In addition to mandatory training for the treasurer and another board member, check out these bylaws. I'm the Secretary and am not planning on attending the training course. dh thinks they are crazy. I agree. Our PTA is tiny, we have less than 100 members and only 5 of them come to the meetings.
MARYLAND PTA BYLAWS
Amended July 14, 2012
A local PTA in order to meet the standards of affiliation shall:
- Adhere to the purposes and basic policies of the National and Maryland PTA;
- Remit the national and state dues to the Maryland PTA office by dates designated;
- Have bylaws approved every three (3) years according to the procedures of Maryland PTA;
- Have a minimum of twenty-five (25) members;
- Shall Submit the names and contact information including phone number, address and email address of all elected officers to the Maryland PTA office within two (2) weeks of their election.
- Remit bonding, liability and directors and officers insurance premiums by the date designated;
- Have an EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on file with the Maryland PTA;
- Maintain its status as a corporation , have as required by MD Non-Profit law, at a minimum a president, secretary and treasurer and
- Files the appropriate tax forms, by the required dates, with the IRS and submits a copy to the Maryland PTA office within 30 (thirty) days of filing.
- Each local PTA shall submit a copy of its annual financial review, to Maryland PTA within one hundred twenty (120) days following the end of the local’s fiscal year.
- Files all appropriate state forms with the appropriate state authorities by the required date and submit a copy to the Maryland PTA office within 30 days of filing.
- Sends at a minimum two (2) board members, one of which is the treasurer, to be trained by Council, Maryland PTA or National PTA within 180 days of taking office (December 31). Training must include the financial training regarding the required Maryland and IRS tax forms.