Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America
PO Box 5085, Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570.398.4652 phone/fax   |
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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.               

Judges Wanted
Interested in serving as a judge onsite at the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey; as a judge for pre-conference events; or as a judge at on of the local Region Leadership Conferences?  More than 200 business professionals are needed to evaluate student work and performances.  Please complete this online form to share your interest:  Online Judging Interest Form

National FBLA is seeking business professionals to serve as judges at its National Leadership Conference in Baltimore on June 29 and 30.  If interested, please complete this online form:  National Online Judging Interest Form

National Leadership Conference Information

FBLA National Leadership Conference -- June 26-July 2, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland

1.  Steps to Participating at the National Leadership Conference (PDF file with links)
2.  NLC Travel Package with Pricing Information (contains pricing information)
Transportation will be billed separately and is in addition to the published travel package pricing.

Travel Package Online Forms
01.  Form A.  NLC Travel Deposit Form -- due to state office April 30, 2018
02.  Form B.  NLC Travel Package Selection -- due to state office April 30, 2018
03.  Form C.  Not in Use in 2018 (reserved for airline reservations)
04.  Form D.  NLC Hotel Rooming List -- due to state office April 30, 2018
05.  Form E.  NLC Shirt Order Form -- due to state office April 30, 2018
06.  Form F.  NLC Blue Package Add-ons -- due to state office April 30, 2018
07.  Form G.  NLC Gold Package All-day Tour Selection -- due to state office April 30, 2018

08.  NLC Event Entry Form (all events) -- due to state office April 30, 2018

Other NLC Forms
09.  Complete NLC Guide -- see pages 9 and 13 for FBLA schedules
10.  Executive Director Congratulations Letter
11.  NLC Financing Policy -- $200 Reimbursement Information
12.  NLC Accountability Card -- distributed at Pennsylvania meeting
13.  NLC Dress Code -- new NLC dress code in effect at NLC
14.  NLC Student Emergency Form -- due to state office May 22, 2018
15.  NLC Adviser/Guest/Chaperone Emergency Form -- due to state office May 22, 2018
16.  NLC Accompanying Form with Administrative Contact Information -- due to state office May 22, 2018
17.  NLC Delegate Code of Conduct -- due to state office May 22, 2018

NLC Email Alert Library -- each email alert to advisers found in the downloadables section
Items Published/Posted -- NLC Alert 01 through NLC Alert 17

Contact Bruce Boncal
1.  Student(s) not able to compete at the NLC
2.  NLC event entry forms
3.  NLC travel invoicing and payments
4.  Procedure for sending invoices to individual families for payment

Contact Janet Skiles
1.  NLC travel package questions
2.  NLC travel forms
3.  NLC lodging
4.  NLC tours
5.  NLC optional ground transportation

Due no later than April 30
1.  Competitive Event Entry Form (one student per form)
2.  School-site Test Request/School-site Administrator Form

Due no later than April 30
1.  Travel Form A -- NLC Travel Deposit Form

Gold Package Plan (all inclusive):
1.  Six nights' lodging at Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
2.  Meals:  1 breakfast, 3 dinners
3.  All-day educational tour
4.  PA FBLA conference shirt and trading pin; sports bag
5.  Meet and greet services
6.  Round-trip ground transportation (from pre-determined pick-up points)
7.  Taxes and gratuities

Blue Package Plan (a la carte):
1.  Four nights' lodging at Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel (minimum required stay)
2.  PA FBLA conference shirt and trading pin; sports bag
3.  Meet and greet service
4.  Optional a la carte purchases: 
     a.  Add extra night's lodging
     b.  Add June 27 all-day tour
     c.  Add optional activities, including Hard Rock Cafe breakfast; Baltimore Orioles baseball game; dinner cruise


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 

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

Send all checks to:
Mr. Bruce Boncal
PA FBLA Executive Director
PO Box 5085
Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Chapters may continue to contribute to the Alzheimer's Association state project until June 15, 2018.

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 --

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:
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----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2017 SLC Awards Program Replay:
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----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List



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