Convention is not just for leaders – it’s for students, teachers, families, and advocates. This event is a unique mixture of training, networking, leadership development, advocacy, and fun!
The Convention includes an exciting, dynamic, and relevant slate of activities. We have included speakers and workshops on topics that are of special interest to our members, while also providing times for interactions and networking so that you can get to know other members from throughout the state and hear what they are doing in their districts.
Remember, this is your main opportunity to influence the direction of the organization. The general sessions provide you the opportunity to vote on bylaws changes and other issues that are of importance to Michigan PTA. Don’t miss the chance to have your opinion heard. PTA Quickies, Chit Chat with Councils, and Board Drop-in sessions also allow you to interact with board members and discuss particular topics.
Don’t worry; the Convention is not all workshops and general meetings. We have several other activities like the Health and Wellness Fair, Exhibit Hall, and After Party to add to the fun. Friday is PTA Gear Day; wear your favorite unit’s gear to show the PTA spirit.
The Convention is for you! Get involved, share your thoughts, visit the exhibits, and get to know your peers!
Begins March 25th, 2023 and includes on-site registration
* Scholarships may be available
Workshops help our members grow. All presentation proposals are welcome.
Do you have a product or service that could benefit our members?
Individuals, councils, units, and companies are encouraged to donate to our bucket raffle to help support Michigan PTA.
Get the most out of the convention by staying onsite.
Call 248-469-4867 by April 14th to take advantage of the group rate.
To vote on convention business, you must be a member of the voting body of the annual meeting as defined in Article XIV A Section 3 of the Michigan PTA bylaws which state:
SECTION 3. The voting body shall consist of:
a. Registered attendees who are members of a Local Unit in good standing in Michigan or of Great Lakes PTA, and who have been a member for more than 30 days.
b. A new or reactivated unit chartered by the Michigan PTA between April 28th and fifteen (15) days prior to the annual convention.
At the Michigan PTA Annual Convention, members of the voting body will vote on the proposed resolutions and proposed bylaws amendments.
Below are the proposed bylaws changes that will be voted on by the membership at convention. These changes were proposed by the bylaw committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The committee has proposed 3 broad amendments (listed below) each including changes to multiple sections of the bylaws. The committee has prepared the changes for review in two different formats: a markup version that allows you to see the changes in context, and a side-by-side version of each change. The side-by-side version will be printed in the program and shown at the convention.
The proposed amendments are: