Value of Membership
With nearly 17,000 members Nevada PTA is the largest volunteer organization in the state dedicated to improving the well being of all children and youth. Joining PTA supports local, state and national efforts to improve the education of children and the lives of families. Membership provides the opportunity for individuals to raise their voices with others throughout the state and nation to protect children’s rights. Membership ensures that PTA’s voice is heard on issues affecting young people as well as providing opportunities for parent education, communication and leadership development.
Getting involved in PTA builds skills in leadership, communication and advocacy. Active members are a valuable community resource for starting and maintaining projects to benefit children.
Member is an Association
Any individual who chooses to support PTA can become a member by paying dues to a PTA or PTSA. Membership at a unit includes membership in the council (if in council), the region level, Nevada PTA and National PTA. Membership is signified by an official membership card and expires on june 30 annually. Each PTA is a separate association giving services to a specific group of children, but is a part of the Nevada PTA and National PTA. Members having children in more than one school may wish to join multiple PTAs to support the youth at each child’s school.
Annual membership includes dues to the council (if in council), regions, Nevada PTA and National PTA. The remaining portion stays in the unit.Dues may differ at each PTA and are listed in the local unit PTA’s bylaws. PTA dues support the work of the PTA at unit, council, district, state and national level. Family Memberships Each membership includesthe payment of per capital dues and the privilege of one vote. Nevada PTA discourages group or family memberships because it can be unclear who qualifies as a voting member. PTAs with such memberships must spell out in their bylaws the number of members that constitutea group or family, forward that number of per capital dues and give each voter a membership card.
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Theme: Building Bridges
Just Between Friends: National PTA has partnered with Just Between Friends for their membership management system. Just Between Friends will help your PTA communicate with your membership, organize volunteers and even print your membership cards.:
A system for delivering information to parents, both via email and on the web. Parents can also use the system to communicate with each other.
Directory capabilities that inlcude automated creation of print directories and online directories that are private, secure, and searchable.
A method to designate which parts of the system are accesssible to PTA leaders and volunteers. This protects information while ensuring that tasks can be shared. A complete volunteer management system is being developed. This will aid in voluneer recruitment and management.
Personal tools for busy parents include:
a central place for information from all of the groups to which they belong (both school and non-school related), a place for membership directories and rosters for those groups, reminders of events, deadlines, etc., for all groups, e-mail reminders of important personal eventsñbirthdays, anniversaries, etc., and a tool to track cards and gifts they give and receive. There is no charge to anyone for all of this capability.To Start: Local leaders can begin using†Just Between Friends†immediately by signing on with the Quick Start tool atwww.justbetweenfriends.com/PTAquickstart/ You will need your national PTA ID number.