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.

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Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Dine-Out Night at Burgerville
Dine-Out Night at Burgerville
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Dine-Out Night from 5 – 8pm on Wednesday, October 18th at Burgerville (19119 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97267). Please tell everyone you know —10% of all sales will benefit Sojourner! You[...]
8:00 am Coffee Talk with Sojourner Princ...
Coffee Talk with Sojourner Princ...
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Join us in the School Conference Room to mingle with Amy Busch, Rosina Hardy and other Sojourner parents. Coffee and donuts will be provided by the PTA. Questions? Contact Tara Lynn Nelson.
8:30 am Volunteer Training
Volunteer Training
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
New to Sojourner or have questions about how to get involved? Join us in the School Conference Room to learn more and discover your volunteer passions. Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
5:30 pm Sojourner Dance Night
Sojourner Dance Night
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the School Cafeteria for a fun night of music, dancing and games. Snack sales will benefit Fifth Grade Celebration. No costumes please. Donations needed![...]