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April 2018

Membership and Insurance News

Dania Welch, Membership/Insurance Manager

NYS PTA Portal is Moving to MemberHub

Re: Timeline and Training

  • Week of April 16 – Officers will receive detailed information via email regarding the transition timeline.
  • Week of May 1 – Officers will receive details via email on how to log into MemberHub and where to go for more information and training videos.

It’s PTA Insurance Renewal Time

A renewal application for insurance will be mailed by AIM Insurance to the unit president’s home address in the next few days. Please follow the instructions and checklist carefully and return all signed forms along with your premium directly to AIM before the June 15 deadline.


  • Your current policy will expire on June 30. The effective date of your new policy will be July 1 OR the date you successfully complete the renewal paperwork and your premium is received, whichever is later. In other words, if you do not complete your renewal application by the deadline, your policy will have a lapse in coverage.
  • Insurance certificates will be sent in the mail to the unit president as soon as the renewal is complete. This will be the certificate that is provided to the district or shown as proof of insurance.
  • Policy documents will be emailed to the president and are for your unit records only.
  • Reminder – the premiums are as follows:
    SEPTA – $100
    1 Building – $300
    Each additional building – $200

DeFEET Distraction Poster Contest – Your Unit Could Win $1,500!

In collaboration with the National Road Safety Foundation, NYS PTA just released a contest to develop a statewide traffic safety poster!

One grand prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the winning PTA Unit

Three runners-up will each receive $500 for their schools' PTA Unit

TO ENTER: Students in grades 1-6 must create a poster or collage on 8.5 x 11 inch paper showing how they can help prevent distracted walking. Teachers may mail entries in one envelope for the whole class.

For the complete Official Rules, see Contest Rules here.

MAIL ENTRY (with completed Entry Form) to:

DeFEET Distractions NY Poster Contest, c/o New York State PTA
One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
ATTN: Lynne Degnen-Kolawole


Plus, check out these cool resources too!

Membership Update

Lorey A. Zaman, Vice President

Membership Phone-A-Thon Wrap-Up

Hard Work Really Does Pay Off!

There is still time to reach membership overall growth badge success!

Please remember to send in your dues payment for those members you have already registered in the portal. Those memberships are not valid until such time. There are approximately 8,000 members that this impacts. Please do not delay, send your payment today!

April/May Contest

Good Apple Growth Awards* Membership Growth over last year (Gold 100% – Silver 50% – Bronze 25%)

*Dues must be received in the state office by June 30 (not post-marked)

BADGE BONUS: Highest Statewide Percentage of Membership Growth

Grand Prize – Convention Voucher for up to $500 towards 2018 Convention Registration and Hotel

2 Runners Up – Convention Voucher for up to $300 towards 2018 Convention Registration and Hotel

Coming April 19! How to Build a Better Board!

Jane Harsha, Vice President and Antoinette Darden-Cintron, Leadership Development Coordinator

NYS PTA Webinar – Creating an Inclusive Culture of Volunteer Engagement!

Volunteer engagement is critical to any PTA’s success, and having an inclusive culture in your PTA is critical to engaging those volunteers.

Join Diversity Coordinator Milena Din and learn key methods and tools to:

  • engage new members in the PTA purpose and mission
  • enhance the involvement of existing members
  • create an inclusive environment to welcome all potential volunteers

NYS PTA Webinars start promptly at 7:30 PM and run about 50 minutes.

Creating an Inclusive Culture of Volunteer Engagement Webinar 

Thu, Apr 19, 2018 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States:  +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 953-475-749

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system?
Cisco devices:  953475749@

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:

If you are planning to attend, please send your RSVP with your PTA unit name and unit code to

Deadlines and Upcoming Events

Award Deadlines

Family Engagement Award in Honor of Jami-Beth Knapp: May 15, 2018

Leadership Award In Honor of Jane Skrzypek: June 15, 2018

Pick A Reading Partner Program Award: June 15, 2018

Teacher Fellowship For Graduate Study In Memory of Richard Gazzola: June 15, 2018

Appreciation Weeks

Volunteer Appreciation Week: Apri 15-21, 2018 

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11, 2018 

NYS PTA Events

Summer Leadership Conference: July 20-22, 2018, Union College

NYS PTA 122nd Annual Convention: November 9-11, 2018, Saratoga Springs, NY


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