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Community Gathers to Celebrate with Graduates of Training Program On Thursday, November 1 one that worked at the Great the Chehalis Tribe celebrated Wolf and now works for the the second graduating class Tribal Government, two Tribal of the Lucky Eagle Casino’s Government Employees, and Tribal Enterprise and Gaming one interested Tribal Member. Management (TEGM) on-site program. Two Tribal Members The casino hopes to continue successfully completed the with these classes in the classes at the Red Wind Casino upcoming year. The graduates prior to the Casino bringing it to are encouraged to continue our reservation. following their dreams and goals to further their education. Family and friends of the graduates gathered at the To continue these classes the Chehalis Tribal Community Lucky Eagle Casino needs to Center to celebrate their have enough people interested achievement with them. Dinner in committing to 49 weeks to was provided by the Lucky 2012 Graduates of the Tribal Enterprise and Gaming Management complete this program. Please Eagle Casino. The Casino also program. Pictured (L-R) top row are Harry Pickernell, Chris Pickernell, contact Stephanie Pickernell or hired a photographer to take Daryl Shortman, Kevin Bray, Alena McNeal, Jeff Young, Tara Groninger. Rodney Youckton at 360-273- pictures that are being provided Front row (L-R) are Heather Youckton, Sheila Bray, Carmen Fennel, and 2000 to sign up or if you have to the graduates as a keepsake Sabrina Cole. Not photoed is Jessica Jack. questions. and gifted each graduate with a Photo by Larry’s Photography Congratulations to Kevin personalized pen and pencil set. Bray, Sheilah Bray, Sabrina John Setterstrom, CEO of inspirational poem and encouraged done it without family support and Cole, Carmen Fennel, Tara the Lucky Eagle Casino spoke others to take advantage of learning involvement. Groninger, Jessica Jack, Alena to the students about leadership. opportunities. Others spoke about McNeal, Christopher Pickernell, Dan (Bones) Gleason gave the what was learned and challenged The purpose of offering these Diana Pickernell, Harold Pickernell, opening prayer. Rodney Youckton, others to sign up for future TEGM courses is to build management Daryl Shortman, Heather Youckton, Executive Vice President, Lucky classes. They also reminisced about skills within the casino, offer and Jeff Young. Eagle Casino, spoke to the students how they really came together college level courses at about the 5 most powerful words in as a group and now have a better a convenient location our vocabulary, “I am proud of you” understanding of the Casino and for the employees of and the three F’s- focus, fre, and Tribal Enterprises. Still others the Chehalis Tribe faith. talked about the experience of and Chehalis Tribal learning about Tribal Sovereignty Members and to create Many of the students present spoke and its importance, while another a learning environment about their TEGM experience. shared that the class ended up where skills are Daryl Shortman started with an including the entire family and transferable within they couldn’t have the casino and the community. Graduates from the TGEM Training A total of sixteen people Program received showed an initial interest a certificate for in the program and completing the thirteen graduated. Out forty-nine week of thirteen graduates, course. Heather seven were Chehalis Youckton pictured Tribal Members. The here giving her students are employees dad, Rodney of the Lucky Eagle Daryl Shortman was selected as Youckton a hug Casino and also included Valedictorian by the class. He read after receiving her an employee from the an inspirational poem, “Will I master certificate Eagles Landing Hotel, change or will change master me.”    Page 3
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