News Flash: Thirty-Second District has 31,737 members as of November 30. This number is down by 1559 members from this same time period last year. We encourage you to consider increasing your unit's membership with a mid-year membership drive. Remember that units must submit all memberships collected on a monthly basis and the mid-year audit coming up in January will identify if you have memberships on your books that need to be forwarded.
Be sure to take advantage of the ready-to-print membership resources and tools provided FREE from California State PTA to help market and build your PTA membership.
In early January, California State PTA announced it’s "Membership Increase Challenge” and it’s easy as pie. All you have to do to be entered in the drawing for a chance to win one of ten $200 awards is to increase your membership over last year. Challenge deadline is March 30 so you will need to send your membership checks to your Council Treasurer by March 15 to ensure it gets through channels to CAPTA by the 3/30 deadline. Want to know how many members your unit had last year? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the CAPTA Membership Increase Challenge and the Membership Marketing Challenge go to the CAPTA website membership page at http://capta.org/pta-leaders/run-your-pta/building-membership/incentives-and-awards/
Not In Good Standing (NGS) letters: Did you find your PTA unit on CAPTA’s “Unit Not in Good Standing” (NGS) list this month? Wondering how this happened? Units with low REPORTED membership, that is, your unit did not submit at least 15 memberships to your Council by the mid-November deadline received notification. If your unit is on the NGS list, the PTA president and school principal will receive a CAPTA letter and your PTA is in jeopardy of losing its charter. The way to get back into good standing is to send a check with all your memberships, OR A MINIMUM of 15, to your council ASAP. Once CAPTA receives your memberships, you will be cleared of the NGS status.
A mid-year membership drive can revive your PTA. It’s a great way to reach out to your community and will bring in more support, more volunteers and more excitement for PTA programs. Consider personally asking school families and staff to join your school PTA at the winter carnival, the teacher holiday breakfast, the holiday store or at any program that brings your community to a school event. An online membership drive is also a great way to get more members, more resources, and more volunteers.
See/download the PDF with tips for Membership Chairs/VPs (at the bottom of this page).
Thirty-Second District PTA has been selected to participate in the pilot of this OPTIONAL/VOLUNTARY program. More details will be available at our March General Meeting and June Leadership Academy.
From CAPTA.org: California State PTA is continuing to move forward in our efforts to provide an online membership system to make joining and renewing PTA membership at the local level easier for parents, families and community members.
The Board of Directors has finalized a contract with our membership system vendor and partner, Moonlight Labs, and is moving forward to build a pilot system that will support our current structure while helping advance our membership processes into the future. We will conduct quality assurance testing with the goal of beta testing and pilot program in 2018.
As a reminder, there are no changes to PTA’s membership process and any electronic system we launch will be completely voluntary and will be in addition to our current system.
There are numerous parent groups out there, but there is only one PTA. Connecting families and schools for more than 115 years, PTA is the largest children’s advocacy organization in the country. Here are just a few reasons to join PTA: