Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of June 14

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Sunday, June 17 – Father’s Day
Wednesday, June 20 – Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 21 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m.

     If you are interested in becoming a bus driver, the Club is looking for part-time and temporary bus driver applicants who either have their CDL or are willing to take the training to obtain the CDL.  A bus driver training class will be offered July 10th at the Jackson County Board of Education Building.  If you are interested, please call Allan Oocumma or Albert Arch of the Club’s Bus and Truck Department for more information – 497-9101.

     The Cherokee Boys Club wishes to extend condolences to the friends and family of Shirley Ann Smith Newcomer who passed away on Sunday, June 3.  Shirley is the sister of Corky Swayney who works at the Job Corps through the Club’s contract with the USFS.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

     In the United States Flag Day is celebrated on June 14.  It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. 
     Flag Day is not an official federal holiday but citizens are encouraged to fly the American Flag during the week of June 14th and many cities and towns hold Flag Day parades and events in celebration of America’s national flag and everything it represents.

     The Boys Club’s current Fiscal Year runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  Club Managers and Administrative Staff have been busy preparing department operating budgets for Fiscal year 2013 which will begin on July 1, 2012.  As part of the budget process, capital needs are also assessed and presented to the Boys Club’s Board for approval.  The following article has appeared in several of the Club’s Annual Reports in the past and provides information on this process.

     The Club earns its revenue by providing services for the Tribe. Performance of these services provides full-time employment for our staff and on-the-job training for Cherokee youth.  All funds earned by the Club are used for operational expenses, repayment of debt incurred for purchase of Club buildings and equipment, and for projects for Cherokee youth.
      The Club needs and receives donations for the operation of the Children’s Home and child care services projects, vocational training and scholarship programs.  All other operations of the Club are self-supporting.  The Club has established a Capital Expenditure Fund through which Club departments may finance capital purchases. 
     All students and former students of Cherokee Central Schools (both male and female) are eligible for membership in the Club.  From this membership, the Club elects five members for its Board of Directors and a Student Representative.  The Tribal Council appoints one representative to the Board and the Board selects two local business people to serve on the Board. The Board is then approved by the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
     In accordance with Club By-Laws, the Club will hold its Election for Board members in August of this year to serve the 2012-2014 term.  The Election Rules will be submitted for approval by the current Board of Directors at the June Board meeting to be held on June 20.

     The staff of the Cherokee Boys Club would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Fathers and Grandfathers a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17. 

The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!  ~Author Unknown