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February 2015 Open Meeting Summary 02062015

July 27, 2016

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 2/6/2015 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC


  1. CM’s Dalton, Susan, Homer, Robert, John, and Rick present. Dalton chaired the meeting for CoC Scott.

  2. CoC requested a 3 month leave of absence while he moved to NC and that Dalton be acting CoC

    1. Vote on leave of absence

      1. Homer-yes, John, yes, Rick-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

    2. Vote for making Dalton Acting CoC

      1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Rick-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

  3. Susan was sworn in for new term of Council & Dalton was sworn in for a reinstatement to Council.

  4. January minutes read

    1. Rick motioned to accept; Homer seconded

      1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Rick-yes, Robert-abstain, Susan-abstain, Dalton-yes

  5. Financial Report (via Lori’s email)

    1. Building Fund

      1. $9.95 debit for website now going through general fund

      2. Balance: $1892.65

    2. General Fund

      1. Balance: $8354.74

  6. Old Business

    1. Trademark of Tribal Logo: Susan

      1. Price grew as you expand search criteria

  1. Jeania: you can go directly through federal trademark office

          1. Poor man’s copyright can still be bought from under you; they could have established logo before you

    1. Resolutions

      1. Res DH-12-06-2014-002: Volunteer and Donor Rewards: 3rd Reading

        1. Susan: $20 can be in-kind- is it implied or should it say that?

          1. Dalton: implied, but we can add it

        2. Rick motioned to accept; Robert seconded

          1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

      2. Res DH-01-09-2015-001: Waccamaw Buck Elimination: 2nd Reading

        1. Dalton: okay to change date to “on or before Aug 1?”

          1. Council: yes

        2. John: why does it stay a living document?

          1. Dalton: we may decide to make changes up to March

  1. New Business

    1. Committee Reports

      1. Arts & Crafts: Susan

        1. Meeting was 1/18

        2. 1 approved application; confirmed by ACoC

        3. Currently have 4 voting members; need 3 more certified artists

        4. Would like to keep trailer for classes

          1. Chief Hatcher: decide on trailer- fix it or do away with it

          2. Susan motioned to drop time period to 60 days; else give it to John’s friend for scrap; John seconded

            1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

          3. Robert: use storage building for classes

            1. Susan: want locking door knobs on front/ back

            2. Needs electricity, lights, steps

            3. John: Having a B&G meeting 2/21 if you want to come out

        5. Starting a budget; probably around $300-400

      2. Grants: Michelle

        1. SCAC due 3/15

        2. Lowe’s for material: Becky

      3. Buildings & Grounds: John

        1. Thanked friend in CA and others for B&G donations

        2. Next meeting 2/21- to do walkthrough of RV sites

        3. Voting members: Wayne T resigned

        4. RV proposals from last month: approx. $3395

        5. Cemetery Fund: $370.07; read letter to post on website

        6. Fundraiser suggestions

          1. Turkey shoot

            1. Chief Hatcher: find out about advertising

            2. Dalton: curious about insurance on this one

          2. Archery- sanctioned event

          3. Fishing Tournament

          4. Elder Hank- yard sale

          5. Rick: Soft BB Gun Tournament: pay to get in gate, for tournament, stay all night

      4. Pauwau: Michelle

        1. Need Council to confirm Dalton as a voting member

          1. Homer motioned; Rick seconded

          2. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

        2. Starting a SoP book to put everyone on the same page as far as procedures, whether they are on committee or not

      5. Sewer: Mark:

        1. Waiting on funding

      6. Drum: Rick

        1. Need more participation

      7. Constitution: Dalton

        1. Next meeting in May the Thursday before Council meeting

        2. Article 4 done, 5 nearly done, 10 needs to change first

        3. Res DH-02-05-2015-001: Constitutional Amendment

          1. Homer motioned to accept; John seconded

          2. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

        4. Asking for 3-reading rule waiver

          1. Chief Hatcher: yes

        5. Chief Hatcher: we will need people to help call others to help pass amendments; put in newsletter

      8. Funding for Letterhead & Envelopes: $250

        1. Rick motioned; Robert seconded

          1. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Rick-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

      9. Chief Hatcher

        1. Introduced Dan Fuller from the Native American Chamber of Commerce

        2. American Indian Religious Freedom Act- about Eagle feathers/ parts & state recognized tribes

        3. Display in Pawley’s Island Library: 2/21, 2/28

          1. Chief Hatcher & Susan doing presentations

          2. Library will show our items & people can purchase artist works

        4. Letters: donation letters from B&G- John to seal & stamp

          1. Also used the gofundme site

        5. Federal Recognition

          1. Tom Rice said he would hold a meeting with SC delegation in DC

            1. Would like to do ASAP; would take a week or two

            2. Laws are changing; his chief of staff says we may not need Congress

              1. Disagree; the criteria require congressional intervention

          2. Need 10 people to write letter to their congressman saying why this issue is important

            1. Jeania, Glen, Ronnie, Frank, Brenda, Doug, Mark, Homer, Rick, Donnie

        6. John: website is lacking; member Tim Ammons does it for a living

          1. Chief Hatcher: tell him to contact me to get passwords to get started

            1. John: do you want samples or do you want him to just do it?

              1. Chief: just do it

        7. Dan Fuller: Economic Drive: partner with companies to provide jobs to Natives first

          1. Expo in Greenville 4/23-24 with dancing & seminars

            1. Can set up tables there too

        8. Susan: work at amphitheater has begun; concert in May

          1. Let her know if you want to get in touch with Hartman for job


Susan motioned to close the meeting; Robert seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:38 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 3/1/15 at 5:55 am.


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