May 11-21, 2020 WSPTA Convention Delegate Report

Prepared by Monique Linz, Stillwater Elementary President

Board Members that Attended:
Monique Linz
Lindsey Tolson
Chelsea Krause
Lori Rush
Kirsten Lewis
Shannon Bennett

Training courses attended by Board Members:
Kickoff to Virtual Convention
Effective Budgets & Financial Strategies
President’s Panel
Blast Off to Memberplanet
Pump Up Communications
Membership Panel
Building your Fall Membership
Engaged Lessons learned from the Pandemic
Managing your nonprofit PTA
Secretaries Panel
Volunteers, Find Them & Keep Them
The Effective VP
PTA & the Law 2020
General Sessions (1 of 3)
General Sessions (2 of 3)
General Sessions (3 of 3)

General Session keynote speakers:
Leslie Boggs, National PTA President
Amy Campbell, Washington State Teacher of the Year
Erin Jones, “In Search of a New Normal”
JMarie Johnson-Kola, “8 Essential Engagement Attitudes”

WSPTA Uniform Bylaw Amendments Adopted: No Local PTSA action needed for any of the amendments. All voting was conducted by “Election Buddy” ballot between May 6 and May 13, 2020:

WSPTA Resolutions Adopted:
1. Furniture Tip-Over Prevention
2.(2.23 ) Gun Violence Prevention and Safety – Student and School Staff
3.(11.1) Students with Diabetes
4.(11.26) Supporting the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Children and Youth
WSPTA Officers Elected to fill open positions to complete the term ending May 31, 2021:
Advocacy Director: Sherry Rudolph Area A Vice President: Carrie McKenzie
Programs Director: Candace Walters Area B Vice President: Jay Pulacode

Stillwater Elementary Awards:
We are so excited to announce that we walked away with 5 awards at Convention:
100% Teacher Membership
GOLD for Standards of Excellence
SILVER for Outstanding Communication
SILVER for Outstanding Newsletter
SILVER for Outstanding website

Important Dates:
2020 Legislative Assembly: October 24-25, 2020 Bellevue College
108th Annual Convention: May 21-23, 2021 Lynnwood Convention Center