Cherokee Boys Club Report – Nov. 3

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Sunday, November 6 – Daylight Savings Time Ends – Turn Clocks Back One Hour
Wednesday, November 9 – Board Resolution Deadline – 8:30 a.m.
Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day (Tribal, Club and School Holiday)
Wednesday, November 16 – Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 17 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving (Tribal, Club and School Holiday)
Friday, November 25 – Tsali Day (Tribal, Club and School Holiday)
Monday, November 28 – School Furlough Day

     Congratulations to the Varsity Braves Football team for a great season.  Congratulations to Ramius Smith, sophomore quarterback, for breaking the school record for passing yardage in one season.  Congratulations to Greg Tisho, junior, who broke the school record for passing yardage received in one season and who was also the Western North Carolina passing yards received leader for a season for all WNC 1-A, 2-A, 3-A and 4-A schools.

     The Braves leading rusher was Caleb Queen and was only able to play in nine games.  Corbin Wright was the second leading rusher and was only able to play in eight games.  The leading tackler was Greg Tisho who had 35 tackles and 103 assists.  Second in tackles was Forrest Stamper with 28 tackles and 64 assists and third in tackles was Tavi Rivera with 23 tackles and 68 assists.

     The Braves and their coaches did an outstanding job and never quit or gave up. Thanks to Mr. Ray Kinsland for providing these statistics.

     Congratulations to the Cherokee Lady’s Golf Team who recently participated in the State Regionals on October 24!  The Lady Braves played 14 matches this fall with two first place finishes and three players who consistently scored in the top three.  The 2011 team members are Karleigh Reeves, Teria Morgan, Elle Bradley, Destiny Owle, Micala Arch, Gabby Thompson and Kyndra Wiggins. 

     Congratulations to the Cross Country Team for a Great Season!  Congratulations to SMC Champion Kendall Toineeta who placed sixth in the 1A West Regional Cross Country Meet held at Cherokee on Saturday, October 29.  She is now qualified to participate in the State Meet scheduled for Saturday, November 5 in Kernersville, NC.
 Cherokee is having an outstanding and fast school year with many accomplishments including academic, technological, cultural, extra-curricular, vocational and athletic.  It is also great to see more and more Cherokee High School graduates who are graduating from college and returning to serve our school, our Tribe and our community.


     Our thoughts and prayers are with Jay Thomasson, his family and the Dugan family on the passing of Jay’s mom, Jane Dugan.  Jay works in the Club’s Shop Department.  Jane passed away on Saturday morning, October 29 after battling cancer.  Donations can be made in Jane’s honor to the Cherokee Cancer Support Group.

     Congratulations to Sam Crowe (grandfather) and Roland Crowe (great-grandfather) of the Club’s Graphics Department, on the birth of Kaiser Manuel Hernandez, born on October 24, 2011 weighing in at 7 lbs. and was 18.75” long.  Kaiser is the son of Samantha and Manuel Hernandez.

     Every year the Family Support Services department of the Boys Club has a “Christmas Store”  and “Food Pantry” to help families in need provide gifts for their children.  This program is operated and funded solely by donations.  As in the past, the Santa Braves will team up with the Family Support Services office to raise money, collect toys and hold food drives to provide much needed help for some of the families in our community.

     Details for the fundraising efforts are not complete at this time, but plans are being made with the School’s Athletic Department, Boys Club Staff, School Staff and local merchants to begin this year’s campaign.

     Please watch the One Feather for further information.  If your community or your program would like to assist with Food Pantry and Christmas Store needs, contact Leslie Lossiah at the Family Support Services office – 497-6092.

 Wednesday, November 16 at the Fairgrounds
  Thursday, November 17 at CES Greenroom
 Friday, November 18 at Snowbird Library

     The purpose of these meetings is to add dependents, drop dependents, change beneficiaries, name changes, tax changes, etc.

     Representatives from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC (Health and Dental Insurance); Community Eye Care (Vision Insurance); MetLife Insurance (Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, and Accidential Death and Dismemberment); Transamerica (401-K) and AFLAC will be available to assist you with questions or to add or delete coverage.