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: James Coppersmith parliamentarian [at] patsa.org

Student Vice-Chair: TBD

Adult Chair: Jason Kofmehl

Have you ever wanted to change something about PA-TSA? If so, this committee’s for you! The Bylaw and Resolution Review Committee is committed to giving members a voice in multiple areas of our organization. New this year, I’m excited to announce that we’ll be creating event specifications for a brand new PA-only competitive event that is chosen by PA-TSA members! I’m so excited and honored to bring this initiative to life through this committee, so it would be great if you’d help me on this goal to expand membership involvement in an unprecedented way. Additionally, with our return to physical conferences (hopefully), we’ll proudly be once again giving committee members the opportunity to draft their own bylaw amendments to be presented at the annual business meeting. If you want to join this versatile committee, Vice Chair applications are due October 17th at 11:59 PM (Eastern time) and regular applications are due 11/01/2021 at 11:59 PM (Eastern time).

Plan Of Work

Membership Application

Communications and Promotions Committee

Student Chairs: Michelle Zheng reporter [at] patsa.org and Phillip Gao historian [at] patsa.org

Student Vice-Chair: TBD

Adult Chair: Jason Kofmehl

This year the CAPC Committee will be focusing on enhancing communication within our state as well as contributing towards the promotion of TSA. By creating a Video Tutorial Series, brainstorming social media posts,  jumpstarting the PA-TSA newsletter, developing blog posts and banners, and collaborating with other committees, we hope to bring our committee to new heights. 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 looking for people with social media experience. All PA-TSA members, middle and high school, are encouraged to join! Vice Chair applications are due October 17th, 2021 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Plan Of Work

Membership Application

Outreach Committee

Student Chair: Ben Moldovsky secretary [at] patsa.org
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: Josh Pennington
 

The PA-TSA Outreach Committee researches and contacts PA colleges and universities, corporate sponsors, and STEM organizations. The Outreach Committee works to expand PA-TSA’s resources and opportunities. The goal is to increase PA-TSA awareness among STEM industries, gain sponsorships and partnerships through funding and judging, and find hosts for special interest sessions. The Outreach Committee aims to develop strong, lasting relationships through contacts. In the Outreach Committee, members are able to design and write promotional material, research outreach opportunities, and connect with students across the state. If you are a dedicated, hardworking, and creative middle or high school member, PA-TSA encourages you to apply. Vice-chair applications are due October 17th, 2020 at 11:59 PM, and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Plan of Work

Membership Application

National Service Project Committee

Student Chair: Rik Bhattacharyya treasurer [at] patsa.org<!--target="_blank"-->
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: Chris Miller
 
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 and helping PA-TSA chapters with their fundraising efforts to increase the amount of money PA-TSA raises for the American Cancer Society (ACS). This year, the committee will also be working to update the ACS Fundraising page on the PA-TSA website with current information, other past initiatives (fundraising toolkit, pin design contest, etc.), and the form for submitting ACS donations. We will also work to promote general ACS fundraising (Miracle Minutes, Gamers vs. Cancer, etc.) at the regional and state level.  If you have any prior experience with fundraising/fundraising outreach 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 17th, 2021 at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
 
 

Conference Sessions and Activities Committee

Student Chairs: Zane Al-Saleem sergeant_at_arms [at] patsa.org and James Coppersmith parliamentarian [at] patsa.org
 
Student Vice Chair: TBD
 
Adult Chair: Lauren Lapinski
 
Adult Vice Chair: Jana Bonds
 
In the Conference Sessions and Activities Committee, the stage is yours to build and deliver virtually any special interest session you’d like at our regional and state conferences! We’re very committed to using these sessions to entertain, inform, and energize our members when we hopefully return to having physical conferences later this year. Running a session is a great way to get more involved in PA-TSA and can be super fun, so we’d love it if you joined! Additionally, the committee helps set up other conference-related items. If you want to be a part of this exciting committee, Vice Chair applications are due October 17th at 11:59 PM (Eastern time) and regular applications are due 11/01/2021 at 11:59 PM (Eastern time).

Regional Representatives Committee

Student Chair: Julie Wright vice_president [at] patsa.org
 
Student Vice Chair: NA
 
Adult Chair: Shelley Evans
 
The Regional Representatives Committee fosters the development of initiatives for Regional Conferences. Student representatives have the opportunity to work with their respective Regional Coordinators to create customized initiatives for their region. Each region will have a Lead Representative as well, and interest in this position can be indicated on the committee application. The Regional Representatives Committee is looking forward to optimizing PA-TSA’s Regional Conferences and working with members from all over Pennsylvania. Both middle and high school TSA members are welcome and encouraged to join. Lead Representative applications are due October 17th at 11:59 PM and standard membership applications are due November 1st at 11:59 PM.
 

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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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