Student committees within PA-TSA are a great way for any student to get involved at the state level. The four committees are Communications, Corporate Outreach, Green and Membership. Each committee is chaired by an elected state officer and 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.
Chair: Ben Abt reporter [at] patsa.org
This year, the main focus of the Communications Committee is the PA-POST, a seasonal newsletter presenting information to the membership from the State Officer Team. It is our job to write, edit, and design the Post. This committee will give you an opportunity to produce a product for all the members of PA-TSA to view and enjoy. If you enjoy writing, editing, or designing with programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator, then this is the committee for you. This year we are looking to produce five editions of the Post. For each edition, we need a team of people to help produce the final product. To complete this task, we will be hosting weekly web meetings to catch up on work for the upcoming edition, although meetings may occur less frequently when less work needs to be finished. High school and middle school PA-TSA students are welcome to join. Applications will be posted on patsa.org in early September.
Corporate Outreach Committee
Chair: Etan Ginsberg secretary [at] patsa.org
The PA-TSA Corporate Outreach Committee is responsible for contacting companies in an attempt to gain corporate partnerships and sponsorships. It is the continuous goal of the committee to increase awareness of PA-TSA among STEM industries and to defray the cost of the state conference. This year, the committee hopes to leverage alumni connections to identify new potential partners and strengthen our organization’s reputation. 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. Applications will be available in early September and encourage all dedicated TSA members to apply.
Chair: Caroline Sparrow sergeant_at_arms [at] patsa.org
Vice-Chair: Abigail Reigner
The PA-TSA Green Committee has always been focused on promoting green initiatives that can be carried out at the state conference and the chapter level. Furthermore, the Green Committee hopes to promote green initiative ideas and careers to TSA members with a variety of research based PA-POST articles to be published at regular intervals throughout the year. We are made up of dedicated PA-TSA members who enjoy contributing to our “going green” discussions and writing these articles. We are on the search for such members who hope to have a fun time and contribute to a green cause at the state and chapter levels. As a team, Green Committee hopes to write about how you can make your chapter more environmentally friendly. The committee application will be available in September to all TSA members who are interested in joining.
Chair: Catherine Liu vice_president [at] patsa.org
The Pennsylvania 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 for this committee will be available on the PA-TSA website in early September.
National Service Project Committee
Chair: Francis Chalissery treasurer [at] patsa.org
PA-TSA has always been dedicated to fundraising for TSA’s national service partner, the American Cancer Society. This past year, Pennsylvania was recognized at the national conference as the state that raised the most money for the ACS out of all affiliated state delegations. PA-TSA’s fundraising efforts are headed by the elected state treasurer in collaboration with the entire officer team. These efforts include several fundraisers at the state conference such as the ever-popular pie in the face cans. If you would like to get involved with the national service project, your chapter can organize its own fundraisers and donate through PA-TSA to local Relays for Life. Be sure to keep checking the website for more information on our state’s new fundraising initiatives. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
General Session Committee
More information coming soon.
Plan of Work can be found (linked .pdf)
Committee Annual Report (linked .pdf)
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