Yesterday I mistakenly posted that the Okiciyap Board Chair position has not been filled. This was incorrect. Cindy Taylor was elected to be the Board Chair. Congratulations women! The grant and rearrangement of the board is huge!
We are pleased to report that a multi-year grant from the Tribe has now come through that has allowed Okiciyap to hire two full-time and two part time staff. Emily Penick Taylor is now officially the pantry director. Krista DeAnn will be their Youth Advocate. They are also going to hire a part-time tutor and a maintenance person. Congratulations to you all. THIS is sustainabilty. And thank you donors. Your consistent level of donations in support of this project, in addition to the obvious competence and enthusiasm of Okiciyap volunteers, helped convince the tribe that this was a good investment.
This means that the make up of the Board of Directors has also changed. Krista had been the secretary. Barb Moncrief is now replacing her in that position. The Board Chair position is still unfilled. We will announce the new Chair when the decision has been made.