I hope your school year is off to a year start! I know the NC FBLA is eager to get the year started!
We have so many great activities planned. Keep checking the officers’ monthly posts to stay up to date. My last posts can be found here.

Starting off the school year right is imperative to having a successful FBLA year. Get the conversation started with your adviser regarding your first meeting! Some important topics could include: membership, fundraiser ideas, community service, and events for your RCEC. The membership deadline is October 20 so be sure to get your dues sent in by then. Community service can be done any time, everyone always benefits from this! Be sure to find out when your respective RCEC is, as well as, the events that compete there.

Remember your national program opportunities! For example, the BAAs, or Business Achievement Awards, are activities run 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 help teach 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 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.

Lastly, I want to share some important dates with you. The entire NC FBLA calendar can be found here.. Some highlights include:
October 20: Membership deadline
November 1: NC FBLA State Office application deadline
November 10-11: NFLC in St. Louis, MO
December-January: RCEC, check with your respective regional VP to find your exact date
February 4-10: FBLA-PBL week
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
c. 336.553.7708
Instagram: theemmagodwin