December 19, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am. Bernie Brabant led the flag salute.
Emily Menshew, Scott Menshew, Bernie Brabant, Maurice Ahlburg and McKay Lee Anderson.
Jack G. moved and Julie H. seconded acceptance of minutes for Dec. 12, 2017. Motion carried.
Kaj reported that PA Forward is working on signage. Jon F. reminded group that dues can be paid in cash, by check or online. George B. said “PA Likes Bikes” can use more bikes. They see that bikes are fixed, and then given to low income people. Peggy N. reminded everyone of the upcoming pub crawl, poker walk and ugly sweater contest.
Bernie Brabant introduced Maurice Ahlburg and Emily Menshew, members of the Future Business Leaders of America. The two reported on what is being done at the high school and at leadership conferences. Future Business Leaders of America, established in 1940, has 250,000 students and is one of the top 10 organizations in the country. Some of its emphasis is on developing competent and aggressive business leadership, create more interest in and understanding of American Business Enterprise, develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism, promote school loyalty and facilitate the transition from school to work.
The Winter State Conference saw half of the membership qualify for future events. Students also shadow officers to learn skills. They also learn to work in concessions, use cash register, do inventory and how to dress professionally. The two students encourage people to help with mini conferences, meetings and to act as judges and speakers. FLBA can be found in middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
The theme for 2018 is “Elevate Your Future”. Students can use financial help in attending conferences.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am.