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 2014-2015

  • [2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #10

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
    October 29, 2014: BPA/MSAP Parliamentary Youth Day Registration Deadline
    October 31, 2014: State Theme Graphic Contest Deadline
    October 31, 2014: Michigan NLC Trading Pin Contest Deadline
    November 1, 2014: Preliminary Dues Deadlines (advisors and students)

    ** IMPORTANT DEADLINES
    There are several deadlines for various items for this week and weekend, as indicated above. Extensive details about these events are indicated below.

    ** PREPARE FOR BPA SUCCESS SESSIONS (S)
    Davenport University would like to invite BPA secondary students and advisors to the Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids and its campuses in Lansing and Livonia to attend the “Preparing for BPA Success” sessions. These mentoring sessions are available to high school BPA student members, BPA advisors, and high school counselors at no charge. Sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and lunch is provided.

    The November 14 date is full. However, the following dates still have openings: November 21 (Lansing), December 5 (Grand Rapids), and December 12 (Livonia). Space is limited.

    For other information, contact Deb Kiss at deb.kiss@davenport.edu or Ron Draayer at ron.draayer@davenport.edu.

    PRELIMINARY MEMBERSHIP DUES DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1 (S)
    November 1 is the preliminary deadline to submit names of advisors and students as dues-paying members. All students must be entered into the system prior to the regional conference registration deadline in order to be eligible for ANY BPA competitive event. Students entered as a dues-paying member after regional conference registration deadline will be eligible for open events only. Saturday, November 1 is just around the corner…act today!!!

    See previous Tuesday Tipsters for previous messages about the membership registration system and membership cards.

    BPA PISTONS EVENT
    Don't miss out an exciting opportunity for you and your students to learn more about sports management. During the BPA Pistons event, speakers will talk about topics such as the human resources aspect of a sports franchise, incorporating technology into the sports industry, and much more. The deadline to register is November 14. The registration form/flyer is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents.

    The first 5 schools to register will receive an exclusive behind the scenes tour of The Palace (including Club areas, front offices, press room, tunnel, etc.). The first 20 schools to register will receive free bus parking.

    Register today!

    BPA SCHEDULER REGIONAL REGISTRATION WEBSITE (S)
    The BPA Scheduler website is ready. All chapter advisors were sent an e-mail with their username and password last Tuesday. More details are located in the message entitled “BPA SCHEDULER ONLINE REGIONAL REGISTRATION SYSTEM IS READY.”

    If you have not received your username and password for BPA Scheduler, please contact us.

    MSAP PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE YOUTH DAY
    Michigan BPA, in partnership with the Michigan State Association Parliamentarians, is holding the annual parliamentary procedure youth day event. The event will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Eastern Michigan University. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and the cost is very reasonable. BPA chapter advisors do NOT need to attend with their students. Please visit the documents page of our website to download the MSAP Parliamentary Youth Day Event Flyer. Registration is due on October 29, 2014.

    STATE THEME & NLC PIN CONTESTS
    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 31, 2014. Guidelines and details are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/michigan-state-theme-nlc-trading-pin-graphic-contests.

  • [2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #9

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
    October 20-24, 2014: BPA Membership Recruitment Week
    October 27, 2014: BPA Joint Council Meeting (Mason, MI)
    October 29, 2014: BPA/MSAP Parliamentary Youth Day Registration Deadline
    October 31, 2014: State Theme Graphic Contest Deadline
    October 31, 2014: Michigan NLC Trading Pin Contest Deadline

    ** MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT WEEK
    This week is BPA Membership Recruitment Week. Send us an e-mail letting us know what you are doing for membership recruitment week by sending a message to us via our website at www.michiganbpa.org/contacts or via Facebook (www.facebook.com/michiganbpa) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/michiganbpa). Also, check out a special video message from Vice-President of Membership Skylar McArthur online at www.michiganbpa.org.

    ** PRELIMINARY MEMBERSHIP DUES DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1 (S)
    November 1 is the preliminary deadline to enter your advisors and student dues-paying members. All students must be entered into the system prior to the regional conference registration deadline in order to be eligible for ANY BPA competitive event. Students entered as a dues-paying member after regional conference registration will be eligible for open events only. Saturday, November 1 is just around the corner…act today!!!

    See previous Tuesday Tipsters online on this page for previous messages about the membership registration system and membership cards.

    ** BPA PISTONS EVENT
    Don't miss out an exciting opportunity for you and your students to learn more about sports management. During the BPA Pistons event, speakers will talk about topics such as the human resources aspect of a sports franchise, incorporating technology into the sports industry, and much more. The deadline to register is November 14. The registration form/flyer is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents.

    The first 5 schools to register will receive an exclusive behind the scenes tour of The Palace (including Club areas, front offices, press room, tunnel, etc.). The first 20 schools to register will receive free bus parking.

    Register today!

    ** BPA SCHEDULER REGIONAL REGISTRATION WEBSITE (S)
    The BPA Scheduler website is ready. All chapter advisors were sent an e-mail with their username and password to access the site earlier today. More details are located in the message entitled “BPA SCHEDULER ONLINE REGIONAL REGISTRATION SYSTEM IS READY.”

    If you have not received your username and password for BPA Scheduler, please contact us.

    Special note to Career/Tech Centers: If your tech center has more than one chapter AND you have more than one advisor, each chapter advisor should have received the username and password for each chapter at your school.

    ** PREPARE FOR BPA SUCCESS SESSIONS (S)
    Davenport University would like to invite BPA secondary students and advisors to the Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids and its campuses in Lansing and Livonia to attend the “Preparing for BPA Success” sessions.

    There will be four different dates: November 14 (Livonia), November 21 (Lansing), December 5 (Grand Rapids), and December 12 (Livonia). These mentoring sessions are available to high school BPA student members, BPA advisors, and high school counselors at no charge. Sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and lunch is provided. Space is limited.

    For other information, contact Deb Kiss at deb.kiss@davenport.edu or Ron Draayer at ron.draayer@davenport.edu.

    FLC EVALUATION (S)
    A few advisors have already provided feedback to us regarding the fall leadership conference and I truly appreciate that. In light of the fact that we used a new venue and that we need to evaluate this conference in general, I felt it was necessary to develop an advisor evaluation survey for the conference. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. It should take five minutes or less. Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/9YZGD7T to complete the survey.

    MSAP PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE YOUTH DAY
    Michigan BPA, in partnership with the Michigan State Association Parliamentarians, is holding the annual parliamentary procedure youth day event. The event will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Eastern Michigan University. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and the cost is very reasonable. BPA chapter advisors do NOT need to attend with their students. Please visit the documents page of our website to download the MSAP Parliamentary Youth Day Event Flyer. Registration is due on October 29, 2014.

    STATE THEME & NLC PIN CONTESTS
    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 31, 2014. Guidelines and details are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/michigan-state-theme-nlc-trading-pin-graphic-contests.

    WSAP COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES AVAILABLE
    See previous Tuesday Tipsters for previous messages about downloading the competitive events guidelines (WSAP Guidelines) and Michigan Guidelines Supplement.

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