We have many volunteer jobs here at St. Ambrose to fit
everyone's lifestyle and schedule. There are so many opportunities you should easily find some way to volunteer and share your time and talents with our dedicated teachers and students.
One such wonderful opportunity is to be a member of the PTO Board. This year we have several slots opening due to term limits.
The positions of
are currently vacant for the 2018-2019 school year and
nominees will be voted in at the meeting May 31st meeting
in conjunction with the Spring Concert. If you are interested in learning more about how our school works from the inside out please take the time to look at the description and pray to discern if you are being called to one of the positions. The members of the Board who will remain in place are a wonderful group and all really invested in making St. Ambrose the best it can be. If you are interested, please email
for more information or to alert the Board and Nomination Committee of your interest as soon as possible.
To give you a little background on the open positions and the time commitments associated with each know that the
Board meets monthly in the evenings and helps out with various activities as needed during the school day (but works as a team and cover one another if schedules conflict). You don't need any prior Board experience to serve just a willing heart.
From the PTO Constitution and Bylaws:
1. The officers of the PTO shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
2. In the event that the President is unable to complete a full term, the Vice President shall fulfill the President's duties for the remainder of the term. In the event any other officer is unable to complete a full term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the President with the consent of the Executive Board."
1. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, three elected Members-At-Large and an elected Teacher Representative, the Pastor ex officio, the Principal ex officio and the immediate Past President of the PTO ex officio. The Executive Board shall have full responsibility and authority for the PTO's business affairs. A quorum of the Executive Board shall be a majority of its elected members."
..."The President shall preside at all meetings of the PTO and of the Executive Board; shall be an ex officio member of all committees, except the Nominating Committee; shall appoint all Special Committees and Standing Committee Chairman; shall receive and disburse funds in the absence of the Treasurer; and shall perform all other duties pertaining to the office."
..."The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all general meetings of the PTO and of the meetings of the Executive Board. The Secretary shall send copies of the minutes of the aforesaid meeting to all Executive Board Members and chairmen of the Standing Committees."
The Service Chair has a binder that they will be given which outlines the types of projects that have been done in conjunction with the parish with the full understanding that the new chair might have ideas he or she wants to implement. You can get as creative as you'd like (with Board buy-in, of course) in this position.
The Social Chair helps to organize events like the Oktoberfest, Wine and Chocolate and more. However, with the help of committees this job doesn't need to be a back breaker. If you enjoy organizing events and interacting with people, this might be the perfect fit as you oversee the events and ensure that all the moving pieces are in place and ready to go. You should NOT have to plan any or all of these events by yourself.
Thank you for taking the time to see how you can help out. If we each do a little bit, then events can continue and no one person (or group of regulars) has to do all the heavy lifting. There's nothing worse than the smell of a burnt out volunteer.