procedure competition where 32 senior teams (10th, 11th, and 12th grade) and 25 junior teams (7th, 8th, and 9th graders) participated. They also administered the NAP membership exam to eight prospective members.
District Seven Director, Kevin Connelly, PRP, was awarded the 2017 FCCLA National STAR Events Volunteer Award. Kevin has been involved with FCCLA with evaluating and advising teams in Washington, as well as giving workshops and promoting parliamentary procedure to FCCLA chapters. He also advises the state organization on procedure for their business meetings and amending their bylaws.