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2013 BPA Update. Association. BPA Update. Welcome to the BPA Update! Meet your presenters Recognize any new advisors We are here to support you!. Website Re-Design. Help is only a click away… www.texasbpa.com— Advisors link Helpful resources Tools to use for your chapters

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2013 bpa update
2013 BPA Update


bpa update
BPA Update
  • Welcome to the BPA Update!
  • Meet your presenters
  • Recognize any new advisors
    • We are here to support you!
website re design
Website Re-Design
  • Help is only a click away…
    • www.texasbpa.com—
      • Advisors link
        • Helpful resources
        • Tools to use for your chapters
        • New**Character building activities for your chapters
levels of competition
Levels of Competition
  • Fall Leadership Conferences – Presented by different areas across the state, check www.texasbpa.com
    • Regional Advisors will post their FLC info online
  • Regional Leadership Conference – Last three weekends in January. First level of competition, Participate in Torch Awards program, State Service Projects, Area President elected, winners advance to State competition
levels of competition1
Levels of Competition
  • State Leadership Conference --
    • March 5-8--Houston, Texas--Participate in Torch Awards program, Texas Intern Program, State Officer Team elected, winners advance to Nationals
  • National Leadership Conference --
    • April 30-May 4—Indianapolis, IN--Participate in Torch Awards, National Intern Program, National Leadership Academy, National Officers elected
news from the board
News from the Board
  • Officer Team initiatives—
    • Texas BPA Cares Award to encourage participation in Special Recognition Program
    • Focus on Sponsorships
    • Special Olympics Walk at SLC
community service opportunities
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
leadership initiatives
Leadership Initiatives

Special Recognition Awards:

  • Recognition earned by chapters for their commitment to community service

Officer Positions

  • Area President
  • State Officer Team
  • National Officer Team

National Leadership Academy

Intern Program


news from the board1
News from the Board
  • Proposed budget adopted
  • In good standing but did go over budget to be able to provide Open Testing online –good feedback
  • To off-set costs--SLC registration will increase by $3 to reflect a $70 regular rate and $80 late registration
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News from the Board
  • Scholarships will increase total to $12,500--WOW
  • Creation of the Vickie Thomas scholarship to honor her for her service to Texas BPA
  • Texas will pilot a Virtual Secondary Chapter—focus on students who are home schooled and charter schools
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News from the Board
  • Some areas are growing faster than others
  • Help in chapter recruitment
  • To provide more opportunities for all—
    • At Regionals—Increase the number of state qualifiers in individual non-judged events from 3 to 4. This will bring more to SLC.
news from the board4
News from the Board
  • New Board positions—
    • Kathy Fisher, Area 3
    • Danny Lopez as New Business Rep
    • Tyler Scott as Student Rep
    • Diana Weber as Interim State Advisor
  • New Webmaster—redesign hope to roll out sometime in October
news from the board5
News from the Board
  • State Leadership Conference—Houston
    • Hotel info handout—Stay with us!
    • Value feedback--Instead of bringing a self-addressed stamped envelope for comments at SLC, we will collect all comments and file them by chapter. Chapters can pick up the folders at the conclusion of the Awards Session.
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News from the Board
  • State Leadership Conference
    • Working on Special Event
    • More hotel security/help from advisors
    • We need your help!—Serving as an admin and proctor is vital to our success
    • Suggestions to save on paper, printing fewer programs. Will survey for feedback (provided online and TWOPPY app.)
news from the board7
News from the Board
  • Upcoming SLCs
    • SLC 2014—Houston
    • SLC 2015—Corpus Christi
    • SLC 2016—Dallas
    • SLC 2016—Corpus Christi
    • SLC 2017—Dallas
stay connected
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?
for more information
For more information

Diana Weber

Interim State Advisor, Texas Association


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