Business Professionals of America

Texas Association





Texas BPA Fall Newsletter


Chapter Spotlight

Texas BPA Chapters are making a difference in their schools and community. Let’s celebrate your service and your success together. Share your chapter activities by sending them to .


Fun and Fellowship in Floydada - Area 4, Region 1 Hosts Fall Leadership Conference

On October 3, 2015, 18 students and 4 advisors met in Floydada for the Area 4, Region 1 Fall Leadership Conference. This was the first Fall Leadership Conference hosted in this region and the participants had a wonderful conference. Area 4, Region 1 Regional President, Kaylee Morren shared, "We had a great time zip lining, learning team building skills and the conclusion of our event was a high ropes course." Members enjoyed working together and shared some of their highlights. Congratulations on a great conference!


A Note from our National Officer, Eugene Otero


The National Officer Team hopes you’ve had a safe and enjoyable Halloween! We want to thank you for a successful Tweet-a-Thon and Certification Series. Coming up in November, we have our Chapter Social Week Challenge and other exciting activities! This is our time to showcase our chapter involvement in BPA and we’d love to see what your chapter is doing!

The BPA Chapter Social Week Challenge is designed to encourage chapter bonding. This week-long promotion of chapter social events is scheduled for November 9-13. We encourage all chapters to plan a chapter event, take pictures, and post them to social media using #BPASocial. Participation in this event can also count toward the BPA Cares Social Media Award. The list of challenge activity suggestions and more info on the challenge can be found in our National BPA News article: .

This past month, the Empowerment Series focused on public speaking. The idea of this series is to help members cultivate their skill-set and public speaking is an essential skill for any profession. This is designed for the members and we would appreciate it if you would pass this along to them. This upcoming month will be a new topic and if you have any suggestions for what you think members want to learn about, you’re welcome to share them with us. Here is the link to the article about public speaking: .

A new competitive opportunity for our members this year is the National Showcase. It is a virtual event in which the Top 10 winners will be given the chance to compete for the “Best in Show” in the National Showcase at the National Leadership Conference in Boston. Please click this link for more information: .

BPA Shares was another new resource that launched in August and a tremendous amount of data has been collected. We’re currently working to compile the data and will make it available to the membership in December. This data will be an exceptional resource for local chapters to raise funds, recruit members, for officers to plan conferences, and so on. If you haven’t already taken the survey, here is the link: .

Now that we are in the midst of fall, we anticipate many states are preparing for their Fall Leadership Conference. If your state is, we encourage your chapters and members to post pictures of BPA BOB using #BPABOB on Facebook and tagging @BPABOB on Twitter. We would like to see where BOB is travelling these days!

Thanks again for an amazing start to the BPA year! I appreciate working with you and I’d be happy to answer any questions. Please let me know if I can assist your state association in any way. I look forward to hearing from you!

Eugene Otero
National Parliamentarian
Secondary Division
Business Professionals of America










Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Business Professionals of America that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.