The information below was submitted by Paul-Adrien Morange, the FBLA reporter.
Recently, the Mamaroneck Future Business Leaders went to Lakeland High School for the annual Fall District Meeting. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national organization devoted to preparing high school students for the modern business world.
The event’s main attractions included over 10 different educational workshops relating to business and FBLA activities. In addition to assisting District 3S VP Timo Pietris run the meeting, Mamaroneck Chapter and State Officers Adam Nissinoff and Ken Pomeranz presented a workshop on Parliamentary Procedure. Other workshops revolved around such key business components as marketing and personal finance. Guest speaker Jim Killoran represented the Westchester division of Habitat for Humanity, which was announced to be the New York State official charity for the coming school year. He introduced the organization’s benefits to society, and Mamaroneck FBLA looks forward to spending a productive year helping Habitat to raise money and build homes for a lasting positive impact in Westchester communities.
The Fall District Meeting also saw the elections of the District Officers for the coming school year. FBLA members ran for offices such as District 3S Vice president’s assistant, treasurer, public relations, secretary and event planner. Decisions were made by a board composed of teachers and state officers and influenced by applications that had been sent in weeks earlier and interviews performed on that day. Mamaroneck FBLA Chapter Reporter Paul Morange was elected to hold the office of public relations, and will be responsible for publicizing FBLA activities at the district level. Congratulations to all Mamaroneck members who ran for district office.
This meeting served as an introduction to FBLA for new members from all schools that attended, and Mamaroneck FBLA looks forward to a great year.