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Dan Hazlett-State AdviserDAN HAZLETT
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LOCATION: Stanly Community College
EXPERTISE: Communications courses
BACKGROUND: Served on the National Board of Directors as chair for 2 years. Enjoys spending time with his 3 grandchildren.

01.30.19 State Adviser Update

Advisers/Chapter Presidents,


1)  Attached is the 2019 SLC Guide -- perfect reading material for one of these cold evenings!  Although the information is basically the same as previous years, please go through the Guide carefully so your members will be aware of all the opportunities of SLC.  Of course, for event guides and instructions, go to the state and national handbooks ( and  After the Summits next week, if you have any questions just contact Dr. Doole or me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Included information:


SLC Commemorative Pin

Conference Registration Procedures

Hotel Reservation Procedures

Purchasing Guest Tickets for Banquet (as of last year, not available on site)

Scholarship Fund Contributions in Honor of Retiring National CEO Jean Buckley, who will be a special guest during the conference

Proposed Bylaws Amendments for Vote at SLC

State Officer Nomination/Campaign Procedures

"PIE Beta Lambda IV" Game Night

New Corn Hole Tournament and Entrepreneurship Activities

*Awards Program/Competitive Event Reminders

Professional Division-Foundation Involvement


Photos from 2018 SLC To Use Promoting This Year's SLC


*Note that the Guide corrects the NCPBL Calendar in the Handbook on procedures for the Business Communication event.  That event is now a school-site event; a proctor form must be sent and then the actual writing assignment is brought to SLC.  (The Handbook lists the event as one for which a pdf file is submitted electronically.)   The only new event this year is Insurance Concepts, a written test event.


2)  The "State Conference Preparation Summits" (new name for "Tip-Offs") are next Thursday, February 7, 1:00-4:00, at Fayetteville State University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Catawba College (Hurley Room).  Mr. Fann will send details on rooms and parking.  There is no registration fee, but chapters are asked to let Mr. Fann know which location delegates will attend.  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


3)  Hopefully all chapters are continuing second semester membership recruiting.  At the end of February, the membership ranking:


1 - Central Carolina Community College and Meredith College

3 - Western Carolina University

4 - Wake Forest University

5 - East Carolina University and Wake Technical Community College


Congratulations also to these chapters who have already exceeded their last year's membership:  Western Carolina University, Wake Forest University, University of Mount Olive, Meredith College, Fayetteville State University, East Carolina University, and Durham Technical Community College.


NCPBL also welcomes the reactivated chapter at Fayetteville Technical Community College!


4)  Recruitment also continues for NCPBL PD-F members.  Our PD-F is close to the membership goal of 250; advisers, other college employees, business supporters, and family supporters are all "needed" PD-F members.


5)  If you have any business contacts in the Charlotte area that we could call on for judging events on April 5 please contact Josanna Busby, a PD-F Board member who is coordinating this aspect of the Awards Program.  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  Judges are needed for morning and afternoon sessions on that Friday.


6) Best wishes for successful PBL Month programs and activities.  As always, thank you for your work as advisers and chapter student leaders.

Dan Hazlett
State Adviser


 2019 SLC Guide

08.24.18 State Adviser Update

Hopefully, your fall semester is off to a good start! We're certainly looking forward to another good NCPBL year.

Attached is a sample membership brochure if you need it. You can go through and add your chapter references to personalize it. Also, there are a lot of pictures on the NCPBL FaceBook and Instagram pages if you want to change or add pictures. You can also pull from those to do a PBL bulletin board. Don't forget to send a brochure electronically to your online students.

Mark your calendars for the September 20 "Chapter Officer Training Summits." More details will be coming, but the time is 1:00-4:00 on that Thursday afternoon. There is no registration fee, but please send a note to Mr. Fann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) letting him know which site you're attending and approximately how many the chapter will have coming. We'll get parking information to chapters. The locations are Barton College (Wilson), Catawba College (Salisbury), and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (Asheville). You're welcomed to attend whichever location you wish. If you haven't elected officers at that point, just bring some of your leaders. Although the emphasis will be on officer responsibilities, we'll be covering the entire year's program. At some point in the program, we'll divide members and advisers so we can talk about some of the processes that usually are ours to handle.

The Professional Division-Foundation, Inc., board had a really productive meeting last weekend. All advisers are encouraged to join the Professional Division; this is done through the national website (

Amy has done her days of national PBL officer training at the National Center, and Shannon is on his way next week for the national PD officers meeting. We're proud to have officers on both of those teams.

More information will come on the state fall conference. Save the date: November 9-10 in Greensboro. The program will begin Friday evening and conclude after lunch on Saturday. The NCPBL NON-Trivia Contest is part of that conference. The study guide and procedures are attached.

When you have elected a chapter president, please send name and email to me and Townsend. The state officers are really interested in continuing to increase interaction between the state officers and the local presidents. You should have received or will receive information from Townsend about Presidents' Council meetings.

You can start entering members in the national database anytime!

2018 NON-Trivia Guide

Sample PBL Membership Brochure

08.03.18 State Adviser Update

August 3, 2018


Chapter Advisers and Key Leaders:


It's August, and, after a very successful 2017-2018, it's time to start a new PBL year.! Your State Executive Council is excited about the planned activities and emphases for 2018-2019.  This year's PBL theme is "Lead. Create. Inspire!"


Attached are four documents:


1) 2018-2019 Chapter Guide

This has all the information about beginning the new year.  Note that on the last page there is a Chapter Information Form for all chapters to complete and return.  This is important for our on-going goal of maintaining strong communication between the Executive Council and the local chapters.  Please return as quickly as you can but no later than October 20.


The Council is especially excited about a renewed focus to what we have been calling "Kick-Offs" and "Tip-Offs."  To meet chapter needs and make the intent of these Thursday afternoon meetings clear, they have been renamed "Chapter Officer Training Summits" and "State Conference Preparation Summits."


2) NCPBL Calendar

Although we'll send reminders along the way, the calendar has all the dates for conference participation and state/national competitive event entries.  Note that dates are "received," not "postmarked" ones.


3) TLLA - The Legacy Leadership Award

Hopefully, every chapter will make receiving this award a priority, especially since there is an SLC Scholarship attached to it.  For this year, we are also excited that the NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation, Inc., has added an additional scholarship bonus for those chapters that complete all of the items related to the PD-F at the end of the TLLA activities!  TLLA provides a chapter's Program of Work for the year.  Designate a member to keep track of what you have done and what you can be doing that will allow you to check off TLLA items.


4)  Proposed Amendments from Executive Council

To update and emphasize the responsibilities of the NCPBL state officers, the Council spent a large amount of time at our June meeting drafting proposed bylaws amendments related to officer positions and elections.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Council members were so convinced that the proposals would be of such a benefit to NCPBL that we voted to do a mail-in vote this fall so the changes could go into effect with the election of the 2019-2020 state officers.  All the info on the proposals and the voting procedures is in the attachment.  There will be a discussion time during FLDC.


Many "thank you's" to returning advisers, and much appreciation to the new advisers at Wake Forest University and Western Carolina University (and others I haven't met yet).  To the chapter officers/leaders,  let's make this one of NCPBL's best yet!  It's a pleasure for us to serve you at the state level.  Don't hesitate to send an email if there's anything else you need to get the year going.


The PD membership database is now open at  Be sure to encourage current members to renew.  As you recruit new members, remind them to list their affiliation as "PBL" and to put the name of your chapter rather than the college from which they were graduated.  Advisers do not pay PBL dues, but we do encourage all of our advisers to be NCPBL PD-F members.


NCPBL State Executive Council