California State PTA has partnered with TOTEM to design and develop an electronic membership system for PTA's in California. The electronic membership system (TOTEM) is an additional way to collect memberships and all PTA's continue to collect and remit membership as you always have. 

Receive memberships and donations 365 days a year!!!

Benefits for Associations 

  • Automatic direct deposits to association bank accounts
  • Automatic remittance to council/district and state
  • Auto - renewing memberships so you can focus on growth
  • Secure, online signup with Credit Card or Mobile Pay
  • Downloadable end-of-year tax documents
  • Promotion tool to share the link, create a new email with the share link, share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

Benefits for Members

  • Secure, online signup with Credit Card or Mobile Pay
  • Smartphone Membership Cards
  • Self-management of communication and payment preferences
  • Downloadable end-of-year tax documents


With the availability to the Help Desk, Totem was able to assist us in creating an effective way to collect memberships through links embedded in parent emails, our school website, social media sites and printed out fliers and postcards containing the QR code. We look forward to seeing our membership numbers stay strong next year due to the automatic renewal option.


Tulita President

We ❤️ the TOTEM system at West Creek Academy! We have promoted it by including the link in emails, on our website, on our Facebook page, and via text. Our families have expressed how easy it has been for them to use, too! Thanks, California State PTA, for bringing electronic membership to us! We had just over 700 last year. We are happy with 500 only three weeks into the school year, but are hoping to reach 1,000

Leslie Powell

West Creek Academy Exec. V.P


Association Council        DistrictOnline Membership Count
West Creek AcademySanta Clara Valley Council34th570
Jefferson Elementary    Redondo Beach Council    33rd549
Tony Tobin ElementaryTemecula Valley Council23rd467
Tulita PTA    Redondo Beach Council    33rd424