Wow – what a month! The 2019-2020 Strategic Plan Listening Tour got off to a great start in September. I was absolutely delighted to participate in four region conference and hold Listening Tour sessions. So far I have met so many members and heard so many stories. Some stories were heartbreaking and others heartwarming. The work you do as PTA members and leaders is astounding. I have nine more regions to visit. I am looking forward to each one.
Meanwhile, planning for the 2019 Legislative Assembly proceeds apace. The amount of planning, organization, and volunteer hours that is going into this event is mind-boggling. This will be my first Legislative Assembly. We have such an incredibly sound and thorough deliberative process in place for considering our legislative principles, issues, and resolutions. I am really looking forward to seeing grassroots democracy in action.
I am glad to report that we are well past halfway in implementing memberplanet at local and council PTAs. Occasionally, I have been the first to pick up the phone and have talked to members who have called our office with questions. Their cheerful, can-do approach to this big change has been greatly appreciated. We are still working hard with memberplanet to customize the database to best suit you and your needs. Contact us anytime for help with the database or anything else at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-214-7410.
See you at the 41st Annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly!
Andrew L. Estep
WSPTA Executive Director