Wednesday Membership Minute
Let’s briefly tackle five Membership Basics tonight!
1) Have a membership theme and a goal. Having a membership theme helps your unit be a visible and recognizable presence throughout the year. Missouri PTA always provides a theme, or you are welcome to use your own! Please click here to use Missouri PTA’s “Spring Into Action” logo for 2015-2016.
Set a membership goal. Look at last year’s numbers and your school enrollment to set a reasonable goal for membership numbers. 5% increase from the prior year is always a good rule of thumb. Make sure you board, PTA members and school population know what your membership goal is.
2) Membership provides benefits. Every PTA member is automatically a part of Missouri PTA and National PTA. Being a member allows you access to resources, information, tra
3) Membership means the right to vote and have a voice. One Membership = One Card = One Vote Many units ask about having a couple or family membership. PTA encourages one membership per person due to the fact that every vote counts. Every member should be reported on the Membership Dues Form. Every voice counts when the power of PTA advocates for our children, whether at your child’s school, in your district, in Jefferson City or Washington D.C. ALL children have the right to be healthy, stay safe and receive a quality public education.
4) Membership is a year-round activity! Not sure what you should be doing after the fall membership drive? Take a look at the Membership Development Calendar to give you ideas and a timeline. All PTA memberships are good for one year and expire on –June 30th. It is never too late to join PTA and be a part of the wonderful things your unit does for your school and children.
5) Know the PTA Mission and Purposes. Post them at meetings and in newsletters. Make sure they are online whether you use a webpage, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Make sure your members know exactly what PTA stands for. When you keep the PTA Mission and Purposes at the forefront of everything you do, you simply can not go wrong.
- A powerful voice for all children
- A relevant resource for all families and communities, and
- A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child
The Purpose of PTA
- To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship
- To raise the standards of home life
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
- To bring into close relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
Have a wonderful evening,