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          Post-secondary National Virtual Membership

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          Overview

          A national virtual member at the Post-secondary level is a nonaffiliated individual that belongs to a postsecondary program or any other recognized education program at the Post-secondary level, that currently holds an interest and is enrolled, or has been previously enrolled in a business, information technology, and/or office occupation related education field.

          National virtual members at the Post-secondary level have the same access to all member services and programs available to non-virtual members, including but not limited to:

          • Student Member Certification Series
          • Chapter Officers
          • BPA Cares
          • Torch Awards
          • Virtual Events
          • WSAP Competitive Events available to the Post-secondary level division
          • Virtual Member Conference Fee

           

          Member Benefits

          Members in the National Virtual Chapter would receive all of the rights and privileges as a student member as outlined in the National Policy & Procedures Handbook including Competitive Event ParticipationTorch Awards Participation, and ability to run for National Office. National Virtual Chapter members would not be allocated Delegate Votes or Corporate Votes. 

          Members in a state supported Virtual Chapter would receive all of the rights and privileges as a student member outlined in the National Policy & Procedures Handbook and would be counted as traditional Post-secondary members for the purpose of allocating Delegate Votes & Corporate Votes (where state charters apply).


          Dues

          1. Members in the National Virtual Chapter, not supported by a State BPA Charter/Board, would pay only national dues of $25.00 per member.
          2. Members in virtual chapters supported by a State BPA Charter/Board would pay national dues as prescribed by the national center for Secondary or Post-secondary Divisions and state dues as prescribed the State Association.


          Competition

          1. National Virtual Chapter members would advance directly to Nationals based on the current state competitive event allocation (ie, the chapter would receive as many state advancements as a chartered state association; as currently given to all independently chartered chapters).
          2. Virtual members participating and paying dues to a state association would be counted towards that states allocation for competitive event (ie, Texas virtual members would advance along with other PS members in their state).


          Program Administration

          Virtual programs may be administered in any way determined and approved by the National Center and/or State Association. Methods of program administration may include, but are not limited to: Skype, Blogs, Chats, Conference Calls, Online Meetings, email, and face-to-face.

          Post-secondary Virtual Membership by Specific State: 

          Members in Florida: 
          Contact Sonya Russell
          russells1@duvalschools.org
          Florida State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Idaho: 
          Contact Brenda Jacobsen
          jacobren@isu.edu
          Idaho State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Illinois: 
          Contact Glenna Pyzik
          glennajpyzik@att.net
          Illinois State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Iowa: 
          Contact Deb Jones
          djones@iowalakes.edu
          Iowa State Virtual Chapter

          Members in Massachusetts: 
          Contact Judith McKinstry
          judithbmckinstry@gmail.com
          Massachusetts State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Minnesota: 
          Contact Deb Schwager
          schwagerdeb58@gmail.com
          Minnesota State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Montana: 
          Contact Lisa Parker
          lparkermtbpa@gmail.com
          Montana State Virtual Chapter

          Members in Ohio: 
          Contact Roger Fulk
          roger.fulk@wright.edu
          Ohio State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Oklahoma: 
          Contact Mark Burch
          mark.burch@careertech.ok.gov
          Oklahoma State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in South Carolina: 
          Contact Jennifer Mulnar
          molnarj@fortmillschools.org
          South Carolina State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Texas: 
          Contact Diana Weber
          mrsweberbpa@gmail.com
          Texas State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in Wisconsin: 
          Contact Scott Elza
          scott.elza@witc.edu
          Wisconsin State Virtual Chapter Advisor

          Members in all other states: 
          Contact the National Center
          National BPA Virtual Chapter

          Enrollment gained by emailing respective contact for the chapters located above. Membership would be verified through school enrollment confirmation and cross-check for chapter charter at existing institution of learning.

          Membership year: Sept. 1-Aug. 31

          Registration deadline: February 15

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