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2014-15 BPA Update Association. BPA Update Welcome to the BPA Update! Recognize any new advisors – We are here to support you! – Network with teachers.

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1 BPA Update Association

2 BPA Update Welcome to the BPA Update! Recognize any new advisors – We are here to support you! – Network with teachers in your area – Resources are available to you

3 Website Re-Design Help is only a click away… – Advisors link – Helpful resources – Tools to use for your chapters – Coming soon—chapter activities suggestions for your chapters

4 Levels of Competition – Fall Leadership Conferences – Presented by different areas across the state, check Regional Advisors will post their FLC info online, check back for more information Save the dates: October 11, 2014—Heritage HS, Frisco November 1, 2014—Weslaco East HS, Weslaco November 1, 2014—Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, Seguin

5 Levels of Competition – Regional Leadership Conferences – Last three weekends in January. Contact your Regional Advisor for registration deadlines and more information. First level of competition, Participate in Torch Awards program, State Service Projects, Area President elected, winners advance to State competition

6 Levels of Competition – State Leadership Conference -- March 3-7--Dallas, Texas--Participate in Torch Awards program, Texas Intern Program, State Officer Team elected, winners advance to Nationals – National Leadership Conference -- May 6-10—Anaheim, California--Participate in Torch Awards, National Intern Program, National Leadership Academy, National Officers elected

7 News from the Board Officer Team initiatives— – Texas BPA Cares Award to encourage participation in Special Recognition Program – Focus on Sponsorships – Focus on chapter connections and communication – Special Olympics Links of Love

8 Community Service Opportunities Special Recognition Awards (chapter recognition) Special Olympics Community Action Award Environmental Action/Awareness BPA Cares *Texas Chapter Cares Award Torch Awards Program (individual recognition) Recognition earned by students for their commitment to community service

9 Leadership Initiatives Special Recognition Awards: Recognition earned by chapters for their commitment to community service Officer Positions Regional President State Officer Team National Officer Team National Leadership Academy Intern Program Scholarships

10 News from the Board Proposed budget adopted. We hope to invest more in promotional materials and solicit more sponsors. Texas BPA is in good financial standing. We operated with a balanced budget and stayed in the black, even when we added the additional costs of online testing.

11 News from the Board State Leadership Conference will provide a two day Leadership Academy—open to all students. Plan on participating on March 5-6 (Thursday and Friday). This adds leadership training opportunities for our students and will provide activities for them to take back to their chapters for team-building.

12 News from the Board Change in Torch Awards recognition reception—Instead of providing a late meal at the reception, Statesman Torch Award recipients will receive a gift in addition to their Torch pin. Honors reception will be open to all participants, no tickets required for attendance. This celebration is open to everyone.

13 News from the Board Redistricting committee met and is reviewing ways to balance the regions to provide more opportunities for all students. This will be discussed further at the September Regional Advisors meeting in San Antonio, September 20. Help in chapter recruitment New chapters being added

14 News from the Board Fundraising Opportunity—Texas BPA has partnered with Service Fundraising. Service Fundraising will donate 5% of your sales back to Texas BPA for our scholarship funds. Contact Service Fundraising at Call

15 News from the Board New Board Officers— – Chair—Jerry Burks – Treasurer—Janell Rochelle – Secretary—Danny Lopez Welcome to the Texas Board— – Shania Calloway, Student Board Rep – Mary Pat Strong, Area 2 Rep – Janell Rochelle, Area 4 (re-elected) – Jennifer Johnston, 1 year Business Rep – George Ozuna, 3 year Business Rep

16 News from the Board State Leadership Conference—Dallas – Hotel info—Stay with us! – Judges Comments—Last year we provided envelopes and collected comment sheets that were distributed after the Awards Session. This presented confusion at Nationals and many advisors left early and did not take comments. We will follow the WSAP and comments will be provided only to those schools to submit the stamped return envelopes according to the directions.

17 News from the Board State Leadership Conference – Working on Special Event – We need your help!—Serving as an admin and proctor is vital to our success – Programs will be online again as well as with TWOPPY

18 News from the Board Contest updates— – CEAC and the SAAC committees are currently meeting to review all submitted recommendations. Thank you to those who submitted recommendations. – New contests and decisions about Pilot contests will be shared

19 News from the Board State Leadership Conferences – March 4-7, Dallas, Texas – March 2-5, Corpus Christi, Texas – March 1-4, Dallas, Texas National Leadership Conference s – May 6-10, 2015—Anaheim, California – May 5-9, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts

20 Stay Connected We are TEXAS! Recognize Board Members and Regional Advisors – Thank you for your service Time to meet, greet and network with your Region Any Questions?

21 For more information Diana Weber State Advisor, Texas Association Visit our websites


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