Fall has just begun and everyone is feeling festive. Opportunities to give are coming up. On Saturday, September 23, Shiloh FBLA went to Tabernacle International Church for a community service event from 9am to 1pm. Members contacted people in the community and worked on marketing flyers to inform them about the upcoming Harvest Time event. Members also boxed perishable foods for families who will be in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. FBLA students love to give back to the community and always appreciate opportunities to help others.
The Region Leadership Conference was held on January 19, 2016 at Collins Hill High School. There were competitive events for members who chose to compete, fun skill-building conferences, and Chick-fil-A for FBLA members to enjoy. All members wore professional clothing and looked great.
Two members from the Shiloh High School chapter placed in their events: Vice President of Chapter of the Year Saba A., took fourth place in Public Speaking I and Carina P. took fifth place in Help Desk.
One of our socials took place on January 20, 2017 and was filled with fun for Shiloh FBLA members. Some of our members attended the January Social which was held at Stars and Strikes. There, we enjoyed food, games, bowling, and bumper cars. Everyone loved getting to compete against one another in a more casual environment than our bi-monthly meetings.
For our Community Service events in January, FBLA members participated in the “Hot Chocolate 15k/5k” held on January 22, 2017. Our members (Susana N., Fallon H., Jaelyn J., Jordan J., and Adviser Leila Thomas) handed out medals at the finish line to the 15k winners and enjoyed hot chocolate with the other volunteers.
Some of the members also showed up to make blankets for the less fortunate on January 25, 2017. Members showed up after school and were able to complete four blankets which were then donated to homeless people within Atlanta through Hurt Park. The blankets were greatly appreciated and it warmed the hearts of the participating students to give back to the community.
On November 12, 2016 twelve FBLA members volunteered at Tabernacle Church from 1:30 to 6:00. The members worked diligently alongside groups from other high schools and colleges packing holiday foods, greeting families, and showing those families where to receive their packages. Everyone volunteering enjoyed time bettering the community and the short four and a half hours flew by. The woman in charge of the event Jonette Bolding was overjoyed at how many young people showed up and showed out, donating not only their time but their love and energy to the community.
Fall Leadership Conference
November 16 and 17, 2016 Shiloh FBLA members attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, Georgia. Immediately after school on Wednesday, the 16th we met at the ISC Building in Suwannee, Georgia before boarding the buses and making our way to Athens. Upon arrival at the Classic Center we enjoyed a speaker who spoke to us about the importance of staying true to ourselves and those around us. After the meeting, the Shiloh cluster left to have dinner at a nearby Mellow Mushroom before leaving to the hotel to recharge for the upcoming busy day.
November 17, 2016 was filled with ample opportunities for FBLA members to learn new business skills and meet with experienced business owners, public speakers, and leaders. There were multiple conferences that students previously chose to participate in and conferences to chose to do that day. We ate Chick-fil-A in between skill-building conferences and before long it was over and time to leave to go back home. Members returned to school with better understandings of old skills and newly acquired skills too.
The Fall Motivational Rally was held on October 13, 2016 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. There were competitive events, rides, and great fair foods for FBLA members to enjoy. All members wore our custom made Shiloh High School FBLA t-shirts designed by Vice President, Dayshanell H.
Fall Social Event
On October 26, 2016 members attended a general meeting where they received important information regarding the Fall Leadership Conference, other information about FBLA and how they can be active in the organization. Immediately following the general meeting we had a social event. At our Fall Halloween Social, members enjoyed drinks and snacks with one another. Also at the social was a friendly competitive event. We decorated pumpkins! After decorating the rest of the attendees voted on a winner. The winner was none other than our President Jaxen H. and member Ashlei B.
members participated in a “Pink Out” for
Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The wonderful turnout can be seen here.
Our local officers attended an Officer Training hosted at Parkview High School on November 9, 2016. There, Parkview officers divided into groups based on their positions and lead sessions to help us better our skills and our Chapters. Shiloh officers discovered many new ideas. We will implement some of their member recruitment techniques so that we can add as many people to our Chapter as possible. The more, the merrier!
Shiloh High School’s FBLA Chapter started off the school year with 69 members and 7 Officers to ensure everything runs smoothly. Our leadership team is composed of new and old members: Jaxen H., President, Dayshanell H., Vice President, Saba A., Vice President Chapter of the Year, Naya E., Secretary, Emily H., Reporter, Beau A., Parliamentarian and Susana N., Historian. Our officers attended the FBLA Officer Induction Ceremony on September 27, 2016 at Collins Hill High School with many other schools in the Gwinnett County region.
On September 24, 2016, a few of the Shiloh FBLA members attended a social event at Dave and Buster’s to better our relationships and become closer to one another. Another way we build our relationships is with team bonding activities at each of the semi-monthly meetings. Not only are we building relationships, but we’re creating ambition to win with friendly competition amongst members.