[ANNOUNCEMENT] National PTA’s 2017 Candidates

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2017 Elections: Annoucement of Nominees
Sent on Behalf of Laura Bay, President, National PTA
National PTA is pleased to announce the list of nominees (both slated and self-nominated) for election during the 2017 Annual Convention:
2017 Slated Board Officer Candidates (2017-2019 term)
  • Leslie Boggs – President Elect (Texas)
  • C. Andre’ Daniels – Secretary/Treasurer (New Jersey)
  • Anna King – Vice President, Membership (Oklahoma)
  • Stella Edwards – Vice President, Advocacy (Virginia)
2017 Slated Board Member Candidates (2017-2019 term)
  • Amy Arness – (North Dakota)
  • Jude Bruno – (Florida)
  • Donald Dunn – (North Carolina)
  • Heather Gillette – (Washington)
  • Yvonne Johnson – (Delaware)
  • Collin Robinson – (Oregon)
  • Don Romoser – (Connecticut)*
  • Tony Shivers – (Virginia)
  • Amy Zink – (Texas)
* Don Romoser has chosen to withdraw from his slated nomination and self-nominate for an officer position. The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee has chosen to slate Amy Arness in his place.
2017 Slated NLRC Candidates (2017-2020 term)
  • Melissa Nehrbass – (Virginia)
  • Dawn Stastny – (Georgia)

2017 Self-Nominated Board Officer Candidates (2017-2019 term)

  • Shannon Sevier – President Elect – (Texas)
  • Denise Sultz – Secretary/Treasurer (Kansas)
  • Derrick Byrd – Secretary/Treasurer (North Carolina)
  • Don Romoser – Secretary/Treasurer (Connecticut)
  • Wayne Bauman – Vice President, Membership (Iowa)
  • Marques Ivey – Vice President, Advocacy (Colorado)

2017 Self-Nominated Board Member Candidates (2017-2019 term)

  • Damaris Allen – (Florida)
  • Jeffery Corbett – (Oklahoma)
  • Robin N Dickson – (Texas)
  • Enrique J Escallon – (Florida)
  • Donna Hameed – (Virginia)
  • Tina Hartman – (Indiana)
  • Crystal Hayes – (Florida)
  • Michelle Humphreys – (Texas)
  • Catherine M Romano – (New York)
  • Erika Taylor – (Colorado)
  • Alison J Turner – (Nevada)
  • Dhani Wijaya Munoz – (Virginia)

2017 Self-Nominated NLRC Candidates (2017-2020 term)

  • Annita Bonner – (Mississippi)

I want to take the opportunity to thank NLDC for their work in slating their candidates. We thank every volunteer leader for their willingness to serve. Elections will be held at the 2017 National PTA Convention & Expo, June 22-25, in Las Vegas. We hope to see you there!

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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
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Fax: (703) 836-0942
E-mail: info@PTA.org

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JC/DC ACTION ALERT: HB 29 Powdered Alcohol


HB 29 would add powdered alcohol to the definition of intoxicating liquor used in state liquor control laws. The bill requires anyone shipping or delivering powered alcohol to a resident of this state for personal use to have an alcohol carrier license.

Powdered Alcohol is a particular concern for PTA because underage drinking creates and environment that can be extremely dangerous to children.  Because of the potential for abuse, powdered alcohol has been banned in more than 27 states.

Dear Representative,

As a community we prioritize safety with regard to our kids. We have laws that require young children be restrained in car seats.  Medicines must be sold in childproof containers.  We encourage classes on fire safety.  And our schools and communities work hard to raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking.  Powdered Alcohol has a high potential for abuse creating a dangerous environment for children. 

Powdered Alcohol is not “freeze-dried alcohol” but rather ethyl alcohol encapsulated by a sugar container.  It can be easily concealed, sprinkled onto food products, taken as a pill, snorted, injected and mixed with other alcohol and drugs such as cocaine and marijuana making it even more potent and inhibiting the user’s ability to fight off alcohol poisoning. 

Help keep our children safe from such harmful products.  Please support HB 29 by voting yes.


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Carla Wiese

Vice President & Director of Legislation