Future Business Leaders of America

South Dakota FBLA State Executive Board Meeting

February 7, 2005, 1:30 P.M.

Chamber of Commerce, Pierre, SD

 

President Kindal Konechne called the meeting to order at 1:40 p.m.  President Konechne welcomed everyone to Pierre and expressed her delight with the South Dakota FBLA year so far.  She challenged everyone to set high goals and encouraged each person to take advantage of the experiences FBLA offers.

 

East River Vice President Cody Braun led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Historian Wendi Falor led us in the FBLA Pledge.

 

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck took roll of the State Officers in attendance, seven were present.  Secretary Borgheiinck also took roll of local chapters as well.  There were 17 members and 5 advisors present for a total of 22 people.  Attached is a detailed list of those in attendance.

 

Reporter Beth Feist introduced the State Executive Committee, which included the following:

Parliamentarian Kelli Hammer and Advisor Anne Frericks, Historian Wendi Falor and Advisor Doris Ann Chmela, Reporter Beth Feist and Advisor Cheryl Ulman, Treasurer Jordan Makela and Advisor Lynette Heitz, Secretary Holly Borgheiinck and Advisors Cindy Hofland and Gary Gangle, East River Vice President Cody Braun and Advisor Lynette Heitz, President Kindal Konechne and Advisor Doris Ann Chmela, State Executive Secretary Lynette Molstad-Gorder, State Chair Gerald Gramm, and State Advisor Doris Ann Chmela.

 

East River Vice President Cody Braun introduced the Board of Directors, which included the following: President Sheila Hansen, Debbie Gates, Cheryl Ulmen, Gerald Gramm, Doris Ann Chmela, Lynette Heitz, Lynette Molstad-Gorder, Deb Esser, and Kindal Konechne.  The next Boards of Direrectors meeting will be today following this meeting.

 

Parliamentarian Kelli Hammer gave the Parliamentarian Insight (see report attachment).

 

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes as they have been sent out to all local chapters.  The motion was seconded and passed.

 

Treasurer Jordan Makela reported that our state cash balance was $6,511.66.  Our savings account has $1,201.38 and the endowment fund has $24,533.50.  The report was placed on file for audit.

 

Historian Wendi Falor gave a report on the state scrapbook (see report attachment).

 

East River Vice President Cody Braun gave a report on National Fall Leadership Conference (see report attachment).

 

Standing Committee Reports

 

·   Secretary Holly Borgheiinck stated this year’s Adopt a Chapter assignments.  With this, the state officers hope to improve contact with local chapters (see report attachment for listing).  Gereld Gramm informed us that Brandon Valley now has a FBLA Chapter.  President Konechne will add them to her list of Adopt a Chapters.

 

·   Reporter Beth Feist gave the State Newsletter Report.  She encourages each chapter to send in news and pictures to be put in the newsletter (see report attachment).

 

·   East River Vice President Cody Braun gave the Web Page Report (see report attachment).

 

·   Treasure Jordan Makela gave the March of Dimes Report (see report attachment).

 

·   Reporter Beth Feist gave a report on Join Hands Day.  Join Hands Day is a day for all ages to get together to accomplished a project (see report attachment).

 

Special Committee Reports

 

·   Historian Wendi Falor gave the State Slide Show Report.  She requested that each chapter send pictures to be included in the slide show (see report attachment).

 

·   Parliamentarian Kelli Hammer gave a report on Legislative Shadow Day (see report attachment).

 

·   President Kindal Konechne gave a report on our Corporate Sponsorship (see report attachment).

 

Unfinished Business

 

·   Corporate Sponsors need to be looked into at the local level.  A powerpoint or a multimedia is more benefical then sending letters.  Anybody can procede in getting corporate sponsors; if you need help contact one of the state officers.

 

New Business

 

·   FBLA Week is Feburary 13-19 this year. This is a great time to advertise FBLA in your school.  Each chapter is challenged to increase their membership by advertising and promoting the benefits of FBLA.  Membership dues aren’t due until March 1; as a state we are below are membership goal.

 

·   State Spring Leadership Conference this year will be held in Pierre from April 10-12,2005.  Sam Glenn, an artist, will be our speaker.  Tom Block and Jon Michaels will do our Multi Media. All activities for the Conference will be held in the Ramkota River Center. The Ramkota’s hotel rooms are now filled.  The Governors Inn is right across the street from the Ramkota and would be a good alternative. Vice President Cody Braun moved to open discussion on State Spring Leadership Conference.  The motion was seconded and passed.

 

          The booklet for State Leadership Conference will be done by the Redfield Chapter.  Workshop write ups will be needed.

          During the Awards, descriptions for each event will not be read this year.

          Mountains Plains Vice-President Debbie Garber will be attending.

          The host chapter this year will be Pierre.

          A motion was made and passed to put the money from the dance into the endowment fund.  Mrs. Chmela will look into getting matching funds to donate towards the March of Dimes.

          The state officers will look into doing workshops.  Reporter Feist will find information about having a model show.  Workshops will be approximately 30 minutes.

          Food for Monday night will be Soup and sandwiches.

          Events for Sunday night were discussed.  Events mentioned were as follows: gambling night, talent show, twister tournament, movie night, and an open microphone.  The open microphone night was favorable.

          The curfew for Sunday night will be midnight; Monday night it will be 1:00 p.m.

           Student behavior will be monitored closely because of complains from last years State Leadership Conference and from this years State Fall Leadership Conference.  We will request that an adult to student ratio be met of one to eight.  Workshop leaders, state officers, and advisors will try to take notice of who is being inconsiderate and notify their advisors and chaperons.  Students will be disqualified from events for miss behaving.  Depending on the extent of the behavior and the time during the conference it takes place, students may be sent home.  Having chapters color coded on their name tags to make it easy to recognize what chapter they are from was discussed.  Student behavior will be discussed at the Board of Directors meeting also.  It is recommended that advisors check out hotel rooms when they check in to make sure nothing is damaged or missing that FBLA would be held accountable for.

          Chapters will be assigned plaques fees that they are responsible for just like last year.  Brandon Valley will be excused from this because it is their first year.  The cost per plaque is $7.50.

          Recipients of the Business Achievement Awards will not be recognized at state because it is too late to get the information from the National level about who has received this award from South Dakota.  It was suggested that a workshop on them be done at the conference.  Next year members applying for awards will need to send information to the state and national.

          Outstanding Local Advisor and Outstanding Professional Member applications will be sent to the local presidents.  This is a great way to recognize your local advisor and professional members!

          This year, we would like two state officer candidates per office.  If you are thinking about running, talk to your respected state officer for more information!  All candidates are encouraged to attend the March meeting.  State and national candidate forms have been sent out to local chapters.

 

A motion was made by Secretary Holly to recess for five minutes.  The motion was seconded and passed.

 

          The Registration fee will be due March 22 and is $45.00 per person.

          The South Dakota Dress Code has been changed to follow the National Dress Code.  This means open toed shoes will be allowed, but no flip flops.  Midriffs will not be acceptable dress ware.  Only piercings in ears may show.  Advisors and chaperones will be designated to check members dress.  If members do not follow dress code they will be disqualified from that event.  The Award Ceremony will be formal attire.

          Competitive event reports are due March 11.  The state and national levels have changed it so only freshman and sophomore students may enter Word Processing I and Computer Concepts.  The national level will require an oral presentation for Website Development and Multi-Media Presentation.  At the state you will not be allowed to leave the testing area for 20 minutes after the test starts.  Test ties will be broken by the last five questions. 

          Our first choice for Sam Glenn to speak about is “The Maker of unshakable Leadership: Laying the Foundation of Leadership”.  Our second choice is “The Power of Choice”.

          Survival bags for advisors will be given from the state officers.

 

 

·   National Leadership Conference will be held in Orlando, FL, from June 24-27, 2005.  Travel arrangements were discussed.  The price for a Northwestern flight is $475 per person; 65 people will be able to fit on the plane from Sioux Falls.  We would fly from Sioux Falls to Minneapolis, and then from Minneapolis to Orlando.  For an Untied flight, the cost is $340 per person.  Twenty people can fit on a plane departing from Sioux Falls and landing in Chicago.  We would then board a larger plane to finish our trip to Orlando.  With United, different flights will arrive in Orlando at different times.  American Airlines will be checked into it.  Disney World is an option for touring.  This would cost $59.75 for one theme park, or $94.75 for a pass for all the Disney theme parks.  Other options for touring, such as Universal Studios, will be looked into.  This year members attending the Institute For Leaders will go ahead of everybody and the rest will come later.   We will do our touring two days after the conference.  We will be staying at the Swan and Dolphin hotels that are located right on the Disney World ground.

·   The 2005 State Fall Leadership Conference is to be held in Watertown.  So far the date and speakers have not been established.

 

Announcements

 

·   Next meeting will be at the Holy Trinity Catholic School March 7, 2005 in Huron, SD.

 

President Kindal Konechne adjourned the meeting at 3:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Roll Call

South Dakota Future Business Leaders of America

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck

February 7, 2005

 

Chapters

Members

Advisors

Professional Members

Chaperones

Total

Canistota

0

0

0

0

0

Colman-Egan

0

0

0

0

0

Dakota Valley

0

0

0

0

0

Highmore

0

0

0

0

0

Howard

0

0

0

0

0

Huron

0

0

0

0

0

Ipswich

2

1

0

0

3

Kadoka

0

0

0

0

0

Kimball

2

1

0

0

3

Leola

0

0

0

0

0

Madison

0

0

0

0

0

Mitchell

1

1

0

0

2

Northwestern

1

0

0

0

1

Parkston

0

0

0

0

0

Pierre

6

0

0

0

6

Redfield

3

1

0

0

4

Sisseton

2

1

0

0

3

SF Lincoln

0

0

0

0

0

SF Roosevelt

0

0

0

0

0

SF Washington

0

0

0

0

0

Tri-Valley

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

17

5

0

0

22

 

 

State Officers

 

President Kindal Konechne

Ö

Vice President Cody Braun

Ö

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck

Ö

Treasurer Jordan Makela

Ö

Reporter Beth Feist

Ö

Historian Wendi Falor

Ö

Parliamentarian Kelli Hammer

Ö

 

 

Parliamentary Insight Report

                At our FBLA Executive Board Meetings, we use Parliamentary Procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order, which provide structure to the meeting to promote efficiency.  All members and advisors attending the meeting are welcome to make motions and participate in the discussions.  To do so, one must stand and address the chair.  Once recognized, he or she is welcome to make a motion, saying, “I move that…” or share his opinion on the matter.  But remember, only the State Officers are permitted to vote on the motions however.  With that in mind, all meeting attendees are encouraged to join the discussion and share their viewpoints on the agenda topics.

 

State Scrapbook Report

                The 2004-2005 South Dakota State FBLA scrapbook is well underway, being filled with journeys and memories.  The theme for the scrapbook is following the National and State theme, “The Road to Your Success”.  I still ask that all chapters in the state of South Dakota please submit pictures and articles to me, the State Historian, to be put in the scrapbook.  Remember that there is a space in the scrapbook for every chapter and it is up to you to fill it.  I have contacted the local historians and advisors several times to send me pictures and articles, I have had a response, just not the response I want.  You can still send me everything to my home address or email.  If you need either of these, come talk to me.  I would like to have all of the chapters that want to submit something in to me by March 1, please.

 

National Fall Leadership Conference Report

                On Thursday we departed out of Miller and arrived in Omaha at approximately 7:00 p.m.  On Friday we went to the zoo.  We then attended three workshops including motivational ones.  General Session followed where we heard from a motivation speaker who met many goals in his life, such as running in the Olympics.  Battle of the States followed, where we received 3rd place.  Saturday we were scheduled for six workshops, these included icebreakers, fundraising ideas, and ways to us humor in your life.  The Closing General Session was Saturday night, and the dance followed that.  We departed at about midnight from Omaha.

 

Adopt a Chapter Report

                This year the officer team has decided to have the Adopt a Chapter Program.  This is designed to allow each South Dakota FBLA Chapter to have direct contact with a state officer.  Each officer has been assigned three chapters. The Adopt a Chapter assignments are as follows:

 

Jordan                                  Cody                                                      Beth                                       Holly

Canistita                                                Dakota Valley                                      Highmore                              Huron

Leola                                                      Madison                                                                Pierre                                      Colman-Egan

Ispwich                                  Howard                                                 Kadoka                                 Sisseton

 

Kindal                                   Kelli                                                       Wendi

Kimball                                 Northwestern                                        SF Roosevelt

Parkston                                                Redfield                                                 SF Washington

Mitchell                                 Tri Valley                                              SF Lincoln

Brandon Valley

 

If you have any questions about Adopt a Chapter, contact one of your state officers.      

 

State Newsletter

                As state reporter, my job is to write a newsletter at least three times a year.  This year, I have already put out two newsletters, each containing seven pages packed with information and fun things like puzzles.  My next newsletter is set to be out hopefully by the end of February, with the last newsletter coming out at state conference.  It’s not too late to get chapter’s information in to me for the third newsletter, as I have already received at least five chapters’ information.  I have received tremendous help from my local chapters to get information to me and I hope they continue to help me through the rest of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Web page Report

                On the state website I have been looking into finding a way to get corporate sponsors on there.  I haven’t found a logical way yet, I would like local chapters input on this.  After I decided on a way I will need Mrs. Molstad-Gorders help on accomplishing it. One of my goals is to have all of the state officers to work on their website.  Some of the officers still need to do that, so if they could work on them I would appreciate it.

 

Join Hands Day Report

                Join Hands Day is held on June 16.  This special day each year teams of young people get together with adult groups to carry out volunteer projects that help people and communities.  The goal of Join Hands Day is to help reduce barriers, misunderstandings, and isolation between youth and adults in our age-segregated society.  This will happen if your FBLA chapter develops a Join Hands Day partnership with a local business or corporation.  For ideas on projects, see the Join Hands Day web site at www.joinhandsday.org.  Through participating in this day, your members will be able to reach across generations and work with new friends in identifying and fixing troublesome conditions where you live.

 

March of Dimes Report

                The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization with the mission of research, education, and advocacy to save babies’ lives.  It was founded in 1932 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to save America’s youth from a disease that attacked him, polio.  Within 17 years of starting the March of Dimes, a vaccine had been developed and polio eliminated.  Though polio is no longer a threat, the March of Dimes continues their work to give babies a fighting chance against prematurity, birth defects, and low birth weight. 

FBLA joins the fight each year by raising the money to help support the March of Dimes.  Each year at the Spring Leadership Conference in April, every Chapter donates a gift basket for the Chinese Auction.  The one dollar fee for the dance also goes to the March of Dimes. But the most substantial donations come right from the chapters.  Last year South Dakota FBLA raised $1,909.77 for the March of Dimes.  This year we hope to raise even more. 

“Mission LIFT” is a new pilot program that focuses on the development of leadership skills in FBLA-PBL members and increased involvement in Walk America.  The general idea is that the members will learn important skills through their participation in Walk America.  You can find out more about “Mission Lift” and other programs at either www.marchofdimes.com or www.fbla-pbl.org.

 

State Slide Show Report

                In the past years at state, there has been a slideshow presentation to show the achievements and hard work of chapter and individuals.  This year won’t be any different so I am very excited that I am able to put the slideshow together.  I am using the pictures and articles that have been submitted, as well as some of my own pictures.  Once again, I ask you to send articles and pictures to me.  It is a great way for your chapter to get recognized for all of its hard work and efforts.

 

Legislative Shadow Day Report

Tommorw, Feb. 8, 2005 the state officers and I will be participating the Legislative Shadow Day and we will be spending our day at the capital.  We will kick off the day by meeting our legislators during a breakfast held at 6:30 a.m., and we will continue our day by shadowing them at the capital all day.  The legislator assignments are as follows: President  Konechne  with  Representative Hackl, Vice President  Braun with Representative Dennert, Secretary Borgheiinck with Senator Hanson, Treasure Makela with Representative Rhoden, Reporter Feist with Representative Peterson, Historian Falor with Representative Thompson, Parliamentarian Hammer with Representative Rounds.

 

Corporate Sponsorship Report

This year we have two corporate partners, which are Midstate Communications and the Bankers Association.  Recently we got information from the Mitchell Walmart.  We are looking into that and some other businesses.  We are looking into getting more corporate partners this year so if you have any information about businesses that are good candidates please pass the information along to myself or the State Advisor Mrs. Chmela.