Duties

Well-qualified and dependable officers are crucial to the growth of any FBLA-PBL chapter. Effective leaders will:

  • Provide an environment where all members will grow professionally.
  • Include all members in a dynamic program of work.
  • Conduct the business of the chapter in proper parliamentary procedure.
  • Maintain complete current records and minutes.
  • Encourage individual and chapter participation in conferences.
  • Develop and implement a strong publicity program.

Below are the basic duties of chapter officers for FBLA and PBL. See the Bylaws for FBLA or PBL, Article VII, Sections 1–6 for a list of basic duties by office. In addition, chapter officers are expected to perform these specific duties:

President

  • preside over all meetings according to accepted parliamentary law and prepare an agenda for each meeting
  • keep members and discussion on track during meetings
  • outside of official meetings, keep in close touch with other officers, members, and adviser
  • call special meetings as necessary
  • represent the chapter at special functions
  • show the qualities of a leader
  • plan and prepare documents for all activities

Vice President

  • preside over meetings in the absence of the president
  • oversee all committees or teams and management of assignments
  • assist the president
  • take charge of preparing the Local Chapter Annual Business Report [FBLA | PBL]

Secretary

  • provide the President with an agenda for each meeting
  • prepare the local chapter Program of Work (with collaboration from all of the officers)
  • prepare and read all minutes of meetings (preparing minutes means to take accurate notes of motions and type them according to the state guidelines; such minutes will be kept in a permanent book and should be readily available at all meetings)
  • read communications at meetings
  • handle general correspondence of the chapter
  • keep an accurate membership and attendance roll
  • count and record votes when taken

Treasurer

  • receive and act as custodian of chapter funds
  • keep accurate, up-to-date financial records
  • assist in the collection of money for dues and money-making projects, such as fundraising activities
  • prepare treasurer’s report for each meeting
  • take charge of preparing one of the reports submitted at the State Leadership Conference

Reporter/Historian

  • prepare news release or articles for the local chapter of all FBLA activities within one week of the activity
  • submit articles to the national publications, such as Tomorrow’s Business Leader and PBL Business Leader
  • maintain history of the chapter, including an annual scrapbook and other reports

Parliamentarian

  • see that chapter meetings are conducted in an orderly manner according to the rules of parliamentary procedure
  • assist chapter members in understanding the basic purpose of parliamentary procedure
  • advise the presiding officer and other chapter members on parliamentary procedure