2017-2018 Meeting Minutes

 

August 2nd, 2017 Meeting Agenda

August meeting minutes

November agenda

November meeting minutes

02 – Longhouse Meeting Minutes – Chickasaw

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

Meeting Location Gator’s Wingshack

1719 N. Rand Rd., Palatine

Meeting Start Time 7: 40PM

 

 

ATTENDEES

Position Name Present (Y/N)
Federation Rep
Sachem Ron Liigsoo (Towering Maple) Y
Nation Chief Jim Baker (Barbeque Bison) Y
Medicine Man Eric Weber (Howling Wolf) Y
Meshenewa Brian Coller (Chomping Gator) N
Hay-Lush-Ka Chief John Kemp (Thundering Moose) Y
Tom Tom Beater Jon Hoffman (Striking Badger) N
Tally Keeper Brad Keller (Running Elk) Y
Dream Catcher open N
Bead Bearer John Morris (Bearfoot) Y
Web Master Bruce Varela (Cubby Bear) Y
Fire Starter George Haenisch (Rolling Thunder) N
Story Teller Damon Hill (Chicken Hawk) N
Trails Liason
Trails Liason
Wampum Bearer Michael McMorris (Charging Bear) Y
Apache Chief Alex Campbell (Tall Oak) Y
Cherokee Chief Neil Morgan (Rising Moon) Y
Fox Chief Michael McMorris (Charging Bear) Y
Hiawatha Chief George Haenisch (Rolling Thunder) N
Red Fox Chief Dan Velasco (Running Goat) Y

OPENING PRAYER

Medicine Man – Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)

 

REVIEW & APPROVE MINUTES

Tally Keeper – Brad Keller (Running Elk)

  • Minutes approved from the October Meeting

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Wampum Bearer – Michael McMorris (Charging Bear)

  • Fall Campout residuals that will further reduce P&L:
    • Refunds to be issued to be around $4-500
    • $75 for shadow boxes
  • Swimout: $4,645 revenue, Expense at $4,068
  • Outstanding checks minus Deposits $1,061.33
    • Fall campout, nation, and year bar patches
    • Haylushka hoodies, grad blankets
  • Balance at $8,009.67
  • Upcoming expenses:
    • Swimout expense from GWL $4,068
    • Swimout patch around $300
    • $100 deposit for discovery center
  • Financial report approved

 

ENROLLMENT UPDATE

Meshenewa – Brian Coller (Chomping Gator)

  • 137 princess enrolled
    • Apache – 6
    • Cherokee – 13
    • Fox – 41
    • Hiawatha – 30
    • Red Fox – 47
  • Fed is up overall, but nation is down, now second largest

 

NEW BUSINESS

Nation Chief – Jim Baker (Barbeque Bison)

  • Chickasaw Naming Issue
    • Verbal agreement if we remove “nation” from our name we can continue to use “Chickasaw”
    • We have 30 days to comply with removing “nation” from all publications and on Web
  • Swimout – Red Fox (Dan Velasco – Running Goat) – November 11-12
    • Room assignments provided
    • Schedule to be sent out to attendees
    • Timing of Taste of Chickasaw moving from 6pm to 7pm
    • 93 attending, 36 families
    • Fox – walking tacos, chowder, maybe pasta
    • Hiawatha – Italian beef
  • Still need a March event, which will likely be Hay Lush Ka only
  • January 11th for January meeting

 

 

 

TRIBAL ASSIGNMENTS & EVENT SCHEDULE 2017 – 2018

  • Act of Kindness –December 16th – Cherokee (Neil Morgan – Rising Moon)
    • Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville
    • Need to set up registration on website
    • We have 75 spots
    • Registration fee? $5-10 for donation upon arrival
    • Cherokee to have tribe patch draw or use patch offered
  • Winter Campout – January 26th-27th – Camp McLean (Jim Baker – Barbeque Bison)
    • Will have pricing for next meeting
  • Daddy Daughter Dance – Fox (Michael McMorris – Charging Bear) – February 11th
    • Still negotiating with new Avante Banquets in Fox River Grove – expect final quote this week
    • Once quote received can make decision between Avante and Cotillion
    • Council leaning towards Red Carpet theme
    • John Kemp will check with potential photographer
    • Should have DJ lined up by next meeting
  • Museum Sleepover – Apache (Alex Campbell – Tall Oak) – April 20th
    • Apache did patch draw, submitted to Bead Bearer
  • March – Need ideas
    • Potentially Hay-Lush-Ka only event
    • No updates
  • Earth Day/Tree Planting – May – Cherokee (Neil Morgan – Rising Moon)
    • No updates

 

NATION OFFICER REPORTS

  • Fed Update: Nation Chief – Jim Baker (Barbeque Bison)
    • T-shirts ordered, Chief will pick up and distribute at next meeting
    • Lots of improvements being made to website, (i.e. easier to transfer info from chief to chief)
    • Fed budget tabled until next meeting
    • Trying set up Amazon smile account to promote donations for program
    • Park district registrations for 2018 reviewed
      • Usage is low among Nations and cost is high
      • Some park district registration offers no benefits, such as Palatine
      • Palatine registration will definitely not be renewed
      • Barrington park district is a possibility due to usage and benefits
      • If registrations are not renewed, Fed may provide funds to Nations as an alternative
    • New cozies distributed at meeting
    • Fed still looking for Deputy Chief and Meshenewa positions
  • Nation Chief – Jim Baker (Barbeque Bison)
    • Keep pushing Hay-Lush-Ka of the year
      • Need to have nominees for Feb meeting
    • Idea: Barn dance event where girls learn square dancing then have a Hoedown
    • With Chickasaw dispute potentially resolved, will again look into SCO marketing options
  • Medicine Man – Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)
    • Working on two options for Fall campout 2018
    • Idea: separate “Olympics” type of event for spring months
  • Sachem – Ron Liigsoo (Towering Maple)
    • No updates
  • Meshenewa – Brian Coller (Chomping Gator)
    • Not in attendance
  • Wampum Bearer – Michael McMorris (Charging Bear)
    • No updates
  • Web Master – Bruce Varela (Cubby Bear)
    • Website updated to remove “nation” where necessary
  • Fire Starter – George Haenisch (Rolling Thunder)
    • Not in attendance
  • Hay-Lush-Ka Chief – John Kemp (Thundering Moose)
    • Need names of those testing at winter campout by December meeting
    • Suggest asking for donations within tribes for a fundraising/auction items
  • Bead Bearer – John Morris (Barefoot)
    • Distributed nation position patches
    • Still need to know what each tribe needs for position patches. If Chiefs email John, he can bring to next meeting (tribes must pay for patches)
  • Story Teller – Damon Hill (Chicken Hawk)
    • Not in attendance
  • Tom Tom Beater – John Hoffman (Striking Badger)
    • Not in attendance
  • Tally Keeper – Brad Keller (Running Elk)
    • No updates

 

TRIBAL CHIEF REPORTS

  • Fox – Michael McMorris (Charging Bear)
    • October meeting at McMorris teepee
    • Encouraging girls to work towards Hay-Lush-Ka
    • Working with Barrington park district for holiday meeting
    • Held pumpkin hunt (big sister, little sister event) – idea is to have older girls mentor younger girls
  • Hiawatha – Brad Keller (Running Elk)
    • October meeting – slime making project
    • Planning holiday meeting with Seneca, boys tribe, to be on 10th or 16th at Reed-Turner location
    • One new family signed up, and another ready to sign up
  • Red Fox – Dan Velasco (Running Goat)
    • Combined Guides and Princess bowling challenge event on November 26th
    • Also planning holiday meeting with boys tribe
  • Cherokee – Neil Morgan (Rising Moon)
    • No updates
  • Apache – Alex Campbell (Tall Oak)
    • 2 new members
    • October event at pumpkin patch due to corn maze event cancellation due to weather

 

CLOSING PRAYER

Medicine Man – Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)

 

NEXT LONGHOUSE MEETING:

Meeting Location Gator’s Wingshack

1719 N. Rand Rd., Palatine

Meeting Start Time 7:30 PM
Meeting Date  Wednesday December 6 , 2017

 

MEETING END TIME: 8:48pm

 

December meeting minutes

02 – Longhouse Meeting Minutes – Chickasaw

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

Meeting Location Gator’s Wingshack

1719 N. Rand Rd., Palatine

Meeting Start Time 7: 40 PM

 

 

ATTENDEES

Position Name Present (Y/N)
Federation Rep
Sachem Ron Liigsoo (Towering Maple) Y
Nation Chief Jim Baker (Barbeque Bison) Y
Medicine Man Eric Weber (Howling Wolf) Y
Meshenewa Brian Coller (Chomping Gator) Y
Hay-Lush-Ka Chief John Kemp (Thundering Moose) Y
Tom Tom Beater Jon Hoffman (Striking Badger) N
Tally Keeper Brad Keller (Running Elk) Y
Dream Catcher open N
Bead Bearer John Morris (Bearfoot) N
Web Master Bruce Varela (Cubby Bear) N
Fire Starter George Haenisch (Rolling Thunder) N
Story Teller Damon Hill (Chicken Hawk) N
Trails Liason
Trails Liason
Wampum Bearer Michael McMorris (Charging Bear) N
Apache Chief Alex Campbell (Tall Oak) Y
Cherokee Chief Neil Morgan (Rising Moon) (Joe Chybik) Y
Fox Chief Michael McMorris (Charging Bear) (Jeff) Y
Hiawatha Chief George Haenisch (Rolling Thunder) N
Red Fox Chief Dan Velasco (Running Goat) Y

OPENING PRAYER

Medicine Man – Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)

 

REVIEW & APPROVE MINUTES

Tally Keeper – Brad Keller (Running Elk)

  • Minutes approved from the November Meeting

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Wampum Bearer – Michael McMorris (Charging Bear)

  • Updates provided by John Kemp (Thundering Moose)
  • Received $1K from Fed (see Fed report)
  • Roughly $1k positive on Swimout
  • Still need to pay for patches
  • Balance still about $4K

 

ENROLLMENT UPDATE

Meshenewa – Brian Coller (Chomping Gator)

  • 141 princess enrolled
    • Apache – 6
    • Cherokee – 14
    • Fox – 41
    • Hiawatha – 30
    • Red Fox – 50
  • At this time last year we had 150

 

NEW BUSINESS

Medicine Man – Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)

  • Locked in fall campout at Camp Anokijig in Plymouth, WI for October 19-21
  • Swimout WrapUp
    • Good event, resort took good care of us
    • Was able to add some Red Fox members late
    • Final count was 38 families, 99 individuals
    • Preference is still to return to “Key Lime Cove” when reopens
  • Act of Kindness – Feed My Starving Children Libertyville IL (December 16th0
    • 29 signed up as of time of the meeting
    • Not sign up cutoff
  • Still need a March event, which will likely be Hay Lush Ka only
  • January 11th for January meeting

 

TRIBAL ASSIGNMENTS & EVENT SCHEDULE 2017 – 2018

  • Act of Kindness –December 16th – Cherokee (Neil Morgan – Rising Moon)
    • See above
  • Winter Campout – January 26th-27th – Camp McLean (Jim Baker – Barbeque Bison)
    • Reviewed pricing options
    • Consensus is $40 spread. $200 Dad +1, $240 Dad+2
    • Every Tribe donate 1 large item for auction (+/-$100)
    • Every Dad bring 1 gift for each daughter (+/-$5)
    • Pricing holds until January 5th
    • Registration cut off is January 15th
    • Need names for 8 Feather & Hay-Lush-Ka (due date was this meeting)
  • Daddy Daughter Dance – Fox (Michael McMorris – Charging Bear) – February 11th
    • Cotillion confirmed
    • Red carpet theme confirmed
    • Will have a Ryan Seacrest-type host
    • Will have a Chickasaw Banner as photo backdrop
    • Dads to serve as paparazzi
    • Question on whether photo booth is needed – agree girls will want a photo booth
    • Be on time at 5pm – 8pm
  • Museum Sleepover – Apache (Alex Campbell – Tall Oak) – April 20th
    • Deposit down
    • Should have pricing for next meeting
    • Apache did patch draw, submitted to Bead Bearer
  • March – Need ideas
    • 1st or 3rd weekend of month
    • Potentially Hay-Lush-Ka only event
    • No updates
  • Earth Day/Tree Planting – May – Cherokee (Neil Morgan – Rising Moon)
    • No updates

 

NATION OFFICER REPORTS

  • Fed Update: Nation Chief – Jim Baker (Barbeque Bison)/Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)
    • Chief handed out t-shirts. There will be another opportunity to order shirts this month. Next order will be placed February 1st
    • Fed voted to keep using park districts (i.e. Barrington) for this term, but will not renew without council approval
      • Chickasaw is only Nation using park districts, so we will likely loose renewal votes
      • When booking with Barrington say you are with Algonquin Longhouse and say you have people from Barrington in tribe
    • In future, refunds for events can be sent directly to a members credit card used instead of writing a refund check.
      • This is the preferred method to avoid losing transaction fee
      • Contact Fed WamPum Beaer Chris Lacina to do this, chris_lacina@att.net
    • Budget passed for first time in years
      • $1K in funds per tribe approved and already sent to tribes (see Financial report)
      • Any profits will be distributed to the Nations. How this will be done is still an open discussion
    • Council is raising money for family of Rach Vondrack from Zuni Tribe in Croix Nation
      • Fed Discussion to raffle Blackhawks tickets for $10
      • Chickasaw discussion is to possibly use some/all of funds from Winter Campout raffles to donate to family
    • Need Hay-Lush-Ka of the year by March Fed meeting
      • Based on activities, maybe a write up by some girls/dads (traditionally)
      • Princess that represents/exemplifies 6 aims
    • Medicine Man – Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)
    • Sachem – Ron Liigsoo (Towering Maple)
      • No updates
    • Meshenewa – Brian Coller (Chomping Gator)
      • No updates
    • Wampum Bearer – Michael McMorris (Charging Bear)
      • No updates
    • Web Master – Bruce Varela (Cubby Bear)
      • No updates
    • Fire Starter – George Haenisch (Rolling Thunder)
      • Not in attendance
    • Hay-Lush-Ka Chief – John Kemp (Thundering Moose)
      • Need names of those testing at winter campout by December meeting
        • Now end of this week
        • You can always purchase new sweatshirts
      • Remember to test with tribe first
      • Need some actual things from nature, only minimal pictures
    • Bead Bearer – John Morris (Barefoot)
      • No updates
    • Story Teller – Damon Hill (Chicken Hawk)
      • Not in attendance
    • Tom Tom Beater – John Hoffman (Striking Badger)
      • Not in attendance
    • Tally Keeper – Brad Keller (Running Elk)
      • No updates

 

TRIBAL CHIEF REPORTS

  • Fox – Michael McMorris (Charging Bear) (Jeff)
    • Holiday event at Barring park district
    • January meeting at sledding hill
  • Hiawatha – Brad Keller (Running Elk)
    • Joint Holiday party with boys tribe on December 17th in long grove – pot luck
  • Red Fox – Dan Velasco (Running Goat)
    • Had good bowling event
    • Joint Holiday party with boys tribe on Friday at a school – bringing gifts for Toys for Tots
    • January roller skating event
  • Cherokee – Neil Morgan (Rising Moon)
    • No updates
  • Apache – Alex Campbell (Tall Oak)
    • Daddy daughter self-defenses class in December

CLOSING PRAYER

Medicine Man – Eric Weber (Howling Wolf)

 

 

 

 

NEXT LONGHOUSE MEETING:

Meeting Location Gator’s Wingshack

1719 N. Rand Rd., Palatine

Meeting Start Time 7:30 PM
Meeting Date  Thursday January 11 , 2018

 

MEETING END TIME: 8:53pm