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Region 3 Fall VIRTUAL Conference:  September 19, 2020
More information about the Conference and Registration link  will be available soon.

Legislative Assembly 2020

Coming Soon to a Computer Near You – Virtual Legislative Assembly 2020!
Grassroots Advocacy. Powered by PTA.
WSPTA is one of the only state PTAs that is truly grassroots – our advocacy positions come from you, our members. Members have submitted new resolutions, legislative principles and issues, and it is important that members have the opportunity to amend, debate and vote on which become positions of WSPTA. Voting delegates will adopt new positions, the two-year legislative platform and top 5 legislative priorities at a two-day virtual Legislative Assembly October 24-25, 2020.
We know delegates value the issue education, caucusing, panels and other advocacy trainings, so watch for more information on dates for those events in our newsletters and on the Legislative Assembly webpage.

Officer Training:  President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer Professional Development

Elected officers are required to Professional Development training in your area by October 31st.  Classes are offered at the WSPTA Convention, Region 3 Fall Conference, or online Washington State PTA Leadership Resources, or National PTA eLearning.
If you have Questions – We have answers!  Please email us at vancouverpta@gmail.com
We can bring training straight to your PTA!  Trainings and Professional Development opportunities are also available for PTA Committee Chairs ~ Reflections, Fundraising, Family and Community Engagement, Communication, plus so much more!
These trainings are instrumental in keeping your PTA informed and ready!
  • PTA & the Law:  One officer must attend per year and is the most important classes you will take!  Recommended for President, Treasurer, and the Fundraising (or Carnival, Raffle, or Bingo chair)
    • Covers State & Federal rules and regulations for running a non-profit corporation, Raffles, Gambling, Taxes, and deadlines for filing.
  • Managing your Non Profit PTA:  Covers all the in’s and out’s of what you need to ensure your Non-Profit business complies with state and federal regulations.

    “As board members, it is our fiduciary responsibility to manage the corporation in the best interest of its members as a whole. To run programs and handle budgets responsibly, knowledge of the applicable state and federal regulations is key to operate your non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable corporation.   Training is what helps to give our local PTAs credibility. A well-trained and informed board should be a great selling point to encourage the community to join a local PTA. Trained board members should be proud of stepping up to the responsibility in their local PTA.” ~ WSPTA Website

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Vancouver Council PTA Documents:

Request a check from Vancouver Council PTA

2019-20 Approved Budget

Council Standing Rules Approved 9-21-2019

 

WSPTA:

WSPTA Uniform Bylaws

Board Training Requirements

Board Training Tracking Spreadsheet 2017-18

SOA 2019-20 Contract

The Standards of Affiliation (SOA) requirements are in place to ensure local PTAs and councils align with Washington State PTA’s ethics, policies, and principles; maintain good business practices; and comply with applicable federal and state laws. Effective, well-run PTAs and councils are vital to fulfilling PTA’s purpose and mission. These SOA requirements clarify what is required for a local PTA or council to be in good standing, enable PTAs to have consistent expectations across the state, and help local PTAs and councils stay on track with all legal requirements. Knowing about and following the specifics listed on the Standards of Affiliation Contract will help your PTA be successful, both as a business, and as an affiliate of WSPTA.

A link to the updated 2020-21 SOA will be available soon.

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