[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #2

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 italics is a message from the state executive council. ** Indicates new items for this week.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
August 29, 2017: Online registration for the FLC opens (S)
September 22, 2017: Conference registration must be submitted online (no refunds allowed; all submitted registrations are binding and payment must be submitted for the number of registered people)
October 2, 2017: Conference registration payment deadline for all registrations submitted via fax, mail, or online
October 2, 2017: Fall Leadership Conference-Lansing, MI (S)
October 10, 2017: Region 5 Advisors Fall Videoconference (S)

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20172018/2017/08/29. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--Advisors’ Code of Ethics Forms
--Advisor Information Update Form
--Advisors’ Alternate E-mail/Duplicate Messages

** GREETINGS FROM YOUR STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
By Jessica Marvin, State President

Hello Chapter Advisors,

The 2017-2018 Michigan BPA State Executive Council is off to a great start. We hope the start of the new school year results in a smooth transition back to school for both you and your students.

Please encourage your BPA members to keep in contact with the Michigan BPA State Executive Council this year. One of our primary goals is to reach out to the local chapter members and remain in constant contact with them. They can find all our contact information online at www.michiganbpa.org/state-executive-council. In addition, we ask that you forward any information to them that is pertinent to your student members that we send to you.

Lastly, feel free to share with your members that there are two ways they can get to know us right away and that is by way of viewing our bios online at www.michiganbpa.org/meet-your-sec and by reading the article online at www.michiganbpa.org./meet-your-2017-2018-state-officers.

We look forward to seeing you at FLC in October.

FLC REGISTRATION IS OPEN (S)
Registration for the 2017 BPA Fall Leadership Conference opened last week. Details about the conference is only accessible online at www.michiganbpa.org/flc-registration for details.

Pay close attention to the conference registration and conference payment deadlines indicated above.

COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES AVAILABLE
The 2017-2018 Workplace Skills Assessment Program Guidelines and all related ancillary files were posted online on September 1, 2017. Download a copy of these items by visiting www.bpa.org/compete/downloadcenter. You must logon to the bpa.org website using your login name and password.

**MICHIGAN GUIDELINES SUPPLEMENT (S)
The Michigan Guidelines Supplement is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. All Secondary (high school) Division chapters must download this document. This document contains changes to some competition guidelines and other important, valuable information for the school year.

MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM IS OPEN
The 2017-2018 Membership Registration System for Business Professionals of America is now open! Logon to www.registermychapter.com/bpamem to begin the registration process for your chapter. Advisors may submit multiple 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.

Maurice S. Henderson