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FCA eNEWS ►►► MARCH 2016
FCA AWARDS:
DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 15!

The awards competition is open to all current members of FCA, and awards will be presented at the 2016 FCA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, during the final banquet on Friday, May 13.

REMINDER: Your organization must complete the
2016 Annual Dues Form and remit payment prior to the awards deadline (March 15, 2016).


The Evin C. Varner, Jr. Fraternal Communications Award
This award honors one who performs extraordinary fraternal services, achieves peer respect and possesses a spirit of assistance and kindness.
The Marilyn Simpson Ford Distinguished Service Award
This award honors one who has diligently worked to advance the Association’s Vision and Purpose.


If you would like to nominate someone for either award, or if you have any questions regarding the 2016 Awards Competition, contact FCA Awards Committee Chair Phil Aiello at fca1923awards@gmail.com or (615) 921-2316.




THE 2016 FCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MAY 11–13, 2016 | WASHINGTON, DC

The 2016 FCA Annual Conference will take place May 11-13, 2016 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will begin with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday afternoon and conclude Friday evening with the annual Awards Banquet. Please make your travel plans to arrive on Wednesday, May 11 and depart Saturday, May 14. More specific information will be available soon. Details and updates can be found here:
The 2016 FCA Annual Conference Webpage

For questions about the Annual Conference, please contact Annual Conference Committee Chair Jules Schenk at julia@npcwomen.org  or (317) 872-3185.



GET INVOLVED!
THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
FCA is seeking volunteers to join the Annual Conference Committee! The committee helps plan logistics and programming, including an off-site event, the Annual Conference intern program, the FCA Accolades program and more. The committee meets monthly via conference call and helps on-site at the conference. The committee is a great way to learn more about FCA and no previous FCA volunteer experience is required.

To join the committee, please email Annual Conference Committee Chair Jules Schenk at julia@npcwomen.org  or (317) 872-3185.





GET INVOLVED!
FCA IS SEEKING COMMITTEE LEADERS!
The committee chairperson is responsible for the planning and implementation of the committee's operations, with support from the board of directors and committee members. See below for current opportunities and information on getting involved.
Click here to see a full list of FCA's committees.

OPENING: ASSOCIATE MEMBER COMMITTEE CHAIR
To learn more about the Associate Member Program, please visit: The FCA Associate Member Webpage
For questions, and to express interest, please contact:
FCA Director of Networking, Amanda Milford





GET INVOLVED!
JOIN THE FCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS!
FCA is looking for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. Are you looking to get more involved in FCA? Do you want to enhance your professional development and make an impact on your interfraternal peers? If so, APPLY TODAY!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2016
Applications can be found on the FCA website, or by clicking below:
NOMINATION FORM: FCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Following the application deadline, candidates will be interviewed by the Nominations Committee. A slate of candidates will be presented to the FCA Board of Directors at least one month prior to the 2016 Annual Conference. The membership at large will vote on the proposed slate at the Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Board of Directors terms are for two years. If you have any questions, contact Nominations Committee Chair Ashley Martin at amartin@deltau.org  or (317) 875-8900.


 



PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR MEMBERS:
ANNUAL CONFERENCE INTERNS WANTED!

Undergraduate and graduate students will again have the opportunity to serve as interns for the FCA Annual Conference. Students seeking a career in communications, journalism and related fields are encouraged to apply. Intern responsibilities include staffing conference registration, posting signage, assisting with educational workshops and providing frontline customer service to conference attendees. Interns will receive complimentary conference registration, all meals, a double-occupancy room at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, and a travel stipend of up to $350. Interns must be available throughout the duration of the conference. If your organization has a presence at the following universities in the DC area, please encourage their members to apply: American University,  George Washington University,  Georgetown University and Howard University.
LEARN MORE

To learn more about the Annual Conference Intern Program, contact Annual Conference Committee Chair Jules Schenk at julia@npcwomen.org or visit the FCA website for details:
THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE INTERN PROGRAM



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2016 FCA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
If you haven't done so already, be sure to complete your Membership Renewal Form for 2016! Membership in FCA is just $300 per organization each year. This gives your organization unlimited staff involvement, discounts on our conference registrations, eligibility for FCA awards and more. Only one representative from each organization will need to fill out the form.

FCA AWARDS ELIGIBILITY:
Your organization must complete the Annual Dues Form and remit payment by MARCH 15, 2016 to be eligible for FCA Awards.
RENEW NOW: THE 2016 ANNUAL DUES FORM

SOME BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP IN FCA:
  • Meet and network with other communications professionals working in the Greek community
  • Discover ways to more effectively do your job 
  • Gain experience working with volunteers and sharpen your ability to communicate your vision to an external audience
  • Receive Greek organizations’ magazines
  • Access to the FCA speakers bureau
  • Accelerate your professional development through conferences
  • Receive recognition through the annual awards program
  • Learn more about the benefits of FCA membership!
To learn more about membership in FCA, visit the FCA website or contact FCA President, Jesse Lyons at jlyons@ka-order.org.






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