Please join us on Wednesday, November 13, for the annual  FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Luncheon.

When you register you will have the opportunity to sponsor a student’s lunch as well. Each businessperson will be paired with a student at the event and mentor that student over lunch! This is a highly rewarding experience, and enormously beneficial for our youth and building a successful future for our community.

Guest speaker will be Michele Hertler Tabisola, a Santa Maria High School grad who was a SMHS FBLA local chapter officer and officer of Gold Coast Section and is now employed with Rabobank.  There will also be a special presentation from the California Women’s Republican Federated where they will award each FBLA scholarship monies.

This popular luncheon will take place at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center at 600 South McClelland Avenue in Santa Maria at 12:00 noon.

RSVPs are due by Nov 8.

Lunch (catered by VTC) is $15.00, and attendees are encourage to also purchase their student’s lunch for an additional $15.00. If you can not attend, please still consider sponsoring a student’s lunch.

Register online now at

About FBLA:

The FBLA Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through    innovative leadership and career development programs.   FBLA brings their mission to life through the application of their Motto: Service, Education, and Progress.

The Goals of the FBLA are to promote competent, assertive business leadership, strengthen confidence of students in themselves and their work, create interest in and understanding of American business enterprise, encourage development of individual projects to improve home, business, and community, facilitate the transition from school to work, assist students in the establishment of career goals, encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty, encourage and practice sound financial management, and develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.