Future Business Leaders of America

South Dakota FBLA State Executive Board Session

October 14, 2004, 9:30 AM

Dakota Wesleyan Campus, Mitchell, SD

 

President Kindal Konechne called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.  As she welcomed everyone to the meeting, she expressed her excitement for the day.  She challenged everyone to set high goals this year in FBLA and thanked everyone for their commitment to this magnificent organization.

 

President Kindal Konechne then introduced the 2004-2005 officer team: President Kindal Konechne, East River Vice President Cody Braun, Secretary Holly Borgheiinck, Treasurer Jordan Makela, Reporter Beth Feist, Historian Wendi Falor, and Parliamentarian Kelli Hammer; Special Guests PBL State Co-Advisor and Assistant Professor of Business Jerri Lucket, and PBL State Vice President and local President Katie Peugh.

 

Jerri Lucket welcomed all of us to the Dakota Wesleyan Campus and encouraged us to join PBL when we enter college.

 

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, six were present.  Secretary Holly also took roll of Local Chapters as well.  There were 151 members and 15 advisors present for a total of 166 people.  Attached is a more 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.

 

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.

 

Vice President Cody Braun reported that our state cash balance was $4,556.34.  Our savings account has $1,201.08 and the endowment fund has $23,422.07.  The report was placed on file for audit.

 

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

 

Parliamentarian Kelli Hammer gave a report on the 2004 Officer Leadership Institute (see report attachment).

 

President Kindal Konechne stated that all chapters have been given a copy of the State Program of Work.  If your chapter has not received a copy please contact President Konechne or State Advisor Mrs. Chmela.

 

Standing Committee Reports

 

·   Secretary Holly Borgheiinck introduced this year’s Adopt a Chapter Program.  With this, the state officers hope to improve contact with local chapters (see report attachment for listing).

 

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

 

·   Historian Wendi Falor requested that all chapters send her pictures for the scrapbook.  The theme this year is, “The Road to Your Success” (see report attachment).

 

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

 

·   Parliamentarian Kelli Hammer gave the March of Dimes Report (see report attachment).

 

·   Reporter Beth Feist gave a report on Join Hands Day.  Join Hands 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).

 

·   President Kindal Konechne gave a report on our first Corporate Sponsors.  The Bankers Association has donated $500 towards FBLA (see report attachment).

 

Unfinished Business

 

·   The SD FBLA State officers and advisers have chosen to attend the National Fall Leadership Conference in Omaha, NE on November 5-6, 2004. We will be traveling from Pierre and will be staying at the Embassy Suites.

 

New Business

 

·   The 2004 State Spring Leadership Conference will be held at the Ramkota in Pierre, SD, from April 10-12, 2005. Sam Glenn, an artist, will be our keynote speaker.

 

We are still looking at possibilities for our multimedia and sound. If you have any information about someone close to Pierre who is available on those dates, please give this information to the State Adviser Doris Ann Chmela or President Kindal Konechne.

 

The state officers have decided to use the same method we used last year in regard to the plaques. We will assign each chapter a certain number of plaques they will need to provide the money for. The easiest way to do this is by getting a local business to sponsor the plaques for a competitive event. If you can’t get a local business to sponsor a set of plaques for you it’s up to your chapter to come up with the money for them. This method seemed to work well last year. We ask that you make sure to say whom the money is from and what chapter it’s sent from when you submit your money to Treasurer Makela.

 

·   The 2004 National Leadership Conference will be held in Orlando, FL, from June 24-27, 2005. Travel accommodations have not yet been finalized.

 

·   The 2006 State Spring Leadership Conference will be held in Pierre at the Ramkota Convention Center on April 9-11, 2006.   The speaker has not been decided, but a possibility is to get Jim Wand, the speaker from last year.

 

·   Meeting Dates were handed out to you in your packets at registration and can be found on the state site.

 

·   South Dakota will be attending National Fall Leadership Conference in Omaha, NE, on November 5-6, 2004.

 

·   The February Executive Board meeting will be held in conjunction with the legislative shadow day in Pierre. The tentative dates for this meeting and shadow day are February 7 & 8, 2005.

 

·   The Budget Meeting will be held in Huron on March 7, 2005.

 

·   The state officers have broken up into two groups to put on workshops. These workshops are on attending State and National Conferences and also running for a State Office. These workshops will be very helpful if you are serious about running for any office. As the state officer team has said many times, we’d like to have two people running for each office at this next year’s SLC. We as a state officer team will be pushing you as leaders to run for office.

 

Announcements

·   Advisors meeting today will be at 12:30 p.m. in this room.

·   Door prizes can be dropped off in the front of this room.

·   Lunch is on your own, but be back by 12:30 p.m.; this is when the workshops will begin again.

 

President Kindal Konechne adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.


Roll Call

South Dakota Future Business Leaders of America

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck

October 14, 2004

“I ask that a representative from each chapter stand and recite how many members, advisors, professional members, and chaperones are in attendance today.”

 

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

3

1

0

0

4

Howard

25

1

0

0

26

Huron

9

1

0

0

10

Ipswich

1

0

0

0

1

Kadoka

3

1

0

0

4

Kimball

14

1

0

0

15

Leola

7

4

0

0

11

Madison

21

1

0

0

22

Mitchell

12

1

0

0

13

Northwestern

2

0

0

0

2

Parkston

19

1

0

0

20

Pierre

8

1

0

0

9

Redfield

13

1

0

0

14

Sisseton

14

1

0

0

15

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

151

15

0

0

166

 

 

State Officers

 

President Kindal Konechne

Ö

Vice President Cody Braun

Ö

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck

Ö

Treasurer Jordan Makela

 

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.

 

2004 National Leadership Conference Report

                This year the National FBLA Leadership Conference was held in Denver, Colorado.  The state officers attended Institute for Leaders and graduated with honors.  While we were there learning the other South Dakota FBLA members were having fun touring Pike’s Peak and Royal Gorge.  The next day they went to Six Flags in Denver.  Thursday the Competitive Events were held and we went to see the Rockies play the San Frisco Giants.  On Friday the Open Events were held along with workshops all day long.  At night many people went to Hard Rock Café and to a movie.  Saturday we had free time downtown and the awards ceremony at night.  The dance followed that and we left for South Dakota a little after midnight.  Winners of Competitive Events were: In Community Service Sisseton High School, Jaspers team, 10th place; Sisseton High School Borgheiinck team, 8th place;  Web Site Development: Team of Berkemier, 2nd place; Future Business Leader: Quinn Volmert, 8th place.  Winners of Open Events were:  Home Relations and Ethics: Kris Schwebler, 1st place; and Access Data Base: Jordan Makela, 1st place.  Delegates from each local chapter voted on the Mountain Plains Vice President.  The winner of that election was Debbie Garber from Wyoming.

 

2004 Officer Leadership Institute Report

                The  South Dakota FBLA State Officers met July 26, for the officer planning day in Madison.  First we heard from Gerald Gramm.  Then we wrote our program of work and set the goals we would like to achieve for the year.  The officer group photo was also taken, and the officers learned how to develop their own website for the South Dakota FBLA web page.

 

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                                            

 

 

State Newsletter Report

                The State Newsletter is coming along.  The first issue will contain five to seven pages.  I still need chapters to get the, “What’s Going On”, forms to me as soon as possible so I can put chapter news in.  I have more forms if you lost, forgot, or never got one.  You can even fill the forms out here and give them back to me today.  The first issue is set to be out by November first, so let’s make it happen!

 

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 will follow the National and State theme, “The Road to Your Success”. I ask that all the chapters in the state of South Dakota submit pictures and articles to the State Historian, Wendi Falor, 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 would really appreciate if every chapter sends their pictures to me.

 

 

Web Page Report

                The South Dakota FBLA website has been up dated and has current photographs of the state officers, I have set a lot of goals for the website this year that I am hoping to accomplish them with the help of Mrs. Lynette Molstad-Gorder and the state officer team.  One of my goals for the state website is to update the personal web pages more frequently then in previous years.  As of now the state officers have started their websites but have not completed them.  Another goal that I have is to increase the appeal of becoming a corporate sponsor.  This can be accomplished by telling the corporation that we talk to that if they donate a certain amount of money their company’s name will be placed on the website.  To advertise their corporation, we will have their advertisement put on a different page depending on the amount that they donate.  An example would be if they donate $200 or more they would be listed on the homepage as a friend of the South Dakota FBLA program.  This idea would have to go through the approval of Mrs. Molstad-Gorder.  If she approves it I believe it will be a great benefit to the South Dakota FBLA program.

 

March of Dimes Report

                The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization with the mission of research and education to save babies’ lives.  It was founded in 1932 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help find a cure for polio.  After 17 years of the March of Dimes, a vaccine was invented and polio was eliminated.  Although polio is no longer a threat the March of Dimes continues to work to give babies a fighting chance against premature, birth defects and low birth weight.  FBLA joins the fight each year by raising money to help support the March of Dimes.  Each year at the Spring Leadership Conference in April, each Chapter donates a gift basket for the Chinese auction.  The one dollar to get into 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. 

 

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.

 

State Slide Show Report

                In the past years at state, there has been a slideshow presentation to show the achievements and hard work of chapters and individuals. This year shouldn’t be any different so I am looking forward to being able to put the slideshow together. I will use the pictures that are submitted and some that I have taken. Once again, I ask you to send articles and pictures to the State Historian. It is a great way for your chapter to get recognized for all of its hard work and efforts.

 

 

Corporate Sponsorship

This year we are pleased to have one of our first Corporate Sponsors. The Bankers Association has donated 500 dollars towards FBLA. We are looking forward to growing a relationship with this Association.  The State officer team is looking at even more possibilities for corporate sponsorship.