[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #15

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
December 6, 2017: Corrected Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 8, 2017: Membership Dues Payment Deadline (S)
December 8, 2017: BPA Prepare for Success Session (Davenport University-Livonia, MI)
December 15, 2017: BPA Prepare for Success Session (Davenport University-Grand Rapids, MI)
December 19, 2017: Region 7 RLC (Flint, 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:
** Attire for BPA Pistons Event
** Membership Dues Payment Deadline (S)
RLC Pre-Submitted Events Deadline (S)
Uploading Files via BPA Scheduler (S)
Students Deleted from BPA Scheduler (S)
Postsecondary Competition Registration (PS)
State Service Project Information Is Now Available

** OUTSTANDING MEMBERSHIP DUES PAYMENTS (S)
Payment reminder notices for past due state and national membership dues payments were e-mailed yesterday. If you received such notice, please take action quickly. As previously announced, membership dues payments are due on or before Friday, December 8, 2017.

** BPA STATE OFFICER CANDIDATES (S)
Do you have a student with excellent leadership skills? Do you believe that they could provide outstanding contributions to Michigan BPA? Why not recommend that they run for state office. Serving as a state officer is a rewarding experience and provides real-world training in many different areas. The Michigan BPA State Executive Council candidate application is available on the documents page of our website. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2018. This is the best time to start completing the application. Do not wait until January to start.

** SLC THURSDAY NIGHT EVENT: CHAPTER FEUD (S)
By Kaytlyn Honore, Executive Vice-President

The state officers are pleased to announce that the Thursday Night Event at the 2018 Michigan BPA State Leadership Conference will be Chapter Feud. This will be an exciting time with fun questions, facts, and prizes. To make the game more accurate and fun for everyone, we ask that you take this short information survey! Please share this link to a Google form with your chapter members. In addition, chapter advisors may complete the survey as well.  https://goo.gl/ydjwTY

** DIPLOMAT TORCH AWARDS CORRECTIONS (S)
The Diplomat (Regional) Torch Awards submissions have been reviewed. You may login to the Torch Awards system to review any submissions that did not qualify. If you wish, corrections may be resubmitted up until 11:59 PM tomorrow Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

** MICHIGAN BPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE (S)
Michigan BPA will continue its tradition of recognizing top graduating seniors with our Michigan BPA Scholarship. The scholarship application is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. The application deadline is January 10, 2018. Scholarship awards will be announced and presented during the dinner session at the state leadership conference.

** RLC GRADING & RESULTS (S)
Because of the importance of making sure that all regional finalist results are accurate, please review the separate e-mail message that was sent to you earlier today entitled “RLC GRADING & RESULTS.” This information is very important and applies to ALL regions. The information is also posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/advisors.

** RLC FINALISTS ELIGIBLE FOR SLC (S)
Here is the breakdown in terms of the number of regional winners advancing on to state competition. Based upon the registration numbers for the various regional conferences, the following is a list of RLC winners eligible for the SLC:

TEAM EVENTS
ALL regions: Top 2

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Region 3: Top 2 Individual

Region 10: Top 3 Individual

Regions 1 and 5: Top 4 Individual

Regions 4, 7, 8, and 9: Top 5 Individual

Region 6: Top 6 Individual

IMPORTANT: Region 10 dropped down a tier due to lower numbers.

Maurice S. Henderson