[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #35

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UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
June 25-28, 2018:
MBEA Summer Bootcamp (Midland, 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:
The Source: Special NLC Edition
NLC Nametags
Download the BPA Mobile App on Guidebook
Conference Chaperones
Conference Volunteers Needed
Industry Certifications
Dress Code
Judges Comments
Presubmitted Materials
Computer Lab Events
Competitive Events Schedules
Michigan Awards Session Souvenir
NLC Primary Elections
Tweet to #mibpa or @michiganbpa
Watch the 2018 BPA NLC Awards Session Live

** NLC WINNERS LIST
A list of 2018 NLC Winners is attached to this message. Data is still be submitted from various chapters. As additional information becomes available, this list will be updated online.

** NLC OVERVIEW
For those chapter advisors who attended the 2018 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, congratulations on representing Michigan quite well. We applaud the Michigan Association on spreading your wings and exemplifying top-notch professionalism and success in your events.

The conference was exciting because Michigan kept its record of winning the most awards. Here are some exciting highlights:

  • Skylar McArthur, Alma College was elected to national office as the 2018-2019 National Postsecondary President
  • Dawn Perez, Swan Valley High School, was honored as the BPA Advisor of the Year
  • Matt Leddy, Swan Valley High School/Eastern Michigan University, was honored with the Emerging Alumni Award
  • Number of Secondary Division winners: 106 in the Top 10; 30 in the top 3
  • Number of Postsecondary Division winners: 138 in the top 10; 53 in the top 3

A full summary of the conference along with some photo highlights of the conference will posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc tomorrow.

** NLC RECAP NEWSLETTER
Our success at the 2018 BPA National Leadership Conference was so spectacular that it will be highlighted in our NLC recap newsletter. The newsletter, which includes some fantastic pictures, will be available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc tomorrow.

** PRESS RELEASES
Please contact your local newspapers and/or TV stations in order to get some publicity for your BPA chapter regarding your participation in the conference. With newspapers being published online, newspapers are more apt to publish our success stories. Therefore, don’t rest on your laurels. Let the world know how good our Business Professionals of America students are.

If you do obtain publicity via the newspaper or TV, please send us the link and we will Tweet about it and we’ll post it on our website.

MBEA SUMMER BOOTCAMP
There are only a few days left to register for the 2018 Michigan Business Education Association Summer Boot Camp which will be held on the campus of Northwood University on June 25-28.  Visit the Summer Academy tab on our MBEA website at www.mbea-online.org for more details.

SHARE AWARDS, INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS, AND PHOTOS
In many instances, Michigan BPA is unaware of BPA Cares Awards chapters receive. In addition, National BPA is unable to provide us with student success stories regarding the MOS and MTA certifications. In addition, we want to have photos for our Michigan BPA website and conference-in-review newsletter.

Please share all of this information with us throughout the conference online www.michiganbpa.org/nlc-awards-and-photos.

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.

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.

Maurice S. Henderson