Pennsylvania Future Business
Leaders of America
PO Box 5085, Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570.398.4652 phone/fax |
State Officer E-mail Access
Executive Director Welcome Back to 2017-18 Email to Advisers
State President's Welcome Letter
1. 2017-18 Theme: Elevate Your
2. Membership Processing Opens August 1.
3. 2017-18 Competitive Events Changes:
Competitive Events Topics/Themes:
5. Grades 9-12 FBLA Dues:
$12 Total ($6 state/$6
6. 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
FBLA Announces Special Video Production Contest (click the title for
PA FBLA members, either individuals or a team up to three
members, are invited to participate in the 2017-18 Special Video Production
Contest to promote the state project, the National Kidney Foundation. Members will create a promotional video
not to exceed 3
The top 3 individuals/teams will automatically qualify to attend the State
Leadership Conference in Hershey in April 2018. The deadline for
submission is October 31, 2017, by 11:59 pm.
Read the following for guidelines on the contest rules:
17-18 Video Contest Guidelines
Event Entry Form for Special Video Contest:
Contest Event Entry Form
If you are aware of adviser changes at your school or other schools
in your region, please email Bruce Boncal, Executive Director, at
This 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.
New Advisers -- Register Here:
Want publicity for your chapter and its
Submit your articles to the State Reporter for the first Penn Pal
Digital Newsletter edition. Deadline for the yearly editions is:
Summer Issue Deadline: September 15
Fall Issue Deadline: November 15
Winter Issue Deadline: January 15
Spring Issue Deadline: March 15
Online Submission Form:
Members and Advisers -- join the Monthly
"Elevate Your Future" Webinars Hosted by State Officers
All webinars are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month starting at 8:00
Link to join:
See the following flyer for a list of topics:
Monthly Webinar Topics
| Webinar #1
-- September 10, 2017
|| Webinar #5
-- January 14, 2018
| Webinar #2
-- October 8, 2017
|| Webinar #6
-- February 11, 2018
| Webinar #3
-- November 12, 2017
|| Webinar #7
-- March 11, 2018
| Webinar #4
-- December 10, 2017
Membership Recruitment Resources:
PA FBLA Fact Sheet
National FBLA Fact Sheet
2017-18 Competitive Events Brochure
Other Chapter Management Resources Found
in the Downloadables Files Section
State Leadership Workshop Promo
(click the thumbnails for a larger
SLW Update #1 from Janet Skiles, Conference Coordinator
Who Should Attend?
Tentative Schedule of Events
Dodgeball Tournament Information
Basket Auction Information (to benefit The Alzheimer's Association)
T-shirt Sales Information (to benefit The Alzheimer's Association)
7. More SLW
Files in the Downloadable Files Section
2017 SLW @ Kalahari Resort in the Poconos
Sunday/Monday, November 5-6; lodging available Saturday,
Online SLW Registration/ Lodging Now Open; Registration Closes
September 30, 11:59 pm
(click this link for step-by-step instructions)
Registration: $40 per person
Lodging: $170 per room (1-4), includes tax and admission
to America's largest indoor waterpark
There is no restriction on # of attendees
News Flash! Plan
for PA FBLA Night at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, on Friday
night, February 2, 2018, 7:05 pm, for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
vs. Hershey Bears hockey game. Benefits The Alzheimer's Association. All
chapters are welcome to attend! Behind-the-scenes tours
will be arranged closer to the date.
Click here for the flyer regarding the PA FBLA Night at the Mohegan Sun
Arena. Tickets may be reserved for chapter members, advisers,
family members, and friends!
Congratulations to the 50+ event winners at the 2017 National
Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. For a complete list
of award winners, click this link:
http://www.pafbla.org/recawd/NLCawards/main.php. 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
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.
Congratulations to Luke Skerpon, PA FBLA Middle-level Coordinator
and Staff Assistant for Conferences/ Competitive Events, who was
selected to serve a three-year term on the National Awards Program (NAP)
2017-18 Membership Processing
The Alzheimer's Association
State Project Information
Special Video: Learn About
2017-2018 State Project: The
Project Theme: "Memories Matter"
Fund Raising Goal: $54,000
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
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
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
* Develop competent, aggressive business leadership
* Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
* Create more interest in and understanding of American business
* 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
* 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
I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my
resources to worthwhile projects.
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
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
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
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:
Complete NLC Awards Winners List
2017 SLC Awards
Awards Winners List