Fall Leadership Conference Preview

Are you ready to follow your vision at the 2019 Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, Georgia? If so, this is a great opportunity to attend newly designed leadership tracks comprised of informative information to help build upon members personal networking and leadership skills. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to gain information and tips on competing by attending competitive event preparation sessions. Through all of the offered workshops and activities, members will be able to meet other passionate FBLA students from across the state.

Here are a few important things to remember: the registration deadline is October 8th. The registration fee for FLC is $45 for middle level, and $55 for high school. The conference will be held in the Classic Center. Middle level FLC will be held on November 13th, and high school FLC will be held on November 13-14th. I hope to see all of you at this year’s Fall Leadership Conference. You won’t want to miss it!

August LEAD Activity of the Month

Bronze Level – Leadership Activity Three: ‘Spread the Word!’

“Create a promotional piece to recruit local chapter members. Examples include a poster or bulletin board encouraging students to join your FBLA-ML chapter. Can be a team collaboration effort. (Post your masterpiece to a social media platform and use the hashtag #FBLAMiddleLevel).”

This activity is a great way to recruit FBLA members for your chapter as well as show your creativity by creating a poster, brochure, bulletin board, social media post, or any other product that promotes the goals of FBLA. Be inventive and imaginative to come up with innovative ideas to get prospective members excited to join FBLA!

Look up ideas online or even use the Georgia FBLA theme, ‘Follow Your Vision’, to create an eye catching display that entices students to join your chapter! Remember to share your ideas and promote FBLA by posting your artistry on social media with the hashtags #FBLAMiddleLevel and #GAFBLA! 

August Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month

This month’s Chapter of the Year activity update is supposed to help your local chapter get the “easy points” that are hidden in the Chapter of the Year entry form.

There are various ways to gain points from everyday activities your chapter already participates in and activities your chapter can easily implement. If you look at the chapter entry form, you’ll see that the activities listed under Chapter Management and Organization and Social Activity are quick and easy Chapter of the Year points.

For example, your chapter can gain 10 points for developing a chapter program of work, 10 points for preparing a chapter public relations plan, 5 points for preparing a chapter budget and income statement, 5 points for nominating a member of the month, and 5 points for each social activity.

These activities are easy to conduct in the first few weeks of school when your chapter is setting up for the year. Don’t forget you earn more points by submitting your Chapter of the Year entry form early! I hope that these activities are helpful to get you on track for your chapter of year journey. If you have any questions about Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser, Monty Rhodes at monty@georgiafbla.org.

August Program of the Month: Super Sweeps

Super Sweeps is a national FBLA program that is part of the Chapter Challenge. In order to get a Super Sweeps ribbon at NLC or NFLC, your chapter must complete ten tasks focused on the recruitment and retention of members. All ten activities must be completed between August 1 and October 20. 

Activities for Super Sweeps include having two members begin their Future BAAs, creating a flyer to promote FBLA, holding an informational meeting for prospective members, and many other activities that will start your membership year off right! Good luck on completing the Chapter Challenge! 

For more information on Super Sweeps, visit https://www.fbla-pbl.org/fbla/programs/recognition-awards/chapter-challenge/super-sweeps/preview/.  

NLC Award Review + Rally Competitions

This past NLC was in sunny San Antonio, and Georgia FBLA definitely shined on stage. We had our most winners EVER with 150 members walking across the NLC stage. We ended the Awards Ceremony with 105 top ten finishes and 17 first place winners. In addition, the first ever National Parliamentarian from Georgia, Elizabeth Howell, was elected. Congratulations to all our winners! We are so proud of you! 

Rally is just around the corner, so now is a great time to start preparing for our Rally competitions. Competitions include creating a website for the 2019 State Project (Vision for Your Financial Future), creating a chapter spirit t-shirt, creating a membership recruitment video, and thirty open testing events. All guidelines and rubrics are posted on the Adviser Livebinder. Take advantage of these events to win Georgia FBLA Bucks. We look forward to seeing your entries and your chapters on October 10 for Fall Motivational Rally!