August 14, 2012

Silicon Valley DAT Meets with Assembly Member Fong


On Saturday, July 28th, six members of the Silicon Valley District Action Team and Michaela Kastelman, the Vice President of Silicon Valley, met with California Assembly member Paul Fong. During the meeting, the officers discussed Silicon Valley DECA’s plans for the coming year, and they also emphasized the importance of the AB 8 Funding for California DECA. Next year, Mr. Fong will be the head of the Career Technical Education committee for the California government, and he was very interested to hear the students’ thoughts on the importance of Career and Technical Student Organizations.
Assembly Member Fong has been a supporter of Silicon Valley DECA since its creation, and Silicon Valley DECA was the first organization to award Mr. Fong a ‘California Legislator of the Year Award” (he has since won 13 more). Silicon Valley DECA looks forward to working with Mr. Fong throughout the year and thanks him for his support.

About California DECA
California DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Career and Technical Student Organization, endorsed by the California Department of Education. With over 4,500 members in 59 schools throughout California, California DECA works to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in four fields of business: marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. For more information about California DECA, visit


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