Hari Vijay

Southwest Region Vice President


Hello Southwest Region!

September Update

I hope that your school year has started off strong and that local chapters are starting to get back into the swing of the new year! Please join the Southwest Region Remind by texting @ncfbla-sw to the number 81010. I will be sending out reminders periodically. You can also join by clicking here.

On September 7-8, the State Officers attended the NC FBLA Board Meeting where we participated in meaningful dialogue relating to the year’s activities. We also began planning next year’s SLC!



Newly Formed/Reactivated Chapters

This list highlights the chapters in our region that have joined NC FBLA since August 1. Each month I will give a shout out to those that joined from the last update, and these schools will also be recognized at RCEC and the SLC Regional Rally. To start off, we have ACE Academy and Hunter Huss High School!

  • ACE Academy
  • Hunter Huss High School

Let’s watch this list grow together!

Creating New Chapters

One of my goals for this year is for us to create new chapters by contacting feeder schools! If you are a middle school chapter and your local high school does not currently have an FBLA chapter, contact them to try and get one started! If you are a high school chapter and your local middle school does not have a chapter, please reach out as well. If you email me the school that have a FBLA Chapter, I would be more than happy to contact that school myself, also, in order to explain the benefits of starting FBLA! If you get your feeder school to start a chapter, your school will be recognized at RCEC and/or Regional Rally at SLC.

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2018 National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC)

This year, one of the three National Fall Leadership Conferences will be held in Charlotte, NC from November 16-17, 2018. I encourage all of you to attend this conference, as it is in our very own region! Please note that October 20 is the Early Bird Registration Deadline for this conference. Click here for more information.

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2018 Regional Competitive Events Conference (RCEC)

The 2018 RCEC will be held on December 1 at Marvin Ridge High School, with the backup date, December 15. I encourage you all to begin to think of possible events to compete in and to mark that date on your calendar. Look at the Tables of Competitive Events page on the Competitive Event Programs here to see the events at regionals use the national website to obtain a description of the event.There are plenty of events for both high school and middle school students. Please note that membership dues should be mailed by October 20 in order to compete at RCEC, so that the national office has enough time to post the members by November 1. There is an SAT scheduled nationwide for December 1 as well so I ask that you plan ahead and try to work RCEC into your schedule!

Important Contacts

State Adviser:        Mary Jane Thomas

NC Department of Public Instruction

Regional Adviser: Troy Burns

Marvin Ridge High School

Board Member:    Jennifer Luper

Lincolnton High School

Contact information can be found here, on the NCFBLA website under the ‘Contacts’ tab. Feel free to email any of the four of us with questions throughout the year!

Final Notes

Please join the Southwest Region Remind by texting @ncfbla-sw to the number 81010. I will be sending out reminders periodically through it. You can also join by clicking here.

If you would like me to visit your chapter at some point in the year, please contact me and I will do my best to come! Once again, I look forward to working with all of you throughout the year!




Hari Vijay

NC FBLA Southwest Region VP


C: 704-619-4654

Instagram: @harivijay_fbla