“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! It seems as though November has flown by with Thanksgiving just around the corner. During this holiday season it is important to remain grateful for what we have, as well as. do our part in helping others who may not be as fortunate. 

To focus on lending a helping hand, North Carolina FBLA is beginning a new initiative, which I mentioned in my previous post–FBLA Cares. At the end of this post, I will be providing a list of items that we are asking you to donate at the Southeast Regional Competitive Events Conference on December 1. Remember, the chapters from across the state that donate the most items will receive preferred seating at the State Leadership Conference in March! It may even be effective to make this effort a competition among members in your own chapter, or even get your entire school involved. The FBLA Cares drive does not have to be limited to FBLA members and helping the community is a rewarding experience for anyone and everyone.

I hope everyone who attended a National Fall Leadership Conference had a wonderful time filled with networking opportunities, learning experiences, and exploring Buffalo, NY, St. Louis, MO, or New Orleans, LA! The state officer team was able to soak in the city of St. Louis and gained priceless knowledge from workshops and keynote speakers–and proudly represent North Carolina, of course!

As always, thank you so much for your dedication to FBLA, and I can’t wait to meet with you at the Regional Competitive Events Conference at Fayetteville Technical Community College on December 1!

Yours Truly,

Stephanie Godwin

FBLA Cares Items

  • Canned vegetables/soups/fruit
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese/dry soup mix
  • Dried beans
  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Pancake mix/syrup
  • Brownie/cookie mix
  • Pie crust mix/filling
  • Cake mix/frosting
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Flour/Bisquick
  • Powdered milk
  • Salt/pepper/other spices
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash/soap
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Hairbrushes/combs
  • Slippers/pajamas
  • Pens/pencils
  • Small notebooks
  • Adult coloring books/colored pencils
  • Small, individually wrapped candies
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Clorox wipes
  • Liquid Lysol
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Sink/shower cleaner

Dates to Remember


December 1 – RCEC at FTCC

December 6-9 – ACTE Convention (Nashville, TN)

December 10 – Non-Stop November ends

December 15 – Dues deadline to receive winter publications, Fall Stock Market Game ends

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