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February 2012 Open Meeting Summary 02032012


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

1. CoC Scott, and CM's Susan, Robert, and Neal present. 2nd Chief Iris served as proxy for CM Homer and 2nd Chief Phil served as proxy for CM Dalton.

2. January Minutes read

a. Neal motioned to accept; Susan seconded

1. Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Neal-yes, 2nd Chief Iris (Homer)-yes, 2nd Chief Phil (Dalton)-yes, CoC Scott- yes

3. 2nd Chief Phil and 2nd Chief Iris sworn-in to office

4. Rolling Thunder presented tribe with plaque and letter, expressing gratitude for allowing us to have the Missing Man Table at the pauwau and for paying tribute to veterans

5. Financial Report: Michelle

a. General Funds Account: $10,015.72

b. Building Fund Account: $3294.65

6. Online Votes

a. 1/19 Put Genesis Foundation donation check into Building Fund account

a. Susan-yes, 2nd Chief Iris (Homer)-yes, Neal-yes, Robert-yes, CoC Scott-yes

b. 1/22 Block Underpinning using 2nd quote

a. Susan-yes, Neal-yes, Robert-yes, 2nd Chief Phil (Dalton)-yes, 2nd Chief Iris (Homer)-yes, CoC Scott-yes

7. Committee Reports

a. Grants: Michelle

1. SCAC 3/15

b. Building & Grounds: Neal

1. Block work started

2. Ronnie: idea- dig up river birch trees to plant around fire circle and outline parking area

a. Neal: let's blueprint it first

b. Dance circle needs something; like between vendors and circle

c. 2nd Chief Phil: motion to trust Ronnie's judgment/ CoC Scott seconded

1. 2nd Chief Iris: not certain about around dance circle- high traffic area

2. Ronnie: they could be 30 feet apart and take several years to grow

3. Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Neal-yes, 2nd Chief Iris (Homer)-yes, 2nd Chief Phil (Dalton)-yes, CoC Scott- yes

3. Donnie's pipes: galvanized pipes and bad drinking water need to be looked at

4. Work Day: 2/4 at 8am with stiff hoes at big cemetery

c. Arts & Crafts: Susan

1. No word from Carol Ann on next meeting

d. Pauwau: Michelle

1. Meeting 2/8 at Shoney's at 6:30pm to include discussion on pets and who we give certificates to on Family Day

2. Please make sure we have your email address if you wish to join the discussion- some discussions change rapidly or require answers quickly

3. Start talking to your contacts about the pauwau for advertising purposes- all feedback forms show that as the weakest element from last year

4. Send all information for the program book to Susan. If you don't have her email address, send it to me and I'll forward it to her.

8. Family Day

a. 2nd Chief Iris asked about a Fire Ceremony- Robert says there will be 2

1. the first will be at noon

b. Susan: the caterer (Dwayne) said it would be about $5 per person for 45 people

c. port-o-potty cost- not the same as taking pw costs and dividing to get to 1 day

d. Neal motioned to use Aynor Park at 1pm if we can get it; Susan seconded

1. Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Neal-yes, 2nd Chief Iris (Homer)-yes, 2nd Chief Phil (Dalton)-yes, CoC Scott- yes

e. Use caterer (Dwayne)- Susan motioned

1. Elder Doug: what about each family bring their own?

2. Susan motioned that each family bring its own picnic lunch instead of tribe using a caterer; 2nd Chief Iris (Homer) seconded

a. Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Neal-yes, 2nd Chief Iris (Homer)-yes, 2nd Chief Phil (Dalton)-yes, CoC Scott- yes

9. Membership Files

a. Isabel Jasmine Veliz