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Interstate Batteries Fundraiser Reminder

January 15th, 2013

Interstate Batteries logoAs you recall, SkillsUSA announced a new partnership with Interstate Batteries and a fundraising program for local chapters. This is a great opportunity for your chapters to raise funds in partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with SkillsUSA. Through this partnership, local chapters can now sell Interstate Batteries’ products, and they will receive 50 percent of the sales. Below is the link for your chapter to sign up today. This is a great program to participate in as you seek to raise funds for district and state events and for leadership development activities and materials. For more information, go to www.Interstatebatteries.com/fundraising/SkillsUSA.

Skills Build America Campaign

December 15th, 2012

Happy Holidays from all of us at SkillsUSA. We hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season and I want to personally thank you for the work you have done to lift up and inspire advisors and students this year. I wish you and yours a safe, healthy and prosperous 2013 and I look forward to working with you in the New Year.

Skills Build America CampaignI am pleased to announce “Skills Build America,” the first individual giving campaign in the history of SkillsUSA. The campaign provides an opportunity for those who have supported the organization to demonstrate a personal commitment to strengthen the future workforce of America.

Our goal is to raise $1 million over the three years leading up to SkillsUSA’s 50th anniversary in 2015. The campaign will begin in the next week, and we are mailing more than 18,000 letters to teachers, lifetime alumni members, SkillsUSA Championship volunteers and many more.

Our initial phase of the campaign is to engage donors in a three-year pledge and I would like to invite you to be part of this important effort. Funds will be used to increase membership, provide state associations with funding to strengthen student leadership training, and create a network for alumni members to have access to professional development and employment opportunities.

If you do not receive a letter but would like to join the campaign, please go to: http://donate.skillsusa.org. Help us reach our goal of $1 million and Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present and Build the Future!

Interstate Batteries Fundraising Reminder

December 13th, 2012

Interstate Batteries FundraisingLast month, SkillsUSA announced a new partnership with Interstate Batteries, and a fundraising program for local chapters. This is a great opportunity for your chapters to raise funds in partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with SkillsUSA. Through this partnership, local chapters can now sell Interstate Batteries’ products and they will receive 50% of the sales. Below is the link for a chapter to sign up today. This is a great program to participate in as your schools seek to raise funds for district and state events and for leadership development activities and materials. Please remind your chapters of this important opportunity. For more information, go to: www.Interstatebatteries.com/fundraising/SkillsUSA.

Interstate Batteries Fundraiser

November 15th, 2012

SkillsUSA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Interstate Batteries fundraising program for local chapters. This is a great opportunity for our chapters to raise funds in partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with SkillsUSA.

Through this partnership, local chapters would sell Interstate Batteries products and will receive 50 percent of the sales.

Below is the link for local chapters to sign up today. We encourage you to promote this program and encourage all chapters to participate in this program as they seek to raise funds for district and state events and leadership development activities and materials.

For more information, go to: www.Interstatebatteries.com/fundraising/SkillsUSA.

Highlights

November 1st, 2012
  • On October 1-3, our Education, Training and Assessments department staff were engaged in intense training with Quantum Learning’s nationally respected trainer Mark Reardon. Our training staff learned the latest training and motivational techniques; and will be incorporating these into our training seminars and workshops for students and advisors. The training included focus on effective meetings, new teacher training and the most current training trends and techniques. Staff tells me they were excited about the training and even more excited about implementing what they learned with our stakeholders.
  • As a follow up to the Champion of the Year Dinner and great connections from YDF member Dave Camden of Toyota, we are working with Interstate Batteries to introduce a national fundraising campaign for our local chapters. In our discussions with local advisors and student leaders, fundraising is a critical component of local involvement in SkillsUSA. Chapters will have the opportunity to sell Interstate alkaline batteries and keep approximately 50 percent of all sales.
  • I’m also pleased to announce that earlier last month, Interstate Batteries announced a partnership with SkillsUSA. Starting this year, participating SkillsUSA student chapters will be able to sell a wide variety of Interstate Batteries products from AAA, AA, C, D and 9V batteries to flashlights and organizers with testers. And, for each Interstate Batteries product sold, SkillsUSA student chapters will receive 50 percent of the sale price.
  • Finally, staff reports that we are almost ready to travel to Brazil with 11 of our finest students to compete in WorldSkills Americas in November. Our final count of participants is complete, and we are in the last days of planning for the event.

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