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 entries per event for the District Conference.
  • Additional competitor entry per event for State Conference competition in the Integrated Marketing Campaign Product, Integrated Marketing Campaign Service, Integrated Marketing Campaign Event and Start-Up Business Plan events.
  • 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.

Updated for 2019! Added Incentive for Gimmie5! Award Recipients
Michigan DECA will provide chapters that increase both their membership and district conference participation by 5 members a $500 (previously was $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 $500 credit.
  • Check the chart on the Incentive webpage to see how many members your chapter needs to recruit to receive this credit.
2017-2018 Chapters that have earned the Gimme 5! Award:

Anchor Bay High School
Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Bay Arenac ISD Career Center
Belleville High School
Birmingham Groves High School
Birmingham Seaholm High School
Bloomfield Hills High School
Bridgman High School
Catholic Central High School
Cheboygan High School
Dakota High School
Detroit Osborn College Prep
Eaton RESA Career Prep Center
Fowlerville High School
Frankenmuth High School
Gabriel Richard High School
Garden City High School
Grand Haven High School
Grand Ledge High School
Grandville High School
Greenville High School
Gull Lake High School
Hamtramck High School
Hartland High School
Holly High School
Holt High School
Howell High School
Huron High School
Jackson High School
Kalamazoo Central High School
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School
Lakeview High School
Lapeer County Ed Tech Center
Lapeer High School
Lincoln High School (Ypsilanti)
Livonia Churchill High School
Maple Valley High School
Melvindale High School
Michael Berry Center
Midland High School
Milan High School
Novi High School
Oakland Schools Tech Campus NW
Oakland Schools Tech Campus SE
Parchment High School
Petoskey High School
Rochester Adams High School
Southgate Anderson High School
St. Catherine Academy
Taylor Truman High School
Troy Athens High School
Troy High School
Utica Eisenhower High School
Utica High School
Washtenaw International High School
Waterford Kettering High School
West Bloomfield High School
West Ottawa High School
Woodhaven High School