Meeting Minutes - July 2017
Heritage High School PTSA Meeting
July 11, 2017; Village Deli, Wake Forest, NC
Call to Order: 6:40 pm
Attendees: Monica Massey, Tricia Ellen, Kendall Harris, Cathy Kopec, Kristin Harper, Lynda Hull, Emily DeLucia, Heidi Wilcox, Angie Hand, Renee Jolly, Jina Yatsko, Rita Gomillion
President’s Report: Monica welcomed everyone to PTSA Board and requested that everyone introduce themselves. Board members were asked to sign the Code of Ethics and the Board Member information sheet and return those to Tricia Ellen. Monica explained breakdown of the board; who reports to who and while doing so let everyone know that there are three open positions (Resource Development, Reflections and Special Education). Please recruit people who would be interested. Also, Monica noted that Lorise Rodriguez mentioned possibly handling Resource Development, so Monica will check with her to confirm her interest.
*Reminder: everyone be sure to join the PTSA, you cannot serve on the board unless you are a member*
Monica reviewed the 2016/17 PTSA goals and asked that Board members consider ideas on updating the goals for 2017/2018 school year. The following items were noted and will need further discussion before goals are finalized:
- Mr. Lyons has requested that the PTSA fund the purchase of the summer reading book – Freakonomics, to provide
a copy for each teacher on staff (approx.. 160 books). There was a brief discussion on cost, when the books are
needed and would some teachers already have purchased their own copy over the summer, as well as the need to
fund books for students who are not able to purchase on their own. Monica will take the questions back to Mr.
Lyons to gather further information and the discussion will be tabled until the August meeting once the budget is
finalized and approved.
- Teacher Mini Grants/Voices Together Initiative
- Change scholarships (increase number given; reduce amount of each; or add additional scholarship at same
amount; review point system for PTSA members and deadline to join to be eligible for the scholarship). Tricia will
provide last year’s scholarship application to Kendall Harris and Emily DeLucia via email.
- Increase teacher membership – our goal is huge – 100%! Hope is to get Mr. Lyons involved in a push for teachers
to join as soon as school starts.
Ways & Means – Kendall Harris is hoping to create a tagline to help us “sell” PTSA memberships and show the benefits of
membership to students, parents and teachers. Communication will be the key to our success and we will continue to use social
media and the website to keep members informed.
Membership – Gina Samia was not present and will not be able to attend our August 8 meeting. We will need all hands on deck to help at Freshman Info Night, and Senior Night events to recruit members. More info on dates/times and needs to follow.
Hospitality – Jina Yatsko is working with the team of committees under her leadership to set up a meeting with Joanie Arteta to review roles and responsibilities for each position so that all chairs are aware of their duties and expectations are clear.
Treasurer – Cathy is working on the budget and we will review the proposed budget at the August meeting. There are start-up funds to begin the new school year. There is a need for an audit committee to review the books on a quarterly basis. Jina Yatsko, Kristin Harper, Heidi Wilcox, Renee Jolly and Lynda Hull volunteered to serve on the Audit Committee. Executive Committee members (President, VP1, VP2, Secretary and Treasurer will need to stop by North State Bank to sign signature cards).
Old Business - None
Important dates – HHS PTSA meetings 2 nd Tuesday of the month - Aug 8 th next meeting
Senior Parade/Breakfast – August 28 th
Additional dates will be provided via email and at the August meeting.
Meeting adjourned – 7:35 pm