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Chapter Visits

By Landi Goddard, Eastern Region VP

“What an awesome day it was yesterday. I so enjoyed getting the FBLA kids together to have some fun and learn about the opportunities that are available for all of them. Your members did such an outstanding job communicating and connecting with the Jackpot students. A huge "Thank You" for taking the time to drive all the way up here and be so professional in the job that you all did. Also, I have to say that the FBLA students adapted so perfectly to our school here and were very down-to-earth in how they encouraged the potential members here at Jackpot. It was a perfect day!” Mr. Thiele, Jackpot Advisor.

Last year the Jackpot chapter only had five members but due to our chapter visit in September they have grown to sixteen members! I am thrilled to announce that Jackpot has completed both aspects of the 7 members or 5% membership campaign! They went above and beyond and have grown by eleven members, which is a 320% increase!! This is a great way to start off the year, and I couldn’t be happier since this was my very first chapter visit.

This membership increase is astonishing, and proves that doing chapter visits is the best way to spike membership. It’s a fact. Students listen to their peers. My State Officers and I are much more effective at encouraging students to join FBLA because we have walked in their shoes and know why we joined and what convinced us, so we know the best ways to persuade them to join.

I look forward to my chapter visits, because I know I am helping students understand the importance of being involved in a CTSO, particularly FBLA. I have already completed two chapter visits and can honestly say they give me energy and encourage me to continue visiting more and more, so that I can spread my knowledge throughout the schools in the Eastern Region. I’ve met so many new and passionate people and I can’t wait to see them at the Leadership Rally!

If you want to see these amazing benefits in your own chapter, please request a chapter visit on the FBLA website! All you have to do is go to nevadafbla.org/chapter-visits and fill out a request form!

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