FBLA hosts Lead­er­ship Work­shop

Stu­dents work to­gether to plan con­fer­ence

The Southern Berks News - - RELIGION - By Madi­son Okkerse Daniel Boone HS stu­dent

On Sept. 21, Daniel Boone High School hosted the Re­gion 8 Lead­er­ship Work­shop. As a rel­a­tively newly-re­vived chap­ter with less than 25 mem­bers, it was quite the task to take on. Al­though small, Daniel Boone is home to two out of three regional of­fi­cers: Luis Bar­rales, JR., and Demi Kish­baugh, as well as a full of­fi­cer team and mem­bers ready to work; Tr­isha Bhatt, Madi­son Okkerse, Chris­tine Kelly, Ryan Duffy, Corbin Ber­ro­lette, Amber Ber­ro­lette, Ta­sia Sher­man, Bre­ana McNa­mara, Alex Bortz, Cole Rein­ert, and Grif­fin Adams.

Plan­ning the con­fer­ence was a daunt­ing task, but the hard­est part was rolling with the punches the day of.

“The prob­lem was the pro­jec­tor wasn’t work­ing; we had to call Stage Crew in the mid­dle of the day to help fix it. Our school was very sup­port­ive and pro­vided us with all the re­sources to make this a suc­cess,” said stu­dent Cole Rein­ert.

An­other chal­lenge in­cluded a speaker ar­riv­ing late due to a car ac­ci­dent. To im­pro­vise, our Re­gion Pres­i­dent started an ice breaker game. Once she ar­rived, the speaker Mrs. Kel­lie But­sack from the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Dele­ware Val­ley Chap­ter gave a pre­sen­ta­tion on Alzheimer’s Dis­ease, and how stu­dents can help. This gave the Daniel Boone Chap­ter and the rest of the re­gion the abil­ity to learn about the State Ser­vice Pro­ject for PA FBLA and also get a head start on their State Ser­vice Video for the State Con­fer­ence.

The next ac­tiv­ity was a break/Chap­ter Of­fi­cer Meet­ing. Then chap­ter of­fi­cers from each school had a meet­ing about top­ics such as in­creas­ing mem­ber­ship, shar­ing chal­lenges and so­lu­tions, fundrais­ing, and what ac­tiv­i­ties their chap­ters do. The DB Of­fi­cers were able to lis­ten to other more es­tab­lished chap­ters and gather

in­for­ma­tion to al­low them to start build­ing their chap­ter. In the an­nex gym, stu­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to meet with lo­cal col­leges and to speak with area mem­ory care providers,

After, the last speaker was Ms. Dana Wat­son from Men’s Ware­house with a Dress For Suc­cess Sem­i­nar. Stu­dents learned what to wear for an in­ter­view, how to make a good first im­pres­sion, and in­ter­view tips. Her en­er­getic

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