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Building Tomorrow Together

Whether you’re a seasoned PTA volunteer or a newbie who needs a hand, the Torrance Council of PTAs is here for you. Use this site to help you keep track of meetings, find resources to help you run your PTA and get the support you need.

2018-2019 Slate of Nominees

Report of the Nominating Committee

Nominations for 2018-2019 Torrance Council of PTAs Board of Directors
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  • President: Nannette Nolan
  • 1st VP Leadership: Denise Spellman
  • 2nd VP (Organization & Programs): Shari Kaku
  • 3rd VP (Education): Cindy Shields
  • 4th VP (Community Services): Michelle VanLerberghe
  • 5th VP (Health): Rosie Javaid
  • 6th VP (Hospitality): Jan Hirata
  • 7th VP (Communication): Cheryl Yamashita
  • 8th VP (Advocacy & Legislation): Rouchell Duncan
  • 9th VP (Budget & Finance): Amy Caponpon
  • Treasurer: Shanie Asato
  • Financial Secretary: Mary Scharf
  • Auditor: Alicia Allen
  • Recording Secretary: Sumi Arnheim
  • Historian: Judy Briggs

Nominating Committee Members:

Judy Briggs, Cynthia Gasparro, Shari Kaku, Terry Ragins, Mary Scharpf, Michelle VanLerberghe, Diane Wang, Cheryl Yamashita, Emi Morimoto (Chairperson)

The report of the nominating committee is submitted to the membership in writing at least 28 days prior to the election and reported at the election meeting. The report of the nominating committee must be entered into the minutes of the association. 

Elections will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Ken Miller Center in Torrance.

Connect with Your Mentor

TCPTAs pairs each PTA Unit President with Council mentor. Mentors are here for you every step of the way. Mentors are encouraged to go to unit meetings and functions, and to connect with Unit presidents often. Need to get a hold of your mentor? Click here.

Please ask your corresponding secretary to add your mentor to your Board of Directors communications.


Crisis Text Line

4 people Alternating Computer and Texting

Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. 

Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of our Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.
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