Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of July 24

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Monday, July 21 – 25 – Nominations Accepted for Club Board Members

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

Thursday, Aug. 7 – Cherokee Central Schools Start School Year 2014-15

Wednesday, Aug. 13 – Deadline for Board Resolutions – 8:30a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Club Lobby

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

Thursday, Aug. 21 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m. at School

Thursday, Aug. 28 – Election for Boys Club’s Board of Directors



General Manager

Cherokee Boys Club

Opening Date:  July 3, 2014

Closing Date:    July 31, 2014

See the Employment Section of this issue of the One Feather for information.



A benefit raffle is being held for CBC Printing employee Mark Littlejohn to help with travel and other expenses due to the illness he is fighting.  An H&R Topper Model 93 12-gauge 3” shotgun (black and grey) is the raffle prize.  Tickets are being sold at CBC Printing and the Cherokee Boys Club at the Reception Window.  Tickets are $1 each; 6/$5 or 25/$20.  Drawing will be held on Aug. 1.



According to the Boys Club’s Bylaws, Board Members are elected every two years to serve a two-year term.  Nominations for Board Members will be accepted Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25.  To nominate a person or persons to be voted on in the election to be held on Thursday, Aug. 28, you must come by the Boys Club and see the receptionist to receive a nomination form that you will complete and place in a sealed box. You must have attended Cherokee Middle or Cherokee High School to nominate a board member or to serve as a board member.  The following election rules were approved by the current Board of Directors by resolution:







Five Regular Board Members: Five Club Members who are 18 years of age or over will be elected to serve on the Boys Club Board of Directors.  As many as are nominated may run in the election, and the five receiving the highest number of votes will be elected.  They will serve from Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2016.  There is no limit to the number of times a Board Member may serve so long as he or she is re-elected.




Any Club Member may nominate himself or herself or any other Club Member to run.  Each member may nominate as many candidates as they wish.  To make nominations, complete a nomination blank and put it in the nomination box which will be at the Club Information Desk from July 21, 2014 through July 25, 2014. Those nominated will be contacted to see if they are willing to run.  A list of those accepting the nomination will be in the Club Bulletin on Monday, July 28, 2014 and will be published in the next edition of the Cherokee One Feather.




Election will be held on the fourth Thursday in August (Thursday, Aug. 28) in the Club lobby with polls open from 7a.m. – 4p.m., according to the following rules:


All voters must present a Club Membership Card.  If they do not have a membership card, they may get a free card at the Club Information Desk (any student or former student of Cherokee High School or Cherokee Middle School can be a Club member).


Each member will be given one ballot and may vote for five Board Members.


If a ballot has over five names marked, the ballot will not be counted.


The five Regular Board Member candidates receiving the most votes will be named Board Members.  (In case two or more candidates tie for the number five position, a run-off election will be held on Friday, Aug. 29, between the tied candidates at the same time and place.)


The Student Representative Election will be held at the High School on a date to be approved by school officials. Nominations will be submitted from the Club Vocational Classes or Boys Club OJT summer youth trainees and nominees must not be a senior.


Student Representative Ballots will be counted and certified by the Club Election Committee or their designated representatives.


F.         A member of Cherokee Tribal Council, appointed by the Tribal Council serves as a member of the Club Board.


G.        The five Board Members elected in the election, the Student elected in the Student Election, and the two outside business people appointed by the Board must be approved by Tribal Council at the Council’s September meeting.





The newly elected Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and select two local business people to serve on the Board, and then from the Board a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Assistant Secretary.  The Board will select an Advisory Committee to serve a two-year term.  The Board will also act upon the recommendation from the General Manager’s Replacement Committee to select the Club’s General Manager for the term beginning Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2018.


The old Board and officers will continue to serve until Sept. 30, 2014.  The new Board does not begin serving until Oct. 1, 2014.  However, the new Board is hereby given authority to act on the above-referenced actions.


Any Board Member who misses three consecutive meetings without calling the President and getting excused will be removed from office and replaced by a special election.


The new Board will be installed and the outgoing Board will be recognized at a breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.




Our sympathy is with the friends and family of Valeria Ann Saunooke who passed away recently.  She is the mother of Robert “Bob” Price of the Boys Club’s Bus and Truck Department.  Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.


Please keep Cris Weatherford, Children’s Home Manager, and his family in your thoughts and prayers as well.  Cris’ father is critically ill and is currently in hospice care at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.



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.