Information that is important and applies primarily to chapter advisors will be posted here. Chapter advisors should plan to check this page on a regular basis throughout the school year. In addition, current and past "Tuesday Tipster" e-mail updates will be posted here.
NOTE: During the months of January through March, the Secondary and Postsecondary Divisions will have separate Tuesday Tipsters. Please pay attention to the designator (S) or (PS) in the title of the Tuesday Tipster in order to make sure you are reading the correction edition.
Dear Chapter Advisors:
Any item titled in an orange color is a message from the state executive council.
** Indicates new items for this week.
UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES
March 15, 2016: BPA Cares Award Deadline
March 17-20, 2016: BPA State Leadership Conference (Grand Rapids, MI)
March 22, 2016: NLC Qualifiers Registration Deadline
** IT’S THAT TIME
(From the Michigan BPA State Executive Council)
Your state executive council is excited about the week and weekend that is ahead of us. We hope that you and your students have an exciting time in Grand Rapids. Look for us throughout the conference and let us know if we can be of any assistance at any time. See you soon!
** SLC FINAL MEMO
Please download and read the three-page memo (PDF) that is attached to this message. It has a lot of important information regarding the conference.
** SLC WELCOME MEMO
Stay tuned for a special, final e-mail blast on Thursday regarding the conference. The welcome memo will be e-mailed to all chapter advisors so everyone has access to the information instead of putting one copy in each registration packet.
SLC PROGRAM BOOKLET
The SLC Program Booklet (in PDF format) is available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. You can print this document for your conference attendees OR provide it to them electronically. Printouts or program booklets will not be provided on site at the conference.
SLC MOBILE GUIDE
For the first time, we have a “true” mobile app for our conference. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/mobileto download the app. All conference attendees can use this site to view and build a conference schedule, view our legacy launcher workshops, obtain information on our sponsors, view judged event finalists, view the hotel map, and so much more.
MEET THE CANDIDATES
All members can visit www.michiganbpa.organd download a packet to meet all the state officer candidates. For the first time, we are giving everyone a sneak peek at all state officer candidates. You and your students can find out more about the candidates by reading their short essays. This year, there will be stiff competition for the ten positions on our state executive council.
VOTING DELEGATES PACKETS
Voting delegates packets can be downloaded from www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. Please make sure your two voting delegates have copies of these packets so they can be prepared for their important role of electing the next leaders of our association.
SLC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Please visit and download the four documents from our SLC website regarding Sunday bus departures and bus staging information. These documents are available for download from www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. You will need to obtain the cell phone number of the bus driver who will be picking you up on Sunday. In addition, there is a form you will need to turn in to the hotel’s front desk when you check in on Thursday or Friday. Please plan ahead to obtain this information.
AWARDS SESSION SEQUENCE
The sequence of the order in which the awards will be presented during the Awards Session is located at the back of the SLC Program Booklet.
Any important links and access to password-protected files will be listed here as needed.
Chapter advisors may access the State 2016 Fundamental Desktop Publishing test by clicking here
A case scenario is not provided in advance for the state competition. The case scenario will be provided and prepared on site during the conference. Check the schedule for the preliminary round of competition.
Students in this event must have their schedule free on any conflicting events because they will not be rescheduled if they make it to the finals round for Financial Analyst Team.
The BPA Logos, which every chapter is authorized to use, may be downloaded by visiting The Source on the National BPA website at www.bpa.org/lsource.aspx. You will need a National BPA username and password to access this site. Advisors must use their membership registration system username and password. Students must use the username and password provided to them by their chapter advisor.
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