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February 2013 Open Meeting Summary 02012013

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 2/1/2013 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

1. CoC Scott, and CM's Neal, Susan, Dalton, Richia, Robert, and Homer, present.

2. Richia and Robert sworn-in to office

3. January Minutes Read

a. Change 5e: redirecting to site- not doing away with

1. Neal motioned to accept with change; Robert seconded

a. Neal-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Robert-yes, Homer-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

4. Financial Report: Michelle

a. General Fund: $5379.22

b. Building Fund: $1622.29

5. Unfinished Business

a. Online Votes

a. 1/17 Authorize $150 to make feathers, necklaces, chokers, for Austria

1. Neal-yes, Susan-abstain, Dalton-yes, Homer-yes, Neal-yes

b. 1/19 Authorize purchase of 250 pieces of letterhead/ envelopes

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

6. New Business

a. Committee Reports

1. Grants: Michelle

a. NCAI: 10 $2500 cash prizes to high school students

1. Details on Facebook & G+ pages

b. AgDiscovery Program: Agricultural Science

1. 1. Details on Facebook & G+ pages

c. SCAC 3/15

d. Lowe's Community & Education Grants in March

2. Buildings & Grounds: Neal

a. Roof: took 8 buckets to do roof

b. Work Day: Sunday 12pm

3. Arts & Crafts: Susan

a. Nothing to report

b. Chief Hatcher: something needs to happen

1. A&C used to make all feathers for rank & tribal

c. Dalton: on phone calls: people talk over each over

d. Chief Hatcher: Make it so voting member of committee are from here

e. Susan: get with CoC Scott & Dalton to work it out

4. Pauwau: Michelle

a. Meeting 2/13: Coastal Ale House: Conway: 6:30pm

b. Suggestions after Aug 1 will be considered for 2014

b. CoC Scott

1. Members Donald, Esther, Patricia Bryant

a. discovered dual membership

b. Letter signed by all of Council, signed & sent to them

2. Putting Dalton in charge of Tribal Roll Book (Inactive status)

3. Council Work Day- Feb.- TBA

4. Website: Susan/ Gary

5. Going to meet with people about files & move files back to office

6. Neal: work day in Feb to inventory what we have & don't have to avoid excess spending

7. People are not doing what they said they would do in office & will be spoken to

c. 2nd Chief Cheryl

1. Grand Strand Magazine: 4pg article with photos

a. Come out for follow-up in Sept/ Oct

2. Logo for T-shorts- solid white T's

a. John to get with Michelle or CoC Scott for guidelines

1. Present guidelines to Council for approval

3. Flash Mob Round Dance 2/2: Colonial Mall

a. Idle No More Event

d. CoC Scott

1. Closing TRB with exceptions

2. Elder Frank: Close now; reopen on necessity/ benefit of tribe

3. Homer: like interview idea (applicant comes before Council)

4. Chief Hatcher: have to define what closing TRB means first

a. Ex: does it mean that no apps go out anymore?

5. Susan: Also need to look at %'s first after Dalton scrubs TRB

6. Paul Fisk: No consequence for no participation

7. Neal: get them interested at age 18

8. Chief Hatcher: set ground rules

9. 2nd Chief Cheryl: usually 10% people doing 90% work

a. Mohegan: prerequisite for stipend was work

b. reward is better than penalty for motivation

10. Chief Hatcher: membership fee

11. Homer: bring up at gathering

a. Also: where does it say kids are auto-members at 18?

1. Chief Hatcher: it doesn't

12. John: Prison system requires anyone he serves/ works with to be members

1. Chief Hatcher: need to work with prison system to change law for all Native Americans

e. Chief Hatcher

1. Met with Finance Minister & Prime Minister from Austria

a: Question is How, not If on business deal

b. High school/ College Exchange Student Program

2. Met with:

a. Dr. Franz Wohlfahrt of Novomatic

b. Dr. Karl Stoss & Herr Richard Lehrner

c. Prof. Gerhard Skoff of Stage4Solutions

d. Herr Gunter Haidenbauer

3. Estimated price on Federal Recognition: $500,000

4. Tom Rice: have to make another trip to DC to meet with him to put bill in

5. Committee to discuss ways to help people once recognition goes through

a. Johnnie Marie: set standards

b. 2nd Chief Cheryl: social programs can lead to an increase in handouts

c. John: reward education; pre-roll like Catawba

6. Once people from Austria come here, want people with suggestions & involved

7. We should take care of Natives, not just ourselves

8. TRB & Website Maintenance

9. Set Council Work Day each month: routine

a. Put in newsletter

10. Need to plan better

11. Would like to retire: those interested- start planning

Homer motioned to close the meeting; Neal seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 2/23/13 at 11:04 am.

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