Maintaining Momentum

We are in the midst of February with so many major dates fast approaching. There are a lot of things to do from finishing up Chapter of the Year Submissions to preparing for the State Leadership Conference. In the midst of this busy season, it is important to maintain the momentum and not slow down or miss deadlines. Here are some tips for your chapter to stay on task and finish the year strong.

  • Schedule Dates: It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work that may be left; but through effective scheduling, you can space out the tasks to make sure you get them done on time. Be sure to schedule a timeline ahead of time as this will allow your chapter flexibility, and you won’t overwork yourselves. Space out your tasks and take each goal one step at a time.
  • Take a Break: Sometimes the best way to avoid a breakdown in production is to take a break. When you are having work meetings, be sure to include breaks and fun activities so no one is burned out or too tired. Taking short breaks throughout will ultimately increase efficiency and production. Just don’t take too many for too long!
  • Stay on Task: When you are not taking break, make sure your chapter/officer team is on task. No one should be idly waiting for others to finish their parts. Instead have every pitch in and help each other in order to finish the task earlier. Tune out any possible distractions such as phones or music and focus your attention on the task at hand.

March for Babies Reminder

If you are looking for another way to help raise money for and support the March of Dimes, then participating in the March for Babies Fundraising Walk the perfect way to do so. During the event known as March for Babies, over one million walkers in over 1,000 communities walk to raise money for the March of Dimes in the spring.

In order to have your chapter take part in the March for Babies, register at the March of Dimes March for Babies website. Use these following instructions to complete your registration:

  • Pick FBLA, PBL, or FBLA-ML
  • Find your chapter by using your state in the drop-down menu
  • Select “join a new team” if your chapter is not listed making sure to title your team name with your school and and team type (FBLA, PBL, FBLA-ML)
  • Print and complete the March of Dimes Fundraising Report Form

Furthermore, grant recipients and local and state chapters that raise the most money for the March of Dimes will be recognized at the National Leadership Conference. Members and their chapters also have the opportunity to have their pictures and articles about their March of Dimes activities published in Tomorrow’s Business Leader, PBL Business Leader, or on the national website (fbla-pbl.org).

Make sure that you do not miss out on your chance to be part of the wonderful legacy that FBLA-PBL has of giving back to the March of Dimes. For over 40 years, FBLA-PBL has ranked consistently as the top MArch of Dimes youth fundraising parter, raising over $15 million dollars. For further resources and support in your efforts, make sure contact your local March of Dimes chapter.

Brookwood High School FBLA at RLC

Last month, the Brookwood High School FBLA chapter attended the Region 11 South Leadership Conference at Collins Hill High School! This was an incredible event, and we are proud of all of our chapter members who took the initiative and challenge to compete in competitive events. We are especially overjoyed that so many of our competitors made it on stage and advanced to the State Leadership Conference in Atlanta! Our chapter also won 1st place in total overall membership in Region 11 South!

One of our chapter members, D’nai, says she competed at RLC in Job Interview this year because “I wanted to try something new and I wanted to enjoy my senior year in FBLA doing something that would be beneficial for my future.”

Another one of our chapter members, Josh, competed at RLC in Sports & Entertainment Management because “Last year, I competed in Sports & Entertainment Management at NLC during my first year in FBLA. This year, I wanted to give it another shot, to hopefully advance to NLC again and win big on stage.”

Here is a list of Brookwood FBLA members who advanced to SLC:

Abraham Abai, Max Bradley, Aanjaney Pathak 1st Entrepreneurship

Adiyah Warner 2nd Business Communications

Andrea An 5th Introduction to Financial Math

Arsheen Hamirani 2nd Future Business Leader

Ayaan Panjwani 7th Accounting I

Christopher Smith 1st Emerging Business Issues

Deborah Mativo 4th Introduction to Financial Math

D’Nai Thomas 1st Job Interview

Esha Shah 5th Business Calculations

Javenia Stephens, Louvenia Stephens, Adiyah Warner 1st Business Ethics

Jay Patel 1st Introduction to Financial Math

Jay Patel 2nd Business Calculations

Jeremiah Adeola, Aanjaney Pathak 1st Web Design

Jeremiah Adeola, Sarah Alexander 2nd Emerging Business Issues

Jolie Liu, Sydney Nghiem 1st Hospitality Management

Josh Abraham 1st Sports and Entertainment Management

Josh Abraham 4th Accounting I

Julia Koovakada 3rd Accounting I

Leslie Camacho 8th Introduction to Information Technology

Lyric Franklin 1st Sales Presentation

Mason Jenkins 8th Accounting I

Max Bradley 3rd Business Calculations

Mya Swaby 4th Marketing

Natsenet Asefaw 2nd Client Service

Nikita Shah 5th Business Communications

Nikita Shah 5th Personal Finance

Philena Yang 1st Future Business Leader

Philena Yang 7th Economics

Reagan Patterson 1st Public Speaking

Ryan Leonard 7th Business Communications

Ryan Leonard, Anthea Walker 2nd Sports and Entertainment Management

Safi Saleem 10th Accounting I

Seemi Momin 4th Introduction to Business Communication

Stephen An, Katelyn Hubbard, Anvith Reddy 1st Public Service Announcement

Surya Akella 3rd Economics

​Susan McKibben 1st Accounting I

Susan McKibben 4th Economics

We are very proud that so many of our members will be competing at SLC next month! We hope to bring home more awards as our members compete against the best of the best in our state chapter!

Building Bridges to New Members

It’s the new year, and it’s time to recruit more new members! Check out these tips for increasing your chapter’s membership this year!

 

  1. Create a video with your chapter highlighting the different benefits of joining FBLA second semester.
  2. Visit the Georgia FBLA YouTube channel to find out information on various challenges like Domino Effect or the State Project (the Choice is Yours).
  3. Encourage your officers and members to bring a buddy to the next FBLA meeting to receive a free snack item.
  4. Post pictures on social media with #BuildingBridges sharing your favorite FBLA moment to spread the mission of FBLA.
  5. Promote community service opportunities and the ability to attend NLC this year in historic Baltimore!

 

Good luck with your recruitment efforts! Look out for membership challenges and don’t forget to keep Building Bridges to new members!

February Social Activity of the Month

Can you believe it? Time has flown by and next month 4,000 Georgia FBLA members and advisers will head to the State Leadership Conference in Atlanta! Since Region Leadership Conferences have passed, I suggest that this month, your chapter holds a post-RLC social!

This could consist of a variety of things. To begin with, your chapter may want to recognize all of the chapter members who competed, made it on stage, and advanced to SLC in competitive events! Taking the initiative to compete in RLC events is a huge accomplishment, and one that can lay the foundation for future intellectual pursuits. Next, socials are even greater with food! Chapter officers and advisers can bring snacks such as cookies, chips, and drinks for your members can enjoy.

This social activity is also a great time to give your chapter members an SLC preview. You can remind members of things such as what to wear, where to meet, and go over our Georgia FBLA conference policies with them. In addition, you can set up times for SLC practice sessions for online testing and performance events.

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!