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        Secondary Division National Virtual Membership

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        Overview

        A national virtual member at the Secondary level is a nonaffiliated individual that does not have access to a chartered chapter, albeit active or inactive, and belongs to a secondary program or any other recognized education program at the 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 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 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 Division 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 secondary 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 Alaska: 
        Contact Amy Riddle
        amy.riddle@matsuk12.us
        Alaska State Virtual Chapter Advisor

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

        Members in Idaho: 
        Contact Shauna Williams
        slwilliams@cte.idaho.gov
        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 Advisor

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

        Members in Montana: 
        Contact Lisa Parker
        lparkermtbpa@gmail.com
        Montana 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 Molnar
        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 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.



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