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January 13, 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 12: 6,493 members

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
*ends today at 5 p.m. CST*

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.

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 *Ends TODAY*
13                          Job Interview Materials Due TODAY

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

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