Director of Membership

Membership in a local unit of Utah PTA is available to any person who is passionate about making a difference for children. The Membership page is designed to help you find information and resources to help people understand the benefits of joining the PTA.

Membership Remittance Forms

Click on the links below to print membership remittance forms.

 

Membership Card Template

Use the attached pdf template to print your membership cards.  The template is just a white sheet with gray spaces on it. You will need to use the membership card itself as a guide to know what information goes in which space.

To begin filling in the template, click the top left Member Name line. 'Tab' will take you to the next line for the Unit ID number and 'Tab' again will take you to the Local PTA Name line. The Unit ID and Local PTA Name only needs to be typed in once as the rest of these spaces on the page will auto-fill. 'Tab' will take you to the next Member Name line and on through the page. 

You do not need to save the page to print. Once it is filled in you can print the page. Make sure your Print Menu has the ACTUAL SIZE button selected.  Once you've printed a page of cards, you can click and drag to highlight the (top left) Member Name lines again and type in new names over the previous ones. As before, the Tab button will take you to the next name space. Click/drag to highlight and type in a new name.

WHEN PRINTING: If you are having trouble getting the printed information (in the gray areas) inside the spaces on the cards, check your Print Menu - Look specifically at the 'Fit to Page' and 'Actual Size' buttons. One of these will be selected automatically. Click on the one that is NOT selected and select it and try printing again - it may just be that your printer needs that different selelction.

Attached Documents: 

Digital Membership Card Instructions

** Digital cards are only available through Region Directors/Council Presidents**

1.  Open the attachment from the Region Director or Council President's email.
2.  Click on the School Year line and enter the year (ie: 2017-2018)
3.  Click on the Unit ID line and enter your school's unit number.
4.  Click on the Local School Name and type in your school's name.
5.  Save this to your desktop or PTA file, somewhere that is easy for you to find.
6.  When you are ready to send it to a member, add the Membership Card you saved as an attachment to the email. Instruct the member to print or write their name on the card.

If you have any other questions or would like a copy of the digital membership card, please call your Region Director.

Apply Now For Membership Awards

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS AT-A-GLANCE

The purpose of Utah PTA Membership Awards is to help increase membership by serving as a motivational incentive and to provide a meaningful reward to those schools who have promoted membership throughout the year. PTAs may apply for as many awards as they would like. Many awards have similar criteria. Award applications can be found on the Utah PTA website www.utahpta.org. Keep a copy of your application and supplemental materials. Applications and materials will not be returned to you.

1. Back-to-School Award: (No application necessary)

PURPOSE: To encourage PTAs to send in membership dues.
CRITERIA: Any PTA submitting 25% of the previous year’s m
embership postmarked by September 25th will be eligible to win!
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

2. Membership Magic Award: (No application necessary)

PURPOSE: To encourage PTAs to send in membership dues.
CRITERIA: Any PTA submitting 50% of the previous year’s membership postmarked by October 25th will be eligible to win!
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

3. Grateful for Membership Award: (No application necessary)

PURPOSE: To encourage PTAs to send in membership dues.
CRITERIA: Any PTA submitting 75% of the previous year’s membership postmarked by November 25th will be eligible to win!
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

4. Spirit Award: (No application necessary)

PURPOSE: To encourage PTAs to send in membership dues.
CRITERIA: Any PTA submitting 100% of the previous year’s membership postmarked by December 25th will be eligible to win!
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing. 

5. What is Your PTA Story?  

PURPOSE: To promote PTA.
CRITERIA: Open to all PTA members. Submit your own personal story about how you became involved in PTA and why you think it is important for all parents! Stories will be featured on Utah PTA Social Media. Deadline January 25th.
INCENTIVE: Stories will be featured on Utah PTA Social Media. One winner will be chosen to receive a PTA Tote Bag.

6. XOXO Award: (No application necessary)

PURPOSE: To promote the love of PTA.
CRITERIA: Given to PTAs that share the love of PTA with 14 new members! February is a great time to launch a “We {heart} PTA” or a “Be a Sweetheart and Buy a PTA Membership” Campaign.  Any PTA submitting 14 or more new memberships postmarked by February 25th will be eligible to win!
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

7. STARS (Staff and Teachers Are Really Super) AWARD:

PURPOSE: To increase teacher and staff PTA membership.
CRITERIA: An application must be submitted to Utah PTA postmarked by March 1st. Awarded to any local PTA that has 100% membership of their full-time faculty, administration, and staff.
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

8. MARS (Men Are Really Super) AWARD:

PURPOSE: To encourage male PTA membership (including fathers, grandfathers, and male community members).
CRITERIA: An application must be submitted to Utah PTA postmarked by March 1st. Awarded to any local PTA whose PTA membership has at least 50 male members including fathers, grandfathers, and male community members.
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

9. Super PTSA Award:

PURPOSE: PTSA membership reflects student population.
CRITERIA: An application must be submitted to Utah PTA postmarked by March 1st.  Awarded to any local PTSA with 40% or more student membership.
INCENTIVE: PTSAs who have met the criteria will be awarded a plaque. The PTSA with the highest percentage of student members will receive a travelling trophy to display at their school for the following school year.

10. Award of Excellence In Membership Promotion:

PURPOSE:  To recognize one local PTA that exhibits excellence in promoting PTA membership through an innovative, comprehensive, and successful membership recruitment campaign.
CRITERIA:  An application must be submitted to Utah PTA postmarked by March 1st.  Awarded to one local PTA that exhibits excellence in promoting PTA membership through an innovative, comprehensive, and successful membership recruitment campaign.
INCENTIVE: PTAs who have met the criteria will be awarded a plaque. One overall winner will also be chosen.

11. Double Your Membership Award:  

PURPOSE:  To increase PTA membership through retaining and recruiting new members.
CRITERIA:  An application must be submitted to Utah PTA postmarked by March 1st. Awarded to any local PTA whose PTA membership is at least 100% over last year’s total membership. PTA must have been organized for a minimum of two years before application date to be considered for the award.
INCENTIVE:
PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

12. One Voice For Every Child Award:

PURPOSE:  To increase PTA membership and have every student represented.
CRITERIA:  An application must be submitted to Utah PTA postmarked by March 1st. To meet the criteria, PTA membership must be equal to or greater than the number of students enrolled in the school. PTA members may include community members, teachers, staff, etc., doesn’t have to be only parents).
INCENTIVE:  PTAs who have met the criteria will be awarded a plaque.

CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER: “Back to School Award” (No Application necessary)
Any PTA submitting 25% of the previous year’s membership postmarked by September 25th will be eligible to win! PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

OCTOBER: “Membership Magic Award” (No Application necessary)
Any PTA submitting 50% of the previous year’s membership postmarked by October 25th will be eligible to win! PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

NOVEMBER: “Grateful for Membership Award” (No application necessary)
Any PTA submitting 75% of the previous year’s membership postmarked by November 25th will be eligible to win! PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

DECEMBER: “Spirit Award” (No application necessary)
Any PTA submitting 100% of the previous year’s membership postmarked by December 25th will be eligible to win! PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

JANUARY: “What is Your PTA Story?”  
Open to all PTA members. Submit your own personal story about how you became involved in PTA and why you think it is important for all parents!  Deadline January 25th. Stories will be featured on Utah PTA Social Media. One winner will be chosen to receive a PTA Tote Bag.

FEBRUARY: “XOXO Award” (No application necessary)
Given to PTAs that share the love of PTA with 14 new members! February is a great time to launch a “We {heart} PTA” or a “Be a Sweetheart and Buy a PTA Membership” Campaign. Any PTA submitting 14 or more new memberships postmarked by February 25th will be eligible to win! PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

MARCH: “STARS (Staff and Teachers are Really Super) Award” 
Awarded to any local PTA that has 100% membership of their full-time faculty, administration, and staff. PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

APRIL: “MARS (Men are Really Super) Award”
Awarded to local PTAs whose PTA membership has at least 50 male members including fathers, grandfathers, and male community members. PTAs who have met the criteria will be entered into a drawing.

MAY: End of year awards:
Award of Excellence Membership Promotion
Double Your MembershipOne Voice for Every Child
Super PTSA


I look forward to seeing a lot of applications. Don’t let this opportunity slip by!
If you have any questions please contact the Utah PTA Office:  801-261-3100.

Print information regarding awards attached below and share with your school patrons.

Becoming a Member of PTA

Membership in a local unit (school) of Utah PTA is available to any person who is passionate about making a difference for children. Membership dues are set by each local unit and include membership in council, state, and national affiliates. Membership dues are used to further the programs and activities of PTA units. While not all members are available to volunteer their time at a local school, Utah PTA believes that each member can be an example and make a difference in the life of a child.

Membership in the state and national PTAs are included with your local PTA membership. State ($1.75) and National ($2.25) dues are used by the Board of Directors of Utah and National PTA to serve and provide valuable training and resources to the local PTA units across the state and nation. These Boards are comprised entirely of volunteers who want to be a resource to all local PTA units regarding all children's issues.

Joining PTA allows you to make a difference in your child's life, no matter where you join. You can:

  • Join the PTA nearest you. To find your local PTA, use National PTA's look-up feature (link is external). Contact the school or president, and join! You can also join the Beehive Unit of Utah PTA online! Go to the Utah PTA Store on this website! Each member allows PTA to have a greater voice in advocating for our children!
     
  • Start a new PTA Unit. If you are a parent, school employee, or concerned citizen in a school without a PTA, starting a new unit is easy to do. Whether there is no parent group activity at your school now, or your existing parent group wants to realize all the benefits of PTA membership, please contact Utah PTA at 1-801-261-3100.

10 Tips For A Successful Membership Campaign

1. Form a Membership Committee

  • Yes! It’s a real thing!
  • You can’t do it alone!
  • You shouldn’t try!
  • I’m serious!

2.  Choose a Campaign Theme

  • Having a theme generates interest and enthusiasm.
  • Display your theme in a high-traffic area of the school.
  • Show the results of your campaign.

3.  Set Goals

  • Together the membership committee sets goals.
  • Make sure the goals are reasonable and attainable, though challenging.
  • Remember to choose goals that will fit your individual strengths, comfort level budget, time, and expertise.

       Examples:
          “We will increase our membership by 10% over last year.”
          “We will get 100% of teachers to join PTA.”
          “We will increase our male membership by 10% over last year.”

4.  Target Potential Members

     Assign committee members specific responsibilities:

  • Retaining members
  • Recruiting new members
  • Increasing male involvement
  • Asking teachers and staff to join

5.  Have a Plan

     Examples:
          “We will set up a membership table at Back-to-School Night.”
          “We will have an incentive for the class with the highest percentage of members.”
          “We will post on our social media sites.”

6.  Sell the Value of PTA Membership

  • Recruiting new members goes hand-in-hand with making sure they find value in PTA and renew their membership.
  • Emphasize to new members what they get for their membership dues.
  • Keep members motivated through on-going communication, opportunities to volunteer, and recognition.
  • However, the number one benefit that PTA members receive from PTA membership is the ability to help their own or other children.

7.  Incentivize

  • Awards/Prizes:
    “The Class with the highest percentage of memberships get…”
    “The class with 100% envelopes returned gets…” (empty envelopes are okay!)
  • Ask the Principal to do something wacky if you reach a certain goal.
  • Offer “punch cards” to members for joining.
  • Offer discounts on school t-shirts.
  • $6 PTA membership dues receives $6 credit at the book fair or carnival.
  • Free entrance into the school dance for joining PTSA.

8.  Campaign All Year Long

  • Every event your PTA holds is a chance to have more people join, so always have your sign-up sheets and information ready!
  • Continue to ask parents to join.
  • Continue to promote your PTA.
  • Every time you have a PTA event, have membership envelopes on hand to hand out to people who are not yet members.
  • Ask for a PTA table at major school events.
  • Include PTA membership materials in new student packets in the school office.

9.  Don’t Forget:

  • Plans are worthless unless they are put into practice.
  • Be sure to schedule your recruitment and retention activities throughout the year, particularly at Back-to-School Night in the fall and at the start of the new year in January.
  • Assign a specific person to be in charge of coordinating the different events, but involve all of your members.

10.  Evaluate and Adjust Accordingly

  • Continuously seek feedback from committee members on issues such as:
    - How many new members they are recruiting.
    - How they are helping these new members acclimate to PTA and get involved.
    - How many members are staying active.
  • Regardless of whether the evaluation is done through a formal survey or informal communication, it should be systematic, recorded, and used to adjust and improve the goals of the Membership Committee.

 

 

PTA Membership Benefits

 

Did you know that 70% of Utah schools have a PTA? This is the highest percentage in the nation (only 20%-30% of schools nationwide have PTAs). Utah PTA's total state membership is approximately 90,000. Last year Utah PTA members contributed a total of $17,237,060 of in-kind service and volunteer work to Utah's public school children. Become a member of PTA today.

 

NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

National PTA offers member benefits.  Join Utah PTA, an affiliate of National PTA and enjoy the member benefits offered with those businesses who have partnered with National PTA. Click here for information on National PTA Benefits.

 

UTAH MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Benefits are also available in Utah if you are a member of Utah PTA, benefits include:

FOR INFORMATION CLICK HERE! Come Play With PTA 

 

Why Join PTA?

 

Attached Documents: 

Membership Powerpoint

The attached PowerPoint will assist in helping schools know "The Great Value Of PTA".