Become An Officer

Note: The officer applications have now been updated for 2017.

Becoming an officer is simple!  But you must complete the process 21 days prior to the state conference. This year, the deadline is March 29, 2017.

1- Download the Officer Packet, read the packet carefully and make sure you meet the qualifications, have the time to dedicate to TSA and find the office that best suits your skills. You may apply for an elected position, an appointed position (Historian or Parliamentarian), or one of each.

2- Download the Officer Agreement, and have your parents, advisor, principal and superintendent sign the agreement. If you are applying for the position of Historian, fill out the additional form describing your experience in video editing and media production. Scan the document(s) or have a fax machine ready to send them.

3- Complete the simple on-line application, by clicking here.  You will need to have the following items in order to complete the application:

  • Your signed Officer Agreement scanned in as a PDF, TIFF or JPG file (you can fax the document to the number on the form within 48 hours of completing the application if you do not have access to a scanner)
  • If applicable, your signed form for the Historian position (scanned or faxed)
  • A current “head shot” as a JPG or TIFF file (please try and make sure that it is not upside down or sideways)
  • A 250-word statement of why you are interested in the position (you can copy and paste form any text editing software)

4- If you are applying for the position of Parliamentarian, you will also need to take a test on parliamentary procedure while at the State Conference. You can take the test at any of the testing sessions listed in the conference schedule.

We are going to pilot a new extension to your campaigning. This is OPTIONAL. We are going to have a Meet and Greet sometime during the conference (check bulletin for time and location). NO extra materials needed, just you talking about your campaign to others. If you have further questions please feel free to ask.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Mr. Clint Rickert / Mrs. Diana Rickert, State Officer Directors at drickert [at] patsa.org / crickert [at] patsa.org.

We thank you for your interest in the process and we wish you the best of luck.

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