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February 2018 Open Meeting Summary

February 22, 2018


 

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 2/2/2018  held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

 

  1. CM’s Susan, Robert, John, Dalton, Jeania, and Rick present. Elders Dan, Doug, and Becky present.

  2. Financial Report

    1. General Fund: $12,010.33 (as of 2/1/2018 on CNB site)

    2. Building Fund: $2016.94 (as of 2/1/2018 on CNB site)

    3. Cemetery Fund: $531.26

  3. Online Votes

    1. 1/26: January minutes: Susan: add Becky, Doug, Glenn T to Elders present

      1. Robert (2C Cheryl)-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Jeania-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  4. Old Business

    1. Waccamaw Family Day

      1. Alan: doing Low Country Boil

      2. John T: games, tournament with prizes

      3. Susan: can do a craft demo, but do not have enough materials to hold a class

        1. 2c Phil: propose to let her buy the materials now & bring receipts

        2. John T: suggest buying items to display with signups for future classes

          1. Susan: and create kits to sell

      4. Jeania: can bring a karaoke machine

      5. Susan: people have been invited to come out, possibly be on television

      6. Rick: can we make it a work day too like the roof?

        1. Susan: I’d make it voluntary

    2. Cemetery Update

      1. We’re not accepting the offer

        1. Susan: another attorney told us to do a title search on the land

    3. PW Concerns

      1. Drum

        1. Glenn C has sent the committee information on more drums to look over at the next PW committee meeting

    4. Elders

      1. Voting after the PW: some people cannot come to the Pauwau

        1. Newsletter needs to go out for letters of intent

    5. John

      1. Did Glenn T get concrete on the grounds?

        1. Elder Dan: he’s not here tonight

          1. Rick: we have some

            1. John T: we can try a 10x10 spot

      2. To Chris H: is there any information on the sewer?

        1. Chris H: need to know if it’s residential or commercial

          1. If commercial, they may not finance it

        2. Rick: will meter change get us over time?

          1. Chris H: need to get more information

            1. They only charge for water coming in

        3. John: is residential considered one house, two houses, etc?

          1. Chris H: it’s the tank size

  5. New Business

    1. Horse Ride: Larry J

      1. Starting at Cedar Creek

      2. Presented a flyer draft

      3. A benefit to improve tribal land

      4. Will present receipts once done

    2. Special Needs Fishing Day 4/14: Elder Doug

      1. First weekend of March & April: yard sale to raise money

    3. Constitution: Rick

      1. Old things shouldn’t apply; you’re starting from scratch

      2. Dalton: amendments from the old constitution are meaningless now, but things that deal with the cemetery aren’t in there- it doesn’t go that level

      3. Rick: constitution & proxy votes: it doesn’t say you can have more than one proxy vote

        1. Dalton, Susan: it doesn’t say you can’t either

          1. John, Dalton: the constitution doesn’t address it

            1. John read the proxy section of the constitution aloud

      4. John: we didn’t review the constitutional referendums while writing the constitution

        1. Dalton we didn’t have access to all the referendums

          1. Susan: you had access to most; it didn’t change much

        2. Dalton: any referendum in conflict with the new constitution would be null & void

          1. Susan: need a work day (during the day) to go over it

          2. Dalton: referendums are different than resolutions

          3. 2C Phil: referendums usually go into more detail

          4. Elder Dan: if it’s not written, why not have 4 proxies?

          5. Dalton: my concern is you don’t agree with how it’s interpreted

            1. Rick: no, it’s vague

          6. Susan: one thing that is missing is that the Chief & CoC couldn’t be related

            1. Dalton: because now they are both elected positions

              1. Susan: it leads to the same situation

                1. Dalton: but Chief didn’t have direct influence on the CoC position; you have to trust the electorate

      5. Rick: with proxy: you don’t know why people are for or against something

        1. Susan: if I give a proxy to someone, I let them know why; reason it’s important to have the agenda early

      6. Rick: work day: 3/1 at 6pm: constitution workshop/ review referendums

    4. Committee Reports

      1. Arts & Crafts: 2C Phil

        1. Need money

        2. Susan: Chris H brought in items last month & needs app

      2. Grants: Michelle

        1. SCAC coming up: need updated biographies from our artists

      3. Pauwau: Michelle

        1. Susan & Dalton resigned from the committee, but still involved

        2. Need Council to confirm Starla as a voting member

          1. Susan-yes, Robert-yes, John-yes, Dalton-yes, Jeania-yes, Rick-yes

        3. Starting PSA’s & ad-selling now

        4. Looking for volunteers & older pictures

        5. Chris H: can take some flyers to give out on the pauwau circuit

        6. Glenn C: need to be at the Hoedown & Christmas events

          1. Elder Doug: Ronnie F set up a tipi & we had a table on year

      4. Drum: Rick

        1. Alan: need to know when we’re going to start back up

    5. Chief

      1. Last Sun had a meet & greet with McGill

        1. Trying to network and have a meet & greet with all gubernatorial candidates

      2. Met with Chavez about a class action lawsuit on opioid lawsuit

        1. If we lose, we owe nothing

        2. If we win, we give them 40%

        3. Want them to help us build a treatment facility for Natives

          1. The people part of the trust would be overseers of money to plan it

        4. Rick: statistic: in Marion County, 130 prescriptions for every 100 people

        5. Susan: once it’s submitted, it’s too late for other tribes to sign on to it

        6. 2C Phil: if it goes through federal court, it could help with federal recognition

        7. Elder Doug: would these be live-in facilities?

          1. Susan: probably, yes

    6. Elder Dan

      1. 6 tribes in Virginia were federally recognized

 

Dalton motioned to close the meeting; John seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 2/21/18 at 11:53 pm.

 

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