Membership Challenge 2017-2018

This membership year 10 new members is all it takes to be automatically entered into a drawing for $75!  Simply increase your total membership numbers (combination of business and individual) over last year’s total.  Units who increase by 20 new members will also be entered into a drawing for $150.  And, finally, units who increase by 30 will be entered into an additional drawing for $250.  So, if your unit increases your membership numbers by 30 you are automatically entered into all three drawings!  Eligible membership dues must be turned into (postmarked or submitted online with payment) by March 31.  The drawing will be held at the general membership meeting during the MOPTA annual convention.

  • $75 drawing – increase by 10 – Ten units will be winners
  • $150 drawing – increase by 20 – Five units will be winners
  • $250 drawing – increase by 30 – Two units will be winners

*units who did not submit dues during the 2016-2017 membership year are not eligible until those dues are submitted.

Click here to access the online and downloadable membership dues form.


Order Your 2017-2018 Membership Cards!

Please complete the Membership Card Request Form below which will be submitted to the Missouri PTA Office.  Cards will be shipped to the address submitted.  They are pre-cut cards.  If you would rather have full sheets, or an electronic membership card, templates are provided below this form.  More Membership Resources are also provied below this form.  

ELECTRONIC MEMBERSHIP CARDS

NEW! Missouri PTA has created fillable PDF membership card resources that units can use to save some time!  We have the 2017-2018 membership card in a single card version and a multi card page version.
The single card can be filled out using a computer, saved as an image, and emailed to members to have on their phones.
The sheet version can be filled out and printed to hand physical cards to members.  Once you type the Unit ID and Unit Name on the first card, those fields copy to all the other cards on the sheet.  Then all you have to do is fill in member names and print!  OR you can just fill in the Unit ID and Unit Name, then print cards that member names can be written on as memberships are sold, and handed to the member right away.

MORE MEMBERSHIP LINKS:

Submit Membership Dues online (must pay with PayPal)

Printable Membership Dues form (fillable) for mailing dues

Membership Card Template (to print sheets on your own) – use Avery White Matte Clean Edge Business Cards #8871


November 30, 2015 – Membership Monday

Tomorrow is December 1st!  What does that mean to PTA leaders?  2 Things!

1) Its a DUE DATE.

What is due December 1st of every year in order for your unit to remain in Good Standing?

  • Dues need to be remitted on the 1st of every month
  • Submit a copy of your required IRS tax form (or forwarded confirmation email of filed 990N e-postcard)
  • Submit a copy of your unit’s annual financial review
  • Submit a copy of your unit’s fiscal year-end report

Where do you submit these items or how to you find out more information on what these items are?

Dues:  Dues should be submitted to: Missouri PTA/2101 Burlington Street/Columbia, MO 65202    Every time you submit dues, please fill out and send a Dues Remittance Form with your submission.  Please be sure to print clearly and fill out the complete name of your unit, including unit ID number and region.  (We have multiple units with the same, or very similar, name located in different cities throughout Missouri.)
IRS/Treasurer Submissions:  Along with information available in the online Toolkit, examples and information on how to conduct the annual financial review, the fiscal year-end report and how to file your taxes all can be found under the Forms/Awards heading, located down the right hand side of Missouri PTA’s homepage.  Look for the End of Year Procedures sub-heading.
To be a unit in Good Standing, there are more requirements than just those listed as due December 1st.  The Unit-in-Good-Standing-Requirements document contains a list of all the requirements, including having your bylaws approved every three years, for you to be able to check your unit against.  Remember, for your unit to maintain group IRS tax exemption status, for your unit to be eligible for awards, for your students to be eligible for awards (such as the Reflections program), you must be a unit in Good Standing.  Units who complete the list of requirements move into Good Standing status as soon as all items are received in completion.  Please note that the online Reflections submission date to Missouri PTA is December 10, 2015. Please be sure your students are eligible by making sure your unit is in Good Standing!  If you have questions about the Reflections program, please visit the Reflections resource page of our website or email reflections@mopta.org
2) Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday!
All across the nation tomorrow, folks will be giving back to the causes they care about most. Will you join us in supporting Missouri PTA this #GivingTuesday? Read more about Missouri PTA and Who We Are, then consider participating with us as families give back, embracing the spirit of the season. To donate to Missouri PTA, simply scroll down to the yellow Donate button on our homepage, or use this link.
Don’t forget that every unit in Good Standing is eligible for Missouri PTA’s Membership in Action promotion!  Every membership you submit to Missouri PTA by March 1, 2016, earns you a raffle ticket for a $2,000.00 prize!  Send in your dues and make sure your unit is in Good Standing!
Are you advertising the Member Benefits Providers made available to your PTA members?  Be sure to share with them the link to the National PTA website, as many of the businesses ask you for a code, or provide the direct link on the page to access the benefits. 
Businesses include:  AARP · Boxed  · Hertz · LifeLock · MetLife · Quicken Loans · Schwan’s Cares · Staples · Sylvan · TeenSafe

Did you know National PTA’s OUR CHILDREN magazine is now completely online?  With great articles, valuable information and resources, follow this link to check it out and share with your members!

PTA in One Minute, a monthly news series for PTA leaders on the go, launched two weeks ago.  Check out November’s minute and be looking for December’s!
 
Who is attending the annual Missouri PTA Convention April 22-24, 2016 in Columbia, MO from your unit?  Every unit should be sending at least one representative to Convention every year. Not only will we conduct the business of Missouri PTA, including elections and bylaws revisions, but we offer invaluable PTA training and networking for leaders. We are all volunteers; smart, professional and talented volunteers who prove ourselves responsible by attending training for our positions.  Please be sure to make plans now for a leader, or potential leader, from your unit to attend in April.
 
Hold close the memories you made with your families this Thanksgiving weekend and have a marvelous Monday,
Rebecca Cahill
Missouri PTA
VP Department of Membership Services
membership@mopta.org

November 2, 2015 – Membership Monday

The Membership Department of Missouri PTA is very excited to announce the 2015-2016 Membership In Action promotion!  I’ve attached a flier with all of the information you will need.  This is a non-application award, you simply need to be a unit in good standing by March 1, 2016 in order to qualify. Every membership, individual or business, that you submit to Missouri PTA, will earn you a raffle ticket.

PTA/PTSA units across the state of Missouri will be divided up into one of three categories, based on DESE school enrollment numbers.  What does that mean for you?  It means that your unit will be competing against other units of similar school size for a prize of $2,000.00!  Increase your membership numbers and increase your chances to win an amazing prize.All dues must be postmarked by March 1, 2016 in order to qualify.  The winners will be announced at the April 2016 Missouri PTA State Convention in Columbia, MO.Wondering how many members we have noted for your unit, or if your unit is in good standing?  Check your unit’s dashboard found under the PTA Members Section of the Missouri PTA website, a valuable resource for PTA officers!

Have a marvelous Monday,

Rebecca Cahill
Missouri PTA

VP Department of Membership Services
membership@mopta.org


September 28, 2015 – Membership Monday

Tomorrow is the EARLY BIRD AWARD DEADLINE!!!
That’s right, postmark your dues form by tomorrow, and your unit will be eligible for the Early Bird Award.  This is a non-application award, simply mail in your dues and you are eligible!  There will be winners in three categories: Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education, Middle-School/Jr. High Combined, and High School.  The winners will be announced at the April 2016 Convention.

Speaking of Convention, when your unit’s budget was approved, was there a line item for training or Convention?  There should be!  One of the most valuable things you can do for yourself is to participate in training.  As a volunteer officer, you spend a lot of time trying to make sure that everything you are doing is for the children of your school and district; make your job easier by knowing how to be the best officer you can be. Training officers is ALWAYS a valuable use of PTA funds.October is nearly here, but that doesn’t mean your membership drive is over.  There are still many opportunities to have a table or be a presence at numerous school activities throughout the fall.  From Parent-Teacher Conferences to Homecoming events, make sure your PTA/PTSA is a presence and patrons know its not too late to join PTA.  Announce your goals and achievements at your first PTA/PTSA meeting.  Be sure to include articles in newsletters, email blasts and social media about what your PTA is accomplishing.  Approach area businesses about helping out with Staff/Teacher dinners during conferences. Encourage leadership in your students by asking them to help with the school book fair or help in planning Homecoming activities. Check your membership roster and your bylaws.  All of your officers and chair persons MUST be a member of PTA.  Do you plan on applying for the 100% Faculty Award?  Check your roster and see that all full-time Certified Personnel assigned to the building associated with your PTA, are members.

Keep up the good work and consider sharing your fall success with Missouri PTA.  We are always looking for great articles and pictures to share in our CONTACT magazine about individual units.  Your story may inspire someone else, so please network & share your success with us by submitting your story to contact@mopta.org
Have a marvelous Monday,Rebecca Cahill
Missouri PTA
VP Department of Membership Services
membership@mopta.org