National TSA Week is October 3-7, 2011! This is a great opportunity for your chapter to showcase your activities and accomplishments to your school and community.

National TSA has a list of ideas to celebrate the week, which can be found here. The ideas range from promoting TSA in your school on the announcements, heavily recruiting members, submitting press releases about your chapter, and thanking your school administrators for their support of TSA.

As an example, Concord TSA decided to promote their TSA chapter during their Spirit Week. On “Twin Day”, more than ten of their members decided to ‘twin’ their advisor, Mr. Estock. They all dressed up as him wearing their Concord TSA polos and khaki pants. This was a great way to promote TSA and having fun while doing so! They even wore safety glasses around their classes, and had a tape measure on their belts!

Let us know how you plan on celebrating National TSA Week, and be sure to send in pictures throughout the week. Start planning now, as TSA Week starts next week!

IMG_6305The leadership conference is a great time for chapter officers to interact with each other and the state officers. This year, we are proud to be sharing our Middle School conference with BPA and FCCLA and our High School conference with FCCLA. This way, officers from TSA chapters can interact with those from FCCLA and BPA, creating a larger networking atmosphere. This event will be taking place on October 31st for Middle School students and November 2nd for High School students. The State Officers will be present on both days. Talk to your advisor if you are interested in attending.

Read more and get registration forms on our Leadership Conference page…

The State Leadership Team is proud to announce that our September service project, Coastal Clean-Up, was a wonderful success! The officers spent the day cleaning up the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park. It was a great opportunity for us to help our community as well as bond with each other. We were happy to have Andrew, a student from Caesar Rodney High School accompany us in our service. We all had an awesome time while doing good for our community. Be sure to check out next month’s project and join us for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 23.

Emily Wong, Bridgette Spritz, Steven Vanderloo, Davey McGinnis at the 2010 Making Strides Event

As you may already know, October 23rd at 10 AM is the annual “Making Strides” cancer walk in Wilmington’s Rodney Square. We encourage all chapter members to participate with the state officer team on this day to help a good cause. Help Delaware TSA reach our donation goal by donating here.

All donations go to the American Cancer Society. We hope to see many of you at the walk!

Though TSA focuses on technology, the organization also helps to create tomorrow’s leaders. Part of being a leader is being able to give back to one’s community through community service. The Distinguished Service Award is a way that Delaware TSA is encouraging our family of members to give back, volunteer and lead. Track your service by using the online service form located here to document any service hours completed between September 1st, 2011 and March 23rd, 2012 and become eligible for the Distinguished Service Award. At the 2012 Delaware TSA State Conference, an award will be presented to the Middle School Chapter, High School Chapter and the individual member with the most community service hours. Find out more information by visiting our Service page.

Let’s get out there and give back!