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CHEHALIS TRIBAL EARLY Meeting continued from page 1 Enterprise has been doing. They gave
LEARNING PROGRAMS NEWS an update on the truck stop property in
Tumwater and other properties that the
In November, Chehalis Tribal Early Learning was visited by Tribe has purchased in the Grand Mound
Pat Odiorne, Wellness Center Dietician, to highlight food area for future investments.
experiences. The children always look forward to having Pat
share the fun that food brings. The Business Committee approved a
resolution to establish an the appropriate
The Head Start teachers invited families for their November enrollement process for those over 18.
Parent/Teacher Conferences. The conferences went great! However, children under the age of 18 do
Parents of children at our center are now able to access their not fall under this and 25 children were
children’s developmental progress on Teaching Strategies enrolled into the Chehalis Tribe.
Gold.
David Burnett was gifted a beautiful It was election-day as tribal members
Elders and families enjoy the dinner provided by the cedar paddle honoring his many voted at the polling booths in the library at
Early Learning Programs for a Thanksgiving feast. years of service for the Chehalis the community center. Results of the day,
Tribe. the Tribe had a new chairman, Don Secena,
Our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner brought together tribal
elders, family and friends. We would like give a big thank you parking garage and other improvements to and Vice Chairman, Harry Pickernell. The
to the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel for their generous meal
donation. Also, a big thank you to Food Services of America the casino. These changes will enhance and secretary, Cheryle Starr, Treasurer, Farley
for the donated pies for raffles. Each classroom made a
personalized thank you to John Setterstrom and all his team entice more people who frequent the casino Youckton, and Dan “Bones” Gleason
members who cooked and delivered the delicious turkey dinner
with all the trimmings. and hotel. Sr., 5th Council Member remained on the

In December our schedule changes: Business Committee. It was a long day
Monday, December 22 - Child Care Only
Tuesday, December 23 - 26 Entire CTELP Closed Great Wolf Lodge: Patrick Alverez, for those on the election committee and

Monday, December 29 and General Manager – They have added a zip their hard work and dedication was greatly
Tuesday, December 30 - Child Care Only
line to entertain guests visiting the lodge. appreciated.
Wednesday December 31
and Thursday, January 1 - Entire CTELP Closed There are plans for tribal artists to sell their

Happy Holidays to you artwork in the gift shop. He continued It was an end of an era as David Burnett
and your family!
to encourage tribal members to enroll in didn’t run in this year’s election. He had

the training program. It is a great way for served 6 terms (12 years) as our tribal

those looking for employment within the chairman. Our Tribe has grown over

Great Wolf Lodge. He reminded tribal these years with many improvements for

members to come and have breakfast with the Tribe. His problem solving skills,

Santa on the Saturday, December 20. thoughtfulness, and quiet demeanor lifted

the Tribe to where it is today.

Chehalis Tribal Enterprise: Rodney

Youckton, Manager – The Grand Mound Thank you David Burnett for your time

property is now being leased to the newly and effort!

built venues, adding to

what can be offered in

that area. Hopefully

everyone received

the new newsletter.

This newsletter will

keep tribal members

informed on what

Tribal members
talked to programs
as they share their

resources in the
gathering room.

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