[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #23 SLC-7 (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 11-15: Business Professionals of America Week
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 Reservation Deadline Extended Again
** Presubmitted Event Deadline Extended Again
SLC Davenport University Shuttle Bus Schedule
Presubmitted Events
Competitive Event Documentation Forms

** SLC HOTEL ASSIGNMENTS
SLC hotel assignments are not ready yet due to the extended deadlines. Once they are ready, you will be contacted with official notification and a balance due invoice via e-mail directly from your assigned hotel. This information will be sent via e-mail to the person listed on the General Reservation Information page of your hotel reservation.

** ADVISOR ASSIGNMENTS
Advisor contest assignments have not been completed yet. Please stay tuned for more information. Once they are available, a special e-mail message will be sent to all advisors.

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.

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 went 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.

Maurice S. Henderson