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    The Heartland Future Business Leaders of America’s first meeting was held on August 27.  The 2018-19 FBLA officers are Kate Bergen, President; Ric Bulin, Vice President; Grace Janzen, Secretary; Jackson Stebbing, Treasurer; Colton Monnier, Reporter; Odessa Ohrt, Parliamentarian; and Rhianna Wilhelm, Committee Representative. President Bergen shared the state theme for this year which is CREATE. LEAD. INSPIRE.  She gave information about our business competitions, dues, magazine sales kick-off meeting, and congratulated the members who attended the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore this past summer.  The members then enjoyed ice cream sundaes and games.

    Heartland FBLA is excited to announce our new members: Senior Jade Hiebner, Sophomore Jamie Rowe, and Freshmen Ashley Brown, Cindy Cerveny, Ella Friesen, Elizabeth Mestl, Dawson Ohrt, Ayden Rea, Mason Regier and Kale Wetjen.  Returning members are:  Seniors Ben Mestl and Kristina Rowe; Juniors Timberly Carr, Allison Kroeker, Harmon Perez, Halle Peters and Kalea Wetjen; Sophomores Kaelyn Buller, Tobin Glinsmann, Ellyn Hall, Heath Perez, Cooper Regier, Wyatt Regier and Gabi Siebert.


    The Nebraska FBLA Fall Leadership Conference was held September 25 in Kearney.  The conference was a one-day workshop for FBLA officers and members.  The state officers shared the 2018-19 state goals during the Opening General Session. The speaker was Bill Cordes, the YOGOWUPI guy (You Only Get Out What You Put In).  A great high school experience is determined by what we give not by what we get, and in his engaging keynote students learned strategies to maximize their leadership experience in FBLA…contributing more than they consume.  We took a ride on the time line of our lives to look at how our past conditioning affects our current realities and gained tools for rekindling our passion for discovery and making an impact on our organization, schools and communities.  It was a fun ride filled with humor, reflection and learned to create positive change in the lives of others as well as ourselves.

    Following the Opening General Session, the officers and members attended Business/Industry Sessions presented by UNK College of Business and Education, Hollman Media, KSO CPAs and Younes Hospitality Center.  They also attended Program of Work Sessions titled Inspiring Members to Succeed at SLC, Create Community Service, Leading the Way, Foundation Marketing Committee, State & National Projects, The Stepping Stone to Your Future and March with the March of Dimes for Healthy Babies.

    The following members attended the conference: Kate Bergen, Ric Bulin, Timberly Carr, Grace Janzen, Allison Kroeker, Colton Monnier, Odessa Ohrt, Wyatt Regier, Jackson Stebbing and Rhianna Wilhelm.