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SACAJAWEA CENTER COMMITTEE REPORT 2-16-11 LMS

Sacajawea Center Director Judy Barkley gave the Salmon City Council an overview of rental statistics at the facility’s Learning Center during her report on the February 8th meeting of the Sacajawea Center Committee.

Learning Center rentals last month exceeded the number of rentals in January of 2010 however so far this month the numbers are down compared to last year.

Official partners of the Sacajawea Center are not required to pay rental fees for meetings held at the Learning Center. Recently a new partner signed on which is an organization that has and still does use the meeting facilities on a regular basis. Barkley said the difference is now that the organization is a partner there is no room rental and that is why February rentals are less than last year.

Her report inspired a debate on what the partnership agreement actually says in terms of numbers of free meeting dates allowed. The committee was directed to review the partnership rental policy and report its findings to the full council.

Barkley said this year’s “Friends of the Sacajawea Center” event is set for April 29th. She said plans include some tree planting with the Gear Up program. Music will be provided by the Outlaws and Angels band and refreshments will be served.

On Saturday February 26th there will be a “Meet the Artist” afternoon in the Learning Center from 4 to 6PM, featuring artist Leslie Anderson. Native American flute music will be performed by Joey Foote and refreshments will be served.

Barkley announced the center’s Kid’s Garden has received a $500 grant from Home Depot Incorporated and that she has been notified a $10,000 Bureau of Reclamation grant has been approved. The Bureau of Reclamation signed on in 2009 as one of the Sacajawea Center’s official partners.

This year’s Agai dika Gathering is set for June 17-19 and members of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe are making plans to attend. Barkley said most activities will take place on Saturday the 18th beginning with the annual Memorial Run to the top of Lemhi Pass in the morning followed by dinner and dancing that evening. Barkley has been meeting with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Culture Council in Ft. Hall and said the tribe would like to see more local community involvement in the run and celebration. She said tribal members have been invited to participate in this year’s Heritage Days however the August 19- 20 event dates conflict with an entire month of pow wow gatherings and tribal festivals.

Her report was given at the council’s February 16th meeting. The next meeting of the Salmon City Council will be March 2nd and is open to the public.




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