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August 2013 Open Meeting Summary 08022013

July 11, 2016

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 8/2/2013 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC


  1. CoC Scott and CM’s Dalton, Susan, Homer, and Richia present.

  2. Open Council seat: John Turner sworn into office.

  3. July minutes read.

    1. Dalton motioned to accept; Susan seconded

      1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  4. Financial Report: Alan

    1. General Fund: deposits: $0, expenses: $377.80 balance $2576.22

    2. Building Fund: deposits: $295.00, balance $1410.85

  5. Online Votes

    1. 7/13 Reapprove PW Budget

      1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  6. New Business

    1. Committee Reports

      1. Grants: Michelle

        1. Lowe’s Education Grant: 8/1-10/15

        2. Lowe’s Small Project Grants: no dates, up to $2500

      2. Buildings & Grounds: Scott

        1. Need to begin cleaning out storage trailer

        2. Nominate John T to B&G Chairperson

          1. Homer-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, John-abstain, Scott-yes

      3. Pauwau: Michelle

        1. Meeting 8/14 @ Shoney’s in Conway @ 6:30pm

        2. All suggestions will be considered for 2014 now

        3. Everyone can assist with ads, drinks, paper products

    2. Inactive Membership: Dalton

      1. Res DH-08-03-2012-001 read

      2. Dalton motioned; Susan seconded to change 12 month period to 90 days

        1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

    3. Announcement by CoC Scott: Jerry Smith resigned as both an Elder and tribal member

    4. Reminder by CoC Scott: Work Day at HGTC on 8/10

    5. Susan: propose that members cannot renew cards earlier than 30 days before expiration dates. Also, payments would be $50/year (if paid in advance), $15/ quarter, or $5/month

      1. John A: think there needs to be something to make you keep up with dues: 7 year fee is hardship to cough up at one time

      2. Alan: you’re going to have people not pay dues unless tribe becomes profitable; think people should have to reapply if they lapse

      3. John A: think cards should be issued annually

      4. Chief Hatcher: if it gets too complicated, you won’t be able to manage it

      5. 2nd Chief Iris: need a compiled list of hardship/ volunteer people

      6. Homer: suggests $50 right now or $5/ month

      7. Susan: ever 8/1, membership fees are due, whether it’s $50 in advance for the year or $5/ month, regardless of ID expiration date

      8. Chief Hatcher: will have to do newsletters each year

        1. Pick/up at Work Day

      9. 2nd Chief Iris: also involves financial hardships- contact CoC

    6. Donnie’s receipts

      1. Fuel: $118.02 Check 1522

      2. Tractor: 21.11 Check 1523

      3. Tractor and Fuel vote

        1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

    7. Inactive Status- removing 108 members at midnight

      1. Dalton motioned; Homer seconded

      2. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

    8. 2nd Chief Iris

      1. Letter of Commitment needs to be rewritten

      2. Linda Hammond: asked for TCard extension, but hasn’t called 2nd Chief Iris

        1. Dalton motions to decline her request; Susan seconded

          1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

      3. Victoria England: William Moore’s adopted daughter

        1. Asked her to send a copy of her adoption papers to have on file

        2. Ms. England hasn’t done so

        3. Dalton motioned; Homer seconded to allow Buster to handle the file until next open meeting

          1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

        4. Elder Doug: don’t think you should take membership away because a spouse dies

    9. Johnnie Marie: Kiki Robertson says Gov. Haley sends her regrets that she cannot attend the pauwau this year

    10. Chief Hatcher

      1. Lobbying firm will help with federal recognition

      2. John A: Bennettsville & prison system: great time with small group of guys

        1. 2nd Chief Cheryl: JRLong & Life Recovery has 24-25 people

        2. Those interested, early spring on a Saturday, will have a certification training

        3. At Allendale and Bennettsville now

        4. Elder Doug: many of these guys will benefit from drug & alcohol counseling

        5. Chief Hatcher: would like to expand it to other tribes in the state

      3. DNR Meeting: they want to see that you’re certified

        1. Thinking that artist certification should be on back of ID card

          1. Let 2nd Chief Iris handle best way to put on certification on card

          2. Arts & Committee to make SOP

      4. CMA- propose term limits

      5. 1st time in awhile that all 3 2nd Chiefs have been present

      6. Presented Chief Ben Thompson

        1. Dalton: How do you see it working from an administrative point of view?

          1. Chief Ben: our members would have to register as Waccamaw, but we would be in Charleston as a band, following Waccamaw constitution and bylaws

        2. John T: Would you have someone attending here each month?

          1. Chief Ben: yes

        3. Elder Doug: how does that benefit the Waccamaw?

          1. Chief Ben: more artists, laborers

        4. Homer: How can you assure me that you won’t do the same as before?

          1. Chief Ben: I can’t

          2. Chief Hatcher: don’t put him on the spot

        5. John: What would be the difference in his group and say 40 people in Texas meeting monthly? I see it as an advantage to have some distance

        6. Homer: How will we know those 40 are active?

        7. Susan: Would you come in as a regular member?

          1. Chief Ben: yes and as a Chief of the band

        8. Homer: Where is it in the constitution that a band can happen?

          1. Chief Hatcher: it’s not

        9. Homer: How many of these 40 have Native American ties?

          1. Chief Ben: all of them

        10. Dalton: TRB closed isn’t a major barrier; Council can open/ closes it at anytime. Administrative is different- 5 Chiefs; we’d have to create a new position

        11. Chief Hatcher: Talks have to start somewhere. Chief Ben’s been an asset; he has some of the best artists in the state

        12. 2nd Chief Cheryl: Winyah are  Waccamaw; banding together

        13. Elder Doug: Waccamaw have a good reputation; how are you going to control the band?

        14. Issue tabled for now

      7. Homer asked Chief Hatcher about the status of John Cox

        1. Chief Hatcher: he’s had surgery

          1. Homer: he’s got 12 months


Dalton motioned to close the meeting; Homer seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:12 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 9/3/13 at 7:03 pm.





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