Bowdon High School Future Business Leaders of America Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of IKEA in Atlanta
The Bowdon High School FBLA visited IKEA in Atlanta on Friday, September 14, 2018. Members were met at the entrance by Brenda Lovelady the Communications and Events Planning Specialist. She welcomed the group and led them upstairs to the conference room where Manager Jill Matherson shared the history of IKEA. The FBLA chapter learned business techniques that make IKEA such a successful business today. Students learned the history of IKEA as well as skills they could apply themselves in business situations in life. Matherson called in employees to share their story, talked about benefits, and told of career opportunities available at IKEA. After a short video, the group was divided and taken on a tour of the store with a marketing representative who gave further insight on the business. Lunch was provided in the IKEA cafeteria where the students ate Swedish food before they returned to Bowdon High.
Starting on Wednesday August 15, 2018 and ending on Tuesday August 21, 2018 Bleckley County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held FBLA Rush Week. During this week FBLA officers gave out certain prize incentives during lunch to members of FBLA to encourage and strengthen membership. On Wednesday we gave out different FBLA prizes that were drawn by spinning a wheel for the fortune that membership brings, on Thursday we gave out candy bars to sweeten the Membership, on Friday we had a guessing game to see how many starburst were in a cup and the person who came the closest won a cup with whatever they wanted to engrave on it because the fortune of FBLA membership is endless, on Monday we gave out sodas and water to entice membership growth and on Tuesday we gave out pizza to feed the hunger for membership. Overall, we gained twenty-nine new members and had the opportunity to recognize those members who had already joined FBLA.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Bleckley County High School hosted the annual Career Technical Student Organization’s (CTSO) kickoff party. We invited FFA, HOSA, FCCLA, and FBLA members as well as non-members. We came together as CTSO officers to recruit new members and get the students of BCHS involved.
We met as CTSO officers to get the party started on August 6, 2018. During this meeting we decided which club would play what game and the food items that each of us would provide. We came up with several ideas that we thought would make it the best it could be for our members and students.
The day of the meeting we met at 3:15 p.m. in the BCHS lunchroom and gave the students time to get settled in. We then provided snacks such as cookies, brownies, chips and dip, and so much more. We also had tea, water, and lemonade to drink. As they were enjoying their snacks, the officer team from each club came up and introduced themselves and then briefly told about their club and some of their activities throughout the year.
We then split into groups which were determined by each person’s birthday month. Each club prepared its own ice breaker, and the students visited each club for about 10 – 15 minutes, then rotated until each group had been to ever club.
Once that was over the students headed outside for an amazing time. Outside were water games, corn hole, and a 48 foot long and 20 foot high waterslide. We had a huge turnout and hope to gain many new members through the annual Bleckley County High School CTSO kickoff.
Cook High FBLA President, Phoebe Burgman, recently attended and represented FBLA at the Cook High CTAE Advisory Meeting. Following the general meeting, the Business and Computer Science department held an in-depth meeting with advisory members from the community. Phoebe gave a preview of FBLA goals and accomplishments to the members. She was very excited as she spoke about our new members, upcoming competition events, and the Fall Rally. Phoebe gave an excellent overview of FBLA and represented our club and school well.
Teal Trot is a 5K Ovarian Cancer walk that honors those who’ve transitioned, the survivors, and those still battling ovarian cancer. This is our 2nd year volunteering for this great cause, which brings awareness to and raises funds for continuous research.
This year we worked the registration booths, book pre-registration and walk-up registration. Although it seems like a small job, we believe that we made a big impact on somebody’s life just by being there. In total eight people were in attendance as well as most of our officers.