Welcome to the OKTSA monthly newsletter! The state and regional officer teams have been hard at work so you can enjoy the TSA season. Be sure to read the upcoming important dates at the end.
Fall Leadership Conference
Our annual FLC was hosted on October 18th at the Norman Embassy Suites. There, members attended four workshops hosted by the State and Regional Officer teams: Teachings of Teamwork, The Great Networking Quest, Running for Office, and Competition Guidelines. Additionally, we raised $462.98 for ACS, put together over 100 warming kits for the homeless community, created 5 blankets donated to Allie's Lunar Love, and made knotted dog toys for a local animal shelter. Great work, OKTSA! View the Fall Leadership Conference Recap here on our Instagram!
"TechTapes" First YouTube Release
The OKTSA teams released the very first YouTube video of the year with the pilot of a new series called TechTapes. Here, we will discuss ways to succeed in your competitions throughout the year. "The Ins and Outs of Documentation and Portfolios" outlines how to ensure your entry gets judged, understand what the table of contents should hold, and much more. Be sure to click the link below and subscribe to our channel for more information throughout the year!
Eastern region officers have been focusing on keeping the region posted via Instagram. They have also been working towards planning their regional conference on March 6th, 2024.Be sure to follow them (@okeasternregion) and stay updated!
The Western Regional Officers of OKTSA continued discussing plans for the Western Regional Conference on March 1st, 2024. Additionally, they made their first post on their Instagram. Be sure to follow them (@oktsawesternregion) and stay updated!
Riddle Me This...
Trivia: What do you call an organism that eats both plants and animals?
True or False: Besides being a god of the sea, Poseidon was also the Greek god of horses.
Riddle Me This: You always find me in the past, I can be created in the present, but the future can never taint me. What am I?
Scroll to the end to find out!
Parliamentary Procedures Training
The Oklahoma Department of Careertech (Stillwater) is hosting a parliamentary training session on November 28th from 9 AM - 2 PM. Led by Claremore TSA Advisor David Isenbart, this course offers an invaluable learning experience for students interested in the Chapter Team competition.
Note: Teams should have their officer positions chosen and the opening and closing of the business meeting memorized.
OKTSA STEM Collegiate $500 Scholarship
Oklahoma TSA is offering $500 scholarships to two Oklahoma high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited university, community college or technology center for the Fall 2024 session. Applicants must be TSA members and plan to pursue a degree or certification in a STEM related field.
Become a Leader For Your Fellow Members!
Applications to become a regional or state officer candidate are available on the OKTSA website! We highly encourage everyone to apply as it is a transformative leadership experience and an opportunity to make a change. Applications are due by February 1st, but time flies quickly so apply now if you're interested!
Make Your Chapter #1!
We have a Chapter of Excellence program that promotes chapters that exhibit quality and success through affiliation, membership, chapter management, community service, leadership, conference attendance, and national service project participation and promotion.
Applications are due by March 1st, and we are promoting this program in advance so you have time to go out, do great things, and apply by then.
National Technical Honor Society
The NTHS is now a proud partner of OKTSA. Applications to the NTHS will be open on December 1. Check out our post on Instagram about it!
OKTSA is happy to announce that we’ve started Member Monday, where we give recognition to one of our OKTSA members every other week. Submit a TSA member you know that should be recognized for their service and character!
Trivia: An omnivore
T/F: True, and earthquakes too!