Bleckley County High School FBLA
Member Induction and Officer Installation Ceremony
Bleckley County High School Auditorium
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6 PM
Bleckley County High School FBLA held their annual Member Induction and Officer Installation Ceremony in the BCHS Auditorium Wednesday, October 16th at 6 pm. Ms. Julie Lane welcomed our members and guests to the program followed by Representative Danny Mathis leading the group in the Invocation. Following the Invocation, Mrs. Melissa Barker began the Officer Installation Ceremony where Alexis B was installed as Treasurer, Cassidy S as Reporter, Sophie K as Secretary, Amanda K as Vice President and Olivia W and Maisilyn C as Co-Presidents of Bleckley County High School Chapter 4622 of Future Business Leaders of America.
Following the Officer Installation, the newly installed officers began the member induction by challenging them with goals and values of high expectations. Following the member induction, all members received their Bleckley FBLA lapel pin and the evening’s ceremonies were closed, guests were thanked and refreshments were enjoyed.
Bleckley County High School FBLA
Cotton & Peanut Museum
Co-Sponsored with Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce
October 18, 2019
CountryFest and JDRF Glow Fun Run
When meeting over this past summer, the officers of Bleckley County High School FBLA were given the opportunity to come up with new ideas for the coming year in the area of community service and involvement. Our own co-president, Maisilyn C, was diagnosed with Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes as a small child and has a true passion and purpose in finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Maisi has been instrumental in coming up with possible ideas and after sharing the ideas with other CTSO groups at Bleckley County High School, we decided that a Fun Run would be a great way to get the community involved in the JDRF effort as well as provide a safe family fun activity for local residents. We then thought about the great influx and activity that we have with the CountryFest. This is when FBLA went to the Chamber of Commerce and asked for permission on doing a Fun Run for Festival this year. Great minds think alike! Mr. Rusty Lloyd and others had already thought of adding a Fun Run to the CountryFest this year so the connection was made. We had a wonderful opportunity to work together to bring awareness and funds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We hope to present a check in the coming weeks to the organization.
Members participating at the event included: Maisilyn C, Olivia W, Ciara Y, Tyler M, Juliet C, and Lee H. Advisers Melissa Barker and Julie Lane were also there for the event.
FBLA members sold glow items at the beginning of the race. All proceeds from Glow Sales were donated to the JDRF. A portion of the proceeds from Fun Run signups will also be donated to the JDRF. In speaking with Chamber members after and during the event, we immediately made plans for another run in the future. We are super excited about the relationship we have formed with our local Chamber of Commerce and the opportunities we will have to work together in the future.
Special thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the event! Fear not BCHS Football we were listening to the game as you blew the Falcons away!
Member Maisi C and former members due to graduation Jillian G and Jordan S. each received a letter from Governor Brian Kemp in recognition of their hard work and representation of Georgia at FBLA Nationals in June and July. Students were honored to receive the recognition from the Governor and the letters along with the achievements of these young ladies have inspired others to aspire for greatness. We are looking forward to achieving greatness at Nationals again this coming year.
We are super proud of our local chapter and their efforts to grow our program. Last year we had less than 40 members. Our initial goal was 40 members. We met this goal within the first week of school. Our next goal was to make it to 50. We nailed that within two weeks and now we have met our third goal and obtained a membership of 60. That is nearly double last year’s membership. We have had several members really step it up with recruitment starting with our officers. Three officers have obtained Membership Madness and three have obtained Membership Mania. We could not be prouder of our group and we are not ready to stop here. Our next goal is 75! We cannot wait to meet it.
The Bleckley County CTSOs FBLA, FCCLA, and HOSA want to extend our gracious appreciation for your support of our organizations through our BBQ plate fundraiser. Our students sold over 500 plates allowing many of our students to obtain the ability to attend Fall Motivational Rally at the Georgia National Fair, participate in fun activities at meetings and participate in upcoming competitions and conferences. We could not do this without the support of our community and we are so appreciative of each of you.
Advisers: Melissa Barker, Candi Dykes, Julie Lane, Sheryl Parks
CTAE Director: Matt Godwin