Visit www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/ and click the link that says “Member Login” and then you will be able to request that your username and password be sent to you. If you are a new chapter, you must select “New Chapter Charter Application” and complete the necessary information to obtain your username and password.
You are automatically entered by way of being a chapter advisor. You will see your name at the top of the first invoice you create for your chapter in the online membership registration system. When you login to the membership registration system athttps://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/, if you do not see your name list in the “Advisors” box in the upper-right corner of the page, you may click the “Add/Edit” link to add additional advisors. Alternatively, you can click this link to delete advisors as well.
NOTE: Advisors who oversee multiple chapters will be invoiced on only one dues invoice.
For the secondary division, membership dues must be submitted by November 1 for all chapter advisors and any students that have paid through that date. The absolute final deadline to add any students who wish to compete at the regional leadership conference is December 1. Both of these deadlines are online submission deadlines. Students who are submitted after December 1 will be eligible to compete in the open events only. For the postsecondary division, preliminary membership dues must be submitted by November 1. However, the absolute final date for postsecondary students is January 25. Students who are submitted after January 25 will be eligible to compete in open events only.
Within two business days after you have entered your members’ names in the online membership registration system, the state office will prepare and e-mail you an invoice for your state membership dues. Once you have received the invoice, submit payment and you are all set.
Do not worry about the membership deadline dates for payment because obviously you cannot pay the dues until you have received the invoice form our office. We are aware that you can’t pay membership dues for an invoice that you have yet to receive.
For state membership dues, you may submit your payment online only. Payments are not accepted via telephone. Please visitwww.michiganbpaorg/credit/to pay via credit card.
For national membership dues, you must download and submit a credit card payment authorization form to National BPA. Download theNational BPA Credit Card Authorization Form (PDF). You may complete this form and submit it to National BPA via fax, e-mail, or U.S. mail.
Membership names can only be swapped on a membership list within five (5) business days of submitting an invoice. This is stated on the national invoice and in the pop-up window that appears before an invoice is submitted. If it is beyond those five days, the original student’s name must remain on the list and membership dues payment is required for that student. As it relates to the student who you would have added onto your membership roster, you can always add additional members before the deadline by logging in to the membership registration system at https://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/.
In Michigan, since the regional registration deadline is in mid November, you should plan to submit all your students’ names at least two business days before the regional regional competition registration deadline in order to avoid any regional competition registration late fees. Any names and registrations submitted after the registration deadline will be charged a $100 late fee if you wish to have the student compete in any competitions other than open events. Otherwise, the student may still join and compete in open events only and all other BPA programs. For Postsecondary chapters, students can be added up until late January 25.
For the secondary division, the deadline for starting a chapter is in mid November. Check our calendar for the New Chapter Charter Deadline. Deadlines are different for the secondary (high school) and postsecondary (college) divisions. We recommend that you obtain a local chapter handbook from www.bpabackup.wpengine.com/membership/stepbystep. If it’s too late to start a chapter this year, you can still review the new chapter handbook in order to prepare for joining next year. In addition, you may still attend our conferences and events as a guest by contacting us at 734.487.1700.
If you are a new chapter advisor or reactivating a previous chapter, please e-mail State Director Maurice S. Henderson at email@example.com. All others who are new chapters, obtain a new chapter advisor handbook by visiting www.bpabackup.wpengine.com/stepbystep. The new chapter handbook will have all of the information you need in order to start or reactivate a chapter at your school. The earlier you start this process, the more successful your year will be.
Members can count all activities they participated in while a member of Business Professionals of America. For example, if a senior has been a member for four years, he/she can count activities done during those four years. This includes activities done during the summer. Furthermore, if someone is a freshman, they can only claim activities since they joined BPA not activities prior to that time.
Many chapters allow their members to apply for the same award a following year. Members may carry over a limited number of points in each category, but a majority of the points must be for new activities. NOTE: Students who have obtained their ambassador award in a previous school year must start over at zero points.
Unfortunately there are no scholarships available for any members to attend the BPA Annual State Leadership Conference. Most schools have fundraisers and ask for donations from community businesses in order to help offset the cost.
The Merit Scholar test recognizes individual members and advisors for their knowledge of Business Professionals of America and motivates all members and advisors to learn as much as possible about the history, traditions, programs, and activities of the organization. Any dues-paid state member or advisor attending the state leadership conference is automatically registered to take this test. More specific details about this event can be found in the Michigan Guidelines Supplement, which is available for download from www.michiganbpa.org/documents.
Alumni members help at the various conferences as contest administrators, proctors, graders, judges, and more. In addition, alumni members are involved with assisting current members at the local chapter level. Membership in the alumni division is free to any and all past BPA members or anyone interested in volunteering to help at our events. For more information, contact Alumni Coodinator Maria Myers firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual events are neither conducted at nor associated with regional competition. In addition, they do NOT count as one of the student’s two main events. They can compete in as many virtual events as they wish IN ADDITION TO all the competitions to which they are eligible to participate in at the regional level.