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          Friendship Activities

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          Cagetory

          Code

          Points

          Activity

          Max Use

          Friendship

          501

          5

          Participate in a BPA orientation activity for new chapter members (identify the involvement, activity, and audience)

          2

          Friendship

          502

          5

          Attend an official BPA local chapter meeting 

          5

          Friendship

          503

          5

          Attend an official BPA local chapter social activity (identify the type and location)

          3

          Friendship

          504

          5

          Attend a BPA Regional Leadership Conference (identify the region and conference)

          3

          Friendship

          505

          5

          Attend a BPA State Leadership Conference (identify the conference)

          3

          Friendship

          506

          10

          Attend a BPA National Leadership Conference (identify the conference)

          3

          Friendship

          507

          10

          Attend a BPA chapter meeting or activity of a BPA chapter at a different school (identify the meeting and school)

          1

          Friendship

          508

          5

          Serve as a host/hostess to a special guest at a BPA local, regional, or state activity (identify guest, involvement, and function)

          3

          Friendship

          509

          5

          Attend an activity of a different school or organization; does not need to be BPA related; however, must include face-to-face engagement with students from the other school (identify the function and school)

          1

          Friendship

          510

          15

          Visit a different school to assist in the establishment or reactivation of a BPA chapter (identify the school, group, and your involvement)

          2

          Friendship

          511

          5

          Volunteer office services for a faculty member (identify services performed and for whom)

          2

          Friendship

          512

          10

          Participate in a BPA recognition activity for school personnel (identify involvement and activity)

          1

          Friendship

          513

          5

          Participate in a special activity you have planned for your parents/guardian/spouse (identify the involvement, activity, and persons)

          1

          Friendship

          514

          10

          Prepare and send a minimum of five appreciation letters to businesses for BPA support (identify quantity and purpose)

          1

          Friendship

          515

          5

          Submit a story and photo to the BPA official Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter page promoting BPA (@bpanational, facebook.com/businessprofessionalsofamerica, @National_BPA)

          2

          Friendship

          516

          10

          Volunteer a friendship service on a one-to-one basis for a shut-in, homebound, disabled, or similar person; does not need to be a chapter activity  (e.g., babysitting for a mom with a special needs child, raking leaves for an elderly adult who is homebound) (identify person, service, and circumstances)

          2

          Friendship

          517

          5

          Establish a new acquaintance with a BPA member in another state through email

          1

          Friendship

          518

          5

          Establish a new acquaintance with a business professional that lives in another country through email

          1

          Friendship

          519

          10

          Attend a social event with another BPA chapter

          2

          Friendship

          520

          10

          Attend a BPA Fall Leadership Conference

          2

          Friendship

          521

          5

          Recruit five new BPA chapter members (identify the new members recruited)

          1

          Friendship

          522

          10

          Apply for the National Recruiter of the Year BPA Cares Award (identify the new members recruited)

          1

          Friendship

          523

          10

          Visit a school other than yours and exchange ideas with another career/technical student organization (i.e., DECA, FFA, TSA) (identify the school, topics, and organization)

          1

          Friendship

          524

          5

          Recruit one new alumni division member (identify the new member recruited so registration can be verified)

          5

          Friendship

          526

          5

          Exchange ideas with another career/technical student organization (e.g., DECA, FFA, TSA) within your school (identify the topics, and organization)

          1

          Friendship

          528

          5

          Establish and maintain a new acquaintance with a BPA member from a different chapter through email

          1

          Friendship

          530

          5

          Participate in Chapter Social Week and post a picture on Twitter using “#BPASocial” (identify the social activity)

          2

          Friendship

          531

          10

          Selected as a “Spotlight Saturday” featured member on Instagram

          1

          Friendship

          550

          5

          Miscellaneous: any BPA friendship activity not specified in the above codes (identify the activity completely)

          2

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