[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #26 SLC-9 (S)

NOTE: Items titled in bold, italics are messages from the state executive council or national officers. ** Indicates new items for this week.
 
UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES

March 15-18: BPA State Leadership Conference (Grand Rapids, MI)
April 1: Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
April 1:  National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition Awards & Service Learning Awards)

 
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:
Student Schedules Available Tomorrow
Advisor Assignments Available on Friday
SLC Safety Plan
NLC Registration Opens February 28, 2018
SLC Hotel Assignments

** UPCOMING SPECIAL E-MAIL BLASTS
You will receive the following e-mail blasts from me this week:
Wednesday: Advisor Meetings at SLC & Michigan BPA Region Alignment
Wednesday: SLC Dinner Session Meal Information
Thursday: Announcement of SLC Program Book and Guidebook Available
Friday: SLC Transportation Arrival & Departure Information
Monday: SLC Welcome Memo

** ADVISOR ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETE
Advisor assignments were prepared on Friday. Personalized e-mail messages were sent yesterday and today to all the various advisors, on an event-by-event basis. Please make sure you review your assignment and are prepared to accept the assignment. Our competitions would not be successful without your assistance.

Also, if there are any additional advisors interested in volunteering to assist with Open Events on Saturday, please contact Open Events Co-Administrators Brittney Osborne and Jacob Taylor. They can be reached at
brittneyosborne@gmail.com and taylorj2@northwood.edu.

** MEET THE CANDIDATES
All members can visit
www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents and download the Voting Delegates packet to meet all the state officer candidates. Everyone now has a sneak peek at all state officer candidates. You and your students can find out more about the candidates by reading their short essays.

SLC JUDGES NEEDED
We are still in need of approximately 7 judges. Our most pressing need is in the presubmitted events area. If you have a conference chaperone, colleague, or friend who is willing to volunteer as a judge, please direct them to sign-up online at
www.michiganbpa.org/slc-judges. The sooner they sign up, the sooner they will receive a confirmation. We would also mail them the presubmitted event contestant materials right away as well.

VOTING DELEGATES PACKETS
Voting delegates packets will be available online tomorrow from
www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. Please make sure your two voting delegates have copies of these packets so they can be prepared for their important role of electing the next leaders of our association.

LEGACY LAUNCHER WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Each year, we continue to receive great feedback in terms of the presentations during the Legacy Launcher leadership seminars. The sessions this year are quite dynamic and interesting. I only wish I had time to attend some of them. Tomorrow, descriptions of all the Legacy Launchers will be posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents.

ADVISOR CELL PHONES
We will continue using the text message system as we have done in past conferences. If you know for a fact that we do not have your cell phone number on record, please forward it to us. This text message system will be used as an emergency response system as well as a method to send periodic announcements/reminders throughout the conference. If you want to be excluded from receiving these messages, please let me know.


LINKEDIN PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS SCHEDULE
As mentioned in previous Tuesday Tipsters, Michigan BPA will be offering LinkedIn (or other social media us) professional headshots at SLC. BPA alum and volunteer Michael Croff will be facilitating the mini headshot studio on the second level of the hotel, in front of Courtesy Corps (Registration Booth).
 
Headshots will be offered for $10, of which $5 will be contributed to Michigan BPA.
 
The schedule for the LinkedIn photo booth schedule is as follows:
Friday: 7:30-9:45 AM, 4:30-5:45 PM, 9:00-9:45 PM
Saturday: 7:15-8:00 AM, 5:00-5:45 PM
Sunday: 7:00-8:00 AM, 12:30-1:30 PM

Maurice S. Henderson