The first of the three-part Chapter Challenge program, Super Sweeps is designed to help chapters plan for the year and recruit members. The program outlines suggested activities while allowing chapters to earn recognition.
Chapters complete four required tasks and six optional tasks to recruit and retain members. Chapters that complete Super Sweeps will receive a certificate at the NFLCs, and the chapter’s members will receive ribbons at both the NFLCs and NLC. All chapters that complete Super Sweeps will be posted on the national website and social media pages.
Chapter members should save their work in the cloud or on a flash drive, then provide all documentation to the adviser who will submit to nationals.
These four activities are required.
- Activity 1 (Required): Plan a Recruitment Drive. (Post a photo to FBLA-PBL’s National Facebook or Instagram pages with a description of one of your Recruitment Drive Activities—make sure that you have members in the photo).
- Activity 2 (Required): Create a Membership Committee to focus on new ways to bring in and retain members. (Upload membership recruitment/retention marketing plan which includes the names of your committee members and sections/ideas on recruitment, retention, meetings, etc. that is at least two pages in length, and at least one graphic for a poster, t-shirt design, or chapter postcard.)
- Activity 3 (Required): Submit membership dues for 10 paid members members using the online membership registration
- Activity 4 (Required): Have two of your members begin working on the Future Level activities for the Business Achievement Awards.
Choose six activities.
- Prepare a flyer of membership benefits to distribute to chapter members. Have one of your officers highlight one benefit at every FBLA meeting throughout the year.
- Make a list of those students who were members and have dropped their membership over the years and send them a “We Want You Back” letter. In addition, have officers talk to some of them and find out the reasons why they dropped and include this in a letter.
- Create a Rookie Committee consisting of all new members and chaired by one of your local chapter officers. The members of this committee are asked to develop new projects for the group and participate in other activities.
- Produce a fact sheet and chapter bulletin board displaying the national theme and encouraging students to join your FBLA chapter.
- Have local chapter officers prepare and give presentations highlighting the benefits of FBLA to classes.
- Establish an effective “buddy system” that results in the partnership of at least 10 returning FBLA members and 10 new FBLA members and plan at least one fun “buddy” activity.
- Offer a prize to the person in your chapter who recruits the most new members.
- Survey current members to determine what benefits are most valuable to them. Emphasize these benefits by creating a flyer to use when speaking to new members.
- Hold an informational meeting just for prospective members. Have officers and chapter alumni or professional members tell visitors about the benefits of FBLA.
- Have one of your officers prepare and record a one minute video elevator speech about the benefits of joining your FBLA chapter.
- Organize a special outing for FBLA paid members to a business, professional sports game, amusement park, etc.
- Plan an Induction Ceremony for new members.
- Create a chapter newsletter or e-mail blast and either a chapter Facebook site, website, or blog.
- Host a FBLA chapter spirit day in which all members show up to school in either FBLA shirts or in blue and gold, and hold an FBLA meeting to celebrate. (Post a photo of your members in their spirit day attire to our National Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.)
- Register a team for the Fall Stock Market Game (Post a photo and name of your Team to FBLA’s National Twitter page with #StockMarketGame. (All FBLA delegates who attend the NFLC and participate in the Fall Stock Market Game will receive ribbons on the NFLC to wear on their conference name badges.)