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:
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.
Supports President in any activities or communications as needed.
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.
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.
Collects membership dues and submits to Oregon PTA.
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.