Hello RIFBLA! We have another exciting reason for your chapter officers to attend our Leadership Summit on Feb 5th: The National President will be speaking at this event! You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity, register today! -- We hope to see you Feb 5th!
Travis Johnson (pictured above) has been a dedicated member of FBLA since joining high school in 2016. After the 2017 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, Travis discovered a passion to serve the members of FBLA. During his second year in FBLA, Travis served as the South Carolina FBLA State President and the Executive Assistant to the FBLA Southern Region Vice President. Continuing his commitment to the members of FBLA, in his Junior year, Travis was re-elected as the South Carolina FBLA State President and was chosen to serve as the Chief of Staff to the FBLA National President. Travis was able to help increase membership and create initiatives to increase participation in FBLA programs. Travis is active in his community and serves as a mentor to numerous younger individuals. His goal in life is to help others realize and unleash their leadership abilities. In his free time, Travis enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, eating food, and watching documentaries. This upcoming year, Travis is excited to help all FBLA members excel and continue to move FBLA forward!
Are you 18 years or older? Do you have a job, or own a business, or volunteer at a nonprofit, or just want to support business education?
Congratulations! You qualify to be a judge or guest speaker at our SLC!
Watch the video below and sign up today. We thank all our volunteers for their contributions.
For our first episode, Our state president Juncheng Quan interviews the Eastern Region Vice President Drew Lojewski. You can watch it here:
RIFBLA is excited to launch our 2019-2020 major fundraiser for the SLC and NLC: The Ad Campaign.
We invite all chapters to participate in this fundraiser, as all proceeds will go towards funding SLC and providing discounted NLC prices to qualifying FBLA members statewide.
Chapter members may download and print this form, and solicit advertisements, which can be purchased by anyone, from businesses, to family members, to chapters themselves! Ads vary in size and will be prominently displayed in the viewbook of our annual awards banquet!
Please submit all ad purchases to your chapter adviser by February 20th. Chapters are strongly encouraged to meet a minimum quota of $200 worth of sales.
We greatly appreciate your support of RIFBLA!
My name is Juncheng Quan. I am the former President of the Barrington FBLA chapter and I had the honor of being elected RI FBLA State President for the 2019-2020 school year. I have been an active member of this organization for the past three years. I started freshmen year as the Assistance Community Service Chairman of my chapter before I became the chapter Treasurer my sophomore year, eventually serving as the Chapter President junior year. My goal next year is not only to elevate RI FBLA through increased membership and funds, but also through stronger connections with local businesses and leaders. I truly believe that through the efforts of the State Leadership Team next year, our great organization will become even greater. With currently 10 chapters and over 500 members statewide, FBLA has become the leading organization to inspire the future of business in Rhode Island, a legacy I can only hope to continue. In addition to FBLA, I am also the Co-Captain of Barrington’s Model Legislature team, and an active member of both the Barrington Debate and Model UN teams. In my freetime I enjoy photography, listening to music, and spending time with friends. I sincerely hope I, along with the wonderful State Officer Team, can make FBLA an unforgettable experience!
Looking forward to seeing you all next year!
RIFBLA welcomes all new and returning members, advisers, and officers to the 2019-2020 school year.
This year, the National motto is "A World of Opportunity." In alignment with this theme, our state pledges to take every opportunity to prepare you for college and career, by promoting leadership, community service, and collaboration.
The 2019-2020 RIFBLA state officer team is eager to work with all chapters to implement NEW effective, educational, and enjoyable leadership oriented activities, as well as improve and expand our current activities and fundraisers.
Furthermore, there will be an emphasis on new member recruitment!
In addition to this, our competitive events program will be sponsoring the annual State Fall Leadership Conference (SFLC), Officer Leadership Training, and State Leadership Conference (SLC).
All significant events can be found on our Important Dates calendar.
We would love to hear what your chapter has planned for this year! We are open to any suggestions, insight, and feedback through our Contact page.
Wishing all chapters the best of luck this year!
The RIFBLA Officers
RIFBLA has open positions available for the state officer team! These positions include Secretary and Reporter/Historian. If you are interested, please click here to find the State Officer Application form, and postmark to State Adviser Dr. Brooks (contact information is available on the form) by the end of the day this Friday, May 31st.
Greetings FBLA Members, Officers, and Advisers,
RI FBLA would like to thank all attendees and participants of this year's State Leadership Conference & Awards Banquet.
We would also like to thank our guest speakers, local businesses, and parents who helped make these events possible with their contributions and donations to our organization.
Moreover, congratulations to all members who placed in their events, especially those who qualified for nationals and are going to represent our state in Washington DC's National Leadership Conference in June!
As nationals approaches, we would like to emphasize the importance of fundraising and community service to prepare for Nationals. Participating in FBLA promotional activities and events not only helps raise money, it also promotes leadership skills such as team work and creativity, and creates a sense of unity among your chapter.
Please feel free to visit our Fundraisers page by clicking here for ideas and inspiration.
Good luck to all chapters, and keep preparing for nationals!
March of Dimes Grants
The March of Dimes grants reward members and chapters with up to $1000 to be used for activities or projects that promote the organization. The project must be completed within eighteen months of submission, and must be in the form of a workshop, article, or project to be shared with other local and state chapters. The application can be found at this link. Please help us in promoting this!
Greetings FBLA members, advisers, and officers!
We hope that every chapter is experiencing a smooth, successful start to the year.
Firstly, we would like to thank the advisers and members who were able to attend our FBLA RI Kick Off Meeting in September. We sincerely appreciate the valuable feedback that each chapter contributed to help ensure the success of our state conferences and events.
Our first conference, SFLC, is approaching November 16 at the Harborside. Look for your chapter registration forms (one for your officers and one for the members) on Friday. Fee is same as last year, $12 per person. Continental breakfast/lunch provided. Invited is the new national Eastern Region Vice President! More exciting news to follow.
Furthermore, In regards to NLC (June 29th-July 2nd), it’s never too early or plan for San Antonio and rooms needed. The block request will be due in December before schools leave for the holidays.
Additionally, we have some national opportunities for members to be recognized for their community service, which are attached below:
Community Service Awards: FBLA members may earn recognition for community service. To register students and for the student login, visit fbla.org/CSA.
TomWat: The officers are doing this fundraiser once again this year. Advisers receive the new catalogs in the mail. Please support their efforts to raise funds for your chapter and the state. Many great items for gifts!
Non-Stop November: Non-Stop November begins November 1. Preview the activities and encourage your FBLA members to start planning for American Enterprise Day (November 15) and prematurity awareness (March of Dimes) projects. Need ideas to promote Prematurity Awareness? Click on this form to request a toolkit from the March of Dimes. To contact the RI March of Dimes:
RHODE ISLAND/SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
T (401) 228-1930
To learn about more exciting local, state, and national opportunities for your chapter, please take the time to visit our fundraiser page.
The FBLA RI Officer Team
PS: For those chapters that have not yet sent in their 2018-2019 membership dues, please send them to Dr. Brooks (State Advisor) by October 29th. Thank you.
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