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IMPORTANT DATES (updated 08.21.16)

  Suggested Activities to Conduct Each Month--a useful planning tool
 

National FBLA Chapter Challenge
Open to all chapters, this recognition program encourages recruitment, retention, and member involvement.  The FBLA Chapter Challenge consists of 3 parts listed below.  Click here for the Chapter Challenge flyer.
1.  Super Sweeps, August 1 through October 20
2.  Non-stop November, November 1 through December 10
3.  Action Awareness, January 1 through March 1
------------------------->Chapter Challenge Dashboard
------------------------->Chapter Challenge User Guide
National Community Service Program
Chapters who have members participating in Pennsylvania's Big 33 program should be encouraged to participate in the national Community Service Awards program.
1.  Community Service Awards Guidelines

National Business Achievement Awards Program
The BAA program has at its heart the core ideals of FBLA:  service, education, and progress.  Students enhance leadership skills, expand their business knowledge, and contribute to their local communities by immersing themselves in school, community, and FBLA programs.
1.  Business Achievement Awards Guidelines


August 2016

Pennsylvania chapters will be provided a digital copy of the National Handbook.  Look for details from the national office.

August 01-30 - National FBLA Super Sweeps Campaign

August 14 - Tomorrow's Business Leader article deadline for fall issue
------------------------->online submission:  http://www.fbla-pbl.org/forms/chapter-news/ 

September 2016
September 01-30 - National FBLA Super Sweeps Campaign (continues)

September 01 - First day for MOS Word and Excel exams
September 01 - Anticipated Penn Pal Issue 1 publication deadline

September 07 -
National FBLA Webinar -- Welcome Back (see national site for details; click link to register)

September 12 - National Stock Market Game Begins (fall session)

September 23 - Deadline for news submission for Tomorrow's Business Leader
http://www.fbla-pbl.org/forms/chapter-news/

September 26
- Directory confirmation reply form date to Executive Director
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/z1aq203v0919ioc/

October 2016
October 01-20 - National FBLA Super Sweeps Campaign (continues and ends)

October 04 - State Leadership Workshop T-shirt ORDER online submission deadline

October 05 - National FBLA Webinar -- Connect at the NFLCs (see national site for details; click link to register)

October 06 - Last day for full State Leadership Workshop registration/lodging refunds; no partial refunds given
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/x1s6s82x0uwwvur/


October 07 - State Leadership Workshop registration and  lodging forms online submission deadline

October 10 - State Leadership Workshop registration and lodging payment POSTMARK deadline
------------------------->$35 registration fee per person
------------------------->$157 per room (tax included) (1-4 occupants per room/)
------------------------->Room rates are per room, not per person.  Rate is good Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6.

October 14
- Email/fax deadline for SLW emergency forms and administrator contact information form
1.  Student Emergency Form/Dodgeball Tournament Liability Waiver
2.  Adviser/Guest/Chaperone Emergency Form
3.  Accompanying Form (with administrator contact information)
October 14 - SLW Hotel/Conference Safety Guidelines form email/fax deadline
1.  Hotel/Conference Safety Guidelines Form
October 14 - SLW Participants with Special Needs online form submission deadline

October 17 - Fall LifeSmarts Challenge begins

October 20 - Penn Pal Issue 2 article online form submission deadline
------------------------->online form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/z111k2m704aiige/ (anticipated publication November 1)

October 20
- Initial national and state dues RECEIVED BY deadline for fall publications and Outstanding Chapter points

October 24 - Fall Session, Virtual Business Challenge, begins (Finance and Management)
------------------------->click here for VBC registration information

October 30 - SLW Dodgeball Tournament entry form online submission deadline

November 2016
November 01-30 - National FBLA Nonstop November begins

November 01
- RLC school-site test registration online submission form
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/m1a4cswx1efzqqv/

November 05
- Executive Committee Meeting, Harrisburg

November 06-07 - State Leadership Workshop, Harrisburg Hilton

November 10 - RLC Online Registration opens for all regions

November 11
- Fall LifeSmarts Challenge ends

November 15 - RLC school-site testing may begin
November 15 - American Enterprise Day

November 17 - RLC online testing may begin

November 17-18 - Pennsylvania Business Education Association Conference, location TBD
------------------------->click here for PBEA conference information/other PBEA info

November 18 - Fall Virtual Business Finance Challenge ends
November 18
- Fall Virtual Business Management Challenge ends

December 2016
December 01-10 - National FBLA Nonstop November ends

December 01 - State Leadership Conference materials posted on web site
December 01 - State Leadership Conference online registration/online registration opens
December 01 -- RLCs may begin

December 02 - Tomorrow's Business Leader article deadline for winter issue
------------------------->online form submission:  http://www.fbla-pbl.org/forms/chapter-news/ 

December 05 - State-only prejudged competitive events online submission deadline (see list below)
------------------------->3D Animation (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->American Enterprise Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Business Financial Plan (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Business Plan (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Coding and Programming (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Community Service Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Computer Game and Simulation Programming (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Digital Video Production (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->E-business (must be live on the Internet)
------------------------->Electronic Career Portfolio (must be live on the Internet)
------------------------->Introduction to Business Presentation (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Mobile Application Development (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Partnership with Business Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Public Service Announcement (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Sales Presentation (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Social Media Campaign (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Website Design (must be live on the Internet)

December 07 -
National FBLA Webinar -- Professional Division (see national site for details; click link to register)

December 16 -
National Stock Market Game ends (fall session)

December 20 - Penn Pal Issue 3 article submission RECEIVED BY deadline
------------------------->online form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/z111k2m704aiige/ (anticipated publication January 1)

December 31 - Region Membership Incentive dues POSTMARK deadline

January 2017
January 01 - National FBLA Action Awareness begins

January 09 - Final date for Regional Leadership Conferences to be held
January 09 - Final date for region advisers to submit online list of RLC winners

January 15 - 2017-2018 state officer candidate application online submission deadline

January 18 - Notification of pre-judged state-only finalists to local chapter advisers (final announcement date)
January 18 - Membership Incentive Program application due to state adviser
January 18 - Middle-level event registration due ML Coordinator (for chapters testing during ML window)

January 20 - State Leadership Conference online registration deadline
PA FBLA is instituting a new SLC registration payment schedule.  There is no increase in fees if payment is made by the January 20 deadline.  The options for payment are:
1.  check/money order
2.  online credit card payment (3% convenience fee charged)
3.  purchase order (final payments are due 30 days before the SLC (March 3, 2017))
4.  payment schedule established with PA FBLA Executive Director
----------> January 20 -----> $75 registration payment if payment postmarked/paid online/purchase order submitted or payment schedule established
----------> January 21 through March 20-----> $100 registration payment if payment postmarked/paid online/purchase order submitted or payment schedule established
----------> March 21 through the opening of the SLC -----> $125 registration payment if payment postmarked/paid online/purchase order submitted or payment schedule established


January 20 - Last day to request a full State Leadership Conference registration refund
January 20 - State Leadership Conference lodging forms reservations online submission deadline
January 20 - State Leadership Conference School-site Test Request online submission deadline
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/q10hcwk51exal1l/

January 23 - Spring Stock Market Game begins

January 23-27, 2017 - 2017-2018 state officer candidate podcast available for viewing
------------------------->podcast response due January 29, 20176, 9:00 pm

January 27-28 - PA FBLA Board of Directors meeting, Hershey
January 28-29 - PA FBLA Executive Committee meeting, Hershey

January 30 - Spring LifeSmarts Challenge begins

January 31 - State Leadership Conference Lodging Payment POSTMARK deadline
1.  check/money order
2.  online credit card payment (3% convenience fee charged)
3.  purchase order (final payments are due 30 days before the SLC (March 3, 2017))
4.  payment schedule established with PA FBLA Executive Director

January 31
- Last day to request a full State Leadership Conference lodging refund
January 31 - Pennsylvania FBLA Board of Directors application postmark deadline
January 31 - Middle-level membership incentive RECEIVED BY deadline

February 2017
February 01 - National FBLA Action Awareness continues and ends

February 01
- Pennsylvania FBLA Businessperson of the Year application online submission deadline
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/sdbwex81gqjt81/
February 01
- Pennsylvania FBLA Business Partnership of the Year application online submission deadline
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/w1crn8yw010myk7/

February 01
- Last day for competitive events changes
February 01 -
Middle-level testing window begins

February 01-17
- School-site events testing window (see list below)
School-site test request form was due January 20:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/q10hcwk51exal1l/
------------------------->Computer Applications
------------------------->Database Design and Applications
------------------------->Spreadsheet Applications
------------------------->Word Processing

February 01-28 -
National Career and Technical Education Month/National FBLA-PBL Month

February 02
- National Job Shadow Day

February 03
- National FBLA's 75th Anniversary

February 05-11
- National FBLA Week
------------------------->FBLA-PBL Week Toolkit
------------------------->FBLA-PBL Week Sample Proclamation


February 06
- Interview events materials online submission deadline
------------------------->Job Interview
------------------------->Future Business Leader

February 06 - Last day to report school enrollment for PA Local Market Share Award
------------------------->Consider also applying for the National Local Market Share Award at the same time.
February 06 - Last day to submit PA Middle-level Market Share Award to middle-level coordinator

February 06 -
National Presidents' Forum (see national site for details; click link to register)
February 06
- Spring Session, Virtual Business Challenge, begins (Finance and Management)

February 07
- National FBLA Each One Reach One Day

February 08
- FBLA Adviser Appreciation Day/Professional Attire Day

February 09 - FBLA Career Awareness Day

February 10 - FBLA Spirit Day

February 11 - FBLA Community Service Day
February 11 - State officer candidate mandatory interviews, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center (option 1)

February 15 - Initial state project checks POSTMARKED to state treasurer (to count for OCC)

February 17 - Tomorrow's Business Leader article deadline for spring issue
------------------------->online submission: https://fblapbl.wufoo.com/forms/chapter-news/

February 19 - School-site competitive events online submission deadline (see list below)
------------------------->Computer Applications
------------------------->Database Design and Applications
------------------------->Spreadsheet Applications
------------------------->Word Processing

February 19 - State Officer Applicants Action Plans online submission deadline (option 1 participants)

February 20 - Penn Pal Issue 4 article submission online submission deadlineonline form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/z111k2m704aiige/ (anticipated publication March 1)

February 21 - State Leadership Conference plaques/trophies sponsorships POSTMARK deadline
February 21 - William Selden Scholarship Fund contributions POSTMARK deadline

February 21  - Middle-level chapter events RECEIVED BY date (see list below)
------------------------------>American Enterprise Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------------>
Community Service Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------------>Local Chapter Activities Report
(must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------------>Partnership with Business
(must be uploaded as a PDF)

February 21 - Middle-level state-only events RECEIVED BY date (see list below)
------------------------------>Computer Slideshow Presentation (must be uploaded as a .ppt file)
------------------------------>Introduction to Public Speaking
(must be live on the internet)
------------------------------>Public Service Announcement
(must be live on the internet)
------------------------------>Web Page Creation
(must be live on the internet)
February 21 - Middle-level recognition events RECEIVED BY date (see list below)
------------------------------>Outstanding Middle-level adviser (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------------>Outstanding Middle-level member
(must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------------>Outstanding Middle-level supporter
(must be uploaded as a PDF)


February 21
- Local Chapter Annual Business Report online submission deadline (must be uploaded as a PDF)
February 21 - Outstanding Adviser Criteria online submission deadline
February 21 - Outstanding Chapter Criteria online submission deadline
February 21 - Who's Who Criteria online submission deadline
February 21
- Middle Level Outstanding Chapter Criteria online submission deadline

February 24 -
Spring LifeSmarts competition ends

February 25
- State officer candidate mandatory interviews, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center (option 2)

February 26
- State Officer Applicants Action Plans online submission deadline (option 2 participants)

February 28 -
Middle-level testing window ends

March 2017
March 01 - National FBLA Business Achievement Awards online submission deadline (Future/Business/Leader)
March 01 - National FBLA Community Service Awards online submission deadline (Community/Service)
March 01 - Middle-level Achievement Program online submission deadline to National Office (Entrepreneur, Business, Enterprise levels)
March 01 - Last Day for MOS Word and Excel Exams

March 02 - Second state project checks POSTMARKED to state treasurer
March 02 - 2017-2018 state project proposal online submission deadline
March 02
- National Business Honor Society application online submission deadline

March 02
- Keystone Leadership Award online submission deadline
March 02
- State Membership Madness and Mania online submission deadline
March 02
- BAA Challenge online submission deadline

March 02
- State Leadership Conference T-shirt order online submission deadline

March 03
- Virtual Business Finance Challenge ends
March 03
- Virtual Business Management Challenge ends

March 11 - Personal ad coupon for State Leadership Conference online submission deadline

March 16 - PA FBLA Membership Madness/Membership Mania application online submission deadline

March 17 - SLC emergency forms/permission forms/accompanying forms email or fax deadline
March 17 - SLC hotel safety guidelines email or fax deadline
March 17 - SLC intern application online submission deadline

March 19 - State Officer Applicants Campaign Material online submission deadline

March 27 - Last Day for a 50% State Leadership Conference registration refund

March 28 - No SLC refunds issued March 29 or later

April 2017
April 01 - National Membership Madness online submission deadline
April 01 - National Membership Mania online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Membership Achievement Award online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA 100% Class Participation online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Outstanding Chapter online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship application online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Big 10 Membership online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Connect 10 online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Diamond Chapter online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Good Neighbor online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Local Market Share online submission deadline
April 01 - National FBLA Membership Achievement online submission deadline

April 01 - Middle-level Body Snatchers I online submission deadline
April 01 - Middle-level Body Snatchers II online submission deadline
April 01 - Middle-level Membership Achievement Award online submission deadline
April 01 - Middle-level 100 Percent Class Participation online submission deadline
April 01 - Middle-level Chapter Excellence Award submission online submission deadline to National Office

April 01-02 - Pennsylvania FBLA Executive Committee meeting, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

April 02 - State Officer Candidate/Candidate Briefing and Approval Meeting

April 03-05 - Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

April 19 - National FBLA Webinar -- The NLC in Anaheim (see national site for details; click link to register)

April 25 - Business Achievement Awards "America" online submission deadline to National Office
April 25 - Community Service Award "Achievement" Award online submission deadline to National Office
April 25 - BAA Fight to the Finish online submission deadline to National Office

April 26 - National Leadership Conference travel forms deposit online submission deadline (tentative):
------------------------->Form A:  Travel Deposit Form
------------------------->Form B:  Travel Package Reservation Form
------------------------->Form C:  Airline Passenger List
------------------------->Form D:  Rooming List
------------------------->Form E:  Traveler Information Form
------------------------->Form F:  Shirt Order Form
April 26 - National Leadership Conference event entry forms online submission deadline
------------------------->NLC Objective Test entry form (top 4 finishers)
------------------------->NLC Performance Events entry form (top 4 finishers)
------------------------->NLC School-site Events entry form (top 4 finishers)
------------------------->NLC Technology-related Events entry form (top 4 finishers)
------------------------->NLC Written Reports entry form (top 4 finishers)
------------------------->NLC Team Events entry form (top 4 finishers)
------------------------->NLC Speaking Events entry form (top 4 finishers)
------------------------->NLC Interview Events entry form (top 4 finishers)

May 2017
May 01 - National FBLA Adviser Wall of Fame Application POSTMARK deadline
May 01 - National Local Recruitment of Chapters application RECEIVED BY deadline
May 01 - NCCPAP/AICPA Scholarship application deadline

May 12 - National Leadership Conference final payment RECEIVED BY deadline date

May 12 - National Leadership Conference intern application online submission deadline

May 15 - National office candidate application online submission deadline
May 15 - FBLA "Eco Chapter" Go Green Project submission online submission National Office

May 18 - National Leadership Conference emergency forms/accompanying forms email/fax deadline

May 20 - National Leadership Conference early-bird registration deadline

May 19-20 - PA FBLA Board of Directors Meeting, Kalahari Resort @ Pocono Manor
May 20-21 - Executive Committee Meeting, Kalahari Resort @ Pocono Manor

June 2017
June 27 - Pennsylvania FBLA Travel Day to National Leadership Conference, Anaheim, California

June 29-July 02 - FBLA National Leadership Conference, Anaheim, California

July 2017
July 03
- Pennsylvania FBLA Travel Day from National Leadership Conference

July 31 - NLC Reimbursement Forms and Test Evaluations Postmark Deadline



   
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