1149 W. Main St.
The meeting was called to order by President William Fletcher at
Opening prayer was given by Cora Jean Jech.
(a) President Fletcher read a letter from Juanita West for her
resignation as Secretary of OSA. She
cited health problems and failing eyesight hampering her ability to
continue the responsibilities of the secretary.
Her resignation was accepted.
(b) Minutes from Last Meeting
There are no minutes from
the July 23, 2006 meeting. Jane
Campbell who has been Acting Secretary, recently fell and fractured
Treasurer Mary Lee Evans reported there are currently 52 members
reminded members to check the mailing label on their newsletters for the
need to renew memberships.
Osage Minerals Council Update
Cynthia Boone and Kathryn RedCorn reported on activities and
actions of the
●AMVEST-Pipeline was removed the lease.
●Working on budget, looking at areas to trim
●Member salary reduction to $29,000 a year
●Request for itemization of attorney fees
●Ms. Purcell sent letter sent to BIA requesting them to stay
which was not correct. An
addendum was sent to request BIA to stay in
their existing offices on the campus
●AMVEST offered $500 for 33 acres even though over seven
changed hands while Tribe received zero
●Reviewing how leases are negotiated
●Cynthia Boone reminded everyone to call her with questions
or concerns at 287-2920
Osage Congress Members Update
Raymond Red Corn and Mark
Simms reported on activities and actions of the Congress.
●Chief Jim mentioned a
shortage of space in reference to the BIA office
●Gaming was left in a
financial mess; in process of being sorted
villages being reviewed--$500 given to each village drum keeper
●Committees have been
●Chief has received a list of conflicts with Constitution and
CFR’s—work to be
done to integrate areas.
●Raymond Red Corn reminded all to call Congress office,
and meeting times. All
documents are available.
Suggestions and questions from OSA members:
●Ethics Code—not established
●Recall procedures—not written
●Form a joint committee with Congress and Mineral Council
●Where is 15 million that Chief mentioned at Town Hall
Roberts Rules of Order
President Fletcher reported that Jason Fields could do a Saturday
In September or
October for interested OSA members
Attorney Amanda Proctor presented a history of the Fletcher II case
and a need
for support from OSA. A
petition was circulated for signatures.
●A motion by Paula
Cedar for an Ad Hoc Committee to represent OSA questions and concerns at
Mineral Council and Congress meetings, reporting to OSA.
Seconded by Mary Lee Evans. Passed
with no nay votes.
New Ad Hoc Committee members
are Stanlee Ann Mattingly, Pam Carter and
●A motion by Cora Jean
Jech to change OSA meetings from quarterly to monthly and second by Kent
Radcliff. Majority passed
with 3 nay votes.
●A motion by Sarah
Bigheart for meetings to be held at Landrum Community Center in Pawhuska
the 3rd Sunday of each month and a second by
Stanlee Ann Mattingly.
Passed with unanimous vote.
●A motion by Sarah Bigheart to adjourn meeting and a second
by Cora Jean Jech-
President Fletcher adjourned meeting at 4:15 p.m.