[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #20 SLC-4 (PS)

Dear Chapter Advisors:

During the months of January through March, the Tuesday Tipsters will be separate for both the Secondary and Postsecondary Divisions. Therefore, Tuesday Tipster archives for January through March will be archived on the Postsecondary page of our website.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
January 23:
Deadline for Statesman Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 25: Final Student Membership Deadline
January 28: SLC Registration Deadline
February 1: Presubmitted Contestant Materials Deadline
February 4: Dues Payment & SLC Registration Payment Deadlines

UPCOMING EVENTS
February 9: State Leadership Conference (Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI)

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/advisors/. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
Chapter Status
List of 2018-2019 Competitions 

** APPROVED CALCULATORS
Please remember that for any student competing in an event that allows a calculator, BPA will follow the guidelines approved by ACT. Please make sure you review the type of calculator your student(s) have as published in the Calculator Guidelines published in the WSAP Guidelines. Contestants who violate the rules published in these guidelines will be disqualified. 

STATESMAN TORCH AWARD RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE
All Statesman Torch Award submissions have been reviewed. If you had students apply, please login to the Torch Awards system to review your results. Corrections may be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on January 23, 2019. 

REGIONAL 2019 PRACTICE TESTS
An e-mail entitled “BPA Study Materials 2018-2019” was sent to chapter advisors yesterday. That e-mail contains information on how to download the Regional 2019 tests so your students may study and prepare for state competition. 

SLC REGISTRATION
Please make sure you submit your conference registration on or before January 28, 2019. Instructions for submitting your registration can be found in the state conference registration booklet, which is available for download from www.michiganbpa.org/postsecondary-slc. Registration is open online at www.bpascheduler.com by using your e-mail address as the username and your six-digit chapter ID number (with the dash) as your password. Detailed information is located in the SLC Registration Booklet.

FINAL MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE
January 25, 2019 is the final date to enter dues-paying student members into the online membership registration system. You can add these additional members by going online to www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/. Remember, all dues payments must be received at both the state and national offices on or before February 4, 2019. Both offices accept MasterCard and VISA if you wish to pay via credit card. If you wish to use a credit card to pay for you state membership dues, please visit www.michiganbpa.org/credit. You may contact National BPA at 800.334.2007 (M-F 8am-5pm ET) to pay your national dues via credit card. 

ADDING ADDITIONAL MEMBERS
You can add additional members up until January 25, 2019. You can add these additional members by going online to the www.registermychapter.com/bpamem. Remember, all dues payments must be received at both the state and national offices on or before February 4, 2019. Both offices accept MasterCard and VISA if you wish to pay via credit card. If you wish to use a credit card to pay for your state membership dues, please visit www.michiganbpa.org/credit.

MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION & DUES PAYMENTS
Schools with any outstanding balances for state and/or national dues or other items will not be allowed to compete at the SLC. If your school fits this category, you will be notified via e-mail on a weekly basis. Please continue to handle these matters expeditiously.

COMPETITIVE EVENT DOCUMENTATION FORMS
Event Documentation/Entry Forms (in Word Format) are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. You will need the following documents:
*** Individual Event Entry Form
*** Team Event Entry Form
*** Release Form

Handwritten forms will not be accepted and will result in DISQUALIFICATION. Obviously, if there is an area where it tells the student to print or sign his/her name, handwriting is allowed in that spot.

Remember, if you want to look up your student’s contestant numbers to include on these forms, please logon to the membership registration system at www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/ and click on "Enter/View Your Members” and then “List All.” The 10-digit number that is next to the students’ names will be their contestant # for the SLC.

PRESUBMITTED EVENTS
As you know, there are eight (8) competitions that are considered presubmitted events because they have materials that must be mailed to us prior to the state conference.

The presubmitted events are as follows:
Advanced Interview Skills
Digital Media Production
Entrepreneurship
Graphic Design Promotion
Interview Skills
Network Design Team
Video Production Team
Website Design Team

Instructions are located online www.michiganapa.org/ps-slc-presubmits. Please make sure you share this information with your students.

Maurice S. Henderson