Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of July 3

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Friday, July 4 – Fourth of July Holiday (Boys Club Closed)

Wednesday, July 9 – Managers’ Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 15 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Club Lobby

Wednesday, July 16 – Board Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 17 – Safety Committee Meeting – At Boys Club – 11:30 a.m.



The Boys Club is excited to announce the beginning of a multi-year, multi-phase implementation of the MUNIS Enterprise Information Management System.  This integrated system will replace the current GeMS system and will include core functions of financials (including general ledger, purchasing, accounts payable, budget and payroll), human resources management, and accounts receivable/billing – to name a few.  The software implementation process will impact every department of the Boys Club.  This project is being carried out in conjunction with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

A kickoff meeting was held Monday, June 23 at the Phoenix Theaters with the representatives of Tyler Technologies, Inc. and the managers and supervisors of Club and Tribal programs.  Members of the Club’s Administration Department met with Tyler’s Project Manager, Belinda Plata, June 26 and June 27 for a two-day project planning session.



The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians HIP Program is now accepting applications for home rehabilitation.  Please call Cindi Squirrel, HIP Coordinator, at the Cherokee Boys Club 497-9101 to schedule an appointment.



Progress continues to be made on the construction of the new Children’s Home on Goose Creek Road in the Birdtown Community.  Funding is still needed to complete the second cottage.  A major source of raising money for the Children’s Home is the Sequoyah Classic Golf Tournament coming up Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 at the Sequoyah National Golf Course.  If you are interested in participating in this tournament as either a player or a sponsor, please call Monica “Tigger” Lambert 497-5009 for information.

The residents of the Children’s Home are enjoying an outing to the South Carolina coast this week.  Many of these children will experience seeing the ocean for the first time!  After this brief vacation, the children will return to enjoy the remainder of the summer and then begin preparation for the new school year.



The school buses are parked for a few days since summer school ended on Monday, June 23.  With only some field trips and shuttle runs scheduled, the Club’s garage takes advantage of this down time to go over each bus with a fine toothed comb for maintenance and cleaning to prepare for the new school year that will be here before you know it!  Bus Drivers will also complete Defensive Driving and First Aid training during the summer months to help ensure the safety of the students they transport to and from school each day.



The Boys Club offices and departments will be closed Friday, July 4 to celebrate the independence and freedom we have enjoyed during our lifetimes. We truly appreciate those who have fought to protect us in the past; and we pray for the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom each day.  Please be safe and responsible as you enjoy this upcoming holiday weekend.