I am a newly elected President for a school that has not had a PTA in over ten years. I have been trying to get this started since about July, but we have just gotten this PTA really off the ground. During Parent-Teacher Conference Day, We had a membership table set up, and m newly elected board was introducing themselves to parents, and trying to get members, and a feel on what the school needed. The issue here is that during this process, many parents actually ran from us, or treated us as though we were carrying rats on our shoulders. One actually said, "Oh NO!!!!" when asked if she wanted information about our new PTA. Do you have any suggestions for ice breakers for this type of parents, or suggestions for an event to help us break the ice. I want this to be a successful school year.