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June 2022 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 6/03/2022 held at the tribal office and via Zoom

  1. CM’s Marion, Glenn, Marie, Chris, Susan, and Dalton were present. Elders Larry J and Glenn T present. VC Cheryl and 2Cs Alan and John present. Member Starla C present. CM Robert and John A joined later.

  2. Financial Report

  3. General Fund: $14,953.15

  4. Building Fund: $4281.29

  5. Cemetery Fund: $93.00

  6. Michelle: the cemetery fund needs $157 to maintain its minimum balance

  7. Old Business

  8. Online Votes

  9. 5/22 Approve May Meeting Summary

  10. Glenn- yes, Marie- yes, Marion-yes, Chris- yes, Susan-yes, Dalton-yes

  11. New Business

  12. Committee Reports

  13. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn

  14. There are a couple of loads of broken tile to pick up

  15. Sewer: we need to set a date to get the tractor/ backhoe

  16. Chris H: a friend said $150; another said $0 but didn’t give a date when it would be available

  17. Volunteers to set a date to trench for the sewer

  18. Susan: does it go all the way to the RV sites or just the office?

  19. Glenn: need a pump station to go to the RV sites

  20. Work Day 6/18

  21. Beaver problem

  22. Susan: has anyone called Ronnie?

  23. Glenn: I didn’t think I needed to

  24. Arts & Crafts: Susan

  25. Nothing; need to make a schedule

  26. 2C John: CCU Archiving Project will take new pieces from artists. If you are willing to donate, contact 2C John

  27. Richard T will photograph his arrowheads

  28. 2C John: are we missing PW books?

  29. Susan: Chief is missing #2

  30. Susan: On artist certification, Chris: I can’t open the file you sent; send a hard copy

  31. Pauwau: Michelle

  32. Elder Larry: want to sell the straw hay back to someone after the pauwau

  33. Most demonstrators have contracts

  34. Working on the budget

  35. Cancel cut-off date: 8/31/2022

  36. Sell ads to help pay for the program book

  37. 2C John: I talked to Dr. Dillian, and she has several buses of students and volunteers

  38. Would like to give the volunteers a T-shirt

  39. Susan: we can put them on the gate list and let them rotate stations

  40. We can discuss T-shirts at the pw meeting

  41. Drum: 2C Alan

  42. We need to practice; get up with Andy to be ready for School Day

  43. Files: Dalton

  44. No meeting last month; next meeting 6/4

  45. Several of us will be here to print cards

  46. Starla: suggest everyone who wants a new ID get a passport photo and send their money, picture, etc… all at once

  47. CoC Dalton: committee to discuss

  48. Newsletter

  49. Ms. Debra bought Adobe, getting help from VC Cheryl

  50. Cemetery Fence

  51. Met with trustees and sent email

  52. Current trustees: Richard T, Wayne T, Glenn T, Joey W, Hilda S, Linda A, and Dan H (head)

  53. They’re working on paperwork as to the method of securing plots, burial

  54. Call the trustees (Richard T) and they can take care of it in a few hours, determining if you can be buried there (direct descendant)

  55. Working on assigning plots

  56. $3720.56 in the fence account; appreciative of donations

  57. 2C John: are there any donations from Georgia’s husband?

  58. Chief Hatcher: her sister said she would donate

  59. Quote from Picket Fence company: $4006

  60. CoC Dalton: reiterate a minute- the cemetery fund is short $157 to keep it at its minimum balance

  61. Susan: motion to transfer $250 to the cemetery fund to bring it up to the minimum balance and transfer it back once it reaches its minimum

  62. Amended to $157; Marion seconded

  63. Glenn- yes, Marie- yes, Marion-yes, Chris- yes, Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Dalton-yes

  64. 2Chiefs

  65. Nothing to add

  66. CoC Dalton

  67. The tribe now has Instagram and Twitter accounts: @waccamaw_sc

  68. Chief Hatcher

  69. I attended a meeting and got a commitment from other tribes in the state to get us to work together; we need to select a chair

  70. 2C Alan is continuing his museum work

  71. NC conference wants to host all tribal leaders; I need to give them a list of SC contacts

  72. CoC Dalton: is the optometrist only writing prescriptions for glasses?

  73. 2C Alan: I will set it up next month after his vacation

  74. Elders

  75. Larry J: question about the cemetery- do you have to be a descendant to be buried there?

  76. 2C John, Glenn C: descendant, spouse, etc

  77. Susan: Dr. John in Edisto has a free clinic on Tuesday & Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm

  78. Call first: (843) 871-2106

  79. You can usually get a same-day appointment

  80. 2C John: it’s just for those in need financially, isn’t it?

  81. Chief Hatcher: will find out

  82. Next meeting: 7/8/2022

Glenn motioned to close the meeting; Susan seconded.

Glenn- yes, Marie- yes, Marion-yes, Chris- yes, Robert-yes, Susan-yes, Dalton-yes

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 6/30/2022 at 4:13 pm

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