Annual Meeting & Founders’ Day Celebration Brunch

Our Annual Meeting & Founders' Day Celebration Brunch was held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the Scottish Rite Event Center. 


Ninth District PTA convenes twice a year to conduct the business of our association. This year, we:

  • Elected  officers for the 2023-2025 term
  • Celebrated the San Diego County Teachers of the Year
  • Presented Honorary Service Awards 
  • Announced Membership Challenge winners and Grant Recipients

Your voice and your PTA’s representation is important to the future of our organization. The Annual Meeting is a powerful time of inspiration, fun, and business. Please join us for the next one! Details to come as we get closer to the event date in the Spring.


2023-25 Ninth District PTA Elected Board (Front row from left to right: Sonya Vargas, Deborah Childers, Lori Fentress, Shawna Straw, Denae Senise. Back row left to right: Sue King, Laura Schumacher, Steph Cole, Jemima Dutra, Anne Emfinger, Helen Crenshaw) (Not pictured: Mary Patterson, Betsy Mueller, Julie Pallia, Bruce Bergman)

What is Founders' Day?

Birney Hearst Butler

The Founders' Day celebration was created in 1910 by Mrs. David O. Mears, a charter member of the National Congress of Mothers founded by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1897.

The Founders' Day observance has continued through the change of organization names in 1925 to the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and the uniting in 1970 with the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, founded in 1926 by Selena Sloan Butler, to become the National PTA (A Brief History: Working Together for Children Since 1987). - CAPTA.ORG

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