PTA Board Members

Our 2016 – 2017 Sojourner PTA Board Members:

President: Emily Coon

Vice President: Tara Nelson

Treasurer and Directory Coordinator: Lori Whiteside

Secretary: Jen Vernam

Membership Coordinator: Katie LaPlante

Volunteer Coordinator: Allie Lautt-Markwart

T-Shirt Coordinator: Corrin Escobar

Dine-Out Coordinator: Vanessa Holmgren

Description of Board Member duties:

President (Required)
PTA President serves as the primary PTA representative and liaison to Sojurner staff and the parent community. Coordinates with Sojourner staff as needed. Ensures that PTA remains in good standing with Oregon PTA. Enforces Sojourner PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules. Sets agenda and presides over all Board meetings.

Vice President
Supports President in any activities or communications as needed.

Secretary (Required)
Records and posts minutes from all PTA executive and general meetings. Takes minutes and records action items during meeting including attachments, original copies of requests and other such materials as are necessary for a complete record. Helps keep meeting moving forward.

Treasurer (Required)
Performs the fiduciary duties as described in State and Local Unit Bylaws. Maintains PTA bank accounts including checking account(s), prepares and presents monthly budget at PTA meeting, reconciles monthly bank statements, maintains the PTA checkbook (all checks require two signatures), disperses payments and reimbursements as requested (and approved by the PTA), prepares and maintains files for annual audit. Two PTA members who are not on the executive committee conduct audit. Responsible for IRS 10-99 filing, filing PTA tax returns and annual report with Oregon Secretary of State’s Office.

Membership Coordinator
Collects membership dues and submits to Oregon PTA.

Volunteer Coordinator
Holds training for volunteers. Sets up volunteer shifts for events and communicates event and shift details to parents. Actively recruits for volunteers. Shares information about event and volunteer positions.

Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Tue
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Risley Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Risley Park
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Risley Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic if[...]
Jul
12
Wed
5:00 pm Summer Park Playdate @ Village Green Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Village Green Park
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Village Green Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Jul
20
Thu
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Water Tower Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Water Tower Park
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Water Tower Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Jul
25
Tue
5:00 pm Summer Park Playdate @ Sojourner School Playground
Summer Park Playdate @ Sojourner School Playground
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Sojourner School Playground! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Aug
4
Fri
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Trillium Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Trillium Park
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Trillium Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic if[...]