LOCATION: Stanly Community College
YEARS IN PBL SERVICE: 38 years
STATE ADVISER TERM: 2007-2013
EXPERTISE: Communications courses
BACKGROUND: Served on the National Board of Directors as chair for 2 years. Enjoys spending time with his 3 grandchildren.
January 2 Update
- 16 Jan 2013
Loss in our PBL Family
- 25 Oct 2012
A very special salute to one of NCPBL's most special people, Bob Simmons. "Dr. Bob" served as an adviser in Georgia and then at Lenoir-Rhyne University since he chartered that chapter in 1977. Dr. Simmons passed away October 9, 2012. Kathy Toler, Robbie McDonald, Chad Nichols, Kay Lowrance, Neili, and I attended the memorial services Sunday in Hickory. Needless to say, the church was full. Janice expressed her appreciation for the encouragement and support Bob had received from NCPBL'ers during his illness. In addition to serving as a local adviser, Dr. Simmons served as state co-adviser with Mr. Lowrance for a number of years. He received the Outstanding Adviser and Professional Division-Foundation Distinguished Service recognitions, as well as being named to the National Adviser Wall of Fame. He was also made a Lifetime Honorary Member of NCPBL. When he retired from LRU, the 2007 SLC was dedicated in his honor; the SLC program included two pages of complimentary remarks from former state officers, PD members, and advisers from around the state. Please remember Janice and the family in your thoughts. Bob is one of the people who built and gave the meaning to the phrase "NCPBL family." We will miss him, but his influence on many of us and certainly the organization will continue.
Pre-FLDC Friday Afternoon Plans
- 25 Oct 2012
Hopefully, your chapter is excited about having some time at the state capitol on Friday of FLDC. We're still hoping to have something other than the public parking deck worked out; I'll send an email and post note on website. The new wing of the Museum of Natural Sciences is now open, including the Daily Planet (three-story globe with multi-media coverage of breaking science news). The globe is a major "photo op," too! The museum is also featuring a Titanic exhibit. The History Museum now has the NC Sports Hall of Fame, a "Making of GONE WITH THE WIND" exhibit, and the display of gowns commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Miss North Carolina Pageant. You may want to pull up the museums' websites and look at them as part of a chapter meeting so members can go ahead and decide what sections they want to see. Of course, you're welcome to head that way earlier in the day if you want. If you have college or PBL shirts, wear them.
Membership Reporting as of Sept. 24
- 24 Sep 2012
You may submit dues through the national database at any point now. The initial reporting date and the date used to determine fall membership awards is Oct. 20.
Central Carolina CC, Gaston College, and Guilford Tech CC are our leaders right now in the membership race!
Chapter News Articles
- 24 Sep 2012
On the front page of the state website (ncpbl.org) are instructions for submitting your chapter contact information and chapter news. Hopefully every chapter will submit news items. Note the Oct. 15 deadline for "Gold Star Chapter" recognition.
- 24 Sep 2012
Hopefully everyone is making plans to attend the 2012 NCPBL Fall Leadership Development Conference in Raleigh November 2-3. Hotel reservations may be made directly with the Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley (919-782-8600 by Oct. 22). As you plan your budgets, hotel rooms are $79 plus taxes and registration is $15 per delegate through Oct. 22 ($20 per delegate after Oct. 22).
A full program is planned. On Friday afternoon beginning at 2:00 we'll network and do casual tours of the capitol and the History/Physical Science museums. The program at the hotel begins with workshops at 6:00. On Friday night we'll also have a general session featuring the national PBL president, followed by a dance and pizza party. On Saturday morning, we'll do tracks on entrepreneurship, personal financial development, leadership, and professionalism, followed by a closing session featuring the annual NCPBL "NON-Trivia" competition and announcement of the "Presidents' Award" for the best chapter display of membership recruitment materials.
Copies of the NCPBL Professional Division - Foundation, Inc., Scholarship application, the "NON-Trivia" study guide, the t-shirt and commemorative pin entry form, etc., are on the state website following these links: "Resources - Document Library - State Fall Leadership Development Conference." If you have any questions prior to receiving the conference guide, just email.
- 24 Sep 2012
Sincere thanks to Asheville-Buncombe Tech, Barton College, and Rowan-Cabarrus CC for hosting the Kick-Offs last Thursday and to Ms. Parker, Ms. Stinson, Dr. Doole, Ms. Porter, Ms. Oronzio, Ms. Cranford, Ms. Frisbee, Ms. Nealon, Ms. Steele, Ms. Listerman, Ms. Toler, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Craig, and Ms. Parrish, as well as the state officers, for presenting various parts of the program.
- 02 Sep 2012
I hope everyone is getting settled into fall semester. The 2012 "Chapter Guide" and the handbook upload will be coming to you following the Executive Council meeting this weekend, but here are just a couple of updates to the information from this earlier email.
Kick-Offs (for chapter leaders and advisers) are Thursday, September 20, from 1:00-4:00. The locations are Barton College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. You may, of course, attend whichever is more convenient for your chapter. Information on room locations will be posted on the state website and sent later. There is no registration fee. Refreshments will be served. (Tip-Offs next February are scheduled for Mount Olive College, Wake Technical Institute, and Gaston College.)
The Fall Leadership Development Conference will be November 2-3 at the Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley in Raleigh. We are appreciative of the hotel working with us and making rooms available at $79 plus tax. Make reservations directly with the hotel (919-782-8600); the cut-off date is October 22. An FLDC Guide with registration and program information will be emailed in a couple of weeks. FLDC is for all chapter members! Registration is $20 per delegate.
Membership will be done on-line through the national website (fbla-pbl.org). You can begin registering members immediately. October 20 is, as usual, the deadline for initial reporting and the numbers used to determine membership awards given at FLDC.
The TLLA criteria will be posted and available following final approval at the Council meeting, but it will be basically the same as last year if you're already organizing activities to achieve that goal. Hopefully, all chapters will make obtaining TLLA and "Gold Star Chapter" recognition part of your chapter goals for the year. Gold Star Chapters will be awarded at FLDC to those chapters that complete the following items:
Have ten paid members (new or returning) by Oct. 20
Have five Professional members (new or returning) by Oct. 20
Attend a Kick-Off
Have delegates registered for FLDC by Oct. 22
Contribute $35 to the NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation General Fund
Post chapter news item on state website (instructions on that will be coming)
The National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC) brochure for Nov. 16-17 in Charlotte, as well as the national Chapter Management Handbook revisions, are mailed from the National Center to chapter advisers. If you have not received yours, the packet should arrive soon. These are also posted on the national website.
If there are any changes in chapter advisers, please send me an email so I can make changes in our state email list. Please be sure to note those and any changes in address/college president on those pages of the national membership database.
Our state officers would like to be in contact with your chapter president so please send that name and email address when you've done your election. I will be glad to add that name to my list to receive adviser emails like this one if you would like for your president to receive it directly. Just tell me that when you send the name.
Congratulations to everyone on the outstanding showing by NCPBL at the national conference in San Antonio. The National Center sent statistics that showed North Carolina as second to Florida for the highest number of awards in the competitive events. Yeah us!
If there's anything else you need immediately to assist with starting your PBL fall, let me know. Otherwise, be on the lookout for the "Chapter Guide" and an email that the handbook is online. Again, we hope all chapters will have delegates at one of the Kick-Offs! As always, thank you for your work with your local chapter and your support of the state and national programs. Best wishes for another successful year!