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.
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.
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: