Membership is the life force of this association, so starting in September, Florida PTA will host the Monthly Membership Roundup Challenge. Each month we will issue a different challenge, you’ll tell us about your success, and at the beginning of the following month, we will select a winner from all participating schools. To enter, fill out the form below. We will select an elementary, middle, and high school winner. Champions will receive digital images for use on social media, websites, newsletters, etc to share their success with their communities. Winners will also receive a special reward to share with the board, and of course, a whole lotta bragging rights! There is no limit to the number of times you can win!
Every other year, November takes on a whole new meaning. Talk of turkey and pumpkin pie gives way to calls for change and partisan disagreements. As members of PTA, no matter what side of the aisle we choose to sit on, there are two things we know with absolute certainty: 1) voting is not just a right, it is a civic duty, and 2) children are a most critical resource, worthy of our focus, our time, and most importantly our voice. To honor this, the November monthly membership challenge will focus on VOTING!
Many of your municipalities have already opened for early voting. Whether you are advocating for local education funding, or just encouraging your community to rock their vote, it’s time to reward your efforts! This is a 2-part challenge, so pay attention.
Part 1 – “I voted” selfies! The local unit that submits the most selfies with voters and their “I voted” stickers will win. Make sure you ask permission from your voters, because we will be posting your successes on our social media! Email your pics directly to email@example.com by November 7th. Make sure to include your name and school in your submission.
Part 2 – Once the voting ends and the dust clears, it’s time to start developing relationships with your newly elected officials and building on existing relationships with returning representatives. What better way to show the value and strength of PTA than by adding these representatives to your membership rolls! Don’t forget to take pics with these new members as well; they are a great way to show your community’s support for your school. The local unit that adds the most elected officials to join their PTA will be the winner! Submit your results by December 7 to be considered.
Need some tips, keep reading!
- Hang out at polling places! Whether you have a particular issue to advocate for, or just the critical importance of voting, take the moment to engage voters about the importance of PTA, and remind them that EVERYONE should be a member! Remember to keep PTA and partisanship separate!
- Share the importance of voting with your school community, and ask them to share their voting selfies with you!
- Reach out to campaign offices and remind them that parents are critical members of their team. Invite them to hear about the issues that are important to and for children. Invite them to be a part of the greatest child advocacy group in the world!
- Create communication pathways with the people who can make change. Even if your political ideologies don’t always align, don’t pre-judge. Inviting them to be a part of the community they represent by joining your PTA will help put a face to their decisions, and make it easier for you discuss topics where you have a difference of views.
Don’t forget to enter Florida PTA’s Monthly Membership Roundup Challenge for your chance at GLORY!