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.

 

 

Communications and Promotions Committee

Student Chairs: Sam Catania reporter [at] patsa.org and Dhruv Agarwal historian [at] patsa.org

Student Vice-Chair: TBD

Adult Chair: Jason Kofmehl

This year, the Communications and Promotions Committee is going to be switching things up! We’ve decided to discontinue the PA Post in favor of a multimedia blog run by the State Officers. Members of the CAP Committee will be able to make contributions to this blog occasionally, but our primary focus as a committee will be to expand our use of social media, especially through the use of video and graphic design. 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 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Plan Of Work

Membership Application

 

 

Corporate Outreach Committee

Student Chair: Julian Ginzburg secretary [at] patsa.org<!--target="_blank"-->
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: John Bratton
 
The PA-TSA Corporate Outreach Committee is responsible for contacting companies in an attempt to gain corporate partnerships and sponsorship. It is the continuous goal of the committee to increase awareness of PA-TSA among STEM industries across Pennsylvania. This year, the committee hopes to leverage alumni connections to identify new potential partners to strengthen our organization’s judging foundation. It is our aim to develop strong, lasting relationships with the companies we contact.  In this committee, there are a variety of roles you could take on, including designing and writing promotional materials and reaching out to businesses. Corporate 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 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
 
 

 

 

National Service Project Committee

Student Chair: Jonah Proepper treasurer [at] patsa.org<!--target="_blank"-->
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: Chris Miller
 
PA-TSA has created a reputation of being one of the most successful National Service Project fundraisers in the country. In fact, Pennsylvania was recognized at the 2017 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 such as the ever-popular pie in the face cans. This year, the committee will also be writing ‘Featured Chapter Fundraising’ posts for the new PA Blog and introducing Special Interest Session Fundraisers for Regional Conferences. If you would like to get involved with the National Service Project, this committee is for you! Vice Chair applications are due October 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
 
 

 

 

Conference Activities and Sessions Committee

Student Chairs: Joshua Famous sergeant_at_arms [at] patsa.org and Emily Wright 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 PA competitive conferences. In order to prepare for PATSA’s 41st Annual State Conference, our committee will be devoted to making the interest sessions at this year’s state and regional conferences the most memorable yet. This year, we’re hoping to provide more opportunities for our members to get involved with interest sessions at the regional level in addition to further developing those that we implement at the state conference. Through our endeavors, 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 “Model the Way”. Vice Chair applications are due October 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

 

Plan of Work

 

Membership Application

 

 

Regional Representatives Committee

Student Chair: Lyndsey Nedrow 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 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
 
 

Membership Application

 

 

Website Initiatives Committee

Student Chair: Sam Catania reporter [at] patsa.org
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chairs: Dan Zollman and Chris Miller
 
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 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
 
 
 
 
 

Membership Committee (INACTIVE)

Student Chair: Ben Abt
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: Dale Moll
 
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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