Weekly Words of Wisdom

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Latest Posts

“The best way to make a good speech is to have a good beginning and a good ending- and have them close together.”

-Cliff Fadiman 

Weekly Words of Wisdom

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Latest Posts

“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.”

-John Carmack

Weekly Words of Wisdom

Posted: September 20, 2011 in Latest Posts

“It is better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you are not.”

-Unknown

Weekly Words of Wisdom

Posted: September 12, 2011 in Latest Posts

“It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” 

-W.C. Fields

Membership Madness!

Posted: September 6, 2011 in Latest Posts

by Alexandre Uboldi, Vice President of Membership

Nevada is one of the fastest growing states when it comes to membership! And this is all thanks to all of you — who continue to encourage your friends to join, advertise meetings on posters at your schools, and play active roles in promoting our great organization.

I would like to encourage you all to keep recruiting and keep promoting.  Membership is very important not only to the survival of local chapters, but to the prosperity and recognition of the organization as a whole.

There are many ways you can encourage membership within your school.  Boosting membership can be done in simple steps such as “Bring-a-friend” to chapter meetings, making morning announcements advertising FBLA events, and creating posters to hang on school walls.

Keep in mind that the best potential members are incoming students.

Nevada FBLA has a history of breaking records and setting trends for membership. Upholding that reputation is what makes us a top-notch state.  So, as the year begins, always be thinking about how you can make a difference and how you can recruit a new member.

by Alexandre Uboldi, Vice President of Membership

So, what are chapter visits?

In short, chapter visits are when one or more state officers head to your local meetings. This visit can be anything from a fundraising event to a meeting.  The local chapter members can always learn more from meeting with their state leadership.

This is one of the main tools of communication between the state officers and YOU, the member. It is the goal of the team to inform you with the opportunities that FBLA provides.  This includes important news such as future events, financial opportunities, and the latest developments at the national level.

Chapter visits are always a fun experience for you stay engaged and involved. For more information on how to have a chapter visit at your school, contact any of your state officers: http://nevadafbla.org/officers_bios.php.

by Alexis Escobar

On Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th Nevada FBLA Chapter of Clark High School kicked off their new year by hosting a fundraising car wash for their chapter. Organized by Chapter President Wayne Pirtle, his officer team, and adviser, they began by contacting the management of Grumpy’s Convenience Store on Charleston and Durango in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While speaking to the management of Grumpy’s Convenience store and telling them about their donation, based fundraiser for their FBLA chapter, management was very supportive and on board with having Clark’s FBLA chapter host a car wash on their property. They began to promote their chapter’s car wash by using the importance of social media.

By advertising their chapter’s car wash on Twitter and Facebook, they were sure to capture the attention of the Nevada FBLA State Officer Team.They had great support from Nevada FBLA State President Vivian Lee and Southern Region Vice President Alexis Escobar as well as the teachers and students from Clark High School.

Pirtle was nothing more than grateful: “It was a big surprise to have two state officers come support our car wash. We appreciate all of your support!”

He was also grateful for his team and stated: “I couldn’t be happier with all the hard work my officers and members put in to all of our fundraisers, especially my amazing Vice President Maricruz Valdez!”

Chapter Vice President Maricruz Valdez commented saying, “A car wash is a simple yet profitable fundraiser that we would suggest to all chapters!” And with a word of guidance from the Chapter team they said, “A few suggestions to other chapters: Start the car wash later in the afternoon and don’t use towels that are feathery, it WILL stick.”