Published On: Mon, Apr 7th, 2014

Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of April 10

CLUB SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, April 9 – Resolution Deadline – 8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

Friday, April 18 – School Early Release – Good Friday – 11:30 a.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 23

The Week of the Young Child – May 5 – May 9

Day of Caring – Thursday, May 15

Unto These Hills – Opening Night – Saturday, May 31

Sequoyah Classic Golf Tournament – Aug. 21 and Aug. 22

STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL

Students from Cherokee Central Schools enjoyed Spring Break last week but have returned back to class!  Please be aware of the School Buses on their morning and afternoon routes.  As the weather warms, children are anxious to get home to play outdoors and may not have their minds on safety.  Watch for the students to load and unload the buses safely.

DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS

April 2014 is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  According to the National Safety Council, thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free.  Join the National Safety Council this month in urging those you care about to:  stop using their cell phones while driving; recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit; understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain; and tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving.

The National Safety Council estimates 25 percent of crashes involve cell phones (21 percent due to phone conversations and 4 percent due to text messaging).  Drivers using handheld or hands-free cell phones are four times as likely to crash.  The number one cause of workplace death is car crashes followed by assaults, incidents involving objects or equipment and falls. Think of your safety and the safety of those around you – be responsible.

CHILDREN’S HOME CONSTRUCTION

PROGRESS REPORT

Construction has begun on the new Children’s Home in Birdtown; however, the wet weather has impeded the progress somewhat.  Pictures are posted on the Boys Club’s Facebook page as changes take place.  If you would like to assist the Children’s Home with construction costs through donations or payroll deduction, please contact Cris Weatherford or Tigger Lambert 497-5009.

OJT (ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING) SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

The Boys Club will advertise for OJT Summer Youth workers beginning Monday, April 21 and will accept applications through Friday, May 2.  They will work from Monday, June 9 through Friday, Aug. 1.

 

CHEROKEE CHILDREN’S HOME GOLF PACKAGE RAFFLE

LAS VEGAS – $10.00 EACH

Trip to Las Vegas Includes:

18 Holes of Golf for Two at Rio Secco Golf Club

3 Night/4 Day Stay at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Dinner for Two at Toby Keith’s

Airfare is NOT included

Must be used by Aug. 15, 2014

Get tickets at Cherokee Boys Club or Cherokee Children’s Home

Contact Monica “Tigger” Lambert 497-5009

 

2013 ANNUAL REPORTS

The Boys Club’s 2013 Annual Report is now available.  If you would like to pick up a copy of the Annual Report, please come by the Boys Club and check with the Receptionist at the Information Window.  This report covers the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

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