MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER:
Welcome to the month of March! I think I speak for everyone when I say, we are all ready to see a consistency in the weather. Please remember to keep your water dripping when the temperature dips below freezing. We have been gearing up for the upcoming employee evaluations. This will be the first time the Cherokee Boys Club has conducted employee evaluations and I feel they are going to benefit each and every one of us. We have been entertaining some new and exciting ventures for the Cherokee Boys Club and I can’t wait to see them come to fruition. The opportunities here are endless. Thank you all again for your hard work and dedication. As always, if you need me my door is always open.
– Greg Owle, General Manager
Calendar of Events:
Thursday, March 14 – Monthly Manager’s Meeting
Wednesday, March 20 – Monthly BOD Meeting
(OPEN UNTIL FILLED)
Administration: Finance Director
Children’s Home: Part-Time Resident Counselors
Bus & Truck Department: Part-Time Bus Drivers
Agelink Childcare: Lead Teacher and a Teacher’s Aide
REMINDER – REMINDER – REMINDER
Payroll Deduction is available for donations to the Childcare Department as well as the Children’s Home. You can donate as little as $1 each payroll and donations are tax deductible. Please see Tiffani Reed to sign up.
WELCOME & CONGRATULATIONS FROM ADMIN:
The Administration Department would like to welcome Cassandra “Cassie” Hill onboard as the Grants Coordinator. Cassie brings a wealth of knowledge to the department from the tribe as well as the casino.
They would also like to congratulate Taylor Williams on the birth of her son Kendrick T McCoy. He was born Monday, March 4 weighing 7 lbs 5 oz and measuring 20 inches long.
In Taylor’s absence Jackie Bradley will be handling the accounts payable office. Please call her at 359-5507 if you have any questions.
A MANDATORY (1 hour) Sexual Harassment Training has been scheduled and will be held for ALL CBC EMPLOYEES (PT/FT) in the Club Conference Room. Please make plans to attend one of the training sessions below. Employees will be asked to sign in AFTER each session to show proof that they attended.
March 27th @ 1:30 pm
March 28th @ 11 am
March 29th @ 11 am
Please contact Tiffani Reed via email or phone call to reserve your spot.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-359-5506
Training will be limited to 43 people per class.
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).
BEAN BREAD MAKING CLASS:
Calling all enrolled members – 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 today, 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.
REQUEST FROM THE CHILDCARE DEPARTMENT
The childcare department needs magazine donations such as Southern Living, People, outdoor sports and any local magazine or catalogs especially with local buildings or places near us. The teachers cut the pictures out and put them at eye level for the children. This will be a huge help for the star rating assessments that are coming up soon. You may drop your magazine donations off at the main building of Agelink between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
NEWS FROM THE CHILDREN’S HOME
The CCH Staff completed Part 1 of 3 series of Critical On-going Resource Family Education (CORE) Teen Training with Family Safety’s Foster Care employees, Sasha Jumper and Nick Squirrell. EBCI is the only Native American tribe to be selected to participate in the pilot program. 24 hours of continuing education/training must take place every fiscal year. To date, over 19 hours have already been fulfilled.
March is National Social Worker’s month
Cherokee Children’s Home Social Workers include: Heather Sneed, BSW and Monica Wildcatt-Tafoya, MSW, Social Work intern, Kristin Marrow, and Social Work major, Sadie Long
Other CBC Employees with Social Work degrees include Greg Owle.