South Forsyth FBLA’s Blood Drive

South Forsyth High School’s FBLA organization is hosting a Blood Drive contributing to the Red Cross Organization. The Blood Drive will take place on February 3rd and 4th during school hours from 8:30am to 1:30pm. Red Cross medics will be leading student volunteers from FBLA and NTHS on the day of to help make the process easier for the blood donators. Beforehand, FBLA prepared for the event by announcing the upcoming event at earlier meetings. To encourage students to donate blood and get friends, teachers, parents, and relatives of the members to donate blood, the FBLA Projects team conducted a presentation during a weekly meeting about the Red Cross organization and blood donating. During this meeting the members were further given information about the event, who can donate, and other details about helping the cause. Members were asked to become recruitment leaders to raise awareness for the event and convince their peers and family around the community to donate blood. These recruitment leaders were motivated by incentives such as service hours, leadership points, CAS hours, and NTHS hours for promoting the drive.

FBLA Week Kicks off with the Mayor

The Emanuel County Institute FBLA chapter in Twin City, will be celebrating FBLA-PBL Week.  To kick off the celebration, the officer team met with Twin City Mayor Eileen Dudley at which time she signed a proclamation declaring February 8-12, 2016 as FBLA Week.  Among the many activities scheduled for this special week are: Trivia day, T-Shirt Day, Professional Attire Day, and Teacher and Member Appreciation Day.  Another activity will be a trip to the local nursing home to donate socks to the residents.  Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit student organization that prepares students for careers in business and business education. Its 250,000-plus members and advisors in 12,000 chartered chapters include students from the United States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. To learn more, contact our local chapter at ECI. For more information about the national association, see FBLA–PBL’s Web site at http://www.fbla-pbl.org.

A Night To Remember

Just last week the South Forsyth FBLA chapter attended Region Leadership Conference and performed splendidly, much to the delight of our members. The workshops hosted were professional and engaging. Two of the workshops were hosted by South Forsyth’s own region officers Harina and Rahul. Out of the 133 competitors from South a grand total of 72 event awards were bestowed, including 31 Top 3 finishes, and 59 individuals or teams that qualified to proceed to the State Leadership Conference in their respective events. To top it all off South, for the second consecutive year, won first place in the region sweepstakes championship; beating out rival schools Lambert and Brookwood.

 

Some responses from our members:

“Second year in a row! We are the champions!” – Sahil

“So proud of myself and the chapter!” – Scott

“So much fun! I definitly recommend it for all FBLA members.” – Mike

 

Emanuel County Institute Attends Region 4 Conference

ECI FBLA attended the Georgia FBLA Region 4 Conference on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Over 400 members from Region 4 attended the conference.  During the evening, members participated in various performance competitions and leadership workshops.  Workshops included FBLA Kahoot, Etiquette: Outclass the Competition, Preparing your Future, and Teamwork and Communication.

Members were very successful in bringing home awards during the Awards of Excellence Program. Winners included:  Autumn 1st Place Public Speaking II, Caroline 3rd Place Public Speaking I, Calissa and Lauren 3rd Place Introduction to Business Presentation, MacKayla 2nd Place Client Service, Lexie 2nd Place Word Processing, and Abby 5th Place Spreadsheet Applications.  Kaleb, Lexie, Regan, and Abby were also for being named a finalist in the Monopoly Tournament.  Jordan and Cross will advance to the state level competition in March.