Units that complete a monthly challenge will receive a certificate for the individual challenge and one entry into a drawing for one of six Grand Prizes. Units are encouraged to complete as many challenges as possible to increase the chances of winning. The prize drawings will be held the first week in June 2019.
August/September: Returning Members COMPLETED
Units that recruit at least 75% of the membership the unit achieved in 2017-18 by September 28th. For Units that are new in 2018-19: Recruit 100 members by September 28th.
October: The T in PTA COMPLETED Units that achieve 100% of their staff and teachers as members and recognize those staff and teacher members in a unique way. (Only full-time instructional staff whose home base is your building)
November: "It's Great DoingBusiness with You!" IN PROGRESS Units that recruit at least 10 more business memberships, public official memberships, or outside/community members “Public at large”.
November Bonus: Fifty more! Units that have recruited 150 or more members by November 28th.
December: The Gift of Dads Units that recruit at least 15 dads/male members and host a men-oriented welcome event.
January: Fit Unit Frenzy Units that have increased membership over 2017-18 numbers by at least 19 members by January 28th. New Units for 2018-19: Have recruited 200 members by January 28th.
December/January (Bonus): Recommitment Units that host a membership drive event between December 1, 2018 and January 28, 2019 that brings in at least 19 additional members.
February: Family Engagement Units that have increased membership by 19 or more families using the Family Membership option in MemberHub.
January-February (Bonus): Student Stampede Units that recruit at least 19 more student members than 2017-18. New units for 2018-19: Units that have recruited 19 or more student members by February 28th.
March: Finishing Strong Units that surpass 2017-18 numbers by more than 19 members. New Units for 2018-19: Recruit 19 more members than the Unit’s January 2019 count.
April: Final Push Units that increase membership enough to gain an additional delegate at Convention. (Units gain additional delegates for every 50 members.)
Tips for completing challenges
Review all the challenges first and develop a strategy with your membership committee, school leaders and parents.
All challenges have a deadline date, but that doesn’t mean everything for that challenge has to be held in the same month. For example, you can sign up Men in August, September, and October and hold the men- oriented welcome activity in November and still qualify for the December challenge…the membership chair just has to report it in December!
Units that complete a monthly challenge must 1) use MemberHub to submit membership, 2) report the achievement to email@example.com by the 28th of that month to be eligible for the drawing. New Units for 2018-19 must coordinate with firstname.lastname@example.org and be active in MemberHub before the final challenge. If there is no record of a challenge being completed successfully, credit will not be given to the unit. Payment for the month's membership MUST be received by the cutoff to maintain eligibility.
The drawing will be held during the first week in June and the winning units will be notified immediately.
Inform your community. Everyone wants to be on the winning team!