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:
NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. Items titled in an orange color is a message from the state executive council. ** Indicates new items for this week.
October 9, 2015: Conference registration payment deadline for all registrations submitted online
October 19, 2015: Fall Leadership Conference-Lansing, MI (Secondary)
October 19-23, 2015: BPA Membership Recruitment Week
October 20, 2015: Region 5 Advisors Fall Videoconference (Secondary)
October 23, 2015: State Theme Graphic Contest Deadline and NLC Trading Pin Contest Deadline
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What is your chapter doing to spark interest in BPA to help increase in membership in your chapter? Membership Recruitment Week is October 19-23, 2015. Please reach out to the students throughout your school to recruit new members. Be proud of your chapter and spread the word about your business education classes. Active members in BPA bring a great deal of recognition to the business education curriculum. Take action and have your students engage in some membership recruitment activities!
The 2015-2016 Membership Registration System for Business Professionals of America has been open for quite some time! Logon to www.registermychapter.com/bpamem to begin signing up members for your chapter. Advisors may submit multiple membership registration invoices for the membership year. Register early to receive expedited shipping of your annual membership pin. Remember, annual membership cards are presented as online downloads upon completion of registration and payment submission. Membership cards will not be shipped and must be downloaded online.
The state theme graphic and NLC trading pin contest deadlines will be here before you know it. If you have a student who is interested in showing off his/her graphic design talent, these contests are for them. The deadline for contest entries is October 23, 2015. Guidelines and details are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/michigan-state-theme-nlc-trading-pin-graphic-contests.
All of the regional leadership conferences (for competitive events) have been scheduled. A list of dates of the various regional leadership conferences is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/rlc.
The 2015-2016 Michigan Guidelines Supplement for Secondary chapters will be available for download from www.michiganbpa.org/documents tomorrow. This document includes supplemental information about the competitions, dress code, delegate code of conduct, and special Michigan contests. Every Secondary BPA chapter advisor must download this document.
Any important links and access to password-protected files will be listed here as needed.
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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