WSPTA's Region 9 covers a portion of King County. It consists of the Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Tukwila and Tahoma School Districts.
Region Director Message
After nearly two months into the school year, most PTAs are off to a great start. I am happy to be a member of several PTAs throughout the region, but would be very happy to join more. The main thing I will ask is that you provide me with a membership card. I would also like to attend council and local units board or general membership meetings. Please contact me with details.
Below are some things that you may want to consider as you plan for a successful second half of the school year.
November is a great time to elect a Nominating Committee. This is one of the most important committees your PTA will have. The individuals on the Nominating Committee will be charged with finding the officers for the coming year. Yes, we are a non-profit volunteer position, but the health of your local unit depends on people who know the non-profit laws and requirements. They will know this by attending WSPTA provided training.
Distribute your PTA’s membership cards! The back of the card has login information needed to access portions of both the State and National PTA websites. Some businesses offer discounts to members who show their PTA cards. If you have trouble printing the members’ names, or have any questions about the cards, contact Region 9 Membership Chair Michelle Baker firstname.lastname@example.org – she is here to help you.
One of the things I would like to challenge all PTA leaders to do this year is to fill out your individual Leadership Academy form and get credit for all the hours you’ve given to PTA and for all the training you’ve attended. The form is under “Leadership Resources” at
www.wastatepta.org. (You’ll need the username and password on the back of your membership card to access the site.) If you are not sure how to fill out this form, please contact me at email@example.com
Keep watching the Region 9 Facebook page, and your email for information on our Spring Conference. This is usually held in mid-March.
As always, please contact me with your questions, comments, and suggestions. Thank you for continuing to work on “Making every child’s potential a reality.”