Council Leader Update

April 25, 2016

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Registration is open for 2016 Convention Leadership Training!

Check out our dedicated CLT website to read the descriptions for all 66 workshop classes and 3 featured Thursday panels, view the schedule for the entire event and get more information on hotels.

  • Complete registration package includes all meals and materials for the entire conference –$150.
  • NEW - One Day Only Registration available – pick Friday or Saturday – includes meals and materials $95.00

Must register by June 1 to get these prices. After June 1, attendees will have to register onsite for the price of $200.00.

COUNCIL and DISTRICT Leaders: Georgia PTA is offering a special registration offer just for you! Register 3 council/district officers at regular price and get the 4th registration for $99.00. You MUST mail in the Council Special Offer Registration Form to receive the special offer pricing.

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Council End of Year Report Due May 1, 2016

Each council is asked to submit the Council Annual Achievement Report (CAAR) by May 1. If sending electronically, please submit to and send a copy to your District Director. If mailing, please send to the Georgia PTA state office at 114 Baker Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30308-3366.

Need a copy of the CAAR? It can be found on page 44 of the Council Leadership Resource Guide. You can also download it from the FORMS section of the Councils Only section of the Georgia PTA website. If you have any questions regarding the report, please email Susan Hayes.

Submit Incoming Officers to Georgia PTA by May 1

Councils and local units are asked to submit their list of incoming officers online by May 1. Please share this link with your local units and encourage them to meet the May 1 deadline.

Online Training Available

Georgia PTA offers online training opportunities for all PTA leaders including a brand new training about Transitioning Your Teams. Share the training link with your local units so that new leaders can spend time familiarizing themselves with the training available and become comfortable in their new roles.

We are also proud to provide two training classes in Spanish.

President Training in Spanish

Treasurer Training in Spanish

Opportunity School District – Georgia PTA's Position


Georgia PTA kicks off a spring membership incentive. This new campaign awards each local unit PTA who submits 100 new members by April 30th, with a fun-filled 2016 Hummer ride around the City of Athens on Friday evening (June 24th) of CLT. We have other fun surprises in store as well. What a better way to celebrate membership and summer?!

President Lisa-Marie Haygood and Georgia PTA's Honorary Membership Chair, Dr. Norman Thomas will also recognize your school at the Saturday luncheon as a founding member of the Georgia PTA Spring Fling Membership Growth Club.

Create a creative "membership is growing" campaign, roll up your sleeves and:

  • Send membership forms and fliers home with report cards, newsletters and school reminders;
  • Invite newly transferred families to join your PTA with a personal invitation from your PTA and principal;
  • Set up your membership table at every upcoming spring PTA and school event;
  • Include articles about membership and its benefits at your table and in your newsletter;
  • Like Georgia PTA "Membership Moments" Facebook page for ideas;
  • Celebrate your accomplishments and "Just Ask"- Are you a member?
  • Remit the state and national portion of dues by April 30 to the state office.

So on your mark, get set, GO!! The finish line and your ticket for a Hummer tour of Athens are only 100 members away.

Margie Ringfield
Membership Chair

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URGENT: Information about New IRS 990-N Filing Procedures

Attention PTAs who submit the 990-N Form to the IRS, the submission website has changed.

Effective February 29, 2016 Form 990-N electronic submissions will be accepted through instead of Urban Institute's website.

Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or Form 990EZ, is used by small, tax-exempt organizations (whose gross income is less than $50,000) for annual reporting and can only be submitted electronically.

Georgia PTA Important Dates

Final Council Report due – May 1, 2016

Convention Leadership Training – June 23- 25, 2016 (Athens, GA)

Council and District Leadership Training (CDLT) – July 29-31, 2016 at Wahsega 4-H Center

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