On November 1 and 2, 2016, members from all Delaware Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) donated more than one ton of food to the Food Bank of Delaware! A big congratulations from the DETSA State Officer team goes out to members of all CTSOs for donating food to this worthwhile cause. Remember to continue to make donations and look for volunteer opportunities to make our community a better place.
State officer applications for the 2017-2018 school year are due by Friday, February 10, 2017. You can find the application on the Delaware TSA website, or you can click here. All of the state officers highly recommend that you apply if you love TSA and feel that you can improve the organization.
If you have any questions about running for state office, feel free to email any of the current State Officers (contact information is located at DETSA.org/contact-us) – they are happy to respond to emails from TSA members, or contact the state advisor, Mr. Fitzgerald.
Rinal Patel is a junior at Caesar Rodney High School and has been a dedicated TSA member since her freshman year. Rinal’s passion for fashion and creativity has grown through TSA, inspiring her to create quality work in both Fashion Design and Children’s Stories. Although not currently in a leadership role, she has expressed exceptional leadership qualities. Rinal has displayed her leadership repeatedly by creating social media pages for Caesar Rodney TSA, attending state business meetings, organizing nonprofit LAN parties to support the American Cancer Society, and volunteering at the SPCA with the DETSA State Officer team. In the future she plans to attend a 4-year college with a concentration in nursing and minor in accounting, ultimately preparing herself to volunteer in foreign countries to help those in need.
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On Saturday, December 17, the Delaware TSA State Officers volunteered at the First State Animal Center and SPCA in Wyoming, DE for the December service project. Volunteers played with the dogs and cats and greeted visitors at the animal center’s annual Holiday Open House. Of course, it was impossible to resist giving a few treats and posing for a few pictures with the animals as well! The excitement we all shared when interacting with the animals made this service project a truly memorable experience.
The Winter Leadership Dinner will be held on January 21, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Collette Education Resources Center (35 Commerce Way) in Dover, DE. The snow date is January 28, 2017. This dinner is intended for students who are interested in running for state office in April for the 2017-2018 school year. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to work with their state officers and will learn ways to become better leaders for their community and state. There will be multiple workshops where individuals will learn about work plan creation, interview preparation and strategies, and much more! State officer application packets can be found at DETSA.org/wp-content/uploads/
Interested students should talk to their advisors and send an RSVP to State Sergeant-at-Arms Tyler Rouwhorst (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, January 13, 2017.