DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT• Preside over and conduct all State Executive Council meetings and all conferences held in Nevada FBLA according to Parliamentary Procedure.• Appoint committees and serve as an ex-officio member of all appointed committees.• Ensure the Nevada FBLA State Bylaws are current and consistent with National FBLA bylaws.• Fulfill all of his/her State Officer responsibilities as outlined in the Nevada FBLA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.• Perform other duties for the promotion and development of local, regional, state, and national FBLA.• Lead the State Officer Team to successfully completing the State Officer Program of Work.• Report on Nevada FBLA to the FBLA National President and Western Region National Vice President.• Ensure the State Chapter Annual Business Report is completed and submitted to National FBLA in a timely manner.
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGHow much work should I be expecting?As State President, your amount of work does exceed the otherstate officer. Every month varies as some months are packedwith important events and others a less intense period. Beprepared to dedicate at least 3-4 hours every week towardsFBLA responsibilities and if you manage your time well, it shouldnot be a workload you cannot handle.What are some specific duties required of a state president?Every month, the state president is required to write the Tenth ofthe Month Report and inform the Board of Trustees of what isgoing on in our organization. The president is also responsiblefor many other side assignments that gear towards leading thestate officer team better.
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERMy favorite part about being a FBLA State Officer isthat it gives me a chance to stand out and become abetter leader. So many instances require an officer tobecome a better leader that this entire experience isjust an amazing leadership training session. I trulybelieved that I could make a huge difference in thisorganization and I continue to work hard to make mygoals become realities. If anyone possesses thededication and leadership abilities to make NevadaFBLA a better organization, there should be nothingstopping them from making a difference.
DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT• Run for National Office if successfully approved as a National Officer candidate.• Complete specific projects as outlined in the State Officer Program of Work.• Serve as a project lead for the State Service Project, March of Dimes.• Assist the State President in providing support to Nevada FBLA state and local leaders.
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGHow much money is it going to cost me if elected?Nevada FBLA is very generous and invests money into makingthe state officer team great. They pay for meals while on tripsand reimburse for mileage when traveling. Your only major costis the accessories for the State Officer Uniform (ties, shirt, etc.)What are national conference going to be like campaigningand how much will that cost?NLC is the most amazing time ever! Campaigning takes a lot ofhard work and dedication, and it is much more intense thancampaigning for State Office. The campaigns are limited to$2,000 but finding sponsors is a great way to fund yourcampaign!
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERMy favorite part of being a state officer isforming the new relationships you make withyour team.
DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP• Responsible for all aspects of Membership Recruitment including sending weekly updates on Nevada’s progress to the State Officer Team and drafting quarterly reports on chapter membership outreach to the officer team and Nevada Board of Directors.• Manage active chapter status.• Compare the previous year’s membership to current year’s membership and schedule officers for chapter visits.• Provide ideas for existing chapters to retain and recruit members.• Help start-up new chapters throughout Nevada’s three regions.• Work with advisers, especially those new to FBLA, to strengthen participation at local, regional, and state events.
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGHow much traveling is involved?Multiple times throughout the year, the State Officers will betraveling throughout Nevada and the nation. However, the VicePresident of Membership in particular should be the role modelfor chapter visits, and as a result, expect to drive many milesthroughout the course of your time in office.When I give my speech, what will it be like?It’s an incredible experience. You stand, on stage, with the whitespotlight on you as you look out onto a crowd of your peers whoare waiting to hear all about what you have to offer NevadaFBLA. It’s here that you have the chance to express why you arethe best candidate for the office you are running for.
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERIt is not possible, as a high school student, to receive a bettertraining in leadership, teamwork, etiquette, mannerism, hardwork, diligence, responsibility, resourcefulness, and stick-to-itiveness, than in Nevada FBLA. Being a state officer has helpedme not only improve upon my own character, but has also givenme the knowledge and skills to help those around me.It’s a trick question.My entire experience as a State Officer is my favorite part, fromthe state coaches, to the Officer Team, and especially those whomake up Nevada FBLA. However, if I had to put my finger on it,my favorite part of FBLA is the lessons I have learned throughdetermination and hard work as a Nevada FBLA state officer.
DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF SERVICE• Responsible for outreach, goal setting, and strategic development with local chapters for charitable contributions.• Arranges charitable activities at the State Business Leadership Conference.• Coordinates partner workshops at all state sponsored events.• Works closely with the March of Dimes and providing ideas for chapters to fundraise for• Nevada FBLA’s service partner.• Comes up with a Service in Sync, state-wide project for the Tuesday of FBLA-PBL Week.• Strengthen the relationship between March of Dimes and Nevada FBLA
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGWho do I contact when I have questions?If you have questions, you can contact the StateOfficer Team or the state staff. Their contactinformation can be found on the NV FBLA websiteand they can answer all the questions you haveregarding running for State Office.Where can I find more information aboutapplying to be an officer?You can find all the information you need on theNevada FBLA website or the FBLA PBL website.
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERMy favorite part of being a State Officer is beingable to interact with more FBLA members andplan events throughout the year. I love meetingour fellow FBLA members and thus, it isdefinitely a great experience to be a StateOfficer. It really opened up my world ofconnections. Being able to work closely withMarch of Dimes is definitely another one of myfavorite parts of being a State Officer. To beable to serve an organization that helps
DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF MEDIA• Must have personal and/or school resources that provide access to a digital camera, digital video camera, and editing software and hardware that can be taken to state chapter events.• Take digital pictures of Nevada FBLA events and activities to be used online and in state publications.• Must attend the National Leadership Conference, the National Fall Leadership Conference, and at least two Fall Leadership Extravaganzas (the state association covers costs for the Fall Leadership Extravaganza.• Creates the Code of Conduct Video for the State Business Leadership Conference.• Creates a promotion video for Nevada’s Service in Sync.• Serves as the Nevada social media guru, updating the Nevada Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGDo you get free time at conference?At many conferences you have a lot of freetime with a lot of great state officers. Someof the best time Ive ever spent at aconference has been with the State OfficerTeam. I enjoy the time I got to spend with myfriends, new members, and State Officers.
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERMy favorite part of being a State Officer ismeeting so many great people from allaround. I get to mingle with new membersand I have created great bonds with myteammates. The time you get to spend withextraordinary people is unmatched and thebest part of being a State Officer.
DUTIES OF THEVICE-PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS• Create, edit, and publish the Silvernotes blog according to a schedule• Publish news articles received by chapters• Collect, create, and upload social media• Promote events by making promotional items such as flyers and posters• Editor of the State Chapter Annual Business Report, due March 1.• Send articles on state activities to be published in the Tomorrows Business Leader.• Perform duties for the promotion and development of local, regional, state, and national FBLA.• Prepare the annual Nevada FBLA State Scrapbook and update historical documents.• Serve as the primary public relations person for Nevada FBLA.
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERMy favorite part of being a State Officer is beingable to share my experiences. It’s one thing toachieve something you’ve worked so hard for,but it’s completely different when you are ableto inspire others. Whether you’re the first StateOfficer at your school, or you’re carrying onyour school’s legacy; it’s a phenomenalexperience. I enjoy meeting every one of themembers, but my favorite part was being ableto go home and write a reflection or a blog post
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGHow much work would be involved?As the Vice President of Public Relations, you have a pretty large workload. Although you have large work load, management is great at givingyou time to balance FBLA and school work so you won’t be stressed.Also, when running for State Office, you should have a passion forFBLA. The work load that is given to you will be enjoyable because youare able to write about something you truly have a passion for.What examples should be given for this position?This position focuses a lot on writing and promoting through graphics. Ipersonally recommend submitting newsletters because theyincorporate a bit of graphics then you’re writing. You can submit a pieceof your writing and flyers. If you have any other questions, you canalways email the email@example.com
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTCOURTENAY COLLINS, SAWYER EISAMAN, AND BIANCA CSEKE
DUTIES OF A REGION VICE-PRESIDENT• Assist the State President in promotion and development of FBLA in the geographic region that he/she was elected to serve.• Correspond with chapters in his/her geographic region on a regular basis (at least monthly).• Coordinate and plan regional meetings and events that strengthen the development and growth of chapters in their respective region (management of regional events is up to the individual region and state officer, not Nevada FBLA-PBL).• Perform other duties for the promotion and development of local, regional, state, and National FBLA.• Appoint and work with Regional Action Team to accomplish State Officer Program of Work within the respective region to local chapters.• Complete all assignments as agreed upon in the State Officer Program of Work.
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERMy absolute favorite part of being a StateOfficer is bonding and growing as a team. Inever thought I’d be this close to people thatlive hundreds of miles away from me. I havecreated life-long friends. On the days that I feelminuscule or misunderstood I always know thatI can turn to my team. They understand mygoal-oriented personality more than any otherperson. It’s nice having people around you thatyou know you can trust. I’ve never had a doubtwith any officer on my team. They have
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGWho will oversee my development as a State Officer, ifelected?The State Management Team and a State Officer Coach willwork with the State Officer Team to help train them and helpthem accomplish the goals set in the Program of Work.What should I expect from the experience?Expect to work hard and gain valuable leadership skills everyday that you are an officer. The workload is completelymanageable as long as you learn to balance FBLA with otheraspects of your life. You will face challenges, but you willovercome them through hard work and persistence. Don’t beafraid to ask questions!
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERMy favorite part of being a State Officer isbeing able to meet all sorts of new andinteresting people. Being a State Officer hasallowed me to build my networking skills byalways being exposed to those who are thebest and the brightest in their field.
QUESTIONS I HAD WHEN RUNNINGWhat is campaigning like?Campaigning for office is one of the most stressful, but best experiences youwill have as a State Officer, whether you win or lose. You have the chance toreach out and meet so many new people and share with them your ideas forthis organization. You spend an entire day talking to new people and creatingnew connections. If you take away only one thing as a state officer, it will be theconnections you have made with so many people, and it is while campaigningthat you create so many of these connections.What is the best part of the job?I love getting to network with all the people that we are introduced to. Because Iwas placed into the situations where I’d have to converse with completestrangers I knew I had to act confident and break down my walls I had built to“protect” myself or I would look like a fool. I discovered that not only can Isocialize without putting shame to my name but I also am quite good at it. Ienjoy every minute of meeting new people. By experiencing many differentpersonalities I have become a more outgoing, better-rounded person
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A STATE OFFICERThe best part of being a State Officer for meis meeting so many people, and then fromthere being able to serve them. It is amazingto be able to do something bigger for theorganization that you love, and to be able tochange it into something even better than italready is.
WHY SHOULD I PUT WHY SHOULD I WHY SHOULD I ATTENDIN THE APPLICATION WRITE THE SPEECH? STATE CONFERENCE? WHY SHOULD I WHY SHOULD I DRESS WHY SHOULD I TALK CAMPAIGN? FOR SUCCESS? TO THE DELEGATES?WHY SHOULD I RUN FOR STATE OFFICE?