New Member Induction

Instructions

Modify this ceremony for your division: FBLA, FBLA-Middle Level, or PBL.

Materials Needed:

  • Tall Candles: white, gray, green, violet, blue, yellow, orange, red
  • Official Charter
  • Names of Charter Members, New Officers, or New Members

Guide: Mr. (or Ms.) President, these candidates have expressed a desire and meet the requirements to become members of the [name] chapter of [FBLA/Middle Level/PBL].

President (to the candidates): We accept you as candidates for membership in the [name] chapter of [FBLA/Middle Level/PBL]. Before you become members, however, let us consider the meaning of the words in the name of our organization.

[Use for FBLA and Middle Level]

  • Future: Our daily educational experiences and our involvement in leadership activities prepare us for the future—a time to accept challenges. In [FBLA/Middle Level], we will find the tools to prepare for the future. We will profit from the experiences of others, those who have preceded us, as well as our teachers and others with whom we associate. Our studies and activities will help us meet changing conditions and further our understanding of the world’s varied economic systems.
  • Business: We realize the importance of education and training in business methods and procedures. We appreciate the roles of business and education in our daily lives.
  • Leaders: The future of our country depends on the quality of leadership. Leadership implies honor, foresight, tact, competence, dependability, discretion and integrity. A leader must listen, withstand criticism and be flexible. A leader accepts failure in stride but is willing to profit from it. As members of [FBLA/Middle Level], it is our duty to prepare for the enormous responsibility of business leadership in the years ahead.
  • America: If America is to remain a world leader, intelligent young men and women are needed to guide our country by studying America’s past and analyzing her present. The initiative and success of leaders in business will help shape the future of America. Through [FBLA/Middle Level], we will strive for leadership in the field of business, thereby helping to strengthen America.

[Use for PBL]

  • Future: Our daily educational experiences and our involvement in leadership activities prepare us for the future — a time to accept challenges. In PBL, we will find the tools to prepare for the future. We will profit from the experiences of others, those who have preceded us, as well as our teachers and others with whom we associate. Our studies and activities will help us meet changing conditions and further our understanding of the world’s varied economic systems.
  • Business: We realize the importance of education and training in business methods and procedures. We appreciate the roles of business and education in our daily lives.
  • Leaders:The future of our country depends on the quality of leadership. Leadership implies honor, foresight, tact, competence, dependability, discretion and integrity. A leader must listen, withstand criticism and be flexible. A leader accepts failure in stride but is willing to profit from it. As members of PBL, it is our duty to prepare for the enormous responsibility of business leadership in the years ahead.

President: You have just heard the meaning of the letters used in our title. We are a national organization for business students who are preparing for careers in business and business education.

FBLA-PBL is based on a definite set of goals, including:

  • development of competent, aggressive business leadership
  • creation of more interest and understanding of American business enterprise
  • and participation in worthy undertakings for the improvement of business and citizenship.

As you accept and strive to achieve these goals you will gain the greatest benefit possible from your membership in this chapter. Welcome to the [name] chapter of [FBLA/Middle Level/PBL]. You are now officially accepted as members in good standing, entitled to your full rights and responsibilities.