[MI BPA 2016-2017] Tuesday Tipster #34

Dear Chapter Advisors:

Items titled in a maroon color is a message from the state executive council. ** Indicates new items for this week.

This will be the last Tuesday Tipster for the current school year.

June 26-29, 2017: MBEA Summer Boot Camp (Ishpeming, MI)
August 2016 (Date Forthcoming): Regional Advisor Training (Lansing, MI) 
October 2016 (Dates Forthcoming): Fall Leadership Conference (Lansing, MI) 

For those chapter advisors who attended the 2017 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, congratulations on representing Michigan quite well. We applaud the Michigan Association on spreading your wings and exemplifying top-notch professionalism and success in your events.

The conference was exciting because Michigan kept its record of winning the most awards. Here are some exciting highlights:

  • Two BPA members were elected to national office: Jacob Taylor, Northwood University, 2017-2018 National Postsecondary President; and Jon Perrault, Escanaba High School, 2017-2018 National Secretary Vice-President
  • Sharon Wyble, Stephenson HS, was honored with the Outstanding Service Award and 40 Years of Service Award
  • Patrick Schultz, Bay-Arenac Career Center, was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Nate Cradit, BPA Alumni/Michigan BPA Technology Coordinator, was elected to the Board of Trustees
  • 47 students participated in the pre-conference Disney YES Leadership Experience

A full summary of the conference along with some photo highlights of the conference are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc.

This year, three alumni members who have worked at the Michigan BPA State Office received their higher education degrees from all three levels, Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. Matt Leddy, Kyle Caldwell, and Nate Cradit earned their respective degrees this Spring. Read more about their accomplishments online at www.michiganbpa.org/three-bpa-alumni-receive-higher-education-degrees. We are extremely proud of their achievement and we thank them for their continued service to BPA.

The final version of Michigan’s NLC results are posted online on our website at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc and is provided via e-mail attachment with this message. If there are any misspelled names, please let me know. The team members’ names and industry certifications had to be typed in manually versus exporting from the website.

Our success at the 2017 BPA National Leadership Conference was so spectacular that it took us longer than normal to put together our NLC recap newsletter. The newsletter, which includes some fantastic pictures, is available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc.

Please contact your local newspapers and/or TV stations in order to get some publicity for your BPA chapter regarding your participation in the conference. With newspapers being published online, newspapers are more apt to publish our success stories. Therefore, don’t rest on your laurels. Let the world know how good our Business Professionals of America students are.

If you do obtain publicity via the newspaper or TV, please send us the link and we will Tweet about it and we’ll post it on our website.

Thank you to all the chapters who submitted pictures from the NLC. There are a little over 70 photos from the national leadership conference. The photos may be viewed at www.michiganbpa.org/2017-nlc-photo-gallery.

If you have pictures to share, it’s not too late. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/share-photos to share your photos with us.

Join other business teachers throughout the state for the 10th Annual MBEA Summer Boot Camp in the beautiful Upper Peninsula. This year we are pleased to offer our camp at Westwood High School, Ishpeming, MI. The camp will run from 8:00am - 3:00pm daily. The agenda and information is available online at http://mbea-online.org/summer-academy.

NOTE: On Friday, May 26, the room block closes at the hotels listed on the agenda available for download via the link below.

The 2016-2017 State Executive Council met this past weekend for their state officer training. They have established the theme for next school year, which is “Pave Your Path.”

More information about the new state officers will be posted online soon at www.michiganbpa.org/meet-your-sec.