LEAD Activity of the Month- February

Silver Level: Education: Activity 2: It’s All About You!

This activity requires you to create a magazine cover that’s all about you! The title of your magazine should be one word that describes you. There is a list of requirements that you should follow, but aside from those few rules you have the freedom to be as creative as possible with your magazine cover.

You should keep in mind that the goal of this magazine cover is to showcase everything you would want a stranger to know about you. You can make up names of articles that talk about your accomplishments, make the background a collage of pictures, or use one word statements to describe yourself!

This activity will allow you to reflect on the way you present yourself to others, and showcase your creative skills. Have fun with this activity!

February Meeting Tip of the Month

For this month, make sure you are preparing your members for the State Leadership Conference. We are only 1 month from the 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!

Social Activity of the Month – RLC Winners Reception

With Region Leadership Conferences coming to an end, it 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 strait to state events.

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!

March for Babies Reminder

Is your chapter looking for a community service project to participate in? The March for Babies is the perfect opportunity. 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. Join many others across the country in the fight for the health of moms and babies everywhere. For more information or to sign up go to www.marchforbabies.org .

SLOTS Preview

Are you wanting to EMERGE as greater leaders? SLOTS may be the place for you! Summer Leadership & Officer Training Summits (SLOTS) is an officer training session across the state July 8-11, 2019. Each session is meant to prepare local chapter officers and other leaders for duties and roles. In addition, chapter officers will work with advisers to develop and refine the chapter program of work and establish obtainable goals for their chapter. This training will not only train leaders for specific duties but will also develop a strong working officer team through strategic and interactive planning sessions, that will motivate your officer team and get them ready to work!