Williams FBLA


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    Adviser: Ms. Rayner
    Contact Information: teshanna.rayner@hcps.net

    ***The 2022-2023 FBLA registration and fees collection period is active
    Monday, August 29, 2022 - September 23, 2022***

    What is FBLA?

    FBLA-Middle Level (FBLA-ML) introduces middle and junior high school students to the world of business through exploring careers and delving into business principles with real-world activities.

    FBLA helps students to develop 21st century skills focused on leadership, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and creativity. 


    Our goals are to:

    • Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
    • Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
    • Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
    • Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
    • Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
    • Encourage and practice efficient money management.
    • Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
    • Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
    • Facilitate the transition from school to work.


    Why Should I Join?

    • To acquire new skills - Leadership & More!
    • To meet new people - New Friends!
    • To earn awards & recognition - Competitive Events!
    • To become a better person - Citizenship!
    • To travel to other places - Field Trips!



    Who Can Join as a Member of the Williams IB FBLA Chapter?

    FBLA is open to all Year 1 (Grade 6), Year 2 (Grade 7) , and Year 3 (Grade 8)   students at Williams IB Middle Magnet School. 


    How Do I Join?

    Students must complete a new membership registration form and pay the non-refundable $150 membership dues and after-school club activity fees every school year.

    1. Complete the 2022-2023 Membership Registration form: Click here to complete the membership registration form   
    2. Pay the $70 membership dues:  Click here to pay the chapter membership dues  
    3. Pay the $80 activity fee:  Click here to pay the after-school club activity fee     
    4. Sign up for the Williams FBLA Remind: Link available in Canvas to paid members  


    Scholarship Information

    Scholarships are available to students who receive free/reduced lunch ONLY and will cover the cost of the $150 Membership Dues & After-School Club Activity Fee .

    • To apply please complete the scholarship application in SECTION 3 OF THE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, September 16th. (See the registration form link above.)   
    • Students and parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified in Canvas if a scholarship has been awarded by September 23, 2022.
    • If you need to complete the Hillsborough County Schools Meal Application to see if you qualify for free/reduced lunch, please click the link:  https://www.hillsboroughschools.org/Page/3734


    Students who are awarded a scholarship will be required to:

    • Follow all membership requirements
    • Participate in the LEAD Explore Award program
    • Participate in chapter community service events


    What are the Membership Requirements?

    • Complete the membership application and pay $150 Membership Dues/Activity   fees by the September 23rd deadline.

    • Participate in District Competitive events January 17th – 20th and January 26th

    • Participate in FBLA Week Activities Feb 5th – 11th

    • Attend chapter meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 4:45pm
      The first member meeting is Wednesday, September 28, 2022

    • Wear the appropriate FBLA Dress Code for official events (See Dress Code Examples below in Important Links)

    • Follow the Hillsborough County Student Code of Conduct and Williams IB Honor Code


    When are the Meetings?

    • The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 4:45pm on campus
      The first member meeting is Wednesday, September 28, 2022
      Please Note: The meetings for the Induction Ceremony, Winter Social and FBLA Week Social may end at 5:00pm, but parent(s)/guardians will be notified ahead of time.
    • Exact meeting dates are posted in the CANVAS group for paid members.

    Please Note: Our meetings are NOT at the same time as the MUN meetings. They meet on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.



    Important Links:

    Competitive Events Descriptions: CLICK HERE

    Official FBLA Dress Code Examples: CLICK HERE

    The LEAD Awards Program Information: CLICK HERE

    FBLA Florida Website: CLICK HERE

    FBLA National Website: CLICK HERE

    HCPS Volunteer/Chaperone Website: CLICK HERE  



    Updated August 29, 2022