By Faith Anderson, Public Relations Officer
Moorcroft Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members traveled to Washington D.C. November 8-12 for National FCCLA Capitol Leadership and Regional Cluster meeting.
Chapter Public Relations Officer Faith H. Anderson, Chapter President Maddi Lachtara, Chapter Adviser Darcy Sams and chaperone Rhonda Sandquist met with Senator Barrasso and Senator Enzi to discuss and advocate for FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The group visited the House Gallery, and toured the Capitol.
During the Cluster meeting, Faith attended five Leadership Academy classes covering topics from the basics of FCCLA to learning about effective leadership, leadership roles, the building blocks of character and more.
“Leadership Academy taught me the basic essentials needed to run for an office at any level with FCCLA. I’m glad I took this class because now I better understand what it takes to be an effective leader,” she says.
While Faith was attending Leadership Academy, the rest of the group toured the Holocaust Museum, several monuments and the Newseum, which is a new museum dedicated to Pulitzer prize winning photos and famous news stories.
The group also attended several workshops and sessions about leadership and community service. The group also participated in a Community Service project – eliminating harmful plants from a local walking trail.
National FCCLA President Grace Belize Anderson conducted the Opening and Closing General Sessions at the Cluster meeting.
“It was an incredible feeling I will never forget, representing FCCLA and fulfilling the dream I’ve had for so many years,” she says.
Grace Belize traveled to another Regional Cluster meeting in Oklahoma City on November 17 – 19.