Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, April 01, 2012, Page 10, Image 10

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    10 APRIL 1,2012
Smoke Signals
Dear Grand Ronde Tribal members:
I am writing in regards to the only Tribal benefit that is distributed
equally to every Tribal member regardless of location - per capita.
According to the information that I have available to me, 2011 is the
first year, since we first began receiving per capita back in 1999, that the
Tribal Council actually budgeted less than 25 percent of the total gam
ing revenue dividend for per capita distribution. In fact, the percentage
budgeted for 201 1 was about 19.85 percent. Now in this year's budget, the
Tribal Council is allocating even less of the gaming revenue dividend to be
distributed to all Tribal members in the form of per capita. The percentage
for 2012 is projected to be about 18.9 percent.
I, along with several other Tribal members, believe our Tribal Council
can do better for our Tribal membership than what they have allocated
for per capita for the year 2012, without asking us to give up some other
There is a petition being circulated by several Tribal members that
requests our Tribal Council to set the per capita percentage amount each
year at a minimum of 25 percent of our total gaming revenue dividend,
regardless of the amount that is received by the Tribal government from
Spirit Mountain Casino (SMGI).
If you or your family members, who are enrolled Tribal members, 18
years of age or older, would like to obtain a copy of the petition to sign, of if
you want to learn more about it, you can e-mail either Rosemary Jameson
at or myself at
Thank you for your consideration and assistance.
Deborah Good
Roll 1227
Dear Smoke Signals:
The family of Rose Lee Teem is grateful to the Confederated Tribes of
Grand Ronde for all the help following her death.
Having to deal with all the business after Rose died was made so much
easier with the assistance of Penny DeLoe. Her calm, soothing manner
eased the turmoil we were going through. Penny is a real asset to the
Mom's memorial was the send-off that befitted this wonderful woman.
Thanks to CTGR for providing funds to defray the cost.
I wish no Tribal member ever has to go through the loss of a loved one,
but it is comforting to know that CTGR is here to help.
Gratefully, the children of Rose Lee Team
Derry Hall
Roll 2701
Gail Vladyka
Roll 2704
Kay Colman
Roll 2700
Darliss Sanderson
Roll 2702
Deanna Teem
Roll 2703
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Children collect eggs during the 201 1 Easter Egg Hunt at Tribal family housing
in Grand Ronde last April. This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 7.
Movie will be shown afterwards
EASTER continued
from front page
Following lunch, Family Movie
Night (or afternoon in this case)
will feature the Easter-themed
movie "Hop" in the Tribal gym.
Dessert will be served and include
a sundae bar with all the toppings.
Six Easter basket door prizes will
be given away.
The movie is sponsored by the
Tribe's Youth Prevention Program
and Community Awareness Team.
For more information, call Youth
Prevention Assistant Shannon
Stanton at 503-879-1489 or Shan H
Grand Ronde Health and
Wellness Center institutes
Broken Appointment Policy
In an effort to make medical services more efficient, the Grand Ronde
Health and Wellness Center (H&WC) has approved and instituted a
broken appointment policy for medically-related appointments at the
H&WC. To qualify as a broken appointment a patient must either not
show up for their appointment, show up more than 10 minutes late
or give less than 24 hours notice of cancellation. When any of these
events occur, the patient is notified in writing. After the third broken
appointment in a six-month time frame, the patient will not be allowed
to schedule routine appointments. However, they will be offered a "sit
and wait appointment" the chance to sit and wait for an opening
with a provider. This probationary period will last for six (6) months.
The H&WC has a process for reminding patients of appointments and
strives to notify patients of appointments the day before. .
The broken appointment policy is very important as broken or
missed appointments create unused time in a provider's schedule,
which is inefficient financially and leads to barriers to accessing care.
Ultimately, a broken appointment policy exists to improve access to
care for all patients and is critical to providing responsive, cost-effective
health services. B
Tribal vendors sought
for showcase
The Tribe is seeking Grand Ronde vendors for a Grand Ronde
Showcase to be held during the EPA District 10 Tribal Leaders
Summit between Monday, April 30, and Friday, May 4, at Spirit
Mountain Casino.
Tables will be $25 each and must be paid in advance on a limited
first-come, first-served basis.
All items for sale must be Native Northwest made and must be
Tribally themed arts and craft items. .4
Logo wear is not permitted.
Tables must be staffed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 30;
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday,
May 2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, May 4.
To obtain a vendor application, contact the Tribal switchboard at
503-879-5211, stop by the front desk to pick one up or e-mail Public
Affairs Director Siobhan Taylor at
Application deadline is Monday, April 23. D
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