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May 4, 2022

May 2022 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, As a Washington State PTA member, you can take advantage of various discounts for goods and services. Our Member Discounts webpage lists the opportunities available to you. The options include vacation activities, supplies and shipping, and a few personal products. If you want to save some money for your next family vacation or…
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Category: Leadership , Uncategorized

April 13, 2022

April 2022 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, Our job at Washington State PTA is two-fold. We advocate at the state level on behalf of our members as directed in the principles, issues, and resolutions that are approved by the membership. We also support, train, and empower the members and volunteer leaders of local and council PTAs to fulfill their mission…
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Category: Leadership

February 25, 2022

March 2022 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, In January, I wrote about a few of Washington State PTA’s nonprofit partners, those organizations that we rely upon for the support and services they provide. This month I will share with you a bit about our vendor partners. Our reliance on our vendor partners is different but no less critical. Our vendor…
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Category: Leadership

January 12, 2022

January 2022 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, Anyone reading this knows that one of our primary jobs at the Washington State PTA is to support the volunteer leaders of local and council PTAs across the state. We are here to provide training, resources, and direct support to make your job as a PTA leader easier. However, our work is very…
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Category: Leadership

December 1, 2021

December 2021 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, Members and leaders of PTA amaze me regularly. You are incredibly dedicated, resourceful, and caring. This has been especially true through the pandemic. Local and council PTAs across the state have stepped up to support their students, families, and communities. You filled the many gaps that opened up when COVID-19 disrupted our lives…
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Category: Leadership

October 12, 2021

October 2021 – Executive Director Message

Dear members, The desire to find balance in our lives has been on my mind quite a bit lately. The hope is that we can find some equilibrium between our families, work, and volunteering. The ideal has been that home and family come first, followed by work and school, and volunteering is third. It comes…
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Category: Leadership

September 20, 2021

September 2021 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, One of the principles underlying parliamentary procedure in a meeting is that every member present should have an equal voice and vote. This is one of the reasons why I love parliamentary procedure. At its core, it is profoundly democratic. However, there are a few barriers that come with this. Members have to…
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Category: Leadership

August 16, 2021

August 2021 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, Our Local PTA Specialist, Tatia Vasbinder, assisted with this month’s article. Last month I wrote about purpose, both the purpose of Washington State PTA and my personal purpose. What I missed was the purpose for your local or council PTA. Do you know what that is? The stated purpose of any nonprofit organization…
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Category: Leadership

July 2, 2021

July 2021 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, I have been thinking about “purpose” quite a bit lately. We are slowly, tentatively releasing the constraints that have held us back in the last year and a half. Much like the new year, it is a time for celebration and reflection. I am grateful for all of the fantastic work we have…
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Category: Leadership

May 5, 2021

May 2021 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, What a year it has been! This month, members of our board of directors end their terms. This incredible group of dedicated volunteers has led us through some of the most challenging years that Washington State PTA has experienced. I know that many of them look forward to well-earned vacations and the chance…
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Category: Leadership