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February 2015 Open Meeting Summary 02062015


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

  3. Vote on leave of absence

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

  5. Vote for making Dalton Acting CoC

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

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

  8. January minutes read

  9. Rick motioned to accept; Homer seconded

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

  11. Financial Report (via Lori’s email)

  12. Building Fund

  13. $9.95 debit for website now going through general fund

  14. Balance: $1892.65

  15. General Fund

  16. Balance: $8354.74

  17. Old Business

  18. Trademark of Tribal Logo: Susan

  19. Price grew as you expand search criteria

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

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

  22. Resolutions

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

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

  25. Dalton: implied, but we can add it

  26. Rick motioned to accept; Robert seconded

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

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

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

  30. Council: yes

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

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

  33. New Business

  34. Committee Reports

  35. Arts & Crafts: Susan

  36. Meeting was 1/18

  37. 1 approved application; confirmed by ACoC

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

  39. Would like to keep trailer for classes

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

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

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

  43. Robert: use storage building for classes

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

  45. Needs electricity, lights, steps

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

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

  48. Grants: Michelle

  49. SCAC due 3/15

  50. Lowe’s for material: Becky

  51. Buildings & Grounds: John

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

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

  54. Voting members: Wayne T resigned

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

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

  57. Fundraiser suggestions

  58. Turkey shoot

  59. Chief Hatcher: find out about advertising

  60. Dalton: curious about insurance on this one

  61. Archery- sanctioned event

  62. Fishing Tournament

  63. Elder Hank- yard sale

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

  65. Pauwau: Michelle

  66. Need Council to confirm Dalton as a voting member

  67. Homer motioned; Rick seconded

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

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

  70. Sewer: Mark:

  71. Waiting on funding

  72. Drum: Rick

  73. Need more participation

  74. Constitution: Dalton

  75. Next meeting in May the Thursday before Council meeting

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

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

  78. Homer motioned to accept; John seconded

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

  80. Asking for 3-reading rule waiver

  81. Chief Hatcher: yes

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

  83. Funding for Letterhead & Envelopes: $250

  84. Rick motioned; Robert seconded

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

  86. Chief Hatcher

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

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

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

  90. Chief Hatcher & Susan doing presentations

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

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

  93. Also used the gofundme site

  94. Federal Recognition

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

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

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

  98. Disagree; the criteria require congressional intervention

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

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

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

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

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

  104. Chief: just do it

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

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

  107. Can set up tables there too

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

  109. 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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