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It was great to see so many of you at one of our three Fall Leadership Labs held across the state in Eau Claire, Appleton, and Madison. Keynote speaker Shannon Oleen gave great advice on being true to ourselves and making our own personal brand. We also held workshops on the Business Achievement Awards & Personal Development, and the Community Service & the Community Service Awards. Overall, members had a great time and enjoyed their experiences at all the lab locations.


Coming up this month is the National Fall Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Iowa FBLA is hosting this conference, and it is an experience for members from many states in our region. Workshops will be hosted by businesses from within the region, as well as by state officers and their advisers. Tours will also be available to the surrounding areas for attendees.


Over the next few months you will be hearing about the CTSO Collaborative Community Service Project. This is a competitive program, and Chapters can submit a proposal for a design decal to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving, and to remind students to put away their phones before they drive. Each proposal will be scored by professionals in the area of Teen Traffic Safety. Funding of up to $500 will be offered based on the strength of the proposal.

Project proposals must be submitted to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/267RG37 before November 21st to be considered. Chapters must then complete the project as proposed between December 1, 2014 and February 10, 2015, and submit the final report and funding form by February 11, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information, please email crossroadsteendriving@chw.org, or contact a State Officer. Full details can be found on this flyer.


Now is the time to get your chapter involved by beginning preparation for competitive events! The Regional Leadership Conferences are being held on February 7th, 2015 at each Regional Vice President’s high school. New competitive events this year include: 3-D Animation, Sales Presentation, and Social Media Campaign. There have been updates and modifications made to the following events: Emerging Business Issues, Electronic Career Portfolio, and Local Chapter Annual Business Report. Check out the new edition of the Competitive Event Guidelines & Adviser’s Handbook hereAlso new this year, Middle Level members will have their very own RLC! Middle Level Regional’s will be held this year in Madison, WI, hosted by members of Phi Beta Lambda and the FBLA-PBL Foundation. We look forward to seeing all Middle Level students on February 14, 2015!


As always, your Wisconsin FBLA state officers are excited to hear from you! If you have any questions, comments, or need advice on a chapter activity, please feel free to contact any officer using the contact information found on the Officers & Staff page of the Wisconsin FBLA website.


I hope to see you all in Minneapolis!



Cheyenne Mackai

2014-15 Wisconsin FBLA State President


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David Thomas
FBLA State Adviser
Email: david.thomas@dpi.wi.gov
Phone: 608-266-2348
Contact your 2014-2015 Officers and Advisers Here!

What's New in Wisconsin FBLA

 ALL ADVISERS: No later than 4 PM on NOVEMBER 26, complete the 2014-2015 Wisconsin FBLA Membership Verification Survey http://goo.gl/forms/frPzQTShCM.    
 We need your help--Complete the Local Chapter Contact Form so our state officer team can communicate directly to your local chapter officers.  

The Wisconsin FBLA--PBL Foundation, Inc.

  • ► Video Search: Innovation Grants--The deadline to enter your videos is March 15, 2015Click here for more information on how to enter.
    • • Chapter Innovative Grant: Win a $250 chapter award! Wisconsin FBLA chapters (middle level and high school level) are encouraged to submit a video to showcase how they are giving back to their communities through community service projects.
    • • Individual Innovative Grant: Win $125 individual award! Individual Wisconsin FBLA members are encouraged to submit a video to showcase how FBLA has helped shape his/her future career goals.
  • ► Business Acheivement Award Incentive Funding:  Chapters will be ranked based upon marketshare percentage (1 point for Future, 2 points for Leader, 3 points for Business, 4 points for America = Total Points divided by total paid members).  Individuals will also be eligible for random drawings at the State Leadership Conference.  To learn more about the Business Achievement Awards, please click here.
  • All New or Reactivated Chapters can receive a $100 Chapter Support Check if you register 10 paid members before June 30, 2015! 
 New Competitive Event resource available! FBLA Competitive Events Wisconsin 2014-2015 Power Point that you can access from our Competitive Events page  
 The Wisconsin FBLA State Meeting at the National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC) in Minneapolis, MN will be held in the following room: Symphony III-IV at 6:15 pm-7:15 pm on Friday November 14th.   
 2014-2015 Competitive Event Guidelines & Adviser’s Handbook is now available!  To help students prepare for FBLA competitive events, please click here for a sample study guide resources page.  

 The Wisconsin FBLA eBulletin for November 2014 is here! http://fbla.dpi.wi.gov/fbla_news


 FBLA Non-Stop November is in full swing! The deadline for submission is Wednesday, 12/10/2014 8:00:00 AM ET. The Non-Stop November project must be activated by the chapter adviser before any activities may be selected or worked on. If you are an adviser and need to activate the project or need to access the project, please go HERE to login to the Adviser Area on the National web site.


 The Official Calendar for Wisconsin FBLA 2014-2015 is now available for your planning needs in the coming school year. This calendar can also be found in the 2014-2015 Wisconsin FBLA Competitive Event Guidelines & Adviser Handbook.  You can download the calendar from the Wisconsin FBLA Calendar Page!


 Collaborative all CTSO Community Service Project

This years collaborative CTSO Community Service Project is partnering with Crossroads Teen Driving. Crossroads Teen Driving is a program of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and State Farm. This project is an opportunity for CTSO’s to help improve the status of teen traffic safety in Wisconsin, through student-directed awareness and education activities. For details, please download: CTSO Collaborative Service Project Flyer


Adviser Mentor Program

New Advisers:  You may access the WI FBLA New Adviser Mentor Program form online

►Veteran Advisers:  If you are willing to assist in the mentoring of a newer adviser, then please access this Google Doc link where you can enter your contact information on the same line as one our new advisers. 


This year's FBLA theme  is Step Up to the Challenge. Download the logo artwork package for all your promotional needs.

To find your regional chapter affiliation on the new state map, please click here  
Request a Google Hangout with a member of our WI FBLA State Offer Team to learn more about opportunities in FBLA with your local chapter. Plan an online meeting by making a request today!  
Interested in starting or reactivating an FBLA chapter? Please see the two-page Chapter Organization Packet, which includes an application form.  
New advisers, here is helpful guidance from the FBLA-PBL National Office regarding your Role as an FBLA Adviser.  

Connect with FBLA!

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Basic Information Resources

About FBLA
WI Middle Level FBLA
FBLA Calendar
Officers & Staff
Photo Gallery

National FBLA-PBL

Competitive Events
         Competitive Event Study Guides (updated October 2013)
Chapter Resources
Community Service Opportunities
WI FBLA e-Bulletin
Awards & Scholarships
         Business Achievement Awards
Running for State/National Office


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For questions about this information, contact David Thomas (608) 266-2348