Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of June 13

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Wednesday, June 12 – BOD Resolution Deadline – 8:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday, June 19 – BOD Meeting – 8:30 a.m.


Fifteen high school and college students began their summer employment at the Boys Club on Monday.  These students will work through Aug. 2 in various departments of the Club.  Managers from Administration, Construction and Facilities, Child Care, Shop and Graphics asked to receive students to assist in their departments for the summer.

Part of the Club’s purpose is to provide educational opportunities, vocational training and leadership experience for Cherokee youth.  While employed, these students will learn the basic skills in their respective departments and will also realize the responsibility of being employed and contributing their services to the Tribe and their community.  We are excited to be able to provide this program for our youth and look forward to working with them through the summer.


The Boys Club welcomes Stephanie Treadway as the Club’s new Finance Director. She will be filling the position that has been held by Frank Cooper for the past 10 years and will also assume the day to day supervision of the Administration Department.  Frank will be retiring in January of 2014 and will be working with Stephanie until that time to ensure a smooth transition.

Stephanie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting and minoring in Corporate Finance.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant.  Stephanie and her husband, Wally, have two children.


Congratulations to all of the candidates for Tribal Council and the School Board who advanced in the Primary Election held last week.  Thanks to everyone who coordinated the election and to all the tribal members who came out to vote.


The Boys Club continues to produce its own biodiesel fuel on site in a facility provided by the Eastern Band through a grant to provide clean burning fuel.  Staff from the Club’s Shop Department collects used cooking oil from local businesses and individuals and then processes the oil into biodiesel fuel.  The Club’s school buses having been using biodiesel fuel for several years; and we are happy to report that several vehicles from the Tribe’s Transit Department have been converted to use biodiesel fuel also.  If your department is interested in using biodiesel fuel, please contact Donnie Owle at 497-9101.  Help us to be good stewards of our environment!


Agelink has been and will continue to be busy with summer plans.  The staff and parent group is having fundraisers to raise enough money to provide field trips for the school age students and for other events throughout the year.  The summer school age program is in full swing since school is out; and the students will be going to a movie on Tuesday.  Agelink’s graduation went very well last week.  Miss Cherokee Karyl Frankiewicz was the guest speaker for the ceremony and everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal catered by Granny’s Kitchen.

Agelink recently had a compliance visit in both Agelink Child Care and School Age programs.  There will be a public hearing on Thursday of this week at 6p.m. in the Conference Room of the School Age building.  The purpose of this hearing is for CCDF funding.

If you have noticed the mountain of mulch at Agelink, 100 yards of mulch was received to maintain the playground areas.  This will be distributed around the playground equipment and play areas soon.