[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #9

NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. Items titled in bold, italics are messages from the state executive council or national officers. ** Indicates new items for this week.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
October 25, 2017: Michigan NLC Trading Pin & State Theme Graphic Contest Deadlines (S)
November 1, 2017: Advisor/Preliminary Membership Dues Deadline
November 1, 2017: National Education for Business Month Begins
November 3, 2017: BPA Prepare for Success Session (Ludington HS, Ludington, MI)
November 6, 2017: Joint Council Meeting (East Lansing, MI)

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20172018/2017/10/17. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--Pistons Event
--Preliminary Membership Dues Deadline is November 1 (S)
--2017-2018 Membership Cards

** DEADLINE TOMORROW: STATE THEME & NLC TRADING PIN CONTESTS
Tomorrow is the deadline for the state theme graphic and NLC trading pin contests. Guidelines and details are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/michigan-state-theme-nlc-trading-pin-graphic-contests.

PREPARE FOR BPA SUCCESS SESSIONS (S)
Davenport University would like to invite BPA secondary students and advisors to their various campuses throughout the state to attend the “Preparing for BPA Success” sessions.

There will be six different dates: November 3 (Ludington HS, Ludington, MI), November 10 (Livonia), November 17 (Grand Rapids Lettinga Campus), December 1 (Midland), December 8 (Livonia), and December 15 (Grand Rapids Lettinga Campus). 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 Ron Draayer at ron.draayer@davenport.edu or 616.554.4707.

BPA SCHEDULER REGIONAL REGISTRATION WEBSITE (S)
The BPA Scheduler website is open for registration for regional competitions.

For more details, including your username and password, refer to the e-mail message entitled “BPA SCHEDULER ONLINE REGIONAL REGISTRATION SYSTEM IS READY” that you received last week.

NEW BPA ADVISOR ORIENTATION
A new BPA advisor orientation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 during the MBEA Annual Convention in Frankenmuth, MI. See the information below about registering for the convention so you can attend the new advisor orientation.

MBEA CONVENTION REGISTRATION
Planning to attend the Michigan Business Education Association Annual Convention in November? The registration deadline to avoid late fees is October 20. Registration and payment must be received to be registered for the convention. The room block will be released very soon. To insure that you receive the convention rate, make your reservations if you have not already done so. Visit www.mbea-online.org for details about concurrent sessions, special training workshops, networking activities, and more.

A BPA advisor training orientation for new advisors will be held during this convention. First or second year advisors are encouraged to attend the convention in order to attend this orientation.

Questions about the convention should be directed to MBEA President Colleen Webb at webb6164@gmail.com.

Maurice S. Henderson