Membership initiatives

membership growth incentives

When your chapter increases it’s membership, your DECA experience gets even better! Chapters are encouraged to achieve one of the Membership Growth Incentive levels below by November 15, 2021.



Is your Officer team beginning their year of planning? Our 20-page Chapter Toolkit is the perfect resource as they begin their year. With over 50 recruitment activities and materials, social media posts, chapter meeting and public relation activity ideas, there’s bound to be something new to introduce to your chapter this year!

Please note: A password is required to download the Chapter Toolkit. Please reach out to your chapter advisor or area president for the Learn DECA password.


extreme membership challenge

Ended November 3, 2021.

The biggest challenge of the year begins September 1st!

As a chapter, work together to complete missions (challenges) win points, unlock bonus challenges, and compete against other WA DECA chapters. Most missions will be activities to complete based on the Chapter Toolkit, and all missions can be completed at the chapter’s convenience through November 3rd. All chapters are strongly encouraged to register!

The top 3 winning chapters will receive ICDC Academy spot(s), FLC on-stage recognition, and gift cards for your chapter. The 1st place winner will also be awarded a camera drone!


The Membership Assistance Program will provide financial support to help chapters pay membership fees for students who cannot afford to participate.

The intent of the Membership Assistance Program is to support high school members who cannot afford to pay dues but who would otherwise participate in their local DECA chapter. Assistance will be awarded in three tiers based on the application, and F/R lunch%. Chapters who have less than 35% F/R lunch can still apply for individual member support.

This program is for student members and does not include advisors, alumni, or professional members. If criteria is met from the implementation plan below, Washington DECA will issue funds based on the school’s free and reduced lunch percentage.