CA FBLA Quarterly Newsletter-Winter Edition 2020
California Future Business Leaders of America
Dear California FBLA:
On behalf of the State Executive Board, I would like to wish you a happy new year (and decade)! I hope that 2020 brings you exciting experiences both within and beyond FBLA.
Congratulations to everyone who recently participated in their local Section Conference! Competitive conferences are incredible opportunities to advance your business knowledge, bond with students from other chapters, and make new memories. If you plan on competing at the upcoming State Leadership Conference, I highly encourage you to visit our website (cafbla.org) and utilize any available resources for your event. The State website additionally provides a list of updated guidelines for each competition and further information regarding SLC.
Since our last issue, the State team has assembled a set of regional contact lists to assist members across the state in organizing chapter events and finding career-related opportunities. Take advantage of your Section’s list to forge new relationships with industry experts in your community or use the sample email shown on our Instagram account (@cafbla) to contact another business-minded individual! The social network you build with time can offer valuable resources and guidance as you navigate your professional areas of interest.
To bolster participation in state projects, your officers have created and posted infographics with advice, deadlines, and directions for each initiative. If you chose to complete a project, we hope you found these resources useful! To stay updated on CA FBLA news and enjoy personal content compiled by chapters and State officers, be sure to follow our social media. You may also visit our website to view meeting minutes and gain greater insight towards the State team’s discussions.
As always, feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of the other State officers if you have suggestions, questions, or feedback for us! I look forward to seeing many of you in Ontario for the 2020 State Leadership Conference.
2019-2020 California FBLA State President
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Hannah RhoLooking back, my fondest FBLA memories were those shared with my teammates and friends, whom I still keep in touch with. There's a reason why FBLA events are called conferences, not competitions: break the ice at social events, sit in on presentation events you've never heard of, and indulge in late night gossip over UberEats. The results of the awards ceremony can be disappointing at times, so making the most out of other opportunities at conferences can easily make the trip worth it! Tldr; don't forget to have fun. -Hannah Ro, Yale University .
FBLA has given me a tremendous step ahead. In terms of general knowledge, taking events such as entrepreneurship, global business, and marketing were extremely rewarding in teaching me basic principles that I could take in and utilize in the organizations as well as firms that I am currently working for. There are tons of people as well at UC Berkeley who were in FBLA, and I feel as though my term in the organization ended after a fantastic four years, the people and connections made last forever. Many FBLA members still connect with one another long after college, and this network is what has actually opened up different avenues of job opportunities for me. Most importantly, I learned to be a true professional from FBLA. Don't take it for granted, as the time will go by faster than you know it. -Adam Ng, UC Berkeley
Bay Section Conference
Central Section Conference
Gold Coast Section Conference
Inland Section Conference
Northern Section Conference
Southern Section Conference
Adviser: Mrs. Cardona
Chapter: Chaparral Middle School
Years as an Adviser: 1
Fun Fact: Before she was a teacher she was a mememaster/maker.
Chapter Achievement: Since this is the school’s first year as a chapter, attending and competing at the Inland Section Conference was a huge accomplishment.
Adviser: Ms. Burg
Chapter: Colusa High School
Years as an Adviser: 3
Fun Fact: She was the Northern Section President when she was in high school!
Chapter Achievement: Colusa High School was recognized for having the most Professional Members in the western region at NLC and achieving Gold Seal for the 22nd year in a row.
Adviser: Mr. Chang
Chapter: Glen A. Wilson High School
Years as an Adviser: 2
Fun Fact: He graduated from college with both his undergraduate and graduate degree in Business Administration. After working in a managerial position in the retail industry, he settled his life career in teaching to help, inspire, educate, and motivate others.
Chapter Achievement: Chapter members initiated the Social Awareness Program. Los Angeles County supervisor, Ms. Janice Hahn gave a presentation to members about the local problems in the city and regulations that help solve these problems.
Adviser: Mrs. Corona
Chapter: Turlock High School
Years as an Adviser: 3
Fun Fact: She has owned and operated a small business, Corona Images, doing photography with her husband for 14 years.
Chapter Achievement: The chapter doubled their membership with over 40 registered members (19 went to Sections and 16 going to state)! They also held their first major fundraising tradition, Pancake Breakfast with Santa where members cooked and served a delicious breakfast and offered free photos with Santa.
Adviser: Mr. Nebens
Chapter: Santa Susana High School
Section: Gold Coast
Years as an Adviser: 2
Fun Fact: He has lived in 6 different states including NY, NJ, PA, TX, IL, and CA!
Chapter Achievement: As a new and rising chapter in the Gold Coast Section, the chapter was able to send 12 students to the Leadership Development Institute South for the first time this year!
Adviser: Mrs. Robledo
Chapter: Lynbrook High School
Years as an Adviser: 4
Fun Fact: Mrs. Robledo and her daughter taught at the same school for 4 years!
Chapter Achievement: The chapter hosted a live interview-style guest speaker event with the CEO of 3marketeers, Jeff Holmes. Members were able to ask Mr. Holmes questions regarding his company and other concepts they were interested in.