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ORGANIZING A MIDDLE-LEVEL CHAPTER


Why should my school form a middle-level chapter?

State and national recognition for local members and chapters with an exciting new program called the Middle Level Achievement Program (MAP) written exclusively for the middle level division. This program focuses on:

• Competitive Recognition – events offered in business skill areas such as spreadsheets, computer slide show presentation, keyboarding, proofreading/editing, desktop publishing, etc.

• Individual Recognition – members can compete for three individual recognition levels designed to reward members who excel in their FBLA participation. This program is designed with integrated classroom activities and focuses on community/school service, education, leadership, and career exploration.

• Chapter Recognition – chapters can compete for the “Excellence Award” which encourages projects and activities in the areas of school/community service, education, and leadership.

• Membership Recognition – awarded to chapters who focus on building and maintaining membership.

• Leadership development and achievement through projects, activities, and programs.

• Community service experience with organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Red Cross, the American Lung Association, etc.

• Friendship and fun through local, state, and national activities.

• Career exploration opportunities through local chapter projects such as business guest speakers, business tours, and job-shadowing activities.

• A magazine, published four times a year.

• A membership card.

• An online Web site with message boards, interactive business games, business publications, and a homework help section.

Who is eligible for Pennsylvania FBLA middle-level membership?

Anyone who wants to learn more about leadership, teamwork, and business, is in grades 5-8, and is in a business or a business-related class.

What are the state and national dues?

Pennsylvania state middle-level dues are $3; national dues are $4.

How do I start a chapter?

Request a chapter starter packet from:

Mr. Bruce E. Boncal
PA FBLA Executive Director
P.O. Box 5085
Jersey Shore, PA  17740
570.398.4652 phone
pafbla@comcast.net

A chapter starter packet can be downloaded by clicking this link, or one will be sent via e-mail or by United States Postal Service.

 


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