PBL National Programs for 2017-18

State Chapter Programs & Recognition

Preview the 2017-18 Calendar

1. State Recognition Categories and Deadlines:

  • Largest State Chapter
  • Largest Increase in State Chapter Membership
  • Largest State Chapter Membership—Professional Division
  • State Recruitment of Chapters

Recognition in each category:

  • Certificate for top state chapter (NFLC)
  • Certificates for top two state chapters in each region at Regional Campaign Rally and Recognition Session (NLC)
  • Plaque for top state presented at NLC Opening Session

Deadlines: October 20 (Fall), April 15 (Spring) for all but PD, which is April 30

2. Gold Seal Award of Merit (Hollis and Kitty Guy Award)—nominated by state chair, local chapters participate in projects and programs identified with the goals of FBLA-PBL.

Recognition:

  • Certificate in NLC registration packet
  • Ribbon (NLC)
  • Standing recognition in Regional Campaign Rally and Recognition Session (NLC)

Deadline: Second Friday in May; each state may select two chapters or 15 percent of its total number of active chapters (whichever is greater)

3. Who’s Who—nominated by state chair, recognizes most outstanding member in each state.

Recognition:

  • Certificate and gift in Regional Campaign Rally and Recognition Session (NLC)
  • Opening Session introduction of winners
  • Name in Awards of Excellence Program

Deadline: Second Friday in May; each state may enter one participant

4. Outstanding Adviser—nominated by state chair; local adviser who makes outstanding contribution at local, state, and national level.

Recognition:

  • Certificate and gift in Regional Campaign Rally and Recognition Session (NLC)
  • Opening Session introduction of winners
  • Name in Awards of Excellence Program

Deadline: Second Friday in May; each state may enter one participant 

Local Chapter Programs & Recognition

1. Chapter Recognition Categories and Deadlines:

  • Largest Local Chapter
  • Largest Local Chapter Membership–Professional Division

Recognition in each category:

  • Certificate for top chapter (NFLC)
  • Certificates for top two chapters in Regional Campaign Rally and Recognition Session (NLC)
  • Plaque to top chapter at NLC Opening Session

Deadlines: April 15 (Largest Local Chapter) and April 30 (Largest Local Chapter Membership–Professional Division)

2. Connect Ten—local chapters increase membership by ten or more members over last year’s number.

Recognition:

  • Ribbon (NLC)
  • Standing recognition in Regional Campaign Rally and Recognition Session (NLC)
  • Website

Deadline: April 1

3. Big Ten—top ten chapters are listed on fbla-pbl.org.

Recognition:

  • Certificate for final top ten chapters
  • Website (public)

Dates: September 1 through April 1

4. Outstanding Chapter—local chapters complete a series of membership, community service, and education activities.

Recognition:

  • Certificate in NLC registration packet
  • Ribbon (NLC)
  • Standing recognition in Regional Campaign Rally and Recognition Session (NLC)
  • Website

Deadline: April 1

Member Programs & Recognition

1. Career and Membership Achievement Awards (CMAP)—leadership development program that focuses on Service, Education, and Progress. 3-Tier Program (Director, Executive, and President).

Recognition:

  • Pin for each level completed
  • Website
  • Ribbon for President level (NLC)

Deadline: March 1