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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
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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.
         
              

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2013-2014 State Project:  Donate Life Pennsylvania
http://www.donatelifepa.org/
Project Theme:  "Saving Lives 30 Seconds at a Time"
Fund Raising Goal:  $30,000
Make all checks payable to:  PA FBLA State Project. 
Send all checks to:  Mr. Bruce Boncal, PA FBLA Executive Director, PO Box 5085, Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Chapters may still submit checks for the Donate Life Project until June 20, 2014.  The final check will be issued to Donate Life Pennsylvania after that date.

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.


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.

Membership Processing Opens August 1, 2014
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.


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.


Virtual Chapter Coordinator/Adviser Announced
Students at schools without FBLA chapters may join the PA FBLA Virtual Chapter.  For more information about the Virtual Chapter, please click on the Virtual Chapter channel at the left side of the PA FBLA web site main page.  The Virtual Chapter Coordinator/Adviser is:  Mrs. Maura Angle, mangle@pafbla.us, and will be the point of contact for everything about the Virtual Chapter.  Click here for more information on the PA FBLA Virtual Chapter.


National Leadership Conference Winners Announced
PA FBLA had another outstanding year at the 2013 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.  With 43 winners Pennsylvania FBLA had the third highest number of award winners among all state chapters in attendance.  Pennsylvania FBLA members also garnered 8 first-place awards, which was the largest number of NLC first-place winners in Pennsylvania's history.  Click here for a complete list of NLC award winners.



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.

Read the latest edition of the PA FBLA Penn Pal.

Interested in becoming a Professional Division member?  Click here for more information.


2013-14 Membership Processing Procedures
Click here for 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.


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.


Region Leadership Conference Guidelines/Important Dates
RLC Update #1 -- What is a PA FBLA Region?
RLC Update #2 -- The Competitive Events Big Picture
RLC Update #3 -- What are the Competitive Events (Individual)
RLC Update #4 -- What are the Competitive Events (team)
RLC Update #5 -- What are the Competitive Events (school-site)
RLC Update #6 -- What are the Competitive Events (performance)
RLC Update #7 -- What are the Competitive Events (state-only)
RLC Update #8 -- Event Competencies/Task Lists (check this out)
RLC Update #9 -- Competitive Events Resources

2013-2014 National Theme:
Excellence in Action

2013 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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