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									                                         About Us
FBLA prepares students for the dynamic “real world” aspect of professional experiences that
come after high school. Our members gain the competitive edge for college and career
organization.

At Piggott, we take pride in being part of one of the oldest, largest, and most successful business
organizations for students in America. Having taken part in FBLA for 20 years, we have
developed more and more each year, and have been involved in our community and school.

Included in this years annual business report, our financial statements, public relations
documents, letters to members, history, and much more. Our organization has almost doubled
since last year increasing membership by 33% and that increase than expected in the future
years.
                                Letter to Members
Welcome members of 2004-2005 Piggott FBLA. This year, our chapter has increased in size by a
 large margin. We started off strong with 46 members; more than doubling the enrollment of last
 years number of 21 members. We are very excited about this increase and strive for a stronger
and larger growth next year. It shows great potential for the future of Piggott FBLA. Our officers
this year consist of great hard working, community involved students that work hard. Our officers
                                             include:




We have had a lot of fun this year. We had high expectations, and we met them with ease. We
set the goals of the future, so that we can have a clear path to the road of success. If you have
   any questions, comments, or problems please contact Mrs. Peters, or one of your chapter
     officers. The officers and Mrs. Peters will be happy to assist you in any of your needs.




        Sincerely,




         Caleb Morris
         Chapter President
                                  Public Relations
This year, our FBLA chapter has experienced many great activities. Our new chapter sponsor,
Mrs. Stacey Peters has had a plethora of ideas and activities for us to embark. We have already
made trick-or-treat candy bags for local pre-schools in the community this past Halloween. We
have also completed a food drive this Thanksgiving for needy families in our area. Pictures are
available in the scrapbook of the website. Piggott High School FBLA chapter also had a brought
Santa Claus to Piggott Elementary School and passed out candy canes this December. The
candy canes were provided by our local FBLA chapter. The students were able to take pictures
with Santa and his many elves. Next year is looking very promising. This year is just the start of
a great future to the road to your success.
                                     Fund Raisers

The Piggott FBLA chapter is well noted for their many fund raisers for various reputable charities
and organizations such as Relay for Life, The Arkansas Children’s Hospital and The March of
Dimes.

Relay for Life is an event created by The American Cancer Society. It is a fun-filled overnight
event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs. During the
event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running
laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. Relay for Life
represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer
will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.

Another organization we donate to is the Arkansas Children's Hospital, a private, non-profit
institution, is the only pediatric medical center in the state and is one of the ten largest in the
nation. Comprehensive, high-quality medical care is offered to children from birth to age 21,
coming from every county in Arkansas and from many nearby states. This care is offered to every
child, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

We also donate our money to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by
President Franklin Roosevelt, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis attempted to prevent
the further loss of deaths among America’s youth due to Polio. Comedian Eddie Cantor coined
the phrase “March of Dimes” while encouraging Americans to send their dimes to the White
House to help fight the Polio problem. The phrase stuck, and in 1979 the National Foundation
was officially renamed the March of Dimes. Since its origination, the March of Dimes has
successfully developed a Polio vaccine and they continue to research and solve current
childhood health problems, focusing on birth defects, premature births, and low birth weight.
Through the efforts of national, state, and local members, FBLA has raised thousands of dollars
to help save the lives of our nation’s youth.

Through our many fundraising attempts, such as selling cookies, returning ink cartridges, selling
candy canes, and selling plush beanies, we have donated our money to these great charities.
Piggott FBLA is proud to give to such worthy causes as these organizations represent.
                                   Chapter History
Before 1985, Piggott High School had a business club but was not a member of a national
organization. However, business teacher, Joan Thompson, had been a member of FBLA in high
school and recommended that Piggott start a chapter. She felt that it would provide the
opportunity for leadership development as well as a means to meet students from other schools,
thus, developing better social and communication skills, as well as business exposure and
community service opportunities for the Piggott students. She also felt being part of a national
organization would enable students to be more active not only locally but nationally. In 1985, the
Piggott High School business department organized the original chapter. Piggott received Charter
No. 10296

Officially, Chapter No. 10296 is in its twentieth year under the advisorship of Mrs. Stacy Peters.
The chapter continues to be involved in numerous school and community activities as well as
participating in state and national FBLA activities. It is a chapter that continues to grow and
always strives for success.

Each year our FBLA organization has recruitment by passing out previously completed work from
previous years of our Desktop Publishing class. Tours of of the business lab are provided to
show to incoming students what FBLA is all about. With recruitment activities, we intend to keep
increasing membership.
                                        Earnings
Throughout the year our members work hard to raise money for FBLA. After all is said and done,
our local chapter does come out ahead. Our profit primarily stems from cookie sales. Otis
Spunkmeyer cookies are sold once or twice a week throughout the school year. We make
approximately 38% profit. From this profit we provide 2 pizza parties for members, pay a portion
of the club t-shirts, pay conference and competition fees, and award 2 scholarships to deserving
FBLA seniors.

Donations given to March of Dimes, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Relay for Live, etc. are
generated through other fundraisers such as concessions, candy cane sales, plush beanie sales,
etc…



                           Piggott High School FBLA
                              Income Statement
                       For Month Ended January 31, 2005

Revenue:
 Cookie Sales                                                                 $3,682.00
 Membership Dues                                                               $470.00
 Bean Bags for Babies                                                          $205.00
 Candy Canes                                                                     $53.75
 Intramural Concession                                                         $167.93
                                                  Total Revenue                            $4,578.68

Expenses:
 Consumables                                                                  $2,910.60
 Supplies                                                                      $184.28
 Membership Dues Expense                                                       $396.00
 Conference Fees                                                               $181.00
 Donations                                                                     $426.68
                                                 Total Expenses                            $4,098.56

Net Income                                                                                   $480.12
                         Piggott High School FBLA
                            Income Statement
                           For Year Ended 2004

Revenue:
 Cookie Sales                                         $4,596.00
 Membership Dues                                       $330.00
 Bean Bags for Babies                                  $189.00
 Candy Canes                                             $62.25
 Intramural Concession                                 $158.94
                                      Total Revenue               $5,336.19

Expenses:
 Consumables                                          $3,142.71
 Supplies                                              $268.28
 Membership Dues Expense                               $297.00
 Conference Fees                                       $179.00
 Donations                                             $410.19
 Scholarships (2)                                      $200.00
                                     Total Expenses               $4,497.18

Net Income                                                         $839.01
                          Piggott High School FBLA
                              Income Statement
                            For Year Ended 2003

Revenue:
 Cookie Sales                                             $4,221.00
 Membership Dues                                           $389.00
 Bean Bags for Babies                                      $215.00
 Candy Canes                                                 $62.78
 Intramural Concession                                     $125.38
                                         Total Revenue                $5,013.16

Expenses:
 Consumables                                              $2,910.60
 Supplies                                                  $235.69
 Membership Dues Expense                                   $398.32
 Conference Fees                                           $179.00
 Donations                                                 $403.16
 Scholarships (2)                                          $200.00
                                         Total Expenses               $4,326.77

Net Income                                                             $686.39


                               Contact

                         Piggott High School
                 Stacey Peters/Business Department
                             427 E. Court
                            P.O. Box 287
                          Piggott, AR 72454
                       Phone: (870) 598-2572
                  Email: peters@piggotths.k12.ar.us

								
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