What do you know about MemberHub? Need help? This post’s got it!

 

From the Desk of John Martin, District 10 Director

I set a personal goal in July to familiarize myself with MemberHub well enough to teach it. I would say that I have struggled, but I have most of it figured out. 

How about you? Have you learned it well enough to do what you need to do when school starts next week? Can you run a membership drive, print your cards, have you uploaded your officers yet? Do you even know what is required? 

Presidents, secretaries, and treasurers should have administrative access to MemberHub in order to complete these required tasks: 

  • Upload officers by May 1
  • Upload chairpersons by end of August
  • Upload members
  • Print membership cards*
  • Verify audit in MemberHub and email documents to Georgia PTA
  • Verify 990 in MemberHub and email documents to Georgia PTA

* Members should log in and print their own cards. Local units don’t need to do this. 

We have created a page that provides step-by-step instructions for each function. Most of these functions can be found by clicking on Admin Console at the top of the page, selecting the PTA (PTSA) tab under your local unit’s name (this may be the default) and then clicking on the function on the right side of the page.

If you are a president, you need to give these positions administrative rights, and any other people who you feel need those rights. You can do that when you add an officer to your PTA. 

If you are a PTA president and you cannot access your MemberHub, please contact me or your council leaders and we will get you set up ASAP. All other people who believe they should have access should contact their PTA president. 

Some local units may find that they cannot get to MemberHub within their schools because of firewall blocking that is enabled. Please feel free to use this document as a starting point for reaching out to your school district’s technology leaders to ask them to open the domains. Also, contact me if that is an issue.
 
If you have questions, please let me know.

For ALL the children, I wish you a great beginning to this school year!

John Martin
District 10 Director, 2019-2021
director@gaptadistrict10.com

 

 

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News from State and National PTA – Read this and take action!

From the Desk of John Martin, District 10 Director

Welcome!
I look forward to serving you as your incoming District Director. District 10 needs to grow with you – as you experience growth within your local units, and your own growth as a parent leader.  

I’ll start with the biggest news first – National PTA’s attempt to raise membership dues was defeated. At CLT, Georgia PTA’s delegation was tasked with voicing our concerns over the dues increase, and we must have not been alone. For local PTA leaders in Georgia, this is a relief – please proceed to create your membership forms at your current membership level as stated in your bylaws and submit them to your council for review. 

At CLT there was a an election for the 2019 – 2021 State PTA Executive Board:

  • Karen Hallacy – President (Elected in 2017 as President-elect)
  • Dawn Stastny – President-elect (Presidential term begins in 2021)
  • Shanda Ross – 1st Vice President
  • Anita Jones – 2nd Vice President 
  • Diane Jacobi – Secretary   (North Fulton)
  • Amanda Webber – Treasurer  
  • Carol Johnson Davis – Parliamentarian   
  • Tyler Barr – Immediate Past President 
  • Leon Hobbs – National PTA Board Representative (ex-officio)

I serve on the State PTA Full Board as your representative. Contact me if you have anything you want me to present to Georgia PTA – and definitely copy me on any PTA related communication you have with Georgia PTA staff or board members. 

SAVE THE DATE! – October 19, 2019 – Fall Conference

Our Fall conference will be held in South Fulton Council, location and details to be determined. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend.

We will be electing our secretary at the next conference. Nominations can come from the floor. Please contact me if you would like to run, have questions, etc. The duties of secretary can be found on our website.

We will be looking for committee chairs soon, particularly positions with an impact across all of Fulton County. So far the board has identified a need for Communications, Social Media, Awards/Reports and Community Partnerships. If you are interested in a position, or if you have a district-wide initiative that you would like us to support, contact me.

Christy Sniecinski, our District 10 Treasurer, says don’t forget that your IRS 990 Confirmations are due within 10 days of filing with the IRS and PTA audit forms are due the last business day in September!  It’s also never too early to print your President and Treasurer checklists.   

Please read my welcome message to you on our web site. Whether you are new to PTA or have been at your local unit for a while, it should provide you with some clarity of what the District’s and your Council’s roles are, when and how you should ask for support from each of us, and guidelines on communicating with Georgia PTA. 

For ALL the children, thank you for all that you do,

John Martin
District 10 Director, 2019-2021
director@gaptadistrict10.com

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District 10 Digest – July 2019

Welcome!
I look forward to serve you as your incoming District Director. We need to grow with you – as you experience growth within your local units, and your own growth as a parent leader.


The District supports local units by acting as a liaison with councils for local units and the state PTA. To that end, a reminder that your council is your primary contact for questions, concerns, requests, etc. Even if the request is simple and you want to contact the state office – always loop in your council first. If a dialog continues between you and a state officer or staff, make sure to copy or follow up with your Council President and your District Director – our contact info is on this page.


District 10’s most visible presence is at our conferences. For the past several years we have brought you speakers who are shaping education in Georgia. Often education decisions in Georgia seem to emerge from a vacuum – we must educate our policymakers so that we can all work together to advocate for all children. We will bring them to you and allow your voice – the voice for all children – to be heard.


As the District Director, I serve as your representative on the State PTA board, taking input from you and expressing how the vision, goals, programs, and initiatives taken on at state PTA may work (or not, in some cases) across Fulton County and Atlanta Public Schools, and bringing ideas that work from our local units and seeing how they might work state-wide.


Years ago I was a teacher. I still consider myself an educator – and a big part of that is being an advocate for all children. I tend to shy away from drama and look for a better path – how can we all work together to benefit ALL the children? Let’s do that!


For the children,


John Martin
District 10 Director, 2019-2021
director@gaptadistrict10.com

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019-2021 ELECTED OFFICERS FOR DISTRICT 10!

At the May 11th special called meeting, John Martin was elected as the 2019-2021 District Director. His and the incoming officers’ terms will become effective upon installation of the District Director at the Convention Leadership Training, June 7-8, 2019, held at North Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

The incoming elected board is as follows:

  • John Martin, District Director
  • Everlon Buxton,  First Assistant Director*
  • Tara Surratt,  Second Assistant Director*
  • Christy Sniecinski, Treasurer*
  • VACANT, Secretary

*Elected at the D10 Spring Conference on March 9, 2019.

A meeting to elect the vacant Secretary will be scheduled to ensure open attendance by all members of District 10. You will be advised of the date and time of the meeting to elect the vacant Secretary by the new District Director.

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Fall Conference Presentations

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 District 10 Fall Conference. The presentation by GWINNETT STOPP was informative, interactive and enlightening. The presentation is available for your review.

Also thank you to Amanda Densmore, Community Outreach Liaison for the Atlanta-Fulton County Library for attending the Fall Conference and sharing information about available resources. The presentation of library information and resources is available.

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