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January 6, 2017

Calling All Volunteers: Leadership is in All of Us!

Antoinette Darden-Cintron, Leadership Coordinator

Advocating for our families and making every child's potential a reality takes the passion of our volunteers.

Are you interested in volunteering for a state level office, role, project or committee? Then say Yes to Leadership!

Click here to learn more.

Is Your Unit in Good Standing?

Lori Fontana, Membership Coordinator and Dania Welch, Membership/Insurance Manager

By this time, your unit should be preparing to make its January membership payment and have all your members registered on the Unit Portal!

Units who have not sent in a payment are now in Delinquent Status.

Is your unit in Delinquent Status? Please contact your region director before action is taken.

Find your region director here.

You can find Membership Dues Payment Slips here.

You can find all the training videos and learn how here.

Leading the Way! Key Advocacy Partner Training and Lobby Day February 12-13

Dana Platin, Vice President

Are you interested in learning more about advocacy and policy? Do you want to join other PTA members in the halls of Albany and meet with your legislators?

If so, join us on February 12-13 for the NYS PTA Key Advocacy Partner (KAP) Training and Lobby Day.

Each region will have one person paid for by NYS PTA as the Key Advocacy Partner (KAP) region representative.

If you’d like to attend as a Local (unit or council) Advocacy Partner (LAP), the fee is $225 per person for a single room accommodation, $165 per person for a double room accommodation, or $100 per person for a day delegate (no hotel).

These fees include one night hotel accommodation (Sunday, February 12), Sunday dinner and breakfast Monday, February 13, 2017.

Click here for a registration packet and more information!

Important: you MUST respond to Carol Raymond at NO LATER THAN JANUARY 20 so we can confirm hotel and meeting space.

Join NYS PTA in Leading the Way!

Tech Tip

Nori Gartner-Baca, Publications Specialist

Was your New Year's resolution to finally take that class you have been meaning to take?

Now is a great time to look for classes! Check here to learn about 45 free online classes.

The Open Education Database boasts 10,000 free online classes.

And don't miss this article from the Huffington Post describing "20 Ways to Enjoy Free Online Learning!"

Good luck and happy learning!


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