MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER:
Happy New Year everyone! Alex Morritt said, “A new year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately, we write it. The choice is ours.” I could not agree more. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and spending time with those who mean the most to you. We have a very busy month ahead of us filled with strategy meetings and the beginning of a new quarter for the students. We have had quite a few changes in a few of our departments and I’m very excited at the direction we, as an organization, are headed in. As always, if you need anything I’m here.
My door is always open.
– Greg Owle, General Manager
A MESSAGE FROM PAYROLL:
The new tax rates for Federal and State will take effect this payroll, so you may see some changes in your amounts. Your annual leave will also be cleared in the columns for YTD earned and YTD used. This is only because this is the first check of the new year. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonica Via in the payroll office, 828- 497-9101.
Wednesday, January 16 – Board Meeting @ 8:30 am – Conf Rm
Wednesday, January 16 – Chief Strategy Group (CSG) & Managers
Meeting after Board Meeting
Thursday, January 17 – CSG & Managers Meetings @ 8:30 am
Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Close January 24, 2019:
Administration: FT Grants Coordinator
Children’s Home: Resident Counselor Supervisor
Open until filled:
Children’s Home: Part-Time Resident Counselors
Bus & Truck Department: Part-Time Bus Drivers
CHILDREN’S HOME RAFFLE:
The Children’s Home is sponsoring a “Golfer’s Delight” raffle with the drawing date being February 8th. Possible prizes are Golf USA Gift Certificates and Sequoyah National Gift Certificates. There are 7 prizes available, so you will have 7 chances to win. Please see the Front Desk Receptionist at the Boys Club, or the front desk at the Shop Department for your tickets. Prices are $1 each or 6 for $5.
REMINDER – REMINDER – REMINDER
Payroll Deduction is available for donations to the Children’s Home. You can donate as little as $1 each payroll. These donations are tax deductible.
Please see Tiffani Reed to get a form to get this set up.
RAY KINSLAND LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE NEWS:
The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program, a program under the Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute for college undergraduates, held its annual mid-year retreat January 2 and 3, 2019 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Fellows and mentors participated in a day long training that included icebreaker activities, a session on “Tribal Sovereignty and Your Individual Roles in Protecting and Advancing the EBCI” with guest speaker Associate Judge Brenda Toineeta Pipestem, Exploring Passive, Aggressive, and Assertive Communication, fellow updates on their semester, and reflection on the training. The second day included a pucker toe moccasin making class
taught by Bernice Bottchenbaugh and Evan Mathis.
Congratulations to Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute Director, Tonya Carroll and Children’s Home Department Manager, Monica Wildcatt for being chosen to participate in this years Remember the Removal Bike Ride. We are so proud of you and can not wait to hear the stories of your experiences.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”– Eleanor Roosevelt