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Nov. 16, 2016

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Tennessee FBLA Membership Update

Many chapters have already kicked membership recruitment into overdrive! Kudos to the chapters below! It's never "too early" to submit your chapter membership rosters or add additional members to be eligible for the various membership campaign awards. Our Tennessee FBLA membership goal is 7,500+ by Dec. 1, 2016. The minimum chapter size required is five student members and one chapter adviser. Here's a snapshot of our association's numbers as of Nov. 15:
Chapter Total Members
Adamsville Senior High School 57
Alvin C York Agricultural Inst 32
Arlington High School 68
Bartlett High School 19
Bearden High School 29
Beech Senior High School 47
Bolivar Central High School 36
Bolton High School 2
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 45
Carter High School 6
Centennial High School 22
Central High School 33
Central High School 18
Cherokee High School 22
Clarkrange High School 21
Clarksburg High School 6
Clarksville High School 15
Clay County High School 60
Cleveland High School 19
Clinton High School 13
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
Cordova High School 62
Cornersville High School 28
Craigmont High School 76
Culleoka High School 7
Cumberland County High School 23
Dekalb County High School 118
Dickson County Senior High 45
Dobyns - Bennett High School 38
Douglass High School 20
Dresden High School 38
Dyer County High School 15
Eagleville High School 40
East Hamilton Middle High School 87
East Hamilton Middle School 43
East Hickman High School 18
Elizabethton High School 30
Farragut High School 23
Forrest High School 37
Franklin County High School 94
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 2
Halls High School 39
Hamilton High School 5
Hampshire Unit School 23
Hampton High School 21
Hancock County High School 25
Hardin County High School 73
Hendersonville High School 127
Henry County FBLA 51
Hickman County High School 13
Hixson High School 60
Holloway High School 10
Houston County High School 43
Houston High School 7
Humboldt High School 11
Huntingdon High School 9
Huntland High School 57
Jackson County High School 21
John Overton High School 12
Johnson County High School CTE 27
Karns High School 4
Kingsbury Career & Tech Center 14
Kingsbury High School 25
Lawrence County High School 15
Lewis County High School 24
Liberty Technology Magnet High School 4
Lincoln County High School 71
Livingston Academy 38
Loudon High School 10
Macon County High School 52
Marshall County High School 135
McEwen High School 19
McKenzie High School 24
McMinn Central High School 16
McNairy Central High School 40
Middle College High School 23
Midway High School 13
Milan High School 9
Monterey High School 42
Montgomery Central High School 33
Moore County High School 16
Morristown - Hamblen East High School 9
Morristown - Hamblen West High School 19
Mt. Pleasant High School 4
North Greene High School 10
Northeast High School 5
Northwest High School 11
Oakhaven High School 3
Oliver Springs High School 25
Oneida High School 12
Perry County High School 21
Pigeon Forge High School 3
Portland High School 27
Red Boiling Springs 50
Ridgeway High School 65
Ripley High School 11
Rockwood High School 17
Science Hill High School 39
Scott High School 8
Scotts Hill High School 57
Sequatchie County High School 13
Seymour High School 7
Shelbyville Central High School 110
Smyrna High School 69
South Fulton High School 42
South Gibson County High School 45
South Greene High School 9
Springfield High School 48
Station Camp High School 13
Stewart County High School 107
Stewart County Middle 28
Stone Memorial High School 10
Sullivan Central High School 16
Sullivan East High School 16
Sullivan North High School 12
Sullivan South 14
Summertown High School 15
Sweetwater High School 16
The McCallie School 16
Trezevant Career & Tech Center 16
Trousdale County High School 17
Tullahoma High School 49
Unaka High School 11
Unicoi County Vocational School 1
Union County High School - Maynardville 22
Van Buren High School 15
Walker Valley High School 74
Warren County Senior H. S. 17
Watertown High School 63
Waverly Central High School 60
Wayne County Technology 10
West Wilson Middle School 17
Westmoreland High School 78
Westview High School 33
White County High School 18
White House Heritage School 51
White Station High School 72
William Blount CTE High School 19
Wilson Central High School 9
Total Tennessee FBLA Members as of 11-15-16 4997

State Officer and Scholarship Applications

The 2017-18 Tennessee FBLA state officer application packet is now available on under "For Students" and "Applications."

The following state scholarship applications must be submitted no later than Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. CST:

Andy Vanosdale Technology Scholarship Application

Jared Bryant Scholarship Application

Regional Officer and Scholarship Applications

Regional officer and scholarship applications can be found at here. Both applications are due by Dec. 16, 2016 at 5 p.m. CST.

Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Dates

Region Conference Date Conference
Conference Coordinator’s Email Address
1 Thursday,
Jan. 19, 2017
First Baptist Church Broad
Tanika Lester
2 Wednesday,
Jan. 18, 2017
Union University
Lori Harris
3 Monday,
Jan. 30, 2017
First Baptist Church
Connie Baggett
4 Tuesday,
Jan. 31, 2017
Forest Mills Church of Christ
Rita Young
5 Thursday,
Jan. 26, 2017
Middle TN State University
Elouise Jones
6 Thursday,
Feb. 2, 2017
Knoxville Expo Center
Marsha Salyer
Tennessee FBLA Regional Conference Registration Deadline
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at 5 p.m. CST
Tennessee FBLA Online Testing Window
Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Registration Is OPEN!

Online Registration for the 2017 Tennessee FBLA Regional Leadership Conferences will be open from 8 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, Nov. 16 until 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. After the Dec. 16 deadline, no changes, additions, or deletions can be made. Please register your participants before you leave for winter break to avoid last-minute problems when you return to school in January. 

Step 1: Go to the online registration website:

Step 2: Click "Registration" to the left of the screen. 

Step 3: Enter your log-in credentials. 
Username: FBLA Chapter Number
Password: tn + your school's 5-digit zip code (i.e. tn37804)

Step 4: Register your school-site testing proctor. 
  1. Click "Add New Name." 
  2. Type in the proctor's First Name and Last Name.
  3. Select "School Site Proctor" from the Participant Type drop-down menu.
  4. Enter "Proctor" in the Membership Number box. 
  5. Type in the proctor's email address.
  6. Type in the proctor's phone number.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page; click "Save."
 Important Things to Remember:
  • You are welcome to register as many proctors as needed for your students to test efficiently. 
  • All proctor instruction emails will be sent on the weekend of Jan. 7-8, 2017.
  • 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 Jan. 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.
 Step 5: Register your members.
  1. Click "Add New Name." 
  2. Type in the student's First Name and Last Name.
  3. Type in the student's FBLA Membership ID number.
  4. Select "Student" from the Participant Type drop-down menu.
  5. Select the student's gender.
  6. Select the student's grade.
  7. List any special needs for the student.
  8. Select the student's event.
  9. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click "Save."
  10. Repeat for each competitor.
 Step 6: Register additional advisers or chaperones.
  1. Click "Add New Name." 
  2. Type in the adviser/chaperone's First Name and Last Name.
  3. Select "Adviser" or "Chaperone" from the Participant Type drop-down menu.
  4. List any special needs for the adviser/chaperone. 
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click "Save."
  6. Repeat for each adviser/chaperone.
 Step 7: Double-check your chapter's registration.
  1. Click "View Registration".
  2. Scroll down and click "View by Event" above the listing of individual names.
  3. Verify that each member has be registered for the correct event. Suggestion: Print this page and post for student's to review their registered event.
  4. Click "Back to Registration."
 Step 8: Submit Registration. Click "Finished Registering."

If you have changes to make, that is fine. Simply log back into the registration system, make any changes/adjustments, and click "Finished Registering" again. You can click "Finished Registering" as many times as between Nov. 16 and Dec. 16, 2016 at 5 p.m. (CST).

Your chapter will be financially responsible for all students and advisers entered into the registration system as of 5 p.m. (CST) on Dec. 16, 2016. 

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) Design Contests

Student members may enter one, two, or all three of the 2016-17 SLC design contests. All design entries must be submitted here by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 and must meet all design contest guidelines.The guidelines are available at or by clicking the form links below: All design entries are due by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. CST.

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.

FBLA Membership Campaign Deadline

The Tennessee FBLA Membership Campaign deadline is Dec. 1, 2016. Please submit your roster today to help our association reach its goal of exceeding 7,500 members for our 75th FBLA anniversary.

Important Dates and Deadlines

December 2016
1                             Tennessee FBLA Membership Campaigns Due
1                             Tennessee FBLA SLC Design Contests Deadline
16                           State/Regional Officer Candidate Intent to Run Forms Due
16                           Regional Leadership Conference Registration Deadline

January 2017
9–13                      Regional Leadership Conference Online Testing

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