Gillian
Mathews
Tri-Valley High School

This year is one of the biggest years in FBLA history, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of our organization. The State Officer Team is very excited to create a “Legacy of Leadership” for the 2016-2017 year.

We are hoping to strengthen communication between local chapters, districts and state officers! However, we need your help to do this. That is why I’d like to introduce a new idea . . .  As the year flies by, we are working vigorously to bring change and new ideas to the state.

After attending the National Fall Leadership Conference in Daytona, Florida, I got the chance to attend the State Officer Track. Each state officer team shared an update about their respective states and new programs they hope to use as the year progresses. I would like New York State to use ideas from members to bridge the gap between the chapter and state levels!

One goal from my campaign that I hope to complete is increasing membership involvement. It is up to you to help our state be the best it can be!

I want each and every member to please send me an email at secretary@nysfbla.org with your ideas and concerns! Please contact the state officer team with questions, comments and concerns!  We want to hear your chapter goals and ideas for the upcoming year, as well as next year- so that we can follow through with these and make our state the best it can be!