OAT Day helps shape FBLA
By RANI CHOR
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended its annual Officers and Advisors Training (OAT) Day at Yorba Linda High School on Sept. 15.
Cabinet members and advisors participated in training workshops that developed essential skills such as networking and planning events.
Moreover, president senior Katie Kyan sees OAT Day as an opportunity to learn a variety of ways to attract members.
“I [discovered that] we can do more things with [new] members at interactive events and continue fundraisers that attracted team members throughout the year,” Kyan said.
In addition, attendees learned about the Gold Seal Award of Merit, which is a way of recognizing the program at a local and state level.
According to FBLA advisor Christina Rouw, the team now aims to win the Gold Seal Award.
“We have never [accomplished this goal] before, [so] this would be our biggest change,” Rouw said. “This way, we get credit for all the work we are doing.”
Additionally, Vice President of Activities junior Garren Lee feels OAT Day is a positive way to start off the year.
“I am excited for the upcoming year, because running the club better will develop the interests of the members and [help us] place higher in the chapter sweepstakes,” Lee said.
FBLA’s next event is the Leadership Development Institute in Orange County on Oct. 27 and 28.