We have an exciting announcement for our membership! The Capital City Cherokee Community (CCCC) is hosting a potluck luncheon on Monday, September 17th for the brave veterans who are being chosen for the Cherokee Nation’s 2018 Cherokee Warrior Flight. George Washington University’s (GWU) Office of Military and Veteran Student Services is partnering with us to provide meeting space and support for the event. We need your help to make this event a success!
We will be hosting approximately 45 visitors including ten honored veterans, one family member per veteran, one Cherokee Nation (CN) staff chaperone per veteran, two CN marshals, EMS, and CN Council members.
We need your attendance at the September 17th luncheon to honor our Cherokee veterans. We will reach out to CCCC members within the next couple of weeks with an RSVP request that will include the time and GWU DC campus location of the luncheon. Because of space limitations, we will be reaching out to our CCCC membership before we open the event to other Cherokee citizens in the area.
From the minutes of the Cherokee Nation Community Association’s February 26, 2016, meeting of the Board of Directors: “The Capital City Cherokee Community has successfully satisfied the requirements as outlined in [CNCA] Bylaws. Therefore, Capital City Cherokee Community is acknowledged by the Cherokee Nation Community Association (CNCA) as a Chaptered Organization.”
In addition to conducting community business, members enjoyed a Cherokee Nation Community & Culture Outreach (CCO) training video on “Cherokee Traditional Plants” and Cherokee growing/cultivation cycles, which includes discussion on the Cherokee Nation seed bank, Cherokee “heirloom” seeds, GMO seeds, vegetables/plants important to the Cherokees, etc.
The Mid-Atlantic Region was hit with a record-breaking blizzard in January this year. Please enjoy some ot the pictures taken by CCCC members located around the DMV to document this historic event!
On June 20, 2015, we held a picnic for our summer general meeting. Cherokee National Treasure Tommy Wildcat joined us to provide our gathering’s special music. There was plenty of great food and fellowship all around!