Committees

Student committees within PA-TSA are a great way for any student to get involved at the state level. The various committees offer students to develop leadership skills at the state level.  Each committee is chaired by an elected state officer and potentially vice-chaired by a dedicated member of the association.  Any PA-TSA member can sign up to participate on the committees which hold video meetings throughout the year and contribute in various ways to the state delegation. Please adhere to all application deadline dates.

 

Bylaw and Resolution Review Committee

Student Chairs: Jonah Proepper parliamentarian [at] patsa.org

Student Vice-Chair: TBD

Adult Chair: Jason Kofmehl

The newly-created PA-TSA Bylaw and Resolutions Review Committee (BARRC) will work to develop the membership’s understanding of the current PA-TSA Bylaws and foster discussion on possible amendments or resolutions the organization should consider for adoption. In its first year, the committee will primarily focus on analyzing the existing PA-TSA Bylaws and work to develop a comprehensive understanding of the bylaws’ importance. These efforts will then transform into the creation of any necessary bylaw amendments and resolutions. At the annual business meeting during the State Conference, the committee chair will deliver a report containing any prepared bylaw amendments or resolutions sponsored by the Bylaw and Resolutions Review Committee. If you would like to further your involvement at the state level, this committee is for you! Vice Chair applications are due October 20th, 2019 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

Plan Of Work

Membership Application

 

 

Communications and Promotions Committee

Student Chairs: Dhruv Agarwal reporter [at] patsa.org and Casey Sharpe historian [at] patsa.org

Student Vice-Chair: TBD

Adult Chair: Jason Kofmehl

This year the CAP Committee will be focusing on enhancing communication within our state as well as contributing towards the promotion of TSA. By creating Bi-Weekly Blog Post, Social Media Content, and collaborating with other Committees we hope to bring the committee to new heights. We’re looking to create a one-of-a-kind, and consistently designed style of post to be used across all of PA-TSA’s social media, as well as create some unique and engaging video content. If you love using Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, FCPX, or other production software (or would like to learn), this is the committee for you! We are also people with lots of social media experience. All PA-TSA members, middle and high school, are encouraged to join! Vice Chair applications are due October 20th, 2019 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

Plan Of Work

Membership Application

 

 

Outreach Committee

Student Chair: Emily Wright secretary [at] patsa.org
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: John Bratton
 
The PA-TSA Outreach Committee is responsible for researching companies, PA colleges, National TSA outreach initiatives, and STEM programs and opportunities outside of PA-TSA in an attempt to gain corporate partnerships and expand PA-TSA’s resources presence on a national level. It is the continuous goal of the committee to increase awareness of PA-TSA among STEM industries across Pennsylvania. The committee aims to gain sponsorships and partnerships not only through funding but also through judging and special interest session hosts. It is our aim to develop strong, lasting relationships through the outreach initiatives we research and implement. In this committee, there are a variety of contributions members can make, including designing and writing promotional materials, researching outreach opportunities, and connecting with chapters to promote the initiatives of the committee. The Outreach Committee is looking for dedicated TSA members who are outgoing and creative. All dedicated members (MS and HS) of PA-TSA are encouraged to apply. Vice Chair applications are due October 20th​​​​​​​, 2019 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
 
 

 

 

National Service Project Committee

Student Chair: Evan Grove treasurer [at] patsa.org<!--target="_blank"-->
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: Chris Miller
 
Last year, Pennsylvania TSA was recognized at the national conference for raising the most amount of money for the American Cancer Society in the nation. PA-TSA’s fundraising efforts are headed by the State Treasurer in collaboration with the members of the National Service Project Committee. These efforts include running and creating several fundraisers for the State Conference. This year, the committee will also be working to collect TSA competition apparel with the intent of selling these items at a reduced price to raise money for ACS. Given the success of last years committee, we will also continue to expand fundraisers at the regional level while looking to further incentive fundraising for the State Conference. If you have any prior experience with fundraising, possess new ideas, or just want to help in the fight against cancer, then the National Service Project Committee is for you! Vice Chair applications are due October 20th​​​​​​​, 2019 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
 
 

 

 

Conference Sessions and Activities Committee

Student Chairs: Elliot Ginzburg sergeant_at_arms [at] patsa.org and Jonah Proepper parliamentarian [at] patsa.org
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: Lauren Lapinski
 
Adult Vice Chair: Jana Bonds
 

The PA-TSA Conference Sessions and Activities Committee is responsible for organizing and promoting all of the special interest sessions that take place at the PA regional and state conferences. In order to prepare for PA-TSA’s 42nd Annual State Conference, our committee will be devoted to making the interest sessions at this year’s regional and state conferences the most engaging and memorable yet. Over the course of this year, we hope to provide more opportunities for our members to get involved with further developing interest sessions at the regional level. Additionally, our committee aims to enhance engagement through special interest sessions at the state level by giving our members a voice to develop creative opportunities for all members of PA-TSA. Through our endeavors during this busy year, we hope to open our committee members up to the behind the scenes action of our conferences as well as allowing them to use their skills in project design and leadership. The Conference Sessions and Activities Committee is looking to develop a hardworking team that is dedicated to creating conferences which embody TSA and “Inspire a Shared Vision.” Vice Chair applications are due October 20th​​​​​​​, 2019 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

 

Plan of Work

 

Membership Application

 

 

Regional Representatives Committee

Student Chair: Charisma Hasan vice_president [at] patsa.org
 
Student Vice Chair: NA
 
Adult Chair: Shelley Evans
 
The PA-TSA Regional Representatives Committee is dedicated to strengthening Pennsylvania TSA’s regional conferences through student representatives for each region. This committee meets bi-weekly to plan and organize initiatives customized for each regional conference. This committee will coordinate with regional planning teams to smoothly execute their initiatives at the regional conferences. Each region will have a Lead Representative, and those interested in applying can fill out the “Lead Representative” portion on the application. This committee is open to PA-TSA members in both middle school and high school. Lead Representative applications are due October 20th​​​​​​​, 2019 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
 

Membership Application

 

 

Website Initiatives Committee (INACTIVE)

Student Chair: TBD
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chairs: TBD
 
The newly-created Website Initiatives Special Committee will work closely with the PA-TSA Board of Directors to investigate how we can best redesign our state website.  After extensive, careful, and holistic research and analyses have been completed, the committee will present recommendations to the BOD at the January meeting. We will first scrutinize our websites and those of other states. We will then build design and content recommendations, and finally, work out the finer details relating to special features of the site. If you are interested in Web design, are a good writer, or have experience with WordPress or other platforms, this committee is for you! We are looking not only for people that have good experience in coding but also strong communicators! PA-TSA members, middle or high school, who want to be a part of the most significant change patsa.org will ever see are encouraged to join! Vice Chair applications are due October 20th 2018 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
 
Plan of Work (INACTIVE)
 
 
 
 

Membership Committee (INACTIVE)

Student Chair: TBD
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: TBD
 
The PA-TSA Membership Committee is dedicated to strengthening Pennsylvania TSA’s membership. This committee meets weekly to plan and organize initiatives in hopes of recruiting new schools and guiding new chapters. This committee contacts schools to inform them of the informational materials on the PA-TSA website that they have access to. The committee also conferences with membership committees of other states in order to share ideas and maximize the potential of the committee. This committee is open to PA-TSA members in both middle school or high school. Applications are due November 1st, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
 
Plan of Work (INACTIVE)
 

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