State President, Garrhett Petrea

Hello, my name is Garrhett Petrea and I am the 2013-2014 Washington State President for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. I am extremely excited for this upcoming year, and having the opportunity to work with this year’s State Executive Council!

FCCLA has given me so many opportunities throughout my high school career and I cannot wait to serve Washington State this year. My goals for the upcoming year will be challenging and rewarding as we bring public awareness to Washington State’s delegation.  As this year continues chapters will Discover Their Voice and Let it Echo by taking the headlines in newspapers across the state. My goal is for 80% of all chapters to have had some recognition in their schools’ or community newspaper.

Not only will Washington FCCLA grow in community involvement and public awareness, but chapters will continue to grow and prosper through increased membership.  As all chapters take the lead in their upcoming school year, I hope to provide support as we work to increase the states’ membership by 2%!

I am so honored and blessed to be surrounded by such hardworking advisers, members, and state officers. I hope to give them all support as they continue to identify concerns, set goals, plan, act, and follow up! This year will be filled with adventures and opportunities that will include Washington having the honor of hosting one of the 2013 National Cluster Meetings in Spokane, Washington, November 15-17!

I look forward to this wonderful year, with such amazing people.  As Walt Disney once said, “never neglect your family for business” but I am the luckiest man in the world, because my family is my business!

Garrhett Petrea

Washington FCCLA State President