[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #9

October 30, 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 31, 2018: Michigan NLC Trading Pin & State Theme Graphic Contest Deadlines (S)
November 1, 2018: Advisor/Student Preliminary Dues Deadline
November 2, 2018: Prepare for Success Session (Ludington HS, Ludington, MI)
November 7-9, 2018: MBEA Annual Convention (Mt. Pleasant, MI)
November 9, 2018: Regional Competition Registration Deadline
November 9, 2018: Prepare for Success Session (Davenport University, Warren, MI)
November 14, 2018: Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER

Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at https://www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20182019/8/2018/10/23. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
--Regional Competition Registration Is Open (S)
--Local Officer Contact Information Form
--Prepare For Success Sessions at Davenport University (S)
--Workplace Skills Assessment Program Guidelines – Regional Edition (S)
--Citing Sources in Your Works Cited

** DEADLINE THURSDAY: PRELIMINARY MEMBERSHIP DUES

Although Thursday is the preliminary dues deadline, you will be able to add additional students after today. In addition, if you discover you want to add a co-advisor later, that’s possible after today as well. The preliminary deadline guarantees your chapter remains on our chapter roster for 2018-2019.

November 1: A preliminary list of students and all advisors should be entered into the membership system.
November 7: Last day to enter any students who would be eligible for any competitive event at the regional level
November 9: Regional competition registration deadline
December 1: Last day to enter students who would be eligible for open events only at the regional level
After December 1: Students may join and participate in local activities and attend the state or national conferences to attend workshops and compete in open events only.
December 7: Deadline date for payment of all state and national membership dues invoices

The link to enter your dues-paying members is http://registermychapter.com/bpamem/.

As explained during the fall leadership conference, you can import your list of students’ names as well as their torch awards activities from last year during the time period when you create your first membership dues list. After you login, click the appropriate “import” button option when you login to the site to create your dues list.

** NETWORK DESIGN TEAM COMPETITION OFFERED IN MICHIGAN VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE (S)

The Network Design Team competition will be offered in Michigan this year. Though it will count as one of the two events students may compete in, presentations will be judged via videoconference. The top two teams will advance to NLC and will be invited to SLC to compete in opens only. Team Entry Forms are due November 16. Final Written proposals in Report Format are due December 21. Entry forms and completed proposals will be submitted to Joe Sobeske (sobeskej@branch-isd.org) in PDF format.  Refer to WSAP Guidelines for topic, rubrics and report requirements. For additional information or if you have questions contact Joe Sobeske at sobeskej@branch-isd.org.

Please note that this event is being offered via an alternative method. All results are finals and no appeals will be handled by Michigan BPA or National BPA regarding competition results.

** NATIONAL EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS MONTH

November offers all business educators an ideal opportunity to demonstrate why a business education curriculum is so important to all students, regardless of what career they ultimately pursue. Make sure you are doing something and putting up signs and posters throughout your school to highlight National Education for Business Month.

Please consider creating and hanging posters in a prominent place in your school for student, faculty, administrators, and parents to see.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to create special events and promote business education in your schools.

** REGIONAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION DEADLINE (S)

November 9 is the deadline to submit all regional competition registrations for your chapter. Registrations submitted online after 11:59pm on Friday will incur a $100 late fee.

In order to make sure all your students’ names are in the BPA Scheduler competition registration website, it is best to enter and submit the names of all dues-paying members on or before November 7. Remember, names entered in the membership system on any given day aren’t uploaded into the regional competition registration system until the next business day.

NEW BPA ADVISOR ORIENTATION

A new BPA advisor orientation will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 during the MBEA Annual Convention in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Visit www.mbea-online.org to obtain information about registering for the convention and attending the new BPA advisor orientation session. You must be registered for the conference to attend the orientation session. Registration deadline is this Friday.

CONNECT WITH YOUR LOCAL STATE OFFICER

Are you interested in having a state officer visit your school? Do you have a student who is interested in running for state office? Do your students want to provide feedback regarding the fall leadership conference? Share the following links with your students in order to provide feedback or request additional information.

Chapter Visit Request Form: https://goo.gl/forms/HtC0J3i2W3ga9x5F3

State Executive Council Interest Form: https://goo.gl/forms/EDjlx9IsnqP6angy1

FLC Feedback Form: https://goo.gl/forms/y9Ipboc2fAoQFamr1

DEADLINE APPROACHING: STATE THEME & NLC TRADING PIN CONTESTS

October 31 is more than just Halloween. It is the deadline for our state theme graphic and NLC trading pin contests. Guidelines and details are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/michigan-state-theme-nlc-trading-pin-graphic-contests.

Maurice S. Henderson