QUALIFICATIONS FOR PBL STATE OFFICER CANDIDATES

 

1.   All State Officers of PBL are elected at the Annual State Leadership Conference, and a career/technical school representatives shall be appointed in September of the following school year.  Only active members are eligible to hold office.

 

2.   To be considered for an officer's position in PBL, a candidate shall:

 

a.   Have the endorsement of his or her local chapter and be recommended by his or her local adviser.

 

b.   File an official application with the State FBLA-PBL Chairman.

 

c.   Have at least one full school year remaining in a business or business related program.

 

d.   Grade average for the State Officer Candidate shall be 2.0 or better.

 

e.   The Candidate for Parliamentarian must score 60% or higher on the Parliamentary Procedure test to obtain the office.

 

3.   A candidate can consecutively hold the same state office.

 

4.   No two State Officers shall be elected from the same local chapter except the parliamentarian which is an appointed position or in the event there are no nominations from non-represented chapters.

 

5.   The candidate for State office must be present at the State Leadership Conference of PBL to be eligible for official nomination.

 

6.   A candidate for State office may send out a campaign letter prior to the State Leadership Conference.  Also, the candidates are allowed to post on unofficial PBL social media regarding their campaign after application deadline.

 

7.   If for some unforeseen reason, there is only one candidate to appear on the day of the conference, that candidate should be elected by majority vote.

 

8.   On the day of conference, candidates campaigning for state office can take place in all designated areas which excludes the competition areas. Candidates for state officer are responsible for their material being taken down and that no material is left on the premises of the conference site by the appointed time.  The State PBL Parliamentarian, or other designee, who does not have a student running for office will be assigned during the conference to make certain candidates have followed regulations regarding posters, campaign materials, and deadlines.  This same person will time campaign speeches.  Candidates who do not comply with election guidelines may be disqualified.

 

9.   The candidate for State office will make a speech to the delegates at a specified time at the conference. .  The candidate's speech will not exceed a total of four (4) minutes in length.  A timekeeper will stand at the end of three (3) minutes to signify conclusion of speech. A timekeeper will call TIME at the end of four (4) minutes. Skits will not be permitted.

 

10  Each candidate for state office shall have a campaign manager.  This person will introduce his or her candidate and give his or her qualifications for the office.  The campaign manager and candidates shall not exceed a total of four (4) minutes in length.  This person will also introduce his or her candidate to the delegates in the meeting during the morning of the Conference.

 

11. Voting for election of state officers will be done with paper ballots.

12. All elected State Officers SHOULD ATTEND the Executive Committee Meetings, National Leadership Conference, State Fall Leadership Conference, National Fall Leadership Conference, State Leadership Conference, and other events as called by the State Adviser.  The state has honored them with this responsibility so they should prepare themselves by attending the conferences and meetings.  The state chapter may pay some of the expenses to the Leadership Conferences, but the local chapter is expected to share in the expenses. 

 

13. In the event an officer does not fulfill their obligations and/or resigns their position, any current expenditure incurred (such as travel, lodging, pre-registration) shall be reimbursed to the State.

 

14. All official materials used by state officers must be returned to the State Chairperson.  The officers may keep the state officer pins.  In the event an officer resigns during his/her tenure in office, the attire and pins must be returned to the State Chairperson.  The official FBLA-PBL blazer is the property of WV FBLA-PBL.

 

STATE OFFICERS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

PRESIDENT'S DUTIES

 

1.   Shall represent the State Chapter at functions as designated by the State Adviser/Chairman.

 

2.   Shall be at the State Leadership Conference or other invited function by the time designated by the State Adviser/Chairman. The President should then find the State Adviser/Chairman upon arrival for further information.

 

3.   Responsible for meeting special guest or speakers and introducing them to others member and advisers.

 

4.   Preside at all general sessions of the State Leadership Conference or other special PBL functions and introduce guests of the State Chapter of PBL.

 

5.   Recognize the other State officers and their sponsors.

 

6.   Introduce any previous State officers or national winners that may be present at various functions.

 

7.   Responsible for use of parliamentary procedure during the State Leadership Conference and Executive Committee meetings.

 

VICE PRESIDENT’S DUTIES

 

1.   Should assist the State President in any way possible or assume the duties of the State President in the event the State President resigns.

 

2.   Shall be at the State Leadership Conference or other invited function by the time designated by the State Chairperson.  The Vice President should then find the State Adviser/Chairman upon arrival for further information.

 

3.   Responsible for meeting special guest or speakers and introducing them to others member and advisers.

 

4.   Preside/present at various sessions of the State Leadership Conference or other special or invited functions.

 

SECRETARY'S DUTIES

 

  1. Shall be at the State Leadership Conference or other invited function by the time designated by the State Adviser/Chairman.  The Secretary should then find the State Adviser/Chairman upon arrival for further information.

 

  1. Responsible for having an up-to-date list of chapters to be used for roll call at State Leadership Conference.

 

3.   Responsible for assisting the PBL Treasurer to certify chapter delegates during registration.  A table will be set up in the registration center.  As delegates of the chapters present themselves for certification, the treasurer will check to see that the dues of the delegates have been paid and that the chapter is in good standing.  The secretary will then issue delegate ribbons to the local delegates.

 

4.   Record and prepare the minutes of each meeting.  Minutes shall be keyed and sent to the state Adviser within two weeks of a meeting.

 

6.   Responsible for assisting with recording the results of the voting delegates.

 

TREASURER'S DUTIES

 

1.   Shall be at the State Leadership Conference or other invited function by the time designated by the State Adviser/Chairman.  The Treasurer should then find the State Adviser/Chairman upon arrival for further information.

 

2.   Responsible for having up-to-date list of the state chapters whose dues are paid up and assisting the Secretary to certify chapter delegates on the day of the State Leadership Conference.   As delegates of local chapters present themselves for certification, check to see that dues of the chapter have been paid and that the chapter is in good standing.   The treasurer will then issue ballots to the voting delegates.

 

3.   Responsible for tabulating votes for election of state officers.

 

4.   Responsible for assisting the State Adviser in having state books, checks, receipts, etc., in order to turnover for audit.  

5.     Responsible for keeping the bank account and have dual control between the treasurer and the state adviser.  The treasurer will provide the state adviser with monthly bank reconciliations.

 

REPORTER’S DUTIES

 

1.   Shall be at the State Leadership Conference or other invited function by the time designated by the State Chairperson.  Should then find the State Chairperson upon arrival for further information.

 

2.   Should act as the public relations officer for the state chapter.

 

3.   Should see that news stories and photographs are delivered to the newspapers, and the national PBL publication(s).

 

4.   Publish two or three newsletters per school year consisting of news stories and photographs of local PBL.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN'S DUTIES

 

1.   Shall be at the State Leadership Conference or other invited function by the time designated by the State Adviser.  The Parliamentarian should then find the State Adviser upon arrival for further information.

 

2.   Attend and govern the rules of parliamentary procedure at all conference general sessions and Executive Committee meetings.

 

3.   Assist the Secretary and Treasurer in the certification of voting delegates and issuance of ballots and ribbons.

 

4.   Assist the Treasurer and Secretary in tabulating votes for election of state officers.