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March 2012 Open Meeting Summary 03022012

June 25, 2016

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 03/02/2012 held at the Senior Center in Aynor, SC


  1. CoC Scott, and CM's Susan and Neal present. Pursuant to  the Tribal Constitution page 8 (Article V paragraph B line 8), Chief Hatcher decided that all favorable votes taken will stand as voted and the vote will count.

  2. February minutes read.

    1. Susan motioned to accept; Neal seconded

      1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

  3. Financial Report

    1. General Account: $9972.88

    2. Building Fund: $657.65

  4. Online Votes

    1. None taken

  5. Committee Reports

    1. Grants: Michelle

      1. SCAC 3/15: two grants: PW & School Day

    2. Pauwau: Michelle

      1. We have 6 voting members & need Council to appoint one more

      2. Next meeting TBA at Shoney's at 6:30. Once the date is finalized, I'll email everyone

      3. Anyone who has program book ideas, send them to Michelle or Susan

      4. We need everyone to sell ads, not just the committee and not just a couple of people. I will attach a copy of the ad form for people to copy.

    3. Arts & Crafts: Susan

      1. Carol Ann is supposed to be setting up a meeting

    4. Building & Grounds: Neal

      1. Jeff is supposed to have house set down next week

      2. On a Sunday- tar the roof, around $40 per bucket, will get quote

        1. Jeff is supplying rollers

      3. Next projects: floors, carpet, take out wall, etc...

      4. Hope to be in the new building by June

  6. Donnie's Receipts

    1. City Auto Parts: $61.69 check 1419

      1. Susan motioned to accept; Neal seconded

        1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

    2. Sunhouse 1: $118.35 check 1420

      1. Susan motioned to accept; Neal seconded

        1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

  7. Chief Hatcher

    1. Apologies to new members because we don't have the roll book tonight

    2. Request to pay attorney $1000 if we can afford it

      1. Susan motioned to accept; Neal seconded but plan for future

        1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

    3. Newsletter is all electronic

      1. Need to communicate with all members- not just those with email

      2. Perhaps a compromise can be reached

    4. Met with Chaplain of Prisons & John Abrams

      1. No Native American religion in SC prisons allowed

      2. Authorize to use John Abrams to assist with this program

        1. Susan motioned to accept; Neal seconded but plan for future

          1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

      3. Neal will volunteer too

      4. Prison Program- hope to make it a statewide program

    5. Met with 2nd Chief of Pee Dee

      1. 7 state-recognized tribes & 7 recognized groups

        1. tribes have Native history; groups may not

        2. Both get to vote on Native issues

        3. Going to propose at next Advisory meeting: no more groups

    6. Arts & Crafts said they would do feathers & we need them to do it

      1. Also need one for tribal constables

    7. Seal- $60, letterhead to change fax numbers & envelopes ($200)

      1. Neal motioned; Susan seconded

        1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

    8. 2 Projects

      1. Donnie's floor

      2. Building fund

        1. Money shifted around; will get fixed

      3. Problem with 2 contractors working together

        1. 2 guys passed inspection, were paid, but vents were upside down

        2. Jeff says access doors will be crushed if building is set down on it the way the other guys did it

          1. Says $150-200 to fix

            1. Susan motioned; Neal seconded

              1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

    9. Value of building needs to be reported to Iris

      1. Neal motions $20/sq. foot; Susan seconded

        1. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Scott-yes

      2. Scott to email Iris

    10. Federal Recognition

      1. Still no contract

      2. Interest in amphitheater

    11. Chief of Constables looking for good people

      1. Chief of Constables David: developing screening and policy & procedure manual

    12. Elections

      1. Proposals to go in

        1. DH-09-02-2011-001

          1. Think it's wrong; don't think restricting powers should be in constitution

        2. RP-03-03-2010-01

  8. Elder Doug: Compromise on newsletter- send postcards

  9. Elder Hank: Q: bulk rate?

    1. A: have to pay for so many, including returns

  10. Georgia: Have a fundraising interest

    1. Wanted to check into permissions to do it

      1. Chief Hatcher gave her permission

  11. Elder Doug: Cheryl & Georgia to handle PR

    1. Chief Hatcher gave permissions

  12. Resolution HH-01/03/2012-02: Disbursement Criteria received its 2nd Reading

  13. Susan: Events

    1. Weekend of 3/3: Pauwau in Monck's Corner

    2. Weekend of 3/10: Pauwau in Hardeeville

    3. 3/28: Native American Advisory Meeting at USC-Lancaster

    4. May: Tuscarora Pauwau

  14. Elder Hank: introduced Steve & Lori Osborn


Susan  motioned to close the meeting; Neal seconded.


Meeting adjourned 7:55 pm.


Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 3/15/12 at 2:26 am.

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