[MI BPA 2017-2018] Tuesday Tipster #36

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UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
June 25-28, 2018:
MBEA Summer Bootcamp (Midland, MI)
August 14, 2018: Regional Advisor Training Meeting (East Lansing, MI)
October 5, 2018: BPA Fall Leadership Conference (Lansing, 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:
MBEA Summer Bootcamp
NLC Winners List
Share Awards, Industry Certifications, and Photos
SLC Photos Are Now Available for Purchase
2018-2019 Chapter Officer Elections

** LAST TUESDAY TIPSTER FOR 2017-2018
This will be the last Tuesday Tipster for the 2017-2018 school year. During this time of year, we always receive e-mail alerts on business teacher and administrative job openings throughout Michigan. As we receive those alerts, we will forward those messages throughout the summer months. In addition, as important news needs to be announced, we will send that information via e-mail message as well. Therefore, chapter advisors may want to monitor their e-mail throughout the summer. Enjoy your summer!

** A FRIEND OF MICHIGAN BPA: RON DRAAYER
We are excited to share some news about our previous BPA Hall of Fame Award Recipient and current Middle Level Michigan BPA State Advisor Ron Draayer. Ron is co-BPA advisor at Davenport University and has been involved in Michigan BPA for 38 years. Ron retired as a full-time professor from Davenport University in 2017. However, he continues to be a proponent for BPA and has worked on BPA related projects for Davenport University since his retirement.

Please visit https://www.rondraayer.com/ to learn more about Ron’s next career phase and how he plans to continue to support Business Professionals of America. More details will be shared with you throughout the summer months.

** FLC TENTATIVE DATE
Many schools like to have the BPA Fall Leadership Conference on their calendar before departing at the end of the school year. The date that has been tentatively set for the BPA Fall Leadership Conference is Friday, October 5, 2018. Yes, this is a Friday. We typically hold this conference on a Monday; however, the Lansing Center is not available and this was the best date available to prevent holding the conference in late October.

Final details about the conference will be available in mid-August.

** REGIONAL ADVISOR TRAINING MEETING
2018-2019 Regional Advisors should mark their calendars for the Regional Advisor Training meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The meeting will take place at the MSU Brody Complex in East Lansing, MI. The meeting will be held from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM Regional advisors should watch their e-mail throughout the summer for more details.

** SLC LEGACY LAUNCHER CERTIFICATES
Students who attended three or more legacy launchers and visited at least eight college fair booths during the state leadership conference, and submitted their College Fair booth visitation document, earned a special Certificate of Achievement. Those certificates were mailed to chapter advisors today.

** SLC PHOTOS
Friday, May 25, 2018 is the last day to purchase photos from the 2018 State Leadership Conference. The photo store is available online at https://michiganbpa.photoshelter.com.

Be advised that we have changed the layout of the photo store because it was apparent that many pictures were not easily accessible unless you clicked the “Archives” link. Therefore, we have changed the format of the site and all the pictures appear with very few clicks on your device.

If you have visited the photo store in the past, we encourage you to check one more time in order to make sure you have access to pictures you may not have seen before.

Again, the final date for purchasing pictures is Friday, May 25, 2018. After that date, these pictures will not be available.

** UPDATED NLC WINNERS LIST
A final version of our 2018 NLC Winners List is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc. This list now includes all the students who served as conference interns and those who participated in the leadership academy.

** 2018 NLC PHOTO GALLERY
Thank you to the chapters who submitted photos to share on our 2018 NLC Photo Gallery. Viewing these photos will give you a great overview of the various activities of the conference. The photo gallery is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/2018-nlc-photo-gallery.

NLC OVERVIEW
For those chapter advisors who attended the 2018 National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, congratulations on representing Michigan quite well. We applaud the Michigan Association on dreaming big and paving your path 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 is highlighted in our NLC recap newsletter. The newsletter, which includes some fantastic pictures, is available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc.

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.

Maurice S. Henderson