About Texas FCCLA
For past FCCLA members, there is still a chance for you to make a difference by joining the Alumni & Associates.
Get in touch with the State office or reach out to Region Advisors
Includes: Affiliation, Dress Code, Alumni & Associates
Meet our current Region and State Officers along with the Leadership Team for 2017-2018.
Includes: Board of Directors, Constitutions and Bylaws, Sponsorships
A brief description of who we are and why you should join!
Texas FCCLA History
FUTURE HOMEMAKER, Texas newspaper was published until 1974.
1965- Texas Association of Future Homemakers of America and Texas Association of New Homemakers of America ( similar organization in predominantly black schools) merged
1966-National membership peaked with 607,175 members; the Texas Association had 73,820 members in 1,542 chapters
1967 – Josephine Padzell retired from the State Advisor position
1968 – Betty Romans was selected to be State Advisor
1968 – State scholarship program began
1970 – Occupational home economics education programs began
1971 – Home Economics Related Occupation chapters were established to meet the needs of students enrolled in occupational home economics education
1973- first male national officer, Tony Brigham, elected
1978-79 – FHA emblem was changed to be an eight sided emblem; FHA and HERO were situated in the center of the emblem with rays extending to the edge representing FHA/HERO’s outreach to the community
1979-80 –First male are president, Carl Lockhart, elected in Texas
1979 – State scholarship was expanded
1980- State FHA Choir was discontinued.
- Betty Romans retired from the State Advisor postion; Sharon (Reddell) Pierce was selected to be State Advisor
– September, ground breaking ceremony for new national headquarters in Reston, VA
- FHA national headquarters and leadership center in Reston, VA was dedicated
- Texas hosted the first cluster meeting in Dallas
Proficient events began in Texas; later changed to STAR Events
1986- Tom Lucas was elected the first national male president
1986-August- Ten area offices in Texas closed, all Texas Education Agency staff serving FCCLA moved to Austin
1987-88- Texas combined ten areas in FCCLA to 5 regions; made adjustments to all officer elections and programming
1990 – National Leadership Meeting was held in San Antonio in July
1995- Family and Consumer Sciences became the new name of the home economics profession. The national vote to change the FHA name failed
1998 - State scholarship program was expanded
1999 – Future Homemakers of America changed to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at the national convention in Boston, MA. The futuristic oval logo was voted on by FCCLA members in October. This logo did not hold the traditions of the past logo, but it showed that FCCLA is a dynamic, active organization bound for the future. FHA, at the turn of the century, became FCCLA. Brandon Abbott, National President, from Texas presided during the business meeting when the vote was taken.
2001-02-First male state president, Justin Lemons, was elected in Texas
2003-State Advisor position moved out of the Texas Education Agency and the advisor became an employee of Texas FCCLA.
2003- The Ultimate Leadership Experience was chosen by members as the official tagline.
2004-05-Leadership Enhancement Opportunities were introduced to members in Texas
2008-09- State proficiency events were added in Texas
2010-FCCLA celebrated the 65th anniversary of the organization on July 11
2011- Texas FCCLA purchased a state headquarters building in April at 1107 West 45th Street, Austin, Texas
2012-A Business Advisory Council was established in Texas
2013- Leadership Enhancement Opportunities changed their name to Family and Consumer Sciences Assessments
2013 – State scholarship program was expanded
2014 – National Leadership Conference was held in San Antonio in July
2017- Sharon Reddell Pierce retires as State Advisor.
2017- Alex Everett takes the role of State Advisor.