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          National BPA Virtual Membership:
          The Goal of National BPA Virtual Membership is to serve students not currently able to participate in Business Professionals of America programs at the Secondary and/or Post-secondary level through a state chapter. National virtual membership is open to any Secondary or Post-secondary student who is interested in Business, Information Technology, Administrative Skills and/or Finance enrolled in a program of learning, in a state not currenly chartering a stand-alone school chapter. To learn more about National BPA virtual membership, access the link for the appropriate division below:

           

          Post-Secondary Virtual Membership by Specific State: 

          Members in Illinois:
          Contact Brian Veit
          ilbpavirtual@gmail.com
          PS Virtual Chapter Advisor

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

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

          Members in Ohio:
          Contact Roger Fulk
          roger.fulk@wright.edu
          Ohio Post-secondary BPA Virtual Chapter

          Members in Oklahoma:
          Contact Dustin Devers
          ddeve@okcareertech.org
          Oklahoma Post-secondary BPA Virtual Chapter

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

          Members in all other states:
          Contact the National Center 
          bpamembership@bpa.org
          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.

          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 Participation, Torch 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 national virtual chapter, not supported by a State BPA Charter/Board would pay national dues only, $12.00 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 Post-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 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.

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