What makes Representative Council full of energy and enthusiasm? There’s a great feeling that comes over a group when the purpose is clear and the group is headed in the right direction, working hard and working together. In general, voting members of Representative Council are elected from each school representing 25 active SCTA members. The council meets monthly from September to May or as necessary. Special meetings may be called in times of crisis or emergency by the president, or upon the call of 10% of the allocated SCTA Council Representatives. Site representatves are valued and appreciated public education advocates who truly embody our mantra: “Great Teachers Together.”
Information for Site Representatives:
Site Representatives who hold regular building meetings have the best shot at strengthening membership support. “But they won’t stay for a building meeting,” you complain. “They say they’re too busy.” Try promising a 10-minute meeting – timed by the clock. You have to rule with an “iron hand” and few words, but you can do it. Make Association meetings snappy and businesslike.
- 3 Minutes: Updates from SCTA and CTA – The statewide and local context of the Association’s efforts help members feel that time spent is worthwhile. (We’re keeping members informed)
- 3 Minutes: Our Hot Issue – We need to show members how their self interest and concern for public education is served by our actions.
- 3 Minutes: What Is Needed – Brief outline of where volunteers are needed and what they are needed to do. Include all available help for them to be successful. (This will be followed up with a personal request via phone or face to face)
- 1 Minute: A Success Story – We’re having great success in this area, or, we’re optimistic in this area thanks to YOUR efforts. Keep up the good work. (Develop a sense of optimism and team spirit)
“Time’s up! We told you we would do it in 10 minutes! Don’t forget to leave your questions and suggestions at the door.”