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Latest News and Links
Advisers--Is Your Chapter Chartering a Bus to SLC?

Are you taking one or more charter buses to SLC?  If you are let the SLC Committee know (email javila@cafbla.org).   We would like you to contact your bus company and schedule the driver to shuttle our members from hotel to hotel.  It would be a four- to six-hour block on Friday or Saturday.  It shouldn't be an added cost to your chapter since a bus driver can operate a bus for maximum number of hours a day.  For your efforts, CA FBLA will write a check made out to your chapter to help defray SLC expenses.  The amount could be $100 to $150 depending on the hours involved.
CA FBLA Members and Advisers:

The Management Team and Board of Directors would like to address the change in our Achievement Grant Program for 2015's SLC Competitive Events winners.  This change was announced and discussed at the summer state and section officer Summit,  seven Section OAT Days last fall, as well as both LDI North and South. Throughout the fall, the Management Team and Board of Directors have continued to receive questions regarding the decision to change the program this year.  These limited, but important, inquiries have prompted us to create a position paper regarding this issue.  Should you be interested in that document, please click this link:  Statement of Change Regarding CA FBLA Achievement Grant Program for NLC Competitors
Call for National Anthem Singer for SLC

If you would like to be considered for singing the National Anthem at the 2015 State Leadership Conference in Santa Clara, please send a YouTube link to a video of yourself singing The Star Spangled Banner to Nancy Sansot, Bay Section Director, at nsansot@cafbla.org no later than March 27, 2015. Video recording should be performance quality (not a casual display of singing talent).  In the email including the link, please provide your full name, school, and grade.  Only students registered for the SLC will be considered.
Call for SLC Judges!

With more competitive events than ever before, California FBLA needs approximately 150 judges at the State Leadership Conference in April in Santa Clara.  Members, Advisers:  Send this flyer to professionals that you believe might be interested in helping California FBLA in this endeavor:
2015-2016 State Officer Candidate Information

Candidates for the offices of State President, Secretary-Treasurer, Parliamentarian*, and Public Relations must review and adhere to the 2015-2016 State Officer Candidate Guide below.   Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2015.   *The State Parliamentarian candidates must sit for the Parliamentary Procedure test at SLC 2015 in addition to campaigning for office. The office will be filled through the election process. Taking the objective test will not count as one of the two competitive events the member may compete in.
2015 Section and State Leadership Conference Information Posted

The California FBLA online registration system is now open for registrations for the 2015 section and state leadership conferences.  Section conference information packets are available for download on each section's page (click links at left).  The 2015 State Leadership Conference (SLC) packet is available HERE, and updates about the SLC will be posted on the SLC page under "Conferences" above. 
Adviser/Substitute Adviser Eligibility Guidelines
 
Should a chapter require the services of a substitute adult chaperon because the adviser of record is not available to attend an FBLA event, a section or state officer meeting, or supervise during a chapter's participation in any CA FBLA or CA FBLA Section event, the substituting chaperon must have the Adviser Authorization Letter fully executed by the administrator of the chapter's school and bring this document with him/her to the event to verify his/her qualifications to chaperon an FBLA chapter or officer.  Click here to download Adviser Authorization Letter.
SB 1070--$750 Chapter Support Grant--Applications Available NOW!
 
We are excited to report that the California Department of Education has funded our SB 1070 Grant for the 2014-15 school year.  We are able to offer 115 chapter grants for $750 each.  Use the documents linked below to apply for your chapter's grant today!
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