Did you know that as president of your PTA, you and one other PTA officer from your school can be voting members at the annual meeting of the California State PTA? Part of your leadership role is to attend the annual meeting known as convention. Voting members at convention are known as voting delegates. Delegates at convention vote positions on important issues, bylaws, and other business. Your vote is the voice of your school PTA in our State Association.
In addition to the annual meeting, convention is a learning explosion. We provide you with the “how-to’s” of PTA and much more. There are over 50 leader development workshops ranging from how to run an effective meeting to building partnerships with families, administrators, and community leaders. We recognize talented students in the incredible PTA Reflections Arts program. There are table talks regarding education and community issues affecting all children. We propose bylaw changes and vote on many topics. Convention training will help you become a better prepared leader who will confidently speak up for all children and families in your community.
Now is the time to plan for the future of your school PTA. Please look at Article 5, Section 9 of your bylaws for your association-specific information on who at your unit will attend, and remember, the cost of attending convention should be built into your budget each year.
This year’s annual meeting/convention will be held in Ontario, California. Please mark your calendar now for Friday May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2024. More details will be provided soon. We can’t wait to meet you at the 2024 California State PTA Convention. See you there!