Membership – Seize the Momentum
The beginning of the school year is generally when we gain our largest number of members in our PTAs/PTSAs. We should seize the moment and let our presence be seen flashing our membership application form at every gathering of parents when they are on campus – Open House, Curriculum Night, Band Try Out Nights, etc.
It is also good practice to have an electronic copy of the membership form on our social media pages, and/or websites. Offer free incentives to those who join. Presidents and Board members should develop a partnership with Principals to strive for that one hundred percent Faculty Award. Teachers and parents care to know how their membership over the years have benefited families in the school and the school as a whole. As we seek to connect families with our schools, let’s make our PTA/PTSA memberships meaningful. Remind that membership is just one piece of the puzzle that gives back. Yes, our PTA/PTSA membership card is good for discounts to various places of business.
Your County Council has an incentive for all our local units in an effort to encourage and boost your membership drive this school year. We have launched a special promotion for all local units. If you increase your membership by twenty percent over last year’s numbers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 cash prize. You have until October 31, 2017, to report those increases in your numbers. The lucky winner will be announced at the November Parent Academy!
Please remember that we are here to help you in any way. If you need help with your membership drive, our Membership Chairperson together with the County Council stand ready to assist.
– Melanie Williams, Membership Chairperson, OCCPTA
File membership monthly with FL PTA. Be sure to complete the attached form.
Need more membership cards for your unit? Order online: https://floridapta.org/membership-cards-request/