Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA

Below are the Blackwell PTSA Board Job Descriptions.   Any elected position may be held by two (2) people. Each co-position holder shall be entitled to voice and vote at a board of director’s meeting.

Board President

The President promotes and encourages a positive image of PTSA within the community and liaises with state and national PTSA councils. The President manages and supports other board and committee members, plans the agendas for the monthly board meetings and general membership meetings, and attends the monthly Lake Washington PTSA Council meetings. The President delegates the day-to-day managing of Blackwell PTSA event/committees, and supports the chairs and their respective events. Any nomination of the President needs one (1) year prior experience on the Blackwell PTSA board.

Board Executive Vice President

The EVP coordinates the committee activities, including establishing volunteers for committee chairpersons, organizing committee notebooks, coordinating awards for volunteers and overseeing the annual new chair orientation meeting. The EVP assists the President in his/her duties.

Board Vice President Curriculum

The VP of Curriculum helps determine the additional activities that help support and enrich Blackwell’s curriculum, including before and after school programs, assemblies and communication with parents and vendors.

Board Vice President of Ways and Means

The VP of Ways and Means recommends what fundraisers will be required to satisfy the year’s budget. The VP coordinates and supports any necessary committees for the fundraisers, meets with the Treasurer and monitors various fundraising efforts throughout the school year. The VP duties also include attending and actively participating in board meetings and general membership meetings, coordinating fundraising efforts such as Fun Run with outside vendors or other fundraisers like auctions, book fairs, bingo night, Halloween carnival, etc. This person needs to make sure the PTSA has a current license for bingo/raffle activities.

Board Secretary

The Board Secretary takes minutes and records business at each board and general meeting. The Secretary also oversees PTSA paper and office supply needs, maintains the PTSA calendar, monitors the PTSA mailbox and oversees the welcome coffee in the fall.

Board Treasurer

*It is required that Treasurer nominees have an accounting background

The Treasurer is responsible for the day-to-day financial business of the PTSA, including writing checks, making bank deposits, and filing documents. The Treasurer also chairs the budget committee and presents the budget to the PTSA membership. Additionally, the Treasurer files the annual tax return and charitable solicitations registrations.

VP Communications

The VP of Communications works with the principal and office staff to facilitate communications between home and school by providing evaluation and support for the weekly Constant Contact (Bobcat Bulletin), the student directory, the yearbook, the reader board, the PTSA website and committees.

Board Community Liaison

The Community Liaison communicates with other PT(S)A organizations to share info, activities and events as well as reports back to the Blackwell PTSA and community. The Community Liaison attends a Tri-Awareness meeting each month and sets goals with business and city representatives.  In addition, this person works with the VP Curriculum to provide parent education.

Legislative Representative

The Legislative Representative gathers and communicates issues requiring state or local legislative resolution. The Legislative Representative attends the State PTSA Annual Legislative Assembly, stays abreast of current legislative activities and alerts the membership to issues that impact school age children and the need for parental action.

Membership Chair

The Membership Chair handles the PTSA membership drive campaign and is responsible for the input of other member data and the payment of dues to the Council and State. The bulk of the work takes place in the fall, entering data into a home computer.