May 2022 Open Meeting Summary


Tribal Open Meeting Summary 5/06/2022 held at the tribal office and via Zoom

  1. CM’s Marion, Robert, Glenn, Marie, and Dalton were present. VC Cheryl, 2C Alan, 2C John present. Elder Larry was present. Members Starla C, Mathea A, Nancy J, and Kevin D present. 2C John served as a proxy for CM Susan. Members Jeanie W and Iris E joined later.

  2. Financial Report (as of 5/05/2022 and 11:20 pm)

  3. General Fund: $15,565.42

  4. Building Fund: $4281.29

  5. Cemetery Fund: $100.00

  6. Old Business

  7. Online Votes

  8. 4/11 Approve giving Joey Watford $1848.96 from Cemetery Fund for fence materials

  9. Susan (2C John)-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  10. Approve April Meeting Summary

  11. Susan (2C John)-yes, Glenn-yes, Marion-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  12. New Business

  13. Committee Reports

  14. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn

  15. Received 2 loads of broken tile from Mr. Charles (approximately 28k pounds)

  16. Pauwau: Dalton & Michelle

  17. Most demonstrator contracts are out

  18. Working through the budget

  19. Checking price on P-o-P since Gary’s was bought out

  20. Vendor apps are being given out

  21. Cancel cut-off date is 8/31/2022

  22. Glenn: Hay & P-o-P will be more expensive

  23. Glenn: frybread vendor won’t make it

  24. 2C Alan: I may have one lined up

  25. Drum: 2C Alan

  26. Are we going to do school days?

  27. Glenn: that’s the plan

  28. 2C Alan: we need to practice

  29. Files: Dalton

  30. Need to reschedule this month’s meeting because people are going to the pauwau

  31. Need to clear the backlog of ID cards soon

  32. Newsletter

  33. 5/20 is the cut-off date for content for the upcoming newsletter

  34. Receipts

  35. Newsletter stamps

  36. $63.80 to VC Cheryl

  37. Susan (2C John)-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  38. Cameras and SD

  39. $183.29 to Glenn C

  40. Susan (2C John)-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  41. Cemetery Fence

  42. Joey Watford has received the check

  43. Current total in the cemetery fund that he has: $2820.58

  44. Elder Larry J: do the trustees have full control of the cemetery fund?

  45. Are they going point to point for the fence?

  46. 2C John: starting with the front and then connecting

  47. Nancy J: talked to 4 trustees and they all have different amounts that they need and the location of the fence

  48. 2C John: I’ll talk to Joey

  49. 2CJohn: Nancy had a couple of plots marked off, but someone removed the markers

  50. 2C John: there are no rules or regulations with the trustees

  51. Marion C: trustees need to report to Council every month

  52. 2C John: trustees need oversight/ direction from Council

  53. Nancy J: If I put another marker again and it’s been there 6-8 months, will it be an issue?

  54. 2C John: there are no official appointments of plots

  55. Elder Larry J: the trustees said just to put a marker down

  56. 2C John: I’ll talk to Joey; there needs to be accountability

  57. 2C John

  58. CCU Keenan Library Archiving Project

  59. CCU is building a new library and ant to archive our history in the current one

  60. Most of our documents are in Drive; need to decide on how much to share

  61. Richard and Wayne T have arrowheads to add

  62. Mathea, Iris, and Nancy Basket will donate pieces of art

  63. Need more works of art and video

  64. We will be doing interviews during the pauwau and solstice events

  65. 2C John: will you create a smudge kit?

  66. Marion: yes

  67. 2C Alan

  68. Dr. Andrews is retiring on 6/21/2022; you can get free eye exams from him in Bishopville until then

  69. CoC Dalton

  70. Question about Joey Watford and CMA Recognition Committee Appointment

  71. The current membership fees resolution doesn’t specifically say that this position is exempt from fees

  72. I’d like to change the resolution so that elected and appointed positions are covered

  73. 2C John: motion on behalf of the executive and legislative branches for services for the Waccamaw Indian People, membership fees are covered

  74. Glenn: seconded, with a volunteer time sheet to track time

  75. Susan (2C John)-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  76. Marion

  77. Ms. Georgia C’s ashes were added to the fire circle

  78. Mathea

  79. We will get a round pin from Tractor Supply this year

  80. Nancy J: how big?

  81. Mathea: average size 10 or 16 panels

  82. It will hold 1-2 horses


2C John motioned to close the meeting; Glenn seconded.

Susan (2C John)-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 5/22/2022 at 9:57 pm