Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America
PO Box 5085, Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570.398.4652 phone/fax   |
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 // In Focus

Membership Registration:  The 2018-19 membership year will open August 1.  Chapter advisers may begin entering new members into the system on that date.
---Step-by-Step Membership Processing Procedures

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.

Chapter Management ResourcesAdditional chapter management files are found in the "Chapter Resources -- Chapter Management" of the website.  Direct link:
1.  FBLA Adviser Resource Guide

Keystone Leadership Award Criteria AnnouncedClick here for details of the Keystone Leadership Award Recognition Program for members.

LEARNFBLA Adviser and Member Webinars/Presentations Posted in the Learn Section of the PA FBLA website.

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

State President Logan Dubil Welcome Letter
Click this link for a full copy of the State President's letter to advisers and members.

American Enterprise Day:  November 15 -- Click here for American Enterprise Day celebration acitivities.

FBLA Week Resources Chapter celebration activities for the February 3-8, 2019, week.

SLW Registration/Lodging now closed
--- Final Payment "Received By" Deadline:  October 20, 2018
1.  SLW Shirt Sales (to benefit the state project)
----Bring payment to the SLW.
2.  SLW Basket Auction (to benefit the state project)
----Chapters claim 5 service points for each basket donation at the SLW
3.  SLW "Light the Night" Charity Walk (to benefit the state project)
----Pledge forms here; bring pledge forms and money to the SLW
4.  Battle of the Chapter Guidelines
5.  SLW Dress Code Guidelines

6.  SLW Delegate Code of Conduct

7.  SLW Final Grid Schedule

8.  SLW Workshop Descriptions

SLW Emergency Forms (due October 16)
---Student Emergency Form (1 per student)
---Adviser/Guest/Chaperone Emergency Form (1 per adviser/guest/chaperone)
---Accompanying Form with Contact Information (1 per chapter)
---Hotel/Safety Guidelines (1 per adviser/guest/chaperone)
click the image for a full-size flyer

SLW Financial Information:
---SLW Refund Policy
Invoices will be issued separately to the chapter adviser for SLW registration and for SLW lodging.
Purchase orders will be accepted; however, full payment must be received by October 20, 2018.
Chapters will not be permitted to attend the SLW with a "balance due" for SLW costs.
Contact Bruce Boncal if credit card payment options are necessary.
Cash is not accepted for registration fees or lodging; all payments must be made by credit card, check, or ACH.

---Conference Coordinator Update #1
---Who Should Attend?
---Online SLW Registration and Lodging Procedures
---Promotional Email Announcing Opening of SLW Registration and Lodging
---Sample Final Schedule (last year's final schedule)

Click the thumbnails below for a full-size flyer:


PA FBLA Summer 2019 Alaska Cruise/Tour:  PA FBLA offers another opportunity for summer travel . . .  to Alaska in July 2019.  Janet Skiles is your point of contact and travel host for this adventure. Click the link for more information and standby for more information from her.

2018-2019 Event Topics
The following events are impacted by these topics:  3D Animation, Broadcast Journalism, Business Ethics, Business Financial Plan, Coding & Programming, Computer Game & Simulation Programming, Digital Video Production, E-business, Emerging Business Issues, Graphic Design, Introduction to Business Presentation, Mobile Application Development, Public Service Announcement, Publication Design, Social Media Campaign, Website Design.

Special Video Projects:  Pennsylvania FBLA will offer two special video projects this year for members to demonstrate their digital video skills and earn the right to attend the State Leadership Conference in April. 

Project 1 will focus on promoting the state project, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  There will be a late November deadline.  Project 2 will be to develop a video to promote the PA FBLA State Leadership Workshop at the Kalahari Resort.  The deadline will be early January 2019 to enable creators to capture footage, interview participants, etc., while at the SLW in early November.  For both projects, three individuals/teams will be invited to attend the SLC in Hershey.

Project 1 Guidelines:  State  Project Promotion
Project 2 Guidelines:  2019 State Leadership Workshop Promotion
Event Entry Form for Special Video Projects

Competitive Events Changes:  Watch for announcements regarding competitive events changes impacting the region conferences and state conference.

New Website Design:  There will soon be a new look to the PA FBLA website.  Stay tuned.



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

2018-2019 State Project: 
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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


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

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:
----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2018 SLC Awards Program Replay:
----->click here:
----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List



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