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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

    1. General Fund: $14,953.15

    2. Building Fund: $4281.29

    3. Cemetery Fund: $93.00

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

  3. Old Business

    1. Online Votes

      1. 5/22 Approve May Meeting Summary

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

  4. New Business

    1. Committee Reports

      1. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn

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

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

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

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

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

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

        4. Work Day 6/18

        5. Beaver problem

          1. Susan: has anyone called Ronnie?

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

      2. Arts & Crafts: Susan

        1. Nothing; need to make a schedule

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

          1. Richard T will photograph his arrowheads

        3. 2C John: are we missing PW books?

          1. Susan: Chief is missing #2

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

      3. Pauwau: Michelle

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

        2. Most demonstrators have contracts

        3. Working on the budget

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

        5. Sell ads to help pay for the program book

        6. 2C John: I talked to Dr. Dillian, and she has several buses of students and volunteers

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

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

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

      4. Drum: 2C Alan

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

      5. Files: Dalton

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

          1. Several of us will be here to print cards

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

          3. CoC Dalton: committee to discuss

      6. Newsletter

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

    2. Cemetery Fence

      1. Met with trustees and sent email

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

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

        3. 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)

        4. Working on assigning plots

        5. $3720.56 in the fence account; appreciative of donations

          1. 2C John: are there any donations from Georgia’s husband?

          2. Chief Hatcher: her sister said she would donate

          3. Quote from Picket Fence company: $4006

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

          5. 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

          6. Amended to $157; Marion seconded

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

    3. 2Chiefs

      1. Nothing to add

    4. CoC Dalton

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

    5. Chief Hatcher

      1. 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

      2. 2C Alan is continuing his museum work

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

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

        1. 2C Alan: I will set it up next month after his vacation

    6. Elders

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

        1. 2C John, Glenn C: descendant, spouse, etc

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

      1. Call first: (843) 871-2106

        1. You can usually get a same-day appointment

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

        1. Chief Hatcher: will find out

  5. 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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