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PO Box 5085, Jersey Shore, PA 17740
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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 State Leadership Conference Information

April 13-15, 2015
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
All forms are found in the "downloadables" section of the PA FBLA web site.

Conference Coordinator SLC Newsletter #1
Conference Coordinator SLC Newsletter #2
Conference Coordinator SLC Newsletter #3

PA FBLA Member Email Registration Form
Student members, please register your email address to receive important information from the state office.

Online Forms Submission Library
1. 
Member at Large Application Online Form
2.  Personal Ad Coupon Online Form
3.  Business Person of the Year Online Form
4.  Business Partnership of the Year Online Form
5.  SLC Refund Request Online Form
6.  Local Market Share Application Online Form
7.  Participants with Special Needs Online Form

8.  Newly elected Region Officers Online Form
9.  2015-2016 Year State Project Proposal Online Form

10.  SLC School-site Test Registration Form

11.  Hospitality Internship Online Application
---------->Hospitality Internship Application Procedures
12.  Cybis Production Online Internship Application
---------->Cybis Production Internship Application Procedures
13.  National Anthem Singer Audition Procedures


Important Deadlines Regarding the State Leadership Conference
:
January 14, 2015:  SLC online registration and registration postmark deadline
January 14, 2015:  Last day to request a full SLC registration refund
January 14, 2015:  SLC online lodging reservations submission deadline
January 15, 2015:  State officer application RECEIVED BY deadline
January 18, 2015:  Last day to submit a "member at large" online application
January 18, 2015:  Last day to submit the 2015-2016 region officers information online form
January 21, 2015:  SLC online lodging payment postmark deadline
January 21, 2015:  Last day to request a full SLC lodging refund
January 23, 2015:  Last day to submit school-site test registration spreadsheet

February 01, 2015:  Business Partnership of the Year online submission deadline
February 01, 2015:  Business Person of the Year online submission deadline
February 01-14, 2015:  SLC School-site events testing window
------------------------>Accounting II, Computer Applications, Database Design
------------------------>Spreadsheet Applications, Word Processing
February 05, 2015:  Desktop Publishing materials due in state office
------------------------>Desktop Publishing Event Entry Form
February 05, 2015:  Interview events and synopsis materials RECEIVED BY in state office
------------------------>Business Ethics (synopsis) Event Entry Form
------------------------>Job Interview Event Entry Form
------------------------>Future Business Leader Event Entry Form
February 05, 2015:  Last day to apply for PA FBLA Local Market Share Award
February 18, 2015:  RECEIVED BY deadline for school-site tests to state office
------------------------>Accounting II, Computer Applications, Database Design
------------------------>Spreadsheet Applications, Word Processing
February 18, 2015:  National Business Honor Society application postmark deadline
February 19, 2015:  SLC plaques/trophies sponsorships postmark to state office
February 19, 2015:  Selden Scholarship Fund contributions postmark to the state office
February 20, 2015:  LCABR and OCC, WW, and OA Criteria RECEIVED BY deadline
------------------------>Local Chapter Annual Business Report Event Entry Form
------------------------>Outstanding Chapter Criteria Event Entry Form
------------------------>Who's Who Criteria Event Entry Form
------------------------>Outstanding Adviser Event Entry Form

March 02, 2015:  State Project Proposal (2015-2016) online submission form
March 09, 2015:  Online personal ad coupon RECEIVED BY deadline
March 17, 2015:  Emergency and related forms postmark deadline
------------------------>Student Emergency Form
------------------------>Adviser/Guest/Chaperone Emergency Form
------------------------>Accompanying Form (includes emergency contacts and school admin contact information)
------------------------>Hotel Safety Guidelines (one copy per adviser/guest/chaperone to be submitted)
 


Twilight Wish Foundation Information

2014-2015 State Project:  Twilight Wish
Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True

http://www.twilightwish.org
Project Theme:  "Making Hope New and Wishes Come True"
Fund Raising Goal:  $33,000
Make all checks payable to:  PA FBLA State Project. 
Send all checks to: 
Justin Miller, PA FBLA State Treasurer, Springfield High School, 49 West Leamy Avenue, Springfield, PA 19002

Twilight Wish Foundation FBLA Toolkit
1.  Twilight Wish Tool Kit Cover Letter -- see letter for more detail on kit
---------FBLA Tool Kit (.zip file)
2.  TWF PowerPoint Presentation
3.  TWF Logo
4.  TWF Media Kit
5.  TWF Fundraising Ideas
6.  TWF Brochure
7.  TWF Wish Granting Posters (Veterans)
8.  TWF Wishing Well
9.  TWF PSA Video (.zip file)
10.TWF Brotherly Love Video (YouTube)
11. TWF Wishes Granted Video (YouTube)
12. Twilight Wish Web Site
13. TWF Bookmark
14. TWF Contacts List

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.


2014-15 Membership Processing Information
2014-2015 National Theme:  Step Up to the Challenge

Membership Processing Opens August 1, 2014

1.  Click here for step-by-step membership processing instructions.

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.

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.


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


2014 NLC Awards of Excellence Program Replay:
----->click here:  http://pdcproductions.com/fbla/
----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2014 SLC Awards Program Replay:
----->click here:  www.thinkcybis.com/pafbla-live
----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List


 

 


 
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