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Military Child Month at Tarrallton Elementary
The Norfolk Council of PTAs hosted a citywide celebration for the Month of the Military Child at Tarrallton Elementary.
The event kicked off with the Presentation of Colors by the Norview High School's ROTC Color Guard. As part of the event parents who serve were asked to come in their military uniforms. A number of military and community organizations hosted booths offering resources and gave free items to the families and students. Participants enjoyed free hot dogs, drinks, games, K-9 demonstration, Sheriffs I Dent-a-Kid program and viewed student displays of 243 pictures drawn by military students of their parents ships and duty stations.
There was a very poignant moment during the celebration when Norfolk's Reflections winner for Literature 3rd grader Kaila N. of Tarrallton Elementary read her composition of "What it Means to Me to be a Military Child".
We heard you ... May is a busy month!
If you answer YES to either of these questions, you qualify for our Special Offer!
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The Nominations and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) currently seeks individuals to chair the following standing committees:
Health & Safety
Committee Chairs are elected by the Board after Annual Conference. If you are interested in serving in any of the committee chair positions, please contact Scott Rhyne, NLDC Chair or submit a completed
2017-2019 Virginia PTA Board Nominees
The Virginia PTA Nominations and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the following list of nominees for the 2017-2019 term of the Virginia PTA Board of Managers.
Slated Officer Candidates:
President-elect: Debbie Kilpatrick
1st VP of Training: Vacant
2nd VP of Membership: Jill Burley
Secretary: Sharon Abernathy
Treasurer: Irene Smith
If you have any questions, please contact Scott Rhyne, NLDC Chair.
2017 Proposed Bylaws Amendments
The Virginia PTA Bylaws Committee presented proposed amendments for the Virginia PTA, District, Council and Local Unit bylaws to the Board of Managers for approval and to be presented to our voting body during the 2017 Annual Conference.
The Board of Managers approved a total of 44 proposed amendments. Due to the length of these proposed amendments and the amount of paper needed to send to our members, it was decided to go green and
the proposed amendments to our website.
The following are some of the proposed amendments to the bylaws:
Changing how membership lists are submitted to the Virginia PTA state office.
Providing Local PTA/PTSAs the option of participating in an audit exchange.
Adding a third vice president to the elected officers of the Virginia PTA Board of Managers.
Changing the makeup of the Virginia PTA Board of Managers, and requesting a name change from Board of Managers to Board of Directors.
Changing the way a vacancy will be filled.
Any questions or concerns should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your feedback and participation.
Prepare Now for Your Audit
Are you eagerly awaiting the end of your fiscal year and preparing your Treasurer Records for audit? Our Audit Form is designed for our Presidents and Treasurers to use together with their Audit Committee ... and it's a complete financial review with step-by-step instructions. It tells you how to organize your books, who can serve on your Audit Committee and explains the purpose of our audit process. It's simple to follow and will help your PTA be financially responsible. Check out the
Audit Report Instructions
Quorum ... How to Get it
You have PTA business to take care of and you need folks to come to your General Membership meeting to vote ... you need quorum. How do you accomplish that?
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