Special links of interest:

· FBLA-PBL

· NC PBL

· Professional Division Resources

· Gaston College

GASTON COLLEGE

PHI BETA LAMBDA

 

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20 November 2012

By: Sara Byers, Reporter

 

This past weekend our chapter had the wonderful opportunity to attend the National Fall Leadership Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Westin Hotel. Simultaneously, the NFLC was held in two other locations across the United States—Denver, CO and Indianapolis, IN.

During the conference, members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) attended workshops and networked with other chapters. The workshops covered topics like dressing for success (Men’s Wearhouse), learning to manage your stress, and reinventing yourself.

Over the weekend, we reunited with the FBLA chapter from Puerto Rico we met at the NLC in San Antonio last summer.  We presented each of them with a bag of NC goodies and some Krispy Kreme doughnuts!  In return, we

were given pins, and key chains that represented Puerto Rico.

Saturday was the March of Dimes® Prematurity Awareness Day.  On behalf of that, we wore purple shirts and accessories, then handed out awareness stickers with purple ribbons showing our support for preemies.

Some of the weekend highlights included the opening and closing sessions.  We were entertained,

PBL Races with the March of Dimes in Shelby

By Sara Byers

On Saturday October 6, 2012, at the Shelby City Park, Phi Beta Lambda members represented Gaston College by volunteering at The March of Dimes “March for Babies” 5K run and walk. The March of Dimes is an organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The foundation works together for stronger, healthier babies.

The activities kicked off at 8:00 a.m.  The volunteers started at 6:30 a.m.!  Our chapter was in charge of distributing and collecting the timers used by the runners. Our own Kevin Howard won first place in the run for his age group (20-29).

It was inspiring to see people come

Gaston College Ignites Innovation

In the Limelight— Shelby March for Babies 5K

Special links of interest:

· FBLA-PBL

· NC PBL

· Professional Division Resources

· Gaston College

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motivated and inspired! The guest speakers were Ryan Moran, and Vicki Roundtree. Ryan had us all laughing.  He also taught us about finding our talents and gifts reinforcing what a difference one person can make.  Mrs. Roundtree added value to our lives by sharing her goal-oriented outlook on life.

This weekend was surely one to remember. Gaston College PBL really set Charlotte on fire as we ignited innovation!

Photo of GCPBL members with recruiting booth

together for such a great cause.  There were many volunteers helping in various areas.  Volunteers handled registration, passed out water, and more while encouraging and cheering for the participants who ran.  Entertainment was provided as well as free carousel and train rides. There was even a local radio station that provided music. Signs and balloons were placed throughout the park area. The names and pictures of children for whom participants were walking and running were displayed on signs. Purple and white balloons floated above the signs. 

Gaston College Phi Beta Lambda is proud to have been a small part of this event.

GASTON COLLEGE

PHI BETA LAMBDA

 

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