Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of Dec. 13

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Monday, Dec. 10 – School Early Release (Chief Gerard Parker Memorial) – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 – Board of Directors Resolution Deadline – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 20 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 24 – School Furlough Day

Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Holiday (School, Club and Tribal Holiday)

Wednesday, Dec. 26 – 31 – School Christmas Vacation



The 2013 Cherokee Boys Club Executive Desk Calendars are now available.  If you would like to receive a calendar, please see the Receptionist at the Information Window of the Club.  There will be a limit of two calendars per person.  We apologize, but we will not be able to mail calendars.



The Santa Braves are still raising money for the Christmas Store and Food Pantry.  Tables will be set up at the Middle School and High School home basketball games through Dec. 18 for raffle sales, 3-point shoot-outs during half-time of the Varsity Games and stocking donations. Money is being raised to provide Christmas gifts and food for children and families in need in our community.



One Set of Cornhole Boards and One Set of Bags

Decal of Your Choice to Decorate Board

$1 each or 6 for $5 – Drawing December 20

Tickets can be purchased at the Cherokee Boys Club, CBC Printing, Family Support Services, or from Coach Craig Barker at Cherokee High School.  Tables will also be set up at Braves’ home basketball games.  Proceeds will benefit the Christmas Store and Food Pantry sponsored by the Family Support Services department of the Boys Club.



Cherokee Children’s Home

Full and Part-Time Resident Counselors

See the Employment Section of this One Feather for More Details



Well…it’s that time of year again when everyone is running around with their Christmas list in one hand and their credit card in the other hand.  The Christmas season has become so commercialized that it now starts on Thanksgiving Day and goes all the way up to Christmas Eve.  We all get caught up in the commercialization trying to find the perfect tree, decorations, wrapping paper, gifts, etc.  It is exciting to see that beautifully wrapped package under that perfectly decorated tree and trying to figure out what it might be.  But, do the best gifts in life come in that beautiful package under the Christmas tree?

I think the greatest gifts come to us in very simple ways and not in elegantly wrapped presents under a tree.  This Christmas season let us appreciate and be excited for the beautiful gifts that we receive every day that are not wrapped in a package and placed under the Christmas tree.  We should all be excited about our gifts of family, friends, jobs, our schools and churches and the list could go on and on.  We should spend some time this Christmas enjoying the beautiful gifts that we all have and not worry about what we are going to give and receive for Christmas.

A great gift to me would be to spend some evenings with my family and friends listening to some Christmas music and having food, fellowship, laughter, love and happiness.  A few evenings spent with family or friends would be a beautiful gift that is not in an elegant package under the Christmas tree, but a gift that will last a lifetime and only cost you a few hours of your time.  We should all try to give this simple gift of time to the people that we love and care about.

During this Christmas Season let us not forget about the most beautiful and elegant gift of all.  It was not an expensive gift wrapped and placed under our Christmas tree.  It was a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.  This baby is the greatest gift all, so let us all remember this Christmas Season that it is the birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus.