I hope your school year is off to a good start! I know NC FBLA is eager to hear all of the great things you and your local chapters complete! 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.

By now, your chapter should have had your first meeting. If not, don’t worry! You still have a little bit of time. Have an interest meeting to show people what NC FBLA is all about. Just remember, the membership deadline is October 20 so be sure to get your dues sent in by then. If you have had more than one meeting, be sure to discuss community service, chapter gatherings, and RCEC! These are the fun parts of chapter activities. 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.

National Councils

Huge congratulations are in order to the following NC FBLA members: Hannah Starling, Taylor McCarthy, and Everson Moran! They have each made a national council. This is a great way to get experience on the national level! Be sure to tell them congratulations if you happen to be in contact with them.

I could not be more excited to serve on the National Parliamentarian’s Council!

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 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 what the correct order of business is during a meeting. While this may seem trivial, it is an essential part of having your meeting run efficiently every time. The correct order is: opening of the meeting, minutes, reports of committees, completion of unfinished business, new business, and adjournment. It’s essential to follow this order as best as possible; this systematic approach keeps the meeting running as everyone knows what to expect. 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:
October 20: Membership deadline
November 1: NC FBLA State Office application deadline
November 10-11: NFLC in St. Louis, MO-State officers will be in attendance
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