Gaston College - Spring 2013

This past fall, 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.

We were able to celebrate the March of Dimes® Prematurity Awareness Day while attending the conference.  On behalf of that, we wore purple shirts and accessories, and 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, 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.

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