SkillsUSA SkillsUSA Champions Fall 2010 : Page 24

toolbox Strength in Big Numbers Shared by New Friends ou’ve probably heard the big news: SkillsUSA membership is at an all-time high. But this is no time to rest on laurels — after all, a new year brings new membership opportunities. As a group, plan a SkillsUSA recruit-ment activity. First, talk about the benefits of SkillsUSA that would be the most interesting to the students in your school. Competition? Travel opportunities? Social activities? Employability skills? All of the above? Next, brainstorm ideas for promot-ing SkillsUSA while keeping things fun. Hosting a pizza party while screening a SkillsUSA video or inviting a past member to speak about what SkillsUSA meant to them are examples, but be as creative as possible, and outline a plan. Finally, go to: change2.shtml and click on the “Member-ship Drive” link to view an interactive presentation with more great tips. Finalize your plan and put it into action! Your chapter will be stronger than ever. Y A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. — R ALPH W ALDO E MERSON • Find the photo, win a prize No, the picture on the left isn’t abstract art. It’s actually a distorted part of another photo in this magazine. Find the original photo and send us the page number where it appears to win a SkillsUSA hoodie (first prize) or ball cap (second prize). To enter, e-mail your answer, name, address and phone number to:, with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Or, send to: SkillsUSA Photo Contest, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176. One first-place and one second-place winner will be picked from a random drawing of correct entries. Entries must be received by Nov. 15. Congratulations to last issue’s winners: Daré Obasade of Shawnee, Okla., and Alicia Lester of Beaver, W.Va. • 24 SkillsUSA Champions Fall 2010 Photo: Lloyd Wolf

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