PTA Leaders

MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGES AND INCENTIVES

Membership is PTA’s strength and our voice. We want all of our local PTAs to have the tools they need to increase membership.

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Download the 2021-2022 Membership Drive Map to share with your PTA leaders!

Membership Challenges for 2021-22

1. Tell Us Your Theme and Goal

Any PTA unit, council or district that forwards their Membership theme for the 2021-2022 membership year, along with a membership goal that reflects an increase over their final membership total from 2020-2021 to membership@capta.org will be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms. 
The deadline is September 30, 2022

2. 100 in 100

All PTA units that forward a minimum of 100 members through channels by October 9, 2021, the 100th day of the 2021-2022 PTA term will receive a certificate and a special recognition ribbon for the 2022 California State PTA Convention.  No application is required.
The deadline is October 9, 2021

3. Ready, Set, Remit  

All PTA units that forward a minimum of 30 members through channels by October 30, 2021 and will receive a certificate celebrating their success.  No application is required.
The deadline is October 30, 2021

4. Connecting with Teachers, Administrators and School Board Members

Unit:  Any PTA unit that has 100% of its full-time credentialed teachers and administrators join their unit as members and submits a completed Connecting with Teachers, Administrators and School Board Members application form by the deadline, will be awarded a certificate, and be entered into a drawing to receive one of five free Convention registrations for the 2022 California State PTA Convention.
The deadline is January 31, 2022

Council:  Any PTA council that has 100% of its school board members join PTA and submits a completed Connecting with Teachers, Administrators and School Board Members application form by the deadline, and will be awarded a certificate.
The deadline is January 31, 2022

District:  Any PTA district that has its county board of education superintendent and county board of education members join PTA and submits a completed Connecting with Teachers, Administrators and School Board Members application form by the deadline, will be awarded a certificate.
The deadline is January 31, 2022

5. Founders’ Day Membership Challenge

PTA Founders’ Day is February 17.  Any unit that submits, through channels, 17 new memberships for the month of February will earn a certificate.  No application is required.
The deadline is March 1, 2022

6. Best in 5 Award

Any PTA unit, council or district that has a membership total by March 15, 2022, that is higher than the largest year-end total since the 2016-2017 membership year, will be awarded a certificate of recognition, will be recognized on California State PTA social media platforms, and will be entered into a drawing to receive one of five $500.00 awards. All units, councils and districts that qualify for the Best in 5 Award will also receive a recognition ribbon at the 2022 California State PTA Convention.  No application is required.
The deadline is March 15, 2022

7. Club 100 Award 

For those units, councils, and districts that have membership that is 100% or more of their school, council, or district student enrollment by the deadline, will be awarded the Club 100 Award and will receive a banner for their unit, council, or district to commemorate their success. 

Club 100 Award winners will also receive a recognition ribbon at the 2022 California State PTA Convention, membership marvel pins for their board members, and be entered into a drawing to receive one of ten $100 prizes.  The unit, council, or district must submit a Club 100 Award application
The deadline is March 15, 2022

If a unit/council/district earns this award after the March 15, 2022, deadline, said unit/council/district is entitled to a banner for their success.

8. Membership Marvel Award  

Any unit that increases its membership by 10% over its 2020-2021 membership total will earn the Membership Marvel Award.  Each unit board member will receive a Membership Marvel pin and each unit will receive a certificate of recognition.  No application is required.  The deadline is April 15, 2022

9. Community Connection Award 

This award is given to units that have 10% or more of their membership comprised of non-traditional members such as business and community leaders who do not have children at the school.  (Parents, family members of students, teachers and staff are considered traditional members for purposes of this award).  Community Connection Award winners will receive a certificate for their efforts. A Community Connection Award application must be submitted to win. 
The deadline is May 15, 2022.

Connecting with Teachers, Administrators and
School Board Members Award Application
Club 100
Award Application
Community Connection
Award Application

CONGRATS TO OUR 2020-21 MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Thank you to the hundreds of units, councils, and districts who took part in all the challenges during the 2020-21 year. We appreciate your efforts!

Ready, Set, Remit:

  • Maple School PTA (4th District, Fullerton Council)

Teachers Matter:

  • Farragut Drive Elementary PTA (33rd District, Culver City Council)

$ Money for Members $:

  • Deer Canyon Elementary PTA (5th District, Alta Loma Council) – $500.00
  • Del Sur Elementary PTSA (34th District, North Antelope Valley Council) – $300.00
  • Tweedy Elementary School PTA (10th District, Pacific Council) – $200.00

Spring 4 Ward:

  • Petaluma High PTSA (14th District, Out of Council)

TOTEM Convention Challenge:

  • Petaluma High PTSA (14th District, Out of Council)
  • Canyon High School PTSA (4th District, Orange Unified Council)
  • John Muir Elementary PTA (1st District, Glendale Council)
  • Woodrow Wilson High School (33rd District, Long Beach Council)
  • Valencia High School PTSA (4th District, Placentia-Yorba Linda Council)

“Cinco de Mayo” membership challenge:

  • School of Engineering & Sciences PTSA (3rd District, Out of Council)

Our collective efforts to increase membership across the state are important for a number of reasons: they help us increase our advocacy voice; provide us with new leaders to train and develop so that we can continue our legacy; and just as important, allow us to connect even more families, schools, and communities.

Keep up the good work, and thank you again for proving that Every Member Matters!

MEMBER PERKS: A GREAT SELLING POINT FOR PTA

PerksWe know people join PTA to support children and their schools. Be sure to visit the Member Perks page for additional perks to share with your members.