Future Business Leaders of America

South Dakota FBLA State Executive Board Meeting

September 13, 2004, 9:30 AM

Holy Trinity Catholic School, Huron, SD

President Kindal Konechne called the meeting to order at 9:35 AM. She welcomed everyone for coming, stated that this meeting was designed for everyone to become prepared, informed, and gather ideas for another successful year in FBLA. She encouraged everybody to take their past accomplishments and leadership experiences and use it on their road to success this year. She then thanked everybody for their dedication to FBLA.

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

Historian Wendi Falor led the FBLA Pledge.

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck took roll of State Officers in attendance and all seven were present. Secretary Holly took roll call of Local Chapters as well. There were 51 members and 13 advisors present. Attached is a more detailed list of those attending.

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.

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 by East River Vice President Cody Braun.

Treasurer Jordan Makela reported that our state cash balance was $4,134.03. Our Saving Account has $1,200.78 and the endowment fund has $23,293.47. The report was placed on file for audit.

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).

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

Treasurer Jordan Makela gave a report on the 2004 National Leadership Conference. South Dakota had several top ten placers and all had a good time (see report attachment).

Reporter Beth Feist told about our experiences at the Institute for Leaders (see report attachment).

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

President Kindal Konechne expanded and read the Program of Work. The Program of Work is attached.

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck gave a report on Adopt a Chapter (see report attachment).

Reporter Beth Feist gave a report on the State Newsletter.  She hopes all chapters will send pictures and news to her (see report attachment).

Vice-President Cody Braun shared his hopes for the state web page (see report attachment).

Reporter Beth Feist gave a report on membership recruitment (see report attachment).

Treasurer Jordan Makela gave a report on March of Dimes (see report attachment). 

Historian Wendi Falor shared the report on this years slide show for our spring leadership Conference (see report attachment).

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).

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 attachments).

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

Reporter Beth Feist informed those in attendance about Membership Recruitment (see report attachment)

Treasurer Jordan Makela gave the March of Dimes Report (see report attachment)

Special Committee Report

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)

Unfinished Business

The State Fall Leadership Conference will be held in Mitchell, SD this year at the Holiday Inn and Dakota Wesleyan Campus on October 14, 2004. This year, State Fall Leadership Conference will be in affiliation with the Bankers Association. We will first go to the Holiday Inn and listen to speakers provided by the Bankers Association and then assemble at the Dakota Wesleyan Campus for our Executive Board meeting and Workshops. Lynette Molstad- Gorder addressed the group with further information including decisions about lunch. It was asked that all chapters bring a $10-$15 door prize.

New Business

The National Fall Leadership Conference will be held in four locations this year. SD FBLA state officers and advisers have chosen to go to Omaha, NE on November 5-6, 2004. We plan to leave on Thursday, November 4, 2004 after school and then leaving after the dance on Saturday night, arriving home early on Sunday, November 7, 2004. Gerarld Gramm added that we will be staying downtown Omaha at the Hilton. The rooms will be $120 for 2 people and $139 for 4 people. He encouraged everybody to go and take advantage of the opportunity to attend a close National Fall Leadership Conference. Registration fee is $90 and a bus from South Dakota with 50 people on it would cost each person $49 for travel. The prize for travel may increase depending on where the bus leaves from.

The 2005 State Spring Leadership Conference will be held at the Pierre, Ramkota from April 10-12, 2004. Mr. Gramm addressed attendees with information regarding the speaker. The speaker will paint a picture as he speaks. The Peirre chapter is looking into a person to hire for our multi-media needs.

The 2005 National Leadership Conference will be held in Orlando,

FL from June 24-27. Mrs. Chmela is looking into travel arrangements and prices. She suggested if you plan on going you should start saving your money now to cover the high cost.

The 2006 State Spring Leadership Conference will be held in Pierre at the Ramkota Convention Center in April.

Tentative Meeting Dates

State Fall Leadership Conference in Mitchell, October 14, 2004.

National Fall Leadership Conference at Omaha, NE, November 5-6, 2004

Shadow Day at Pierre, SD, February 7-8, 2005

Budget Meeting at Huron, SD, March 7, 2005

State Leadership Conference at Pierre, SD, Ramkota, April 10-12

National Leadership Conference at Orlando, FL, June 24-27, 2005.

Scholarships

South Dakota FBLA sponsors a scholarship for graduating seniors that have been involved in SD FBLA in which their local chapters have a professional member.

 

 

Running for Regional and National Office

This year’s state FBLA officer team highly encourages any of you to run for a regional or national office. South Dakota FBLA has $200 set aside in its budge for candidates wishing to run for national office. If you wish to run for national office you need to contact the state adviser, Doris Ann Chmela, for more details and information from national headquarters. The application for office needs to be received at National Headquarters in May of 2005. The Regional Office application is due on September 15, 2004.

Awards

We decided to keep the precedent of having the local chapters sponsor the plaques, or getting a business to sponsor them.

President Kindal Konechne adjourned the meeting at 10:05 AM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Holly Borgheiinck

2004-2005 State Secretary

 


Roll Call

South Dakota Future Business Leaders of America

Secretary Holly Borgheiinck

 

Chapters

Members

Advisors

Professional Members

Chaperones

Total

Canistota

4

1

0

0

5

Colman-Egan

0

0

0

0

0

Dakota Valley

0

0

0

0

0

Highmore

4

1

0

0

5

Howard

0

0

0

0

0

Huron

6

1

0

0

7

Ipswich

2

1

0

0

3

Kadoka

0

0

0

0

0

Kimball

2

1

0

0

3

Leola

7

1

0

0

8

Madison

0

1

0

0

1

Mitchell

4

1

0

0

5

Northwestern

2

1

0

0

3

Parkston

7

1

0

0

8

Pierre

7

1

0

0

8

Redfield

3

1

0

0

4

Sisseton

3

1

0

0

4

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

51

13

0

0

64

 

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

 

 


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 that every chapter sends their pictures to me.

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, Jasper 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.

Institute for Leaders Report

While we were in Denver, all the state officers attended a series of workshops called Institute for Leaders. While we attended these workshops we came up with new ideas for our state, such as new awards, fundraisers, and scholarships. We also listened to speakers like Gwame Jackson from Donald Trumps Apprentice, and broke boards at the Twilight Honors Session. Overall it was an awesome experience that brought all the state officers closer together. Most of the content we will be using at out workshops today came from our experiences at IFL.

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.

 

2004-2005 South Dakota State FBLA Program of Work

“The Road to Your Success”

1.Communicate and Promote FBLA

A. Recruit corporate sponsors

1. Each officer recruits one corporate sponsor

B. Adopt a Chapter

C. Update and improve the website

2. Increase Membership

D. Increase professional membership

E. Recruit new chapters

F. Reactivate chapters

3. Increase State Officer Candidates

G. Obtain two candidates per office

4. Support National Projects and Awards

H. March of Dime

I. Join Hands Day

J. American Enterprise Day

K. Business Achievement Awards

L. Distinguished Business Leader Scholarship

M. Membership Madness-Membership Mania

5. More Participation at State

N. Competitive events

O. Increase chapters in attendance

 

 

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 two chapters along with their own chapter. All advisors should have a list of the adopt a chapters. If you have any questions about Adopt a Chapter, contact one of your state officers.

State Newsletter Report

I’m Beth Feist, the Reporter. I am asking that all local reporters that are present come talk to me sometime today weather it being when we split up into workshops or any other time. I would like to give you a form to fill out that you can send back to me. If anyone has any articles or pictures they would like to see in the newsletter, please email or send them 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 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 not started their web pages but I am hoping they are up and going in the next week to two weeks. 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.

Membership Recruitment Report

Membership Recruitment is a vital part of keeping local FBLA chapters active. This past year the chapters received a plaque at State Spring Leadership Conference who have reached the highest and most professional members in our state. This year we would like to recruit more professional members. Maybe even one per chapter. For each chapter that has a professional member, that chapters senior members are eligible for a scholarship. Each State Officer is to contact 3 new chapters to get them started up and current chapters to keep them active. We have awards this year such has Membership Madness and Membership Mania. These awards are for anybody that wants to try for them. All you have to do for Madness is recruit 5 or more new members and Mania is 10 or more new members. These awards will be given at State Spring Conference. For membership and professional membership brochures you can log on to www.fbla-pbl.org and download them from there. You can even customize them for your own chapter.

March of Dimes Report

The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization with the mission is to 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 per maturity, 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.

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.