[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #10

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 or national officers. ** Indicates new items for this week.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
November 1, 2017: Advisor/Preliminary Membership Dues Deadline
November 1, 2017: Advisor Code of Ethics Form 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)
November 8-10, 2017: State Executive Council Meeting (East Lansing, MI)
November 15, 2017: BPA Pistons Event Registration Deadline

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:
--**Deadline Tomorrow: State Theme & NLC Trading Pin Contests
--Prepare for BPA Success Sessions (S)
--BPA Scheduler Regional Registration Website (S)
--New BPA Advisor Orientation
--MBEA Convention Registration

**2017-2018 POSTSECONDARY EVENTS & DEADLINES (PS)
The 2017-2018 calendar of events for the Postsecondary Division has been posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/postsecondary. All Postsecondary chapters should take a moment to review and print this list of dates. Mark your calendars accordingly.

** DEADLINE TOMORROW: PRELIMINARY MEMBERSHIP DUES
Although tomorrow is the preliminary dues deadline, you will be able to add additional students after today. In addition, if you discover you want to add a co-advisor later, that’s possible after today as well. Tomorrow’s preliminary deadline guarantees your chapter remains on our chapter roster for 2017-2018.

November 1: A preliminary list of students and all advisors should be entered into the membership system.
November 8: Last day to enter any students who would be eligible for any competitive event at the regional level
November 10: Regional competition registration deadline
December 1: Last day to enter students who would be eligible for open events only at the regional level
After December 1: Students may join and participate in local activities and attend the state or national conferences to attend workshops and compete in open events only.
December 8: Deadline date for payment of all state and national membership dues invoices

The link to enter your dues-paying members is: http://registermychapter.com/bpamem/.

As explained during the fall leadership conference, you can import your list of students’ names as well as their torch awards activities from last year during the time period when you create your first membership dues list. After you login, click the appropriate “import” button option when you login to the site to create your dues list.

** BPA SCHEDULER ATTENDEE LISTS NOT MATCHING MEMBERSHIP LIST (S)
We have been advised of some isolated incidents whereby the membership list online at the National BPA site is not matching the attendee list inside of BPA Scheduler. Please take time to make sure the names and Member ID numbers that are online on the national site match what is listed on the BPA Scheduler website. At the present time, we are unable to identify the precise cause of this problem, but we are working on a resolution. If you notice any discrepancies in your lists, please send a complete list of discrepancies (or screenshots) to me and Alex Morris at alex@bpascheduler.com. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

** NATIONAL EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS MONTH
November 2017 offers all business educators an ideal opportunity to demonstrate why a business education curriculum is so important to all students, regardless of what career they ultimately pursue. Make sure you are doing something and putting up signs and posters throughout your school to highlight National Education for Business Month.

The National Business Education Association has posters for sale that you can place in a prominent place in your school for student, faculty, administrators, and parents to see. These 17 x 22-inch color posters are great visuals to remind students that business courses are essential for developing the life skills necessary for future success. To order your posters, please visit www.mcssl.com/store/nbeaonlinebookstore/catalog/search to access the NBEA Bookstore. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create special events and promote business education in your schools.

**CERTIPORT NOVEMBER TRAINING REGISTRATION NOW LIVE
From the Michigan Department of Education

Please use the following link for registration information for free Microsoft Imagine Academy training opportunities that are coming to Michigan during the week of November 6: Certiport+Announcement+Face-to-Face+Imagine+Academy+Training+Scheduled+for+You.pdf

Any questions should be directed to Tom Knight at knightt@michigan.gov.

**BPA PISTONS EVENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE
The deadline to register for the BPA Pistons Event is November 15, 2017. Don’t miss this deadline. The registration flyer is located online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. Register today!

Maurice S. Henderson