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Volunteering in Senior Homes:
How: Call up the senior home closest to you and ask how to sign up as a volunteer! The exact process varies among different homes, but always starts with getting in contact with the management of the home, typically by phone or email.
Requirements: Check with the senior home you plan to volunteer at for specific requirements, such as minimum age requirements and training needed. The more responsibility you will be taking on as a volunteer, the more training you will need to complete. Simply playing cards with a senior and other such simple tasks typically won’t require more than an informal orientation session, while taking care of hospice patients will likely involve intensive training.
What You Can Do as a Volunteer/Tips:
Reading to Elementary School Children:
“Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.” - Chinua Achebe
Last year we had the Blog Battle, but this year, Nevada FBLA presents to you the Facebook Face-Off! The Facebook Face-Off is an easier way to get involved and get recognized at the state level. If successful, your chapter will not only be recognized at State, but they will also receive assigned seating! Many chapters wake up very early just to claim seats where they can see the stage, but if you win, your chapter can enjoy some extra sleep!
Will your chapter be the one?
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is quite simple. Be the chapter with the most photos, comments, and original posts. Make sure that you indicate what chapter you are from!
There are certain things you should keep in mind. The photos and updates have to be relevant to FBLA and must of current events! All posts should be mainly about big events your chapter is holding. So, for example, a photo of the day or a photo of a chapter meeting would not be counted. But if a photo of your 1st chapter meeting or your chapter doing or promoting a community service project would be fantastic!
The Vice President of Public Relations, Rose Yi, will be keeping track of all of the posts posted from each chapter weekly. If you’d like an update on your chapter, feel free to email email@example.com to know where you are at in this competition or if you have any questions.
Good luck and happy posting!
As the year gets underway, you’re probably wondering how to get more involved with FBLA. I have good news! There’s a program targeted specifically for getting members involved in all levels of the organization- the Business Achievement Awards!
There are four tiers to the program- Future, Business, Leader, and America. Each level involves completing a variety of activities that will allow you to expand your knowledge of FBLA and the business world, perform service to others, and help your local chapter grow and succeed. Many of these are activities that you may already be doing, such as attending chapter meetings, making posters to advertise your chapter, or attending job shadowing events, so completing the BAA’s will be easy to fit into your schedule for the year.
Did I mention there are PRIZES for those who complete the Awards? Recipients of the Future, Business, and Leader Awards will be recognized with a pin at the State Business Leadership Conference in April. Those who complete the America Level will be recognized at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California! To make things even more exciting, winners at the America Level will also be able to choose from a $1,000 college scholarship or having their NLC trip paid for!
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to increase your involvement with FBLA this year. We hope to see you on stage as recipients of these awards!
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit” – Aristotle
Nevada FBLA, it is THAT time of the year again! Get into your competition mode! March of Dimes’ website, www.MarchforBabies.org is ready for team establishment!
Every FBLA chapter can establish a team on the March of Dimes website. Whether you’re in the Northern Reno or in the Southern Las Vegas, YOU can contribute your efforts and join in on this wonderful movement.
You can get donations from your neighbor, your coworker, your family, your friends… if you can dream it, you can do it! There are more people out there willing to contribute to this cause than you will ever imagine! All you have to do is ask!
Registering for a team is very simple. First, you will log into the MarchforBabies.org and establish or join a team depending on whether your chapter already established a team or not. Then, you will create your own personal profile and set an amount that you would like to raise as your goal. Then, you will establish a team or join a pre-established team. Your team can be either a “family team” or a “company, school, club, or organization team” depending on your unique situation. Then, you and your chapter are ready to go!
With the option of donating online, getting donations have never been easier. When you get donations, not only will YOU get credit for it, YOUR CHAPTER will also get credit for it! Now, you are probably thinking, well, what’s in it for me?
A prize of course! It’s not only for you, but also for your chapter.
If your chapter raises $100 per active member, then your chapter will be invited to a luncheon with business leaders, professional division members, and all the top-notch managers around the country.
Not only will this be a delicious luncheon filled with high quality meals, it will also be a tremendous chance for some professional networking. Join this movement today and establish your local chapter or join an established one. When you’ve done that, post it to our Facebook page and keep us updated on your progress!
If you are willing to go the extra step to help someone else, someone, someday, will do that for you too.
You can make a difference.
This year’s Fall Leadership Extravaganzas were roaring successes thanks to all of you awesome FBLA members who attended this event. On behalf of the State Officer Team, I would like to applaud everyone for supporting this conference and being such an energetic and engaging group of leaders. We hope that everyone who attended was able to take home a piece of leadership advice and apply it to both their studies and careers.
Let’s take a look back at what happened at the Las Vegas, Reno, and Elko Fall Leadership Extravaganzas!
At the beginning of each FLX, State Officer Teams from FBLA, DECA, and HOSA presented and introduction of FLX and highlights for the upcoming year in each respective organization. This year, the the State Officers look forward to making more chapter visits, increasing membership, and better communications throughout the state. After the presentations, Ryan Underwood, the CEO of TRI Leadership, gave a keynote address emphasizing the importance of starting our careers early as a member of FBLA.
After his powerful message, students were given an opportunity to attend workshops that focused on time management, social media networking, professional introductions, and working towards the future. Each workshop taught members the necessities to become awesome business leaders in the future. With everyone eager to learn more, the workshops progressed towards an etiquette lunch that taught members how to dine in a professional setting. Lunch was also a fantastic cross-organizational networking opportunity.
While everyone was still excited from lunch, we held a “Members Only” meeting. We kicked off with a visit from the March of Dimes, who talked to us about how Nevada FBLA as an organization, can make a huge difference in the lives of premature babies. Afterwards, a informative presentation on membership recruitment, regional conferences and social media campaign was given and showed our members opportunities to make an impact in Nevada FBLA.
The 2012 Fall Leadership Extravaganzas concluded on a successful note with presenting awards to chapters that went above and beyond throughout our conference. These conferences were a great success and the State Officers could not have done it without our members. Once again, the State Officer Team would like to congratulate and thank the members who took advantage of the Fall Leadership Extravaganzas.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” –Mahatma Gandhi
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers