Gimmie5! Award

Michigan DECA is encouraging each chapter to increase their membership by five members or more. Each chapter that increases their membership by five members will receive a special Recognition Plaque for display in their classroom. Chapters with 100% membership can participate by signing up at least five Alumni and/or Professional members; in addition to the chapter advisor(s).

Recognition Includes:
Additional competitor allocations for the District Conference
Recognition in Spotlight on DECA
Recognition on this website
A plaque for classroom display, awarded at the State Conference

So, how does my chapter get the recognition?
This recognition is easy. You do not have to fill out any forms, there are no questions to answer… nothing formal to do. All you need to do is recruit five more members for your DECA chapter. If you’ve got five more members than you did last year, then you’ll be recognized. It’s that simple. You have until February 1st to submit the names of all of your DECA members for the school year.

Added Incentive for Gimmie5! Award Recipients
Michigan DECA will provide chapters that increase both their membership and district conference participation by 5 members a $250 credit off from your District Conference Registration fees. The process to receive this credit is simple. All a chapter needs to do is to achieve the steps below:

  • Sign-up and submit five or more members this year than your chapter had last year by October 31st. Chapters with 100% membership can still be eligible if they return their 100% membership form and also sign up 5 professional or alumni members in addition to the chapter advisor(s).
  • Register five or more students to compete at your district conference then you had last year. Enter the credit on the appropriate line on your district conference registration invoice page. Michigan DECA has posted the previous year’s membership and district conference numbers online here, so that you will have a goal for your chapter to receive your $250 credit.
  • Check the Chapter Membership List to see how many members your chapter needs to recruit to receive the Gimmie5! Recognition.
2016-2017 Chapters that have earned the Gimme 5! Award:

Airport High School
Anchor Bay High School
Ann Arbor Huron High School
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School
Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Bedford High School
Belleville High School
Berkley High School
Birmingham Groves High School
Boyne City High School
Bridgman High School
Cabrini High School
Catholic Central High School
Center Line High School
Chandler Park Academy – High School
Chippewa Valley High School
Cornerstone Health + Tech High School
Detroit Cass Technical High School
Detroit Renaissance High School
Farmington High School
Flushing High School
Forest Hills Central High School
Forest Hills Eastern High School
Forest Hills Northern High School
Goodrich High School
Grandville Public Schools
Gull Lake High School
Hamtramck High School
Harper Creek High School
Harper Woods High School
Hartland High School
Heritage High School
Huron High School
Innovation Central
Jackson High School
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School
Lakeland High School
Lakeview High School
L’Anse Creuse High School
Lapeer High School
Lincoln High School
Lincoln Park High School
Livonia Churchill High School
Livonia Stevenson High School
Maple Valley High School
Midland High School
Montague High School
Northville High School
Novi High School
Oakland Schools Technical Campus NE
Oakland Schools Technical Campus SW
Oxford High School
Parchment High School
Richmond High School
Romeo Engineering and Tech Center
St. Catherine of Siena Academy
Taylor Truman High School
Three Rivers High School
Utica Eisenhower High School
Utica Ford II High School
Van Buren Technology Center
Walled Lake Central High School
Walled Lake Northern HS
Westland John Glenn High School
Woodhaven High School