Council Membership Challenge: Any local unit who increases their membership by 10%, or more, from last year will be eligible for the C.H.A.M.P. cup award. NE Council of PTA’s will award three trophies, one to Elementary, Middle, and High School, and the winning campus has bragging rights of being CHAMPS and keep the trophy for one year.
Texas PTA Membership Awards
Texas PTA recognizes outstanding membership recruiting efforts. Many awards are automatically calculated based on the PTA’s membership totals as recorded by specific deadlines throughout the year. Please go to The Texas PTA Membership Awards Page for detailed information on each award and to download the Membership Award Nominations Form.
Life Member Awards
If you have any questions or want to check if someone has already received an award, please contact the PTA Council 1st VP, Cathy Reed. Visit the Life Member & Founders’ Day Info page for a NEISD and Texas PTA list of Life Member Award Recipients.
Check Council calendar for Founders’ Day/Life Membership Workshops. It is recommended that a representative from each local unit attend.
Types of PTA Member Awards
Texas Honorary Life Membership: the highest honor that can be given to an individual by Texas PTA. This is a state honor and is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of children and youth.
PTA National Life Achievement Award: the highest National PTA award, usually given to someone who has already received a Texas Life Membership, but who continues to make outstanding contributions to the welfare of children.
Texas PTA Extended Service Award: reserved for people who are already a Texas Life Member, and continue to provide outstanding service to Texas PTA for at least 10 years.
Cost of Award and Corresponding Pinette:
Texas Life Membership (State) – $75 plus $9 shipping
Extended Service Award (State) – $125 plus $10 shipping
National Life Membership (National) – $125 plus $10 shipping
Award links and downloads can be found on Life Member & Founders’ Day Info page. Be sure to order awards and jewelry at least 2-4 weeks before you need them.
***Texas PTA does not let you submit forms via mail anymore, it has to all be done online with their form.***
Note: When a recipient of a Texas Life Membership enrolls in a local unit PTA, they pay the National and Local portion of the dues, State dues are waived. An individual can claim the Life Membership at only one local unit.