DEFINITION: hos·pi·tal·i·ty [hos-pi-tal-i-tee] noun, plural hos·pi·tal·i·ties. 1. the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers. 2. the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.
Hospitality Chair is an extremely important position. You will present the "face" of our organization. Our customer service begins with your efforts. We want our Teachers, Staff, PTA members, students and community members to KNOW that we appreciate them, welcome them to our gatherings, and want to spend time with them. This can be accomplished in many different ways. Hospitality provides a well-needed service involving a little bit of event planning, a little bit of transportation, a little bit of hand holding (when necessary), and a little bit of catering. Our Hospitality Chair should:
be or become an active member of the PTA Board
be a creative person, who enjoys serving people in those types of ways;
have a schedule which will allow them to be available for all PTA General Meetings;
enjoy meeting and talking with new people
At Plumb Elementary PTA, filling this position will usually consist of :
working with the VP of Programs to create and execute ways to show our appreciation to the Plumb Teachers, Staff; PTA members, students, etc.;
becoming familiar with supplies available to PTA for use at meetings, etc. (table dressings, technology available, etc);
reporting supply needs to PTA Board and encouraging including those needs in the Budget;
help facilitate refreshments for General PTA Meetings, providing them in a pleasing manner (including set up and clean up);
greeting and taking care of the needs (technological, personal, etc. ) of special guests or speakers at General PTA Meetings;
being willing to help facilitate and / or help host PTA events when needed.
We want to exceed expectations, not just present what is considered a minimum standard. We want to share ourselves with other parents, as we all get to know each other, make new friends, and build a PTA family. Service has long been recognized as an art form. When a person has the ability to serve well and happily, it is generally recognized by their friends and family as a gift. If you have a gift of service, please consider becoming our Hospitality Chair. We need you!