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Club Meeting 10.10

Wonderful to have another great showing at our second club meeting of the year! In case you missed it, here are today's slides.

Logo Design Competition

Inglemoor FBLA prides itself on having the best club shirts on campus each year. This year, we'd like to keep it that way. To that end, we've set up a competition for you, the club members, to design an official Inglemoor FBLA logo for the shirts (and/or an accompanying shirt design).

Here's some things we'd like to see you to incorporate into your designs:

1) The three focuses of our FBLA chapter (Business, Technology, and Community Service)

2) Inglemoor school colors (Black and Gold)

3) Creativity!

If you've created any designs you think would work, please send them to inglemoorhsfbla@gmail.com by November 7th.

If you create the winning design, you'll win a free club shirt!

Registration

If you have not yet registered as an Inglemoor FBLA Chapter Member, please do so ASAP by visiting the Join Us section on our website and filling out the member form. Also, remember to pay your $35 club fee to Ms. Heindel! Membership forms and fees are due on November 7th as well.

 

See you on the 24th!

Club Meeting 09.26

Thank you to everyone who came to our first official club meeting today! If you weren't able to make it, check out today's slides here.

Officer Introductions

Check out slide 4 of today's presentation or click here to learn more about this year's wonderful group of FBLA officers!

Benefits of FBLA

In case you haven't realized it already, joining FBLA is one of most important things you will do this year. From teaching you more about different business paths, to building your connections, to becoming more involved in your community, everything you do in FBLA this year will help you in the future!

Registration

If you haven't already registered or paid your club fee, please check slide 6 to find out how to do so. Also, make sure that you're connected with Inglemoor FBLA on all our social media platforms.

 

We look forward to seeing all of you again on October 10th!

Club Meeting 05.23

Thanks to everyone who came to club today! Please check out the club slides here to see some of the things that we covered in today's meeting and read below for a summary:

June 7 "Wednesday Workshop"

Please join us for our final chapter potluck dinner of the 2016-17 school year! We will be celebrating this year with a bunch of fun games and activities as well as chapter recognition and announcements of the members of the new officer team.

Officer Candidates

Make sure to see slide 3 for information about the upcoming interview process and make sure to check your email for your interview time tonight.

Personal Finance Presentation

Thanks to Fundraising Lead Ewan Brown and Treasurer Bill Zhao for helping members understand five basic steps to managing personal finances! See slides 4-18 for their presentation.

Business Model Canvas Presentation

Co-President Edward Yang started a session introducing members to the Business Model Canvas, a unique strategic management and business design tool that enables all kinds of users from startup entrepreneurs to corporate business leaders to understand describe, design, challenge, and pivot their business models.

For more on the Business Model Canvas, see slides 20-24 on the presentation, read about it on the Strategyzer website, or get the book. We will be covering more content from Strategyzer and their Value Proposition Canvas at our next chapter meeting, so stay tuned for more!

Club Meeting 05.16

Thank you to everyone who could join us at club today. If you were unable to come please read today's slides. 

SBLC attendees:

If you attended the state conference last month and needed to borrow either an HDMI cord or dongle for a presentation event, Ms. McCausland is still missing a HDMI cord and two dongles. Please check your bags and room to make sure you did not take it home with you. If found please return it to Ms. McCausland. 

Officer Applications: 

The online application is still open to the current sophomore and junior class. Be sure to ask the current officer team any questions you may have regarding their position if you are interested. Applications will not be accepted after May 19, 2017! 

NLC Reminders:

For all members attending Nationals, do not forget that your $300 deposit is due tomorrow! 

For the parents, there will be a meeting on June 7, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. about the National Leadership Conference. In addition, please read the parent letter that was sent out last night regarding the trip to Anaheim. 

Wednesday Workshop:

Mark your calendars as this will be our club's final WW! We will be meeting on June 7, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. This will allow members competing at nationals to work on their presentation and ask any questions before they leave for nationals. 

 

Club Meeting 05.09

Thank you everyone for coming to club today. If you were unable to make it please read through our club slides

Officer Application:

The general questions application for the 2017-18 officer team is now OPEN. Click here to access details regarding the officer positions and the application. The deadline to submit your application is MAY 19, 2017! Late submissions will not be accepted. 

NLC Competitors: 

There are a lot of upcoming deadlines that you need to be aware of and need to be completed ASAP. Please see slide 2 for a review of these deadlines.

Moving forward, the officer team will be presenting about current business issues and personal finance, gaining members' feedback, potentially some games/fun club activities, and welcoming new officers by the end of the year.

See you next week everyone and good luck to all of you who are taking IB and AP tests!!

Club Meeting 05.01

Thanks to everyone who came to club today, and congratulations to Antyush Bollini and Elizabeth Su for winning the election for the 2017-18 Inglemoor FBLA President and Vice President positions! Please see the club slides here for information on what we talked about today.

NLC Competitors:

There are a lot of upcoming deadlines that you need to be aware of and need to be completed ASAP. Please see slide 4 for a review of these deadlines.

SBLC feedback survey from WAFBLA is available here: please take a few minutes to fill it out to give some feedback that can help improve the conference experience for everyone in the future.

Our club's end of the year preview can be found on slide 7. We'll be opening officer applications soon, then moving to feature presentations from officers, members' feedback, potentially some games and fun club activities, and welcoming new officers by the end of the year.

See you next week everyone and good luck to all of you who are taking IB and AP tests!!

Club Meeting 04.25

Thanks to everyone who came to club today! Check out the club slides here for more information, especially if you need to complete the NLC INTENT TO COMPETE FORM (due this Thursday 4/27).

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In other news, be sure to invite as many people as you can to our Burritos for Business Fundraiser hosted by Woodinville Chipotle from 11:30AM-9:00PM on Wednesday, April 26th and make sure to share and show this flyer (click to enlarge or download) or mention that you're supporting Inglemoor FBLA at purchase to help us fundraise!

Our very busy meeting highlighted by the two speech sessions for our 2017-18 IHS FBLA President and VP candidates:

  • Conner Smith (President) and Ewan Brown (Vice President)
  • Antyush Bollini (President) and Elizabeth Su (Vice President)

Please go the online ballot to cast your vote. Voting will be open from 4/25-4/30.

We look forward to welcoming a new officer team on board for the 2017-18 school year and the process for selecting the rest of the team will begin as soon as elections are over. See you next week everyone!

Club Meeting 04.18

Thanks to everyone who came to club today! Please make sure you read through the slides carefully for some very important final information regarding SBLC, which starts tomorrow!

We will be departing from Inglemoor at 11:30AM on Wednesday, April 19. Students may store their luggage in the IHS library back conference room before school. Please try to avoid leaving your car at school for the duration of the conference and find another way to get to school.

SBLC Reminders

  1. Download the conference app from Guidebook with this link.
  2. Read through the itinerary, room assignments, and bus assignments here.
  3. Make sure that you have reviewed the packing list on slide 14 and on Facebook. 
  4. Review the information about competitive events procedures and open events signups on slides 15 and 16, especially the technology provided for presentations.
  5. See slide 17 for emergency contact information of advisors and co-presidents.

Other Items

  1. The 2017-18 President and VP candidates speeches will take place during club next week, on April 25th. Voting will open after club and will run until Sunday, April 30.
  2. We will be hosting our Burritos for Business fundraiser at Woodinville Chipotle in the afternoon on Wednesday, April 26th, where any customer who mentions "Inglemoor FBLA" will help us earn 50% of the proceeds from their purchase! More details available soon, please spread the word and bring as many people as you can to enjoy some great food while supporting our club!

Thanks everyone and GOOD LUCK AT SBLC!!

Wednesday Workshop 03.29 Recap

Thanks to everyone who came to the Wednesday Workshop tonight, hope you had a fun and productive time! Turnout was fairly strong but we would have liked to see more people there. That being said, here's a recap of what we covered:

  1. For all SBLC competitors: Mrs. McCausland gave everyone an overview of some of the rules, responsibilities, and expectations that we have for our conduct during the field trip. There is a new student conduct agreement form due before spring break which will be available in the Forms/Docs folder and at the next club meeting.
  2. We gave two extensive sessions of our "Marketing Yourself" workshop, covering topics like resumé writingusing LinkedIn, and networking skills. Please check out the Marketing Yourself workshop slides in-depth and get in touch with Edward, Antyush, and/or Ray if you have questions about the content.
  3. A lot of you took advantage of prepared presentation support provided by other members of the officer team, and we hope you found it productive and helpful in time for pre-state and state. Check out the presentation skills slides prepared by Ewan, Surya, Kiran, and Bill for some guidelines and helpful tips if you weren't there.

2017-18 Officer Applications

These will officially open on April 1. There will be a Facebook or blog post with instructions at the launch of the applications for President and Vice President candidates running for election on a ticket. Please stay tuned for more information and consider running for a position on the 2017-18 officer team.

Thanks everyone and see you at pre-state on April 1 at Inglemoor!

Club Meeting 03.28

Thanks to everyone who came to club today! We know that a lot of you were missing due to the mandatory junior class meeting, so please check out today's slides here for what you missed.

As part of our effort to complete the Diamond Chapter Merit Award for the 75th Anniversary of FBLA, Vice President Antyush Bollini gave a presentation on Inglemoor FBLA's chapter history which you can find in the slides and also read about here.

REMINDER: SBLC field trip forms are due tomorrow to Mrs. McCausland. Make sure that you have all of the boxes filled out on your form so that we don't have to hunt you down for an incomplete form.

We have TWO very important events coming up in the next few days:

  1. We are hosting our last Wednesday Workshop before the state conference TOMORROW NIGHT from 6:00-8:00PM at Inglemoor. We have a lot of content prepared for EVERYONE including an extended interactive workshop on resumés, LinkedIn, and networking skills. Officers will also be available to give presentation feedback, support, and guidance to those of you with prepared presentations at SBLC. Finally, advisors will be hosting SBLC information meetings for parents and chaperones throughout the WW. Please RVSP and read more information on the Facebook event page.
  2. The pre-state conference at Inglemoor on April 1st is MANDATORY for all SBLC competitors who have presentation events (including roleplays). You should already known your schedule by now, please confirm with your mentors that you will be present. ROLEPLAY TEAMS: You need to arrive at least 20 minutes ahead of your listed time to get prep time.

Coming up: the application and selection process for the 2017-18 officer team is starting in the next few days as current officer team finalizes the details for the process. Please stay posted on this blog and on Facebook as information becomes available. See you tomorrow!

Club Meeting 03.21

Thanks to those who came to today's club meeting and to Antyush for making the slides and leading today's presentation! He put in some work and research into the pending merger between AT&T and Time Warner and it's some very interesting stuff, check out the club slides for that and more information from today's meeting.

We will be rotating club presentation duties around the officer team for the next few weeks so please give them some support as they lead club meetings.

Announcements from today:

Homesite testing for SBLC begins TODAY, if you have not signed up yet you need to do so ASAP on this spreadsheet. Testing today and Thursday is in the library computer lab, testing on Wednesday has been moved to the 600 building computer lab.

A paperwork packet containing the SBLC field trip form and a draft of the itinerary was distributed during club today (also available in forms/docs folder). Please go over the itinerary with your parents and make sure to have your field trip form completed and turned in by Wednesday March 29th to Mrs. McCausland, Mrs. Heindel, or any of the officers!

We will be having our last Wednesday Workshop and chapter potluck before the state competition on Wednesday March 29th from 6:00-8:00PM at Inglemoor. This WW will have two primary purposes:

  1. This WW will be an opportunity for those of you who are preparing presentation events to get some feedback from officers and other members before the competition and before pre-state on April 1 (mandatory), where we will have adult volunteer judges to evaluate and give feedback on your presentations.
  2. If you don't have presentation events or already feel comfortable and prepared with yours, we will also be conducting our workshop portion of the night on networking skills and resumé preparation tips (including a new segment that we haven't done before if you've already had experience with your resume), so there will be something for everyone and we're excited to see you there!

Finally, make sure you check the pre-state schedule for April 1st for your presentation times and notify officers about any conflicts or issues that are on the schedule. We will be updating the schedule over the next few days and hope to have it finalized by the end of the week. **IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU PRESENT AT PRE-STATE (OR ARRANGE AN ALTERNATIVE WITH AN OFFICER) IN ORDER TO COMPETE AT STATE.**

Thanks a bunch everyone, good luck on testing, and have a great week!

Club Meeting 03.14

Thanks to those who came to today's meeting! We had a lot of people missing today, so it is very important that everyone check on the club slides to catch up on new developments with SBLC information, VocaliD community service project, and Deanan popcorn fundraiser distribution.

Pre-state draft schedule for Saturday April 1 is now available here. Please check the schedule and notify us of potential issues and conflicts as soon as possible as we make edits to the schedule so it works for as many people as possible.

Other relevant SBLC spreadsheets are the homesite testing signups (due this Friday 3/17) for NEXT WEEK and the SBLC room and bus assignments (closed).

Please make time to contribute to our VocaliD community service project and follow up with Ewan for fundraising distribution. See you next week and good luck studying for tests!

Club Meeting 03.07

Thanks to those who came to club today! If you missed the meeting due to ASB general meeting, please check out the club slides here.

We are launching our 2017 community service project with VocaliD.co on Weds. March 8! Please read more about it on the slides or on our community service page here. You can also watch VocaliD founder Rupal Patel's TED talk and the feature story about Leo True-Frost on NBC Nightly News.

Our goal is to get everyone in our chapter involved with over 100 hours donated by Friday, March 10! Check your emails for more information.


A few quick announcements for SBLC participants:

  1. Full $350 payments are DUE NOW. We are getting billed for rooms and registration soon and need money in our account in order to pay for everyone.
  2. Pre-judged event materials (BFP, BP, CAP, CGS, DVP, EB, MAD, WSD) are due to the officer team by March 13. Read the submission instructions and make sure your materials are ready.
  3. Information for SBLC open presentation events is now available here.
  4. Deanan popcorn distribution has been moved to March 14.
  5. More information for MANDATORY Pre-state Conference on APRIL 1 available soon.

Club Meeting 02.28

Thanks to those who came to today's club meeting! Check out the club slides for the information and announcements that we covered if you were not at the meeting.

**$300 State Payment due Friday March 3rd

We collected payments and pre-orders from the Deanan popcorn fundraiser and will be placing orders for the products soon; we will let you know as soon as more information is available!

Pre-judged events for SBLC are due March 13. We will set up a Google Drive folder like we did for WRC and more instructions will be available later.

Room assignments and bus signups for SBLC are available here. Please check your room assignments and sign up for which bus you would like to ride to and back ASAP.

Information about open events at SBLC is now available here, please check it out if you are planning on or considering competing in one of the three open events!

For more information about the Snap, Inc. IPO, see these links for further reading: WSJ article, Business Insider article, Official S1 Prospectus (SEC).

See you next week!

Club Meeting 02.14

Last week's club meeting was cancelled yet again due to weather issues, but it was good to see everyone at club on Valentine's Day! Please check out the meeting slides here for more information about SBLC, paperwork deadlines, and fundraisers.

A few important reminders:

  1. The SBLC Commitment Form and $50 state deposit are due FRIDAY 2/17 for those of you who would like to go to state. **These must come in on time.**
  2. Today we kicked off our SBLC fundraiser with Deanan gourmet popcorn sales which will run from now until February 28th. This is a great opportunity for you to fundraise to reduce your own SBLC costs and practice your business communication and selling skills. Read more about it here.
  3. Please see the Forms/Docs folder for more forms and information for SBLC and the Deanan fundraiser.
  4. Some preliminary deadlines/important dates for state that you should know about:
  • Final state payments are due March 3.
  • Pre-judged projects are due March 14.
  • Homesite testing is tentatively scheduled for March 20 - 24.
  • Pre-state (MANDATORY) will be on April 1st.

Have a great break and we will see you in two weeks!

 

Regionals 2017 - Conference Recap

Congratulations on a HUGE showing at the WAFBLA West Central Regional Conference 2017 today! We are so proud of all of the hard work (and stress) that you put into preparing for your competitive events and then dealing with crazy weather, logistics issues, and rules changes before and during the event.

The officer team has prepared a report of all our awards and probable state qualifier results that we will also be using to determine state commitment and registration in the upcoming weeks. **Please check the document to make sure your name, team, events, and places are correct, especially if you won an award or believe you have qualified for state.**

Meanwhile, a quick summary of our results!

  • At regionals, we were represented by 88 of our 114 registered members this year, setting an all-time chapter record for membership size.
  • In this year's competition, Inglemoor FBLA earned 66 awards in over 40 events, including 13 first place awards, and advanced teams to state in 5 more events as well.
  • Shoutout to the Class of 2018 for most state qualifiers (32) of any class: great work juniors!
  • To the Class of 2020, we are incredibly impressed and proud that we have 7 freshman state qualifiers for the first time in chapter history, and are looking forward with interest to your future in Inglemoor FBLA!
  • We also had 21 sophomores and 22 seniors qualify for the state competition, bringing our total number of potential state qualifiers to 82 members; another all-time chapter record!

Moving forward, we are planning on having an all-chapter REGIONALS RECOGNITION POTLUCK DINNER (and preliminary state information session) on WEDNESDAY FEB. 8, from 5:00-7:00PM at IHS. Please feel free to invite your friends and family: we really hope to have a packed house and expect to see ALL MEMBERS PRESENT! We will be giving out awards that were collected for stand-ins, distributing event scoresheets, discussing state event commitments, and what the rest of the year for our chapter will look like. Remember:

It's a dinner potluck. Everyone (guests too) brings dishes to share. Not chips and cookies.

See you at club on Tuesday 2/7: we have lots of information for BAA/CSA members (yes, we didn't forget) and also an exciting new CHAPTER FUNDRAISER to help address state costs.

Whether or not you qualified for state or won an award today, we hope that you have had a great experience and are ready to do even more at a higher level! Great work Vikings!

Midweek Updates for 2017 Winter Regional Conference + Upcoming Potluck and Events

Hi everyone,

Congrats on finishing homesite testing and getting through first semester in school! Due to the grading day break on Monday, we were once again unable to have a club meeting this week, but there have been some important developments with regards to the upcoming regionals conference, which is only 2 DAYS AWAY!

Please read the information below carefully:

  1. There have been major developments regarding ROLEPLAY PRESENTATIONS at regionals in the last 24 hours. If you are on a roleplay team, please read the full update here.
  2. There will be no projectors or monitors at the conference center on Friday for those of you doing prepared events. These events will be judged inside curtained/draped booths in the ballroom, and electronic presentations will be made on laptop screens only for all teams.
  3. Results from pre-judged events (and any resulting qualifiers) will be released either tonight or tomorrow morning. Please be on the lookout for that information on Facebook and via Remind as we will get it to you as soon as we have it. Unfortunately, we did not have anybody qualify to present in Job Interview at regionals based on pre-judged materials.
  4. A number of you are still MISSING PAYMENTS or have INCOMPLETE PAPERWORK. You should have received direct messages about what you may be missing yesterday, it needs to be taken care of ASAP otherwise you will not be able to participate.
  5. On Friday, please make sure that you are dressed in FULL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE for the duration of the conference. We will meet in the upper IHS parking lot at 6:30AM to board buses to Lynnwood Convention Center and will return around 3:00PM.

We expect to be back on regular club meeting schedule the week after regionals on Tuesday, February 7th. We will also be having a regionals recognition potluck in the evening on Wednesday, February 8th, please feel free to invite your friends, parents, or anyone else you want to bring! Stay tuned for more details, and remember:

It's a dinner potluck. Everyone (guests too) brings dishes to share. Not chips and cookies.

Good luck preparing for regionals, we are looking forward to see what you will accomplish at Friday's conference, and GO VIKS!

Club Meeting 01.24

Due to a variety of extenuating factors, this was our first club meeting since December 6, 2016! Really great to see everyone's smiling faces back at club!

If you weren't able to make it today's meeting, make sure you check out the club slides to find any information you missed. Here's a summary of the announcements:

  1. Regional conference is in 1.5 weeks, hope you are preparing and getting ready for the competition! The conference will be on Friday February 3 and will last the entire school day, approximately 7:00AM-3:00PM. We will meet in the south IHS parking lot (near the little theater) at 6:30AM on Friday in BUSINESS DRESS to board buses: you need to be on time and have your field trip form turned in.
  2. Homesite testing for regionals testing events starts today and will run until Thursday after school. If you haven't signed up yet, you need to sign up to test IMMEDIATELY using this spreadsheet. If you test on Tuesday or Thursday, you will be in the LIBRARY COMPUTER LAB, and Wednesday testing will be in the 600 BUILDING COMPUTER LAB (room 604 with Mr. Gilmore). Good luck on studying and testing!
  3. Make sure you are keeping up with communication on Remind, this blog, and on Facebook, since this will be our last club meeting before regionals and we still have lots to do!

See you at Regionals: let's get ready to have an awesome competition. GO VIKS!

Club Meeting 01.10

Unfortunately, club was cancelled today because of 2-hour late start, and there will be no club meeting next week due to MLK holiday.

Thank you to those of you who have been staying updated and paying attention to important information as it is released. We need EVERYONE to cooperate to stay informed and organized!

***$35 Registration Fee due FRIDAY 1/13***

We had some very important information prepared regarding the upcoming regional conference, much of which was shared and updated in the previous blog post. Please see today's prepared club slides for more detailed information about the conference and other items.

Forms and Documents Folder

Click Forms / Docs on the menu of this website and find the "Regionals" folder. Currently in that folder there are three important documents:

  1. Homesite testing signup schedule - due this Friday 1/13
  2. Regionals Field Trip Forms - due this Friday 1/13 (not 1/25). Turn field trip forms in to an officer, or turn them in with your $35 registration fee in Mrs. Heindel's office.
  3. Pre-judged event materials submission information - due Monday 1/16

Make sure that you are studying and preparing for events. More updates coming soon, please get test signups, FT forms, and fees in ASAP. Thanks!

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