DUES: DISTRICT, STATE, & NATIONAL
PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOU READ, UNDERSTAND, AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES
1. WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR MEMBERSHIP DUES?
October 20 All initial dues to be eligible for National and State Gold Seal of Merit Award and to receive issue #2 of Tomorrow's Business Leader.
December 15 All dues if the student is to compete at the FBLA district and state conferences.
January 31 Dues from students who are new to the school. This date may also be used for students who were NOT enrolled in a business or business related course during first semester. This date may be used for schools with block scheduling for students who are not enrolled during the first block. These students are eligible to compete or run for office at the district or state conferences as long as the District Leadership Conference is at least five working days away.
2. HOW MUCH ARE FBLA DUES AND WHERE SHOULD THE DUES BE SENT?
The amount of FBLA district dues varies with each district. Your district dues should be mailed to your district director or to the location specified by her/him.
MIDDLE LEVEL State dues are $4 per member. National dues are $4 per member.
HIGH SCHOOL State dues are $4 per member. National dues are $6 per member.
Mail to: FBLA-PBL, Inc., Membership Dues, P.O. Box 79063, Baltimore, MD 21279-0063.
3. MAY I SEND CASH OR A PERSONAL CHECK FOR MY SCHOOL'S DUES?
The state and national offices prefer that you send a school or county check or a money order. Cash can easily be lost in the mail; a personal check for dues could imply mixing of personal funds and student funds, which auditors strongly encourage us to have you avoid.
4. IS IT POSSIBLE TO SWITCH DUES MONEY FROM ONE STUDENT TO ANOTHER?
No. Once the money is received in the national office, it is designated for the identified student and cannot be transferred.
The task of maintaining accurate membership records is a time-consuming responsibility. You can help us with this task by using the suggestions in the following checklist. REMEMBER: ONLY DISTRICT, STATE, AND NATIONAL DUES-PAYING MEMBERS ARE CONSIDERED ACTIVE MEMBERS.
____ Register your members at www.fbla-pbl.com. Be sure to mail payment immediately after registering your members.
____ MEET DEADLINE. (See note at bottom of this page and deadline dates on previous page.)
____ Send correct amount for dues. Refunds from the state office will not be made for amounts less than $25.
____ SEND ONLY A SCHOOL CHECK, COUNTY CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER. Please DO NOT send cash or personal checks.
____ Make checks for state and national dues payable to FBLA-PBL, INC.
____ Send state and national dues directly to FBLA/PBL, Inc., Membership Lockbox, P.O. Box 79063, Baltimore, MD 21279-0063.
____ Identify all membership material with the name of the school, charter number, and name of adviser(s). If your school is assigned a new adviser during the year, notify the state adviser.
____ List the chapter officers.
____ Include the grade level for all students.
____ Be sure that dues paid after initial dues have been mailed are forwarded immediately to the national office.
____ Send a photocopy of the roster and dues check to your district director.
NOTE: Any FBLA dues (except those qualifying for the January 31 deadline) postmarked after December 15 may be assessed the fine discussed in detail in the Policies and Procedures section of the current year Florida FBLA-PBL Handbook.