Caroline McFee

Western Region VP

“Your attitude determines your direction.” 


To the Western Region,

I hope you have had a good start to the school year and are already recruiting for the upcoming FBLA year. Of course, it is always a goal to increase membership within our chapters and region; so, here are tips for increasing membership at your school’s chapter:

  • Enthusiasm: Talking to your friends is an easy way to start;  you know them and they trust you enough to understand why FBLA is such a great opportunity. However, I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and invite someone outside of your friend group to join FBLA. Your enthusiasm will be contagious, encouraging more members, and making your chapter unstoppable.
  • Post: Social media is one of the easiest ways to recruit members. Almost everyone has a social media account such as Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat. I encourage you to post the fun things your chapter does. Your followers will become curious and begin to see they should join too.
  • Advertise: Create posters and flyers to hang around your school to catch people’s attention. Talk about upcoming events and why you are excited about them. You can even mention community service work. Many people are very interested in gaining community service hours for their college applications.

These are just a few ways to increase membership. I encourage you to be creative and have fun with your members! Continue to prepare for regional competition and always remember to represent the Western Region with spirit.

Important Dates

Online Membership Registration is open NOW!

October 18th – Early bird registration deadline for St. Louis NFLC

October 20th – Membership dues need to be in the mail!  

November 1st – Non-Stop November begins

November 1st – Receipt deadline for Regional Competitive Events

National Fall Leadership Conference:

  • Buffalo, New York (November 3-4)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (November 10-11) The NCFBLA State Officer Team will be attending St. Louis.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana (November 17-18)

November 15th – American Enterprise Day

Regional Competitive Events Conference: December 1st at Mountain Heritage High School

Click HERE to access the NCFBLA Calendar of Activities for 2017-2018.


Stay in Touch 

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Caroline McFee

NC FBLA Western Region Vice President

Email: westernvp@ncfbla.org