BAA Activity of the Week #17

This week’s activity will help you complete the Business level of your BAAs.

Business Activity 27: Communications/FBLA Organization and National Programs
Write a letter to your school superintendent or principal about the benefits of FBLA.

Time is running out to finish your BAAs! Remember that for Future, Business, and Leader levels, you will need your adviser to submit your BAA by March 1 to receive credit! America deadline is April 25.

Getting Ready for The Golden State

That’s right… we’re only a few months away from everyone’s favorite part of the summer: the National Leadership Conference. This year’s conference will be held in sunny Anaheim, California from June 29–July 2.

Don’t miss this opportunity to not only SHINE alongside fellow Georgia participants but also meet other future leaders from around the country! Your hard work at the State Leadership Conference next month could land you a spot on stage at nationals, where you could win loads of cash.

Oh! And don’t forget about the incredible Snapchats you will be sending to your friends back home while you walk the streets of California in your trendiest outfit. Your chapter will have the opportunity to network with other Georgia schools at a social event, and buy tickets to Disneyland to create even more memories!

This is a conference you won’t want to miss – talk to your adviser about attending the National Leadership Conference today!

Houston County High FBLA Backs the Blue in November

Houston County High School Future Business Leaders of America members traveled to the Peach County Sheriff’s Departments in Fort Valley and Bonaire to show their appreciation for the police officers and sheriffs who risk their lives every day to protect the people of Middle Georgia. FBLA members Kyrsten S. and Megan S. created special goodie bags for the officers at each department to thank them for their service and to remind them that the HCHS FBLA community backs the blue.

HCHS FBLA members Alex Cooper, Sabina Ashurova, Hope Williams, Kyrsten S., and Megan S. traveled to the departments to personally gift the bags and thank the officers on November 16, 2016.

Thank you to all police officers in Middle Georgia, your service is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed.

Houston County High School is located at 920 Highway 96 Warner Robins. The principal is Dr. Doug Rizer. CTAE Supervisor is Karma Hayes. FBLA Advisers are Sheila Jones, Jenny Jackson, and Gina Jessup.

WWCHS FBLA Serves at Chamber of Commerce Banquet

WWCHS FBLA partnered with FFA to provide volunteer servers at the Annual Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The banquet is an annual event designed to honor local businesses and individuals for outstanding work throughout the year. The guest speaker for the event was Mr. Gary Black, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
This is an event FBLA has helped with for several years now. We decided to invite FFA to assist us in this Community Service event when we realized the guest speaker, Mr. Gary Black, had served as President for Georgia Future Farmers of America his senior year of high school in 1980. Several of our members are members of both FBLA and FFA. We decided this would be a perfect joint community service project.
The members arrived an hour early to allow time for training. After the training session the members began by lighting candles on all of the tables. The members assumed the job of server for the evening. Each member was responsible for two tables, with around sixteen guests total at the two tables. One member was responsible for three tables, with about twenty-four guests.
The members served each guest their salad, entree, and dessert. The members were also responsible for taking care of drink needs for the guests by refilling tea and water glasses. They also took care of any of the guests other dining needs.
It was a successful evening for the members. All of them did a great job and were polite and social during it all. The guests for the evening were very complimentary of all of the students and seem very appreciative for their service efforts.

BAA Article of the Week #16

This week’s article is something that might just inspire you to find your next favorite thing! Participate in a local service learning or literacy project. Contact elementary schools or libraries in your area to find out what opportunities you have to not only complete Business Activity 8, but get community service hours, and make a difference in someone else’s life.

Business Activity 8: Communications/ Service Learning
Participate in a literacy project i.e. visit a kindergarten classroom and read a book, tutor in an after-school reading program, or help plan a chapter book drive.