The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the IRS require that public employee unions conduct annual internal audits of finances, and file a report within 6 months of the conclusion of their fiscal year to both the membership and the AFT. Our fiscal year 2014-2015 ended on June 30, and we must begin the process to comply with these regulations. Audit committee members cannot be current officers of the BTA, and will be paid a stipend of $30 for your work of about an hour. It will require looking at how our money was spent during the previous fiscal year and informally examining our books. It is a vital function which will reassure the membership that their money is being carefully spent and monitored. I ask that you consider serving on this committee, and volunteer to meet with me to perform the audit on Monday, October 26 at 3 PM. No special skills are required. Please respond to me directly if you are able to help with this necessary duty.