Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of Feb. 28

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March 4-8 – Nominations accepted for vacant Board position

Wednesday, March 6 – Club Managers’ Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 13 – BOD Resolution Deadline – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 19 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (Lobby)

Wednesday, March 20 – Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 21 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, March 29 – School Furlough Day


The Cherokee Boys Farm Club was established at the Cherokee Boarding School in 1932.  Two years later the Cherokee Motor Club was founded.  When the Boarding School closed in 1954, the Cherokee Day School continued the two Clubs.  The Clubs were combined in 1958 and continued to grow.  On May 4, 1964, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians incorporated The Cherokee Boys Club as a non-profit, self-supporting Tribal Enterprise.

The Club’s mission has concentrated on the core needs of the Cherokee Community and has been very successful in implementing programs and services to that end.  The specific objectives outlined below have been the Club’s top priority and pursing these goals in a fiscally responsible approach has enabled the Club to prosper for the past 80 years to provide educational opportunities, vocational and leadership training for Cherokee people, especially the youth; to provide employment for Tribal Members; to provide services for the Tribe and its communities; and to provide a Children’s Home and services to children and families.

The Club has a Social Services division.  The key areas of service provided by this division include Residential Services for long term and emergency care; Child Care Services for children from birth to 12 years of age; Family Support Services to assist families in crisis; Parents as Teachers, Social Services and Emergency Food and Shelter programs.

The Club has also developed many programs that support the School system, other Tribal entities, and the community.  Many of these programs serve as a means to provide training and to further the skill sets of the current employees.  The programs considered to be Enterprise Activities include Housing and Construction; Graphic Arts and Printing; Charter Bus and School Bus Transportation; Fleet Maintenance, Garage and Body Shop; Trucking for Short Haul and Solid Waste transportation; Roadside Maintenance and Building Rental.



 The Cherokee Boys Club has a vacancy on their Board of Directors.  According to the Club’s Bylaws, the process below will be followed to fill the vacancy.  Nominations will be accepted for the vacancy beginning Monday, March 4 at 7:30 a.m. and will be accepted through Friday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Club Lobby.  To nominate a Board member, you must have attended Cherokee High School or Middle School and be a current member of the Boys Club.  To receive a current membership card, see the Receptionist at the Club’s Information Window.

Board Members shall be elected every two years in each even-numbered year.  Board Members will be elected by Club Members.  Five of the Board’s members shall be elected; two of the Board members are outside business people selected and approved by the new Board; one Tribal Representative is appointed by Tribal Council and one Student Representative is elected by student election.

The Board serves a two-year term from October 1 of the first year to Sept. 30 of the second year.  If a Board member resigns before the term expires, replacement will be made by holding a special election.  The Board Member elected in this special election would serve the remainder of the term (through Sept. 30, 2014) until the next regular election. 

The current Board of Directors consists of President Wilbur Paul, Vice President Robert Lambert, Secretary Tiffani Reed, Assistant Secretary Terry Bradley, Perry Shell, Cole Wildcatt, Wanda Lawless and Albert Arch.  If you have any questions, please call Jeannie Arkansas at 497-9101.



Per Tammy Bradley, the next Coalition meeting will be Feb. 26 at 11a.m. at the School Age Conference Room.  This will be the last Tuesday of the month not the last Thursday of the month.  The coalition members are trying to find the best date to meet so that everyone can be present and to determine who can help plan the Week of The Young Child’s fair coming up on May 2, 2013.



Saturday, March 16, Birdtown Gym

Registration at 10a.m., Bags Fly at 11a.m.

Proceeds will go toward construction of a new Cherokee Children’s Home

Call 497-5009 for more details