Stanly CC - Spring 2013

Since October, the Stanly CC chapter has been busy with several activities.

PD-F Member Kalia Vang spoke on her involvement with PBL and presented membership certificates at a membership induction dinner held at a local restaurant.

The chapter was excited to receive the Largest Delegation certificate at the FLDC.  Chapter Preisdent Courtney Seidenschmidt was named one of the NCPBL PD-F Scholarship recipients for the year at FLDC.  Members enjoyed touring the state capitol and visiting the History and Natural Science museums in Raleigh on the afternoon of FLDC.

Courtney, Brandon Harkey, and Mr. Hazlett attended the National Fall Leadership Conference at the Westin Hotel and Charlotte Convention Center in November.

Members of the Stanly chapter, along with Pfeiffer University PBL and West Stanly High School FBLA, attended the February meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners for a PBL Week Proclamation signing.  Courtney and Brandon spoke on behalf of the chapter.  The meeting was aired throughout the week on the local tv station.

Stanly Community College recognized the chapter during PBL Week with a banner on the front page of the college's website.  The chapter did a display in the lobby of the library promoting PBL.

Members surprised Mr. Hazlett with a large popcorn tub of movie tickets, candy, and a gift card to his favorite, Chic-Fil-A, on Adviser Appreciation Day.

On Valentine's Day, Cupid (also known as PBL'er Taylor Fraley) assisted in collecting for March of Dimes during the campus Valentine Party.  For contributions, students and faculty could write messages about a family baby on a cutout of a purple teddy bear that was part of a display in the Student Center.   Eastgate Theater provided movie tickets for drawings from those who contributed.  Instructor Merlin Amiratharaj made two of her famous cherry cheesecakes to auction on Valentine's Day for March of Dimes.  A total of over $100 was raised.

The highlight of the winter was the selection of Ms. Charlotte Maness as the chapter's Business Person of the Year for 2013.  A photo of Courtney presenting Ms. Maness with her award was carried in the local newspaper.  Ms. Maness, a retired banker who now operates two personal businesses in addition to working as Community Relations Director for Storm Industries, is a major supporter of PBL at the local level.  She has also led workshops at the State Leadership Conference and was a presenter at the Charlotte NFLC.  Ms. Maness was a member of FBLA at Asheboro High School and credits the organization for helping her realize the possibilities for women in business at a time when that was not a common career path.

The chapter is looking forward to SLC and seeing all our friends from around the state.