“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that your impact lasts in your absence.”  -Sheryl Sandberg

Stephanie Godwin

Southeast Region Vice President




Greetings, Southeast Region! As October sweeps across the nation, FBLA season is in full swing! Although these initial months are quiet, they are vital to the success of your FBLA chapter! October is a wonderful time to get a headstart on preparing the rest of the year in many different ways, such as fundraising or getting a headstart on your chapter’s community service project. Of course, October is also a great time to focus on boosting membership! I recommend getting the month started by celebrating your members with an induction ceremony–they are a low cost, effective way to celebrate your local chapter!

This month is the gateway to the whirlwind of FBLA events that will fill all of our calendars–starting with the National Fall Leadership Conference in November and going on to the Regional Competitive Events Conference on December 1! This year, RCEC will be held at Fayetteville Technical Community College as it has been in past years. Remember, many competitions start at the regional level, and in order to compete at the State Leadership Conference in March in these events, you must place at RCEC. That being said, I encourage you all to get started early and prepare as much as possible for your event! Also, don’t forget to check out the various workshops we will be offering. They are all going to be informative as well as entertaining, and I’m sure the hardest part of the conference will be choosing which ones to attend! I am beyond excited for this event and cannot wait to spend the day meeting with you all!

As always, thank you so much for your continued dedication to NC FBLA, and I can’t wait to see you all at the National Fall Leadership Conference this November in St. Louis, Missouri!

Yours Truly,

Stephanie Godwin

Dates to Remember

October 11 – Webinar: NFLCs

October 13 – NFLC: St. Louis, Missouri Early bird registration deadline

October 16 – LifeSmarts Fall Competition Begins

October 6 – 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

November 1-30 – Prematurity Awareness Month

November 1 – Non-Stop November begins

November 3-4 – NFLC: Buffalo, New York

November 10 – LifeSmarts Fall Competition ends

November 10-11 – NFLC: St. Louis, Missouri


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