March for Babies Reminder

The March of Dimes, FBLA-PBL’s national service partner, is a charitable organization whose proceeds help fund research to prevent premature births, birth defects, and birth mortality.  The March for Babies is a walking event that takes place in over 1,100 communities in the nation every year. Thousands of people gather and walk together to raise money for this great organization.

For your chapter to participate in a march near you visit www.marchforbabies.org and click the signup box. Select a location near you and then Start a New Team. Your chapter can then create a team and all of your members can sign up to participate.

If you are unable to attend a walk near you, you can Donate or Participate in a virtual walk online.

The proceeds go towards funding research to prevent premature birth. The March of Dimes has different ways you can get involved. You can create a team and sign up to participate in a walk near you or you can participate in a virtual walk online. The March of Dimes not only is an amazing organization but is also FBLA’s largest service partner.

FBLA-PBL has been ranked the top March of Dimes youth fundraising partner for over 40 years. This is a great way to help the March of Dimes and get your chapter more involved in giving back. Visit the March for Babies website for more information on what they do and exactly how your contributions are making a difference.

Teal Trot 2019

Teal Trot is a 5k ovarian cancer alliance walk that raises money to fund research to finding a cure. This walk/run brings awareness to many people that are unaware of the illness. This is our 3rd year participating in this wonderful event. At this event some of our officers sold merchandise like pens, bags, notebooks, and etc. Another job that we had to do was give out snacks and refreshments to the runners. We are always excited to participate in this amazing event.

 

 

2019 Officer Induction

Our officers this year include Miniya Miller (President), Aja Heath (Vice President), Denita Smith(Secretary), Jasmine Nyborg (Historian&Reporter), Mckelton Johnson (Parliamentarian). At this years officer induction we had many friends and family come out to support our officers of the 2019-2020 school year. Our Principal, Dr. Dollard and Assistant Principal , Mr. Beau Pezoldt came out and showed support by pinning all of the new officers.

This year’s Induction Ceremony included several fun activities such as a raffle ticket drawing to win many prizes, Get to Know Me bingo game. This game allowed us to meet many of the other officers of our region. The last game we played was would you rather. During this game we had to introduce ourselves to the people in our group by telling them our name, grade, and school. The next thing we did was the candle lighting where they lite a candle for each officer position as they were called.

We hope that this year is filled with many memories and achievements.

 

 

Explore Written Events and Skills Events

Georgia FBLA has a wide variety of competitive events starting at the Region Leadership Conference as well as the State Leadership Conference. Some of these events involve speaking and presenting in front of judges, while others test your business knowledge in specific avenues. These writing and skills events consist of hour-long objective tests and are perfect ways to show your technical knowledge.

The State Officers this year have created a flowchart to help you identify which events fit into your interests and strengths. You can find the flowchart here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JvBwuOrLQzo95IM3w_iJZI6UQhRG_fqs/view?usp=sharing

To prepare for your event, here are a few competitive event tips for success:

1. Find resources.

Your adviser may have study material, the Internet definitely has flashcards, and veteran competitors have advice for you. It is your job to go hunt for those resources that may propel you to the next level.

For performance and presentation events, its useful to search online for videos of previous competitors.

Most importantly, check in with your advisers on what resources your chapter has to assist you.

Use the information listed on fbla-pbl.org and research on your topic so you can master the subject. You can find reports of national winners from the previous year.

2. Understand the rubric.

Make sure you don’t get penalty points: follow the time limit and meet the dress code expectations.

3. Resolve technical difficulties.

Technical difficulties can be nerve-wracking moments when presenting. All of your hard work may depend on a certain video/slide/picture and that may glitch the rest of your delivery.

  • First, if you don’t have a backup, don’t stress out. Judges understand these mishaps, so brushing it off and briefly explaining what they’ve missed from the technical problem and moving on can be the best approach.
  • However, you can plan ahead by having a backup. In case a presentation does not show up on a projector, show it on a laptop. And then have another backup, if you really need to. If the laptop suddenly restarts, have PDF copies of the slideshow/presentation for the judges.

4. Practice and more practice.

Give yourself and your team an adequate amount of  time for practicing the final product.

  • This will allow time for building chemistry with your partners, reviewing some technical difficulties, fixing mistakes, and memorizing for a smooth delivery.
  • Practice your enunciation by sticking a pen between your teeth and reciting the speech. When you take it out, your diction will be clearer.
  • Another fun way to know that you have mastered your product is saying your script backward with your partner. Saying the conclusion and then alternating your lines all the way to the introduction may seem odd, but it may make you and your team more comfortable with the lines.
  • A good reminder when practicing is to never recite in a robotic manner. Every time you practice, your speed and intonation should reflect on how you will actually deliver. Keep it natural and fun!

5. Be proud!

Smile and be confident in yourself. You’ve put hard work into this project and you deserve to share it to the world.

I hope this serves you well and I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors!

To find out more about all competitive events, visit http://georgiafbla.org/competitive-events/.

Bleckley High FBLA Officers Named Region 5 Officers for 2019-2020

Bleckley County High School is excited to announce that Olivia W. and Maisi C. have been selected as Region 5 Officers. Olivia W. is the daughter of Amy and Kevin W. and has been a local FBLA officer for 3 years. She is active in her church and community as well as playing soccer for travel team(s) and BCHS Royals. Maisi C. is the daughter of Dani and Rob D. and Andrew and Charlsie C.. Maisi has been an FBLA member for 2 years and an officer for 1 year at BCHS. Maisi is on the BCHS Academic Team, BCHS Royals Tennis Team, and is active  in her church and throughout the community.

Congratulations, ladies!