Greetings Arizona PBL members! Where has the time gone, summer weather is finally turning in to autumn, well atleast on the east coast it is cool. November ushers in the busy season for Arizona PBL and FBLA-PBL. This month your state officer team will be in Dallas, Texas to attend the National Fall Leadership Conference. I will have the privilege of serving all attending FBLA-PBL members at the conference.
Your state officer team will be representing Arizona in the battle of the chapters. Battle of chapters is competition on knowledge about FBLA-PBL history, current events and national programs. The top –two (2) teams will receive medals after the two day competition. There will also be a special State officer track for officers to attend and learn from other officers.
Non-Stop November begins November 1, 2016, and it is the second project required for completing the chapter challenge. Arizona State University, Central Arizona College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Northern Arizona University EC completed the first project. All they need to do now is finish Non-Stop November and Action Awareness to receive a pin at nationals.
If your chapter did not complete Super Sweeps, no worries you can still complete Non –Stop November and receive a ribbon to wear on your name badge at nationals in Anaheim. National Prematurity Day is November 17th, and I can’t wait to see what Arizona PBL chapters have planned to bring awareness to premature births on their campuses.
‘November 25th is chapter news deadline for PBL Business Leader—winter issue. Competitive event season is in full swing , so take the time to choose your events. Whether you’re want to compete in an individual, team, or chapter event, our winter leadership conference will help you prepare for state leadership. Advanced preparation allows you join us on upfront during the Awards of Excellence Program at the state leadership conference at ASU in April. Then you can take that momentum all the way to nationals and be up stage during the award of excellence ceremony.
The PBL Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP) is a leadership development program focused on Service, Education, and Progress. There are three levels director, executive, and president. CMAP is an excellent way to help members of your chapter increase their participation in numerous community service, professional development and leadership activities. These activities will help PBL member’s transition from classroom to workforce. I suggest that you promote CMAP within your chapter to get membership involved and excited about PBL. The deadline for completing all CMAP level activities is March 1, 2016.
I hope everyone has great Thanksgiving, just in case I don’t see you before then. Remember were “Striving for 75” new members statewide. What will your legacy be this year?