Page 5 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - December
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Annual meeting covers election, business

The Chehalis Tribe’s annual Attendees filled out surveys while tribal programs explained the It is a great way for those
General Council Meeting was resources they have available during the General Council Meeting. looking for employment with
hosted at the Community Great Wolf Lodge to get their
Center on Nov. 5. Many tribal Some improvements will numbers are strong, and our foot in the door. He reminded
members gathered to vote, be completed soon. The Great Wolf Lodge is considered tribal members to come have
discuss issues and learn about construction company is on the busiest of all the lodges. breakfast with Santa at the
businesses the tribe operates. track to finish in a timely The additions of new activities lodge on Saturday, Dec. 17.
After signing in, each tribal manner. John also discussed have been received with open
member was given an itinerary how to offset impacts of arms by the public and look Chehalis Tribal Enterprises
to follow during the meeting. the casino’s changes on its very promising. Another plan
southern customer base. in the works is for tribal artists Manager David Burnett
It was Election Day! The to sell their artwork in the gift updated tribal members about
General Council voted to select Great Wolf Lodge shop. And Patrick continued to construction of the Marriot
their candidates running for encourage tribal members to Fairfield Inn and Suites on
five positions. Throughout the General Manager Patrick enroll in the training program. the Grand Mound property.
building, business was being Alvarez shared that the hotel Other plans are in the works
conducted – from the main to create additional building
gym to the gathering room to opportunities at Grand Mound.
the youth center gym. And an overflow plan is being
created for the other two hotel
After voting, tribal members properties the tribe operates.
were seen either going to the David discussed future plans to
youth center gym to check develop the truck stop property
out program resources or in Tumwater and additional
into the main gym to gather properties the tribe has
information. Participants were purchased in the Grand Mound
given the chance to fill out area.
surveys, win prizes and see how
programs can enhance tribal New members
community life. It was a great
opportunity to put faces to The General Council voted
names for those who don’t live to accept the nominees for
on the Chehalis Reservation. children to be enrolled in the
Chehalis Tribe. There were a
Lucky Eagle Casino few applications that were not
complete and an extension
General Manager John was added to allow paperwork
Setterstrom updated to be finished.
tribal members on the
casino’s expansion project.

COMMITTEE POSITIONS 6. Charlotte Youckton Heritage Committee 3. Jerry Youckton
Two-year terms – members 4-6 1. Thomas Trott 4. Dustin Klatush
Many committee positions are up in 2017 2. Dolly Canales Three-year terms – all
have been created to enhance Head Start Policy Council 3. Lydia Klatush members are up in 2018
stability on past decisions and G.C. Representative 4. Cindy Andy Health Board
progress for each committee. Phillip Youckton 5. Christina Hicks 1. Joan Martin
Members are responsible for Annually Two-year terms – members 5-6 2. Jerrie Simmons
attending meetings. Trust Committee are up in 2017 3. Rose Choke
1. Farley Youckton Constitution Committee 4. Janice Latch
A description of the 2. Jaimie Smith 1. Farley Youckton 5. Mary DuPuis
committee is available for 3. Anna Hill 2. Dolly Canales Four-year terms – 1-2 are up
members to learn what the 4. Suzanne Ortivez 3. Racheal Wells 2017, 3-5 are up in 2018
goals and objectives are for 5. Janice Latch 4. Dianne Pickernell New Business Committee
their respective committee. 6. Christibeth Klatush 5. Helen Sanders members
7. Leroy Boyd 6. Chris Ortivez (alt) Chairman: Don Secena
New committee members 8. Dolly Canales Two-year terms – members 5-6 Vice-Chairman: Jessie
were voted in by the General 9. Jesse Gleason are up 2017 Goddard
Council. Here are the Three-year terms – 4-6 are up Fisheries Committee Secretary: David Burnett
committee selection results: in 2017; members 7-9 are up 1. Shawn Ortivez Treasurer: Shoni Pannkuk
in 2018 2. Maynard Starr Fifth Council: Leroy Body
Personnel Committee
1. Lucy Hill
2. Dianne Pickernell
3. Sara Myer
4. Dolly Canales
5. Janice Latch
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