Parliamentarian

December

As the holidays approach, it is always great to relax and spend time with family and friends. Your NC FBLA family is here and is happy to hear all of the great things you accomplish!

This is the best time of year to figure out and prepare for your competitive event. Talk to your adviser if you have any questions, and practice, practice, practice!! If your event is at the state level, decide soon so you have ample opportunity to prepare.

Regionals

Congratulations to all of the regional winners! If your regional competition is still coming up, good luck to you! I am looking forward to attending the Triad RCEC in January. Be sure to bring items for FBLA Cares, NC FBLA’s community service project. These items can include any kind of personal care items, check with your region to be sure exactly what you should bring!


Remember, your national program opportunities! For example, the BAAs, or Business Achievement Awards, are activities through the national office. They consist of four parts: Future, Business, Leader, and America. Getting gradually more difficult, the levels of BAAs and their activities are designed to help you get out into your community and gain real world skills through application.

Parliamentary Procedure Tips

As your parliamentarian, one of my responsibilities is to share user-friendly parliamentary procedure tips and tricks. Check back here each month for a new one! All past parliamentary procedure tips can be found here. This month, we will learn about committees. Committees are used for smaller, more intensive projects within your chapter. To form a committee, your president will designate a chair for a specific committee. It is now up to the committee to meet separately for their respective assignment. Committees work especially well with a large delegation, as more members can get involved.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Lastly, I want to share some important dates with you. The entire NC FBLA calendar can be found here.. Some highlights include:
December-January: RCEC, check with your respective regional VP to find your exact date
February 4-10: FBLA-PBL week

February 24: NC FBLA Community Service Day
March 19-21: State Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC

Stay tuned for more information on all the above, as well as new events as they come closer.

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Emma Godwin
NC FBLA State Parliamentarian
Wheatmore High School
email: parliamentarian@ncfbla.org
c. 336.553.7708
Instagram: theemmagodwin