Advisors

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.

Tuesday Tipster 2013-2014

  • [MI BPA 2013-2014] Tuesday Tipster #27

    Dear Chapter Advisors,

    NOTE: Items marked (S) applies to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only.

    * Indicates items that are new for this update.

    UPCOMING DEADLINES
    NLC Registration Refund Requests: April 10, 2014

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    National Leadership Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana): April 29-May 4, 2014

    POSTSECONDARY SLC PLAQUES & CERTIFICATES (PS)
    Plaques and certificates for the Postsecondary SLC winners were shipped to the Postsecondary chapter advisors last week.

    NEW IN 2014: SLC PHOTOGRAPHS
    Photographs taken by our official conference photographer are available for purchase via photo download. Keep the memories of the 2014 State Leadership Conference alive by viewing and downloading pictures from our state conference photo gallery. Pictures are now available online at http://michiganbpa.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. Secondary SLC pictures are available now. Postsecondary SLC pictures are being uploaded right now and will be available soon.

    SLC EVALUATIONS
    Please complete the SLC evaluation and remind your students to do the same. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/slc2014-evaluation-survey for details.

    NLC TRADING PINS
    NLC trading pins are still available while supplies last. If you would like to place an order, submit an order form from www.michiganbpa.org/nlc-trading-pins. Orders must be paid and shipped prior to the national conference.

    NAP EXAM
    The National Association of Parliamentarians exam will be held at NLC on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Details regarding the location of the exam will appear in the program schedule. No one will be permitted to begin testing after 1:00 PM.

    The fee for taking the test for full-time students from Michigan is $37.50 and $75.00 for non-students. Those hoping to obtain the student rate of $37.50 should plan to bring a copy of their school ID to the exam. In addition, state dues vary from $7.50-$30.00. The test administrator/NAP representative suggests that students may bring a blank check made out to the National Association of Parliamentarians to be completed in the correct amount on-site. Credit cards are also accepted at the time of testing.

    Anyone wishing to take the test could go on http://parliamentarians.org to download the 300 question study guide. The test will be comprised of 100 questions from those provided in the study guide.

    APG ASSIGNMENTS AND JUDGING
    All advisors attending the conference must fulfill an assignment as a contest administrator, proctor, grader, or other conference duty. APG Orientation sessions are offered to acquaint administrators, proctors and graders with their responsibilities. Please plan to attend one of the APG Orientation sessions listed in the conference program schedule.

    For those who have not selected a duty at this time, please sign up to serve as a judge for an event in a different division than that which you service. Advisors who have selected another conference duty are welcome to judge in addition to other assignments. Judges receive a light, complimentary orientation meal immediately prior to the event. Many additional judges are needed to make the conference a success. You are encouraged to invite your chaperones, conference guests and colleagues to serve as a judge. The website for judges' registration is: https://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/JudgesReg.aspx.

  • [MI BPA 2013-2014] Tuesday Tipster #26

    Dear Chapter Advisors,

    NOTE: Items marked (S) applies to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only.

    * Indicates items that are new for this update.

    UPCOMING DEADLINES
    NLC Registration Refund Requests: April 10, 2014

    National Leadership Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana): April 29-May 4, 2014

    * NEW IN 2014: SLC PHOTOGRAPHS
    Photographs taken by our official conference photographer are available for purchase via photo download. Keep the memories of the 2014 State Leadership Conference alive by viewing and downloading pictures from our state conference photo gallery. Pictures are now available online at http://michiganbpa.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. Secondary SLC pictures are available now. Postsecondary SLC pictures are being uploaded right now and will be available soon.

    SLC EVALUATIONS
    Please complete the SLC evaluation and remind your students to do the same. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/slc2014-evaluation-survey for details.

    * NLC ADDITIONS, DELETIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS
    At this time, competitive event registration has closed. Any further additions, deletions or substitutions must be submitted by State Director Maurice S. Henderson. If you notice any issues with your student competition schedules, please let me know.

    NLC PRE-CONFERENCE BOOKLET
    Even though registration for the NLC is closed, you should still read the entire NLC Pre-conference Booklet, which is available for download at www.bpa.org/nlc. Read through the booklet to see if there is any information you may have missed.

    NLC TRADING PINS
    NLC trading pins are still available while supplies last. If you would like to place an order, submit an order form from www.michiganbpa.org/nlc-trading-pins. Orders must be paid and shipped prior to the national conference.

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