The best time to start your PTA membership drive is September when the kids come back to school. Most schools have a welcome orientation for new or returning students. Talk to your school's administrators and make sure the PTA is on the agenda. At that time, you can tell parents the benefits of joining the PTA, not only for their child, but for the school and community as well. In addition to speaking at the meeting, make sure everyone in attendance receives a PTA membership envelope.