MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT IDEA OF THE MONTH

A great way to add a little attention to your local FBLA chapter is to have a movie night at your school. Movie nights can be a great way to showcase your chapter, whether you invite the middle school chapter, football team, or the whole school. Movie nights provide a good opportunity to make an impression on students. This shows students FBLA is not all business, but also fun! This encourage students to possibly join, so they can continue to be a part of the fun.

Icebreaker of the Month

Are you ready for another fun way to start off your next FBLA chapter meeting? How about a timed tie tying contest? Now, thats a lot of T-words isn’t it.

Have members race to see who can tie a tie the fastest for a prize or just for fun! This is a great way to also teach students to tie a tie if they do not know how. This icebreaker can also be done with a scarf! We hope you have fun with this new icebreaker idea and let the games begin!

Fundraising Activity of the Month

Is your classroom a cluttered mess? Do you know people that could use a deep-storage cleaning? Maybe, the answer to this is a community garage sale.

A community garage sale can be done at your school, using the gym or cafeteria to set up tables. Community members can rent a table so they can sell their things. This is a fun way to bring people together, but also a simple way for your FBLA chapter to raise money. Here are some ways to get your community garage sale jumpstarted:

1. Ask School Administration
First, ask your school administration if you can use the cafeteria or gym to set up your garage sale. Always make sure to fill out any necessary forms before publicizing the event, just in case if the forms do not go through or the event gets delayed.

2. Finalize Details
Do not get ahead of yourself now. The most important part of this event is compiling all the details. Set the best date, find ways to promote the event, pricing to rent a table, how to sign up, and information for people to contact for any questions.

3. Promote EVERYWHERE
This does not just have to be a school event, it can be an everybody event. Publicize at restaurants, on social media, community parks, and anywhere that is public to families.

We hope you are able to raise money for your FBLA chapter. Good luck and let’s get this garage sale jumpstarted!

MAP ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH

November 15, 2016 is American Enterprise Day! This is a great opportunity to complete one of your MAP Entrepreneur Level activities: “Help your chapter adviser with activities to promote American Enterprise Day or FBLA-PBL Week.”

American Enterprise Day is when chapters celebrate America’s free enterprise system. You can help your adviser by setting up activities, projects, parties, games, and competitions that pay tribute to the values we, as FBLA members, take advantage of every day.

A few activities you could plan for your chapter are:

  • Have business students write essays on the American enterprise system
  • Have a professional dress day
  • A business or industry tour for your chapter

Georgia FBLA wishes you and your chapter a terrific American Enterprise Day! Good luck on your Middle Level Achievement Program (MAP)!