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Hello North Carolina FBLA!

Hannah Starling

October Update

I hope everyone has had a great start to their school year! I understand school can be busy near the beginning of the year, but it is essential to get in your first local chapter meeting as soon as possible. The quicker you have your first meeting, the more you can get accomplished throughout the year. If you are in need of first chapter meeting ideas, do not be afraid to contact any of the state officers. 
What’s Up?
This year, North Carolina FBLA is focusing on Community Service. On February 24th, 2018, North Carolina will have a Statewide Community Service Day. Within your local chapters, plan a community service project to carry out on this day. After you have it completed, send in your photos and summaries to your respective regional vice president. By the end of the day, the region with the most active chapters will receive preferred seating at the closing ceremony of the State Leadership Conference. You can also check out the FBLA National website ( and donate to the relief fund made by the national office – and that’s what’s up!
 Dates to Remember
  • October 6
    NFLC—Buffalo, New York: Early bird Registration deadline
  • October 9
    Fall Stock Market Game Registration deadline
  • October 11
  • October 13
    NFLC—St. Louis, Missouri: Early bird registration deadline.
  • October 16
    Lifesmarts Fall Competition begins
  • October 20
    Membership deadline for fall publications and chapter/state membership awards at NFLCs
    Super Sweeps ends
    NFLC—New Orleans, Louisiana: Early bird registration deadline
  • October 24
    Virtual Business Finance Fall Challenge competitive event begins
    Virtual Business Management Fall Challenge competitive event begins

For the road….
Why do ghosts like to ride in elevators? – It raises their spirits!
When is it bad luck to be followed by a black cat? – When you’re a mouse!
Why didn’t the skeleton want to go to school? -Because his heart wasn’t in it!
Why are ghosts so bad at lying? – Because you can see right through them!
What do you get when you cross a witch with sand? -A sandwich! 

Until next time, North Carolina – 
 Hannah Starling
State President
Twitter – NC__FBLA
Snapchat – @ncfbla2016