[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #22 SLC-6 (S)

Dear Chapter Advisors:

During the months of January through March, the Tuesday Tipsters will be separate for both the Secondary and Postsecondary Divisions.

NOTE: Items titled in bold, maroon text are messages from the state executive council or national officers. ** Indicates new items for this week.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
February 7 (extended again-see below): SLC Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadlines
February 7 (extended): SLC Special Meals Request Deadline (S)
February 7 (extended): SLC Special Accommodations Request Deadline (S)
February 7 (extended-see below): Presubmitted Events Deadline
February 11-15: Business Professionals of America Week
February 11: BPA Awards Session Guest Tickets on Sale
February 14: Team member substitution deadline
February 15: SLC Housing Change Deadline
February 15: SLC Registration Refund Request Deadline
February 20: SLC Registration Payment Deadline
March 1: National BPA Professional Awards Deadline

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:
** SLC Registration & Hotel Reservations Deadline Extended
** Presubmitted Event Deadline Extended
Event Time Changes
Students Must Attend Entire Weekend
Chaperones

** SLC REGISTRATION & HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN
Since many chapters ended being out of school the entire week of January 28, 2019 with even a few days out the previous week, the registration deadline and hotel reservation deadline will be extended until Thursday, February 7, 2019. This is the absolute final deadline extension. No exceptions will be made after this date.

All registrations and hotel reservations must be submitted online via BPA Scheduler on or before Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

** PRESUBMITTED EVENT DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN
Similar to the SLC registration and hotel reservation deadline extension stated above, the deadline for presubmitted events will be extended until Thursday, February 7, 2019. No extensions will be granted after this date. All presubmitted contestant must be submitted online via BPA Scheduler on or before Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

** SPECIAL MEALS REQUESTS DUE IMMEDIATELY
If you or any of your students have any sort of food allergies or require a vegetarian/vegan or gluten-free meal, please make sure you have submitted a special meals request form online at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-special-meals-request. This information was supposed to be submitted online with conference registration last week. We will have our final conference planning meeting this weekend and we need to know all meal issues at this time. Special meals requests should be submitted for vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, or food allergies only.

STATESMAN AWARD RECIPIENTS AVAILABLE
Final review of the Statesman Torch Awards submissions was completed this past Friday. If you had students apply, you may log in to online Torch Awards system to review the outcome of your students’ submissions. Please note that there were many resubmissions for corrections without corrections being made; therefore, several students’ were ultimately rejected again.

** SLC TEAM MEMBER SUBSTITUTION
If your student team members change for any team event from what you have entered in BPA Scheduler for your state conference registration, please notify the state director via e-mail. You may change your team members up until February 14, 2019. After that date, once event times have been assigned, substituting team members must be available at the team’s assigned time slot.

** MAKING REGISTRATION CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, ALTERNATES, AND SUBSTITUTIONS
As necessary, visit www.michiganbpa.org/slc-registration-correction-addendum in order to submit corrections, additions, alternates, and substitutions to your state conference registration paperwork.

** STATESMAN TORCH AWARD RECIPIENTS LIST AVAILABLE
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Statesman Torch Awards recipients! The award recipients will be recognized during the Opening Session at the State Leadership Conference for the Secondary Division. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/torch to download a list of the recipients.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FORMS
Remember, if you have any delegates that have special accommodations of any kind, you should have submitted a special accommodations request form with your SLC registration. If you have not done so, please do so immediately. Business Professionals of America will **NOT** be held responsible for providing special accommodations if this form is not completed and submitted right away. We cannot make any special arrangements for anyone if we are not aware of what may be required. Please do not put us in jeopardy of not fulfilling our civil rights obligations.

The special accommodations request form is submitted online at can be found in your conference registration booklet or online at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-special-accommodations-request.

BPA WEEK: FEBRUARY 11-15
BPA week is coming up…it is February 11-15 and is the best time for your chapter to promote your chapter and conduct fundraising projects. Make sure you plan a BPA activity for the week. It’s great to have a social event during the week for your chapter and a community activity so people can learn more about BPA.

PARENTS ATTENDING THE AWARDS SESSION
If you have parents who are interested in attending, you may want to share this information with them. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET. Information is already available online at: www.michiganbpa.org/slc-awards-session-guests.

SLC DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE
The shuttle bus schedule for events held at Davenport University has been posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. We recommend that you use this document to plan your student's schedule and to identify any potential contest conflicts.

PRESUBMITTED EVENTS
As you know, there are 14 competitions that are considered presubmitted events because they have materials that must be mailed to us prior to the state conference.

Instructions for submitting these events online via our BPA Scheduler website can be found online at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents.

The Fundamental Desktop Publishing information was sent to chapter advisors via e-mail and posted online via a password-protected website on January 14, 2019.

The presubmitted 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
Web Site Design Team

COMPETITIVE EVENT DOCUMENTATION FORMS
Mail-in Event Documentation/Entry Forms (in Word Format) are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. You will need the following documents:
*** Individual Entry Form
*** Team Entry Form
*** Release Form

Handwritten forms will result in a deduction in points. Obviously, if there is an area where it tells the student to print or sign his/her name, handwriting is allowed in that spot.

Remember, if you want to look up your student’s contestant numbers to include on these forms, please logon to the membership registration system at www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/ and click on "Enter/View Your Members” and then “List All.” The 10-digit number that is next to the students’ names will be their contestant # for the SLC.

Maurice S. Henderson