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Oct. 30, 2018

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Required CTSO Release Form

All 2018-19 CTSO conference participants must have a signed CTSO release form on file before the conference begins. 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 of any CTSO (or 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.

Competitive Events by Conference

Tennessee FBLA Membership Campaign

Last school year was a challenging year for membership growth for Tennessee FBLA, and we want every chapter to reach new heights this year by participating in our new membership campaign. This year, our goal is to exceed 6,000 members in Tennessee FBLA, and we cannot achieve this goal without you. Please remember there are great incentives and awards in place for increasing your chapter membership by Dec. 3. The Tennessee FBLA Membership Campaign  will certainly help you reach your chapter goals.

FBLA Fall Leadership Camp Recap Video

Whether you attended the fall leadership camp this year and want to relive the highlights, or you weren’t able to attend and want to see what all you missed, check out the recap video by clicking here. We hope to see you next year!

Regional Officer and Scholarship Applications

The regional officer and scholarship applications are now available on Both applications are due by Dec. 14, 2018, at 5 p.m. CT

Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Dates

Region Date Fee Location Coordinator
Region 1 Thursday,
Jan. 17, 2019
$15 per person
(includes lunch)
First Baptist Church Broad
Tanika Lester
Region 2 ​Wednesday,
Jan. 16, 2019
$15 per person
(includes lunch)
Union University
Lori Harris
Region 3 Monday,
Jan. 28, 2018
$15 per person
(includes lunch)
First Baptist Church
Connie Baggett
Region 4 Wednesday,
Jan. 23, 2019
$15 per person
(includes lunch)
Forest Mill Church of Christ
Rita Young
Region 5 Tuesday,
Jan. 22, 2019
$15 per person
(includes lunch)
Middle TN State University
​     Murfreesboro
Megan Davis
Region 6 Thursday,
Jan. 31, 2019
$15 per person
(includes lunch)
Knoxville Expo Center
​     Knoxville
Becky Brady
Tennessee FBLA District Conference Registration Deadline:
Dec.14, 2018 at 5 p.m. CT
Tennessee FBLA Online Testing Window:
 Jan. 7–11, 2019
Click here for more information about the upcoming regional conferences. 

Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Registration

Online registration for the 2018 Tennessee FBLA Regional Leadership Conferences will be open until 5 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. After the Dec. 14 deadline, no changes 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.

If you have changes to make before the deadline, that is permitted. 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 needed between Nov. 14 and Dec. 14, 2018, at 5 p.m. CT.
Your chapter will be financially responsible for all students, chaperones, and advisers entered into the registration system as of 5 p.m. CT on Dec. 14, 2018. 

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.
  • No refunds will be issued if a regional conference is cancelled due to inclement weather.
Reporting a Cancellation or Delay
Please email, copying your regional conference coordinator, and include the following information:
  • 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; 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
Steven J. Mitchell will also email 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, Intro to Public Speaking, and Public Speaking), 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 2019 SLC design contests. All design entries must meet all design contest guidelines. All design entries must be submitted here by Dec. 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. CT.

State Leadership Conference (SLC) Dates

This year, our state conference will be held on March 10-13, 2019, in Chattanooga. Click here for more information and updates as they arise.

State Officer and Scholarship Applications

Consider encouraging the most dynamic, emerging leader in your chapter to apply to be a 2019-20 Tennessee FBLA state officer! The Tennessee FBLA state officer application will be available online on Nov. 14, 2018, at 8 a.m. CT! Below are the steps and deadlines for members seeking to serve as a 2019-20 Tennessee FBLA state officer. 
Step 1: Submit an Intent to Run form to Steven J. Mitchell by Dec. 14, 2018, at 5 p.m. CT.
Step 2: Submit a complete officer application online by Jan. 11, 2019, at 5 p.m. CT.
Step 3: Complete a Tennessee FBLA state officer candidate exam (at your regional conference).
Step 4: Complete a nominating committee interview.
Step 5: Campaign at the 2019 Tennessee FBLA State Leadership Conference.
Step 6: Participate in voting delegate sessions.
The following state scholarship applications must be submitted no later than Feb. 22, 2019, at 5 p.m. CT:  

Tennessee FBLA Membership Update

Many chapters have already kicked membership recruitment into overdrive! 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 6,000+ members by Dec. 3, 2018. The minimum chapter size required is five student members and one chapter adviser.
So far, Tennessee FBLA currently has 2,360 members as of Oct. 30, 2018. Will your chapter add more members and earn one of the Tennessee FBLA membership campaign awards? There’s still time! To view your chapter's progress, click here.

Tennessee FBLA Chapter Name Total Members
Anderson Co. Career & Tech Center 23
Bartlett High School 6
Beech Senior High School 37
Bradford High School 18
Bristol Tennessee High School 15
Campbell County High School 41
Centennial High School 40
Central High School 16
Cheatham County Central High 17
Cherokee High School 12
Chester County High School 29
Clarkrange High School 16
Clarksburg High School 7
Clarksville High School 21
Clay County High School 58
Cloudland High School 6
Coalfield High School 11
Cocke County High School 9
Coffee County High School 141
Columbia Central High School 15
Community High School 19
Cornersville High School 43
Culleoka High School 9
Cumberland County High School 50
Dekalb County High School 101
Dickson County Senior High 40
Dobyns - Bennett High School 25
East Hamilton Middle School 35
East Hickman High School 14
Elizabethton High School 24
Farragut High School 23
Forrest High School 25
Franklin County High School 82
Freedom Preparatory Academy High School 4
Germantown High School 10
Giles County High School 32
Grainger High School 33
Halls High School 23
Hampton High School 11
Happy Valley High School 8
Hardin County High School 24
Henry County High School 59
Hickman County High School 8
Huntland High School 31
Jackson County High School 13
Jefferson County High School 13
Karns High School 2
Lake County High School 8
Lewis County High School 27
Lincoln County High School 25
Livingston Academy 44
Loretto High School 30
Loudon High School 3
Macon County High School 75
McKenzie High School 15
McMinn Central High School 14
McMinn County CTE Center 15
McNairy Central High School 55
Midway High School 20
Monterey High School 34
Mt. Pleasant High School 10
North Side High School 11
Northeast High School 20
Pigeon Forge High School 6
Red Boiling Springs 53
Ridgeway High School 91
Scott High School 7
Scotts Hill High School 42
Sequatchie County High School 15
South Gibson County High School 4
South Greene High School 5
Stewart County High School 67
Sullivan Central High School 24
Sullivan East High School 20
Tellico Plains High School 13
Trousdale County High School 14
Tullahoma High School 14
Unaka High School 10
Union County High School - Maynardville 15
Van Buren High School 20
Walker Valley High School 16
Warren County Senior H. S. 11
Washburn High School 28
Watertown High School 60
Wayne County Technology 6
Westmoreland High School 45
White County High School 13
White House Heritage School 41
White House Heritage School - ML 5
Whitehaven High School 6
Wilson Central High School 4
Total Tennessee FBLA Members as of 10-30-18 2,360 members

Important Dates and Deadlines

December 2018
3                             Tennessee FBLA Membership Campaigns Due
3                             State Leadership Conference Design Contests Deadline
14                           Regional Officer and Scholarship Applications Due
14                           State Officer Candidate Intent to Run Forms Due
14                           Regional Leadership Conference Registration Deadline

January 2019
7–11                      Regional Leadership Conference Online Testing
11                          Regional Leadership Conference Job Interview Materials Due

February 2019
4–15                      State Leadership Conference Registration Period
25–March 1           State Leadership Conference Online Testing
22                          State Leadership Conference Payments Due
22                          State Officer and Scholarship Applications Due

March 2019
10–13                    State Leadership Conference | Chattanooga, TN
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