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Department Audit Committee

The purpose of an American Legion Auxiliary Audit Committee is to meet the nonprofit governance expectations of the revolutionary IRS Form 990. The audit committee serves in a risk assessment and risk aversion oversight role for the Auxiliary department and the department’s subsidiary (ies), if any. The Audit Committee is required to operate at arm’s length from the Auxiliary leadership.

It is important to understand what the audit committee is, and as importantly, what it is not. The name “Audit Committee” is a misnomer because it the committee serves as a risk assessment/990 compilation committee, not an auditing (emphasis on the “ing”) committee that audits the books.

The audit committee solicits and engages the independent auditor for the department. The Department Audit Committee chairwoman signs the “Letter of Engagement” – the agreement with the audit firm retained to conduct the external audit or external review. A “Letter of Engagement” between the ALA department and the external audit firm is renewed annually. The audit committee reviews the Audit Firm Letter of Engagement, votes on the acceptance of the Letter of Engagement, reviews the audit, and reviews the IRS Form 990 annual filing. If the governing board has designated the audit committee to approve and oversee the filing of the IRS Form 990 annual report, then the audit committee fulfills that responsibility.

In keeping with the expectations and requirements of the IRS Form 990, the audit/risk aversion committee operates at arm’s length from the ALA. It reviews, evaluates and monitors the organization’s policies, standards, compliance, and potential for risk. It ensures that the ALA, as a corporate entity, has appropriate governance policies and internal and financial reporting controls in place that mitigate the organization’s exposure to financial reporting risks and other corporate-level risks.

 

 

 

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President – Gea Clausier

Vice President – Kathi Karnowski

Secretary – Linda Liebenow

Treasurer – Karen Banks

 

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Chaplain – Susan Guerin

 

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Historian – Phyllis McDaniel

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Parliamentarian – Lynda Dryden

National Executive Committeewoman – Pam Seelye

 

 

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Sergeant-at-Arms – Barbara Sumner

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms –  Trudie McGriff

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Mission Outreach

Chairman Coordinator                       Karol Satterfield

Americanism
Donna Hartwell

Children and Youth
Bobbie Peebler

Community Service
Margie DeMoss

Education & Scholarship
TBA

Girls State Committee
Krissann Owens, Chair
Brenda Sherlock
Cindy Hillyard                                     Lori Sherman

Junior Activities
Cheryl Park

Legislative                              Vacant

National Security
Pam Seelye

Poppy & Poppy Poster
Cindy Soria

Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
Debra Godwin, Chair                 Linda Liebenow                         Ardis Snyder

Portland VAMC – Rep           Vacant

Portland Transplant Unit
Becky Crosby

OVH Gift Shop                       Geanne Horne

Portland Rose Court
Vacant

Roseburg VA-Rep                 Vacant          

Roseburg VA-Deputy
Evelyn Welch      

SORCC-Rep                                 Vacant     

SORCC-Deputy                         Vacant                                            

Lebanon Veterans Home-Liaison
Vacant

 

 

Mission Support

Constitution Bylaws
Lynda Dryden

Leadership                                  April Judy

Membership
Kathi Karnowski

Past Presidents Parley
Krisann Owens

Public Relations
Yvonne Drury 

Administrative

Administrative Committee     
Jody Marsh, Chair
Helen Hisaw
Linda Liebenow

Audit Committee
Georgia Delozier, Chair                  

Finance Committee
Karen Banks, Chair
Maggie LaMont
Helen Hisaw

Convention Chair                   Jody Marsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President – Meya Sandsness

Vice President – Angelina McKinney

Secretary – Tyee Britt

Chaplain – Gianna Niiranen

Historian – Alina Mello

Sergeant-at-Arms – Haliegh Coffey

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – Mikayla Peterson

 

Districts / Units

District 1

President- Brenda Sherlock

Aloha #104
Argonne #56
Banks #90
Cannon Beach #168
Clatsop #12
Hillsboro #6
Louis Larsen #68
Seaside #99
Tigard #158
Washington # 2

 

District 2

President, Nancy Wilmes

Aurora #110
Canby #122
Capital #9 Salem
Carl B.Fenton #20
Carlton Memorial #173
McMinnville #21
Mill City-Gates #159
Mt Angel #89
Salem #136
Sheridan #75

 

District 3

President, Suzanne Driver

Albany #10
Calvin Funk #32
Cascade #64
Corvallis #11
Eugene #3
Francis M Yost #59
Newport #116
N.Eug./Santa Clara #83
Santiam #51
Timber City #133
T Moothart #184

District 4

President, Cindy Soria

Glenn Morrison#70
Grants Pass #28
Klamath #8
Medford #15
Rogue River #69

 

District 5

President, Cindy Lee

Chris Schultz #71
Crook County #29
Eugene Greene #48
Frank Burns #25
Hood River #22
Jefferson Co Vet #125
LaPine #45
Mosier #55
Ray Johnson #44
Stevens-Chute #4
The Dalles #19
Wamic #135

 

District 6

President, Kathi Karnowski

Athena #130
Baker #41
Geo St. Dennis #140
Heppner #87
Hermiston #37
Ione #95
LaGrande #43
Milton-Freewater #24

District 7

President, Vacant

Carl Douglas #74
F & J Ravin #134
West Hills #66

 

District 8

President, Erin Walters

Milwaukie #180
Oregon Trail #150
Portland #1

 

District 9

President, Carolyn Billman

Baird Heaton #152
Bay Area #34
Brookings Harbor #195
Fallin #123
Reedsport #62

 

District 10

President, Sharon Jones

Alex/Harper#115
Ellis Tracy #77
Harney County #63
Ontario #67
Prairie #106
Vale #96

 

 

 

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