PA DECA Tips of the Week: Issue 4

Issue 4 of the PA DECA Tips of the Week talks about membership, chapter registration, and much more!

  • Membership:  A reminder that registration for membership is due by Nov. 15.  Here is the link to register online:     Register students, advisors, alumni, and professionals at $16 per person.  For any technical questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Membership at 703-860-5000.  Each time you submit members, the system will generate an invoice. You may continue to submit members anytime throughout the year; however, numbers as of Nov. 15 determine how many are eligible to compete per event at competitions.  Help up reach our 5% increase over prior year goal!  See attached list of chapters, advisors, last year's membership, and this year's goal. New chapters/advisors are in bold.  Let me know if you will be able to meet your goal.  All those that get 5 or more members over prior year will receive a $25 DECA Images gift card at States!
  • Chapter Competitive Event Spots:  

    The chart below was developed to help you in determining the number of competitors allowed per event for your chapter.  All allotments are based on total membership received by November 15.




















Fall Conferences (updates in red):

  • Mock Competitions- Philadelphia University, Philadelphia(October 20th+ 27th)
    • Help your members prepare for their competitive events by attending one of the Pennsylvania DECA Mock Competitions held at Philadelphia University! These days will run from 9:30 am. to 1:30 p.m. and will include workshops, role play prep tips, and an actual role play scenario.
    • Cost is free and includes lunch!
    • Please RSVP to me if interested in attending. Both sessions are now full.
  • Career Day with the 76'ers- Well Fargo Center, Philadelphia(November 1st)
    • DECA’s Career Day with the 76ers is an exciting opportunity for students to gain meaningful insight into the marketing and business functions for a variety of professional sports teams & and other entertainment venues.
    • Cost will be  $23 or $42 per person and includes game ticket.  Option food voucher will be$7.50 (hot dog, popcorn, & soda).
    • The day will be from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with an optional case starting at 1 p.m.
    • See attached flyer and scholarship application.
    • Registration deadline Oct. 16.
    • Eagles/Lincoln Financial Field Tours: $5/student; $8/adult .  Purchase tickets in advance at Limited availability. Ideal for between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.  Any questions can be directed to Lauren at the Eagles atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

      “In regards to the scheduling process – please use the same link, however, I’m in the process of implementing new scheduling software for tours. That being said, if they go to book a week or 2 from now, it’s going to look a lot different and it’s not going to allow them to request any time after 3pm. I will take care of any DECA requests so just have them note timing and DECA in the comments section of the form.”  -Lauren

    • Phillies/Citizens Bank Park Tours:$8.  Contact or 215-218-5360 for advance tickets.  Ideal for between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. 

    • I ran into Kris Humphries the other night in Philly, and he's excited to see us!   (Kris is Kim Kardashian's fomer husband, who now plays for the Sixers!)
  • The Ultimate DECA Power Trip– Philadelphia(November 10th-12th)
    • Join over 1,500 members from the North Atlantic and Southern Regions for the ultimate DECA leadership experience! This conference will give members the insights needed to be successful in college and their careers.
    • Cost is$130pp, plus hotel. Registration deadline isOctober 12.
    • More information and registration can found at   Don’t forget the promo video available!
    • Those that live close to Philadelphia need not stay overnight at the Marriott.
    • As we are the host of this conference, we are hoping for a large PA turnout!
    • Saturday evening's social will be a Bowling Party at Lucky Strikes.  Those interested in a Flyers game for PA attendees only can attend for an additional $45.
  • DECA’s Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference– Philadelphia(November 10th-12th)
  • Mock Competition- Pittsburgh (November 16, 8:30 a.m. til 2 p.m., Shakespeare's Restaurant in Elwood City).
    • Students will take a cluster exam and do a role play.
    • Cost is $28 per student and includes breakfast and lunch.
    • RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Nov. 13.

Chapter Strategy:

  • Plan your recruiting strategies. Members must be registered before they can attend any conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions  Thanks!

Jerry DiGiovanni
PA DECA Executive Director

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