[MI BPA 2019-2020] Tuesday Tipster #5

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-20192020/4/2019-09-17. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
-- Reminder: Advisor Information Update Forms
-- New Chapter Advisor Orientation

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)

** MICHIGAN GUIDELINES SUPPLEMENT AVAILABLE ONLINE (S)
The Michigan Guidelines Supplement for secondary chapters is now available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. All secondary chapter advisors should download this important document. The document contains information regarding modifications to some of the competitive events, how many chapter members may enter the same event, preliminary SLC information, and additional award information.

** FLC REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TOMORROW (S)
FLC registration deadline is this Wednesday, 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.

** PARKING AT THE FLC
Chapters are responsible for their own parking during the fall leadership conference. Long-term/daily bus parking is NOT allowed on Michigan Avenue in front of the Lansing Center. Buses may park there for loading and unloading only. Please obtain your bus driver’s cell phone number and instruct your driver to drop you off in the morning and then you can call or text your driver when you’re ready to be picked up. Buses may park off-site at Frandor Shopping Center (2.3 miles). A map and directions from the Lansing Center to Frandor Shopping Center is available online at https://goo.gl/maps/3hMbBYFvVYr.

Parking on site is available in the parking lot underneath the Lansing Center for $7.00 per entry, per day. You must be prepared to pay upon entering the lot.

In addition, parking is available in the parking structure next to the Radisson Hotel on N. Grand Avenue. This parking structure, which has a different parking rate, is connected to the Lansing Center via skywalk.

** WI-FI AT THE FLC
Complimentary Wi-Fi is NOT provided on site at the Lansing Center during the fall conference on Friday. Attendees may purchase Wi-Fi by logging on to the Lansing Center Wi-Fi, then follow instructions to establish an account and pay a $10 fee per device, per day.

** MEAL TICKETS AT FLC
All participants (students and advisors) will receive meal tickets based upon the meals ordered when registering for the fall conference. Please make sure you pay close attention to the meals you have ordered. If there are any mistakes in your registration, please notify State Administrative Assistant Lillia Sheline at info@michiganbpa.org no later than September 30, 2019.

NOTE: Please note that nut free allergies will be addressed. However, just like any kitchen, the kitchen cannot guarantee food being prepared in a nut-free environment. As needed, please have students bring an EpiPen if they have one.

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/postsecondary. Postsecondary chapters may want to review the calendar so they can plan their year accordingly.

Maurice S. Henderson