Pennsylvania FBLA Headlines
State Leadership Conference
Registration Opens December 3, 2013
-----Chapters may register only
after their RLC has been completed.
SLC Package Plan Pricing/Other Information
SLC Online Registration Instructions
SLC Online Lodging Instructions
SLC Eligibility Guidelines
SLC Tentative Schedule of ALL Events (subject to change)
SLC Tentative Schedule of Competitive Events (subject to change)
Membership Incentive Application
Adviser E-mail Regarding Membership Incentive Application
Important SLC Dates:
December 03, 2013 -- SLC Registration Opens
January 11, 2014 -- SLC Registration Closes
January 11, 2014 -- Last Day to Complete Online SLC Events
January 11, 2014 -- Postmark Deadline for SLC Registration Payment
January 11, 2014 -- Last Day to Complete Online SLC Lodging Registration
January 11, 2014 -- Last Day to Request of Full 100% SLC Refund
January 18, 2014 -- Postmark Deadline for SLC Lodging Payment
January 18, 2014 -- Final Date for Notification of State-only Events
January 18, 2014 -- Membership Incentive Application RECEIVED BY
February 01, 2014 -- Last Day for Competitive Changes
February 05, 2014 -- Job Interview/Future Business Leader Materials
RECEIVED BY Deadline
February 01-15, 2014 -- SLC School-site Events Testing Window
February 19, 2014 -- RECEIVED BY date for SLC School-site Events
February 19, 2014 -- SLC Plaques/Awards Sponsorships Postmark
February 28, 2014 -- SLC T-shirt/Hoodie Order From RECEIVED BY
Deadline (benefits state project)
March 12, 2014 -- SLC Personal Ad Coupon Postmark Deadline
March 17, 2014 -- Adviser Emergency Form Postmark Deadline
March 17, 2014 -- Student Emergency Form Postmark Deadline
March 17, 2014 -- Accompanying Form with Administrator Information
March 17, 2014 -- Hotel Safety Guidelines (one per
adviser/chaperone) Postmark Deadline
March 23, 2014 -- Last Day to Request 50% SLC Refund
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.
|Region Leadership Conference
Information should be distributed by each region's adviser to all
local chapters within that region.
Region advisers must file this linked form with the PA FBLA Executive
----->December 02, 2013 - January 11, 2014
-- RLCs must be held between these dates
---------->November 13, 2013 --
Online registration will open for all regions
here for step-by-step instructions RLC online registration.
---------->November 18, 2013 -- RLC
school-site testing may begin (actual dates based on region adviser
------------------->Computer Applications, Database Applications,
Spreadsheet Applications, Word Processing
must e-mail this linked form to the PA FBLA Executive Director.
---------->November 20, 2013 -- RLC
online testing may begin (actual dates based on region adviser info)
---------->December 02, 2013 -- SLC
registration will open
---------->January 11, 2014 -- final
date for RLC to be held
Click here for
access to the guidelines for all PA FBLA Competitive Events.
Click here for
a list of region conference dates and deadlines.
RLC Update #1 --
What is a PA FBLA Region?
RLC Update #2 --
The Competitive Events Big Picture
RLC Update #3 --
What are the Competitive Events (Individual)
RLC Update #4 --
What are the Competitive Events (team)
RLC Update #5 --
What are the Competitive Events (school-site)
RLC Update #6 --
What are the Competitive Events (performance)
RLC Update #7 --
What are the Competitive Events (state-only)
RLC Update #8 --
Event Competencies/Task Lists (check this
RLC Update #9 --
Competitive Events Resources
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
* Develop competent, aggressive business leadership
* Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
* Create more interest in and understanding of American business
* 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
* 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
I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my
resources to worthwhile projects.
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
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
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
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
Virtual Chapter Coordinator/Adviser Announced
Students at schools without FBLA chapters may join the PA FBLA Virtual
Chapter. For more information about the Virtual Chapter, please
click on the Virtual Chapter channel at the left side of the PA FBLA web
site main page. The Virtual Chapter Coordinator/Adviser is:
Mrs. Maura Angle, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and will be the point of contact for everything about the Virtual
Click here for more information on the PA FBLA Virtual Chapter.
National Leadership Conference Winners
PA FBLA had another outstanding year at the 2013 National Leadership
Conference in Anaheim, California. With 43 winners Pennsylvania
FBLA had the third highest number of award winners among all state
chapters in attendance. Pennsylvania FBLA members also garnered 8
first-place awards, which was the largest number of NLC first-place
winners in Pennsylvania's history.
Click here for
a complete list of NLC award winners.
2013-2014 State Project Chosen: Donate
Project Theme: "Saving Lives 30 Seconds at a Time"
Fund Raising Goal: $30,000
Community Service Goal: 25,000 hours
Click here for
more information on the Donate Life state project.
Make all checks payable to: PA FBLA State Project. Send all
checks to Ms. Shela Wu, State Treasurer, Upper Dublin High School, 800
Loch Alsh Avenue, Ft. Washington, PA 19034.
Competitive Events Changes/New Events Announced
by the National Office
National FBLA has announced multiple competitive events changes for
Click here for a complete list events changes.
New Events Include:
2. Insurance and Risk Management
4. Public Service Announcement
5. Mobile Application Development
Competitive Events Changes:
1. Technology Concepts/Intro. to Technology Concepts combined into
new event titled "Intro. to Information Technology" for grades 9/10
2. Word Processing I and Word Processing II combined into one
event called "Word Processing."
3. Sports Management is now called "Sports and Entertainment
Management," is a team event, and has a performance component.
4. Hospitality Management is now a team event and has a
performance component to it.
5. Business Ethics now has an "announced" ethical topic for which
the students may prepare.
6. Desktop Publishing is now an individual or team event with an
"announced" production topic.
7. American Enterprise Project, Community Service Project, and
Partnership with Business Project have report pages reduced to 15.
8. Reports and Digital Video Production projects will now be
9. The top 3 in all SLC events will advance to the National
Leadership Conference (team, individual, etc.)
Competitive Events Topics Announced by FBLA
The national office has announced the 2013-14 topics for the events
Click here for a complete list of topics.
1. Business Ethics
2. Business Financial Plan
3. Business Presentation
4. Computer Game and Simulation Programming
5. Desktop Application Programming
6. Desktop Publishing
7. Digital Design and Promotion
8. Digital Video Production
10. Emerging Business Issues
11. Mobile Application Development
12. Public Service Announcement
13. Website Design
complete this online form to receive direct information from the PA
FBLA state office. Officers will be listed in a directory of local
PA FBLA members,
register here for the "member's listserve" for information from the
state officer and the state officer team.
Read the latest
edition of the PA FBLA Penn Pal.
Interested in becoming a Professional Division member?
Click here for more
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.
How to Start/Reactivate an FBLA
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