Business Achievement Award Activity of the Week (America Activity 14)

“Develop an FBLA game show, an FBLA music video, or a reality show about FBLA. Prepare a story board and using electronic media such as video, YouTube, podcast, etc.” With such a versatile prompt, you can use this to promote different aspects of FBLA based on your chapter’s needs. If you’re trying to recruit new members, you can make it about membership benefits. If you’re trying to encourage seniors to stay involved, you can promote scholarship opportunities provided by FBLA. You can also use it to promote studying for events, make meetings more lively, and use it to promote national programs such as BAAs.

LEAD Activity of the Month- December

This month’s LEAD activity comes from the Bronze level. This month we will be focusing on Activity 3: Spread the Word from the category Leadership: Team Player.

This activity asks you to “Create a promotional piece to recruit local chapter members. Examples include a poster or bulletin board encouraging students to join your FBLA-ML chapter. Can be a team collaboration effort. (Post your masterpiece to a social media platform and use the hashtag #FBLAMiddleLevel).”

This activity gives you the space to be creative while providing you an opportunity making an impact. You can work with your chapter to design a bulletin board that uses a theme to show your peers exactly why they should join FBLA. Share your own experience by using pictures or highlighting events that were memorable for you. Create posters advertising special meetings or events to attract people to join and participate. Show off your chapter’s wins to build your reputation. Have fun with it!

Although this is an activity for you to check off for your award, take some time to really put your effort into this activity. Creating this promotional piece is a fun way to get involved and grow FBLA!

How to Get Membership Awards

For over 15 years, Georgia FBLA has taken the top spot for the largest state chapter worldwide! Thanks to your efforts in membership recruitment, we will continue to be the largest and most involved chapter of FBLA.

Whether you are a new chapter or one with an established reputation at your school, membership recruitment is one of the most daunting tasks of your year. You’ve planned your marketing strategies, sent out your team, and succeeded in reaching your membership goals! Now it’s time to be recognized. With membership awards, you can be recognized at the state level for your success. There are two types of membership awards: chapter and member.

Members can earn:

  • Membership Madness– recruit 5 new members
  • Membership Mania– recruit 10 new members
  • Body Snatchers (ML)– recruit 2 new members
  • Body Snatchers II (ML)– recruit 10 new members

Chapters can earn:

  • Membership Trifecta (NEW)– A combination of three achievements: 100% Class Participation; Membership increase of 20% or 20 members (whichever is achieved first); 5 members complete membership madness
  • 100% Class Participation Award – Recognizes advisers who recruit all students in a single class to become FBLA members.
  • 100% Membership Excellence Awards – Recognizes advisers who recruit all students in all of their classes during the entire year to join FBLA.
  • Market Share Award – Recognizes chapters at schools where a high percentage of a student body joins FBLA.
  • Membership Achievement Award – Recognizes chapters that maintain or increase membership.
  • Local Recruitment of Chapters – Recognizes chapters that charter or reactivate FBLA and ML chapters.
  • Started from the Bottom Campaign – Recognizes our small chapters (less than 20 members in previous year) who increase their membership by at least 10 members.

Good luck with your goals and recruitment efforts! We can’t wait to see your chapter on stage at SLC!

RLC Preview

Now that testing for the Region Leadership Conference is over, it’s time to sit back, relax, and get ready for an opportunity to network, learn, and EMERGE! While some of you may have a performance event, it is easy to look at your RLC as a time to make new friends, grow out of your comfort zone, and first stop in your journey to San Antonio.

For those with a performance event at RLC, remember to wear appropriate Georgia FBLA official dress, which can be found in the Chapter Planning Guide. It’s also a good idea to review the criteria and rating sheets for your event in order to ensure maximum points.

In addition to competition, the RLC’s are all complete with interactive workshops, food, and Bingo for Babies in partnership with our national service partner, the March of Dimes. Best of luck to all of our competitors! We hope you make it to our State Leadership Conference in Atlanta!

2019 Region Leadership Conference Dates & Locations
Region 1: Friday, January 18 – Southern Regional Technical College, Moultrie
Region 2: Thursday, January 17 – Coffee High School, Douglas
Region 3: Wednesday, January 30 – Brunswick High School, Brunswick
Region 4: Tuesday, January 29 – Swainsboro High School, Swainsboro
Region 5: Friday, February 1 – Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins
Region 6: Thursday, January 31 – Marion County High School, Buena Vista
Region 7: Monday, January 14 – Villa Rica High School, Villa Rica
Region 8: Wednesday, January 9 – Ringgold High School, Ringgold
Region 9: Wednesday, January 23 – Henry County High School, McDonough
Region 10: Friday, January 25 – Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clarkston
Region 11: Tuesday, January 22 – Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta
Region 12: Tuesday, January 15 – North Forsyth High School, Cumming
Region 13: Wednesday, January 16 – Collins Hill High School, Lawrenceville
Region 14: Monday, January 28 – Jasper County High School, Monticello
Region 15: Thursday, January 10 – Madison County High School, Danielsville

Business Achievement Award Activity of the Week (Leader Activity 22)

“Design an advertisement and an audio public service announcement promoting FBLA’s competitive events program.”

The competition season is well underway! With your chapter finalizing preparations for the Region Leadership Conferences and starting preparations for the State Leadership Conference, this public service announcement will not only promote competitive events for this competition season, but can also be used by your chapter in the years to come.

Take the opportunity to promote new or modified events (i.e. Political Science) to spark interest in and encourage competing in a new division of FBLA. You can also take the opportunity to introduce topics for performance events, guidelines required for each conference level, and the type of dress appropriate for that event. This activity is a great way for you and your chapter to explore the world of competition through new lenses.