Chapter Activity Ideas

Regular Meetings

  • Presentations from local businesses (cater to members’ interests)
  • FBLA Trivia Games, Quiz Bowl Competitions
  • Public Speaking Workshop
  • Business Etiquette Workshop
  • Job Interview Workshop
  • How to Write a Resume
  • Ice Breakers (Member Bonding J)
  • Competitive Event Study Time
  • Team Building or Leadership Activities
  • Invite Guest Speakers:
  • Local Business Professionals
  • Motivational Speakers
  • Local Celebrities (news anchors/reporters, local athletes, local politicians)

 Prepare students for business careers

  • Invite speakers from educational institutions, local businesses, and personnel agencies
  • Arrange business tours to local businesses
  • Present films and slide shows
  • Business Etiquette
  • Business Dress
  • Public Speaking
  • Provide a job-placement service
  • Prepare students for FBLA competitions
  • Career shadowing program
  • Attend Chamber of Commerce meetings
  • Attend a Career Fair

Conduct member leadership development

  • Attend various FBLA Leadership Conferences

– National Fall Leadership

– National Leadership Conference

– Institute for Leaders

  • Invite speakers to present workshops on leadership and private enterprise
  • Set aside regular meeting time for member leadership development

Service to the school

  • Conduct a school assembly.
  • Offer word processing services for staff
  • Award scholarships
  • Provide hosts and hostesses for school-sponsored events
  • Establish a tutoring program
  • Hold a teacher appreciation day

Service to the community

  •  Donate to the March of Dimes

– Organize a district-wide Teacher Dodgeball Tournament and donate all proceeds

– Walk-a-thons (collect pledges per mile walked)

– Dime Collection in school classrooms

  • National Literacy Project

– Start a tutoring program

– Book Drive

  • Present Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets
  • Visit the sick and/or elderly (nursing homes)
  • Read to the blind.
  • Volunteer at a local shelter or soup kitchen
  • Adopt-a-Highway

Organize Public Relations Activities

  • Write news articles for the following:
  • School and community newspapers
  • State newsletter
  • Tomorrow’s Business Leader (National FBLA Publication)
  • Western Report (Western Region Newsletter)
  • Write a radio announcement or a feature story.
  • Make a bulletin board display.
  •  Prepare a layout for a school yearbook.
  • Submit articles for publication by other organizations.
  • Speak to Rotary Clubs, Chamber of Commerce, School Board about FBLA
  • Create a Chapter Website
  • Design a Chapter T-shirt for all members to wear

Recruit Members

  • Host a membership sign-up booth at school registration.
  • Utilize school announcements and bulletin boards
  • Write articles for school newspaper.
  • Host a party or a meeting with food for prospective members.
  • Make presentations to business classes on campus

Attend and participate in conferences

  • Enter competitive events and actively participate in the various FBLA conferences.
  • Complete state/regional projects to have your chapter recognized at conferences
  • Encourage members to complete Business Achievement Awards to be individually recognized at conferences

Seek state or national office

  • Discuss leadership positions available through FBLA to members
  • Set up a process where potential candidates are approved.
  • Organize a campaign.

Organize Socials

  • Coordinate activities with another FBLA chapter in the area
  • Get together with other student organizations in the school
  • Go ice skating, roller skating, miniature golfing etc. as a member bonding activity
  • Sponsor a dance
  • Host a party, potluck dinner, picnic, etc.
  • Conduct an awards program for most active members
  • End of the year Banquet
  • Secret Santa

Organize Fundraising Projects

  • Provide a word-processing service for faculty, business, and civic organizations.
  • Provide inventory services
  • Hold a fundraiser at a local restaurant
  • Sell various items on school campus, community, etc.

– Ozark Lollipop (National FBLA Sponsor) Lollipop Sales

http://www.ozarkdelight.com/

– Otis Spunkmeyer (Natioal FBLA Sponsor) Cookie Sales

http://www.spunkmeyer.com/Home/Homepage/

– Coupon Books Sale

– Flowers for Homecoming and other dances

  • Prepare and sell athletic programs.
  • Hold a Car Wash, Bake Sale

Hold National FBLA-PBL Week to Celebrate FBLA (2nd week of February)

  • Sign a local chapter FBLA Proclamation with the mayor
  • Wednesday – Adviser Appreciation Day

– Organize a Staff BBQ

– Present your adviser with a chapter gift

– Teacher appreciation breakfast

  • Decorate school with posters promoting FBLA
  • Organize a Chapter Social
  • Organize a school-wide game on marketing products