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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
State Officer E-mail Access

Our mission:  FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.       

2018-19 News Updates

New Chapter Adviser Registration:  If your FBLA chapter has a new chapter adviser, please complete the following online form so that PA FBLA can update our directory, issues usernames/passwords, and update contact information with the national office.
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https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/syv4sk10z7mbot/

Chapter Management ResourcesAdditional chapter management files are found in the "Chapter Resources -- Chapter Management" of the website.  Direct link:  http://www.pafbla.org/chapter/coinformation.php
1.  FBLA Adviser Resource Guide

FBLA History and Traditions
Check Out This File That Documents FBLA's History from its Early Days and Its Development of Traditions Over the Years
 

2018-19 State Leadership Conference Files

April 8-10, 2019 -- Hershey Lodge and other Hershey area properties.
1.  SLC Pricing Chart
---->Plan A:   2 nights, 5-meals package
---->Plan B:   2 nights, lodging-only package
---->Plan C:   Commuter status/commuter fee ($20 per person for commuters) (see info below regarding Plan C)
---->Registration:  $85 per person (advisers, students, guests/chaperones)
2.  Announcement:  Full registration and full lodging refund deadline extended to February 20, 2019.
-----SLC Online Refund Request Form
-----SLC Refund Policy
3.  Plan C -- Online Commuter Form
-----SLC Commuter Procedures
4.  SLC Payment Options
---->Chapter Payment Plan Online Form
---->Parent Online Request Form to Pay by Credit Card or ACH
 

SLC Files:
1.  Tentative Competitive Events Schedule
2.  Conference Schedule at a Glance
3.  Delegate Code of Conduct
4.  Student Guidelines
5.  Adviser Guidelines
6.  Special Needs Online Submission Form (includes physical and dietary needs)
5.  SLC Dress Code


Upcoming SLC Deadlines:

February 15, 2019
-- Duties Selection Deadline
1.  Competitive Events Duties Online Selection Form
2.  Miscellaneous Duties Online Selection form

February 22, 2019 -- Local Chapter Annual Business Report Submission Deadline
Submission Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/zacyjbm1sn75k7/

February 23, 2019 -- Outstanding Chapter Criteria Final Submission Deadline
Outstanding Chapter Criteria:  http://www.pafbla.org/recawd/Outstandingchapter/main.php
OCC Reference Item #092

February 23, 2019 -- FBLA PA -- Who's Who Final Submission Deadline
Who’s Who Criteria:  http://www.pafbla.org/recawd/whoswho/main.php
Applicants must be seniors and must have completed the BAA—Future level award.

March 02, 2019 -- SLC Special Needs/Dietary Needs Form Deadline
Form Link:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/zso03ax1rsqx6q/

March 02, 2019 -- State Project Proposal Submission Deadline for 2019-2020
Submission Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/pwa119q0fxrrnn/
Applicants must review the following Better Business Bureau www.give.org information for the nominated charity:  https://give.org/charity-reviews/national/

March 02, 2019 -- National Business Honor Society Submission Deadline
Submission Form: http://www.pafbla.org/Honor%20Society/main.php

March 02, 2019 -- Outstanding Adviser Submission Criteria
Submission Form: http://www.pafbla.org/recawd/outstandingadviser/main.php

March 03, 2019 -- Payment-in-full Postmark Deadline for Schools Submitting Purchase Orders

March 04, 2019 -- Keystone Leadership Award Submission Deadline
Submission Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/pg3j27010nnsmh/
Keystone Leadership Award Criteria:  Click here for details of the Keystone Leadership Award Recognition Program for members.

March 15, 2019 -- Emergency Forms Deadline
1.  Student Permission/Emergency Form
2.  Adviser/Guest/Chaperone Emergency Form
3.  SLC "Accompanying" Form with Administrator Contact Information
4.  Hotel Safety Guidelines

March 15 -- FBLA PA -- SLC Accuracy Statement Submission Deadline (coming soon)
Form Link:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/qc5pexd042u2l6/

March 16, 2019 -- SLC Shirt Order Deadline
Order Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/q1ghb7u915lpl1t/
Shirt Order Announcement Email
Shirt Flyer with Image 

March 16, 2019 -- SLC Hersheypark Ticket Order Deadline
Form Link:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/r10l5xkw033hcz7/
Hersheypark Tickets Order Announcement Email

March 16, 2019 -- SLC Disney on Ice Ticket Order Deadline
Form Link:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/w1i7110l0hibe80/
Disney on Ice Tickets Order Announcement Email

March 16, 2019 -- Deadline for Membership Madness/Membership Mania SLC Recognition
Membership Madness Upload Link: 
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/q5jceli1brwf5u/
Membership Mania Upload Link:
https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/qmyvvwk1ij883f/

March 18, 2019 -- Retirees Notification Deadline for Recognition at the SLC
Submission Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/rmlu75807bmlvn/

March 22, 2019 -- SLC "Breakfast to Go" Order Deadline
Order Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/q16qmosv0uu6pw3/

March 22, 2019 -- SLC Hersheypark Ticket Order Payment Deadline

March 22, 2019 -- SLC Disney on Ice Ticket Order Payment Deadline

March 26, 2019 -- Payment-in-full Postmark Deadline for Schools Submitting Chapter Payment Plans

March 29, 2019 -- SLC Breakfast to Go Order
Payment Deadline

March 26 2019 -- Last Day for SLC 50% Registration/Lodging/Commuter Fee Refunds

Refund Request Form:  https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/x1ez3taw1yx0s71/

 


 


2018-2019 National Theme:  Create. Lead. Inspire.

Membership Processing Opens August 1, 2018

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 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society --
2018-2019 State Project Information


Regional Chapter Information:
http://www.lls.org/central-pennsylvania
http://www.lls.org/eastern-pennsylvania
http://www.lls.org/western-pennsylvania-west-virginia
2018-2019 State Project: 
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

http://www.lls.org

Project Theme:  The Fight's Not in "Vein"
Fund Raising Goal:  $62,000
Make all checks payable to:  PA FBLA State Project

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

Receipts will be emailed to the chapter adviser by the PA FBLA State Treasurer.

Contributions that qualify for the SLC state project awards will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the SLC headquarters office.  Otherwise, contributions for the LLS state project may be mailed to the state office until June 30, 2019.

February 20, 2019:  Received by deadline for contributions that qualify for the 2018-19 Outstanding Chapter Criteria.

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




Virtual Chapter Coordinator:
Mrs. Maura Angle
mangle@pafbla.us

The Gateway to Virtual Greatness!

Students in schools that do not have an FBLA chapter, students who are in cyber schools, or students who are home schooled 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.


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.

2018 NLC Awards of Excellence Program Replay:
----->click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXhxi3gJyJY
----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2018 SLC Awards Program Replay:
----->click here:  www.thinkcybis.com/pafbla-live
----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List


 

 


 
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