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Pow-Wow Meeting, November 2019


Lia opened the meeting and the first things we needed to talk about is that the purchase that was made for a computer which was donated by Pow Wow to live stream the meetings and language class. And the purchases for raffle also to mail the items people won and a rim for the drum was 458.00. $380.00 was taken in for the raffle itself.
Someone actually tried to say to that she had won at the senior luncheon but it was confirmed that they did not win it. The names were gone over and the names were given to the one who was saying that they had won. It is a hope that it is over. The report was sent off to the State by Linda. The names of the winners will be announced tonight. Thanks to Tony for the choker.
Linda said the to Tori the money from the Gaming Account would be given back to Pow Wow. We can use it for anything cultural or educational activities. It can be used for language class also anything to enhance the tribe.
Finalization of the theme for the new Pow Wow.  We should begin to do an annual theme for the powwows. Lia feels there should be 3 different shirts for Spring and then Gathering and then Pow wow. All that can be linked together.
Step 1 are we going to settle that we are called the next Theme to Seven Generations which would be for Pow wow. The Cultural Retention group would also be using this and must be verified that we would work together with this. There needs to be no conflict. We need to bring unity to these groups.
Next meeting would be to figure out shirts. Lia said if we can figure out who has the most for generations to bring them out and present them to everyone at the Powwow. Last year we did Reclaiming Our Spirit. 
We need to coordinate with the other committees.
We are now online thanks to Ty.  November plans for our staff. And Ty will handle the vendors as before and are we satisfied with the people we have Keith, AJ,Urie,Patricia and Emily as head dancers.  Our host drum is Wild Band and Ty should have their contact information.When it comes to food, we are still working on finding vendors besides the one we used last year. We are needing to hopefully have vendors who are Native.
The kitchen is kind of different because they serve American food and we offer the kitchen to tribe first. It is still being decided on who we get so that we have enough people to have food out there for us.
We made a motion to keep the same committee again for the new year Powwow. We need entertainment and we may try to get Superman if we can. We also may try to get Birds of Prey again. Aztec dancers again we need there. The falcon trainers now live in FL. And we may not be able to get them back to Pow wow. The wolves we would like to get back based on Gail’s request and Ty may have his contact to see if they can come out. Ivy showed Ty the wolves in Columbia, NJ and he took the information.Ty had a thought that at the end of one of the pavilions to make like a little Big House kind of set up to have artifacts set up and for people to see and donate towards it.  Gail said that when it comes to a presentation that a Cuff boy did this and had a TV out there and a video of our museum. One thought about feedback from others was there isn’t enough Lenape  presence.Gail said why we can get a table set up with drums and things and to see if someone can man that for the tribe.Lia spoke about some ideas like doing true Lenape dances and the Gourd society was mentioned. Linda thought is anyone is interested to set up and do demonstrations. And we could even ask to see if Uncle Mark can help with it like he does during presentations. We could have a sign done that says Lenape Exhibitors. And even have kids hand out flyers.
Linda talked about Crystal putting out flyers out for the parade. To hand out the car show flyers. And Linda will have them mad up for the parade. The decision is to made to have it set up to promote Car Show and Pow wow.
Crystal has an inquiry in regards to feeding the dancers. And BJ will help with the chicken and then the Sunday meal would need to be decided on. Crystal could pick the rolls on Saturday for those subs.So there will green beans and Mac & cheese. To be served.A decision to have it in a certain spot would be decided. Joe’s donated meat last year so they will be asked again. Native American club wants to do hamburgers and hotdogs. They just have to fill out the application and that will be headed up with Allie and Crystal.
The sooner ship has to be sent out and that needs to be done by the end of this month. But Ty sent some out via internet. And the rest will need to be sent out as soon as possible. Then there are minor sponsors that need to be taken care of.Golf carts information still needs to be taken care of also and that needs an update.Meeting closed 6:50pm