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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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