Tuesday, February 13, 2018
FBLA Week Overview
Chadron's FBLA chapter just concluded their FBLA week celebration in the school. FBLA week is celebrated locally, state wide, and nationally the 2nd week of February. At all three levels, a proclamation is signed by the authorities of each level to recognize FBLA and all the celebrations that will be taking place that week. Chapters are encouraged to publicize their activities. FBLA week is their week to shine; it is a time to celebrate and show thanks to people who make FBLA a success. It is also a great time to showcase what FBLA has to offer and promote it to students who are not members and, hopefully, will become future members!
Throughout the week, different activities were taking place encouraging the student body to be exposed to the world of business. Brenda Budler, one of the two advisers for Chadron FBLA said, "We usually try to follow whatever theme was chosen at the beginning of the year during the officer planning retreat. Depending upon the theme, we will choose events or days that correspond with the theme. However, pretty much every year we do have a chapter meeting at lunch and provide lunch for members, as well as, a speaker or another form of entertainment. This year we brought back the DataMatch survey, which went over very well. It has been 3 years since we have done this fundraiser. We also served lunch at Closer to Home as a community service event. The past few years we have done a fundraiser for Pennies for Patients and the local food pantry by playing the annoying music at breaks and paying a $1 to wear a hat. It is our goal to do good for others during our week of recognition."
Monday started off with a game board in the commons for students to play. Later in the day, a work night took place, as well as, the signing of the FBLA proclamation. The dress up day for Monday was crazy sock day.
As Tuesday came, the data-match results were available for purchase and students dressed up as twins for Twin Tuesday.
Wednesday encouraged the color green, as well as, day two of data-match sales.
On Thursday, a chapter meeting was held at lunch and was the last day that data-match results were sold. Members were told to wear their chapter shirts for the dress up day.
Finally, Friday came around and wrapped up the week. Students and staff took part in dressing up professionally and concluding the busy week.
Budler said, "I feel it was successful - it seems FBLA week is always during one of the busiest times of the year, so getting everyone involved in always a challenge. But for the most part - every member of the leadership team fulfilled the day they were in charge of and all events took place. I wish we could get more involvement from our chapter and student body when we choose school wide events such as dress up days - but even if we get a few members and/or student body to participate, we were successful."