Connecting the Bricks: Middle Level FLC

As middle level FBLA leaders, you want an event that you are able to learn more about leadership skills and be able to network with other middle level FBLA leaders. If that’s the case, the 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is the experience for you. At Middle Level FLC, you are able to connect the bricks that makes a great leader and you will be able to stack the dominos of leadership that you can bring back to your local chapter. Middle Level FLC will be held on November 15th at the elegant Classic Center in Athens.

When you walk into the exciting Opening Session on November 15th, you can expect to get overwhelmed by all the enthusiasm around you. At this conference you can sharpen your leadership skills! FLC has remarkable and informative speakers who give you pointers and tips on how to become a better leader! Each workshop will offer a lesson in a different leadership skill. Middle Level FLC is a great place to network and meet new people! You can take advantage of the fact that you are in a room full of other FBLA officers who have unique ideas for chapter activities that they are willing to share with you. Also, you will be able to meet peers from all over the state of Georgia who all have a passion similar to yours: FBLA!

The registration fee for this conference is $40. This fee covers access to myriad amounts of leadership training, a delicious Chick-Fil-A lunch with your state officers, an excitement-filled MONOPOLY® Tournament, and a Georgia FBLA souvenir t-shirt that will make your FLC an unforgettable experience. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end promptly at 4:00 p.m. The registration deadline is October 6th, so contact your adviser today to get registered. The 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is when you can place your cornerstone to be an amazing leader and I want you to be a part of it!

BAA Activity of the Week #4

Hey there, Georgia FBLA! The featured BAA activity of this week is part of the Business award:

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.

Plan a date where you can visit a local elementary school to complete this task. The listed projects are good examples, but get creative with it!  Be sure to get clearance from your own school before visiting the school.

Social Activity of the Month

It is officially October, which means that fall is now full force! A social activity that your chapter can participate in to celebrate the fall spirit is a pumpkin decorating event! This is a fun way to get your chapter together to talk and enjoy the autumn season.

Advisers can carve the top of the pumpkin out so members can put lights in them. Members can make fun designs with their pumpkins and let their artistic expression shine. Students can even paint the pumpkins to make them unique.  For example, they can paint stripes or funny faces on them.

If members paint their pumpkins, they can let the pumpkin dry overnight. When they are all dry and ready to go, your members can now take the pumpkins home and use them as decoration for the season.

We wish you the best of luck during your chapter’s social events throughout the school year. Don’t forget to hashtag all of your exciting social event posts with #GAFBLA so members all across the state can see the fun things your chapter is doing!

Public Relations Activity of the Month: October

The leaves are changing colors, and the smell of Pumpkin Spice has filled almost every coffee shop in town. With many changes taking place, it’s time for a new for a new Public Relations activity! This month, communication with members is key as conferences are right around the corner. To keep your chapter members up-to-date, utilizing programs such as Remind101 can be the primary step towards success this fall!

Remind101 allows you to easily find out information about any new events, changes, or meetings that members may forget about. This can help with increasing member participation because more students will have access to events and not be kept out of the loop.

Submitting Articles to be Published to the Georgia FBLA Website

If any Georgia FBLA chapters are interested in submitting articles to the site, we would love for you to do so! Here are the instructions:

  1. Visit georgiafbla.org/login/
  2. Using the designated adviser account information, sign in to the site.
  3. Once signed in, a WordPress strip should appear at the top of the web page. Click “+New”, then click “Post”.
  4. At this point, you should have arrived on the “Add New Post” page. Use the tools and text boxes to type and refine your article.
  5. When you have completed the article, click the button labelled, “Submit for Review”.

After you submit your article, we will review it and post it to the blog!