Published On: Tue, Feb 21st, 2012
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Cherokee Boys Club Report – Feb. 23

CLUB SCHEDULE:
Monday, February 27 – School Furlough Day
Wednesday, March 7 – Club Staff Meeting – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 14 – Board Resolution Deadline – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 21 – Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 22 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m.

     The following was submitted by Donnie Owle, Manager of the Club’s Garage and Body Shop Departments as part of the Club’s 2011 Annual Report.  Information contained in the report is for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

CBC Shop Department – Annual Report
(July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011)
 

     The Boys Club’s Shop/Body Shop occupies a 60,000 square foot building on the Club’s main campus. The building contains a state-of-the-art down draft paint booth, full-service wash bay and two mobile lifts capable of lifting school buses, motor coaches, etc.  The lifts can sustain a weight of 18,000 lbs. per post x four posts (72,000 lbs. or 36 tons).
 

     The purpose of the Shop is to provide repair and maintenance for all vehicles including privately owned vehicles and the Club’s fleet of approximately 120 vehicles and equipment.
 Primary Purpose – Boys Club Fleet
Secondary Purpose – Tribal Entities
Other – Privately Owned Vehicles
 

     The Body Shop provides body work and repairs for all vehicles with priority given to Club vehicles and equipment.
 

     The Boys Club also provides fuel for all Club and Tribal vehicles.  The Shop uses software called Petrovend that can track fuel usage and maintenance, calculate mileages per vehicle, and provide other specific custom and filtered reports.
 

     The Shop has 13 employees, including Shop Manager, Assistant Manager, Parts Supervisor, Shop Technician, Mechanic, Mechanic Specialist, Parts Controller/Service Writer, Bus Washer/Detailer, Bus Washer, Skilled Shop Worker, Body Shop Supervisor, and Two Body Shop Technicians. The Shop Department also had two OJT students this past summer – Cory Walkingstick and Raymond Montelongo who did an outstanding job.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNTIES
     The Club’s Construction and Facilities Department has an opening for a Lead Mason and for a Carpenter’s/Electrician’s Helper.  See Tiff Reed at the Club’s HR office for an application and/or job description.  Deadline for turning in applications is Thursday, February 23.

CONGRATULATIONS and CONTINUED GOOD LUCK!
     Congratulations to the Lady Braves Basketball team for winning the first round of the State Playoffs by defeating Hendersonville 90-51.  The Lady Braves play North Wilkes on Wednesday night at Cherokee.
     Congratulations also to the Varsity Braves Basketball team for advancing in the first round of the State Playoffs by defeating Allegheny on Monday night.  The Braves will play Highlands at Highlands on Wednesday night.  We Wish Both Teams the Best of Luck!  Go Braves!

AGELINK FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
     The staff, students and parents of Agelink want to thank everyone who participated in the fundraiser for the students’ spring/summer field trips.  The Chili Stack held on Friday raised over $500.  If you would like to make a donation to assist with these trips, please see Tammy Bradley or Kitty Taylor at Agelink or call 497-6726.

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