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May 2023 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 5/5/2023 held at the tribal office and via Zoom

  1. CMs Marion, Glenn, Chris, Robert, and CoC Dalton were present. Elder Larry J was present. 2Cs Alan F and John T were present. 2C Alan served as a proxy for Marie.

  2. Members Nancy J, Randy W, Kevin D, Lisa L, Carol H, Joshua W, Jennifer R, and David B were present.

  3. Financial Report (as of 5/3/2023 at 11:30 pm)

  4. General Fund: $29,979.13

  5. Building Fund: $3267.00

  6. Cemetery Fund: $407.00

  7. Old Business

  8. Online Votes

  9. 4/13 Approve April Open Meeting Summary

  10. Glenn-yes, Marion-yes, 2C Alan (Marie)-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

  11. 4/15 Allow Glenn to take the bush hog to see if it can be repaired and if not, allow him to keep it

  12. Glenn-abstain, Marion-yes, 2C Alan (Marie)-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

  13. 4/15 Allow Glenn to take the junk tractor to see if it can be repaired and if not, allow him to keep it

  14. Glenn-abstain, Marion-yes, 2C Alan (Marie)-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

  15. New Business

  16. Receipts

  17. Fuel: $63.58 to be paid back to Glenn for Sunhouse fuel bill; Check 1068

  18. Glenn-yes, Marion-yes, 2C Alan (Marie)-yes, Robert-yes, Dalton-yes

  19. Committee Reports

  20. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn

  21. We will have a work day if the rain holds out

  22. Arts & Crafts

  23. Lisa L: I am a potter and participate in the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster

  24. 5/20 pottery

  25. Some of my pottery is in their permanent collection

  26. Kevin D: she does really good work

  27. Grants: Michelle

  28. We’re still waiting to hear from the SCAC about a School Day grant

  29. Chief Hatcher put in for a grant from the CMA

  30. Pauwau: Dalton

  31. Working on budget

  32. Need a story on the history & traditions of the drum for the program book

  33. Per 2C Alan: Chad P, Kevin D, and Andy S can help with stories

  34. Discussing sending people on the Gate Pass List wristbands ahead of time to indicate they have paid

  35. Looking for pictures of our older members

  36. Next meeting is 5/11 @ 6:30 pm

  37. Drum: Chris

  38. Kaya will send something for the drum too

  39. Files

  40. 2C Alan: Paula Cribb: is it her responsibility to contact us?

  41. CoC Dalton-yes

  42. 2C Alan: When does it go from honorary to a full member?

  43. CoC Dalton: when the executive branch nominates her for full membership, Tribal Council confirms it

  44. Michelle: there probably will not be a meeting tomorrow due to absences

  45. 2C Alan

  46. Edisto had a good pauwau

  47. 5/6 pauwau in Pickens

  48. 2C John

  49. Still working with the CCU Archiving Project

  50. Members can donate items, pictures, etc…

  51. CoC Dalton: Chief Hatcher received an honorary PhD in Humane Letters today

  52. David B: Congratulations to the Chief

  53. Audience

  54. SD (sorry, didn’t catch the name): someone said something about a cornhole game; I’ve got a friend who will donate a set; he just needs to know how to paint it

  55. Chris H: have someone who can paint the tribal logo

  56. Glenn C: easier to paint as one color

  57. CoC Dalton: keep Jerry S in your thoughts; he recently had surgery and is home resting

  58. Glenn C: I met a man (Floyd) in Hemingway and picked up broken pieces of clay pots from the river (showed the pieces)

  59. One stone was used to make fire

  60. Spearheads and pieces to a pipe

  61. Marion C: CCU movie: Beans

  62. Chief and Marion were there

  63. I was pleased with the participation with the tribe and students

Marion motioned to close the meeting; Glenn seconded.

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 5/22/2023 at 4:17 pm.

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