NC FBLA Central Region
Welcome Central Region FBLA Members and Advisers!
Bonjour Central Region!
I am always excited to post a new update on what I have been doing as your Central Region Vice President as I always have so much to share! I would like to congratulate those who started their first day of school in the last two or three weeks; it is truly a task to get up out of bed at 6 am on that first day of school, but you guys did it! I hope everyone’s first day of classes and first homework assignments went well and that you all excelled like I know the Central region does!
Just remember, as the first day of school comes and passes, your first day of FBLA will also come and EVERYONE should be excited about that!
I want to utilize this post to update you all on the official RCEC details and share with you what I can for you to prepare and look forward to December. Please make sure you take careful note of the RCEC details and share them with your chapter and others in your region as we want everyone in the Central Region to attend the RCEC this Winter!
I will keep this page updated with RCEC information as the months come along, and I will send out an email notification if there is any change in details such as date, cost, time, etc.
Regional Conference Information
The 2016-2017 Regional Competitive Events Conference in the Central Region will be held on December 3rd, 2016 beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m.
The RCEC will be held at Kinston High School in Kinston, North Carolina, my home town.
We will have the following schedule which is *TENTATIVE*
7:45 A.M. – Students begin arriving at Kinston High School
8:00 A.M. – Kinston High School Performing Arts Center Opens
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. – Registration will begin ——– @ Kinston High School Performing Arts Center Lobby
9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. – Opening Session ——– @ KHS Performing Arts Center Auditorium
9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – Competitive Events & Workshops Will Begin——– @KHS “Main Building”
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. – Lunch ——– @ KHS Cafeteria
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. – Entertainment ——– @KHS PAC Auditorium ¹
2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. – Awards of Excellence Program ——– @KHS PAC Auditorium ²
¹ – The Entertainment has yet to be decided, a poll will be sent out to the region to determine our entertainment
² – The Awards of Excellence program may be pushed up or back in time depending on how quickly the judges deliberate
This schedule is extremely tentative, as the times may change slightly to accommodate the various programs throughout the day. A final schedule will be sent by October 31st to each member of the Central Region and the November regional post will also contain this schedule Please plan accordingly.
Registration packets for the RCEC will be sent out in late September. If you have not received your registration packet by October 10th, 2016, please contact me immediately! At this point in time, registration is set at $30 and is not projected to raise before the registration period begins.
The competitive events offered at the RCEC are as follows:
High School Events
Middle School Events
|Accounting I (Objective Test)||Business Math (Objective Test)|
|Business Calculations (Objective Test)||Career Exploration (Objective Test)|
|Business Communication (Objective Test)||FBLA Creed (Performance Event)|
|Computer Applications (Objective Test/Home Site Test)||Introduction to Business Communication-Formerly Proofreading & Editing (Objective Test)|
|Database Design & Application (Objective Test/Home Site Test)||Public Speaking (Performance Event)|
|Business Leader (Performance Event)||High School Events|
|Introduction to Business Procedures (objective test) 9th & 10th Grade only||Networking Concepts|
|Introduction to Information Technology (objective test) 9th & 10th Grade only||Public Speaking I (Performance Event)|
|Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (objective test) 9th & 10th Grade only||Public Speaking II (Performance Event)|
|Job Interview (Performance Event)||NCBEA Outstanding Student (pre-judged packets and Performance – Interview)|
|Spreadsheet Applications (HS) Objective Test/Home Site Test)||Word Processing (Objective Test / Home Site Test)|
*Middle Level Events are colored in blue*
A chart of this will be distributed in the next adviser email in mid-September!
Advisers, you will be receiving a second email from me containing important regional information when we begin to assemble registration packets. Please feel free to email me with any concerns you may have such as student registration errors, food allergies, questions, and any program suggestions you would like to see at the RCEC. I will do my best to accommodate each chapter as I am able.
Advisers, if you have not received any emails or correspondence from me, please email me as soon as possible so that I may catch you up on our region’s happenings.
Advisers and students, please use these tips as you plan your first chapter events, and as your FBLA begins to grow over the school year. I included these tips in my last regional post, though they are still relevant.
#1 – Induction Ceremony
Induction Ceremonies are a great way to get your members excited for a year in NC FBLA! Generally, they are held after the dues for new members have been paid and before the NFLC and RCEC! The best time I have found to hold them is around October. Members can be active in the chapter before they are inducted, but the induction is a great formal way to welcome them to into an amazing organization, and to have your members inducted in a public setting, introduced to each-other, and to jump into NC FBLA!
#2 – Meet and Greet
Much like an induction ceremony, meet and greets are a great way for members to meet your professional division members, members of your local school boards, and any other significant figures in your respective chapters. This is a great event that can be done very easily, and that allows for your FBLA to connect and network with members of the community! This networking can and will come in handy later!
#3 – Job Fair
Job Fairs are a great way to get your entire school involved with an FBLA event! Have your members go to local businesses in your community and recruit those willing to help with a job fair. Your members can learn about the different types of careers in your area, and will be able to promote FBLA in the job fair!
#4 – Job Shadowing
Much like a job fair, members can job shadow at local businesses in your area! This is a great way for members to find out what exactly goes in in a particular career field and allows for members to connect with individual members of businesses!
#5 – Fundraisers
Most everyone in NC FBLA I’m sure loves money! FBLA Members always seem to be more involved and excited when there is money involved; hence, host a fundraiser! Members will be excited to raise money for their organization so they can attend conferences, host events, and have less financial burden. Fundraisers are a great way to showcase your chapter to the community, and to raise money!
These are just a few things to get your FBLA into swing, and some events you can host or sponsor to show the community your FBLA’s involvement!
Please let me know if you have any questions on any of these events, or if you would like to see some of your State Officer team at your events!
I anticipate hearing from all of the chapters in the Central region and I hope to share your many successes in NC FBLA!
Welcome back to school and back to FBLA everyone!
Thank-you so much,
Central Region VP
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Mid October – National Dues Deadline
November 18th & 19th – NFLC in Dallas, Texas
December 3rd 2016 — RCEC (Regional Competitve Event Conference) at Kinston High School
December 17th 2016 — RCEC (Regional Competitve Event Conference) at Kinston High School (MAKEUP DATE IF NECESSARY)
Brandon Matthew Standley
Central Region Vice President
If you have any questions, feel free to email me!