Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month-January

Welcome to 2020! I hope your holiday break was filled with memories and happiness! With the start of the new semester, local chapters need to be focused on…Chapter of The Year!

 

This month, I’m going to show you how your local chapter can earn points for participation in state and national FBLA programs.

 

Let’s go back to the Chapter of the Year entry form and go to the FBLA Programs/Projects section: The first subsection is Participation in the Business Achievements Awards Recognition Program. You can receive a range of 1-15 points if each student completes a level in their BAAs.

 

The next subsection is Participation in the Georgia FBLA State Project-Vision for Your Financial Future! 1 point will be awarded for each 10 points you do and you can receive 5 points for completing prior state projects.

 

The final subsection I will be talking about is Participation in the Community Service Awards Recognition Program. If any member completes a level in their CSAs, they can receive a range from 2-10 points for their chapter.

 

If you have any questions about Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser Monty Rhodes at monty@georgiafbla.org.

 

 

 

 

October Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month

This month’s Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month is under the Publicity header of the Public Relations Activities section of the Chapter of the Year entry form. With these activities, your chapter can earn up to 75 points for promoting your chapter’s activities through various media. For example, chapters can earn 2 points for each article appearing in the school/school system newspaper/website. Chapters can also earn 5 points for developing and publishing a chapter website about your current year’s activities. Developing and maintaining a social media page (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) can also earn you 5 points! Georgia FBLA wishes you luck on spreading the word of your chapter and if you have any questions related to Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser Monty Rhodes at monty@georgiafbla.org.

 

September Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month

This month’s Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month is under the Chapter Management and Organization section of the Chapter of the Year entry form. Chapters who conduct an officer installation or new member induction, FBLA history presentation, or Emblem Ceremony receive 5 points for Chapter of the Year.

This is a quick and easy activity that can be incorporated into your September chapter meeting. In an officer induction ceremony, each officer is given a specific candle that represents a certain aspect of their position.

For example, the President of your chapter would receive a red candle that represents their duties and obligations to the chapter and its members.

The script for installation ceremonies can be conducted by an adviser and is easily found on the National FBLA website. Georgia FBLA wishes you luck on Chapter of the Year and if you have any questions related to Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser Monty Rhodes at monty@georgiafbla.org.

Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month: February

Welcome to the month of February, the month of love and Mardi Gra. As you wrap up competitions for regions and start preparing for the State Leadership Conference in March, you will need to start wrapping up………..  Chapter of the Year! With the deadline being a few days away, your local chapter should be finalizing the final papers for submission. Last month, I talked about how you can earn points by participating in state and national projects. This month, I am going to help you maintain your points and not lose any points.

Lets’ go back to the chapter planning guide and look at the Chapter of the Year entry form. First, go to the Penalty Points section. The first subsection is Membership Threshold. For Bronze & Silver Chapters, if your local membership is below 50 members, 1 point will be subtracted for each member below that mark. For Gold Chapters, if your local membership is below 100 members, 1 point will be subtracted for each member below that mark. The next subsection is Conference Attendance, For Gold chapters, 10 points will be subtracted  for each conference (SLOTS, Rally, FLC, or RLC) in which members did not attend or if a chapter adviser did not attend a FALCON conference. The last subsection is Business Achievement Award Threshold. For Bronze & Silver Chapters, your local chapter must meet the 25 point range in the Business Achievement Awards section, 1 point will be subtracted for every point short. For Gold Chapters, your local chapter must meet the 50 point range in the Business Achievement Awards section, 1 point will be subtracted for every point short.

This is will be the last Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month article for this school year. I want to personally thank everyone that read my articles monthly to receive some information about how they can be the best local chapter in the state. I hope to see more chapters then ever receive Chapter of the Year statues in March. Remember that submissions are due on February 20th .If you have any questions about Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser Monty Rhodes at: monty@georgiafbla.org.

Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month: January

Welcome to a brand-new year of 2018, I hope your winter break was magical and filled with memories, as we come back to school for second semester. Georgia FBLA is with full affect because of the start of competitive event season with the 2018 Region Leadership Conferences. Also, the start of the semester means that your local chapter needs to be focused on…………. Chapter of The Year. Last month I talked about how your local chapter can earn points by giving back the community. This month, I going to show you ways that your local chapter can earn points participation in state and national FBLA programs.

Lets’ go back to the chapter planning guide and look at the Chapter of the Year entry form and go to the FBLA Programs/Projects section. The first subsection is Participation in the Business Achievements Awards Recognition Program, you can receive a range of 1-15 points if each student completes a level in their BAAs. The next subsection is Participation in the Georgia FBLA State Project- The Choice is Yours!. 1 point will be awarded for each 10 points you do and you can receive 5 points for completing prior state projects. The next subsection Participation in National FBLA Program or Project, your chapter can receive 10 points for each national project you complete. Next, I am going to talk about Contribution to Georgia FBLA Conference Sponsorship Project, Contribution to Georgia FBLA Scholarships Fund, Contribution to Georgia FBLA Foundation subsection. Your local chapter can earn points by donating to the organization and its programs. The next subsection Participation in the Georgia FBLA Connecting Chapter Project, if your local chapter works with a middle level chapter on a project you can receive 10 points. The final subsection I will be talking about is Participation in the Community Service Awards Recognition Program. If any member completes a level in their CSAs, they can receive a range from 2-10 points for their chapter.

I hope that 2018 will be a year full of surprises, The deadline for Chapter of the Year is February 20th. So make sure that you are on top of everything. Next month, I will be discussing the section called Penalty Points. If you have any questions about Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser Monty Rhodes at monty@georgiafbla.org.