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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.               

2015 PA FBLA State Leadership Workshop Info
Registration will open August 1 for the 2015-16 State Leadership Workshop.  Attendees must first be registered in the membership system and then registered and lodged for the Workshop.  State Leadership Workshop details:

Event:           PA FBLA State Leadership Workshop
Location:      Penn State Conference Center Hotel, State College
Dates:          Sunday-Monday, October 25-26, 2015 | Saturday, October 24, lodging is available.
Registration: $35 per person (members and advisers)
Lodging:       $140 per room (Saturday and/or Sunday), which includes 8.5% tax.
                     Fee is per room for 1-4 occupants.
Attendance:  Open to all members and advisers; middle-level and Grades 9-12 level.
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here are no restrictions on the number of members/advisers may bring to the State Leadership Workshop.

Please read:
State Leadership Workshop Information from Janet Skiles, PA FBLA Conference Coordinator.
SLW Online Registration and Lodging Procedures
 
2016 PA FBLA . . . "65 Years Celebration Cruise"
Advisers, Family, and Friends are welcome to join PA FBLA next summer for a memorable week in the Southern Caribbean. -- July 16-23, 2016 -- Reservations are still be accepted.

2016 Cruise Invitation
Cruise Ship Flyer

"65 Years -- Celebration Cruise" Reservation/Deposit Form
Cruise Credit Card Processing Form

2015-16 Membership Year Opens August 1



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.

2015-2016 National Theme:  Connect

Membership Processing Opens August 1, 2015

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.
 

 


Pennsylvania's Ronald McDonald Houses --
2015-2016 State Project Information

2015-2016 State Project:  Pennsylvania Ronald McDonald Houses
Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True

http://www.rmhc.org
Project Theme:  "Connecting Families . . . Changing Lives"
Fund Raising Goal:  $45,000
Make all checks payable to:  PA FBLA State Project. 

Send all checks to: 
Mr. Morgan Boyd, PA FBLA State Treasurer, Wilmington Area High School, 350 Wood Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142

Pennsylvania Ronald McDonald Houses:
Danville:  http://www.rmhdanville.org/
Hershey:  http://www.rmhc-centralpa.org/
Philadelphia:  http://www.philarmh.org/
Pittsburgh:  http://www.rmhcpgh.org/
Scranton:  http://rmhscranton.org/

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.



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.



National Leadership Conference Winners

Congratulations to all Pennsylvania FBLA contestants and award winners who participated in the 2014 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  With 53 award winners (improving upon last year’s total of 43), Pennsylvania FBLA had the third highest number of award winners among all the states in attendance at the NLC. The final tally will come from the national office in the next few weeks, and I will send out any updates to my totals or list.

Pennsylvania members earned 4 first-place awards at the 2014 NLC. 
For the first time in our Pennsylvania 62-year history, a Pennsylvania FBLA member is now serving as National FBLA President.  Congratulations to Sam Kessler of Wissahickon High School (20), the first National FBLA President from Pennsylvania!  We are proud of Sam and the professional campaign that presented at the National Leadership Conference.

Once again, we are “Pennsylvania Proud” of our delegation, our competitors, and our newly elected National President, Sam Kessler.  The Pennsylvania delegation was also complimented for our professionalism, courtesy, and respect at the Country Music Hall of Fame AND by the daughter of Barbara Mandrell on our visit to Fontanel, Ms. Mandrell’s mansion.  According to Ms. Mandrell’s daughter, Pennsylvania FBLA was, by far, the best high school group they had ever experienced that had toured their facility.

Thank you all for making this a tremendously successful year for Pennsylvania FBLA!  Our success is due to motivated and hard-working members; advisers who step up—even in the face of additional work above and beyond their classroom responsibilities--give their students opportunities to shine and excel; and parents and school administrations who stand behind their children and students to help them make their way to the NLC to represent Pennsylvania.

Click here for a complete list of NLC award winners.



Members/Officers Email Lists

Chapter officers, complete this online form to receive direct information from the PA FBLA state office.  Officers will be listed in a directory of local chapter officers.

PA FBLA members, register here for the "member's listserve" for information from the state officer and the state officer team.
 


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


2015 NLC Awards of Excellence Program Replay:
----->click here:  http://pdcproductions.com/fbla/
----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2015 SLC Awards Program Replay:
----->click here:  www.thinkcybis.com/pafbla-live
----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List


 

 


 
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