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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