Member Maisi C and former members due to graduation Jillian G and Jordan S. each received a letter from Governor Brian Kemp in recognition of their hard work and representation of Georgia at FBLA Nationals in June and July. Students were honored to receive the recognition from the Governor and the letters along with the achievements of these young ladies have inspired others to aspire for greatness. We are looking forward to achieving greatness at Nationals again this coming year.
Category: Chapter News
We are super proud of our local chapter and their efforts to grow our program. Last year we had less than 40 members. Our initial goal was 40 members. We met this goal within the first week of school. Our next goal was to make it to 50. We nailed that within two weeks and now we have met our third goal and obtained a membership of 60. That is nearly double last year’s membership. We have had several members really step it up with recruitment starting with our officers. Three officers have obtained Membership Madness and three have obtained Membership Mania. We could not be prouder of our group and we are not ready to stop here. Our next goal is 75! We cannot wait to meet it.
Cook High FBLA officers gave out club information and spoke with freshmen during the Freshmen Orientation on August 1. Officers and advisers then planned an open meeting for Wednesday, August 21. A QR code was generated and placed on flyers around the school so students could sign up for the meeting in advance. In addition to the flyers, announcements were placed in the Daily Bulletin. As an alternative to the QR code signup, officers and advisers had signup sheets and passes. Our officers also gave out club newsletters at the school’s Open House on Tuesday, August 13. As a result of the recruitment planning, we had 46 potential members at our first open meeting. We are excited to begin our new year and look forward to attending conferences, participating in competitions, and earning service hours.
On July 9, Cook High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officers, Jaina Patel (President) and Greg Olson (Secretary), attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit at Crisp County High School. This event was attended in order to achieve a better understanding of leadership skills and to plan for the new school year. Destinee Walker (Vice-President), Caiytiana Smith (Treasurer), and Jose Gutierrez (Communications Chair) were unable to attend. To begin the day, all participants played several games that gave them a chance to mingle and work together. Next, officers were split in groups by position and worked to learn more about their roles. The training sessions were followed by a delicious lunch catered by Chick-fil-A and the sharing of several success stories. Later, groups were sent to various team building activities, and chapters worked together to plan for the upcoming school year. After an enjoyable day of planning and networking, the Cook High FBLA officers are prepared to help build a successful program for the local chapter this year. Mrs. Lori Carter and Mrs. Marsha Tillman accompanied the students to the training summit.