| The Brantley
County Future Business Leaders of America held their officer installation on September 21,
1999. The candlelight installation ceremony was held at Jeff Davis High FBLA.
The installation ceremony was followed by refreshments. All members were invited to
| At our
school, clubs are allowed to meet once a semester during the actual school day.
Other general meetings/activities are held about once a month after school.
initial chapter meeting is held at the first of school for anyone interested in joining or
learning more about FBLA. At this meeting, our male officers dressed up as wrestlers
for the Tom Wat World Wrestling Federation, and our female officers walked across stage
displaying tips for selling Tom Wat. This was done to motivate our members to sell
Tom Wat merchandise.
fall our Administration holds an orientation meeting for each class. At these
orientation meetings, items pertinent for that class are discussed. Every student
organization has the opportunity to send representatives to each of these meetings in
order to promote their club. This year our President attended each of these meetings
and encouraged students to join FBLA. He discussed meetings, activities, projects,
and socials as well as the goals of FBLA.
chapter held executive board meetings twice a week at the beginning of the year to plan
and discuss upcoming activities such as fundraising, member recruitment, officer
installation, and planning for our area fairbooth. The Executive Board meetings are
now held when needed.
chapter participated in "Rush Week" activities in order to encourage students to
join FBLA. During this week, we visited classrooms, utilized our recruitment video,
sponsored a social, and held our first meeting of the year.
chapter promoted FBLA Week by holding a Bowling Party, sponsoring a "Job Shadow
Day," taking a field trip, and having a guest speaker to come in.
|Go for the
| Our chapter
participates in the national award program "Go for the Gold." Some
activities we fulfilled in order to win this recognition were inviting a school official
to participate in a chapter activity and participating in a chapter activity and
participating in fundraising projects. We have received this recognition for the
past five years.
FBLA members paying his or her dues during rush week were treated to an "Ice Cream
Social" after school.
| We gave
the new teachers here at Brantley County High School a warm welcome. We presented
them with a Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus as a small token of appreciation.
| During FBLA
Week, we sponsored a bowling party for our members at King's Lanes in Waycross.
December 14, 1999, we invited our members to an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. After
the party, we attended a home basketball game, as a group. This year's party was
extra special because it was provided by the Pierce County FBLA chapter.
| We are
currently planning a trip to the Wild Adventures Theme Park in Lake Park, Georgia.
Members will be able to ride amusement rides, listen to a concert, see the animals, and
Employer Appreciation Banquet:
| The officers
and members of our organization utilized their leadership skills to carry out this
banquet. Employers, parents, administration, and special guests made positive
comments about the success, maturity, and motivation of our students.
Agricultural Fair Educational Exhibit:
October, our club enters a booth in the Okefenokee Agricultural Fair. This exhibit
is placed in the "Junior Community" educational division where we compete
against other youth organizations in neighboring counties.
club held its annual pumpkin decorating contest in October. Members were challenged
to make their entry look like their favorite teacher. The winners received a pair of
members were treated to a "Business Social" in May to practice their table
etiquette skills in a professional setting.