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Cherokee Boys Club Bulletin No.11 October 2019

"Dedicated Service Since 1932"

Cherokee Boys Club Bulletin No.11 October 2019


Calendar of Events

Friday, October 4 – Payday
Monday, October 7 – Flu Shot Clinic (CBC Conf Room)
Wednesday, October 9 – Holiday – Indian Heritage Day
Thursday, October 10 – Monthly Manager’s Meeting (GM’s Conf Room)
Wednesday, October 16 – Boss’s Day
Wednesday, October 16 – Monthly Board Meeting (CBC Conf Room)
Friday, October 18 – Payday
Thursday, October 31 – Halloween


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Open until filled:
Children’s Home: Part-Time Resident Counselors
Bus & Truck Department: Part-Time Bus Drivers
Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute: Jones Bowman Leadership Specialist
Closes: 10/03/19
Administrative Department: Accounts Payable Processor


MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Welcome to the month of October. It blows my mind how fast this year is passing. We have made great strides this year and I feel like we are going to continue to do great things. We have experienced great loss in our community this year and my thoughts and prayers are with each family member and friend that has been affected by the loss of a loved one.

We were fortunate enough to have Mr. Ray Kinsland’s kind spirit and witty sense of humor on this earth for 84 years. He put his heart and soul into this organization, and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve this organization in the capacity that I do. As the days and weeks pass, I like to
reflect on how far the Boys Club has come since day one. I’ve listened to the many stories that my dad has told me of the old days and how no one even wanted to help us get school buses. He told me Dodge finally told them they would help but they had to travel quite a distance to get them. I’ve learned so much each day and I know I will continue to learn more as the days pass. I thank each one of you for your hard work and dedication. Please let me know if you need anything.
Greg Owle, General Manager


NEW POSITIONS FOR CURRENT EMPLOYEES

The General Manager’s Office would like you to join them in welcoming Jackie Bradley into the human resources office as the Human Resources Assistant. Jackie was previously the Accounts Payable Clerk in
the administrative department.

The administrative department would like to congratulate Taylor Williams on her promotion to Accounts Payable Clerk from Accounts Payable Processor.


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. These donations are tax deductible. Please see Tiffani Reed or Jackie Bradley in Human Resources to get a form to get this set up.


CBC TO COLLABORATE WITH CCS TRANSITION PROGRAM

The Cherokee Boys Club will be focusing on new and exciting training opportunities in conjunction with the Cherokee Central Schools Transition Program. This program is headed by Beth Romans. Three to four students will be coming to the Boys Club during each semester. They will be doing a work study in several departments and getting to experience a real work environment. Our hope is that they find something they are very interested in and will be able to enter the workforce when the time comes.


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 Monday – Friday.


GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE 35th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HOME GOLF TOURNAMENT

The annual golf tournament was held on August 22nd and 23rd at the Sequoyah National Golf Course. Over the two-day event 304 golfers were in attendance. The total revenue for this year’s tournament was $74,356. After all expenses were paid, the profit came to $63,459, which is an increase of $8,000 from 2018. The Cherokee Children’s Home would like to thank all the sponsors, donors and volunteers. This tournament would not be a success without them.

The Board of Directors presented a token of their appreciation to the workers from the Children’s Home who played a very important role in the success of the tournament at the September board meeting. Pictured above are Perry Shell, Tribal Council Representative, Stacy Hornbuckle, Former CCH Administrative Assistant, Monica Wildcatt, CCH Manager and Benny Graves, Board President.

BUS & TRUCK DEPARTMENT PASSES 3 YEAR USDOT SAFETY INSPECTION

A regular scheduled onsite comprehensive investigation of the departments which involved vehicle safety inspections, driver qualifications and compliance of USDOT regulations was performed by the Division Special Agent and given a satisfactory rating to operate. This is a big event for the Cherokee Boys Club, Inc. and we would like to thank Aaron Bradley, Donnie Owle and June Wolfe (Pictured above) for keeping our fleet and drivers the safest on the road.


AISES LEADERSHIP SUMMIT CAME TO CHEROKEE

The 2019 AISES Leadership Summit was recently hosted by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and was held at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Resort for the first time in their forty-two-year history. During
the AISES Leadership Summit thirteen different sessions were conducted by EBCI professional divisions of the tribe making a powerful presence on behalf of the community. AISES has recently encouraged tribal communities to form chapters to strengthen and support their mission as tribal STEM professionals are vital for future sustainability. Several tribal entities sponsored the event. Alicia Jacobs, Jones- Bowman Leadership Award Program leadership specialist and AISES Board of Directors said, “The
AISES Leadership Summit held in Cherokee, NC was an extraordinary example of how a tribal community is committed to the future of their people and sustainability of their workforce.”

Alicia Jacobs was the Jones Bowman Leadership Specialist at the Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute for nearly 10 years before accepting another job in Colorado earlier this year. She played a very important role in making this summit happen.

Pictured are Cherokee Youth Council members that took part in the AISES Leadership Summit by performing two Cherokee traditional social dances during the opening ceremony. This program is housed under the Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute at the Cherokee Boys Club and is funded by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Front Row (L-R): Mahala Bird, Abigail Taylor, RJ Radford, and Kyree Bigwitch
Back Row (L-R): Nate Crowe, Tsisqua Hill, Tanis Esquivel, Jackson Warsaw, Tanin Esquivel, Camden Myers, Prairie Toineeta, Emma Taylor and Lucian Davis.