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>>Each year 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.

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>>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.



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Community Service Committee
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Chairperson: Steve Calebrese, State Parliamentarian
Vice Chairperson: Jon Conlon
Secretary:
Speaker:

Each 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 myeloma.  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.

  Here’s 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 Society.  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 early start.

   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.

  In 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.

  As 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!” 

 


Programs

 

 

 

 

The Community Service Committee plans to increase awareness of, involvement in and to

raise at least $5500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and $1500 for the March of

Dimes Foundation. In order to help us achieve this goal we have set up several competitions

to help motivate our membership. Postmark all forms by January 7, 2005!

Blue Jeans for Babies

Informational packets will be distributed at the Fall District Meeting. Chapters are to follow the

instructions found in the packet detailing how the competition will work. All participating

chapters will receive a ribbon at the State Leadership Conference. The chapter which raises the

most money via this project will be recognized at the State Leadership Conference.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

The chapter which raises the most money for this charity will receive a plaque at the State

Leadership Conference. Second and third place winners will receive certificates at the State

Leadership Conference. Certificates of Participation will be distributed to chapters that raise

over $100.00 for this charity. Money will be raised through a “Coin Challenge” and our new

program of “Light the Way for Leukemia”, in which chapters will sell paper candles in their

local communities.

The chapter which raises the most money for this charity will receive a certificate at the State

Leadership Conference. Second and third place winners will also receive a certificate at the

State Leadership Conference. Certificates of Participation will be distributed to chapters that

raise over $100.00 for this charity. In order to further benefit the March of Dimes, we will be

implementing “Brainstorm for Babies”, in which local chapters will fundraise for the charity

in their own creative way. The Committee will choose which local chapter will be recognized

at the State Leadership Conference.

March of Dimes Fundraiser

Competition Guidelines

The Local Community Service Project

Local chapters will create and implement their own community service project. This project

must involve at least 30% of the local chapter’s membership. Each participating chapter that

meets this requirement and successfully completes a project will receive a certificate at the

State Leadership Conference. Every participating chapter will receive a ribbon at the State

Leadership Conference.

Additional information can be found in the FBLA Express. Also, please fee free to email Community

Service Committe Chair, Steven Calebrese at: StateParli@nysfbla.org

 

Steven Calebrese
NYS FBLA Parliamentarian
7 Jodi Ct.
Stomrville, NY 12582



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This 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.

 

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 this year.

 

We 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:

 

Tommy Fijacko
New York State Historian
62 Mohegan Road
Larchmont, NY 10538

 

“Membership Madness” and “Membership Achievement Award” serve as national programs as well. Please also send those forms to:

FBLA-PBL
1912 Association Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191

 

 



Related FIles:
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?

The Professional Division Challenge is a state and national program that has been developed to increase the number of professional members in our organization.

*Who can participate?

Any 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, 2004

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)   

*Why participate?

There are numerous reasons to participate!

1. You can help New York State reach its goal of 175 professional members

2. You will gain state recognition and possibly help your chapter and state gain national recognition:

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 regional meeting

All members participating in New York State will have their names published in the FBLA Express and receive a ribbon at the State Leadership Conference

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

3. You will be helping New York State, as we are "Breaking Barriers Into Business!"

Related Files:
Professional Division Challenge Introduction and Details
Professional 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

 

This competition will be comprised of three levels of achievement ranging from Bronze to Gold.

Bronze  To achieve the Bronze level, a chapter must complete 3 of the following activities

Silver  To achieve the Silver level, a chapter must complete 5 of the following activities

Gold  To achieve the Gold level, a chapter must complete 7 of the following activities

 

·          Create a poster promoting NYS FBLA and display in your school:  picture evidence is required

Send a NYS FBLA brochure to at least one local business; address of the business must be submitted and adviser verification is required

·          Send 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

·          Have two members publicize FBLA through an informational presentation to a local business; picture evidence or a verified report is required

·          Have 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

·          Submit an article to The FBLA Express or Tomorrow’s Business Leader

·          Create a chapter website linked to the state and national site; a screen shot and the address are required

·          Provide 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

All applications must be sent to:

                                  Matt Neuringer                      

 State Reporter 
44 East Forest Trail
Holmes, NY  12531

Postmark Deadline: December 23, 2004

 






>>To promote spirit on the local, district, and state levels as well as increase unity within the state.

Spirit and Unity Committee>>
Chairperson:
Vice Chairperson:
Speaker:

Programs

(more information to come!)



Text Box: 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.

This year, we have adopted the New York State Success Award to encourage chapters to actively participate in helping New York State FBLA achieve its goals.  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.

 

Membership:  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.



 

 

Community 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.

 

Date Due:  January 7, 2005

Send to:

RJ Shevat, State President

102 Gale Drive

Cobleskill, NY  12043

 


 

  Four State Committees in Brief:

1. Community Service Committee
2. Membership Committee
3. Public Relations Committee
4. Spirit and Unity Committee