Official Dress Review and Competitive Event Updates

Importance of official dress

In the wake of competition, it is pertinent for members to not only know the dress code but to also know the Georgia FBLA Official Dress. It should be followed at the Regional Leadership Conference and State Leadership Conference during competitive event performances. Not understanding the specifics of official dress may cost you or your team points at either conference. Please make sure to review the details before. To make these official dress preparation easier, here is a simple checklist to follow:

Requirements for Males:

  • A standard solid navy blazer with either khakis or a corresponding navy pair of pants
  • The FBLA patch must be placed over the left chest pocket of the blazer
  • A white collared, button-up, long-sleeved dress shirt
  • Dress Shoes (eg. oxfords, cap toe, wingtip, dress loafers)
  • Official blue FBLA necktie

Requirements for Females:

  • A standard solid navy blazer
  • Khakis or a corresponding navy pair of pants or skirt
  • If a skirt is worn, it should extend to the knee or slightly below, hemmed evenly across the bottom. The skirt may not be higher than 2 inches above the knee.
  • The FBLA patch must be placed over the left chest pocket of the blazer.
  • A white collared, button-up, long-sleeved dress shirt, blouse or shell can be worn (no t-shirts, polo/golf shirts or camisoles).
  • Dress may be open toe or slingback, but not both
  • Official blue FBLA scarf

Boots, sandals and tennis shoes are not acceptable footwear. In addition, if you know a region or state officer, you may see them wearing a red scarf or tie; however, it is important to keep in mind that ALL members are expected to wear blue scarves or ties when competing.

If you’d like to know more on the dress code in general or want to see if official dress applies to your event, you can find more details on pages 24-25 in the Chapter Planning Guide.

Competitive event updates

If you or a friend is interested in politics, Political Science may be the event for you! This event is a new objective test that has been added to the list of competitive events this year.

For those competing in Digital Video Production, the length of the video has been reduced to two minutes in order to give competitors time to present their entire video during their presentation.

The 2018-2019 topics for competitive events such as 3-D Animation, Business Ethics, and Introduction to FBLA  can be viewed on pages 20-21 in the Chapter Planning Guide.




Hittin’ The Ground Running

Shiloh FBLA is off to a great start this year!!

The beginning of the year has been very busy. Our Interest meeting went well with 31 students in attendance. At the interest meeting we played Captains Coming as our leadership activity. We also talked about all the exciting events coming up, dues and fundraisers. This year we started off with a full team of officers with the exception of a Parliamentarian. All of them are excited to work this year and have great ideas for the success of our organization.

The week of  September 10-14 was rush week for our members. We decided to do a flash sale where for one week only we allowed the members  to join FBLA for only $15 for the basic membership instead of $25 , they also would receive a prize if they joined during this time. We were also successful in our first fundraiser with Otis Spunkmeyer. Several students participated and earned money for our future trips. One of our members K.W was the top seller for a consecutive two years including this year. We are so proud of all of his hard work.

Bleckley County High School FBLA Officers Waste No Time in Preparations for the Coming Year

Bleckley County High School Future Business Leaders of America is proud to announce the officers for the coming year. Presidents Jordan S. and Jillian G., Vice President Emily A., Junior Vice President Olivia W., Alex N. Reporter, Amanda K. Secretary, Maisi C. Parliamentarian, and Nick S. Historian.

These officers have been working hard throughout the summer in preparation of making this school year the best yet in Bleckley High FBLA. Presidents Jillian G. and Jordan S. met with advisers earlier in June to lay the ground work for officers over the coming months and year. Officers Nick S., Amanda K., Maisi C., Jillian G. and Emily A. worked in their initial officer preparation day to make plans for their FBLA program of work. Following this meeting, officers met to enjoy a day of fellowship, planning, developing, socializing and then ended the day with a movie!

These preparation meetings combined led to a VERY productive day at Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit. This was a day spent with other FBLA officers and leaders from throughout the state in developing skills that they can use over the coming months as they develop their own styles and EMERGE as Leaders in FBLA.

Congratulations to these young ladies and gentlemen in the coming year. We look forward to watching you grow and EMERGE into your leadership roles and styles!

Pictured Left to Right: Nick S., Emily A., Jordan S., Jillian G., Maisi C., and Amanda K..