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.
2018-2019 Chapters that have earned the Gimme 5! Award:

Airport High School
Alpena High School
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School
Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Berkley High School
Bloomfield Hills High School
Bridgman High School
Brother Rice High School
Caledonia High School
Catholic Central High School
Chippewa Valley High School
Cornerstone Health + Tech H.S.
Dakota High School
Detroit Cass Technical High School
Detroit Collegiate Prep Academy
Detroit M.L. King High School
Detroit Osborn College Prep
Detroit Southeastern High School
Flat Rock Community High School
Flushing High School
Forest Hills Eastern High School
Fowlerville High School
Frankenmuth High School
Fraser High School
Gabriel Richard High School
Garden City High School
Genesee Career Institute
Goodrich High School
Grandville High School
Greenhills School
Grosse Pointe South High School
Hamilton High School
Hamtramck High School
Harper Creek High School
Harper Woods High School
Huron High School
Innovation Central High School
Jenison High School
Lake Orion High School
L’Anse Creuse High School
Lincoln Park High School
Livonia Churchill High School
Maple Valley High School
Melvindale High School
MI Great Lakes Virtual Academy
Milan High School
Monroe High School
Northville High School
Novi High School
Petoskey High School
Portage Central High School
Rochester Adams High School
St. Joseph High School
Troy High School
University High School
Utica Stevenson High School
Van Buren Technology Center
Vicksburg High School
Walled Lake Central High School
Warren Woods Tower High School
Washtenaw International High School
Waterford Mott High School
Wexford-Missaukee CTC
Woodhaven High School