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ECHS FBLA talks business with members of EWIB
From left to right are Kelsey Fulford, treasurer, Michaela Williford, vice president, Josie Alford, historian, Hannah Boyd, president, Vanessa Williams, secretary, and Karen Waltz, FBLA advisor, who presented the program to Effingham Women in Business. - photo by Photo provided

The Effingham County High FBLA chapter presented the monthly program for the Effingham Women in Business on Aug. 9.

FBLA President Hannah Boyd told the group what FBLA is all about. She explained to the businesswomen that FBLA is a non-profit organization that prepares today’s students for success in business leadership. She also told the group about some of the projects that the ECHS chapter has been involved in such as Chapter of the Year, the Government Awareness Project, Membership Mania/Madness and Main Street FBLA.

Boyd explained that each year the ECHS chapter competes in many different competitive events such as accounting, future business leader, business math, word processing,  and desktop publishing, just to mention a few.

She also explained to the group of businesswomen that club members are involved in many different community service projects such as the March of Dimes, Relay for Life, Toys for Tots, a canned food drive, “S” drive, etc.  Boyd explained to the group that they could become involved in FBLA and by doing so they could join as “Professional Members.” Some of the ways that they could help the chapter as professional members would be to serve as liaisons between the workplace and the classroom, and to mentor FBLA-PBL members to strengthen their leadership and provide career counseling.

At the end of the presentation, Boyd handed out professional membership applications and a copy of the “Tomorrow’s Business Leader” magazine to those who were interested in becoming professional members.