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Build your business department and career/technology center enrollments by bringing business and education together through conferences, networking opportunities, and competition. If you are a creative teacher in a business or businessrelated area seeking new ways to bring the curriculum to life, inspire the students to learn, and make your job more interesting, then FBLA is for you. Specifically, FBLA offers teachers: A Chapter Management Handbook filled with ideas designed to motivate and excite students. A five-minute membership recruiting video designed as an introduction to an organization that enhances the business program. A complete PowerPointtm presentation library on a variety of topics including program benefits, recruitment, duties of officers, parliamentary procedures, leadership, and involving business in chapter activities. Free service learning curriculum designed as a tool to implement into business classes. This curriculum is aligned to the NBEA standards. Free school store curriculum complete with camera-ready forms that can be adapted for local chapter use. A New York City stock market tour program which complements NBEA Achievement Standards in Economics and Personal Finance, International Business, and Career Development. A free stock market game that can easily be implemented into any class. A national website (www.fbla-pbl.org) complete with a gated area for advisers, online registration, enhanced ecommerce opportunities, and a comprehensive library that includes educational games, internet projects, lesson plans, grant and program funding opportunities. Grants awarded to local chapters for up to $1,000 for innovative projects that enhance growth, recognition, or support of FBLA. Scholarships to attend the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) University at Babson College, in MA. Skills Certification opportunities including some 250-plus examinations in areas such as MS Access, MS Office Specialist, HTML Programmer, MOUS, etc. Professional Development and Graduate credit. Hotel, car rental, and airline discounts. A newsletter published three times a year designed especially for local chapter advisers.
Career preparation opportunities through conferences, networking with business professionals, and business tours. Leadership development and achievement through a unique certificate program designed to enhance leadership, communication, and business skills. Outstanding Leadership Conferences in cities throughout the country with motivating workshops and nationally known keynote speakers. Challenging competitions in more than 40 different business and skill competitive events. Community service experience with organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Red Cross, etc. Friendship and fun through local, state, and national activities. A magazine, published three times a year, designed specifically for FBLA members. Trophies, plaques, and cash awards for top competitive event award winners. Scholarships, prizes, and internships. Skills Certification opportunities and GMAT practice exams at the National Leadership Conference. Membership opportunities in the National Association of Parliamentarians.
Anyone who wants to be a success in the future, is in grades 9-12, and is in a business or a business-related class.
and community. Use a bulletin board or central meeting place to post information on chapter activities and programs. Check out the Membership section of the website (www. Delegate assignments to student members. Most local chapters hold meetings once a month. Explain that you will throw a ball of yarn to someone else in the circle. aggressive business leadership. Put different phrases related to FBLA on each cloud. Be knowledgeable of the guidelines for district/region. Ask students to look at the yarn design. (Service. or other FBLA information. which helps students get to know each other. and coordinating supervision of chapter activities. but will hang onto the end of the yarn. Organize the selection process for chapter officers. a meeting announcement. The FBLA adviser will need a large ball of yarn for this activity. When a student catches the yarn. state. Create more interest in and understanding of American Business Enterprise.). Take five minutes at the beginning of class to explain the benefits of joining FBLA. Encourage and practice efficient money management.fbla-pbl. etc. Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty. and national competitive events and activities and coordinate participation on all levels. State Conference. Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work. bylaws. Photocopy and hand out the local membership application form found in this kit to recruit members. he or she holds on to the yarn and throws the ball to another person in a circle until everyone has participated. Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home. If you have a poster.org) under “Recruitment” for a PowerPointtm presentation explaining FBLA that can be shown to both administrators and students. Set a date for your first organizational meeting. Hold regular chapter meetings. in one or two sentences. Plan the agenda for the first meeting. Make an appointment with your principal/administrator to secure approval to begin an FBLA Chapter. National Conference. prepare for useful citizenship. Facilitate the transition from school to work.Provide guidance by directing. Then. the business program. 2. The last person throws it back to the adviser. Cut out different colored hot air balloons and decorate them with the names of different chapter activities that you will conduct throughout the year (Pizza Party. 3. chaperoning. business. and foster patriotism. post it on the bulletin board. Education. he or she will say his/her name and. You will receive this information in your Chapter Management Handbook upon submitting your chapter application form. Decorate bulletin board background with blue paper and create clouds from white construction paper. Develop character. Gather into a circle. Does it remind them of a map or a web? Talk about how working together as a team makes a chapter successful. District/Region and State information will be sent to you from your state chair or state adviser once your chapter is established. Progress). Make it fun! Begin with an icebreaker such as the following: The Web. 1. his/her interests/hobbies. and membership dues. Need an idea? Soar to New Heights with FBLA. Post the enclosed membership poster on a bulletin board or in your business room. Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals. Develop competent. and the goals of FBLA. . Put the title “Soar to New Heights with FBLA” at the top of the board. Highlight the benefits to members. Business Tour. Make flyers with catchy slogans and important information to give out in your classes.
Complete bylaws. (Download the bylaws template under “Membership” from the website and fill in the blanks. You could arrange to take them to an amusement park or to tour a business). Attach membership dues for state and nationals with one check made out to FBLA-PBL. Direct membership states only. Receive Chapter Management Handbook and membership cards from National Center. Enclose check. Hold the first meeting of the FBLA chapter. A pizza or sub party works well for an organizational meeting. FBLA SAMPLE AGENDA Welcome Ice Breaker/Get-To-Know-You Activity Benefits of Membership/Goals of FBLA (Use the PowerPointtm Presentation found on the website) Tentative Local Chapter Activities (Check the website for ideas) Question and Answer Nomination of Officers (Most Chapters have a President. Treasurer.org). Advertise meeting/prepare bulletin board. Often businesses are happy to donate items such as movie passes. Secure approval for chapter from principal/administrator. Set date for first organizational meeting. Arrange for food to be served following the meeting. Record dues. Copy and hand out FBLA Local Membership Application Form/recruit. candy.fbla-pbl. Secretary. Arrange for prizes for drawings. Collect dues before and at the meeting. Mail to the address on the application form. Download the sample template from the website (www. Give receipts to those students paying dues. Send in additional members on additional reporting form that came with Chapter Management Handbook. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ✔ NEW CHAPTER ADVISER CHECK LIST Read through Chapter Start-up. Enclose local bylaws. soda.4. Your charter will be sent from your state chapter. Talk about FBLA in classes. Enclose a reactivation or new charter fee of $20. and Reporter) Election of Officers Membership Sign-up/Dues Collection Drawings for Prizes Pizza or Sub Party/Refreshments Adjournment 6. Non-direct membership states should include one check made out to national FBLA and one check made out to state FBLA. (Some advisers offer a special trip or business tour for those students paying dues by a specific date. you may want to arrange to have your meeting in the cafeteria. If you are having food. Complete the New Chapter/Reactivation Application form found in this information. Collect initial state and national dues (Refer to website for online membership form with state dues amounts). Vice President. Complete New Chapter/Reactivation Application. chips. Some chapters also attach a local dues fee which they keep to start off the treasury. Check out FBLA-PBL website (www. 7. Hold first meeting/elect officers. A sample first meeting agenda could be as follows: 5.fbla-pbl.org). . etc. Continue recruiting members.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda. I want to join FBLA. state. Please return to the attention of your local chapter adviser: ______ Yes. More than a quarter of a million students in 6. Inc. TX. public speaking. have enclosed $ __________ for local. Members gain the competitive edge for college and career successes. FBLA-PBL prepares students for “real world” professional experiences. business plan. You will get to know people in your state and across the nation at state and nationally sponsored events.000 schools participate in this organization. and Dallas. FBLA will provide you with: • Travel Opportunities • Challenging Competitions • Scholarships and Prizes • Leadership Development • Community Service Experience • Friendship and Fun FBLA takes you to major cities throughout the United States such as Orlando. Win money! Travel! Learn to lead! Develop friendships! Earn recognition! All of these adventures and more await you when you become a member of FBLA. please fill out the form below. To become a member. Members have the opportunity to compete for awards and recognition on the local. FL. Homeroom________________________ Name:_________________________________________________________________ Grade/Class ____________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________ City: ________________________ State _________________ Zip _______________ Phone:_____________________Email:______________________________Birthday: __________ I. Nashville. . state. job interview and much. and national dues. state. __________________________. (FBLA-PBL) is the oldest and largest national organization for students preparing for careers in business leadership. much more! Become a leader in your school. and national levels in more than 40 different event categories including web page design. TN. marketing. or country when you become an officer.
APPROVED: State ________________ Date _____________ National ____________________ Date _______________ Charter # _________ Sponsoring Chapter: __________________________________ Comments: . Box 79063. 3. 7. NATIONAL REMITTANCE ____ FBLA members @ $6 each per year + New Charter/React Fee ($20) TOTAL $ # Total Enclosed (State.. 16. 20. 19. and attach to this application). CHAPTER INFORMATION ) _________________________ ) __________________________ School Name: ________________________________________ School Phone: ( Street Address: ________________________________________Fax Number: ( City: ___________________________________State______ Zip: ________________________________________ Main Adviser: ________________________________________ Email: ____________________________________ Additional Adviser(s): ____________________________________________________________________________ Principal:_______________________________________________________________________________________ I. membership cards. and a Chapter Management Handbook to assist your chapter. For questions call 1-800-325-2946. state. 1. State Check should be made payable to State if not under direct membership. the national center will issue you a charter certificate. (Reporter) 15. I. list names on school letterhead. MEMBERSHIP LIST (You need at least 5 members to start a Chapter) (If additional space is needed. 10. Local. 2.O. National. Inc). 9. P. Upon receipt of this application. (Treasurer) 14. 8. React/Charter Fee) If applicable give charter number Send application to: FBLA-PBL.Complete and return this application to the address below and the following: ____ Membership List ____ Reactivation/New Charter Fee ____ Local Chapter Bylaws ____State and National Remittance (one check payable to FBLA-PBL. (Secretary) 13. Baltimore. 6. (President) 11. and national memberships are unified and not available separately. Inc. 5. (Vice President) 12. 4. STATE REMITTANCE Cost per member ____FBLA members @ $ per year = $ Approved: ___________________________________________ (Adviser Signature) $ _____ $ 20 $ _____ IV. Signed: ____________________________________ (President Signature) III. 17. MD 21279-0063. 18.