Part of the success of a PTA is making sure that your unit is properly following the procedures and rules that allow it to function as a NYS Registered not-for-profit group under the NYS PTA Umbrella. To accomplish this goal, each PTA Unit is responsible for certain documents, registrations, and filings in order to be in good standing:
To remain in good standing, your PTA must:
Below is a link to our New Unit President’s Check List. It lays out the tasks for the whole year in a month by month format.
I need help! What do I do?
Every once in awhile, we all need a little help. Our Region Board’s goal is to help PTAs grow, be active and cultivate future leaders in their communities. If there is a problem, we want to get it resolved quickly and completely. There are also times when the transition process has not gone smoothly and the new PTA board need some guidance or additional training.
If your school district has a PTA Council, start with your Council President. Our 13 Council Presidents are Region board members and should be able to assist you or find out the answer from a fellow board member.
Councils are Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Mamaroneck-Larchmont, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, Pelham, Scarsdale, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers and Yorktown.
If your school does not have a Council, reach out to your Associate Director. (We call them ADs for short.) They are listed below. If you click on the WEPR Units line in blue, it will give you a list that you can look up the units in each region.
In the North, the AD is Beth Sniffen – firstname.lastname@example.org
In the South, the AD is Murielle St. Armand – email@example.com
In the East, the AD is Michael Villafane – firstname.lastname@example.org
For bylaws issues, Margit Spector is the Region Bylaws Chair – email@example.com
For membership issues, Melissa Cancro and Karen Collura are the Region Membership Committee – firstname.lastname@example.org.
For treasurer issues, Mary McNamara is the Region Treasurer – email@example.com
Our Region Director (RD) Kathleen Martinez-Holmes is also a great resource for help – firstname.lastname@example.org.