Well, it’s that time of year again. Our summer break is winding down and school is about to begin again. While this fact may be depressing for some, there is a silver lining. With the beginning of a new school year also comes the beginning of a brand new year in TSA. As leaders of your respective chapters, this is an extremely rewarding time!
As chapter president, it is your role to make sure that your school's chapter is as progressive as possible, and is always on the cutting edge. We, the state officers, have recognized this responsibility and have made it a priority to assist you and your chapters in any way possible; this blog is just one example. On this blog, you will find tips and tricks on effectively running your chapters, recruiting new members, training your chapter officer team, planning events such as fundraisers, and much, much more. We would also like to encourage you to actively participate in our discussions throughout the year, and we hope you check in regularly to get all the up-to-date information on what our state association is doing!
In order to start the year off with a bang, you’ve got to train your new chapter officer team. A leadership training day is a great way to bond with your team, as well as develop your leadership skills. A great resource to use for training is the book “Student Leadership Challenge,” which contains the 5 exemplary practices of a leader. The state officer team used this book last year and found it very beneficial in developing as leaders. Another great resource is the “Total TSA” CD, which your chapter should have received when your advisor registered with National TSA. You can find fun leadership activities, tips on strengthen your chapter, and ways to further develop your chapter officer team’s leadership ability.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either myself or any of the other state officers; we would be glad to help! Best wishes as you start the school year, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Chattanooga next spring!
Salutations to all chapter presidents! My name is Gus White and I have both the honor and the privilege of serving as your Tennessee TSA State Vice President this year. This will be my 5th year in TSA, and I am more optimistic and enthusiastic about this year in TSA than I have ever been before! I hope you will find this blog both informative and useful as we look to continue our growth as a state association!