[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #24 SLC-8 (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 20: SLC Registration Payment Deadline
February 22: NLC Preview Guide is Available
February 28: NLC Registration & Hotel Reservations Open
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 Hotel Assignments
Special Meals Requests Due Immediately
SLC Team Member Substitution
Making Registration Corrections, Additions, Alternates, and Substitutions
Statesman Torch Award Recipients List Available
Special Accommodations Forms
BPA Week: February 11-15
Parents Attending the Awards Session

** BUSINESS ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
By Noah Cox, Executive Vice-President

If you have students who want to learn more about business, we have some ideas for you. The 2018-2019 State Executive Council has been reaching out to many colleges and businesses throughout Michigan in order to help students get more business enrichment opportunities and further their passion for business. Visit the Opportunities page of our website at www.michiganbpa.org/opportunities to learn more about various camps and internships. Continue to check this page as we will be adding more camps and internships as the year progresses! In addition, be sure to check out the booths many of these camps and internships will have as well at the 2019 Michigan BPA State Leadership Conference if you are in attendance.

Information about the Northwood University Lab Camp and Alma College Business Scholars Camp is available online at https://www.michiganbpa.org/opportunities.

Please share this information with your students.

** SLC REGISTRATION PAYMENT DEADLINE IS TOMORROW
State conference registration payments are due tomorrow. Late fees will start applying after tomorrow. If you have not paid your conference registration, make plans to do so immediately. You may pay your conference registration online at https://ebill.emich.edu/C20704_ustores/web/classic/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=17&CATID=24&SINGLESTORE=true.

** SLC JUDGES NEEDED
We are still in need of judges for the state conference. Our most pressing need is in the presubmitted events area. If you have a conference chaperone, colleague, or friend who is willing to volunteer as a judge, please direct them to sign-up online at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-judges. The sooner they sign up, the sooner they will receive a confirmation. We would also mail them the presubmitted event contestant materials right away as well.

** SLC HOTEL CONFIRMED SENT THIS WEEK
SLC hotel assignments are complete. Some schools have already received their final hotel invoice from their assigned hotel. If you haven’t already received your confirmation/invoice, you will receive your official notification and balance due invoice directly from the hotel within the next few days. This information will be sent via e-mail to the person listed on the General Reservation Information page of your hotel reservation. Stay tuned to e-mail for your invoice from the hotel.

** LINKEDIN PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS AT SLC
Michigan BPA will be offering LinkedIn (or other social media use) professional headshots at SLC. BPA alum and volunteer Michael Croff will be facilitating the mini headshot studio on the second level of the hotel, in front of Courtesy Corps.

We are excited to offer this additional service to conference participants, advisors, and volunteers. Photos will be individually edited and delivered via email after the conference.

Headshots will be offered for $10, of which $5 will be contributed to Michigan BPA.

For group sales of headshots feel free to contact Michael Croff during the conference or before at croffmichael@gmail.com or 517-242-2851.

A schedule of headshot studio open hours is available in the tentative schedule of events, which is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents.

** NLC REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 28, 2019
The detailed schedule of events for the 2019 National Leadership Conference has not yet been released. It will be made available on Friday, February 22, 2019 and will be found at www.bpa.org/nlc, as well as in the Conference Preview Guide which will be available on that date as well.

Registration for the national leadership conference opens on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Advisors with register their chapters online at the leadership conference website located at www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/Login.asp?From=Conf.asp.

Registration questions for the national conference can be directed to Jon Smith at jsmith@bpa.org.

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.

Maurice S. Henderson