[MI BPA 2019-2020] Tuesday Tipster #3

Dear Chapter Advisors:

NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. When applicable, items titled in a green color are messages from the state executive council.

Welcome to another exciting year of Michigan Business Professionals of America! This message serves as your first weekly e-mail update for the 2019-2020 school year. E-mail updates--known as the Tuesday Tipster--will be sent on Tuesday of each week.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
September 15, 2019: Advisor Information Update form due
September 25, 2019: Conference registration must be submitted online (no refunds allowed; all submitted registrations are binding and payment must be submitted for the number of registered people) (S)
October 1, 2019: Advisor Code of Ethics form due
October 2, 2019: Conference registration payment deadline for all registrations must be received by check through U.S. mail or submitted online via credit card. (S)
October 9, 2019: Fall Leadership Conference-Lansing, MI (S)
October 10, 2019: Region 5 Advisors Fall Videoconference (S)

** FLC REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS DRAWING NEAR (S)
Registration deadline is September 25, 2019. Registration for the 2019 BPA Fall Leadership Conference is open. Visit www.michiganbpa.org/flc for details.

** REMINDER: ADVISOR INFORMATION UPDATE FORMS
Please review the e-mail message entitled “BPA Advisor Information Update Form 2019-2020” from “Business Professionals of America” on August 23, 2019 at info@michiganbpa.org. Everyone is required to review and submit a request this year because we are requesting additional information on the business courses that you teach.

** 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 14, 2019 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!

NEW CHAPTER REGISTRATION
The deadline to start a new BPA chapter at the high school level in Michigan is November 6, 2019. New Postsecondary chapters may be chartered up until January 8, 2020. Any prospective chapters must adhere to these deadlines and must contact us as quickly as possible to make sure they have everything in order to start their chapter this year.

COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
The 2019-2020 Workplace Skills Assessment Program Guidelines and all related ancillary files were posted online on September 1, 2019. Download a copy of these items by visiting http://legacy.bpa.org/compete/downloadcenter. You must logon to the bpa.org website using your login name and password.

Maurice S. Henderson