The month of February presents a multitude of opportunities for your chapter to connect with legislators. For instance, since February is national CTE (Career and Technology Education) month, your chapter has an outstanding platform to approach your representatives in favor for career and technology education. In fact, try writing a letter to your representatives or inviting them to speak at a meeting. Even better, join your state officers for CTSO day at the capitol, an opportunity to personally advocate for FBLA. CTSO day will be Thursday, February 21st at the Georgia Capitol Building in Atlanta.
The second week of February is also home to FBLA-PBL week. Many chapters seize this chance to gain publicity in their local communities. For example, your chapter’s volunteer service for Saturday’s “Community Service Day” could land you in a local newspaper. Even better, your chapter’s Spirit Day picture could become viral, using the hashtag, #FBLAPBLWeek. FBLA-PBL week offers countless opportunities to increase your chapter’s membership and relevance in your community.
With 2018 right around the corner, December is a great time to recognize and reward others for their hard work this year. This month, I suggest selecting members from your local chapter to recognize and reward with a sweet treat so they know they are appreciated! Did someone complete the America level of the Business Achievement Awards? Maybe a member showed extreme dedication in preparing for their competitive event or community service project? Write a card or dedicate a post to them on your chapter’s social media sites to remind them how much they matter to making your chapter and our organization such a great success! Continue rewarding the best bridges around and inspiring for the construction of more bridges this year!
Promote your chapter’s events by maintaining a chapter website. Post articles detailing recent and upcoming events and photos of fun activities! Members will stay informed and visitors will learn more about FBLA. Set up your chapter’s website and start posting today!
Rockmart Middle School and Rockmart High School FBLA chapters participated in the Rockmart Christmas Parade on December 3, 2016. Members walked along the parade route giving out candy to children and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
Planning a fun or informative meeting for your chapter? Invite someone from your school board or even your superintendent to join in and learn about Future Business Leaders of America. This is a great opportunity to showcase your chapter and its achievements, and provide more information about FBLA and how it leads students to success. The next time you’re planning a chapter activity or meeting, consider inviting members of your school board!