FBLA Principles and Procedures (2017)

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President & CEO
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Jean M. Buckley
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Who serves as the chair of the National Board of Directors?
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Karen Heslep (Southern Region)
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Who is the membership director of FBLA-PBL?
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Lisa Frye Smothers
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Who is the director of marketing and membership of FBLA-PBL?
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Troy D. White
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Who is the communications manager of FBLA-PBL?
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Laura Morgan
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Who is the conference director of FBLA-PBL?
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Richard Bowen
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Who is the conference manager of FBLA-PBL?
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Robert Smothers
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Who is the executive assistant of Jean M. Buckley?
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Elena R. Daly
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Hamden L. Forkner of Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, proposes to business teachers across the country that a national organization is needed for the thousands of business clubs in the nation’s high schools and colleges.
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1937
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The National Council for Business Education (now known as the National Business Education Association) sponsors the proposed student organization. Committees are appointed to formulate the organization’s general plans. The name \”Future Business Leaders of America\” is selected for the organization.
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1940
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An experimental chapter is started in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 3. A second chapter is started two days later in St. Albans, West Virginia. By the end of the year, 39 chapters are added. Over the next three and one-half years, another 38 chapters join.
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1942
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The United Business Education Association assumes sponsorship of FBLA. Headquarters office for FBLA is established at the NEA Center in Washington, D.C.
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1946
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Iowa becomes the first FBLA state chapter. Indiana and Ohio quickly follow. Within the next three years, there are 10 FBLA state chapters.
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1947
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Phi-Beta Lambda is created. The University of Northern Iowa is the first chapter.
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1958
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FBLA-PBL is granted independent status as a nonprofit educational student association under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). FBLA-PBL acquires its own board of directors and full-time staff.
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1969
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FBLA-PBL appoints Edward D. Miller as the first full-time executive director.
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1973
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The board of directors approves establishment of the Alumni Division.
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1979
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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation purchases 1.6 acres of land in Reston, VA, as the site for a future FBLA-PBL National Center.
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1981
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FBLA annual membership tops 200,000 for the first time.
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1987
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The Professional Division is formed to include alumni and professional businesspersons.
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1989
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The groundbreaking ceremony is held for the FBLA-PBL National Center.
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1990
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The grand-opening of the 11,600 square foot National Center is held.
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1991
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The FBLA-Middle Level division is formed for students in grades 5-9.
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1994
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Edward D. Miller retires. Jean M. Buckley replaces him as president and chief executive director.
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1997
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The National Center mortgage is retired.
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2001
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How many members are on the National Board of Directors?
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The Kitty and Hollis Guy Award is also known as the
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Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit
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The Dorothy L. Travis Award is for
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Parliamentary Procedure
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The Edward D. Miller Award is for
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American Enterprise Project
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The following is a definition of this term: Generally used to send a pending question to a relatively small group of persons, a committee, so the question can be carefully investigated and put into better condition for the assembly to consider.
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Commit
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In debate, each member has the right to speak ____ on a motion.
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twice
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The quorum for all business meetings of the National Leadership Conference is a ____.
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majority of the registered voting delegates
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The date and location of the National Leadership Conference is recommended by ____ and approved by ____.
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the national staff, the board of directors
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Proposals for new events or for the retirement of current competitive events must be submitted by the first Friday in
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May
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The nationally endorsed fundraising program especially for \”cookie-loving\” FBLA-PBL chapters is with the National FBLA Sponsor:
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Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc.
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FBLA membership benefits include:
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Discounts, scholarships, publications, and awards and recognition programs.
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Tomorrow’s Business Leader features ____, includes articles on _____, and is available for _____.
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interviews with successful business leaders; leadership, career exploration, college preparation, job-building skills, FBLA programs and services, and local chapter news; middle school, high school, and professional division members
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How many of Tomorrow’s Business Leader are distributed?
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65,000; 110,000; 210,000; 230,000
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PBL Business Leader is published ____ times per year.
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three
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Is PBL Business Leader distributed physically or electronically? How many are published?
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electronically; 8000, 9500, 11000
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FBLA Advisers’ Hotline is published ____ times per year.
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three
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FBLA Advisers’ Hotine total circulation is
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11,000 electronically
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FBLA Advisers’ Hotline features articles on
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how to set up and run chapters, prepare students for conferences and competitive events, and ways to be more effective advisers
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The Professional Edge features articles on
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how Professional Division members support local, state, and national FBLA-PBL activities. It includes member highlights and offers career advancement, business tips, and exclusive member benefit information.
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The FBLA Chapter Management Handbook includes tips and resources on
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building a chapter, recruitment, fundraising, scholarships, competitive events, and supplemental resources
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The tall white candle at a chapter officer installation ceremony stands for
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the chapter and its members as a whole.
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The yellow candle at a chapter officer installation ceremony stands for
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constancy in attendance and in keeping members informed of the chapter’s progress.
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The orange candle at a chapter officer installation ceremony stands for
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the harmony and faithfulness which should characterize the vice presidents efforts in working with the president to carry out the ideals of the chapter.
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The red candle at a chapter officer installation ceremony stands for
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the presidents duties and obligations to the chapter and its members
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In the officer installation ceremony there is one white candle and how many colored candles?
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7
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Article 1 of the Bylaws:
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Name
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Article II of the Bylaws:
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Purpose
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Article III of the Bylaws:
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Membership
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Article IV of the Bylaws:
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Dues and Finance
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Article V of the Bylaws:
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Organization
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Article VI of the Bylaws:
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Officers and Elections
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Article VII of the Bylaws:
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Duties of FBLA National Officers
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Article VIII of the Bylaws:
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National Leadership Conference
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Article IX of the Bylaws:
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National Executive Council
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Article X of the Bylaws:
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Committees
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Article XI of the Bylaws:
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Emblems and Colors
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Article XII of the Bylaws:
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Parliamentary Procedure
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Article XIII of the Bylaws:
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Amendment
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National Goal #1
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Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
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National Goal #2
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Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
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National Goal #3
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Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
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National Goal #4
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Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
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National Goal #5
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Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
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National Goal #6
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Encourage and practice efficient money management.
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National Goal #7
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Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
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National Goal #8
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Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
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National Goal #9
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Facilitate the transition from school to work.
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The vote required for adoption of amendments to the national bylaws is a
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majority vote of the state voting delegates attending the National Leadership Conference.
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If there are no applications for a particular national office by the May 15 deadline, then the deadline for that office will be extended to
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June 15
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Each state chapter is entitled to send how many voting delegates to the NLC?
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2 delegates and 1 alternate
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When is FBLA Week?
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The second week of February.
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The LIFT in Mission LIFT stands for
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Leading Into the Future, Together.
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The acronym CTSO stands for
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Career and Technical Student Organization
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In order for a meeting to be conducted, the ____ and ____ must be in attendance.
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president, secretary
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National Awards Program Committee members serve ____ year terms.
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3
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Tomorrows Business Leader, the national publication for FBLA student members, is published how many times a year?
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4
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What are the four divisions of FBLA-PBL?
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Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda, FBLA-Middle Level, and Professional Division
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How many ‘I believe’ statements does the FBLA Creed have?
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7
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How much are FBLA National Dues?
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$6
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How much are FBLA-Middle Level National Dues?
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$4
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How much are PBL National Dues?
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$10
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The fiscal year of FBLA is (Article IV, Section 5)
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July 1 through June 30
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The affairs and property of FBLA are managed by the (Article IV, Section 3)
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board of directors
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Who administers all FBLA finances, submits an annual budget to the board of directors, and provides the board of directors and members with an annual audit? (Article IV, Section 4)
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the association president and chief executive officer
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The board of directors is the policy-making body of FBLA and derives its authority from (Article V, S2)
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the Articles of Incorporation of FBLA-PBL, Inc. and the laws of the District of Columbia
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Members of the board of directors are nominated by ____ and elected by the ____. (Article V, S2)
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state chairman, local FBLA-PBL chapters of their respective regions
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Members of the board of directors serve ____ year terms. (Article V, S2)
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3
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The Western Region consists of
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Alaska, Arizona, California, Canal Zone (Panama), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington
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The Mountain Plains Region consists of
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Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota,Texas, and Wyoming
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The North Central Region consists of
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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin
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The Southern Region consists of
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Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
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The Eastern Region consists of
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Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, DoDDS Europe, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virgin Islands
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Other areas that are a part of FBLA include
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Cayman Islands, China, Haiti, Korea, and Ontario
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In order to qualify for a charter, a state chapter must have (Article V, S6)
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at least five local chapters with all members holding national membership in FBLA and hold one annual meeting to elect state officers and conduct business
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A state committee chairman is recommended by the ____ and approved by the ____. (Article V, S7)
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association president and chief executive officer, board of directors
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Nomination forms for the Adviser Wall of Fame must
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be verified by the state chair
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article I of the bylaws
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one
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article II of the bylaws.
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two
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article III of the bylaws.
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two
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article IV of the bylaws.
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five
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article V of the bylaws.
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eight
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article VI of the bylaws.
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seven
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article VII of the bylaws.
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six
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article VIII of the bylaws.
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six
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article IX of the bylaws.
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four
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article X of the bylaws.
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five
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article XI of the bylaws.
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three
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article XII of the bylaws.
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one
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There is/are ____ section(s) to Article XIII of the bylaws.
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one
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A chapter budget should be made
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at the same time the chapter’s program of work developed

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