CALL TO CONFERENCE

Greetings, PTA Leaders & Members,

Can you believe that it's already April? I'm happy that warm weather has finally arrived and everything is starting to green up and bloom. Many of you have already held your elections for next year's officers and are starting to wrap up this year. While we hope you work for a successful transition, there is still work to be done this year.

Mark your calendars, Georgia PTA CLT (convention and leadership training) this year June 8-10, will be in person, and we can't wait to see you! The convention will be held in the city of Duluth at the Gas South Convention Center with Pre-Convention activities on the 8th, and General sessions, elections and training conducted on Friday and Saturday, June 9th & 10th. Watch for more information and registration links coming very soon!

This is an election year. Just like you, we have a nominating committee for state officers. Here is the 2023-2025 slate presented by our nominating committee:

President-Elect: Anita Hagins Jones (District 9)
1st Assistant VP: Tanya Smith (District 11)
2nd Assistant VP:  Tara Surratt (District 10)
Secretary: John Martin (District 10)
Treasurer: Tynettia Elrod (District 9)
Candidates who wish to be nominated from the floor must meet the qualifications for the position(s) and follow the procedures to qualify. Find more information below.
Thank you for all you've done and continue to do to make this year a success!
Regards,
Dawn Stastny
President, Georgia PTA
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Information on Running from the Floor for GAPTA State Executive Office

For anyone interested in running for a state officer position from the floor at Convention and Leadership Training (June 9-10, 2023), your application and letter of intent must be received no later than April 25, 2023 at the state office:
ATTENTION: Nominating Chair, Tara Surratt
114 Baker Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Complete information on the duties of officers and their elections can be found in the Georgia PTA Bylaws. In addition to the qualifications listed in the bylaws (below), candidates will have to adhere to the requirements outlined in Appendix D: Policy on Elections here,(https://bit.ly/3Nb1IO7)
From the Georgia PTA Bylaws, Article VIII: Officers and Their Election:
Section 4. The following provisions shall govern the qualifications and eligibility of individuals to be officers of the Georgia PTA:

Each officer shall be a member of a local PTA/PTSA chartered by the Georgia PTA.

  1. No person is eligible for office who at the time of election, has not served, within the previous five (5) years, at least one full term, as a member of the Georgia PTA Board of Directors; a member of a Georgia PTA Standing Committee; or a member of the National PTA Board of Directors; or a member of a National PTA committee elected or otherwise;
  2. Candidates for the office of treasurer must have evidenced experience in financial matters, preferably with volunteer service not limited to the council, district, state, or national level.
  3. Candidates for the office of treasurer, with professional accounting experience would be exempt of eligibility requirements in Article VIII, Sect. 4, para. b. of these bylaws.
  4. No officer may be eligible to serve more than one (1) full term in the same office.
  5. A person who has served in an office for more than one-half (1/2) of a term shall be deemed to have served a full term in such office.
  6. No person shall hold more than one (1) state PTA position simultaneously; and
  7. Be a natural person who is 18 years of age or older. Georgia Code for Non-Profits § 14-3-802