By Revanth Poondru, Illiniso FBLA State Vice President, Central Northern Area
National Councils are a great way to get involved with FBLA. There are 9 National Councils available for FBLA members to apply for. They are listed below:
Councils are involved with many of the national officer’s POW items. For example, as the National Communications & Sponsorship Director on NTEC, I am regularly engaged with National POW items that our National Treasurer has taken on. Along with these items, councils will hold their own events, competitions, webinars, and online sessions. For example, a few weeks ago, NTEC had a Fundraising Friday Webinar during FBLA week! We also hold financial literacy competitions, send out weekly market digests and investing strategies, and even hold other finance-related events for FBLA members.
To get involved with National Councils, you must complete an online application. The national officer presiding over your council will go through the applications and handpick students to serve on the council. Being elected to serve on a council is a tremendous privilege and offers you an opportunity to give back to FBLA.
I encourage you to apply for the councils you are eligible for. They are a great way to gain experience with FBLA and network with other high-achieving FBLA members who will inevitably be our organization's future!