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Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America
PO Box 5085, Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570.398.4652 phone/fax   |   bboncal@pafbla.us
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Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.               

State Leadership Conference Information

Registration Opens on Friday, December 1, at 5:00 pm
01.  SLC Information Update #1 from Conference Coordinator Janet Skiles
02.  17-18 Registration, Lodging, and Commuter Fees Chart
----->Plan A, 2 nights' lodging, 5 meals
----->Plan B, 2 nights' lodging, no meals (meals are optional purchases)
----->Plan C, Commuters -- Commuter Form
03.  17-18 SLC Important Dates Summary Sheet
04.  Step-by-Step Instructions for:
----->SLC Registration
----->SLC Lodging Procedures, Plan A
----->SLC Lodging Procedures, Plan B
----->SLC Lodging Procedures, Plan C
---------->Plan C:  Commuter Form
05.  Lodging Options:  10 Hershey Area Facilities Will Be Used

Comfort Inn at the Park Courtyard by Marriott Days Inn Hershey (Plan B only)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hampton Inn Near the Park Hershey Lodge (Plan A only)
Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn Express Hotel Hershey (Plan A only)
SpringHill Suites    

06.  SLC Competitive Events Schedule
07.  SLC Schedule at a Glance
08.  SLC Attendance Guidelines
(identifies those eligible to attend the SLC based on your region's plan)
09.  SLC Chapter Payment Guidelines
----->SLC Chapter Payment Plan Document


New This Year:
Advisers may schedule single and double rooms only.
Students may be scheduled for single, double, triple, and quad rooms.
No chapter is required to share.

Chapters must account for all students and guest/chaperones on the SLC registration list by listing them on the Plan A or Plan B lodging forms.  If students are not lodging, they must be listed on the "commuter form."

PA FBLA will not automatically assign students to share rooms for advisers and students.  PA FBLA staff will no longer search the housing database looking for schools to share sleeping rooms.  PA FBLA will accept pre-arranged room sharing made between advisers of schools wishing to share.

The following guidelines must be followed:
1.  Schools wishing to share must be pre-determined and agreed upon by all chapters BEFORE submitting the lodging forms.
2.  Advisers of sharing schools must communicate with each other to determine how shared rooms will be organized BEFORE submitted lodging forms.
3.  The sharing information must be entered in the SPECIAL NEEDS/ROOM SHARING CONFIGURATIONS text box on both/all sharing schools lodging forms.
4.  Each chapter must submit its own lodging forms.
5.  Without the above documentation, sharing will not be permitted.
6.  Chapters will be billed for the actual number of individuals in a room as shown on the Financial Summary/invoice.
7.  Lodging placement will be determined by the latest first submission date of those schools that are sharing.
 

 


 

2017-2018 FBLA Year News

News Flash!  Plan for PA FBLA Night at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, on Friday night, February 2, 2018, 7:05 pm, for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Hershey Bears hockey game.  Benefits The Alzheimer's Association.  All chapters are welcome to attend!  Behind-the-scenes tours will be arranged closer to the date.  Click here for the flyer regarding the PA FBLA Night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  Tickets may be reserved for chapter members, advisers, family members, and friends!
 


Adviser Changes
If you are aware of adviser changes at your school or other schools in your region, please email Bruce Boncal, Executive Director, at bboncal@pafbla.usThis will ensure that our state and national records are up to date.  Please provide name(s) and email address(es) of the new advisers, or update us on any retirements, resignations, or transfers that may have taken place of 2016-17 advisers.

New Advisers -- Register Here https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/syv4sk10z7mbot/
 


Want publicity for your chapter and its activities?  Submit your articles to the State Reporter for the first Penn Pal Digital Newsletter edition.  Deadline for the yearly editions is:
Winter Issue Deadline:  January 15
Spring Issue Deadline:  March 15
Online Submission Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/z111k2m704aiige/
 


Members and Advisers -- join the Monthly "Elevate Your Future" Webinars Hosted by State Officers
All webinars are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month starting at 8:00 pm.
Link to join:  https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/4647a3cbc13e46f99394a4f26a44c341
See the following flyer for a list of topics:  Monthly Webinar Topics
 

Webinar #1 -- September 10, 2017 Webinar #5 -- January 14, 2018
Webinar #2 -- October 15, 2017 Webinar #6 -- February 11, 2018
Webinar #3 -- November 12, 2017 Webinar #7 -- March 11, 2018
Webinar #4 -- December 10, 2017  

 


2017-18 Membership Processing Information


2017-2018 National Theme:  Elevate Your Future

Membership Processing Opens August 1, 2017

1.  Click here for step-by-step membership processing instructions.

FBLA Grades 9-12 Recruitment Video:
The national office has made available a 3-minute recruitment video online. Click here to watch the video.

Click here to watch a middle-level recruitment video.

Membership may be submitted as many times as a chapter wishes during the year; however, advisers must pay attention to the deadline for competing in the regional events.


The Alzheimer's Association --
2017-2018 State Project Information


Special Video:  Learn About Alzheimer's Disease
2017-2018 State Project:  The Alzheimer's Association
http://www.alz.org 

Project Theme:  "Memories Matter"
Fund Raising Goal:  $54,000
Current Total Collected:  In Progress
Make all checks payable to:  PA FBLA State Project. 

Send all checks to:
Mr. Adam Sands
PA FBLA State Treasurer
Wallenpaupack Area High School
2552 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428


 

How to Start/Reactivate an FBLA Chapter

Depending on grade levels, schools may start either an FBLA chapter (grades 9-12) or an FBLA Middle-level chapter (grades 5-8).

Click here for more information on how to start a Grades 9-12 FBLA chapter.

Click here for more information on how to start and FBLA Middle-level chapter (grades 5-8).

A business educator is preferred to serve as the primary chapter adviser, but a school administration approved faculty adviser from another discipline/administration area may serve as a chapter adviser.  Currently, FBLA advisers include business educators, math educators, English educators, science educators, counselors, and principals/assistant principals, among others.  PA FBLA will provide training for new advisers. 

Critical to the chapter's success will be an adviser who believes in:   the goals of FBLA; career development and leadership development opportunities as tools for future student success; community service to build school pride and community connections; competitive events as a vehicle to demonstrate student academic achievement; among others.




PA FBLA Virtual Chapter Membership

Igniting Innovation -- The Gateway to Virtual Greatness!

Students in schools that do not have an FBLA chapter may become part of the PA FBLA virtual chapter.  Click here for more information about the PA FBLA Virtual Chapter.  Start spreading the word of the PA FBLA Virtual Chapter among those you know who are at a school without an active FBLA chapter.

The PA FBLA Virtual FBLA chapter is now accepting applications.  Click this link to submit your online membership application.

Click this link for downloadable Virtual Chapter files.

Watch the membership recruitment video.

Maura Angle, Virtual Chapter Adviser -- mangle@pafbla.us


FBLA Pledge
I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of Future Business Leaders of America and, as an active member, I shall strive to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader.

FBLA Goals
* Develop competent, aggressive business leadership
* Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
* Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise
* Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community
* Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism
* Encourage and practice efficient money management
* Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty
* Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals
* Facilitate the transition from school to work

FBLA Code of Ethics
I will be honest and sincere.
I will approach each task with confidence in my ability to perform my work at a high standard.
I will willingly accept responsibilities and duties.
I will seek to profit by my mistakes and take suggestions and criticisms directed toward the improvement of myself and my work.
I will abide by the rules and regulations of my school.
I will exercise initiative and responsibility and will cooperate with my employer and fellow workers.
I will dress and act in a manner that will bring respect to me and to my school.
I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my resources to worthwhile projects.


FBLA Creed
I believe education is the right of every person.

I believe the future depends on the mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world.  I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, political, community, and family life.

I believe that every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation.

I believe that every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.

I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and think clearly.  I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.

2017 NLC Awards of Excellence Program Replay:
----->click here:  http://pdcproductions.com/fbla/
----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2017 SLC Awards Program Replay:
----->click here:  www.thinkcybis.com/pafbla-live
----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List


 

 


 
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