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January 6, 2017

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Tennessee FBLA Membership Update

It's never "too late" to submit your chapter membership rosters or add additional members. Our Tennessee FBLA membership goal is 7,500+. The minimum chapter size required is five student members and one chapter adviser. Here's a snapshot of our association's numbers as of January 1:
Chapter Total Members
Adamsville Senior High School 57
Alvin C York Agricultural Inst 34
Arlington High School 68
Bartlett High School 19
Bearden High School 29
Beech Senior High School 54
Benton County Career & Tech Center 21
Bolivar Central High School 55
Bolton High School 5
Bradford High School 19
Brainerd Senior High School 30
Brighton High School 37
Bristol Tennessee High School 7
Campbell County High School 47
Cannon County High School 47
Carter High School 6
Cascade High School 5
Centennial High School 41
Central High School 33
Central High School 18
Cherokee High School 22
Chester County High School 23
Clarkrange High School 21
Clarksburg High School 6
Clarksville Academy 16
Clarksville High School 15
Clay County High School 60
Cleveland High School 23
Clinton High School 13
Coalfield High School 18
Cocke County High School 7
Coffee County High School 150
Coffee County Middle School 75
Columbia Central High School 12
Community High School 32
Cookeville High School 43
Coopertown Middle School 14
Copper Basin High School 6
Cordova High School 65
Cornersville High School 28
Cosby High School 2
Covington High school 31
Craigmont High School 78
Culleoka High School 18
Cumberland County High School 23
Dekalb County High School 118
Dickson County Senior High 47
Dobyns - Bennett High School 39
Douglass High School 20
Dresden High School 38
Dyer County High School 15
Dyersburg High School 33
Eagleville High School 40
East Hamilton Middle High School 105
East Hamilton Middle School 43
East Hickman High School 18
East High School 6
Elizabethton High School 30
Farragut High School 25
Fayette - Ware Comprehensive High School 54
Forrest High School 37
Franklin County High School 96
Gallatin High School 7
Germantown High School 11
Gibson County High School 11
Giles County High School 26
Gordonsville High School 35
Greenbrier High School 45
Greenfield High School 52
Grundy County High School 54
Halls High School 39
Halls High School 6
Hamilton High School 13
Hampshire Unit School 23
Hampton High School 21
Hancock County High School 25
Happy Valley High School 5
Hardin County High School 75
Hardin Valley Academy 12
Hendersonville High School 143
Henry County FBLA 51
Heritage High School 8
Hickman County High School 13
Hixson High School 65
Hollow Rock Bruceton Central High School 28
Holloway High School 10
Houston County High School 43
Houston High School 8
Humboldt High School 11
Huntingdon High School 10
Huntland High School 69
Jackson County High School 21
Jefferson County High School 19
Jo Byrns School 7
John Overton High School 12
Johnson County High School CTE 27
Karns High School 6
Kingsbury Career & Tech Center 14
Kingsbury High School 27
Lawrence County High School 13
Lebanon High School 32
Lewis County High School 25
Liberty Technology Magnet High School 4
Lincoln County High School 72
Livingston Academy 38
Loretto High School 28
Loudon High School 12
Macon County High School 53
Marshall County High School 135
Martin Luther King Prep High School 10
McEwen High School 49
McKenzie High School 24
McMinn Central High School 20
McMinn County High School 5
McNairy Central High School 40
Middle College High School 23
Midway High School 13
Milan High School 9
Mitchell High School 8
Monterey High School 42
Montgomery Central High School 34
Moore County High School 16
Morristown - Hamblen East High School 10
Morristown - Hamblen West High School 22
Mt. Juliet High School 7
Mt. Pleasant High School 4
Munford High School 24
North Greene High School 10
Northeast High School 8
Northwest High School 16
Northwest Prep Academy 4
Oak Ridge High School 5
Oakhaven High School 3
Oliver Springs High School 25
Oneida High School 12
Ooltewah High School 16
Perry County High School 21
Pigeon Forge High School 3
Polk County High School 22
Portland High School 28
Red Boiling Springs 50
Ridgeway High School 74
Ripley High School 11
Riverdale High School 5
Riverside High School 28
Rockwood High School 17
Rossview High School 17
Santa Fe High School 60
Science Hill High School 43
Scott High School 8
Scotts Hill High School 57
Sequatchie County High School 13
Seymour High School 7
Shelbyville Central High School 120
Signal Mountain Middle High School 9
Smith County High School 53
Smyrna High School 68
South Fulton High School 44
South Gibson County High School 47
South Greene High School 9
Southwind High School 38
Springfield High School 51
Station Camp High School 13
Stewart County High School 107
Stewart County Middle School 28
Stone Memorial High School 10
Sullivan Central High School 19
Sullivan East High School 16
Sullivan North High School 12
Sullivan South 14
Summertown High School 16
Sweetwater High School 16
The McCallie School 16
Trezevant Career & Tech Center 16
Trousdale County High School 17
Tullahoma High School 56
Unaka High School 11
Unicoi County Vocational School 11
Union County High School - Maynardville 23
Van Buren High School 15
Walker Valley High School 100
Warren County Senior H. S. 18
Watertown High School 63
Waverly Central High School 63
Wayne County Technology 10
West Greene High School 11
West High School 6
West Wilson Middle School 25
Westmoreland High School 78
Westview High School 33
Westwood High School 6
White County High School 18
White House Heritage School 51
White House High School 31
White Station High School 79
Whitehaven High School 105
William Blount CTE High School 26
Wilson Central High School 15
TOTAL Tennessee FBLA Members as of January 1 6185

Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Dates

Region Conference Date Conference Fee Conference Location Conference Coordinator
1 Thursday,
January 19, 2017
(lunch and t-shirt included)
First Baptist Church Broad
Tanika Lester
2 Wednesday,
January 18, 2017
(lunch and t-shirt included)
Union University
Lori Harris
3 Monday,
January 30, 2017
(lunch and t-shirt included)
First Baptist Church
Connie Baggett
4 Tuesday,
January 31, 2017
(lunch and t-shirt included)
Forest Mills Church of Christ
Rita Young
5 Thursday,
January 26, 2017
(lunch and t-shirt included)
Middle TN State University
Elouise Jones
6 Thursday,
February 2, 2017
(lunch and t-shirt included)
Knoxville Expo Center
Marsha Salyer
Tennessee FBLA Online Testing Window
Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 13, 2017
 Important Things to Remember:
  • All proctor instruction emails will be sent on the weekend of January 7-8, 2017.
  • All online testing must be administered during the week of January 9-13, 2017 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST each testing day.
  • You are highly encouraged to test your students early in the week. Please avoid waiting until the last day to test your students.

Tennessee FBLA Membership Campaign Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following chapters for participating in our 2016-17 membership campaign and reaching their chapter goals by December 1, 2016!
FBLA Chapter 2016-17 Membership 
Campaign Award
2016-17 Other 
Membership Recognition: 
Club 50 & Club 100
Coffee County High School LEGACY CLUB 100
Shelbyville Central High School LEGACY CLUB 100
Stewart County High School LEGACY CLUB 100
Hardin County High School GAME ON CLUB 50
Adamsville Senior High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Alvin C York Agricultural Inst CONNECT  
Arlington High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Benton County Career & Tech Center CONNECT  
Bolivar Central High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Brainerd Senior High School CONNECT  
Campbell County High School CONNECT  
Cannon County High School CONNECT  
Central High School CONNECT  
Clarkrange High School CONNECT  
Clarksville Academy CONNECT  
Clay County High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Coffee County Middle School CONNECT CLUB 50
Community High School CONNECT  
Craigmont High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Douglass High School CONNECT  
Dresden High School CONNECT  
Dyer County High School CONNECT  
Eagleville High School CONNECT  
Farragut High School CONNECT  
Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School CONNECT  
Franklin County High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Greenfield High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Halls High School CONNECT  
Hampshire Unit School CONNECT  
Hancock County High School CONNECT  
Hickman County High School CONNECT  
Hixson High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Houston County High School CONNECT  
Huntland High School CONNECT CLUB 50
John Overton High School CONNECT  
Kingsbury Career & Tech Center CONNECT  
Kingsbury High School CONNECT  
Lincoln County High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Marshall County High School CONNECT CLUB 100
Middle College High School CONNECT  
Mitchell High School CONNECT  
Montgomery Central High School CONNECT  
Moore County High School CONNECT  
Oliver Springs High School CONNECT  
Perry County High School CONNECT  
Ridgeway High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Riverdale High School CONNECT  
Rockwood High School CONNECT  
Santa Fe High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Smith County High School CONNECT CLUB 50
South Fulton High School CONNECT  
South Gibson County High School CONNECT  
Stewart County Middle CONNECT  
Sullivan North High School CONNECT  
Sullivan South CONNECT  
Trezevant Career & Tech Center CONNECT  
Union County High School - Maynardville CONNECT  
West Wilson Middle School CONNECT  
Westmoreland High School CONNECT CLUB 50
White Station High School CONNECT CLUB 50
Bradford High School ACHIEVE  
Brighton High School ACHIEVE  
Central High School ACHIEVE  
Central High School ACHIEVE  
Cherokee High School ACHIEVE  
Clarksville High School ACHIEVE  
Clinton High School ACHIEVE  
Cordova High School ACHIEVE  
East Hickman High School ACHIEVE  
Forrest High School ACHIEVE  
Hampton High School ACHIEVE  
Holloway High School ACHIEVE  
Humboldt High School ACHIEVE  
Jackson County High School ACHIEVE  
Karns High School ACHIEVE  
Liberty Technology Magnet High School ACHIEVE  
Loudon High School ACHIEVE  
Macon County High School ACHIEVE  
Munford High School ACHIEVE  
Northwest High School ACHIEVE  
Northwest Prep Academy ACHIEVE  
Oneida High School ACHIEVE  
Portland High School ACHIEVE  
Ripley High School ACHIEVE  
Riverside High School ACHIEVE  
Scott High School ACHIEVE  
Scotts Hill High School ACHIEVE  
Sequatchie County High School ACHIEVE  
South Greene High School ACHIEVE  
Stone Memorial High School ACHIEVE  
Sullivan East High School ACHIEVE  
Sweetwater High School ACHIEVE  
Unaka High School ACHIEVE  
Watertown High School ACHIEVE  
White County High School ACHIEVE  
Wilson Central High School ACHIEVE  

Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Inclement Weather Plan

In order to prepare for the possibility of weather-related school closings, please carefully read the information below. We will send out text alerts through the REMIND text alert system. You will need to sign up for the text alerts (instructions below) prior to the conference and have this information on hand the morning of the event. An email alert will also be sent to advisers in addition to the text alert.
Regional Conference Cancellation Policy
  • If the school system in the county hosting the conference (Shelby, Madison, Montgomery, Coffee, Rutherford, or Knox) is closed, the conference will be cancelled.
  • If the school system in the county hosting the conference (Shelby, Madison, Montgomery, Coffee, Rutherford, or Knox) is on a one or two hour delay, the conference will be cancelled.
  • If more than 25 percent of the participating schools contact us to say that they cannot come due to weather and/or school closings, the conference will be cancelled.
  • Please see below for information on how to report inclement weather and road conditions as well as instructions on how to sign up to receive text alerts in the event that the conference is cancelled.
 Reporting a Cancellation or Delay
  • Send an email to and “CC” your regional conference coordinator.
  • Subject Line: FBLA Regional Conference Weather Alert
  • Body of Email:
    • Specify whether your system has cancelled school or has been placed on either a one or two-hour delay.
    • School Name
    • Adviser Name
Text Alerts 
TN FBLA will use the REMIND alert system to alert advisers and judges in each district about conference cancellations or delays. In order to receive the text alert in the event of a delay or cancellation, you must follow the directions below. The phone numbers below are generated by the Remind system and cannot be used for two-way communication. Those individuals wishing to receive text alerts do not have to register for an account in order to receive alerts. Simply locate the appropriate district below and text the code to the number. This one-way text system is free to sign up; data charges may apply from your carrier. The system will be used only to relay important information regarding cancellations or delays to advisers. You should receive a confirmation text indicating that you have successfully signed up to receive alerts.
Region 1: Text @R1FBLATN to 81010
Region 2: Text @R2FBLATN to 81010
Region 3: Text @R3FBLATN to 81010
Region 4: Text @R4FBLATN to 81010
Region 5: Text @R5FBLATN to 81010
Region 6: Text @R6FBLATN to 81010

Email Alerts 
An email from Steven J. Mitchell will also be sent to all advisers if the conference is delayed or cancelled. Please monitor your phone and/or email the evening before and the morning of the event.
Tennessee FBLA State Leadership Conference Qualifiers 
If a regional conference is cancelled, test scores will be used to determine competitors advancing to compete at the Tennessee FBLA State Leadership Conference in March. For events that do not have a test (Job Interview, Impromptu Speaking, Public Speaking I and II), all registered regional competitors will be invited to compete at the state conference.


State Leadership Conference (SLC) Non-Competitive Opportunities

Voting Delegates
  • Each chapter is encouraged to bring two (2) voting delegates to the state conference. Every voting delegate must be registered as a "voting delegate" to represent their chapter in the voting delegate sessions. Competitors are NOT allowed to be voting delegates. 
#LegacyofLeadershipTN Academy
  • This leadership development academy is for non-competing students only. In the #LegacyofLeadershipTN academy, students will learn strategies to develop their local chapter and engage their community while networking with Tennessee FBLA leaders of today and tomorrow. Each chapter is allotted up to two (2) spots for this academy. The academy's content will be directed to freshmen, sophomore, and junior members.
Hospitality Committee
  • The hospitality committee is the glue that holds the state conference together behind the scenes. Members of this committee will help prepare conference registration materials, welcome and escort judges to their assigned areas, serve as runners for the advisers working the competitive events, assist in setting up the opening and closing sessions, and assist the state adviser and other conference management staff as needed throughout the conference. This small group of students are the "go-to" crew for anything that needs a little extra attention or assistance during the conference. Students must apply to be a part of this team. Consider your current or potential chapter officers who are extremely responsible, mature and task-oriented for this role. The applications can be found here. Chapter advisers will be notified once all applications have been reviewed and the strongest applicants have been selected to serve in this capacity. The application deadline is February 10, 2017 by 5 p.m. CST.

State Leadership Conference (SLC) Chapter Scrapbook Guidelines

The 2017 scrapbook guidelines can be found on the Tennessee FBLA competitive events webpage or by clicking here

State Leadership Conference (SLC) Online Testing

This year, all SLC competitive event testing, including objective and production tests, must be conducted online at your local school prior to the state conference using the same testing procedures as the regional conferences. Paper testing will not take place at the state conference.
The online testing window for all Tennessee FBLA chapters is February 27-March 3, 2017.
Important Things to Remember:
  • You are welcome to register as many proctors as needed for your students to test efficiently. 
  • Please verify the correct spelling of your proctor’s email address to prevent delays in testing.
  • All online testing must be administered during the week of February 27-March 3, 2017 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST each testing day.
  • You are highly encouraged to test your students early in the week. Please avoid waiting until the last day to test your students.
All proctor instruction emails will be sent on the weekend of February 25-26, 2017.

State Leadership Conference (SLC) Registration

Conference registration will be available online using the same registration system as the regional conferences. Students whose membership dues have not been paid will not be able to be registered for the conference. On-site registration and/or registration changes will not be allowed. Changes will not be allowed after Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. CST. 

It is the Tennessee FBLA policy that all schools adhere to a 1:10 ratio of adults to students. Please make arrangements to have adequate supervision of your chapter members at the state conference. 

Registration Availability
Regular registration window: February 6-17, 2017

Registration Fee
Regular Registration: $85.00 per attendee

Registration Fee without Hotel Reservations in a Conference Hotel
Regular Registration: $135.00 per attendee
(Conference attendees who choose to stay in a non-conference hotel are assessed an additional $50.00 per attendee.)

Registration Link
Online registration will open on Monday, February 6, 2017.
Registration will be available at
Please note special needs (physical and dietary) for attendees in the registration system.

Conference Payment Information
All payments are due in full in the Tennessee FBLA office by Friday, February 24, 2017. Checks should be made payable to Tennessee FBLA

Once registration is closed, changes will not be allowed. There will be no on-site changes allowed.

State Leadership Conference (SLC) Hotels

Conference hotel reservations will be available from Monday, February 6, 2017 at 8 a.m. CST until Monday, February 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.mCST
To assist in accurate reservations, please only reserve rooms at the hotel where you can commit to staying. All hotel rooms in the FBLA room blocks will be available on February 6, 2017. Additional rooms will not be added after this date.

Tennessee FBLA has an agreement with the Marriott and the Chattanoogan (behind the convention center) to book 80 percent of the contracted rooms; otherwise, our organization will face additional costs. Please consider staying at these two hotels.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please only reserve the number of hotel rooms necessary for your chapter. The hotel rates are as follows:
  • Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
    • $145/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • The Chattanoogan
    • $151/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
    • $115/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • Days Inn Rivergate Downtown
    • $119/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • Doubletree Hotel Chattanooga
    • $164/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga Downtown
    • $164/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown
    • $164/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga Downtown
    • $164/night + applicable taxes & fees
  • The Read House Historic Inn & Suites
    • $139/night + applicable taxes & fees
(NOTE: The total taxes are 17.25%.  Of that percentage, 9.25% can be waived by the hotel if the appropriate tax exempt form for your school is provided upon check-in. The remaining 8% is an occupancy tax that cannot be waived.)

Required CTSO Release Form for 2016-17

All 2016-17 FBLA conference participants must have a signed CTSO release form on file before participation can be granted. Please click here to download a copy of the form. Advisers must keep all release forms in their possession at all times and be prepared to show them at the registration table at any FBLA conference. Attendees without a signed form on file will be sent home from the conference and will be unable to participate.

All required Tennessee FBLA forms can be found here.

Important Dates and Deadlines

January 2017
9–13                      Regional Leadership Conference Online Testing
13                          Job Interview Materials Due

February 2017
6–17                      State Leadership Conference Registration
27–March 3           State Leadership Conference Online Testing
24                          State Leadership Conference Payments Due

March 2017
19–22                    State Leadership Conference | Chattanooga, TN

Copyright © 2017 Tennessee FBLA (Attn: Steven J. Mitchell), All rights reserved.

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