NC FBLA State Parliamentarian


Hello, NC FBLA!

My name is Emma Godwin, and I am returning as your state parliamentarian! I am a senior at Wheatmore High School this year. I, as well as the rest of the officer team, are so excited for what we have planned this year. Be sure to check back regularly at our pages for any upcoming announcements.

State Officer Updates

So far, the state officer team and I have had the opportunity to attend State Officer Training, National Leadership Conference, CTE Summer Conference, and a board meeting. At State Officer Training, we got to meet officers from other CTSOs in North Carolina as well as participate in leadership activities. Most excitingly, we planned and prepared things for the upcoming year, such as the state theme, “65 Years: Legacy of Success.” At NLC, we traveled to Baltimore, Maryland. This was an amazing experience: meeting and networking with state officers from all across the country, competing in my event, and watching other events. I loved getting to see the hard work North Carolina’s participants put in pay off. In July, the state officer team and I attended the CTE Summer Conference. This was a great opportunity to meet the advisers that help make FBLA possible. We also presented a social media workshop. In September, the officer team attended the NC FBLA Board meeting in Raleigh. This was a great chance for our officer team to get some work done and begin planning for SLC in March! 

Remember that the second membership deadline is January 18. This is imperative for members wishing to compete at state competition. Encourage your friends to come to meetings, learn about FBLA, and get involved. That is the best way to spread the word through your school! Be sure to send us pictures of anything your chapter does. It could make our page!


This past week, your state officer team had the opportunity to travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the National Fall Leadership Conference. We were able to see the sights of the city, network with people from the east coast and attend awesome workshops. One of my favorite workshops was from a speaker showing us how to keep meetings interesting. He suggested setting a five minute timer at the beginning of every meeting to allow members to catch up and talk about some non-FBLA things. This gives them a chance to bond about things other than the organization which will bring your chapter closer together. After the timer goes off, start the order of business for the day! Members will be refreshed, engaged, and excited for the meeting.


As your state parliamentarian, one of my responsibilities is to help teach user-friendly parliamentary procedure tips and tricks. Check back here each month for a new one! This month, we will learn how to make a motion.  First, you must obtain the floor. If you’re unsure of how to do so, look back at last month’s tip. Once you have the floor, begin by saying, “I move that…” followed by what you want to achieve. Depending on the type of motion, it will be seconded. We will discuss that in a future post, so be sure to come back frequently. Motions help form a clear and concise message throughout your meeting. It will also help minutes be complete.Contact me with any questions!

Later this month, North Carolina will be hosting the NFLC in Charlotte! The officer team will be in attendance there. We hope to see you!

Please remember these important dates:

Nov 1- Nonstop November begins

Nov. 9-10 – Albuquerque NFLC

Nov. 16-17- Charlotte NFLC

December- RCEC, check with your regional VP for your date and location!

Click here for the extensive calendar!


Emma Godwin
NC FBLA State Parliamentarian
Wheatmore High School
c. 336.553.7708
Instagram: theemmagodwin