[MI BPA 2019-2020] Tuesday Tipster #4

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.

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at https://www.michiganbpa.org/tuesday-tipster-20192020/3/2019-09-10. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
-- New Chapter Registration
-- Competitive Events Guidelines Are Now Available

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
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. Late registrations will be charged an additional $50.00 per chapter.

Due to the nature of needing to place meal orders very soon, we cannot stress enough the importance of registering for the conference on time. The earlier you can register the better.

Visit www.michiganbpa.org/flc for details.

** PAYMENTS FOR FLC REGISTRATION DUE OCTOBER 2
If your chapter registered for the 2019 FLC, and you have not paid your registration fee, payment for your registration must be received by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Payments that are not received by that date will be subject to a $50.00 late fee.

** REQUEST A CHAPTER VISIT (S)
From 2019-2020 State Executive Council

The State Executive Council is pleased to offer chapter visits during this year. We are able to give presentations on the following topics: general BPA information, Torch Awards, competitive events, fundraising, BPA Cares, applying for special awards, and how to become a better leader. If there are any additional topics you would like us to talk about, please let us know.

Please let us know if you would like an officer visit, and if so, what topic(s) you would like us to present, as well as what you would like us to wear (officer uniform or business casual with BPA polo). To set up a visit, please contact the state office at info@michiganbpa.org.

** CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The 2019-2020 calendar of events has been posted onto the Michigan BPA website at www.michiganbpa.org/calendar.

** POSTSECONDARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS (PS)
The calendar of events for the Postsecondary Division is now available online at www.michiganbpa.org/postsecondrary. Postsecondary chapters may want to review that information so they can plan their year accordingly.

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. If you did not receive this e-mail message, please contact the state office.

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!

Maurice S. Henderson