National PTA's Founder's Day is February 17. It was established by the National PTA in 1910 is a celebration of the legacy and work of our founders - Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, and Selena Sloan Butler - to better the lives of every child. It is a time to reflect upon and take pride in the many accomplishments of PTA and a time to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.
Our founders were individuals of courage and imagination. Their idea - to improve the lives and future of all children - relied on the power of individual action, worked beyond barriers, and changed the world for all children.
A Founder's Day celebration is a great time to acknowledge the founders of your local PTA unit and to recount your milestones! A Founder's Day celebration is also a good time to promote the importance of PTA your community.
The Iowa PTA will celebrate Founder's Day by Marching on Capitol Hill. We will plan to meet in Des Moines on Wednesday, February 15th to discuss issues and advocate for our children. If you are interested in attending, please contact VP Legislation, Johanna Bobenhouse, or Cedar Rapids Council President, Janel McGovern.