Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Running Your PTA

2017-2019 Officers


Martha Deutsch 

First Vice President

Cindy Ellenberg 

Director of Leadership

Julie France 

Director of Membership

Jeff Price 

Director of Communications


Director of Education

Michael Morgan 

Director of Programs

Beth Meyerhoff 

Director of Community Concerns

Denise Jefferson-Roberts 

Director of Health

Sondi Kroeger-Foley 

Director of Support

Sandra Scott 

Recording Secretary

Susannah Baxendale 

Corresponding Secretary

Amethyst Jefferson-Roberts 


Nancy Shafer 

FInancial Secretary

Anita Avrick 


Elena Wraight 


Sharon Coudyser 


Kathie Haley 


Karen Buresh 

Budget and Finance

Jocelyn Sisneros 

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Thirty-Third District PTA Chairmen

The chairmen listed below are appointed by the president and ratified by the Executive Board. Some of the projects for which the chairmen are appointed are not done every year. As a result, not all chairmen listed need to be appointed every year. Additional chairmen can be added to the list by the president as the need arises.

Annual Meeting

This person acts as chairman of the Annual Meeting committee and will work with the program committee for the Annual Meeting to make arrangements for the meeting, the food and the program, including a speaker or speakers.

Child and Family Health

This chairman communicates information concerning all health and dental matters, promotes CPR and first aid classes, immunizations, blood donor programs and community health classes and fairs.

Citizenship and Inspiration

This chairman provides inspirational messages and leads the Pledge of Allegiance at all district meetings and events. Through timely citizenship articles in newsletters and flyers, this person will promote participation in civic and commemorative occasions.

Crescent Courier Editor/Publisher

The editor receives articles gathered by the director of communications and formats the district’s newsletter, the Crescent Courier.  

Diversity & Inclusion

The chairman works with units, councils and district in seeking ways to make PTA more inclusive. This person also acts as chairman of the Diversity & Inclusion Conference and works with the committee to make arrangements for the program.


This chairman encourages units and councils to contribute an exhibit to be shown at the Annual Meeting by providing guidelines and directions. The chairman arranges for participation and merit awards.

Fall Officers Training

This chairman and the committee procures a location, organizes the workshops and speakers, as well as any other activities appropriate for the event.

Founders Day

This person acts as chairman of the Founders Daycommittee.At the Mid-Winter Conference, a program honoring PTA founders is presented. The program also recognizes and honors district presidents, past and present.The chairman arranges for a Founders Day monetary collection.

Honorary Service Award

This person acts as chairman of the Honorary Service Award committee which arranges all the amenities and presentations of Honorary Service Awards.                                  

Leadership Outreach Committee

This committee is chaired by the leadership services director. It is the responsibility of the director and committee to make themselves available to the councils for all types of leadership workshops and training.All requests for training must go through the director of leadership services.

Legislation Conference

This chairman and committee plan and coordinate the Annual Legislation Conference, which takes place every fall to acquaint unit and council legislation chairmen and other interested members with the procedures of the Thirty-Third District PTA and state legislation processes, as well as provide information on subject matter advocacy.

Legislation Network

The chairman sets up and maintains a member-to-member network to keep membership aware of any legislative alerts and the action necessary.

Mid-Winter Conference

This person acts as chairman of the Mid-Winter Conference committee and works with the program committee for the Mid-Winter Conference to make arrangements for the meeting, the food and the program.

Office Committee

The chairman of theoffice committee must be a member of the Board of Directors and oversees issues related to the Thirty-Third District office.


The photographer takes photographs at district events for inclusion in both the Historians Book and president’s Memory Video.

Presidents and Administrators Conference

The chairman and committee make arrangements for the conference, the food and the program, including a speaker or speakers, appropriate for the audience of unit and council presidents, principals and superintendents.

Program Directory

The chairman promotes the publication of unit and council program directory booklets, establishing guidelines, forms and calendar due dates. A recognition program is developed by this chairman, with awards presented at the Annual Meeting.

Publications Review

This committee is charged with reviewing all district publications before they are printed for distribution.

Red Ribbon Program

The chairman gathers and dispenses informative and timely materials to membership in all areas of substance abuse and coordinates local, state and national projects.

Reflections Program

The chairman works closely with the councils in providing information on the many areas of the National PTA-sponsored Reflections Program.


This person is the chairman of the resolutions committee. The chairman initiates and develops any district-inspired resolutions and works with units or councils on proposed resolutions for the California State PTA Convention.

Sacramento Safari

The chairman coordinates and oversees all arrangements for the annual Sacramento Safari trip.

Safety Chairman

The safety chairman works closely with Thirty-Third District PTA on all safety concerns and directs the district’s Safety Awards Contest.

Special Education

The special education chairman communicates information concerning all aspects of special education issues.

Spring Officers Training

This chairman and the committee procures a location, organizes the workshops and speakers, as well as any other activities appropriate for the event.

“Teen Scene” Middle and High School Conference

The chairman and committee plan the Teen Scene conference, which is for middle and high school students (6-12 grades), parents and educators. The subject matter of the conference may include school climate, counseling, career paths, alternative programs, alternative schools and planning for higher education.

Student Involvement

This chairmanship may be appointed by the president, may be chaired by a student and provides input on student concerns, activities and how to increase student involvement.

Support Services

There may be several chairmen involved in arranging for refreshments, decorations and general hospitality for all district meetings, including Executive Board meetings, workshops and conferences.

Website Design, Maintenance & Content

The Website Design & Maintenance chairman shall be the webmaster. He or she will oversee the design and technical maintenance of the website. The president shall appoint committee members who are experts in graphics and technical design.

Youth Camps/Facilities

The chairman of this committee will work closely with the youth camp/facility administrative staff to assist with setting up and assisting their PTA units. The chairman and/or members of the committee will support the youth facilities/camps by attending their PTA meetings and may serve as a member of the school site council and regularly reports back to the executive board on student activities and provides information about any needs that the district may be able to fulfill through gift donations and/or monetary support.

Thirty-Third District PTA, 5629 Pearce Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712
Mailing Address: Thirty-Third District PTA, PO Box 1235, Lakewood, CA 90714
Phone: 562-804-4519