Virtual Town Hall – Resources for you

Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the District 10 Town Hall – at least 75 of you watched as we discussed PTA End of Year Planning Under Extraordinary Circumstances. 

The PDF of the PowerPoint presentation is here.

Town Hall Apr 2020 PDF

The video is here, it is rather large: 540MB or so:

Follow along with the public chat here. Private messages have been removed, or, for relevant questions discussed in the video, the sender’s name has been removed.

 

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Join us at the D10 Virtual Town Hall and get your questions answered!

 

 

 

From the Desk of John Martin, District 10 Director

There is a virtual bombardment going on right now. Questions are flying in from local units to Councils and District, and from all of us up to Georgia PTA and National PTA, and so we all connecting with state PTA leaders, school leaders, and others – asking questions, getting advice, researching bylaws, and providing information as best we can. 

Keep it coming! However –  I think we all might benefit from some face to face time, and getting your questions answered in person. 

So let’s meet. Virtually, of course!

District 10 is hosting an online Town Hall on Tuesday April 21, at 6:40 p.m. to disseminate information, answer your questions, and find out what else you need. 

Our State PTA President Karen Hallacy and State Treasurer Amanda Weber have offered to attend as well. 

This is meant to be a video conference if you can. Find a webcam, use your phone, or peel the tape off your laptop camera. Then go to this link:

https://join.freeconferencecall.com/jmartin66

You can use your computer for audio.

If you don’t have a microphone: call (978)-990-5000
Then enter the access code: 102343
Then enter the pin number given to you by the system at that time.

Tentative Agenda (no votes/motions will be taken at this meeting):

– Welcome
– Introduction of Special Guests
– Information on holding general PTA meetings virtually
– Guidance on transition period
– Council updates
– Q & A
– Feedback/stories from local units
– Adjourn

I just checked my Georgia PTA inbox and the word “unprecedented” appears in 24 conversations from March 20 to the present. Before that, the word was only used in an announcement about Memberhub last July. This is as close to a shared experience this nation has ever experienced. We are all going through this together, all at the same time. As I know we have been supporting these kids through it, we shall be even stronger on the other end of it. Thank you for all that you do!  

Please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday,

 

John Martin
District 10 Director, 2019-2021
jmartin@georgiapta.org

 

 

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Checking in! How are you doing? (And important info about elections and deadlines)

An update for you. 

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From the Desk of John Martin, District 10 Director

Hello everybody,

I hope you are doing as well as can be in this unprecedented time in our nation’s history. PTA should not be foremost in your mind – at best we should be third, after the health and welfare of your family and yourself. But as a PTA officer, you do have an obligation to support PTA and maintain your PTA through its transition period.

Meanwhile, PTA is moving forward, and questions have come up regarding a number of topics. Georgia PTA sent those out in an email last night, so I hope this isn’t your first time seeing this guidance. If it is, go to https://www.georgiapta.org/ and sign up for their newsletter.  

On our Facebook page, we are posting resources and information from various sources to help all families. If you think we are missing something, send it to me. National PTA has a COVID-19 resource page as well. If you use these resources, let us know, we can post your story anonymously if you want. 

Report Deadlines – Extended – May 1

State deadlines for reports/awards have been moved to May 1. If you have already submitted you can submit a revised report. For example, if you have been actively supporting your community through the last few weeks, you can add that information. Send a copy to state and another to your Council.

Elections

No one can hold elections right now, that’s just a reality. Some of you may have March listed in your bylaws, and the earliest we will go back is April 27, so even if your bylaws say April, that may not be feasible. We just don’t have an end date. For elections you must meet in person, you must invite your whole membership, and you must have a quorum. Right now, that is NOT advisable, and may even be against local/city/state ordinance.  For elections and general meetings, the bylaws clearly state that “voting by proxy, absentee ballot, telephone, fax, email, and text messaging” is prohibited.

What does that mean for you? If you are a current PTA officer, you will be an officer of your PTA until you can hold a meeting, in person, to elect your replacement. Basically, sometime after this crisis is over, you can convene a special called general meeting if you need to, providing at least three (3) days notice to your membership. You must have a quorum at that meeting. You can hold elections from the floor if you did not have a nominating committee in place. If you have any questions or need help, or even someone to run/observe your election, contact me.  

Census 

I got my Census form in the mail – and it links to an online form, Make sure you go online and get counted! Our state representation in Congress as well as federal tax dollar allocations are based on these numbers. Everyone counts, even non-citizen residents. More info here.


In these times, I want you to think about what you are thankful for. I am thankful for all of you, many of whom, like me, are hunkered down working from home, while taking class attendance in the morning and finding that all the students are tardy and wearing pajamas to school.

I am thankful for the teachers and administration and support staff who are keeping things going through digital lessons, and the institutions that have moved services online, or the nonprofits that are the safety net for the needy amongst us.

And I am very grateful for all the essential people who went to work today, to provide us with food, deliveries, healthcare, security, government services, and so much more than we realize. 

Please stay safe and stay strong, and if you can’t do that, please do not hesitate to reach out to those of us who can help you. We are all in this together. 

Thank you!

John 

John Martin
District 10 Director, 2019-2021
jmartin@georgiapta.org

Important Dates 
All TBD


Postponed – District 10 Spring Conference

June 5-6 Wheeler High School
Check out Georgia PTA for info on CLT


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POSTPONED – Georgia PTA District 10 Spring Conference

D10 Spring Conference is postponed until further notice. 

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Hi all,

I am sure this comes as no surprise, but we, the District 10 Board, in consultation with Georgia PTA, have decided to postpone our Spring Conference until further notice. 

We are hopeful that we will be able to schedule it for later this school semester. We do recognize that at some point it may be too late in the year to hold a conference at all. 

However, we are working to host some sort of online webinar to connect with you and provide you with the information that you need. So watch this spot for information on that. 

I want to thank the nonprofit organizations Georgia Appleseed and the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully, Inc. (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) for partnering with us on this event, and I look forward to working with them again. For details, see the nonprofits sidebar

I also want to thank our business partners American Carnival Mart and Educational Products, Inc. for their support as well. Please check out their web sites and see how they can fit into your school’s plans. See details below.

If you need anything from the District or your council leaders, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Atlanta: Richard Quartarone <rmquartarone@gmail.com>
North Fulton: Kristin Sharpe and Lisa Shanklin <president@nfcpta.com>
South Fulton: Glenda Shivers <vichelle3@yahoo.com>

Please stay safe, stay physically distant (for now), keep washing your hands (20 seconds every 20 minutes), and thank you for all that you are doing,

John 

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

SUPPORT OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS
Educational Products, Inc. 

Educational Products, Inc. (EPI) is the #1 prepackaged school supply company in the nation. Since 1980, we have worked with PTAs to help parents save time and money on school supply shopping. EPI has the largest inventory of items and brands you want in your school supply packs. We extend that same great service by offering everyday, low-prices on quality custom imprinted and embroidered apparel. With free artwork, free setup and free delivery on custom imprinted apparel, there are no surprises on your invoice.

American Carnival Mart  

American Carnival Mart is a fourth-generation family-owned carnival supply store specializing in providing wholesale toys and novelties for School and Church Carnivals, Company Picnics, Festivals & Events. We enjoy what we do and play/test the products we sell. If it’s not fun and safe for us, we don’t buy it for you. For schools, we stock carnival game prizes, supplies, and thousands of popular toys & novelties as prizes for carnival games. Our major source of new customers is word of mouth, so you know we will work hard to win and keep your business. We hope you’ll give us the opportunity to work with you!

Important Dates 
March 21, 2020 – Spring conference – Postponed


TBD (April?) – Online status meeting and Georgia Appleseed presentation


SPOTLIGHT ON NONPROFIT PARTNERS


The Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest law center with the mission to increase justice in Georgia through law and policy reform and community engagement. We seek a Georgia where the voices of poor people, children and marginalized people are heard and where injustices that no one should endure are resolved. Despite its small staff, Georgia Appleseed has been able to address serious issues of public concern by enlisting the volunteer services of lawyers and other professionals from around the state.
 


The mission of the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully, Inc. (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.)  is to be a parent and child resource center for the clinically diagnosed and at-risk children of obesity. Over the last 17 years, CHOICES has delivered its message of health to more than 85,000 children and adults through cooking classes, workshops, summer camps and health expos.

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Join us at the District 10 Spring Conference!

Call to Conference! All local units should send at least one representative to the Spring Conference. Register here – free!

This event is free and open to all but please register so we know how many are coming. 

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