State DECA Officer-Caroline Diemer

Caroline Deimer spoke to our club about Washington DECA. 
Caroline is a junior at Arlington High School.  She is on the volleyball team and Honor Society.  DECA prepares students for business careers and provides business and leadership opportunities to high school students.  There are competitions the students participate in.
There are 158 school chapters and 11,000 student members in Washington.  It was founded in 1946 and standards for Distributive Education Clubs of America.  215,000 worldwide members. 
DECA stimulates personal growth and community service.  Arlington High DECA does “Santa’s Helpers” and collects food and donations.  Last year DECA at Arlington High collected 22,000 food and grocery items and $10,000 in cash.  They purchase gifts and donate to local family and the food bank.
Caroline got involved in DECA through her intro to marketing class.  She became Vice-President of Business Management and took on a leadership position.  She did virtual interviews with DECA executives and gave a speech in front of 900 students at area 1 conference.  She became the new Washington DECA president.
Rotarians can help! You can be a judge at a DECA competition, speak at high schools, sponsor DECA, and invite students to your business to learn/help/share ideas/mentor.
Caroline wants to complete her AA, take a gap year to travel, then go to AZ State Business School.