[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #4

September 25, 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
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-20182019/3/2018/09/18. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--Corrections to Middle Level Announcement
--FLC Registration Deadline is this Friday
--Michigan Guidelines Supplement Available Online Tomorrow (S)
--New Chapter Registration
--Advisors’ Code of Ethics Forms
--Advisor Information Update Form
--Competitive Events Guidelines Available
--Membership System Is Open
--Advisors' Alternate E-Mail/Duplicate Messages

** PAYMENTS FOR FLC REGISTRATION DUE OCTOBER 2 (S)
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 on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Payments that are not received by that date will be subject to a $50.00 late fee.

** 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!

NEW MICHIGAN BPA TORCH AWARDS COORDINATOR
Former State Administrative Assistant and State Secretary/Treasurer Matt Leddy has agreed to serve as our new Torch Awards Coordinator. Matt may be reached via e-mail at torch@michiganbpa.org. Information regarding the Torch Awards Program is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/torch.

We extend a very special thank you to Dr. Nate Cradit who has served as Michigan BPA’s Torch Awards Coordinator since 2004-2005. He has done a wonderful job. Rest assured, he isn’t leaving us. He will continue to be involved in a different capacity that you’ll hear more about later in the year.

NEW CHAPTER ADVISOR ORIENTATION
A new chapter advisor orientation will be held in conjunction with the MBEA Annual Convention. The orientation will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. All new chapter advisors and second year chapter advisors are encouraged to register for the MBEA Annual Convention in order to attend this session. Convention registration is open and information is available online at http://www.mbea-online.org/convention. Mark your calendars to attend!

Maurice S. Henderson