You’re not alone! When you join PTA… There is always someone ready to help! Let’s work together to ensure your success.
What do you receive as a PTA member/local unit?
What’s the difference?
- Free training from state and National PTA volunteers/staff, including (not limited to):
- What are a local unit’s financial obligations under law?
- What kinds of programs are available?
- How to …
- run meetings
- handle conflict
- better serve the children in your school
- increase your membership
- find more volunteers
- connect parents to help children succeed
- operate an effective organization
- Email, phone, website, and individualized onsite support to answer your questions and help address your needs
- Spring Conference, PTA members and leaders from throughout Massachusetts will come together for workshops, special guests and events, vendors, sponsors, networking, and sharing ideas. Learn from each other, from state board members, and from National PTA volunteers and staff. Let your voice be heard at the Massachusetts Convention portion – make a difference in YOUR organization.
- “Reflections” program, keeping arts alive in your community.
- Making your voice heard in communities, at the state level, and in Washington, D.C. through our active advocacy work.
- Information, materials and training to help you build partnerships with your teachers, superintendent, principal, and community.
- Opportunities to network with other PTA leaders like yourself to share ideas.
- Assistance to help your members create your PTA’s rules, with guidance about IRS and federal/state non-profit laws.
- Insurance at greatly reduced prices to protect your PTA’s volunteers.
- Automatically become a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization under IRS – no paperwork, no cost
CRANBERRY PTA MEMBERSHIP
Many people in Massachusetts want to join a PTA in Massachusetts, but they may not live in a part of the state that has a local PTA unit. This is especially true for out of town dignitaries and state level politicians. Therefore, Massachusetts PTA has created an active PTA unit called the “Cranberry PTA”. This PTA unit is considered more of a state level PTA unit. It’s not associated one specific school or city.
WHO CAN BE A MEMBER?
Anyone; it’s simply a way to be a member of Massachusetts PTA and National PTA. You can even be a member if you are already a member of your school’s PTA.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Ten dollars ($10.00) is all it takes, but the Cranberry PTA will gladly take donations in addition to the membership fee.
WILL I GET A MEMBERSHIP CARD?
You bet; membership in the Massachusetts PTA is like your local PTA membership. You can register your membership card online for the various discounts offered by National PTA.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MEMBERSHIP DUES COLLECTED?
Like any other local unit membership in PTA, $2.50 goes to National PTA. Massachusetts PTA contributes $2.50 to the Massachusetts PTA. The remaining $5.00 is used to help support the Cranberry Units projects such as the Cranberry Scholarship Fund.
WHAT IS THE CRANBERRY PTA SCHOLARSHIP FUND?
This is special fund set up by Massachusetts PTA to fund scholarships that are given annually to graduating seniors, adults returning to college to join the education field and for certified teachers to do their graduate work.
HOW DO I GET A MEMBERSHIP?
Any Massachusetts PTA board member can collect your membership dues. The Immediate Past President of Massachusetts PTA is the official Cranberry PTA President. He or she is in charge of getting your membership card to you. The Cranberry PTA President is always collecting Massachusetts PTA memberships, especially at state PTA events like Summer Leadership and the state convention. Feel free to contact the Massachusetts PTA office to get your membership every year or download the Membership Form now!
For more information, contact Stephanie Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org