Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of June 12

CLUB SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, June 11 – Deadline for Board Resolutions – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 17 – Health Screen – Club Lobby – 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Wednesday, June 18 – Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 19 – Safety Committee Meeting – 11:30 a.m.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

PART-TIME RESIDENT COUNSELOR – CHILDREN’S HOME

CHILD CARE ASSISTANT TEACHER – AGELINK

Opens:  June 9, 2014

Closes:  Until Filled

Please see the Employment Section in this edition of the One Feather for more information.

 

CHILDREN’S HOME RECEIVES LSAC SUPPORT

On Wednesday May 28, Cris Weatherford, Director of the Cherokee Children’s Home attended the National Conference of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville.  The LSAC chose the Children’s Home as a charity to support during their conference.  A silent auction was held for beadwork that the staff and children of the Children’s Home had made.  The Grove Park Inn graciously donated five two-night packages to be raffled off as well.

Nearly $5,000 was raised as a result of these efforts and others.  The President of the LSAC, Dan Bernstine and LSAC Board Chair, Athornia Steele, made the decision to match the funds raised to push the total amount donated to roughly $10,000.

This was a very well planned and fun event to attend that would not have been possible without the coordination of Vivian Bowden, Director of Education of Prelaw Programs and Member Support Services.

A sincere and profound thank you to all of those who attended and gave to our cause is expressed.  The Children’s Home is actively involved in a capital campaign to raise money for a new Children’s Home facility that is currently under construction.  There is still a need to raise $400,000 to reach our final goal of $2 million.

 

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

Our sincere sympathy to the friends and family of Jaxsun Bradley Lane, infant son of Tony and Kristin Bradley Lane, who passed away on Tuesday, June 3.  Our condolences also go to the friends and family of Ralph Cooper, 95, of Whittier, who also passed away on Tuesday, June 3.

Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School will begin Tuesday, June 10 and will run through Monday, June 23.  Bus routes will be posted on the Boys Club’s Facebook page and on-line in the One Feather.  If you have any questions regarding the bus routes, please call the Bus Department at the Boys Club 497-9101.

 

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

Each summer the Boys Club offers employment opportunities for high school and college youth.  Some of these students (approximately 10) work for the Club through an agreement with Cherokee Historical Association (Unto These Hills) as parkers and traffic directors and some apply for OJT (On-the-Job Training) positions.  Students for the OJT jobs have to provide a letter of reference from a principal, counselor, teacher, etc. as well as other information, to be considered for employment.  This year the Boys Club received 40 applications; seventeen students were selected and will be placed in all Club Departments except for the Bus and Truck Department.

These students begin their summer training on Monday, June 9 and will work through Friday, Aug. 1.

 

FISCAL YEAR COMING TO A CLOSE

Monday, June 30 will mark the close of the Boys Club’s 2013-2014 Fiscal Year.  All Club department managers have been busy working on budgets for the new fiscal year that will begin on July 1, 2014.  These budgets will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval at the June 18 meeting.

The Administration Department will also be working very hard to close out the end of the month and end of the year.  Preparations are being made for the annual audit which will begin June 16.  Auditors will be on site at the Club several weeks through September.

 

 

 

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