HERE AT NAVAJO CODE TALKER ASSOCIATION MEETING AT THE NAVAJO NATION MUSEUM AND LIBRARY IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ.
NAVAJO CODE TALKER ASSOCIATION VICE PREZ ROY HAWTHORNE
The NCTA needs to reorganize for a number of reasons. And when NCTA reorganizes, it will not be as a non-profit or 501C. Soon because we are losing code Talkers, the 75 percent will be 10 or even 5. And of those numbers, most of us will not be physically able to come to meetings and participate in meetings. (THE NCTA BYLAWS REQUIRE THAT 75 PERCENT OF NAVAJO CODE TALKERS ATTEND NCTA MEETING.) so we have to change and that is reason to change to 501C3, which his also status of Foundation. NCTA is 501C19. There are many things that the NCTA can do if 501C3, which will be a “charitable” organization. And with reorganization, all Code Talkers will be Board members. And we will consider spouses and descendants and there will be a place for them. “Anyone that is for it, will be part of it.”
The FOUNDATION is kind of difficult because in the By-Laws, there has to be one member and that one member will be the NCTA. There will be cooperation between NCTA and Foundation but each will have its own By-Laws. Can’t do this without Resolution for NCTA President and NCTA Vice President to draft new By-Laws for Reorganization and Reorganization, which will be presented to NCTA Board.
We replaced all the Board members except for Code Talker Bill Toledo. But we missed doing that for Code Talker Samuel Sandoval. (AUDIENCE REMINDS HAWTHORNE THAT SANDOVAL’S POSITION ON BOARD WAS TAKEN CARE OF DURING EARLIER DISCUSSION OF AGENDA.)
NCTA BOARD MEMBER REAGAN HAWTHORNE
To go from 501C19 to 501C3 is a huge undertaking. I feel uncomfortable as Board member because I’m not a Code Talker. I recommend that there be a different organization for NCT’s descendants and that it be as an auxilliary.
WOMAN WITH CODE TALKER SANDOVAL
There also needs to be requirement for former Secretary to return NCTA documents, especially those regarding finances.
NCTA VICE PREZ HAWTHORNE
We’ll get to that. For now, we need Board vote for authorization for me and NCTA President Peter MacDonald Sr. to research documents for the development of the re-organization of NCTA and NCT Foundation.
IRA VANDEVER, GRANDSON OF NAVAJO CODE TALKER JOE VANDAVER SR.
REPRESENTING NAVAJO CODE TALKERS George Vandaver, Joseph F. Price, Earl Johnny, Sam Billison, and John Tabaha Sr.
Gathering April 19, 2014, here at Navajo Museum for barbeque. We are helping Code Talkers with housing renovations And we’d like to help with re-organizing. Today we discussed MacDonald term expired and decisions be retracted until new Board members official elected. We respectfully ask that MacDonald stop being NCTA president and also stop involvement with Red Skins and association with NCTA.
NCTA VICE PREZ HAWTHORNE
I appreciate you being here but some of your comments are out of order and I must reject your request. If on agenda, we cud consider. Otherwise class as out of order.
CODE TALKER BILL TOLEDO MAKES MOTION FOR MAC DONALD AND HAWTHORNE TO DEVELOP NCTA/NCTF REORGANIZATION
AFTER VICE PREZ HAWTHORNE CALLS FOR SECOND SEVERAL TIMES, HIS SON, REAGAN HAWTHORNE, SECONDS TOLEDO’S MOTION.
VOTE: 6 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED, 0 ABSTAINING
NCTA VICE PREZ ROY HAWTHORNE
I want to make report on Naabik’iyati. MacDonald and I were there because of Delegate Josh Butler’s legislation which regarded Washington, DC, NFL team name Red Skins. We were there after reading Butler’s legislation and he spoke against the Navajo Code Talkers. He said various things about the Code Talkers and Red Skins name, etc. Many of them were untrue. We were there to have legislation changed or to be tabled. We were more interested in getting wording changed regarding involvement of Code Talkers. We weren’t involved. And so there was an amendment and Butler was instructed to take out everything he said about Code Talkers. Then they Tabled it and rescheduled it.
CURRENT NCTA BOARD MEMBERS
PETER MAC DONALD SR.
NCTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AGENDA REGULAR MEETING
3-31-2014, 10 AM TO 3 PM
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. READING AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
IV. ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBER:
A. BY-LAWS; ARTICLE III, SECTION 2, NUMBER AND QUALIFICATION OF DIRECTOR.
B. BY-LAWS; ARTICLE III, SECTION 2, ELECTION AND TERM.
V. ELECTION OF ASSOCIATION OFFICERS:
A. BY-LAWS, ARTICLE V, SECTION 1, NUMBER.
B. BY-LAWS, ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE.
VI. DISCUSSION ON ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP:
1. CODE TALKERS: A. $10 A YEAR, $30 LIFETIME B. FORGIVE ALL UNPAID DUES TO PRESENT (AT TIME OF ADOPTION OF PLAN)
2. SPOUSE: A. $10 A YEAR, $30 LIFETIME. B. FORGIVE ALL UNPAID DUES TO PRESENT (AT TIME OF ADOPTION OF PLAN)
3. DESCENDANTS: A. $20 A YEAR, $60 LIFETIME. B. APPLICATIONS REQUIRED.
VII. DISCUSSION ON PROPOSED RE-ORGANIZATION OF NCTA/NCTF (NAVAJO CODE TALKERS FOUNDATION)
VIII. OPEN REMARKS: A. TIME PERMITING B. 15 MINUTES
IX. NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: A. APRIL 28, 2014. B. LOCATION AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED.