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Maryland PTA
Membership Awards

Maryland PTA provides the opportunity for all local units to receive membership awards. In order to be eligible to receive one of these awards, your unit must meet the Standards of Affiliation, by March 31, 2015. A unit is considered to have met the Standards of Affiliation in accordance with local unit bylaws, #Article IV, Section 1.

 

  1. Adheres to the purpose and basic policies of the PTA;
  2. Remits the National and State dues to the Maryland PTA office by the dates designated;
  3. Has bylaws approved every three ( 3 ) years according to the procedures of  Maryland PTA;
  4. Has a minimum of twenty-five (25) members;
  5. Shall submit the names and contact information including phone number, address and email address of all elected officers to the Maryland PTA office within two (2) weeks of election;
  6. Remits liability, bonding and directors and officers  insurance premiums by the date designated;
  7. Have an EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on file with Maryland PTA;
  8. Maintains its status as a corporation, have as required by Maryland Non Profit law, at a minimum, a president, secretary and treasurer;
  9. Files the appropriate tax forms, by the required date, with the IRS and submits a copy to Maryland PTA office within thirty (30) days of filing.
  10. Each local PTA shall submit a copy of its annual financial review to Maryland PTA within one hundred twenty (120) days following the end of the locals fiscal year.
  11. Files all appropriate state forms with the appropriate state authorities by the required date and submit a copy to the Maryland PTA office within 30 days of filing.

 

All membership awards will be calculated from July 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Growth will be determined based on membership reported by March 31, 2015 as computed by Maryland PTA. Membership Awards will be given out during the Annual Convention in July 2015 to PTA's who have met the Standards of Affiliation and have:

 

  •  the largest percentage membership increase over the previous year, in the county/city.
  •  the largest total membership increase over the previous year in the state.
  • the largest percentage membership increase over the previous year in the state.

 

A membership award will be given to the council PTA, who has met the Standards of Affiliation and has:

  • the largest percentage membership increase over the previous year in the state.

Recognition on the Maryland PTA website and in the 2015 Convention Program will be given to the PTAs that have met the Standards of Affiliation and have increased their membership by 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% and by 100 members or more. Special recognition will be given to delgates attending the 2015 convention from PTAs that have increased by 100 or more members in the 100th year of Maryland PTA.

Remember, people like to join organization that make a difference in the live of others, are educational and beneficial to the community, allow them to network with successful people, and provide opportunities to have fun. When promoting PTA, highlight that members will be able to mix with diverse individuals through local PTA activities. Emphasize once again that the number-one benefit of PTA membership is the ability to help children, which should be reason enough to join.

 

Have fun!!!