December 2020
Team Spotlight

Patricia Frazier, NYS PTA Treasurer and Designated Officer of Membership

. . . Like many of you, my start in PTA was simply joining the line at my oldest child’s first open house to sign up for membership. Despite my mother’s advice of “whatever you do, don’t join the PTA”, I stayed in line and became a card-carrying member. I was continually amazed at the efforts of the PTA volunteers that really made our school a very special place. While it took a few years for me to become an active member, when I did (sorry, mom), I knew I found the right way to ensure my children had the best possible educational experience. . . .


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Westchester-East Putnam Region Highlight
Karen Collura – Region Membership Chair (RMC)

This is my second full year as RMC for the Westchester-East Putnam Region (WEPR). I have been involved in PTA for almost 15 years. I started as a Membership Chair and have held all officer positions. I like getting to work with school administrators, teachers, students and parents to problem solve. As an RMC, I like to help units to get into good standing. My goal is to have all units in our region be in good standing. Covid-19 has given us the opportunity to think outside of the box in planning activities and has increased parent involvement in meetings. There are a lot of great resources on the Membership tab of the NYS PTA website. PTA Your Way!
Hendrick Hudson HS PTSA (First Place Early Bird Award 2020)
Knowing we were headed into an unprecedented year, we were mindful of the challenges that community members may be facing. Our membership messaging was primarily about showing how a strong PTSA is more important than ever for family and staff advocacy during these difficult times. In fact, the PTSA’s efforts during re-opening drew attention and rallied support for the important role of our organization. . . .
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Woodlands PTSA 18-421 (Membership Growth Award winner 2019-2020)

This year the Greenburgh Community School District distributed chrome books to all Woodlands Middle and High School students at our annual “Back to School” night in September. This school wide event allowed us an opportunity to meet parents face to face and encourage membership and participation in PTSA. This event coupled with year-round recruitment was a great benefit to our membership recruitment efforts.


Horsemen PTA 18-210 (Membership Growth Award winner 2018-2019)
Under our previous President Angel Rafter, we focused on increasing our membership. We did a lot of advertising on social media over the summer before school started and encouraged people to fill out their membership forms in the fall. We encouraged families to join at our “Back to School” nights, and we also instituted a teacher membership contest between our 4 elementary/middle schools. The school that had the most teacher members won a hot breakfast served to them by the PTA. . . . 

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