As the Advisor of the Washington Township High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, I am reaching out to the local community, especially the financial community, for support to help our aspiring student leaders attend and compete at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference in June.
Our business club entered 85 students into a regional competition with other local schools in various topics ranging from Banking, Marketing, Computer Technology, Information Systems, Accounting, Leadership, and even Global Business. Of the 85 students, 16 students were invited to the SLC- State Leadership Conference on February 18-19th, 2015 in Atlantic City, NJ. We had a great conference and amazing results. Eight of our students were invited to compete at Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia from June 29th to July 2, 2016.
The following students were invited based on their performance in the following events:
|Raj, Tyler, Brian||2nd Place||Banking & Financial Systems||11-12th Grade|
|Ryan, Victoria, Alex||4th Place||Banking & Financial Systems||12th Grade|
|Allison||3rd Place||Social Media Campaign||11th Grade|
|Steven||3rd Place||Introduction to Financial Math||10th Grade|
Attending this four day conference usually costs the students between $850- $1,200 EACH. These children are extremely motivated and will be tomorrow’s business leaders. Unfortunately the costs are too high for individual families to pay on top of the multitude of other costs that students have during their later high school years. Many of these students have already paid between $200-$500 to attend regional and state competitions for our FBLA and DECA business clubs already in 2016. We complete fundraisers to defray these costs but that alone, is not enough.
Below are first hand testimony’s from some of our competitors. The experiences they gain from these leadership conferences are priceless.
We would love you to sponsor our club in any way that you are able. All donations are tax deductible. A banner will be created and hung in the CORE Hallways of the High School sharing your sponsorship with our school community. Please contact Sara Simpson, FBLA Advisor at email@example.com or 856-649-6706. Checks can be made directly to “FBLA” and mailed to 519 Hurffville Cross Keys Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080, Attn: Sara Simpson.
Dear local business,
Being a part of FBLA has taught us a variety of important life and business skills.
Developing leadership, communication and critical thinking abilities have prepared us for
success in future business endeavors. Recently, we had the opportunity to compete in the
prestigious FBLA state conference in Atlantic City. By competing in the Banking and Financial
Systems event we gained knowledge about the banking industry and investment management. In
doing so we were able to demonstrate our aptitudes in real life during our business role play.
Prior to our role play we attended seminars that educated us on various business degrees and
pathways to becoming business professionals. Afterwards, we competed and finished in fourth
place in the state of New Jersey for our event, and qualified for the national conference in
Atlanta, Georgia. Due to monetary constraints, we are unable to afford the steep cost of the trip
and ask for any financial assistance you can provide.
Dear Local Business,
Hi, my name is Allison Gracie and I am a junior at Washington Township High School. Recently
I have had the privilege of attending the States level competition for Future Business Leaders of
America, an organization that helps students like me learn business concepts, network with
people my age and older, and participate in competitions. At the state level of competition, I
participated in the Social Media Campaign event, where I had to use social media platforms to
successfully market a catering business. Overall, there were over 35 entries, and I placed second
in the entire state. This qualifies me and to move on to national competition, located in Atlanta,
Georgia, with 7 of my other classmates. This experience would be absolutely amazing, and allow
me to learn even more about both business practices and my own ambitions in business.
Attending this trip will cost, though, and any donations to help us go would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you so much!
Dear Local Business,
FBLA has provided me with a multitude of valuable opportunities and experiences that I would
not have had otherwise. As an aspiring businessperson, the opportunity to showcase my
knowledge and compete against like-minded individuals has helped to show me how I can utilize
my knowledge of business. I recently competed in the state-wide competition, where I placed
third in Introduction to Financial Math. This allowed me to qualify to compete at the national
competition in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, I took FIRST place at the State DECA competition
in Professional Selling and was invited to Nashville to compete nationally there as well. Both of
these trips will cost my family over $1,500. Would you be willing to make a donation to our
business club to help fund the trip so I can maximize my potential and prepare for a future in
Thank you for your consideration,
The trip is SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH, 2015
This trip is opened to members of Rotary’s club, their family members and friends.
The estimated cost is $36 per person, however the final cost of the trip will be determined by the number of riders. ( the more riders, the lower the cost).
This is NOT a guided tour, the bus will simply drop off and pick up at the times and locations listed below. You are on your own at each stop throughout the day.
You do not have to stay on the bus, each stop is optional with the exception of the pickup in Little Italy.
All money is due by Thursday, November 19, 2015. You will not be billed for this trip so please make checks payable to “The Rotary Club of Washington Township”.
Call or email Scott Meares with any questions or to reserve a seat. Bus capacity is 56 riders.
9:00 Depart Wedgwood County Club
11:30 Stop at Katz’s Deli
12:45 Bus Departs at Katz’s Deli
1:15 Stop at Radio City Music Hall ( 6th ave & West 50th st)
1:25 Stop at Times Square (Broadway & 47th st)
4:30 Pick up passengers at Trump Plaza (5th ave & East 56th st)
5:00 Drop off passengers at Canal St and Mott (little Italy)
7:30 Pick up passengers at Canal St and Mott (Little Italy)
**BUS LEAVES PROMPTLY AT 7:30. IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE BUS YOU WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.DO NOT BE LATE
10:00 Arrive back at Wedgwood Country Club
Unfortunately due to the conflicts with scheduling we have to postpone the Washington Township Scholarship Pageant. Our new strategy will be to partner with the Board Of Education to reach out to every school in Washington Township. We feel by using this strategy it will create more of a town spirit. We will be in touch to give you the future date that will work the best for everyone.
Washington Township Chamber President
Gloucester County’s Habitat for Humanity is seeking a veteran in need. Specifically, the organization is looking for a local post-9/11 veteran who wants to partner with the affiliate’s new Veterans Build program.
Danny Sulpizio, president of the Habitat affiliate’s board of directors, said they’ve reached out to local veterans organizations but they haven’t been able to find a veteran who has recently served who could benefit from the program.
The Veterans Build program aims to “build a network of Habitat affiliates, military, veteran service organizations, non-profits and sponsors that will increase the capacity to serve the housing needs of veterans through homeowners,” according to a release.
“We are happy to have the opportunity to extend this mission to include our military veterans,” said Sulpizio.
While Habitat partner families are always required to contribute hours of “sweat equity” in order to buy a home through the affiliate, they usually don’t work on their own homes.
In this build, Sulpizio is hoping the partner veteran will be able to work on the home they’ll soon live in, with support from family and friends.
For more information on the county’s Habitat affiliate and the Veterans Build program, contact them at 856-256-9400 or visit its website htttp://www.gc-habitat.org.
The time is here for the 2015 Rick Zammer awards.
…..and the winner is Tom Fletcher owner of Postnet. Please join us for this wonderful event where we will have awards, dinner, and dancing with live music provided our friends SassFaction. Don’t miss the opportunity for this fun night with colleagues and friends. Space is limited so reserve your tickets today.
We are proud to announce that our friends at Christopher Moore Salon have graciously adopted the Heil family for Christmas. I spoke to Michelle, earlier this week and she informed me that on Christmas Eve presents were dropped off for all the Heil kids. There was even an opportunity for them to meet Kenzie. This is what the true spirit of Washington Township is all about. We at the Washington Township Chamber are proud of Christopher Moore Salon and proud to have them as members.
Membership has it’s benefits! Join the Chamber and start growing your business.