[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #5

October 2, 2018 

Dear Chapter Advisors: 

NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. 

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
October 2, 2018: Conference registration payment deadline for all registrations submitted via fax, mail, or online
October 5, 2018: Fall Leadership Conference-Lansing, MI (S)
October 8, 2018: Region 5 Advisors Fall Videoconference (S)
October 15-19, 2018: BPA Membership Recruitment Week
October 31, 2018: Michigan NLC Trading Pin & State Theme Graphic Contest Deadlines (S)

 CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at https://www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20182019/3/2018/09/25. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--New Michigan BPA Torch Awards Coordinator
--New Chapter Advisor Orientation

** PAYMENTS FOR FLC REGISTRATION DUE OCTOBER 2 (TODAY)
If your chapter registered for the 2018 FLC, and you have not paid your registration fee, payment for your registration must be received by 11:59 PM Today, October 2, 2018. Payments that are not received by that date will be subject to a $50.00 late fee.

** PARKING AT THE FLC
Chapters are responsible for their own parking during the fall leadership conference. Long-term/daily bus parking is NOT allowed on Michigan Avenue in front of the Lansing Center. Buses may park there for loading and unloading only. Please obtain your bus driver’s cell phone number and instruct your driver to drop you off in the morning and then you can call your driver when you’re ready to be picked up. Buses may park off-site at Frandor Shopping Center (2.3 miles). A map and directions from the Lansing Center to Frandor Shopping Center is available online at https://goo.gl/maps/3hMbBYFvVYr.

Parking on site is available in the parking lot underneath the Lansing Center for $7.00 per entry, per day. You must be prepared to pay upon entering the lot.

In addition, parking is available in the parking structure next to the Radisson Hotel on N. Grand Avenue. This parking structure, which has a different parking rate, is connected to the Lansing Center via skywalk.

** WI-FI AT THE FLC
Complimentary Wi-Fi is NOT provided on site at the Lansing Center during the fall conference on Friday. Attendees may purchase Wi-Fi by logging on to the Lansing Center Wi-Fi, then follow instructions to establish an account and pay a $10 fee per device, per day. 

** MEAL TICKETS AT FLC
Chapters who arranged for vegan, gluten-free, or special meals during the fall leadership conference will find meal tickets inside the registration packet. At this point, it is too late to accommodate any vegan, gluten-free, or special meal requests. 

NOTE: Nut free allergies have been addressed. However, just like any kitchen, the kitchen cannot guarantee food being prepared in a nut-free environment. As needed, please have students bring an EpiPen if they have use one. 

** STATE THEME & NLC TRADING PIN CONTESTS

The state theme graphic and NLC trading pin contest deadlines will be here before you know it. If you have a student who is interested in showing off his/her graphic design talent, these contests are for them. The deadline for contest entries is October 31, 2018. Guidelines and details are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents.

** BPA PISTONS EVENT
The BPA Pistons Event will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018. Registration information and participation list forms are available on our website at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 23, 2018.

** MBEA CONVENTION REGISTRATION CLOSES IN 25 DAYS
From Colleen Webb, MBEA President

There is still time to GET READY! The countdown is on! Only 25 days until the Michigan Business Education Association convention room block and registration closes, and 37 days until the start of the 80th MBEA Annual Convention Celebration. If you haven't made your travel plans to Mt. Pleasant, there is still time to do so and reserve your hotel room to get the convention pricing. Your conference registration and hotel room rate deadline are both on October 26, 2018, so please make your reservations today! 

Yes, the time to meet old friends, make new friends, expand your network of Business Education professionals, and visit the exhibits, is coming to the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott on the fringe of the CMU campus. 

Bring a friend…the more the merrier! The conference registration information and conference agenda is posted online at www.mbea-online.org

POSTSECONDARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS (PS)
The calendar of events for the Postsecondary Division is now available online at www.michiganbpa.org/postsecondary/. Postsecondary chapters may want to review that information so they can plan their year accordingly. 

MICHIGAN GUIDELINES SUPPLEMENT IS AVAILABLE NOW (S)
The Michigan Guidelines Supplement will is available for download from www.michiganbpa.org/documents. Every Michigan BPA advisor in the secondary division must download a copy of this document. 

NEW SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Michigan BPA is excited to announce that we have created a new volunteer position of Social Media Coordinator. Our 2016-2017 Michigan BPA State Secretary/Treasurer and 2017-2018 National BPA Secondary Vice-President Jon Perrault will be serving in this new role. With Jon on board, we will greatly increase our social media presence. Look for some exciting information to be shared via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Don’t be surprised if we add more social media platforms down the road. Feel free to reach out to Jon at social@michiganbpa.org

MEET THE 2018-2018 MICHIGAN BPA STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
The 2018-2019 state officer bios are now available for viewing on our website. This year’s state officer team came up with a creative way to share their hobbies, interests, and other information. Please take time, and encourage your students, to visit www.michiganbpa.org/state-executive-council/ to check out the new bios. You will learn more about this year’s state officers than you have in years past. 

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT WEEK
Membership Recruitment Week is October 15-19, 2018. Please reach out to the students throughout your school to recruit new members. Ask your current members to help with recruitment; they can easily ask their friends to join. Be proud of your chapter and spread the word about your business education classes. Active members in BPA bring a great deal of recognition to the business education curriculum. Take action and have your students engage in some membership recruitment activities!

Maurice S. Henderson