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June 2014 Open Meeting Summary 06062014

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 6/6/2014 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CoC Scott, CM’s Dalton, Homer, John, Robert, and Rick present.

  2. Presentation by Jerry Lang

  3. Funding for health project- screenings for different health issues

  4. Will help all, but focus is primarily on Native Americans

  5. May Minutes read

  6. Dalton: 6(ii)(1) should be “he” not “her”

  7. Dalton motioned to accept with change; Homer seconded

  8. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-abstain, Robert-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  9. Financial Report: Alan

  10. General Fund

  11. Deposits: $640.42 Debits: $800.33 Balance: $13,233.95

  12. Building Fund

  13. Deposits: $25.00 Debits: $0.00 Balance: $1050.00

  14. New Business

  15. Membership Files

  16. JT Abrams

  17. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-yes, Robert-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  18. Committee Reports

  19. Arts & Crafts: Susan

  20. Letter was sent to Carol Ann: came back twice; newsletter came back

  21. Changed address or not accepting mail

  22. Dalton: how many voting members are on committee now?

  23. Susan: herself, Becky S, Rick H, Robert B, Iris E

  24. Phil W, Neal R once paperwork is in

  25. Neal: would like people to bring items to open meeting to judge

  26. 2nd Chief Iris: like the idea, but needs to go through A&C

  27. Susan: could make a showcase for Waccamaw art

  28. Neal: could have a Pauwau booth

  29. Susan: 3-4 put a booth up together one year

  30. Chief Hatcher: importance of paperwork: SC laws on animal parts

  31. Even if the parts are for sale, you may not be able to use it in art

  32. DNR would have to verify with A&C that you are certified to use it

  33. Johnnie F: use the old trailer for A&C

  34. 2nd Chief Cheryl: keep applications here at office

  35. 2nd Chief Iris: may need to start over

  36. Grants: Michelle

  37. SCAC: waiting on report

  38. Lowe’s Community Grant

  39. Buildings & Grounds: John

  40. Drain Project: Wayne T, Rick H, Alex, Neal R

  41. John to email list to Chief Hatcher

  42. Budgeted $700

  43. Actual cost: $777.67; donations: $72.67

  44. Richard T also donated

  45. Gravel: $347.75

  46. YouLoco wouldn’t come mark the lines because it was Confederate Memorial Day

  47. 2nd Chief Cheryl: estimate on moving electrical outlets & make sure they are up to code

  48. Materials: $146 if using current breakers

  49. Max-up amps to RV’s at same time

  50. John T: think we need to discuss grounds, layout, vendor locations

  51. Dalton: PW, B&G, & Council should meet

  52. Chief Hatcher: have to get it done if we’re doing it this year

  53. Mark A: meet during Summer Solstice @ 1pm

  54. Lawnmower: donations for cemetery upkeep to be sent to:

  55. 1716 Pelican Place Shallotte, NC 28470

  56. Pauwau: 2nd Chief Cheryl

  57. Fundraiser with Hog Heaven 6/17

  58. $15/ plate- meal & presentation

  59. Membership Updates: 1-year Review Query 6/6/2014

  60. J. Cox

  61. Susan motioned to move to full member; Homer seconded

  62. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-abstain, Robert-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  63. P. Davis

  64. Susan motioned to extend x 1 year; Homer seconded

  65. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-abstain, Robert-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  66. K. Davis

  67. Susan motioned to extend x 1 year; Homer seconded

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

  69. J. Siratt

  70. John motioned to move to full member; Dalton seconded

  71. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-abstain, Robert-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  72. Homer: not to discredit anyone: make an effort once a year to help the tribe

  73. All other names in the query now have expired cards

  74. Fuel Receipt: $65.93 Check 1035

  75. Homer motioned; John seconded

  76. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-abstain, Robert-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  77. 2nd Chiefs

  78. 2nd Chief Cheryl: Sun News article about casinos and infrastructure

  79. Both parties recognize that casinos can help with infrastructure as well as other projects

  80. CoC Scott: policy on tribal logo

  81. Read policy to those present in meeting

  82. Susan: seems like price was approximately $165 to check to see if it’s not already taken

  83. John motioned to allow Susan to look into it up to $165

  84. Dalton seconded

  85. If more, Susan should notify Council

  86. Homer-yes, John-yes, Susan-abstain, Robert-yes, Rick-yes, Dalton-yes, Scott-yes

  87. Send mail/ email with timestamp for copyright

  88. John T: we need a long Council meeting

  89. Susan: a working Council meeting

  90. Chief Hatcher

  91. Met with investors- project delayed; putting person in area to help

  92. Casinos: think good point for state is to keep it Indian-only

  93. Have to speak to other tribal leaders though

  94. Federal recognition process under review: BIA created bill asking for reasonable certainty- not Congress

  95. A lot of good changes to bill

  96. Cemetery: Ms. Sellers refused to sign order; judge signed

  97. 50/50, we upkeep

  98. Sumter Band of Cheraw: meeting with them soon

  99. SB611 passed Senate; stuck in House- to be reintroduced

  100. CMA asked to withdraw it, but they can’t (not their bill)

  101. Bill on game parts next year

  102. A&C needs to require promise: no animal life for art

  103. Opinion: use all parts of animal for crafts?

  104. John T: if you’re going to use plastic parts, you may as well buy them from China

  105. A lot of resistance from Indians & only group affected by the law

  106. Law was done in spite of Indians; Legislators didn’t think first

  107. GSWS: sent Council information prior to meeting

  108. John T: don’t like having to take a lien on property

  109. Mark A: they said 20 years; email said 5

  110. Mark to forward it to Chief Hatcher

  111. Susan suggested sending out a letter requesting donations for this project

  112. Mark A: bathhouse/ hurricane shelter: Cherokee grant from FEMA

  113. Won’t need pre-authorized travel expenses- investors gave money for it

  114. Good program from Jerry Lang; take survey and help build database

  115. Yvonne Mitchell Jones asked for membership for herself, husband, and son

  116. Want to help out

  117. Need pictures & member’s agreements

  118. Sheila Hansen gave us tobacco for the solstice

  119. Neal Richard

  120. Current way that a vacated CM position is filled is unfair

  121. Chief Hatcher: I stand by it; to change it, change the constitution

  122. Elders: Steve O

  123. Met and discussed policy concerning elections

  124. Timeframe, how you submit letters of intent, etc…

  125. Rick H

  126. If you’re interested in learning how to drum, we’ll teach

John motioned to close the meeting; Rick seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 7/10/14 at 11:51 pm.

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