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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.

10.13.17 State Adviser Update

Quick reminders for advisers/presidents:


(1)  The first "Regional Committee" Hangouts (can sign up for another region if yours isn't convenient).


Western Region Committee: Monday, October 16, 8:00 pm.

Central Region Committee: Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 pm.

Eastern Region Committee: Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 pm.


Your President or a representative may sign up on this link:


(2)  Please list your initial fall membership in the national database by Friday, October 20.  This is also the date for PD-F membership.  Every member is important in our goal to be nationally ranked!


(3)  Fall conference hotel reservations by Oct. 20.  (336-299-7650 or 336-315-1544; be sure to identify as PBL).  Conference registration by Oct. 27 to Mr. Fann. 


(4)  For fall conference social:  Decorate your chapter's round table with Mardi Gras theme and have delegates bring masks for photos.  Prizes for most creative table and masks.


(5) The NCPBL and "Food Lion Feeds" Put Hunger Out of Business project & competition ($1000 to the top chapter in each region and another $1000 to the state winner) runs Nov. 5-17, but get your marketing plan going now!  The Professional Division-Foundation Board members have worked hard to make this project possible.  The goal is that 100% of our active chapters will promote the project and make a contribution.  Food Lion is designating a location near each chapter for items to be weighed.  Details in Chapter and FLDC guides.  "Food Lion Feeds" representatives will be at fall conference for the project kickoff.



10.09.17 State Adviser Update

Advisers and Presidents,



2017 October Regional Committee Email
2017 NCPBL Regional Committee How-To Guide
2017 NCPBL Regional Committees


The above attachments relate to the "Hangouts" the state officers talked about at the Kick-Offs.  Each chapter is invited to have its chapter president or a designated representative participate.  Your rep does need to pre-register to participate.  There can be eight participants at each of the three "Hangouts" so they're on a first-come/first-serve arrangement.  Even though there is one per region, you may participate in whichever one fits your schedule best.


Western Region with Angela & Amy - Monday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

Central Region with Joshua & Katrina - Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Eastern Region with Luis and Luke - Wednesday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.


Even though arrangements were just finalized, the officers want to do them as quickly as possible so they could promote and answer questions on activities related to FLDC, the Oct. 20 membership deadline, etc.  Therefore, we apologize for short notice, but once we get this first "Hangout" done, we'll get more notice to you.




Hopefully all chapters are planning to attend fall conference Nov. 3-4.  Don't forget the various deadlines, especially Oct. 20 for hotel reservations.  Be sure to identify yourself with NC PBL.  The conference room rate is $99 plus tax.  We need to use our room block so don't have to pay for meeting space.


For the social activity Friday evening, the state officers are planning a Mardi Gras party.  (1)  All delegates (That includes us, too, advisers!) are invited to bring a mask, and there will be a prize for the most creative one.  The officers are doing a photo booth to do pictures of delegates in their masks. 

(2)  Also, each chapter is asked to decorate one of the round tables in the social activity room in a Mardi Gras theme.  We're talking green/gold/purple colors and whatever you'd like on the table that goes along with the Mardi Gras theme.  Again, there will be a prize for the "best" table.

(3)  Bring a table game or two with you, and we'll have a fun time.  The NON-Trivia Contest final competition will also be during the social time.


We're really excited that National President Kimberly Clark will be at the conference so we'll put her in charge of judging these two "events."


Hotel reservations:  Oct. 20 (directly with Greensboro Wyndham, 336-299-7650 or 336-315-1544)

Scholarship application:  Oct. 23 (received by Melissa Coffey, 241 Heritage Place, Mooresville  28115)

Conference registration:  Oct. 27 (to Mr. Fann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

PD-F contribution for Gold Star:  Oct. 27 (received by Melissa Coffey)

Pin design:  Oct. 31 (received by Kevin Davio, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Please make every effort to get members listed in the database and paid by Oct. 20.  You can others as we go along, but we want numbers to be good for the membership awards at FLDC and at the national fall conference.  We were number two in the nation at the end of the year last year so certainly want to make a good showing at the national fall conferences.  Even if you just have a few members, go ahead and get them listed so they count toward our total.


The same is true for Professional Division-Foundation members!



If your chapter attended a Kick-Off, you're on the eligibility list for "Gold Star Chapter" recognition at FLDC.  Let's set a new record for number of recipients.  Just remember to finish out with these items:

Register for FLDC by Oct. 27)

Make $35 contribution to PD-F General Fund by Oct. 27

Have 10 members listed in national database by Oct. 20

Have 5 PD-F members, including one adviser, in national database by Oct. 20

Send name, phone, mailing address, email address of chapter president and adviser(s) to State Historian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Communications Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Oct. 20



I know things are busy so realize the time you spend on PBL activities is very much appreciated by your students and the State Executive Council!  Send a message or call any time any of us can assist you.

09.28.17 State Adviser Update

NCPBL Advisers/Presidents,


1)  Thanks to LRU, Barton, CCCC, and Stanly for hosting Kick-Offs -- and to all the presenters!  Hopefully, those chapters who attended a Kick-Off will complete the remaining five activities to achieve the "Gold Star Chapter" recognition at FLDC.  Details are in the FLDC Guide (10+ members, 5+ PD-F members including an adviser, $35 to the PD-F General Fund, contact info for adv/pres to state historian, & register for FLDC). 


2)  Moving right on to the next activity, the FLDC Guide is attached.  We're looking forward to a good conference, especially with National PBL President Kimberly Clark in attendance.  The Guide has the registration, scholarship, and pin design forms.  The NCPBL NON-Trivia Contest Study Guide is attached separately.  Be sure to note the related dates, especially the hotel reservation date.  Please make every effort to have delegates at the conference.  In addition to the value to the chapter, we need to use  the room block so we don't have to pay meeting room costs!!!!!  If you or your chapter would like to lead a workshop, contact Mr. Fann immediately.


3)  October 20 is the all-important date for membership.  State and national membership awards for PBL and Professional Division are based on numbers as of midnight on the 20th.


4)  Speaking of membership, here's the end-of-September ranking:


1 - Central Carolina Community College

2 - Catawba College

3 - Appalachian State University

4 - Isothermal Community College

5 - Wake Technical Community College

Congratulations to Isothermal for already exceeding their 2016-17 membership.  We're also excited to welcome reactivated chapters at East Carolina University and Western Carolina University!

PD-F Chapter Affiliation

1 - Central Carolina Community College

2 - Wake Technical Community College

3 - Stanly Community College

4 - Durham Technical Community College

5 - Appalachian State University & Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College



Be sure your chapter participates in this project to collect food November 5-18.  Details are in the Chapter Guide (sent to advisers and on the website).


6)  Again, special thanks to all advisers for your willingness to serve and to our chapter presidents for taking on a high-level leadership role.  The state officers, the directors, the PD-F Board, and I are always willing to help in any way we can so don't hesitate to call on us.  We're especially interested in assisting colleges reactivate or charter chapters.  Best wishes for a successful year!

2017 NCPBL FLDC Guide

2017 NCPBL Non-Trivia Guide

09.18.17 State Adviser Update

Advisers/Chapter Presidents --


Hopefully, every chapter is planning on have reps at a "Kick-Offs" on September 21.  The Kick-Offs are from 1:00-4:00.  There is no registration fee, but you'll note in the attachment that you are asked to let Mr. Fann know approximately how many will be attending (so we have adequate handouts and REFRESHMENTS!).


The locations are Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory), Central Carolina CC (Sanford), Barton College (Wilson), and Stanly CC (Albemarle).  Details on the meeting room and parking arrangements are in the attachment.


The Kick-Offs are for chapter officers/key leaders, as well as advisers.  If an adviser cannot attend, the chapter officers may still attend.


A review of the six items (including attending a Kick-Off") for the 2017 "Gold Star Chapter Award" is also included in the attachment.  Thank you for making an effort to complete these beginning-of-the-year activities.  The award recognizes chapters for getting the year off to a good start and certainly helps NCPBL have an organized and successful year.  Thank you for making this a chapter priority.


More information on fall conference will be sent, but the information on the Pin Design contest, the PD-F scholarship applications, and the NON-Trivia contest study guide are on the PBL and PD-F websites and will be emailed to advisers.  (If the NON-Trivia study guide isn't there today, it will be in the next day or two.  The PD-F officers are finishing it tonight!)  FLDC is November 3-4 at the Greensboro Wyndham Garden (same as last several years, although it was previously a Clarion Hotel).  Registration is $15 per delegate, and that includes lunch on Saturday.  An FLDC Guide will be emailed to advisers and posted online right after the Kick-Offs.


As you plan your activities, be sure to include the "Put Hunger Out of Business" project/contest that will be conducted the two weeks after FLDC.  Information is in the Chapter Guide, and we will highlight details at the Kick-Offs.


Congratulations to Isothermal CC, Durham Tech CC, and Wake Tech for being the first chapters to enter members in the national database for the 2017-18 year!  Wake Tech also leads the race for the most PD-F members with chapter affiliation as of the first of September.


I hope your class and PBL year is off to a good start.  Thank you for serving as an NCPBL chapter adviser or officer as we prove PBL is the best way possible to "Elevate Your Future!"  Send an email or call if there is anything the State Executive Council members can do to assist you.


08.14.17 State Adviser Update

NCPBL Chapter Advisers and Key Leaders:


Welcome to a new PBL year!  First of all, thank you for your continued involvement as a chapter adviser or student leader.  The 2016-2017 year was a successful one, and I know you join me in anticipating another exciting one with our "Elevate Your Future" theme.


Of primary importance are these four items:


  1. Chapter Organization and Recruitment - Please keep me updated on any changes in advisers and the selection of your chapter president.  I want to be sure emails go to the correct advisers, and the state officers are very interested in communicating directly with the presidents.  As usual, October 20 is the key date for having members listed in the national database.  The database is open so you can enter members at any point, but we need to have all our chapters listed as "active" by October 20.
  2.  The Kick-Offs are September 21.  Locations are listed in the Chapter Guide and on the Calendar.  Kick-Offs are for advisers and chapter officers/key leaders.  We will go over all the major activities, programs, and goals for the year.
  3.  "Gold Star Chapter" designation is given to those who complete a list of six essential goals for getting the year off to a strong date.  Details are at the beginning of the Chapter Guide.  Your chapter members can earn their first SLC name badge ribbon by receiving this award at FLDC.
  4.  The Chapter Guide (introduction to the year, including information on our new "Put Hunger Out of Business" Project and the Fall Leadership Development Conference November 3-4 with special guest PBL National President Kimberly Clark), the NCPBL Calendar, and The Legacy Leadership Award (TLLA) documents are attached.  These will give you all the information you need to do your chapter planning sessions.  Remember, the TLLA form is the ideal way to set your program of work for the year since it includes all PBL programs/activities/conferences/emphases for the year.


The state and national handbooks will be available online by the Kick-Offs.  I'll send advisers an email so you'll know they've been posted.  There are no major changes in competitive events for this year.  The few event modifications will be listed in the handbooks, although the modifications and the event topics have been posted on the national website under "PBL - Competitive Events."


The national website is and the state one is  Encourage your members to follow the NCPBL FaceBook page and our new Instagram site.


The State Exec Council had a very productive meeting last weekend.  Best wishes to you as you and your members develop your goals and plan your activities for the year.  Again, remember to use TLLA.  It's an all-inclusive list for everything PBL on the local, state, and national level.


If you have questions or need information on anything, don't hesitate to call or email.  It's always a pleasure to talk to you and work with you!


Dan, Connie, Diane, Mike, Susan, and the State Officer team

2017-2018 NCPBL Calendar

2017-2018 NCPBL Chapter Guide

2017-2018 TLLA