during State Officer Training at Kutshers Country Club, , the five
standing committees of the State Officer Team determine the primary goals
for our state association to strive for each year. The five standing
committees, their members and their goals are all outlined here.
>>In addition, the yearly state Program of Work is outlined here, divided
up by committee - the Program of Work is the cumulative term for the steps
each committee has recommended to the entire State Officer Team to take
throughout the year to create and run programs that motivate and inspire
members to collectively achieve the state goals.
>>The instructions for the entire program of work can be found in the
first issue of the FBLA EXPRESS.
>>The State Officer Team is sponsoring the "State Success Award" this year to reward those chapters who contribute to
the most areas of the 2004-2005 NYS FBLA Program of Work. More information
about that program is available on the bottom of this page.
Community Service Committee>>
Chairperson: Steve Calebrese, State Parliamentarian
Vice Chairperson: Jon Conlon
year an estimated 106,300 people in the United States are diagnosed with a
blood related cancer.
These cancers account for 10.5% of all cancer deaths.
Every nine minutes another person dies from leukemia, lymphoma or
In hopes of remedying this, we are pleased to announce that this
year’s New York state charity is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest
voluntary organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research,
education and patient services.
how you can help!
The Community Service Committee has developed the “Light the Way
for Leukemia” program in which members sell their district-designated
colored paper candles to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma
At the State Leadership Conference, we will display the candles and
“Light the Way for Leukemia!”
Our goal is to raise $5500, so it very important that we get to an
On the national level, we will be continuing our 30 year
partnership with the March of Dimes Foundation.
Our goal is to raise $1500 for is worthwhile organization.
In order to achieve this goal, we will take part in two programs:
Blue Jeans for Babies and Brainstorm for Babies.
To participate in Blue Jeans for Babies, chapters designate a day
in November where students at their school wear blue jeans and pay a
dollar to support the March of Dimes.
Those who support Blue Jeans for Babies will have the opportunity
to purchase t-shirts and pins for the March of Dimes on that day.
Brainstorm for Babies is a program in which chapters design and
implement original fundraising projects to raise additional funds for the
March of Dimes.
order to encourage community service in your local chapters, we will be
continuing the “Local Community Service Projects” program.
Chapters create and implement their own community service projects
to benefit their local communities and submit a form to be recognized.
Future Business Leaders of America, we strive to uphold our motto of
Service Education, Progress, so let’s do all we can to benefit these
organizations as we are “Piecing the Puzzle of Success!”
Community Service Committee plans to increase awareness of, involvement in
at least $5500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and $1500 for the
Foundation. In order to help us achieve this goal we have set up several
help motivate our membership. Postmark
all forms by January 7, 2005!
Jeans for Babies
packets will be distributed at the Fall District Meeting. Chapters are to
found in the packet detailing how the competition will work. All
will receive a ribbon at the State Leadership Conference. The chapter
which raises the
money via this project will be recognized at the State Leadership
and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser
chapter which raises the most money for this charity will receive a plaque
at the State
Conference. Second and third place winners will receive certificates at
Conference. Certificates of Participation will be distributed to chapters
$100.00 for this charity. Money will be raised through a “Coin
Challenge” and our new
of “Light the Way for Leukemia”, in which chapters will sell paper
candles in their
chapter which raises the most money for this charity will receive a
certificate at the State
Conference. Second and third place winners will also receive a certificate
Leadership Conference. Certificates of Participation will be distributed
to chapters that
over $100.00 for this charity. In order to further benefit the March of
Dimes, we will be
“Brainstorm for Babies”, in which local chapters will fundraise for
their own creative way. The Committee will choose which local chapter will
the State Leadership Conference.
of Dimes Fundraiser
Local Community Service Project
chapters will create and implement their own community service project.
involve at least 30% of the local chapter’s membership. Each
participating chapter that
this requirement and successfully completes a project will receive a
certificate at the
Leadership Conference. Every participating chapter will receive a ribbon
at the State
information can be found in the FBLA Express. Also, please fee free to
Committe Chair, Steven Calebrese at: StateParli@nysfbla.org
NYS FBLA Parliamentarian
7 Jodi Ct.
Stomrville, NY 12582
year the membership committee has established essential goals to increase
the membership in New York State to 5500 members. We also plan on
recruiting and/or reactivating 15 new chapters and reaching our goal of
220 Professional Division members. Finally, we plan on publishing to the
New York State Website a membership recruitment facility in which members
will find useful information about FBLA and more information regarding the
competitions involving membership.
is a very imperative base of FBLA and after a decline in the membership
the previous year, we are eager to improve but all of your help is needed.
We have implemented and continued programs to help us reach our goals for
have continued from last year the “Membership Madness” program in
which each member recruits five new members. We are also continuing the
“Chapter Chartering Challenge,” in which local chapters charter or
reactivate at least two new chapters. In an effort to keep costs down,
instead of mailing out last year’s Membership Recruitment CD-Rom, the
membership committee will be posting all information and recruitment tools
on the New York State website. Members should check back often for
updates. The committee has also continued last year’s “Professional
Division Challenge,” in which each member recruits at least one new
professional division member. To complete our goal, all that must be done
is a recruitment of 50 new professional division members. Finally, we are
continuing the “Membership Achievement Award” at the state level. In
order to receive this award, chapters must increase their membership and
have a larger one than the previous year. The “Chapter Chartering
Challenge” form must be submitted by December 23, as does the
“Professional Division Challenge” and “Membership Achievement
Award” forms to the following address:
New York State Historian
62 Mohegan Road
Larchmont, NY 10538
Madness” and “Membership Achievement Award” serve as national
programs as well. Please also send those forms to:
1912 Association Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191
Sample Recruitment Letter (From Membership
Committee FLW Presentation)
Sample Follow-up Letter (From Membership
Committee FLW Presentation)
Chapter Chartering Challenge
Introduction Flyer and Details
Chapter Chartering Challenge Form
Professional Division Challenge
*What is it?
Professional Division Challenge is a state and national program that
has been developed to increase the number of professional members in our
*Who can participate?
member of FBLA can participate in this very simple program!
*What do I have to do?
Obtain a Professional Division Challenge form from this mailing.
Recruit at least one Professional Member – Dues ($23) paid by January 2,
Send the completed Professional Division Membership form to the national
center and a copy to Michelle VanDerwerken. Send the completed
Professional Division Challenge form to Michelle VanDerwerken. The two
addresses are as follows:
National Center (by April 15)
are numerous reasons to participate!
can help New York State reach its goal of 175 professional members
will gain state recognition and possibly help your chapter and state gain
The top three recruiting states in the nation receive an award at the
National Leadership Conference. The local chapter in the nation that
recruits the most professional members will also receive an award. The top
three local chapters within each region will also be recognized at the
All members participating in New York State will have their names
published in the FBLA Express and receive a ribbon at the State
The member recruiting the most professional members will receive a plaque,
and the top three chapters recruiting the most professional members will
receive certificates at the State Leadership Conference
will be helping New York State, as we are "Breaking
Barriers Into Business!"
Division Challenge Introduction and Details
Division Challenge Form
This year, the New York State publicity committee, will be working with
local and state publicity venues to increase awareness of FBLA to
businesses and communities throughout the state.
We plan on accomplishing this by utilizing newspaper, radio and
web publicity as well as mailing letters to local businesses throughout
the state. It is our goal to
resonate a tremendous amount of support from the community, and we cant
achieve that without you the members.
Please, begin working with us to “Piece the Puzzle of
Success”, by participating in The New York State Publicity Challenge,
the guidelines for this competition are shown below.
The New York State Publicity Challenge
competition will be comprised of three levels of achievement ranging
from Bronze to Gold.
To achieve the Bronze level, a chapter must complete 3 of the
To achieve the Silver level, a chapter must complete 5 of the
To achieve the Gold level, a chapter must complete 7 of the
a poster promoting NYS FBLA and display in your school:
picture evidence is required
a NYS FBLA brochure to at least one local business; address of the
business must be submitted and adviser verification is required
at least one press release to a local newspaper by submitting an article
about an FBLA event; the article or the press release must be published
and attached to a header/banner with date
two members publicize FBLA through an informational presentation to a
local business; picture evidence or a verified report is required
two members make the community aware of FBLA by making a presentation to
the Board of Education, Town Meeting, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, or
other civic organization. Picture
evidence or a verified report is required
an article to The
a chapter website linked to the state and national site; a screen shot
and the address are required
one article for a school or district newspaper or publication explaining
about FBLA; the article must be published and attached to the
header/banner and date
applications must be sent to:
44 East Forest Trail
Holmes, NY 12531
Deadline: December 23, 2004
promote spirit on the local, district, and state levels as well as
increase unity within the state.
Spirit and Unity Committee>>
(more information to come!)
year, we have adopted the New York State Success Award to encourage
chapters to actively participate in helping New York State FBLA achieve
The criteria included in the Success Award is modeled from the
activities of the State Committees.
Chapters that successfully complete the New York State Success
Award will be recognized at the 2005 State Leadership Conference, and
all the members from those chapters will receive a ribbon to wear.
Complete 2 of the following:
· Visit 2 new schools to promote FBLA.
Submit a copy of a completed school visitation form or a report
signed by the advisor of the school visited.
· Charter at least 1 chapter.
Submit a copy of the Chapter Chartering Challenge form.
· Participate in the Membership Achievement Award.
Submit a list of your 2004-2005 chapter membership, which Mr.
Peter Tambroni will check and evaluate.
Public Relations: Complete 2 of the following:
· Create a poster promoting New York State FBLA and
display in your school. Picture
evidence is required.
· Submit a published article to your local newspaper
promoting and explaining FBLA. Send
a copy of the published article attached to a banner with the date.
· Submit a published article to the “New York State
Express” by the designated deadline.
Submit a copy of the published article with a dated banner.
Service: Complete 1 of the following:
· Raise and contribute at least $100 to the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society. Please
submit a copy of the check.
· Participate in a fundraising activity benefiting the
Blue Jeans for Babies program. Submit
a paragraph summary signed by all advisors involved.
Spirit and Unity: Complete the following:
· Participate in the State Logo Design Contest by
submitting one design to Jackie Deschamps, State Vice President for
District IV. Submit a copy
of the logo.
January 7, 2005
RJ Shevat, State President
102 Gale Drive
Cobleskill, NY 12043