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 email@example.com.
The Chapter of the Year (COY) program recognizes the top chapters in the state. Chapters earn points for participating in the many activities offered by Georgia FBLA in the areas of chapter management, conference attendance and recognition recruitment, public relations, and participation in national and state projects.
The Chapter of the Year Early Submission Deadline is on December 5. If your chapter is submitting a hard copy of your COY entry, it must be RECEIVED by December 5 to the Georgia FBLA office (3316-A South Cobb Drive, #229, Smyrna, GA 30080).
If you are submitting your entry as a website, check the Adviser Livebinder for the Wufoo form (Competitive Events [High School], Chapter of the Year).
Please note that if you submit an early submission website, you must keep a separate website for your final submission in February. Good luck as you complete your COY submission!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
This month’s Chapter of the Year activity update is supposed to help your local chapter get the “easy points” that are hidden in the Chapter of the Year entry form.
There are various ways to gain points from everyday activities your chapter already participates in and activities your chapter can easily implement. If you look at the chapter entry form, you’ll see that the activities listed under Chapter Management and Organization and Social Activity are quick and easy Chapter of the Year points.
For example, your chapter can gain 10 points for developing a chapter program of work, 10 points for preparing a chapter public relations plan, 5 points for preparing a chapter budget and income statement, 5 points for nominating a member of the month, and 5 points for each social activity.
These activities are easy to conduct in the first few weeks of school when your chapter is setting up for the year. Don’t forget you earn more points by submitting your Chapter of the Year entry form early! I hope that these activities are helpful to get you on track for your chapter of year journey. If you have any questions about Chapter of the Year, you can email the state adviser, Monty Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.