Virginia HOSA Program of Work 2018-19

Month

Activities

September






Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month- Wear gold t-shirts/colors.Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

9/1/18- 2018-19 Competitive Event Guidelines will be posted- Do not use guidelines that have (August 2017) on the bottom.  

9/11-9/30/18- National Day of Service and Remembrance Project- This is a time where HOSA members can honor 9/11 heroes and victims through service.  During this time, HOSA chapters are encouraged to carry out projects that will focus on activities such as food drives; emergency preparedness/disaster preparedness speakers and workshops; send cards to active military or veterans in military hospitals; create posters or bulletin boards addressing 9/11; hold celebration honoring veterans, soldiers, military families, Medical Reserve Corp, Red Cross and/or first responders.  

Chapters need to send in a summary of your project along with a photograph and will be recognized during their respective Fall Leadership Academy or State Leadership Conference.  All chapters participating will be published in the Virginia HOSA Heartbeat newsletter.  

9/15/18-9/18/18- Washington Leadership Academy- Any state or chapter officer may attend.  Registration deadline is 8/15/18. Registration fee is $500.  Does not include hotel.  See Virginia HOSA State Advisor for more information.

October







Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Wear pink t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

10/2/18- Region VI Fall Leadership Academy-

               9:00 AM-1:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Roanoke

10/9/18- Region III/IV Fall Leadership Academy-

                9:00 AM-1:00 PM, University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus

10/5/18- Virginia HOSA @ the Virginia State Fair (competition information to be sent out in August)

10/15/18- HOSA 100 Deadline for registration

10/18/18-Region V Fall Leadership Academy, PVCC Greene County Site, Standardsville

November






Diabetes Awareness Month- Wear blue t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

Information regarding 2019 SLC will be released

11/1/18- Region I Fall Leadership Academy- CTC @ Hull Street, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

11/5/18- Region VII Fall Leadership Academy- Abingdon Higher Education Center, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

11/15/18- HOSA Day-Celebrate HOSA by bringing awareness about the association.  Wear HOSA colors, announce HOSA Day on school announcements, make a HOSA display, make signs promoting HOSA, recruit new members, write thank you notes to supporters of HOSA, recite the HOSA Creed or peruse the latest copy of the E-magazine.

11/20/18- Region II Fall Leadership Academy-

                 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton

December




Influenza Awareness Week- Wear black t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

12/31/18- HOSA Membership Affiliation Deadline

January





National Birth Defect Awareness Month- Wear purple t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

February





Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month- Wear red t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

2/1/19- Deadline for Second Semester Affliliation (for members who did not affiliate in First Semester)

2/7/19- Deadline to register for 2019 Virginia HOSA SLC- www.hosa.org 

2/14/19- Deadline to make any changes to registration for SLC AND payment deadline- make all checks payable to PVCC- VA HOSA

March





National Nutrition Awareness Month- Wear orange t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

3/15/19- Deadline to apply for HOSA Scholarships (www.hosa.org)

3/15/19-3/17/19- 39th Annual Virginia HOSA State Leadership Conference, Williamsburg, DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Road

April

Meningitis Awareness Month- Wear grey t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org.

4/5/19- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at SLC- determine if attending ILC.  4th and 5th place will be eligible to attend ILC and compete if 1st, 2nd or 3rd place does not attend.

May

Mental Health Awareness Month- Wear green t-shirts/colors. Take a group picture and email to Puja Punukollu, Virginia HOSA State Reporter @ pujapunukollu@virginiahosa.org

5/8/19- Deadline to register for ILC. Send payments and code of conduct/medical liabilities to Virginia HOSA State Advisor.  All code of conducts and medical liability forms must be emailed to janebest@virginiahosa.org. (No paper copies will be accepted)

June

6/19/19-6/22/19- HOSA International Leadership Conference- Coronado Springs Report, Orlando, FL