The war on terrorism has touched the Richmond-Columbia County Council of PTA, leaving the executive committee with four vacancies because of military deployments.
The council is the sponsoring organization for 52 Parent-Teacher Associations in the two counties, said Executive Director Eileen Faucette. Made up of one representative from each local association and the executive committee, the council meets every other month to combine resources for community projects.
Council members are usually experienced PTA leaders, she said.
The council is a way for all of the local PTA units to work together, Faucette said. When everybody does a little, nobody has to do a lot.
At their meetings, members discuss financial management, ideas to make parents involvement as productive as possible, involvement in educational issues in Congress, and community projects.
Recent PTA council projects include Arts in the Heart of Augusta and Kids Week. The next event the council will take up is the Reflections Reception at Augusta Technical College on Jan. 26, Faucette said.
Reflections Reception is a nationwide art competition for children in photography, visual arts, music composition and literature. The council is responsible for recruiting local judges, and it sponsors the awards ceremony, she said.
Another short-term opportunity for volunteers on the council is the setting up and taking down of school festivals. Also needed is a Web designer for the councils PTA Live On-Line project, Faucette said.
Anyone can be a member of the council or a volunteer, she said.
To locate the nearest unit, visit www.PTA.org. Membership fees are less than $5.
The cost is cheaper than a burger, and it lasts all year, Faucette said. Children are the renewal of our society. Its in everyones best interest to see that children receive the greatest opportunities we can give them.
For more information, call Faucette at (706) 738-6061.
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To learn more about the Richmond-Columbia County Council of PTA, visit www.PTA.org. Membership fees are less than $5. For more information, call Eileen Faucette at (706) 738-6061.
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