When you are elected PTA secretary, you know your primary job is to keep the minutes at PTA meetings. But the role of the secretary goes beyond the minutes. About Those Minutes The PTA secretary keeps the minutes not only for the general membership meetings, but also for the meetings of the executive committee (officers) … Continue reading PTA Secretary: Beyond the Minutes￼
Vice presidents don’t get a lot of respect (see US Vice President John Nance Garner’s infamous quote that the position was “not worth a bucket of warm spit”). If you are a newly-elected PTA vice president, you may be wondering what exactly it is you’re supposed to do. The answer depends on your PTA president. … Continue reading What the Heck Does a PTA Vice President Do?
Last year’s PTA president said it was an easy job, just run a few meetings, so you said yes and got elected. But now they’ve dropped off this big box of PTA files and sped away like they had robbed a bank, and maybe you’re beginning to wonder what you’ve gotten yourself in for. Don’t … Continue reading What Have I Done? Surviving Your First Few Months as PTA President￼
New Year’s resolutions have been made for millennia. The start of a new calendar year is the opportunity to start new habits and new projects. Here are five New Year’s resolutions for PTA leaders. Advocate. PTA advocacy has made a difference in the lives of children for over 120 years in Illinois. A more equitable … Continue reading 5 PTA Leader New Year’s Resolutions