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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.               

2017-18 FBLA Year News

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.

1.  2017-18 Theme:  Elevate Your Future
2.  Membership Processing Opens August 1.
3.  State Leadership Workshop (Sunday-Monday, November 5-6) at Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains with America's Largest Indoor Waterpark --
----------Online SLW Registration and Lodging Opens August 1
----------Registration Fee per Person:  $40
----------Lodging Fee Per Room (not by participant):  $170 (includes admission to waterpark)
----------Lodging Available for Saturday for Chapters to Take Advantage of the Waterpark
4.  2017-18 Competitive Events Changes:

5.  2017-18 Competitive Events Topics/Themes:
6.  Grades 9-12 FBLA Dues: 
$12 Total ($6 state/$6 national)*
7.  Middle-level Dues (Grades 5-8): 
$9 Total ($3 state, $6 national (an increase of $2))*
----------*all dues are paid to the PA FBLA state office; not the national office

Congratulations to the 50+ event winners
at the 2017 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.  For a complete list of award winners as listed by the national office, click this link:  You have made us all "Pennsylvania Proud."  Thank you to the 612 PA FBLA members, advisers, parents, chaperones, and family members who traveled to California as part of the PA FBLA travel package.
Press Release for Award Winners:

Congratulations to Adam Sands,
PA FBLA State Treasurer, who was elected National Eastern Region Vice President.  Adam will serve both Pennsylvania AND all the chapters of the National Eastern Region during the 2017-18 year.  Adam and his fellow newly-elected national officers will soon gather at the national office for their national officer's training program.


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:  TBA
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 --

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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