Bleckley County High School FBLA
Member Induction and Officer Installation Ceremony
Bleckley County High School Auditorium
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6 PM
Bleckley County High School FBLA held their annual Member Induction and Officer Installation Ceremony in the BCHS Auditorium Wednesday, October 16th at 6 pm. Ms. Julie Lane welcomed our members and guests to the program followed by Representative Danny Mathis leading the group in the Invocation. Following the Invocation, Mrs. Melissa Barker began the Officer Installation Ceremony where Alexis B was installed as Treasurer, Cassidy S as Reporter, Sophie K as Secretary, Amanda K as Vice President and Olivia W and Maisilyn C as Co-Presidents of Bleckley County High School Chapter 4622 of Future Business Leaders of America.
Following the Officer Installation, the newly installed officers began the member induction by challenging them with goals and values of high expectations. Following the member induction, all members received their Bleckley FBLA lapel pin and the evening’s ceremonies were closed, guests were thanked and refreshments were enjoyed.
Bleckley County High School FBLA
Cotton & Peanut Museum
Co-Sponsored with Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce
October 18, 2019
CountryFest and JDRF Glow Fun Run
When meeting over this past summer, the officers of Bleckley County High School FBLA were given the opportunity to come up with new ideas for the coming year in the area of community service and involvement. Our own co-president, Maisilyn C, was diagnosed with Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes as a small child and has a true passion and purpose in finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Maisi has been instrumental in coming up with possible ideas and after sharing the ideas with other CTSO groups at Bleckley County High School, we decided that a Fun Run would be a great way to get the community involved in the JDRF effort as well as provide a safe family fun activity for local residents. We then thought about the great influx and activity that we have with the CountryFest. This is when FBLA went to the Chamber of Commerce and asked for permission on doing a Fun Run for Festival this year. Great minds think alike! Mr. Rusty Lloyd and others had already thought of adding a Fun Run to the CountryFest this year so the connection was made. We had a wonderful opportunity to work together to bring awareness and funds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We hope to present a check in the coming weeks to the organization.
Members participating at the event included: Maisilyn C, Olivia W, Ciara Y, Tyler M, Juliet C, and Lee H. Advisers Melissa Barker and Julie Lane were also there for the event.
FBLA members sold glow items at the beginning of the race. All proceeds from Glow Sales were donated to the JDRF. A portion of the proceeds from Fun Run signups will also be donated to the JDRF. In speaking with Chamber members after and during the event, we immediately made plans for another run in the future. We are super excited about the relationship we have formed with our local Chamber of Commerce and the opportunities we will have to work together in the future.
Special thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the event! Fear not BCHS Football we were listening to the game as you blew the Falcons away!
The FBLA Chapter Challenge is an FBLA-PBL recognition program that encourages recruitment, retention, and member involvement. The FBLA Chapter Challenge consists of Super Sweeps, Non-Stop November, and Action Awareness.
Non-Stop November is from November 1 to December 10. Chapters must complete 3 required activities and 7 other activities that focus on membership engagement. Activities include touring a local business, completing the Business level of the BAAs, wearing purple for World Prematurity Day, and many more. Complete Non-Stop November for the opportunity to earn a ribbon at the National Leadership Conference!
Silver Level: Leadership: Team Impact | Activity 2: Winner’s Circle
“Compete in an FBLA-ML competitive event at the District/Regional, State, or National levels. (Take a selfie at the conference and write a brief paragraph about what you competed in and what you learned. Save both).”
Region Leadership Conference is only three months away. Now is a great time to start researching what competitive event you would like to participate in this year! Middle Level events range from Invention Convention to Career Exploration; competitive events are a great way to stay involved in FBLA and learn valuable public speaking and presentation skills.
Take a selfie at Region, State, or National Leadership Conference in order to document your experience competing. Then, write a brief paragraph to detail what you learned from your competitive event. We wish you the best in your competitive events!
Want to get more out of your FBLA experience? Get involved. There are serval ways to do this. First, start or continue working on your BAA’s or CSA’s. Second, attend meetings and school social events to get to know the members of your school chapter. Also make sure to follow your chapters’s social media accounts to stay informed about upcoming events and deadlines. Lastly, attend state conferences like Fall Leadership Conference in Athens or the State Leadership Conference in Atlanta to learn valuable skills that can be used beyond high school and into the workplace. These are just a few of the many opportunities that are sure to enhance your FBLA experience.