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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
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

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.
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https://pafbla.wufoo.com/forms/syv4sk10z7mbot/

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
 

National Leadership Conference Information

FBLA National Leadership Conference -- June 27-July 3, 2019
San Antonio, Texas

Promotional Video https://youtu.be/FnZFBbxqOrQ

Contact Bruce Boncal regardingbboncal@pafbla.us
1.  Student(s) not able to compete at the NLC
2.  NLC event entry forms
3.  NLC travel invoicing and payments
4.  Procedure for sending invoices to individual families for payment
5.  Pre-judged items upload instructions
6.  NLC registration

Contact Janet Skiles regardingjskiles@pafbla.us
1.  NLC travel package questions
2.  NLC travel forms
3.  NLC lodging
4.  NLC tours
5.  NLC optional ground transportation


Critical Deadlines:

August 01, 2019:   Deadline for $200 reimbursement for NLC qualifying students.

Documents Distributed at NLC Orientation Meeting in Hershey, April 9
1.  Steps to Participating at the National Leadership Conference
2.  NLC Travel Package with Pricing Information (contains pricing information)
Transportation from Pennsylvania locations to your departing airport on June 27 will be billed separately and is in addition to the published travel package pricing.  Transportation from arrival airports on July 3 to Pennsylvania locations will be billed separately and is in addition to the published travel package pricing.


Travel Package Online Forms
Once competitors and advisers/guest/chaperones have been finalized, confirmed, and traveling to the NLC, follow these steps in completing the necessary online forms.
Definition:  Gold Plan -- traveling on full, comprehensive PA FBLA travel package
Definition:  Blue Plan -- traveling on limited PA FBLA travel package
Definition:  Commuter -- traveling independently; making own travel arrangements, but yet attending the NLC

Step 01.  NLC Event Entry Form  (all events, including ML qualifiers)
------->due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue, Commuter

Step 02.  Complete Online NLC Registration
------->due to national office May 17, 2019, for lowest cost registration fee
------->Who?  Gold, Blue, Commuter
------->DO NOT send NLC registration payments to PA FBLA; send to national office

Step 03.  Form A.  Instructions -- NLC Travel Deposit -- $300 per person
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Form A.  NLC Travel Deposit Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue

Step 04.  Form B.  Instructions -- Travel Package Selection
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Form B.  NLC Travel Package Selection Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue

Step 05.   Form C.  Instructions -- Airline Passenger Form
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form

-------> Form C.  Airline Passenger Online Form Link (one per person)
------->
due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue

Step 06.  Form D.  Instructions -- NLC Hotel Rooming List
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
------->  Form D.  NLC Hotel Rooming List Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue

Step 07.  Form E.  Instructions -- NLC Shirt Order Form
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Form E.  NLC Shirt Order Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue

Step 08.  Form F.  Instructions -- Blue Package Add-on Items
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Form F.  NLC Blue Package Add-on Items Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Blue

Step 09.  Form G.  Instructions -- NLC Optional Items Travel Package Add-ons
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Form G. NLC Optional Travel Package Add-ons Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019

Step 10.  Form H.  Instructions -- Schlitterbahn Waterpark
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Form H. NLC Optional Schlitterbahn Waterpark Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019

Step 11.  Form I.  Instructions -- North Star Mall
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Form I. NLC Optional North Star Mall Online Form Link
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue

Step 12.  Form J.  Instructions -- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
-------> due to state office April 24, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue

Step 13.  NLC Event Administrator Duty Selection Online Selection Form
-------> due to state office April 30, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue, Commuter

Step 14.  Instructions.  Participants with Special Dietary Needs
read this entire instructions document before completing the online form
-------> Participants with Special Dietary Needs Online Form Link
-------> due to state office June 14, 2019
------->Who?  Gold, Blue (if purchasing optional meals)


Other NLC Forms
09.  Complete NLC Guide -- see pages 9 and 12 for FBLA general and competitive events schedules
10.  Executive Director Congratulations Letter
11.  NLC Financing Policy -- $200 Reimbursement Information
12.  NLC Accountability Card -- distributed at Pennsylvania meeting
13.  NLC Dress Code
-------> dress code flyer
14.  NLC Student Emergency Form -- due to state office May 22, 2019
15.  NLC Adviser/Guest/Chaperone Emergency Form -- due to state office May 22, 2019
16.  NLC Accompanying Form with Administrative Contact Information -- due to state office May 22, 2019
17.  NLC Delegate Code of Conduct -- due to state office May 22, 2019
18.  NLC Intern Application
19.  NLC $200 Reimbursement Check Request Form (closed until the NLC)
20.  NLC Test/Evaluation Form (closed until the NLC)


Gold Package Plan (all inclusive):
01.  Six nights' lodging at Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.
02.  Round-trip airfare, 2 checked bags, airport to hotel to airport shuttle bus transfers.
------->Departure/return cities:  Baltimore, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
03.  "Meet & Greet" service and onsite staff assistance for the week.
04.  Educational river boat cruise of San Antonio.
05.  Texas Rodeo in the Hill Country at a working ranch with dinner.
06.  Mexican Fiesta at LaVillita.
07.  Dinner, entertainment, and dancing at the Buckhorn Saloon.
08.  PA FBLA conference shirt and trading pin; sports bag.
09.  Baggage tags and sports pack.
10.  Taxes and gratuities.


Blue Package Plan (a la carte):
01.  Six nights' lodging at Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.
02.  Round-trip airfare, 2 checked bags, airport to hotel to airport shuttle bus transfers.
------->Departure/return cities:  Baltimore, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
03.  "Meet & Greet" service and onsite staff assistance for the week.
04.  PA FBLA conference shirt and trading pin; sports bag.
05.  Baggage tags and sports pack.
06.  Taxes and gratuities.
07.  Optional a la carte purchases: 
     a.  Educational Riverboat Cruise of San Antonio.
     b.  Texas Rodeo in the Hill Country at a working ranch with dinner.
     c.  Mexican Fiesta at LaVillita.
     d.  Dinner, entertainment, and dancing at the Buckhorn Saloon.
 


 


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


Regional Chapter Information:
http://www.lls.org/central-pennsylvania
http://www.lls.org/eastern-pennsylvania
http://www.lls.org/western-pennsylvania-west-virginia
2018-2019 State Project: 
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

http://www.lls.org

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

Receipts will be emailed to the chapter adviser by the PA FBLA State Treasurer.

Contributions that qualify for the SLC state project awards will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the SLC headquarters office.  Otherwise, contributions for the LLS state project may be mailed to the state office until June 30, 2019.

February 20, 2019:  Received by deadline for contributions that qualify for the 2018-19 Outstanding Chapter Criteria.

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
mangle@pafbla.us

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXhxi3gJyJY
----->click here:  Complete NLC Awards Winners List

2018 SLC Awards Program Replay:
----->click here:  www.thinkcybis.com/pafbla-live
----->click here:  Complete SLC Awards Winners List


 

 


 
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