Connecting the Bricks: Middle Level FLC

As middle level FBLA leaders, you want an event that you are able to learn more about leadership skills and be able to network with other middle level FBLA leaders. If that’s the case, the 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is the experience for you. At Middle Level FLC, you are able to connect the bricks that makes a great leader and you will be able to stack the dominos of leadership that you can bring back to your local chapter. Middle Level FLC will be held on November 15th at the elegant Classic Center in Athens.

When you walk into the exciting Opening Session on November 15th, you can expect to get overwhelmed by all the enthusiasm around you. At this conference you can sharpen your leadership skills! FLC has remarkable and informative speakers who give you pointers and tips on how to become a better leader! Each workshop will offer a lesson in a different leadership skill. Middle Level FLC is a great place to network and meet new people! You can take advantage of the fact that you are in a room full of other FBLA officers who have unique ideas for chapter activities that they are willing to share with you. Also, you will be able to meet peers from all over the state of Georgia who all have a passion similar to yours: FBLA!

The registration fee for this conference is $40. This fee covers access to myriad amounts of leadership training, a delicious Chick-Fil-A lunch with your state officers, an excitement-filled MONOPOLY® Tournament, and a Georgia FBLA souvenir t-shirt that will make your FLC an unforgettable experience. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end promptly at 4:00 p.m. The registration deadline is October 6th, so contact your adviser today to get registered. The 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is when you can place your cornerstone to be an amazing leader and I want you to be a part of it!

BAA Activity of the Week #04

Congratulations to all Georgia FBLA members who have completed the Future, Business, and Leader Levels of the BAA program! The America Level is the toughest and most strenuous of all of the BAA levels, but if you practice time management and complete each activity in a timely manner, you will surely tackle this formidable obstacle!

A great way to get ahead in completing your America level is by completing Activity 18 in the Education category. Because you have had experience with managing a chapter and being an active member of FBLA, you already have all the tools you need to go out and promote FBLA within your school! For example, you have experience promoting FBLA through exhibits, flyers, posters, bulletin boards, and school-wide announcements. You also have experience talking to new members about the benefits of FBLA and what FBLA is all about! With all of this experience, you can now go out and recruit new members by Sharing your Story and showing them that FBLA is not all about teenagers in navy blue suits!

By recruiting a minimum of 10 new members, you can successfully complete your first activity on your America Level! Through conversation, presentations, videos, and even pictures, you can appeal to the entire school and recruit many of your classmates and peers. This activity is harder to complete later on in the school year, so you should definitely start early on in the year.

In order to get one step closer to finishing the final level of the BAAs, contact your local chapter adviser today to receive your individual login information. All BAAs must be submitted by the national deadline, March 1, 2016. If you would like to preview the requirements for the America BAA, click on the following link: http://www.fbla.org/web/page/662/sectionid/587/pagelevel/2/fbla.asp.

Chapter of the Year Activity of the Month #1

Chapter of the Year! One of the greatest achievements a local chapter can win. It involves hard work. It involves strenuous dedication… so here’s an “easy” activity that can benefit you towards both your COTY form and and your local chapter organization:

The influx of new members is declining. The new officers are installed. It is time to plan out the year! This is where a program of work can be useful!

A program of work is a written plan of action, detailing goals to accomplish in the upcoming year. The program of work lets people know where they are going, how they will get there, and when they will arrive.

Get your local chapter officers and advisers together to start planning out the year! Achieving great goals starts with effective planning. You can download a Program of Work / Plan of Action template here.

Fundraising Activity of the Month #1

Fundraising has become a staple throughout CTSOs, especially throughout Georgia FBLA. Fundraisers are held for various purposes. Levels of fundraising range from the State Level (fundraising for the March of Dimes), down to the local level ( raising funds to attend Nationals). Either way, we need fundraising to support our different causes.

Recent government restrictions have taken a toll on our fundraising efforts, but don’t panic, Georgia FBLA will always be available to help. This month, football season is underway!
School Spirit + Fall Georgia Football = Fundraising Cash Cow. There are several events that may be held at football games, but for now, focus on selling spirit items.