[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #13

November 27, 2018

Dear Chapter Advisors:

NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. Items titled in a maroon color is a message from the state executive council.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
November 30, 2018: Pre-submitted Events Deadline (S)
December 1, 2018: Final Membership Dues Deadline (S)
December 5, 2018: Corrected Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 7, 2018: Membership Dues Payment Deadline (S)
December 7, 2018: Prepare for Success Session (Grand Rapids) (S)
December 7, 2018: BPA Pistons Event (Detroit)

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at https://www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20182019/12/2018/11/20. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--Thanksgiving Break: Office Closed
--Michigan BPA News Blog
--State Service Project Information

** DECEMBER 1 FINAL MEMBERSHIP DUES DEADLINE (S)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 is the final date to submit students as dues-paying members. Members added through this date will be eligible to compete in Open events only, participate in the Torch Awards and BPA Cares Awards programs, and participate in local chapter activities. These additional members’ names may be entered online at http://registermychapter.com/bpamem/.

** POSTSECONDARY COMPETITION REGISTRATION (PS)
Postsecondary chapters will be able to start registering their students for competition in January. However, chapters may want to start having students identify the events in which they plan to compete. When the registration for Postsecondary opens, chapters will be able to enter quickly their information.

** STUDENTS DELETED FROM BPA SCHEDULER (S)
Later this evening, students who were not registered for any competition OR have “Not Attending” selected as their event will be removed from the BPA Scheduler website yesterday. Starting tomorrow, I encourage you to login to BPA Scheduler to see if any students are currently listed with competitions that should be. All individuals in the BPA Scheduler website must have an event selected in order to indicate they are planning to attend the conference. Remember, students who are not competing in any main competitions should have been identified as an “Open Events Only” contestant.

If you have any corrections that need to be made, please notify your regional advisors and me.

RLC PRE-SUBMITTED EVENTS DEADLINE (S)
Friday, November 30, 2018 is the deadline date for all pre-submitted event materials for the regional competitions. Please make sure you have submitted your contestants’ materials on or before this deadline. Materials will NOT be accepted after this date (11:59 p.m. on November 30). The pre-submitted events are as follows: Administrative Support Research Project, Advanced Interview Skills, Broadcast News Production Team, Computer Animation Team, Digital Media Production, Economic Research Individual, Economic Research Team, Entrepreneurship, Fundamental Desktop Publishing, Global Marketing Team, Graphic Design Promotion, Interview Skills, Video Production Team, and Website Design Team.

Follow the supplemental mailing instructions provided by your regional advisor as well.

UPLOADING FILES VIA BPA SCHEDULER (S)
Please use the following naming conventions for your files that will be uploaded: the initials of the contest name followed by the 10-digit contestant number, with the underscore as the separator. An example of an Economic Research Individual paper submitted like this would be ERI_04_0024_1234. For team events, list the six-digit chapter number after the event name abbreviation. An example for Global Marketing Team would be GMT_04_0024. Only one file per contestant or team, per event should be submitted.

Files must be in PDF format and must be 5 MB or less in size.

Remember, to upload files on the BPA Scheduler, just go to www.bpascheduler.com and log in as you did to register your students for competition.

REMEMBER, ALL FILES MUST BE CONVERTED TO PDF BEFORE BEING UPLOADED!

BPA PISTONS EVENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE
The deadline to register for the BPA Pistons Event was Friday, November 23, 2018 (Black Friday). If you missed the deadline, you may check with Rachel Maki at the Detroit Pistons to see if space is still available. You may e-mail Rachel at rmaki@pistons.com.

FINAL MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 (S)
For the Secondary division, December 1 is the last day to enter students who would be eligible for open events only at the regional level. These students would also be eligible to participate in Torch Awards. The link to enter your dues-paying members is http://registermychapter.com/bpamem/.

MEMBERSHIP DUES PAYMENT DEADLINE (S)
December 7 is the deadline date for payment of all state and national membership dues invoices that have been submitted prior to that date. The link to enter your dues-paying members is http://registermychapter.com/bpamem/.

Maurice S. Henderson