[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #7

October 16, 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 15-19, 2018: BPA Membership Recruitment Week
October 26, 2018: Prepare for Success Session (Davenport University, Grand Rapids)
October 26, 2018: MBEA Convention & Hotel Reservation Deadlines
October 29, 2018: Joint Council Meeting (East Lansing, MI)
October 31, 2018: Michigan NLC Trading Pin & State Theme Graphic Contest Deadlines (S)
November 1, 2018: Advisor/Student Preliminary Dues Deadline

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at https://www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20182019/6/2018/10/09. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--BPA Scheduler Website Available Tomorrow (S)
--Membership Recruitment Week is Next Week
--State Theme & NLC Trading Pin Contests (S)
--BPA Pistons Event
--MBEA Convention Registration Closing Soon

** REGIONAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION IS OPEN (S)
Regional competition registration opened last week. Chapter advisors should have received an e-mail on October 10, 2018 entitled “BPA Scheduler Regional Registration System is Ready.”

In order to register students for their competitions, chapters must use the BPA Scheduler website. Regional competition registration deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018.

** LOCAL OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION FORM
From 2018-2019 Michigan BPA State President Nathan Lee

Local officers should have filled out the contact information form at the fall leadership conference. If your chapter did not attend FLC or left the session early, please have them fill the form out at http://bit.ly/MIBPAFLC. Even if your chapter attended, please ask to ensure that your students completed the form.

** MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT WEEK IS THIS WEEK
Membership Recruitment Week is this week. The state officers are hoping that you are actively recruiting new members to our organization. You can have your current or returning members visit various classrooms at your school to share information about BPA. In addition, post flyers or posters around the building to recruit new members. Share pictures about your recruitment efforts via our social media on Twitter and Instagram @michiganbpa. 

** PREPARE FOR SUCCESS SESSIONS AT DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY (S)
Davenport University is continuing to host BPA competitive event prep sessions at various campuses throughout the state. There are numerous dates available to accommodate all students. The event is free to anyone who wants to attend. Space is limited. 

Download the flyer about the event by clicking this link:

https://www.michiganbpa.org/s/docs-2018-2019-Prepare-for-BPA-Success-Sessions.pdf

** WORKPLACE SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM GUIDELINES – REGIONAL EDITION (S)
The Regional Edition of the WSAP Guidelines will be posted on our website on November 1, 2018. Often, there are numerous changes to this document throughout the year. Therefore, on November 1, we will post on our website the version that will be used for regional competition. This will be the official version for regional competition.

Immediately after all regional competitions are over, we will post the final updated version for the school year. If you wish, you may download a "preliminary working copy" from the National BPA website at http://www.bpa.org/compete/downloadcenter with the understanding that on November 1 the regional edition will be posted on our website. 

** CITING SOURCES IN YOUR WORKS CITED
Do you need to know how to cite a source in your Works Cited document and there is no example in the Style & Reference Manual? An excellent resource is Purdue Owl, which is accessible online at https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html. This cite provides information on how to cite all sources, including electronic media and various items found online. 

Remember, students must cite themselves in their Works Cited document for any graphics, images, photographs, etc. that they own or have created.

UPDATED SLC COMPETITION TIME SCHEDULE (S)
As announced during the fall leadership conference, a correction was needed on the state leadership conference schedule for Payroll Accounting. The schedule has been corrected. Please remember that PC Servicing & Troubleshooting, Payroll Accounting, and SQL Database Fundamentals will have new times for the 2019 SLC. The new schedule is available for download on the documents page of our website or a direct link to the document is https://www.michiganbpa.org/s/docs-2019-SLC-Competition-Time-Schedule-2018-10-08.pdf.

PRESUBMITTED EVENT MATERIALS FOR REGIONAL COMPETITION (S)
Last week, regional advisors received an updated version of the instructions for uploading presubmitted events for the regional competition. That information will be distributed directly from you regional advisors. It will not be posted on our website in order to avoid confusion with state conference requirements.

Maurice S. Henderson