This year’s SLC will be in beautiful downtown Atlanta! We will have tons of amazing workshops and events planned for our members to enjoy. The Hyatt in downtown Atlanta is close to many amazing restaurants and fun things for you and your chapter to do. Start an itinerary with your adviser so that they can make sure everything you do is fun and safe! Each and every year the members that compete in our competitive events find that the experience is unforgettable and we are so excited for all of you to have that same experience this year! Be sure to check and see if the competitive event you are doing is straight to state or not because you don’t want to miss out on the hundreds of awards! We couldn’t be more excited to see all of you in March and good-luck to those of you preparing for your events!
Icebreaker of the Month-
This month’s Icebreaker is tying a tie! The way that the game works is like this:
Players must get into a large circle holding ties. As the leader yells go the players must all begin tying their ties as fast as they can. As soon as they are finished they raise their hand. If they are done first the game is won!
Three ways to make the game harder are:
Use bow ties- Bring multiple types of bow ties and see if they can still tie the ties.
Tie their hands together – They must figure out how to do it with both their hands together.
Make them tie specific knots- Make them tie knots like a double windsor and see if they can still get it!
The purpose of this game is to show your members how adaptation and common business skills are in the real world. You won’t have someone to tie your tie for you before that big meeting! Have them try out this fun new icebreaker at your next meeting!
Shiloh FBLA is in its third year of operation and we just hit a MAJOR MILESTONE. We now have over 100 members. Our numbers this year exceeds our 76 members last year. In the last month, we have had a huge membership rush. The advisers and the officer team have been working hard on recruitment and fundraisers. We have been promoting our chapter through word of mouth, school announcements, and social media. Since the start of the school year, we hit the ground running with fundraisers and community service. This has caught the attention of many students and staff, which has helped increase our membership. Our members have strongly participated in all of our activities thus far. This year is our best one yet! We hope to see even more members join Shiloh FBLA and a continuous increase in student participation in all FBLA activities.
It is officially October, which means that fall is now full force! A social activity that your chapter can participate in to celebrate the fall spirit is a pumpkin decorating event! This is a fun way to get your chapter together to talk and enjoy the autumn season.
Advisers can carve the top of the pumpkin out so members can put lights in them. Members can make fun designs with their pumpkins and let their artistic expression shine. Students can even paint the pumpkins to make them unique. For example, they can paint stripes or funny faces on them.
If members paint their pumpkins, they can let the pumpkin dry overnight. When they are all dry and ready to go, your members can now take the pumpkins home and use them as decoration for the season.
We wish you the best of luck during your chapter’s social events throughout the school year. Don’t forget to hashtag all of your exciting social event posts with #GAFBLA so members all across the state can see the fun things your chapter is doing!
March is such a busy month for FBLA chapter’s across the state. SLC is right around the corner and your members are preparing for their competitive events, but you have to also have a chapter meeting…
During the month of March have a competition seminar during your chapter meeting. Bring in some donuts and have your members practice their presentations to help them get ready to SHINE at SLC. You could also have some members that have competed at SLC offer some advice and testimonials of the experience.
Make sure you post pictures of your SLC competition seminar on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using #GAFBLA and #GAFBLASLC.