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May 2009 Open Meeting Summary 05012009


Tribal Open Meeting Summary 5/1/2009 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor

  1. April minutes read

  2. Change to be made- make it clear that Will Goings is the one wanting the review, not Chief Hatcher

  3. Dalton motioned to accept the minutes with the change; Homer seconded

  4. Jeanie-yes, Susan (Wayne)-yes, Dalton-yes, Homer-yes, Scott-yes (Passed unanimously)

  5. Financial Report

  6. $2840.17 in bank

  7. GK Residence: $3571 to date

  8. Attorney: $2000 to date

  9. Deposit around 4/20 of $65 but unsure of where it came from

  10. Donnie Agreement was signed, officially giving the grounds a caretaker

  11. CoC should be the liaison to the caretaker

  12. Sprint Phone Bill has been paid in full

  13. Committee Reports

  14. PauWau: Linda: committee has not met. Meeting scheduled for 5/9 at 11

  15. Buster & Linda calculated having Rick Bird and John Blackfeather both

  16. $5000 total for both for all 4 days (School day and Pau Wau)

  17. Rick Bird as Drum; John Blackfeather as Emcee

  18. Still need an arena director

  19. Events: Linda: Yard Sale: tribe made $110; Linda will do them once per month

  20. Donnie would like to do them once per week once he is set up

  21. Scott mentioned having a yard sale committee for Donnie to work with and Buster to be a point-of-contact

  22. Tabled till next month

  23. Buildings & Grounds: Neal: Donnie still needs AC & Hot water heater

  24. Dalton- check for heat pump on Craigs List; Susan- check FreeCycle

  25. Chief Hatcher offered Doug’s AC since he is not using it

  26. Dalton motioned to accept Doug’s AC and continue looking for another; hook the better one up at Donnie’s location; Richia seconded

  27. Jeanie-yes, Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Homer-yes, Richia-yes, Scott-yes (passed unanimously)

  28. Owe Jeff appreciation

  29. Grants: Michelle: SCAC grant review was Tuesday 4/28

  30. Strong grant; they loved the narrative

  31. Believe the grant will be funded

  32. Reminded everyone that it is a 1:1 grant

  33. If you’re granted $7500, but only turn in receipts for $4000, you only get $4000

  34. Full review copy available upon request

  35. Apprenticeship program- Earl Manyskins and Robert while training for Firekeeper

  36. Arts: Needs meeting for new chairperson

  37. Dalton made a motion to strike section D2 sentence stating that the person had to be of Indian blood (D3 only requires them to be of the tribe)

  38. Susan seconded

  39. Jeanie-yes, Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Dalton-yes, Homer-yes, Scott-yes, Richia-yes (passed unanimously)

  40. 8 certifications to give out tonight

  41. Reaffirm Online Votes

  42. Yard Sale: yes

  43. AC Pump replaced: yes

  44. Tents: yes (were returned)

  45. Motor: yes

  46. Donnie Agreement: yes

  47. Donations: Jerry

  48. February: over $1300

  49. March $1285

  50. April $350

  51. Yard Sale $110

  52. Donnie’s Trailer $100

  53. Keys to stamp: need an anvil to put keys on

  54. Chief Hatcher

  55. We were allocated $3000 for Donnie’s trailer; 2nd Chief Iris Ewing gave $500 and another (Rev. Ammons?) gave $100

  56. Bathhouse plans drawn up by Charles Creech

  57. Need a PERK test done

  58. Needs septic tank and must be out of flood zone

  59. Tabled till Council work meeting in June

  60. “Prospective Member” letter read with the changes from April

  61. Susan motioned to accept the letter with two changes- adding page 4 back in and changing the PO Box number

  62. Dalton motioned; Homer seconded

  63. Jeanie-yes, Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Richia-yes, Dalton-yes, Homer-yes, Scott-yes (passed unanimously)

  64. Arts Committee used to give Certificates of Compliance; wanted to give current artists new certificates

  65. Dalton motioned; Susan seconded

  66. Jeanie-yes, Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Dalton-yes, Richia-yes, Homer-yes, Scott-yes (passed unanimously)

  67. Artist Certification given to:

  68. Susan Mack

  69. Robert Benton

  70. Brian Evans

  71. Neal Richard

  72. May 23rd Unity PauWau in Columbia- all who can attend, please go

  73. Those Who Remain by Gene Crediford- possible new textbook- $30, including disc

  74. New tribal role book cover crafted by Charles Creech

  75. Susan

  76. Census 2010- block 9 is where you put your tribal affiliation

  77. Parents of Special Needs Children- help from NIPIC

  78. June 19 (Friday) Children’s Museum- presentation 6-8pm; free

  79. Craig Talbot

  80. Made the paper 3 times for SC Cares (Coastal Observer, Waccamaw Times, Georgetown Times)

  81. Doing a Bike Week Event

  82. Attending the Unity PauWau

  83. 9th-15th- Inlet Adventure

  84. June 20- Harborwalk Stage Presentation

  85. CoC Scott Beaver: received a thank-you note from the family of Andy Anderson

  86. American Indian activist Eddie Hatcher (Lumbee) passed away today

Rev. Elwood Ammons gave the closing prayer.

Homer Motioned and Richia seconded for the meeting to end.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50pm

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 5/02/2009 at 3:30am

#meeting #minutes

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