Written by Rylie Chrusoskie, Willamette Valley Region Vice President
Do you like when your chapter gets new members, helps in the community, and is recognized for the incredible things they've done throughout the year? There is a new program starting this year that allows your chapter to do just that: Champion Chapters.
Champion Chapters has four different levels of awards, including: Honor Roll, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Throughout the year, chapters are able to rack up points to achieve these levels. To achieve Honor Roll award you have to get a minimum amount of 375 points, to receive Bronze you need a minimum of 451 points, to get a Silver you need a minimum of 526 points, and to get a Gold you need a minimum of 600 points.
In order to earn those points you have to complete a series of different projects. For example, if your chapter has a current 2017-2018 state officer then your chapter earns 40 points. If you have a current 2017-2018 national officer you get 20 points. If you have a current Region Skills Conference Coordinator you will receive 25 points.
Other ways you can earn points include completing community service projects. You earn 5 points for each project benefiting your community (for a max of 25 points). You also earn points for members completing the four different levels in BAAs. Your chapters will receive 20 points for members who achieve the America Level, 15 points for each member who achieves the Leader Level, 10 points for each member who achieves the Business Level, and 5 points for each member who achieves the Future Level.
Chapters can also get points for participating in membership campaigns. You will receive 1 point for each member who submits a Membership Madness online application. You will receive 5 points for each member who submits a Membership Mania online application (recruits 10 new members) by the stated deadline. You also can start or help get a chapter back into FBLA. You will receive 10 points for chartering a PBL, FBLA or FBLA-ML chapter or reactivating a chapter by March 1.
There are many more ways to earn points! Visit the chapter resources page to learn more about becoming a Champion Chapter!
Posted on Mon, October 9, 2017
by Danny Spors