MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER:
Hello to all! January has started out to be a very busy month. It’s time to start looking over budgets and making sure we are where we need to be regarding our spending as well as looking towards next year’s budget. Each of the department managers should have already let you know that employee evaluations are getting ready to start. We held one of the first, of many, Employee Appreciation events on Friday, January 18. There was a very good turn out and I am so appreciative of the hard work and dedication each of you have shown. I look forward to future events and being able to visit with each and every one of you. – Greg Owle, General Manager
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
A MESSAGE FROM PAYROLL:
W-2s were mailed out on Thursday, January 17th. You should begin receiving them this week. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonica Via in the payroll office at 828-497-9101.
JANUARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING RESULTS:
Resolution 2774 – PASSED (Approval of the purchase of classroom supplies for Agelink Childcare)
Resolution 2775 – PASSED (Approval of granting administrative leave to two employees who have been selected to participate in the Remember the Removal Bike Ride 2019)
Resolution 2776 – PASSED AS AMENDED (Approval of advertising for an Administrative Assistant in the Bus & Truck Department.) AMEDED (Approval of the change of the position from Part-time to Full-time)
Resolution 2777 – PASSED (Approval of the changes to job descriptions for The Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute)
Emergency Resolution 2778 – PASSED AS AMENDED (Approval of the finance office to pay Job Corps Employees out ¼ of their sick leave due to the contract ending.) AMENDED (Approval of the finance office to pay Job Corps employees out 100% of their sick leave)
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.
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.
UPCOMING BENEFITS & FUNDRAISERS:
Thursday, January 24th 11 am -??? – Annie Oocumma Benefit – Indian Tacos with a drink for $8. Delivery is available for 5 or more. Call or text Caroline Oocumma – 828-788-3593, no later than 5 pm today. No call ins tomorrow. Will be held at the Yellowhill Activity Center.
Monday, January 28th – 10:30 am – 1 pm – Sonny Hill Benefit – Menu: Goulash, pinto beans, fried potatoes, fatback, cornbread & drink for $8. Delivery will be available for 4 or more orders. Call Lou Johnson – 282-788-2853 or Stinker Toineeta – 828-593-8003. Will be held at the Yellowhill Activity Center.
Friday, February 1st – 11 am – 1 pm – Tina Saunooke Benefit – Bean bread, chicken, cabbage, pintos & hominy or fried potatoes, dessert & drink for $10. Delivery available for 4 or more dinners. Call-ins are welcome until January 31. Candy – 828-736-6060 or Biddie – 828-788-0606. Will be held at Painttown Gym. Tina is an employee with the Agelink Childcare Department.
Friday, February 1st – 11 am – 1 pm – Souper Bowl Fundraiser – All proceeds will go to the Community Syllabary Class – $5 for a bowl of soup, crackers & drink or $7 for endless soup, crackers & a drink. Will be held in the Cherokee Choices Community Room
BEAN BREAD MAKING CLASS:
Calling all enrolled members – On Sunday, March 10th and Sunday March 17th from 2 pm – 4 pm the Right Path Alumni will be sponsoring two bean bread making classes. The instructor will be Beloved Woman Myrtle Johnson. All the ingredients will be provided. The cost is $15 per person. Cash only. It will be 2-hour classes and the space is limited to 12 people per class. They will be held in the community room at the Ginger Lynn Complex building. Contact Tara McCoy for more information
VITA TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM:
Do you make less than $54,000/year? Do you need help filing your taxes? Would you like to possibly file your taxes for free? The first day for tax preparation will be Wednesday, February 6 in the Extension Center Working Classroom at the Extension office on Acquoni Rd. The appointment dates will be Wednesdays – Fridays from 8 am – 4 pm. To schedule an appointment or for questions, please call 828-359-6933 or 828-359-6939.
NEED HEATING FUEL?
Please remember the Boys Club’s Shop/Fuel Department for your heating fuel needs. Contact Thomas Smith at 359-5590 or Colene Ross at 359-5592 to schedule a delivery. Ask about payroll deduction if you are a Boys Club or School employee (certain rules do apply).
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”– Albert Einstein