Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America
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.               

"Tell Your Story" -- "A Legacy of Leadership"

State Leadership Workshop
November 6-7, 2016 -- Harrisburg Hilton
early arrival on Saturday, November 5
registration is now closed

$35 per person registration fee
$157 per room per night (tax included) | meals are not included
More SLW forms found in downloadables section

Who Should Attend the SLW?
SLW Details and Dates from the Conference Coordinator
----->Parking at the SLW
----->Strawberry Square Hours of Operation
----->Meal Options
Tell Your Story, PA FBLA -- What You Can Expect
"A Charity Affair at the Square -- Dinner for a Cause Ticket Online Order Form"
SLW Tentative Schedule
SLW Detailed Schedule of Activities
SLW Basket Auction
SLW Dodgeball Tournament
SLW T-Shirt Order Form
----->SLW T-shirt Flyer
PA State Capitol Guided Tours
Exhibitor Information in Downloadables Section

National Leadership Conference Information

Congratulations to PA FBLA's 55 competitive event winners and 2 open event winners.  You have made us "Pennsylvania Proud."  A complete list of winners will be published soon.  Click here for a press release from the national office.

Click the following link for the competitive events changes and topics for specific competitive events:
2016-17 Competitive Events Changes and Topics
New Competitive Events:
1.  Advertising:  objective test, individual; 3 entries per chapter at RLC
2.  Journalism:  objective test, individual; 3 entries per chapter at RLC
3.  Organizational Leadership:  objective test, individual; 3 entries per chapter at RLC
Competitive Events Changes:
1.  Business Ethics:  individual OR team of 2 or 3
2.  Emerging Business Issues:  individual OR team of 2 or 3
3.  Coding and Programming:  name change; formerly Desktop Application Programming

Competitors are reminded that they must complete the following to claim their $200 reimbursement:
1.  Online test evaluation form:
2.  Online check request form:

PA FBLA Announces Special Video Contest

PA FBLA members, either individuals or a team up to three members, are invited to participate in the 2016-17 Special Video Production Contest to promote the state project, the National Kidney Foundation.  Members will create a promotional video not to exceed 3 minutes.

The top 3 individuals/teams will automatically qualify to attend the State Leadership Conference in Hershey in April 2017.  The deadline for submission is October 31, 2016, by 11:59 pm.

Read the following for guidelines on the contest rules:  16-17 Video Contest Guidelines
Event Entry Form for Special Video Contest:   16-17 Video Contest Event Entry Form

2016-17 Membership Processing Information

2016-2017 National Theme:  75 Years:  A Legacy of Leadership

Membership Processing Opens August 1, 2016

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.

National Kidney Foundation --
2016-2017 State Project Information

Special Videos: (click above and below)
Your Kidneys and You
Everybody Pees
2016-2017 State Project:  National Kidney Foundation

Project Theme:  "Reach Out, Give a PAT on the Back"
Fund Raising Goal:  $45,000
Current Total Collected:  In Progress
Make all checks payable to:  PA FBLA State Project. 

Send all checks to:
Mr. Ram Palanati
PA FBLA State Treasurer
Great Valley High School
225 North Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19073

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.

2016 NLC Awards of Excellence Program Replay:
----->click here:
----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2016 SLC Awards Program Replay:
----->click here:
----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List



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