On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 we attended the Region Leadership Conference at Collins Hill High School. Two of our members, AH (Vice President) and AP (member) won 3rd place for Help Desk, Economics, and Personal Finance respectively .
At our most recent general meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020, our College and Career Counselor came and spoke to us. She spoke about what actions each grade level should be doing in order to be prepared for college. She also gave us information about FAFSA and different scholarships to apply for. At the end of the meeting, members had an opportunity to ask any questions they might have had.
This was a very informative and exciting week.
The Berrien Middle School FBLA chapter is unleashing their leadership skills this year by giving back to their community. The local chapter chose to collect toys for the Toys for Tots program as their community service project for December.
Students in the Business Connections classes at Berrien Middle School and the FBLA Middle level chapter collected monetary donations for Toys for Tots. A total of $180 was collected. The chapter went shopping and purchased a variety of toys to donate to the Toys for Tots box placed at the school.
The FBLA chapter also performed in the school’s annual Christmas program. Two different groups of FBLA members entertained the audience with their performances. One group performed dance moves to Tik Tok songs and the other group performed the Mean Girls version of “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Teal Trot is a 5k ovarian cancer alliance walk that raises money to fund research to finding a cure. This walk/run brings awareness to many people that are unaware of the illness. This is our 3rd year participating in this wonderful event. At this event some of our officers sold merchandise like pens, bags, notebooks, and etc. Another job that we had to do was give out snacks and refreshments to the runners. We are always excited to participate in this amazing event.
One of the most rewarding perks of being in a student organization such as FBLA is access to a number of scholarships sponsored by universities, other organizations, and FBLA. These scholarships are an excellent way to receive financial aid to further your education in a college university system.
These scholarships can be found at https://www.fbla-pbl.org/fbla/membership-benefits/scholarships/ on the FBLA-PBL National Website.
Take advantage of these benefits that are available to you for simply being a member. Let all your hard work with this organization be paid back in the form of recognition or scholarships!
Also, be sure to keep in mind scholarship opportunities available specifically for Georgia FBLA members because Georgia FBLA offers members $10,000 in scholarships each year.
Furthermore, also be on the lookout for national recognition and awards due dates. Submissions for Business Achievement Awards will be due starting in March. Keep in mind that you will receive national recognition for earning the America Level Award.
- LEAD is due March 1st
- Future, Business, and Leader Levels are due March 1st
- America Level is due April 25th
Community Service Awards (CSA) submissions are also right around the corner! Be sure to turn in your community service hours on time to be given the opportunity for national recognition at NLC this summer.
- CSA Community- 50 hours, due March 1st
- CSA Service- 200 hours, due March 1st
- CSA Achievement- 500 hours, due April 25th
FBLA has a wide range of opportunities for members to find success. Use this information wisely, and do not be afraid to apply yourself!
At this years Halloween social we had lots of fun. We had many activities and competitions for our members to enjoy. Some people came dressed up in their best costumes. Our first activity was a cup stacking competition. We had three rounds and then a speed round to determine the winner. Our next activity was a building competition. We gave everybody 20 pumpkin candies and 20 tooth picks. The person that had the best Halloween themed 3-D structure, won. Our last activity was to make the most creative spider out of oreos and pretzels. Once all the activities were over we began to serve food and drinks. We had pizza, popcorn, cake, soda, and juice.