[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #11

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
November 8, 2017: Membership Dues Deadline (S)
November 8-10, 2017: State Executive Council Meeting (East Lansing, MI)
November 15, 2017: BPA Pistons Event Registration Deadline
November 17, 2017: Virtual Event Registration Deadline

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20172018/2017/10/31

Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--**2017-2018 Postsecondary Events & Deadlines (PS)
--**Deadline Tomorrow: Preliminary Membership Dues
--**BPA Scheduler Attendee Lists Not Matching Membership List (S)
--**National Education for Business Month
--**Certiport November Training Registration Now Live
--**BPA Pistons Event Registration Deadline

** TOMORROW’S MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE (S)
Tomorrow is the last opportunity to register Secondary Division dues-paying members who would be eligible for ANY regional competitive events. All students who desire to compete in any competition of their choosing from among the 57 events, must be submitted into the membership registration system online at http://registermychapter.com/bpamem/ by 11:59 PM tomorrow

** NOVEMBER NEWS FROM NATIONAL OFFICERS
By Kareena Garg, National Secondary Division President

The week of November 13 through the 19 is this year’s Chapter Social Week. This year we have several exciting activities for your members to partake in on social media during the seven days. Chapter Social Week is an event put on by the National Officer Team every year to engage with your members through social media. Participating in the event is a required step towards receiving the Social Media BPA Cares Award. This year the events are as follows:

Monday, Nov. 13: Media Monday- Share a story or press release about you or your chapter with your chapter to serve the community
Tuesday, Nov. 14: Texan Tuesday- Post a picture of your chapter dressed in Texan Apparel
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Wacky Wednesday- Do something wacky with your chapter and share with us!
Thursday, Nov. 16: Throwback Thursday- Tell is how you got involved with BPA.
Friday, Nov. 17: Friday Funday- Relax and have some fun with your chapter!
Saturday, Nov. 18: Social Saturday- Show us how you socialize to others about BPA.
Sunday, Nov. 19: Service Sunday- Earn Torch points by volunteering with your chapter.

Thank you for your service to this organization and all of its members! Business Professionals of America would not be what it is today without your dedication. As always, please stay updated with the National BPA Social Media Accounts for reminders and details about upcoming events!

** REGIONAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION DEADLINE (S)
November 10 is the deadline to submit all regional competition registrations for your chapter. Registrations submitted online after 11:59pm on Friday will incur a $100 late fee.

In order to make sure all your students’ names are in the BPA Scheduler competition registration website, it is best to enter and submit the names of all dues-paying members on or before November 8. Remember, names entered in the membership system on any given day aren’t uploaded into the regional competition registration system until the next business day.

** REGIONAL EDITION WSAP GUIDELINES (S)
The Regional 2018 Edition of the WSAP Guidelines and all other related competition documents, manuals, and entry forms are available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. This will be the official version of the WSAP Guidelines even if subsequent editions are posted on the National BPA website. The version posted on the Michigan BPA website will be the official version for regional competitions.

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!

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.

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.

 

Maurice S. Henderson