Published On: Mon, Oct 14th, 2013

Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of Oct. 17

CLUB SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, Oct. 5 – Flu Shots – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Board of Directors’ Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 – Cherokee Central Schools – Early Release – 11:30 a.m.

FLU SHOTS AT THE CLUB

Flu Shots will be given at the Boys Club on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Lobby.  Shots will be available to all Club employees and interested community members between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on this date.

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

Our sincere sympathy to the families who have recently lost loved ones.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them.  Our thoughts and prayers, as well as our appreciation, are also with the members of EMS, First Responders, Fire Department and Police Department who serve us daily.

SAFETY FIRST – PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

Recent accidents in our area are cause for us to be alert and aware of our surroundings.  Please pay attention to what you are doing whether you are driving, walking, working or playing.  Please don’t text while you drive, don’t let your phone distract you and if you wear earphones while you walk, please keep the volume down so you can listen for oncoming traffic or other warning sounds.

BOYS CLUB SERVICES

The Boys Club provides several services for the Tribe, School and Community.  The departments included under the Boys Club include:  CBC Printing, Agelink Child Care, Snowbird Child Development Center, Family Support Services, Cherokee Children’s Home, Construction and Facilities, Garage and Body Shop, Bus and Truck and Administration.  The Bus and Truck Department, CBC Printing and the Garage and Body Shop are open to the community for individual business.  Bus rentals, vehicle repairs, maintenance and body shop work and printing and graphic needs are served by these departments.

The Club provides administrative and transportation services for Cherokee Central Schools and other programs. The Construction and Facilities Department builds HIP homes for the elderly and disabled members of the Tribe who qualify under current HIP policy.  This department also provides other services to the community such as mowing and trimming, building repair and renovation.  Construction and Facilties also assists members of the community with grave-digging and can provide coffins built by Club employees for families of enrolled members who cannot afford to purchase one.

The Cherokee Children’s Home provides a safe and stable environment for children aged 3-18 who cannot stay in their homes with their families.  Family Support Services provides a number of social services to the Community including fuel and wood assistance, medical travel assistance, burial assistance and parenting classes.  Family Support staff also processes all ICWA inquiries and represent our children in ICWA proceedings.  Agelink provides child care services and provides an after-school program.  The Snowbird Child Development Center offers similar services in the Snowbird Community in Robbinsville.

CBC Printing provides all printing services including signs, banners, copies, graphic design, brochures, stationery, custom t-shirt design and production, invitations, and much more. 

The Boys Club, through the Garage Department, has also begun the production of biodiesel fuel that is manufactured through the use of recycled cooking oil.  All of the Club’s school buses, several Club vehicles and some equipment and several Tribal Departments are using the biodiesel fuel produced on site.

These are just some of the services provided by the Boys Club.  If you have any questions about our operation, please feel free to contact us at 497-9101.  We will be happy to provide information or assistance.

 

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