Social Activity of the Month

As the Region Leadership Conferences are coming to an end and the State Leadership Conferences are coming up, it is the perfect time to celebrate your chapter’s winners! Host an RLC Winners party to recognize the members who succeeded in their competitions. Invite both winners, and the rest of the chapter. During the celebration, recognize your region winners and state qualifiers. They deserve credit for all of their hard work. This will put a smile on their faces, and encourage them to study hard so they can succeed at SLC. This will also encourage other members to work harder for next year’s events, and strait to state events.

Get Ready for FBLA Week!

Who’s ready for FBLA Week?

Every year FBLA chapters and members from across the country take time to celebrate and promote FBLA in their schools and community. Use this time to encourage your fellow classmates who are not members to join our organization! This is a great way to reach out to others and bring in new people to get involved! Be sure to start thinking of some great activities you and your chapter can celebrate in order to show off your FBLA chapter to your entire school and community. FBLA week always takes place during the second week of February. This year it will take place from February 2-8th, 2020. Georgia FBLA can’t wait to see what creative ideas you and your chapter will come upon with. Be sure to use the #gafbla when posting FBLA activity on social media.

Middle Level SLC 2020 Preview

Middle level members, are you ready to follow your vision at the Middle Level State Leadership Conference? The Middle Level State Leadership Conference is just around the corner and is a great opportunity for middle school students to compete in our statewide competitive events program. You can get excited about networking with you fellow 5-8 grade students, competitive events, and workshops lead by Georgia’s best trainers and state officers.

Here is some information about the 2020 ML SLC.

  • When & Where: February 24; Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center, Covington
  • Registration Fee: $55 (includes lunch); $45 (non-attendee); $75 (includes housing package)
  • Late Fee: $75/$95 (housing package) (January 29-February 4)
  • Dues Eligibility Deadline: January 15
  • Skills Entry Form Deadline (online): January 29
  • Registration/Competitive Event Submission Deadline: January 28
  • Late/Substitutions/Changes/Cancellations Deadline: February 4
  • State Officer Candidate Application RECEIPT Deadline: January 24
  • Chapter of the Year RECEIPT Deadline: February 7
  • SKILLS & ONLINE Testing: February 6-7, 10-11
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline: February 7
  • Skills Testing RECEIPT Deadline: February 11
  • Competitions: All nationally recognized FBLA events, plus state-only ML events
  • Where to register: LiveBinder

Icebreaker of the Month — January

Coming back to school after a long Christmas break can be quite a struggle. So when you first get members back together to continue the rest of the year, why not start with an icebreaker to smooth the way and get people engaged and looking forward to a new year!

Have members sit down and reevaluate the year of 2019 and see what goals they set for that year and see if they have accomplished them. If not, encourage the members to achieve those goals in 2020 by creating another vision board or something that can outline their goals and plans for the year.

To encourage members and keep them on track with their goals, have each person choose an Accountability Partner that will check in and see if they are working towards accomplishing those goals. As leaders, it is essential that we too have accountability partners to help push us along the way.

Public Relations Activity — January

The end of Region Leadership Conferences is the perfect time to celebrate your chapter’s winners! Host an RLC Winners Reception to recognize the members who exceeded in their competitions. Invite both winners and the rest of the chapter.

During the event, recognize your Region Winners and State Qualifiers. They deserve credit for all of their hard work. This will put a smile on their faces, and encourage them to study hard so they can succeed at SLC. This will also encourage other members to work harder for next year’s events and straight to state events.

Also, make sure you are preparing your members for the State Leadership Conference. We are only 1 month from SLC! At your meeting, you could have your members present or just have a study session for your testing competitors. Encourage your members to study and to get excited by showing pictures of your chapter from the 2018 SLC or by recognizing your Region winners. Get your members excited about SLC this month at your meeting!

Food makes any activity better. If your event is before school, pick up some donuts and coffee. If it is later in the day, pizza is always an inexpensive way to feed a crowd. Encourage members to meet new people and network while they eat: it will be a great way for younger members to talk to those more experienced in competitions. However you structure your event: just remember to make it fun!