[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #33

NOTE: ** Indicates new items for this week

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
May 9-13, 2018:
BPA National Leadership Conference (Dallas/Grapevine, Texas)

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:
NLC Judges Still Needed
Practice Certification Exams

** 2018-2019 CHAPTER OFFICER ELECTIONS
This is the best time of year to conduct chapter officer elections. It will help you get a head start on the next school year. At the end of August, we announce the date for our fall leadership conference. If your officers are already elected, that will help you register for the conference in a timely manner.

NOTE: The date for the fall leadership conference has not be secured. Once arrangements are made, notice will be sent to all advisors via e-mail.

** SLC PHOTOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Thousands of photos were taken by our conference photographers during the state conference. Photos are available for purchase until Friday, May 25, 2018.

Photos from the conference make excellent graduation gifts. After May 25, pictures from the 2018 State Leadership Conference will not be available. Visit https://michiganbpa.photoshelter.com to view and/or purchase photos.

** MICHIGAN AWARDS SESSION SOUVENIR
Due to recent budget cuts, we will not be able to provide a blinky souvenir/noise maker for the awards session. If you wish, you may go to a local Dollar Store to buy some light-up or noise maker items for your chapter.

** NLC PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Michigan does NOT have any Secondary Division national officer candidates this year. However, ALL Michigan students may attend and participate in the national officer candidate primary elections. The primary elections will take place immediately after the Secondary Business Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Skylar McArthur, from Alma College, is Michigan’s national officer candidate for the Postsecondary Division. The Postsecondary Division will NOT have primary elections. We certainly wish Skylar the best of luck with her campaign for election. We are certain she will represent us well.

** TWEET TO #MIBPA OR @MICHIGANBPA
During the NLC, make sure you tweet pictures and comments while you are at the conference. Please make sure you include Michigan BPA in your tweets so we can obtain your pictures for use in our post-conference newsletter or on our website.

** WATCH THE 2018 BPA NLC AWARDS SESSION LIVE
Remember to tell supporters, family members, and friends that they can log in on Saturday, May 12 to watch the 2018 NLC Grand Awards Session live at www.thinkcybis.com/bpa-live/.

NLC MICHIGAN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Michigan nametag ribbons were sent via U.S. mail to chapters yesterday. In addition, the Michigan Schedule of Events for the NLC is available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc and www.michiganbpa.org/documents.

SLC VIDEO ARCHIVES
Video archives of the various general sessions for the 2018 State Leadership Conference will be available for viewing very soon. Continue to check https://www.michiganbpa.org/slc-postconference-dashboard/ for details.