DOCUMENTATION IN SUPPORT OF THE LIST OF EVENTS 2005-2006

 

Following are over 90 e-mails that were collected through the course of one year that support the list of events that accompanies the 2006 petition. These e-mails were sent back and forth between council members, staff, and interested persons, and were relevant to OCEN tribal business. None of these e-mails were edited in content except for the removal of extra spaces, personal information (addresses and phone numbers), or ISP advertisements.

 

01 Meeting Record 2005-2006

Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 07:52:31 -0700 (PDT)

From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Meeting results of Ocen
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > Meeting results of Ocen
> > September 18
> > Cari Herthel
> > Janette Ritter
> > Al Rodriquez
> > Rich Rodriquez
> > Gloria Ritter
> > Theresa Machado
> > Anthony Gomez
> > Rosemarie Miranda (no attendance)
> > no sec
> >
> > October 9, 2005
> > Cari Herthel
> > Janette Ritter
> > Rosemarie Miranda
> > Gloria Ritter
> > Al Rodriquez
> > Rich Rodriquez
> > Anthony Gomez ( proxy to Rosemarie Miranda)
> > Theresa Machado (proxy to Janette Ritter)
> > No sec
> >
> > November 2005
> > Cari Herthel
> > Janette Ritter
> > Gloria Ritter
> > Al Rodriquez
> > Rosemarie Miranda
> > Theresa Machado
> > Rich Rodriquez
> > Anthony Gomez proxy given to Theresa Machado
> > Pam Tanous ( appointed SEC.)
> >
> > December 2005
> > No meeting , quorum not established
> > Cari Herthel
> > Janette Ritter
> > Gloria Ritter
> >
> > January 2006
> > meeting held at Mediation center
> > do not have minutes, Janette is holding the tapes
> >
> > Febuary 2006
> > No meeting held
> > Meeting Canceled due to death
> > Janette Ritter Death of Grandfather
> > Gloria Ritter Death of Father
> > Al Could not attend
> > Rich Could not attend Weather Problems
> > Anthony no call
> > Pam Tanous Willing
> > Theresa No call
> > Cari Herthel willing
> >
> > March 12, 2006
> > No meeting
> > Janette Ritter going out of town husband birthday proxy to Al Rodriquez
> > Gloria Ritter personal proxy to Cari Herthel
> > Rich Rodriquez weather conditions , mother ill
> > Anthony Gomez no call
> > Al Rodriquez sick no call
> > Theresa Machado no call
> > Pam Tanous willing
> > Cari Herthel willing
> >
> > Special meeting Called march 19
> > Cari Herthel
> > Janette Ritter
> > Gloria Ritter
> > Al Rodriquez
> > Anthony Gomez partial meeting
> > Pam Tanous proxy to Cari
> > Rich Rodriquez to Al Rodriquez
> > Anthony Gomez to Gloria when he left
> >
> > April 9, 2006
> > Janette Ritter
> > Gloria Ritter
> > Anthony Gomez
> > Al Rodriquez
> > Pam Tanous no proxy but was in emergency room at hospital
> > Rich Rodriquez no proxy
> >
> > May 2006
> > No meeting No quorum, meeting would be Al and myself
> > Rich Rodriquez no Call
> > Anthony Gomez no call
> > Janette Ritter -going out of town, proxy Al
> > Gloria Ritter -personal proxy Cari
> > Al Rodriquez willing
> > Pam Tanous sister very ill, proxy Cari

02 Resignation

> > Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 11:54:12 -0800 (PST)
> > From: Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Tribal Council and Esselen Tribal Members
> > To: Al <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, Char <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> > Anthony Gomez <straightarrow49@yahoo.com>,
> > Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> > Janette Ritter <gardengraces@sbcglobal.net>,
> > "cygnet1522@comcast.net" <cygnet1522@comcast.net>,
> > Pam <cactusm@mbay.net>, Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>,
> > Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>,
> > "tpinon@clydebrown.com" <tpinon@clydebrown.com>
> > MIME-Version: 1.0
> > Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1579550300-1136663652=:11514"
> > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> > Content-Length: 1333
> > Esselen Tribal Council,
> >
> > I have thought about my Tribe and People all my life, I have always wanted to participate and make a difference. Yet at this time I see that this Tribal Council cannot get past its disagreements. You, the Council, argue at meetings and the Chair cannot control others at tribal meetings. … Though I won in an election Theresa and others were ready to remove me before I was actually contacted and had a chance to attend a meeting. Then Cari Herthel, Chairperson and self proclaimed head woman, questions the commitment of all Tribal Council Members. I took the time to email, all that I had addresses for, of my absence and injury.
> >
> > Already monies are lost, missing and unexplained. How will you explain this to all Tribal Members? Or will it only be "Confidential Tribal Council" information. Everything this Council does is "Confidential" or for "Council Members Only". I was elected to represent my people, not hide everthing from them.
> >
> > Also, Janette was working on minutes from previous meetings to make sure this Council follows and respects previous motions yet, I received mail from the Chair, wanting to establish a complaint commitee, this was voted down when Lorraine Escobar was Chair, the Council accepted the responsibility to work out on all complaints. Yet, when my sister filed a complaint in refence to the election and quoted the Esselen Constitution, you said she was wrong and were not going to handle it. I suggested you make sure how the Consitution was written. You said she was wrong, I suggest you all take the time to review the Consitution again.
> >
> > For these reasons and your treatment, I hearby resign. You may elimate us from participating but you cannot take away our heritage. We are the family of Tomas Santos Miranda, the only person identified by name as the Monterey Band.
> >
> > Rose Marie Miranda

03 Resignation Event

> > Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:17:06 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > Rosemarie sent a email on January 7, 2006 with her resignation.
> > A letter was sent to her and Louise from the tribal counci, as Rosemarie broke confidential issues. Janette did these letters to Rosemarie and Louise, although i asked many times for the copies she never provided them to me for the record.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 4:07:53 AM
> > Subject: Resignations
> >
> > Hi Cari,
> > When did Theresa and Rosemarie resign?

 

04 Resignation

----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Theresa Pinon <TPinon@pinpay.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2006 3:48:37 PM
> > Subject: RE: email
> >
> > Theresa,
> > Thanks for the update, I am sorry about your decision but understand your position.
> > If this is a formal letter of resignation please let me know so that I can present to the council.
> > blessings
> > Cari
> >
> > Theresa Pinon <TPinon@pinpay.com> wrote:
> > The tax report was filed and mailed on 12/18/05. I have dug up my copies and will get one to you as soon as I see you which may be this evening. After much thought and soul searching I have decided to withdraw from my council position. I dont feel that my presence is of much value at this time. I will continue to fulfill my position as Enrollment Secretary as long as the tribe allows me to stay. I feel I can and will be most beneficial in that capacity as I am not able to or interested in attending monthly meetings to see our members bash each other and act unruly. To follow up with enrollment issues I will happily do E-mail correspondence as well as by phone .
> >
> > Theresa Pinon
[business data kept confidential]
> >
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL [mailto:jherthel@sbcglobal.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:01 PM
> > To: Theresa Pinon
> > Subject: email
> >
> > Hello there Theresa
> > tried to call you and send email, but have not heard from you. Hope all is well and that you are healthy and not to busy with work. Please let me know if the tax letter was filed, I would like to beable to tell Kathy Clack as she has asked me to update her.
> >
> > blessings
> > Cari

05 Resignation

----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; cactusm@mbay.net; lescobar9282@charter.net; Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; esselennation46@aol.com
> > Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 7:12:27 PM
> > Subject: Re: Fw: RESIGNATION
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > As to the status of the jackets and baseball caps, I have those in my possession. I brought them with me to the July council meeting with the intention of giving them to another council member to hold, as I do not have room at my house.
> > I do not know that status of Rudy's resignation on the Non Profit, but I think that we could avoid a lot of this back and forth if he was just added to this e-mail, and asked the question directly, which I did. Why didnt that happen before? Is there some reason he cannot be communicated with directly, as you have with Al and Bobby? Now, that the proper communication has been made through this e-mail, we will all await a response from Rudy himself, not second and third hand resposes which can confuse and disprupt order.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Hello Janette,
> > Please provide an update as to the email sent by Rudy Rosales, and your Reponse sent to Me on May 23, 2006.
> > Please submit letter to the Ocen Post office box, or please inform us if the letter has been rescinded.. Thanks for your prompt answer to clarification issues of Non-proftit and Cultural Resourses, I hope that with clarification perhaps we can define some plans for action concerning application of Non-profit number.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:30:42 PM
> > Subject: Re: RESIGNATION
> >
> > I have the jackets and will submit the letter at the June 4th meeting.
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Rudy,
> > here is the number for Al Rodriquez
> > [deleted for confidentiality purposes]
> > would you please provide Al Rodriquez with Robert Ritter phone number, He does not have his phone number.
> > Thanks
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: esselennation46@aol.com
> > To: jherthel@sbcglobal.net
> > Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 3:49:24 AM
> > Subject: Re: RESIGNATION
> >
> >
> > Cari, I have not received one e-mail or phone call at home or on my cell from Doreen Matthews about anything concerning the tribe, nonprofit or for that matter anything. If I would have received any communication from Ms Matthew's I would have contacted her ASAP.
> > I did receive a phone call from Rich and I must have a wrong number for him and his e-mail keeps bouncing back.
> > I'm giving my niece Janette my letter of resignation from the tribal nonprofit and also Head of Cultural Resource's and I will also be giving her the jackets and hats that Rich left in my care.
> >
> > Thank you, Rudy
> >
> > Janette Ritter
> > janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net

[There is no #6 e-mail item in this list.]


07 Enrollment Issues

> > Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 22:59:00 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Enrollment Strategy
> >
> > Hi Cari,
> > I may have already sent this e-mail to you but cannot find it to confirm it. I am attaching the Strategy to Address Enrollment Issues with this e-mail. I tried to keep it short and sweet. It's a start and will get some forward movement on a important issue.
> > Susan asked me about the "circle" maps that were included in the NAHC package I developed when Rudy was Chair. It really needs to be updated but I do not want to update it until I can review what I have and make recommendations to the council before the work is done.
> > Lorraine

 

08 Complaints re: council appointments

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 6:48:50 PM
> > Subject: New Appointments
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > I would like to know when you are going to inform our counsel, Kathy Clack, about the newly appointed tribal council members.
> > Thank-you, Janette
> >
> > Janette Ritter
> > janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net

09 Work performed by council appointment

> > Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 0:13:49 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: MLD Policy Recommendations
> >
> > Hi Cari, As mentioned prior, I told Susan I would look into the NAHC submission I had made. It was done in 2000 and needs updating. There are many tasks that should be done to do it right and I developed a list of recommendations to get the ball rolling. I am sure that this might take quite a bit of discussion so I leave it to your discretion to direct me to work with Susan on it if you think it will expedite matters by the time it hits the council table. This is the last of the tasks I have to do for the tribe. Other than providing any edits on those minutes, I assume I am done. Oh, and just for kicks - here's a list of what I have done so far: 1. Letter to Steven Fernandez 2. Condense April 9 minutes 3. Condense June 4 minutes 4. Strategize approach to address enrollment issues 5. Call Rich and update him on meeting activities 6. Format newsletter 7. Assist Susan with website content 8. Contact Doreen with current addresses 9. Answer 8 enrollment queries 10. Develop resolution for signature (emergency powers) 11. Develop recommendations for MLD update package 12. Develop July 9, 2006 meeting agenda. Anything else, Massa? (laugh, okay?) Now it is time for me to say good night... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz La Rain

 

10 Council Communication

> > Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 18:21:26 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Rich Rodriguez
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > Lorraine,
> > glad to hear the news., look forward to his imput at the next council meeting.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 6:12:21 PM
> > Subject: Rich Rodriguez
> >
> > Hi Cari,
> > Just talked with Richard and I told him I would pass on his thoughts on a resignation. He does not want to resign and is going to try to make the next meeting. He was glad to hear of the progress and thinks the emergency power vote was a good thing. Pass on the info to whomever you think needs to see it.
> > Lorraine

 

11 Demands

> > Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 17:25:21 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Administration
> > To: Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu>
> > Cc: cdiaz@perfmech.com, robertaritter@sbcglobal.net, lescobar9282@charter.net,
> cactusm@mbay.net, jherthel@sbcglobal.net, alfonsorod@verizonmail.com
> >
> > Dear Susan,
> > To clarify, I asked for an update of what you have been working on, not a lengthy day at the photocopy machine.
> > I also requested to be Cc'd on any e-mail correspondence you facilitate as the Adminstrator.
> > If this is also beyond your time capacity could you please let me know. I am not asking for any work to be re- prioritized. If your time is constrained, I would settle for the Cc I have requested. If you think that I need permission from my peers to be privy to information you send out on our behalf, also, please let me know.
> > Janette
> >
> > Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu> wrote:
> > Janette Ritter on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 9:48 PM -0800 wrote:
> > >Dear Susan,
> > >As I was unable to attend the past council meeting due to the out of town move Gloria made, I would like to be updated on what letters you have written since and prior to that meeting, and what you are working on now.
> > >I would like to be added to all of your in going and out going mail and/or e-mail regarding my tribe, Ohlone Costanaon Esselen Nation, as the Administrator. I would like attachments of any letters that you plan on sending out so that I am kept as
> > >up to date as possible. I am the Vice Chairperson of OCEN, voted in to office by the people of my tribe, and I deserve to know what is going on.
> > >If you are unable to facilitate this request, I would like an explanation why.
> > >Sincerely,
> > >Janette
> >
> > Dear Janette,
> >
> > Hello and I hope all is well with you and you are having a good summer.
> >
> > This morning I received your request for copies of all correspondence I have done on behalf of OCEN. Please understand that I know how important it is for all council members to be updated on all tribal business matters; that is why your tribal
> > chairperson has gone to great lengths to make sure that all correspondence is available at all Tribal Council meetings.
> >
> > I have done my best at Tribal Council meetings to fulfill your requests to copy all documents that you ask me to copy, but your request to make photocopies of all documents for you is above and beyond my normal responsibilities in assisting the
> > tribal chairperson. From what I have observed, copies have been available to you and the council at all tribal council meetings. To begin making photocopies of all documents for all council members may not be part of the council’s past practices.
> > Perhaps that is a matter you can discuss with the Tribal Council so that a copying protocol is included from then on in the way the Tribal Council operates.
> >
> > Certainly you are aware of the need for the tribal chairperson and the tribal administrator to continue working in all expediency to respond to urgent matters on a regular basis.
> >
> > With that said, I estimate that it would require additional time (8 to 16 hours) to facilitate your request as stated. As you can guess, I have other serious obligations to my family and work. Moreover, attempting to fulfill your request would take
> > away precious volunteer hours from other duties I already perform for your tribe. Rather than spending those hours making photocopies (that are all available at all meetings), it may be best if the council as a whole decides whether or not I should
> > reprioritize the time I spend working for the tribe at this point.
> >
> > Therefore, I sincerely regret that I do not have the time to begin copying all correspondence for you right now. I just do not have enough free time available over the next few weeks.
> >
> > Your Friend,
> >
> > Susan Morley
> >
> > Susan Morley, M.A., R.P.A
> > Instructor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
> > Division of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies
> > California State University Monterey Bay
> > 100 Campus Center, Bld. 17
> > Seaside, CA 93955
> >
> > "and justice for all."

12 Reply

> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:34:12 -0700
> From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> To: lescobar9282@charter.net
> Subject: Lorraine's reply to Janette's demands
>
> > Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 18:26:10 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Administration
> > Cc: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>, Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>,
> "Susan Morley (home)" <mojo50@comcast.net>
> >
> > Janette,
> > I understand your desire to be informed on all matters concerning tribal business. And, I am absolutely sure that Susan will be happy to comply with whatever requests we may have of her. But, her time is certainly limited as a volunteer, which I am sure you can appreciate having occupied the position of tribal administrator in the past. And, because that time is limited, there is a real need to prioritize how those volunteer hours are used.
> > Susan informs me that all materials are available at every tribal council meeting. If you are not able to attend, you might want to ask another council member to get the copies you are requesting. Otherwise, it takes times time away from other important tasks for Susan to respond to additional requests.
> > As you well know, the council, as a whole, is the body that directs the work to be done. So, I'd like to recommend that you develop a by-law amendment if you think things could be done in a more efficient manner. I agree that it's important to have the entire council informed on all matters but we've never had anything set in stone about how to get that done, except to do it through e-mail. But, not every council member has e-mail, so that has always remained an obstacle in making sure the entire council has been updated on every matter. If you have a better idea that won't be so taxing on the Tribal Administrator, I'd be eager to hear it.
> > Lorraine

13 Suggestions
> > Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 19:28:11 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Administration
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>, Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>,
> "Susan Morley \(home\)" <mojo50@comcast.net>
> >
> > Dear Lorraine,
> > By Laws of the Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation.
> > Section 6.Paragraph One. Last sentance to be modified. "He/she shall assist the Chairperson (insert: and Tribal Council) when called upon to do so."
> > Second paragraph proposed to be added.
> > The Tribal Administrator shall include Tribal Council Members in all in going and out going Electronic Mail correspondence that pertains to the business and professional affairs of OCEN. He/She shall provide and maintain a log of Electronic Mail correspondence at all regularly scheduled Council Meetings for Tribal Council members to review.
> > I will have this ready to vote on at the next tribal council meeting. Having served as Tribal Administrator in past, I never found it taxing to include Tribal Council members in my electronic mail. Having said that - without it being written into law, I was expected to do so, and considered it to be one of my many jobs. Communication and attendance has been a priority to me, Lorraine, and unfortunately, it has fallen through the cracks with this lot. So much so that it is contagious.
> > Janette

14 Attack
> > Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:21:13 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Re: update
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> >
> > Janette,
> > I believe that there was a misunderstanding during the conversation that Pam and Rich had. Let's just rest on the fact that Rich clarified himself after all. He did not attend the last meeting but did give his proxy to Pam. Of that fact, I am very sure. I live in Ceres which is not far from Riverbank, where Rich lives. We communicate on a regular basis. I have kept him informed of all the events of the last meeting and he was in full support of all that took place. (He is one of those who does not have e-mail, by the way.)
> > As a thought, it might be a good idea to discuss (at the meeting) how we will communicate when we do communicate via e-mail. E-mail is a difficult medium to decipher. There is no tone. There are no faces nor eyes to look at when someone is writing to you. There is no voice to hear whether or not there is a perceived problem. When the message is only in words, things can be taken in a negative way as we have certainly seen in the past. I'll certainly try to give it more thought and maybe we can have a positive dialogue about this at our next meeting.
> > I look forward to working with you on all OCEN business matters.
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Dear Lorraine,
> > > Thank you, again, for the update. I have not had this much feedback from my tribal council since we were voted into office, and this is just one evening. Unfortunately it does not answer the question of why Gloria was told by Pam and Cari that "Rich was resigning" on the date of the last meeting. Although your statement provides evidence that Rich is still on the Tribal Council, it does not explain why Gloria was misinformed.Gloria being told Rich is resigning, and Pam holding his proxy at the same meeting is a mystery to me, and Pam will not communicate by e-mail. Again, communication is a big issue here. Im just looking for an answer.Obvioulsly, answers come in all shapes and sizes.
> > > Janette
> > >
> > > Janette
> > >
> > > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net> wrote:
> > > To All,
> > > I spoke with Rich a few days after the last meeting. He clarified that he does not intend to resign.
> > > Lorraine


> > > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > > Dear Pamela,
> > > > Id rather wait until the next council meeting I can attend to ask you this. That way, everyone can be clear about your explanation.
> > > > Sincerely,
> > > > Janette
> > > >
> > > > Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net> wrote:
> > > > Please call me if you would like an answer to this question.


> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: Janette Ritter
> > > > To: Pam Tanous
> > > > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 9:45 PM
> > > > Subject: Fwd: Re: update

> > > > Dear Pamela,
> > > > Cari has said I should ask you the question below. I would appreciate some clarity.
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Janette
> > > >
> > > > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > > Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 21:42:08 -0700 (PDT)
> > > > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > > > Subject: Re: update
> > > > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>

> > > > Janette,
> > > > you need to ask this question to Pam.
> > > >
> > > > Cari Herthel
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message ----
> > > > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > > > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > > > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 9:22:45 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: update
> > > >
> > > > Dear Cari,
> > > > Can you please explain why Gloria was told by you and Pamela, verbally, that Rich resigned from his seat?
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Janette
> > > >
> > > > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Janette,
> > > > The Official Correspondence is available to be reviewed by all Council Members at Council Meetings.
> > > > The Minutes of June 4th Meeting will be available to all Council Members at the July Council Meeting.
> > > > Please Have the tapes from the January Meeting , and the Minutes available if you have done them at this meeting as well.
> > > > As Well AS all Correspondence you have sent, including the letters to Rosemarie, Theresa, Louise, etc.
> > > > This effort will help the Minutes to be of record, for all Council Members.
> > > >
> > > > Rich Rodriquez has not resigned , I have not received any resignation letters.
> > > > The Proxies -Pam Held proxies of Al and Rich
> > > > Cari held proxy of Gloria
> > > > Anthony Gomez father was contacted and He told me Anthony Gomez was not available for Several Months, that he would give my message to his son.
> > > >
> > > > Contact information for Joe is [deleted for confidentiality]
> > > > Lorraine is [deleted for confidentiality]
> > > >
> > > > Cari Herthel
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message ----
> > > > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > > > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > > > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 6:41:03 PM
> > > > Subject: update
> > > >
> > > > Dear Cari,
> > > > I would like to be included in all e-mails pertaining to OCEN business, and be given a copy of the meeting minutes, both general and executive, from the June 4th meeting, when they become available. I would like to be added as a cc on any official correspondence you send or receive acting as OCEN chairperson.
> > > > I would like to know if Rich Rodriguez resigned from his seat.
> > > > I would like to know if Anthony Gomez was notified of the meeting that took place on June 4th.
> > > > I would like to know what proxies constituted a quorum on June 4th.
> > > > And, I would like to know the other decisions Pamela Tanous made as the only council member in attendance at the June 4th meeting.
> > > > I would like to have the contact information of the interim council members that Pamela appointed to office on June 4th.
> > > > Thank-you,
> > > > Janette Ritter, Vice Chairperson, OCEN

15 SB 18

> > Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 11:59:06 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject:
> > To: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>, lescobar9282@charter.net
> > Cc: Morley/Nasaw <mojo50@comcast.net>, Planningcorp@mindspring.com,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>
> >
> > Dear Council ,
> > Monterey County called this am to schedule the next meeting of the Sb18 , General Plan consultation.
> > We will meet July 10 , 2006 at 10 am in Salinas government offices of Monterey.The meeting will last 2-4 hours.
> > Please let me know if you would like to attend with Susan and Myself. This is a very time consuming project , help to gather information on the history of cultural sites is welcome.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

16 Council Absenteeism

> Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 10:51:39 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>, "Susan Morley home)" <mojo50@comcast.net>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: RE: Administration
> > Cc: CARI HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> PAM TANOUS <cacthusm@mbay.net>
> >
> > Janette, Thanks for Gloria' information.
> > Anthony, I have a question for you. What is your status? Last we heard you were not going to be available for four months. It's important to know that we are going to have as full participating council as possible so we can continue to do business. Could you, please, provide a more specific status so we can know when you will be present to participate?
> > As for your ideas about keeping absentee council members updated, please, keep them coming. Just to provide a little history about that matter, the council adopted by-law amendments that made keeping updated the responsibility of the council member (back in '93 or '94 sometime, maybe later). But, it has been my experience in the past 14 years that just asking for copies does not ensure that you'll get what you're asking for, even if a council member attends the meeting. (But, attendance certainly helps. This is how I was able to build such a complete minute record from my personal copies.)
> > Also, something else to consider aside from costs is that of time. It is easy to forward electronic mail or minutes but not everyone has e-mail. Lastly, it takes time to print up paper copies and to mail them to everyone, so that takes away from precious little volunteer time our TA has to give. If that responsibility is going to fall to the TA to do, I think it would useful to figure out the most efficient means possible to get absentee council members updated.
> > There is no by-law amendment other than this which specifically addresses this need. We could use another amendment to establish the process within our operating procedures but it has to be one that works for everyone no matter if they are computer literate or not. I know Janette is working on something but it would be great if we can all brainstorm on this old problem.
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > >Dear Char,
> > >So Anthony and you have the update, Gloria's new address is: [deleted for confidentiality], Her new Phone number is [deleted for confidentiality]. I will be sure to keep you updated on Tribal Matters. And, if the administrator can not facilitate this need, then I will send you copies myself. Please feel free to call me with any questions. I hope you are all doing well.
> > >Janette
> > >
> > >Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com> wrote:
> > >Hi Janette,
> > >
> > >Regarding this message I also agree with what you have said. It should be an automatic procedure that if a Council Member is not at a meeting then the materials handed out should be forwarded to that member. All council members should receive all information handed out at meetings, including a copy of the minutes so that they can be kept current on all proceedings of each meeting. Maybe we can start collecting $1.00 from each member at each meeting to use for necessary postage when these things happen.
> > >
> > >I wanted to let you know that I will unfortunately not be able to attend this July 9 Council Meeting as I am working out of town currently and will not be able to make it back and then return to work on Monday. I would like to give my proxy to your mother, Gloria Ritter. If she does not make the meeting then my next choice would be you. I have every confidence in the choices you and your mother will make. I do not have her new e-mail address so could you please give her this information for me. Please keep me posted.
> > >
> > >As I am not sure how long I will be out of town working if you need to contact me please call Charlotte on her cell phone. The number is [deleted for confidentiality]. It will be hard to contact me as I am working long hours and Saturdays at the present time.
> > >
> > >I will continue to send you messages through this e-mail address or through Charlotte by phone. Hope to be in contact with you soon.
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >
> > >Anthony
> > >
> > >
> > >Char Diaz

> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: Janette Ritter [mailto:janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net]
> > >Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:28 PM
> > >To: Lorraine Escobar
> > >Cc: Al Rodriguez; Anthony Gomez; Cari Herthel; Pam Tanous; Susan Morley (home)
> > >Subject: Re: Administration
> > >
> > >Dear Lorraine,
> > >
> > >By Laws of the Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation.
> > >
> > >Section 6.Paragraph One. Last sentance to be modified. "He/she shall assist the Chairperson (insert: and Tribal Council) when called upon to do so."
> > >
> > >Second paragraph proposed to be added.
> > >
> > >The Tribal Administrator shall include Tribal Council Members in all in going and out going Electronic Mail correspondence that pertains to the business and professional affairs of OCEN. He/She shall provide and maintain a log of Electronic Mail correspondence at all regularly scheduled Council Meetings for Tribal Council members to review.
> > >
> > >I will have this ready to vote on at the next tribal council meeting. Having served as Tribal Administrator in past, I never found it taxing to include Tribal Council members in my electronic mail. Having said that - without it being written into law, I was expected to do so, and considered it to be one of my many jobs. Communication and attendance has been a priority to me, Lorraine, and unfortunately, it has fallen through the cracks with this lot. So much so that it is contagious.
> > >
> > >Janette

17 Council Absenteeism
> > Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 14:00:10 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Councl Seat Status and Update
> > To: cdiaz@perfmech.com
> > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>, lescobar9282@charter.net,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> >
> > Dear Anthony,
> >
> > At the June 4th meeting, which I was absent from, the meeting minutes read:
> >
> > "Cari reported that Anthony Gomez would be unavailable fo a total of four month. Cari moved to appoint Joe Kavanaugh as an interim council member in place of Anthony Gomez during his absence. Pam seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Pam moved to appoint Lorraine as Interim council member to take the place of Rosemarie Miranda."
> >
> > I did not know that this action was taken until today when I arrived at the council meeting. As Gloria was not there, I was holding your proxy as requested. The council meeting was postponed because we could not come to an agreement on whether or not you had a vote. I did not want you to lose your vote if you were unaware this action had been taken.
> >
> > I am not writing formally on behalf of the tribal council, but I would like to know what your status is. Are you unavailable for four months? And if so, are you going to take a leave of absence, or are you going to submit you proxy? Please let me know as soon as possible, so that we can clear this confusion and move ahead with tribal business.
> > Thanks,
> > Janette

18 SB 18

> > Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 14:50:07 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Fw: FW: Phone call from Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> "cactusm@mbay.net" <cactusm@mbay.net>,
> "lescobar9282@charter.net" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> >
> > Janette,
> >
> > As you may recall--we all attended the first SB18 meeting up in Larkspur. I recall you were there.
> >
> > Susan and I followed up on that meeting because we understand the importance of this consultation. We asked for and received permission from the tribal council to represent the tribe in consultation regarding SB18. That was at the April meeting or before (I can find exact date if needed).
> >
> > We invited the Governor's Office planners Mr Gonzales and Mr. Morgan, to provide a workshop for the folks here in Monterey County on SB18. Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Morgan agreed and there was major advertising for this SB 18 workshop, both on the web and we told you about it in memos, emails and updates. This meeting was held on April 20, 2006 at 9 am in the County offices in Salinas. Susan and I worked for weeks preparing for this meeting. The only OCEN member there, other than myself was Louise Ramirez. We were given the privilege of representing the tribe and had prepared a 30-page power point presentation on the history of OCEN. This was all volunteer work and Susan did a great job. She stood up before the audience, including other Indians and planners from all over and spoke for the tribe clarifying our ancient and recent history. That presentation is available on the new web page--I hope you have had a chance to see it.
> >
> > At that workshop a booklet that was printed by the Governor's staff included this presentation.
> >gt;
> > We then wrote to the county planners and set up consultation and met with the planners. We also invited you to this meeting.
> >
> > An email was sent out with all policies and procedures that Alan Leventhal, Cari Herthel, Susan Morley, and Steve Craig submitted for the Monterey Count General Plan on June 6, 2006 on which you were invited to attend; it is unfortunate that you could not attend this meeting. A copy was sent to our attorney, Kathy Clack. A follow up to the initial meeting on these policies and procedures is scheduled for tomorrow where we will begin the further dialoging.
> >
> > I will inform all council members per my usual practice.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; lescobar9282@charter.net; Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2006 2:17:25 PM
> > Subject: Re: Fw: FW: Phone call from Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > When is this project slated to begin?
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Dear Council
> > enclosed in the below email is a current communication with Monterey County on the Sb 18 Consultation.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu>
> > To: "Holm, Carl P. x5103" <HolmCP@co.monterey.ca.us>; jherthel@sbcglobal.net
> > Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:08:19 PM
> > Subject: Re: FW: Phone call from Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation
> >
> > "Holm, Carl P. x5103" <HolmCP@co.monterey.ca.us> on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:16 AM -0800 wrote:
> > >Susan;
> > >
> > >I wanted to follow up on your phone call regarding the Esselen Institute. We made contact to suggest they contact you relative to work at the Institute (see below) to try to help facilitate consultation. As I noted there is an approved project,
> > >and they are working on condition compliance to obtain permits. Conditions also include placing parts of the grounds into a conservation easement with an HR (Historic Resource) zoning designation to identify the significance of this site.
> > >
> > >Notices are also currently out relative to a different project where the Institute is requesting a permit to conduct fundraising events.
> > >
> > >Carl P. Holm, AICP
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: Gonzales, Liz x5102
> > >Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 4:45 PM
> > >To: 'juliet.johnson@esalen.org'
> > >Cc: Holm, Carl P. x5103; Mendoza, Connie x5184
> > >Subject: Phone call from Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation
> > >
> > >Hi Juliet,
> > >
> > >One of our Coastal planners received a phone call from Cari Herthel, Chairperson, Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation regarding some development going on at Esselen. Since there is a positive Archaeological Report for the site, would you mind calling
> > >them? As part of the condition compliance, Esselen is required to have an archaeological monitor on site during any construction. If you need another copy of the Arch Report, please let me know. Please let us know if we can be of any help
> > >regarding the outcome of the phone call. Thank you.
> > >
> > >Elizabeth Gonzales, Associate Planner
> > >
> > >[ mailto:gonzalesl@co.monterey.ca.us ]gonzalesl@co.monterey.ca.us
> > >Monterey County Planning & Building Inspection
> > >168 W. Alisal Street/2nd Floor
> > >Salinas, CA 93901
> > >(831) 755-5102 ph.
> > >(831) 757-9516 fax
> > >Visit our informative website at:
> > >http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/pbi
> >
> > Dear Carl,
> >
> > Thank you for your latest update on the work being conducted at Esalen Institute.
> >
> > This has reminded Cari that we are still in the process of consultation regarding SB 18 and she has asked me to contact you.
> >
> > As you are the project manager we turn to you for scheduling our next consultation meeting. We are available in the begining of July and hope to be able to meet with you soon to continue the discussion.
> >
> > Thank you for your continued assistence.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Susan Morley
> > Tribal Administrator
> > Ohlone/Costanoan Esselen Nation
> >
> > Susan Morley, M.A., R.P.A
> > Instructor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
> > Division of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies
> > California State University Monterey Bay
> > 100 Campus Center, Bld. 17
> > Seaside, CA 93955
> > "and justice for all."

19 Council Absenteeism
> > Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:47:27 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Letter from Chairperson
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> > Cc: lescobar9282@charter.net, Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> >
> > Dear All,
> > Because it has been suggested that I knew of Anthonys availability from Gloria., I wish to state for the record that I never had a conversation with Gloria to this effect. I was left a phone message from Char After June 4 and have that On my phone, for the record, I called her back..
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: cdiaz@perfmech.com
> > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; lescobar9282@charter.net; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2006 5:59:05 PM
> > Subject: Letter from Chairperson
> >
> > Dear Anthony,
> > Just so you know, neither myself nor Gloria had any part of writing the letter you received from Cari Herthel, or any of the content in it. I advised that a formal letter be written, but we were unaware that you had a reply date of August 1st, and we were not advised to put you on leave of absence status. We did not vote on this letter to be sent to you, nor did we vote to put you on leave of absence. The reason being that Char told Gloria you were available. Gloria says that she did pass this information on to Cari.
> > Janette

20 Reminder

> > Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 14:07:43 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu>
> > Subject: A Reminder to talk to George
> > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> >
> > Hi Susan,
> > As a precaution to protect the rest of the council from any further harrassment from Rudy Rosales, I am sending you a reminder to discuss the matter with George. Rudy has a history of intimidating other council members and we must take all steps necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the OCEN Tribal Council's ability to conduct meetings.
> > If George needs a formal statement from me stating what I have personally observed regarding Rudy's unacceptable behavior, please let me know.
> > Lorraine

 

21 Notes for July meeting

> > Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:09:07 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL
> > Cc: Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu>
> >
> > I have attached a transcription of the notes I took at the July 9, 2006 meeting attempt. [Click on hyperlink to see the actual typed notes.] I am submitting them for your informal review and input although I do not intend that these notes be submitted as part of the formal record. As for the last paragraph, I thought it was appropriate to diary the event as I saw it happen since I was the only eye-witness, other than Janetter Ritter and the two parties involved. I wrote it as a matter of record and this is paragraph is not subject to any review - formal or informal, unless Susan (the victim of Rudy's attack) has something to add. Otherwise, it stands as my testimony alone. I am not inclined to submit these notes to Janette Ritter at this time as I do not wish to submit these notes in a formal process. They are my personal notes, plain and simple. Lorraine

 

22 Majority Votes with One Person/Family

> > Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 20:07:48 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: cdiaz@perfmech.com, JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Majority Vote with One Person/Family
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> >
> > I think it is important to interject a thought here since I was the one who raised the objection about ONE person having a majority vote on a council matter. Whether or not anyone is representing other families with proxies, it will be that ONE person who casts the proxy votes - just ONE person. In principle, this is not a good idea. It was not a good idea to have ONE family with a majority vote. (Remember the Thielman clan?) To avoid that kind of control, we changed our constitution to limit the number of persons from a family on the council from unlimited to two. Remember that? The idea was that it would hopefully keep any single family from being able to control the tribal business by holding majority votes like that.
> > But it is more than just the idea of a family having that kind of control. If it is not okay for a single family, why should it be okay for one person to have control? When a council member is not present, they don't hear the information, they don't engage in the discussion, they virtually end up giving their proxy vote as a blind vote. This is not how a council member can make an informed decision, and I do believe that is what the tribe expects of the council - to make informed decisions, to attend the meetings, to have dialogue about the issues, and to then make a democratic vote by all council members - not have things determined by just one person.
> > Even if it is just ONE person holding sufficient proxies to make a majority vote, it is still not a good idea to have ONE person with a majority vote. It does not matter who that person or family is - it is not a good idea because it does not protect the democratic process. It's a matter of principle, not personality.
> > Our constitution and by-laws make it far too easy for council members not to attend and to not be involved in conducting tribal business. Council member absenteeism is a old problem for us and we have tried to deal with it in a couple of ways. The bottom line is that the constitutional loophole and the proxy by-law amendment is what is at the root of this absenteeism. Like I said, it is far too easy to NOT participate and I believe the people expected more out of their elected council members than the attendance on record for this last year since the election.
> > Remember, it's not about "good excuses." It's about getting the job done and doing the job in democratic manner. That's the perspective I have on the matter.
> > Lorraine
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Dear Cari,
> > > What else needs to be helped with at the gathering? I see what you are supplying, I see what Lorraine is supplying. What else is needed?
> > > And to clarify (for the record) since you are regarding the proxies I held as "One Family", I am one individual, not a family. I held proxies of the Gomez, and the Rodriguez families. That is three families.
> > > And again, please let me know what I can contribute to the gathering.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Janette
> > >
> > > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > Dear Al,
> > > We did not have a Council meeting for July.
> > > The Proxy situation has caused confusion with the respect to a quorum and and one family holding the majority vote.
> > > Inregards to the newspaper article , I think that anyone can make observations and opinions and submit them to the editor.
> > > It appears that a citizen has done so, Rudy submitted a comment to the editor with a rebuttal to Mr. Hicks.
> > > Linda Yamante was involved in a festival at the Carmel Catholic Church, she is involved in many museum displays on Rumsen history and education. Linda Yamante is not a member of the tribe.
> > > Please discuss with other council members absenteeism and participation so we can resolve goverment progress in a fair and democrate procedure. I do look forward to the gathering and hope that all council members will inform me if they plan to attend. And what that would like to contribute to the gathering .suggestions are welcome and needed from each of you.
> > > Please each member feel free to email, your contribution to the event.
> > >
> > > I will bring big shade structures, 2 to be used for protection from the sun.
> > > I will bring activities for children.
> > > I will bring Donuts and coffee for the am.
> > > I will bring firewood for the 2 big fires we are having on the beach.
> > > I will bring sage.
> > > I will bring a good attitude and an open heart.
> > >
> > > Cari Herthel
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----
> > > From: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; cdiaz@perfmech.com
> > > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; lescobar9282@charter.net; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:57:41 AM
> > > Subject: Miscellaneous items...
> > >
> > > Dear Cari and Council,
> > > My apologies for missing the last meeting. I would like a review of the meeting, please. Nothing complicated, I would just like to know what I missed.
> > > It has recently come to my attention that there is an article writen by a J. A. Hicks in the Herald Times news paper, which states that the tribe wishes to open a casino. Unless it was decided, at a meeting where I was absent, to put this information out there, then someone from the council or involved somehow with our tribe has given out this misinformation.
> > > What is going on with Linda Marmonte, I think her name was. Somebody is putting their foot in it again, it seems.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Alfonso Rodriguez
> > > Council Member (non-profit)

23 Non-Profit Board Performance

> > Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 19:49:43 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> >
> > Hello Al,
> > Let's talk about the consulting process minute, okay? I assisted with the fund-raiser you and your brother held at the bar in Riverbank a couple of years ago (or so). I know through his generous and vigorous effort, he managed to get lots of goods for the accompanying yard sale and auction. As well, you were up to your usual great effort in preparing the meals we sold. I've asked Richard about where that money went and he informed me the funds were used to build this BBQ pit of which you speak of. I asked him if he consulted the council and the answer was, "No." He also pointed out that the BBQ pit would make money for the tribe. Even though I agreed with that concept, I told him that it would have been best to include the council in that decision.
> > It would be great to know what kind of progress the non-profit board has been making. It was my understanding that the Non-Profit is supposed to file for a new number but I haven't seen any results yet. Did anyone take care of that yet?
> > A little background history here for this next point: Loretta and I began the tribal reorganization in 1992. After running on our own funds, we figured out that we needed more than the spare change we could actually afford to take out of our own pockets. So, the annual gathering began about 1995 or so (I'd have to look it up to be exact), when the council agreed to put together a fund-raiser. I organized the first two gatherings and put lots of effort into it with the help of volunteers - tribal and non-tribal. The raised funds went to the tribe for the council to decide how to spend. There was no holding back and no independent decisions made about how to spend the money. It was always a council decision.
> > But, that has been the ONLY fund-raiser we seem to ever have. I thought the idea of a non-profit board was to develop all kinds of fund-raisers. It seems that there should be lots more going on besides the once-a-year gathering after all the fuss to separate the non-profit from the tribe.
> > In fact, from the ballot that was used to split the non-profit from the tribe, the NP is supposed to develop a financial plan, a Standard Operating Procedure, do taxes and accounting, grant writing, hold special events and collect donations. Has the NP done any of those things yet? If not, why not?
> > The last I heard (and believe me, I only heard it) was that Rudy was going to resign from the NP. I knew that Phil Greene never took his seat and, well, I'm guessing that Steven Fernandez resigned also. So, who's left and who's minding the store? And what is the NP doing?
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com> wrote:
> > > Dear Council and Cari,
> > >
> > > I received your various emails. Thank you for responding so quickly.
> > >
> > > I'd like to address a point about non-profit committee activity at the
> > > gathering. I was told that the gathering was to be held in pot-luck
> > > fashion, and so Richard and I felt no need to consider having a BBQ,
> > > which is usually a big financial draw. I don't believe I was present at
> > > the meeting where this was decided, and to my knowledge, Bobby and Rudy
> > > had not been contacted about it till after it was decided. As such, I had
> > > not planned any other money-making activities for the gathering, even
> > > though the tribe still owes Kathy Clack money. It is late it the planning
> > > timeline and so we will probably make no profit at the gathering for the
> > > tribe or council.
> > >
> > > The lack of consultation of the non-profit committee puts us in a bad
> > > position. I don't even think Richard was contacted about the decision. I
> > > don't know what to tell you as far as fund raising goes.
> > >
> > > Al

24 Attack

> > From: "Alfonso Rodriguez" <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > To: "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>,
> "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 12:31:06 -0500
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> >
> > Dear Lorraine,
> >
> > As usual, I believe that you are overstepping your boundries.
> >
> > Firstly, the fund raiser at the Riverbank Bar was not advertised as an
> > Esselen fund raiser, as your friend thought that having a trival
> > fundraiser at a bar promoted alcoholism within the tribe. Think about it,
> > you were there.
> >
> > Secondly, the non-profit committee is completely at the disposal of the
> > tribal council. The new number was discussed collectively, not simply by
> > us NP committee members. It is not for you to ask me. We have a chair and
> > vice chair. You must learn the proper procedures to go through for this.
> > I won't disrespect the chai and vice chair and answer your questions
> > unless I'm told to by my superiors, the chair and vice chair. This is why
> > you had problems before and now you are doing it again.
> >
> > No one paid for the jackets. Nor for the hats, nor for the shirts. I did
> > this through my personal business to help the tribe, unless you want to
> > pay for these items.
> >
> > Please go through the Chair to ask me these things. I don't need email of
> > this kind from you.
> >
> > Al
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Lorraine Escobar"
> > To: "Alfonso Rodriguez" , "Cari Herthel" , "Janette Ritter"
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> > Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 19:49:43 -0700
> >
> > Hello Al,
> >
> > Let's talk about the consulting process minute, okay? I assisted with
> > the fund-raiser you and your brother held at the bar in Riverbank a
> > couple of years ago (or so). I know through his generous and vigorous
> > effort, he managed to get lots of goods for the accompanying yard
> > sale and auction. As well, you were up to your usual great effort in
> > preparing the meals we sold. I've asked Richard about where that
> > money went and he informed me the funds were used to build this BBQ
> > pit of which you speak of. I asked him if he consulted the council
> > and the answer was, "No." He also pointed out that the BBQ pit would
> > make money for the tribe. Even though I agreed with that concept, I
> > told him that it would have been best to include the council in that
> > decision.
> >
> > It would be great to know what kind of progress the non-profit board
> > has been making. It was my understanding that the Non-Profit is
> > supposed to file for a new number but I haven't seen any results yet.
> > Did anyone take care of that yet?
> >
> > A little background history here for this next point: Loretta and I
> > began the tribal reorganization in 1992. After running on our own
> > funds, we figured out that we needed more than the spare change we
> > could actually afford to take out of our own pockets. So, the annual
> > gathering began about 1995 or so (I'd have to look it up to be
> > exact), when the council agreed to put together a fund-raiser. I
> > organized the first two gatherings and put lots of effort into it
> > with the help of volunteers - tribal and non-tribal. The raised funds
> > went to the tribe for the council to decide how to spend. There was
> > no holding back and no independent decisions made about how to spend
> > the money. It was always a council decision.
> >
> > But, that has been the ONLY fund-raiser we seem to ever have. I
> > thought the idea of a non-profit board was to develop all kinds of
> > fund-raisers. It seems that there should be lots more going on
> > besides the once-a-year gathering after all the fuss to separate the
> > non-profit from the tribe.
> >
> > In fact, from the ballot that was used to split the non-profit from
> > the tribe, the NP is supposed to develop a financial plan, a Standard
> > Operating Procedure, do taxes and accounting, grant writing, hold
> > special events and collect donations. Has the NP done any of those
> > things yet? If not, why not?
> >
> > The last I heard (and believe me, I only heard it) was that Rudy was
> > going to resign from the NP. I knew that Phil Greene never took his
> > seat and, well, I'm guessing that Steven Fernandez resigned also. So,
> > who's left and who's minding the store? And what is the NP doing?
> >
> > Lorraine
> >
> >
> > ---- Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com> wrote:
> > > Dear Council and Cari,
> > >
> > > I received your various emails. Thank you for responding so
> > quickly.
> > >
> > > I'd like to address a point about non-profit committee activity at
> > the
> > > gathering. I was told that the gathering was to be held in pot-luck
> > > fashion, and so Richard and I felt no need to consider having a
> > BBQ,
> > > which is usually a big financial draw. I don't believe I was
> > present at
> > > the meeting where this was decided, and to my knowledge, Bobby and
> > Rudy
> > > had not been contacted about it till after it was decided. As such,
> > I had
> > > not planned any other money-making activities for the gathering,
> > even
> > > though the tribe still owes Kathy Clack money. It is late it the
> > planning
> > > timeline and so we will probably make no profit at the gathering
> > for the
> > > tribe or council.
> > >
> > > The lack of consultation of the non-profit committee puts us in a
> > bad
> > > position. I don't even think Richard was contacted about the
> > decision. I
> > > don't know what to tell you as far as fund raising goes.
> > >
> > > Al

 

25 Non-Profit Board Performance

> > Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 14:07:18 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>, Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> >
> > Al,
> > I acknowledge your hostility towards me, Al, but I am choosing not to be offended by it. I have my opinions of you, as well, but this is neither the time or place for such discussion. I'd rather stick to the business at hand or cease communication all together until a more formal protocal is established and agreed upon by all. Therefore, I ask you, politely, to please refrain from that kind of dialogue as it is counterproductive, and to please give the dialogue one more try.
> > As for the fundraiser at the Riverbank Bar, the money was being raised for our tribe whether or not it was advertised. Is that not correct? Is that not what the people were told? I heard it all day from Rich's mouth that we were raising money for our tribe. If it was for a different purpose or under a different cause, that would be the first time I have heard of it.
> > As for my friend, I assume you mean Louise Ramirez. She was not a council member at the time of discussing this fundraiser and she did not make decisions about it. If any decisions were made, it would have been the council. And, if you remember correctly, I asked that the fundraiser be discussed because all fundraisers need the council blessing, or at least, that is how it was in my experience on the council. If it did not get a council blessing, well, I guess that's how it went but it does not change the purpose for which this fundraiser was being conducted. Truly, I don't understand why if makes a difference what Louise would have said.
> > There is no quibble, as far as I can see, as to what the fundraiser was for - to raise funds for the tribe. Are you telling me there was a different purpose for it? Honestly, Al, I am just asking for clarification.
> > As for protocol in who asks who what, don't you think it is counterproductive to limit who can ask what questions? After all, this is just an informal dialogue. I am not asking for any formal votes but I am asking to inform myself - both as an interim council member and a tribal member.
> > What has the NP done? We went through an awful lot of fuss to separate the NP from the tribe and now that it has been one year, I think it is critical that we know what progress has been made. Is it working? Is it not working? What does it need to move foreward? These questions are not aimed at any particular individual but aimed at evaluating how well this idea is working or not. That's all.
> > If you think "proper procedures" have been violated in this informal dialogue, please point me to the specific terms in our constitution or by-laws and I'll be happy to listen to your arguement. But, from the structure that we voted on for the NP, you are the appropriate person to ask about the NP. The reason for a council member on the NP was to facilitate that kind of communication. If a different protocol has been established, then it would be important for all of us know what that is.
> > I'm glad you clarified that you have paid for the hats and jackets. That is a matter that should be cleared up with the council. If you want reimbursement, then it should be addressed to the council so we can see if it can be done. So, do you want to be reimbursed for those items?
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com> wrote:
> > > Dear Lorraine,
> > >
> > > As usual, I believe that you are overstepping your boundries.
> > >
> > > Firstly, the fund raiser at the Riverbank Bar was not advertised as an
> > > Esselen fund raiser, as your friend thought that having a trival
> > > fundraiser at a bar promoted alcoholism within the tribe. Think about it,
> > > you were there.
> > >
> > > Secondly, the non-profit committee is completely at the disposal of the
> > > tribal council. The new number was discussed collectively, not simply by
> > > us NP committee members. It is not for you to ask me. We have a chair and
> > > vice chair. You must learn the proper procedures to go through for this.
> > > I won't disrespect the chai and vice chair and answer your questions
> > > unless I'm told to by my superiors, the chair and vice chair. This is why
> > > you had problems before and now you are doing it again.
> > >
> > > No one paid for the jackets. Nor for the hats, nor for the shirts. I did
> > > this through my personal business to help the tribe, unless you want to
> > > pay for these items.
> > >
> > > Please go through the Chair to ask me these things. I don't need email of
> > > this kind from you.
> > >
> > > Al
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Lorraine Escobar"
> > > To: "Alfonso Rodriguez" , "Cari Herthel" , "Janette Ritter"
> > > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> > > Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 19:49:43 -0700
> > >
> > > Hello Al,
> > >
> > > Let's talk about the consulting process minute, okay? I assisted with
> > > the fund-raiser you and your brother held at the bar in Riverbank a
> > > couple of years ago (or so). I know through his generous and vigorous
> > > effort, he managed to get lots of goods for the accompanying yard
> > > sale and auction. As well, you were up to your usual great effort in
> > > preparing the meals we sold. I've asked Richard about where that
> > > money went and he informed me the funds were used to build this BBQ
> > > pit of which you speak of. I asked him if he consulted the council
> > > and the answer was, "No." He also pointed out that the BBQ pit would
> > > make money for the tribe. Even though I agreed with that concept, I
> > > told him that it would have been best to include the council in that
> > > decision.
> > >
> > > It would be great to know what kind of progress the non-profit board
> > > has been making. It was my understanding that the Non-Profit is
> > > supposed to file for a new number but I haven't seen any results yet.
> > > Did anyone take care of that yet?
> > >
> > > A little background history here for this next point: Loretta and I
> > > began the tribal reorganization in 1992. After running on our own
> > > funds, we figured out that we needed more than the spare change we
> > > could actually afford to take out of our own pockets. So, the annual
> > > gathering began about 1995 or so (I'd have to look it up to be
> > > exact), when the council agreed to put together a fund-raiser. I
> > > organized the first two gatherings and put lots of effort into it
> > > with the help of volunteers - tribal and non-tribal. The raised funds
> > > went to the tribe for the council to decide how to spend. There was
> > > no holding back and no independent decisions made about how to spend
> > > the money. It was always a council decision.
> > >
> > > But, that has been the ONLY fund-raiser we seem to ever have. I
> > > thought the idea of a non-profit board was to develop all kinds of
> > > fund-raisers. It seems that there should be lots more going on
> > > besides the once-a-year gathering after all the fuss to separate the
> > > non-profit from the tribe.
> > >
> > > In fact, from the ballot that was used to split the non-profit from
> > > the tribe, the NP is supposed to develop a financial plan, a Standard
> > > Operating Procedure, do taxes and accounting, grant writing, hold
> > > special events and collect donations. Has the NP done any of those
> > > things yet? If not, why not?
> > >
> > > The last I heard (and believe me, I only heard it) was that Rudy was
> > > going to resign from the NP. I knew that Phil Greene never took his
> > > seat and, well, I'm guessing that Steven Fernandez resigned also. So,
> > > who's left and who's minding the store? And what is the NP doing?
> > >
> > > Lorraine
> > >
> > >
> > > ---- Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Dear Council and Cari,
> > > >
> > > > I received your various emails. Thank you for responding so
> > > quickly.
> > > >
> > > > I'd like to address a point about non-profit committee activity at
> > > the
> > > > gathering. I was told that the gathering was to be held in pot-luck
> > > > fashion, and so Richard and I felt no need to consider having a
> > > BBQ,
> > > > which is usually a big financial draw. I don't believe I was
> > > present at
> > > > the meeting where this was decided, and to my knowledge, Bobby and
> > > Rudy
> > > > had not been contacted about it till after it was decided. As such,
> > > I had
> > > > not planned any other money-making activities for the gathering,
> > > even
> > > > though the tribe still owes Kathy Clack money. It is late it the
> > > planning
> > > > timeline and so we will probably make no profit at the gathering
> > > for the
> > > > tribe or council.
> > > >
> > > > The lack of consultation of the non-profit committee puts us in a
> > > bad
> > > > position. I don't even think Richard was contacted about the
> > > decision. I
> > > > don't know what to tell you as far as fund raising goes.
> > > >
> > > > Al

26 Resignation

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: esselennation46@aol.com
> > To: janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net; Clackk@sbcglobal.net; straightarrow49@yahoo.com; jherthel@sbcglobal.net; ALeventh@email.sjsu.edu; alfonsorod@verizonmail.com; cactusm@mbay.net
> > Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 10:28:18 PM
> > Subject: Re: Fw: RESIGNATION ???????
> >
> > As to the question that has been asked to Janette Ritter, the Vice Chair of the Ohlone/Costanoan Esselen Nation. I Rudy Rosales am still on the non profit for the tribe and for clarification I was debating on resigning, but have realized that at this time the tribe needs dedicated and strong people to lead it in the right direction. So therefore I want to make it clear to the tribal council that YES I am still on the tribal non profit and head of Cultural Resource's.
> > I hope that this is clear enough for everyone and if it is not PLEASE get back to me personally by phone ( 831-659-5831 ) and I will try and explain in more detail.
> >
> > Thank you, Rudy Rosales ( OCEN )

 

27 Non-Profit Dialogue

> > Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:25:23 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw:
> > To: lescobar9282@charter.net
> >
> > Dear Lorraine.,
> > It was not my intent to leave you out of the email I just sent to the council, please excuse my mistake.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: cactusm@mbay.net; Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>; alfonsorod <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>
> > Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 12:22:58 PM
> > Subject: Fw:
> >
> > Dear All
> > According to the notes taken at the april 9 2006 meeting Janette made a motion to for the non-profit to apply for a new non-profit number with the attorney general, just before the motion Gloria reminded us all that Al Rodriquez was the contact person for the non-profit and would notify the members of the non-profit..Please review the below attached email and keep this as an update, as we can start to understand what we need to do to clarify what needs to get done regarding the non-profit
> >
> > Cari Herthel

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Robert Ritter <brit1876@yahoo.com>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 11:39:29 AM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > Cari,
> >
> > This response to your email expresses only my knowledge and are not the views or feelings of any other nonprofit officers.
> >
> > To be honest with you Cari, I wasn't even sure if we had a nonprofit till I received this email from you.
> >
> > Looking back:
> >
> > During the January 2006 council meeting it was my understanding that the Tribal Council was to work on drafting a Strategic Plan outlining the mission statement, goals, and funding needs of the Tribe. The contents of the Strategic plan were to be used by the nonprofit to help reach the funding needs of the Tribe to accomplish these specific goals, objectives, and activities.
> >
> > The email you have sent me is the only correspondence I have had with the council since that meeting.
> >
> > Present:
> >
> > At this moment, to my knowledge, the nonprofit does not have in its possession any of the following:
> >
> > -Articles of Incorporation
> > -Bylaws
> > -Tax Exemption determination letters
> >
> > Also, at this time, to my knowledge the nonprofit needs to elect a President, Secretary and Treasurer, and open a checking account at an agreed upon banking institution.
> >
> > Please forward me any of the above listed documents or any other information the council feels I should either review or have in my possession for the nonprofits records. I am willing to get this ball rolling but I need more input from the council on at least a weekly basis.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Bobby Ritter
> >
> >
> > PS. Its Bobby with a Y.
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Hello Bobbie,
> > Would you kindly send me a email with the status of the non-profit .
> > Including the officers names, minutes, and current plan of action.
> > We have the gathering coming up August 12, and would like to update the membership during the general meeting.
> > I have recieved calls from the membership, and would like to inform them to any progress.
> > Thanks for your attention to this matter.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >

28 Resignation

> > Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 19:12:27 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Fw: RESIGNATION
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> lescobar9282@charter.net, Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, esselennation46@aol.com
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > As to the status of the jackets and baseball caps, I have those in my possession. I brought them with me to the July council meeting with the intention of giving them to another council member to hold, as I do not have room at my house.
> > I do not know that status of Rudy's resignation on the Non Profit, but I think that we could avoid a lot of this back and forth if he was just added to this e-mail, and asked the question directly, which I did. Why didnt that happen before? Is there some reason he cannot be communicated with directly, as you have with Al and Bobby? Now, that the proper communication has been made through this e-mail, we will all await a response from Rudy himself, not second and third hand resposes which can confuse and disprupt order.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Janette,
> > Please provide an update as to the email sent by Rudy Rosales, and your Reponse sent to Me on May 23, 2006.
> > Please submit letter to the Ocen Post office box, or please inform us if the letter has been rescinded.. Thanks for your prompt answer to clarification issues of Non-proftit and Cultural Resourses, I hope that with clarification perhaps we can define some plans for action concerning application of Non-profit number.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:30:42 PM
> > Subject: Re: RESIGNATION
> >
> > I have the jackets and will submit the letter at the June 4th meeting.
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Rudy,
> > here is the number for Al Rodriquez
> > [deleted for confidentiality]
> > would you please provide Al Rodriquez with Robert Ritter phone number, He does not have his phone number.
> > Thanks
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: esselennation46@aol.com
> > To: jherthel@sbcglobal.net
> > Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 3:49:24 AM
> > Subject: Re: RESIGNATION
> >
> > Cari, I have not received one e-mail or phone call at home or on my cell from Doreen Matthews about anything concerning the tribe, nonprofit or for that matter anything. If I would have received any communication from Ms Matthew's I would have contacted her ASAP.
> > I did receive a phone call from Rich and I must have a wrong number for him and his e-mail keeps bouncing back.
> > I'm giving my niece Janette my letter of resignation from the tribal nonprofit and also Head of Cultural Resource's and I will also be giving her the jackets and hats that Rich left in my care.
> >
> > Thank you, Rudy

29 Intent to withdraw Resignation

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: esselennation46@aol.com
> > To: janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net; Clackk@sbcglobal.net; straightarrow49@yahoo.com; jherthel@sbcglobal.net; ALeventh@email.sjsu.edu; alfonsorod@verizonmail.com; cactusm@mbay.net
> > Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 10:28:18 PM
> > Subject: Re: Fw: RESIGNATION ???????
> >
> > As to the question that has been asked to Janette Ritter, the Vice Chair of the Ohlone/Costanoan Esselen Nation. I Rudy Rosales am still on the non profit for the tribe and for clarification I was debating on resigning, but have realized that at this time the tribe needs dedicated and strong people to lead it in the right direction. So therefore I want to make it clear to the tribal council that YES I am still on the tribal non profit and head of Cultural Resource's.
> > I hope that this is clear enough for everyone and if it is not PLEASE get back to me personally by phone ( [deleted for confidentiality]) and I will try and explain in more detail.
> >
> > Thank you, Rudy Rosales ( OCEN )

 

30 Hostility

> > Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 01:36:29 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw: Non-Profit Board Performance
> > To: cactusm@mbay.net, lescobar9282@charter.net
> >
> > FYI
> > Al must be confused
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 6:40:50 PM
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> >
> > Dear Cari and Janette,
> > I have not recieved any NP numbers required by law.
> > This number is to show the status of the NP for tax purposes. It was not clear what number to use: the old one or new one. This, I thought, was supposed to be voted on by the council, not simply decided by the NP.
> >
> > When I have clarification on what number and authorization by the council in writing, I can go forward. I cannot myself present anything to anyone without this. It is possible to go to the Friday night Farmer's Market in Monterey and sell food. I have the equipment, but again they will not accept a non-profit group or myself without some kind of identification from the council in writing as to who I'm representing. If you are non profit, and have proof of it, they will have different standards and responsibilities on raising money. Like how much you will pay to enter, what percantage of profit must be paid, who is being represented, what organization or anything of that nature. My license of wholesale, my business license. By doing this the proper way, there can be no one who can get in any kind of legal or financial problems with the IRS. I will not have any fund raisers without these papers or letters of permission from the council, this is to cover myself and others on
> > the NP. According to rudy's email, he is no longer on the NP, and cultural resources. This was already announced by him,. If anyone is not satisfied with this email, and would like to have him submit a formal letter of resignation, please bring it up before the council, or a telephone vote of some kind. Although Rudy has resigned from, his duties, he is still a member, of course, and has still given me contacts in the monterey area for NP activities. I need clarification to present to NP and people interested in heling out the NP with having fund raisers in any public lounge, bar, or restaurant. If there is any ill feelings in these matters, they must be brought up before the council and voted upon and clarification must be unanimous from the council and I would liek a letter for this as well. NP cannot go any further without clarification, identification papers, and approval from the council. Bobby is also waiting for such authorization. I present this email to you, the
> > chair and vice chair, the two higher authorities of my position to pass on tot he council at your own disposal. The coincil cannot verbally give permission to the NP to raise money for the tribe without proper authority.
> > This non-confidential. This is information. I will not jeopardize my business to help the Esselen nation and have someone come back on me and accuse me of wrongdoing. This is legal and the proper way to do things.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Al
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "JOHN C HERTHEL"
> > To: "Alfonso Rodriguez" , "Lorraine Escobar" , "Janette Ritter"
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> > Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 17:47:55 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> > Dear Al and Council
> > Many questions about the status of the Non-profit, I sent an email showing that it is unclear to the Resignation of Rudy Rosales, as I have not received any confirmation letter. Due to not having a report given to the Council , I am asking that Al contact the members of the Non-profit Asap, so that we can share at our general meeting august 12. an accurate assessment.. I understand that it appears that the questions are getting confusing as to the nature of the intent. I would like clarification , as soon as you can Al, perhaps by August 1, 2006.
> > Officer's names and contact information
> > Non-profit number status
> > meeting minutes
> > update of intent,
> > Thank-you
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>; Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 10:31:06 AM
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> >
> > Dear Lorraine,
> > As usual, I believe that you are overstepping your boundries.
> > Firstly, the fund raiser at the Riverbank Bar was not advertised as an Esselen fund raiser, as your friend thought that having a trival fundraiser at a bar promoted alcoholism within the tribe. Think about it, you were there.
> > Secondly, the non-profit committee is completely at the disposal of the tribal council. The new number was discussed collectively, not simply by us NP committee members. It is not for you to ask me. We have a chair and vice chair. You must learn the proper procedures to go through for this. I won't disrespect the chai and vice chair and answer your questions unless I'm told to by my superiors, the chair and vice chair. This is why you had problems before and now you are doing it again.
> > No one paid for the jackets. Nor for the hats, nor for the shirts. I did this through my personal business to help the tribe, unless you want to pay for these items.
> > Please go through the Chair to ask me these things. I don't need email of this kind from you.
> > Al
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Lorraine Escobar"
> > To: "Alfonso Rodriguez" , "Cari Herthel" , "Janette Ritter"
> > Subject: Re: Non-Profit Board Performance
> > Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 19:49:43 -0700
> >
> > Hello Al,
> > Let's talk about the consulting process minute, okay? I assisted with the fund-raiser you and your brother held at the bar in Riverbank a couple of years ago (or so). I know through his generous and vigorous effort, he managed to get lots of goods for the accompanying yard sale and auction. As well, you were up to your usual great effort in preparing the meals we sold. I've asked Richard about where that money went and he informed me the funds were used to build this BBQ pit of which you speak of. I asked him if he consulted the council and the answer was, "No." He also pointed out that the BBQ pit would make money for the tribe. Even though I agreed with that concept, I told him that it would have been best to include the council in that decision.
> > It would be great to know what kind of progress the non-profit board has been making. It was my understanding that the Non-Profit is supposed to file for a new number but I haven't seen any results yet. Did anyone take care of that yet?
> > A little background history here for this next point: Loretta and I began the tribal reorganization in 1992. After running on our own funds, we figured out that we needed more than the spare change we could actually afford to take out of our own pockets. So, the annual gathering began about 1995 or so (I'd have to look it up to be exact), when the council agreed to put together a fund-raiser. I organized the first two gatherings and put lots of effort into it with the help of volunteers - tribal and non-tribal. The raised funds went to the tribe for the council to decide how to spend. There was no holding back and no independent decisions made about how to spend the money. It was always a council decision.
> > But, that has been the ONLY fund-raiser we seem to ever have. I thought the idea of a non-profit board was to develop all kinds of fund-raisers. It seems that there should be lots more going on besides the once-a-year gathering after all the fuss to separate the non-profit from the tribe.
> > In fact, from the ballot that was used to split the non-profit from the tribe, the NP is supposed to develop a financial plan, a Standard Operating Procedure, do taxes and accounting, grant writing, hold special events and collect donations. Has the NP done any of those things yet? If not, why not?
> > The last I heard (and believe me, I only heard it) was that Rudy was going to resign from the NP. I knew that Phil Greene never took his seat and, well, I'm guessing that Steven Fernandez resigned also. So, who's left and who's minding the store? And what is the NP doing?
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com> wrote:
> > > Dear Council and Cari,
> > >
> > > I received your various emails. Thank you for responding so quickly.
> > >
> > > I'd like to address a point about non-profit committee activity at the
> > > gathering. I was told that the gathering was to be held in pot-luck
> > > fashion, and so Richard and I felt no need to consider having a BBQ,
> > > which is usually a big financial draw. I don't believe I was present at
> > > the meeting where this was decided, and to my knowledge, Bobby and Rudy
> > > had not been contacted about it till after it was decided. As such, I had
> > > not planned any other money-making activities for the gathering, even
> > > though the tribe still owes Kathy Clack money. It is late it the planning
> > > timeline and so we will probably make no profit at the gathering for the
> > > tribe or council.
> > >
> > > The lack of consultation of the non-profit committee puts us in a bad
> > > position. I don't even think Richard was contacted about the decision. I
> > > don't know what to tell you as far as fund raising goes.
> > >
> > > Al

 

31 Council Leave of Absence

> [Note: Anthony Gomez did not make it to the August gathering]
>
> > Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 06:46:27 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw: Leave of Absence
> > To: lescobar9282@charter.net
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; JANETTE RITTER <gardengraces@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 3:37:22 PM
> > Subject: RE: Leave of Absence
> >
> > Cari,
> >
> > Per your letter keep me on a four month leave of absence. If possible I will make the trip out to attend the GATHERING. I will talk to you then.
> >
> > See you soon. I have sent you a copy of your letter.
> >
> > Anthony
> >
> > If we do not receive clarification from you by August 1, 2006, we have no other option but to presume that your four month leave of absence remains as it is now established. Otherwise, we will expect to see you back at the council in September
> >
> > Char Diaz

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL [mailto:jherthel@sbcglobal.net]
> > Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 2:17 PM
> > To: Al Rodriguez; cactusm@mbay.net; cactusm@mbay.net; Janette Ritter; lescobar9282@charter.net; lescobar9282@charter.net; Char Diaz
> > Subject: Fw: Leave of Absence
> >
> > For your record
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2006 2:12:53 PM
> > Subject: Leave of Absence
> > Dear Anthony,
> >
> > I have attached a letter to this e-mail. Please read it and respond.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

32 Resignation

> > > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; cdiaz@perfmech.com; Kathy Clack <clackk@sbcglobal.net>; lescobar9282@charter.net; Dorene Mathews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > > Cc: Robert Ritter <brit1876@yahoo.com>; esselennation46@aol.com
> > > Sent: Monday, August 7, 2006 1:07:52 PM
> > > Subject: Re: Fwd: Message from Chairperson
> > >
> > > Dear All
> > > The Tribal Post Offfice mail and key have been turned over to the mediation center,
> > > I will forward all incoming phone messages to the Vice Chair, and will forward all incoming email to the Vice Chair as well.
> > >
> > > Cari Herthel
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----
> > > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > > To: cdiaz@perfmech.com; Kathy Clack <clackk@sbcglobal.net>; lescobar9282@charter.net; Dorene Mathews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Robert Ritter <brit1876@yahoo.com>; esselennation46@aol.com
> > > Sent: Monday, August 7, 2006 12:53:16 PM
> > > Subject: Fwd: Message from Chairperson
> > >
> > > Dear Council, Non Profit and Others,
> > > I just received this message from Chairperson, Cari Herthel.
> > > Janette
> > >
> > > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 08:17:50 -0700 (PDT)
> > > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > > Subject:
> > > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > >
> > > Dear Vice Chair,
> > > Please inform the government and membership as of this date in 2006, that I resign as Chair of O.C.E.N
> > > I am not longer able to conduct business that I was elected to due as a result of absenteeism and participation.
> > > The last meeting of the Nation with the majority of the Council present to due bussiness and participate fully in tribal goverment was april 2006. With due respect , I have found this situation to undermine the foundation of the Nation.
> > > I will attend the gathering and participate with tribal members on a vision that I still hold so dear to my heart.
> > >
> > > Cari Herthel

33 Resignation

> > Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 12:38:35 -0700
> > Subject: Re: Administration
> > To: "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>, lescobar9282@charter.net,
> aleventh@email.sjsu.edu
> > From: "Susan Morley" <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu>
> >
> > Dear Vice Chair,
> >
> > Please inform the tribal council that I am resigning my work as tribal administrator, tribal archaeologist, and tribal liaison effective immediately.
> >
> > Respectfully,
> >
> > Susan Morley, M.A., R.P.A
> > Instructor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
> > Division of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies
> > California State University Monterey Bay
> > 100 Campus Center, Bld. 86A
> > Seaside, CA 93955
> >
> > "and justice for all."
> >

34 Resignation

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu>
> > Cc: Alan Leventhal <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>; Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2006 1:38:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: Administration
> >
> > I second that. Susan had worked diligently with never asking if she would get paid for any of her time. I her time is invaluable and has worked many hours along with Cari Herthel with the State, County and City to get thing done and accomplished for the tribe. They did all their work for the Tribe, not for themselves.
> > I honor all of their work and time on behalf of the Tribe.
> > Pam Tanous
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Lorraine Escobar
> > To: Susan Morley
> > Cc: Alan Leventhal ; Al Rodriguez ; Anthony Gomez ; Cari Herthel ; Pam Tanous
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:07 PM
> > Subject: Re: Administration
> >
> > Dear Susan,
> > I want you to know the excellence of your work on behalf of the tribe has not gone unnoticed. Your contribution throughout your service has been outstanding and came at a time when it was sorely needed. If it had not been for you, we would not have made such progress. For that, I thank you sincerely for a job well done.
> > Lorraine Escobar, OCEN Interim Tribal Council Member, Genealogist, and tribal member
> >
> > ---- Susan Morley <Susan_Morley@csumb.edu> wrote:
> > > Dear Vice Chair,
> > >
> > > Please inform the tribal council that I am resigning my work as tribal administrator, tribal archaeologist, and tribal liaison effective immediately.
> > >
> > > Respectfully,
> > >
> > > Susan Morley, M.A., R.P.A
> > > Instructor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
> > > Division of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies
> > > California State University Monterey Bay
> > > 100 Campus Center, Bld. 86A
> > > Seaside, CA 93955
> > >
> > > "and justice for all."

35 Resignation dialogue

> > Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 20:56:24 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: September 10th Meeting
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>, Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> >
> > Dear Tribal Council,
> > Thank-you for for the update, Yes please include me in communication until your process is complete.
> > Janette , it is in order that you can conduct a vote if you find it necessary.
> > I do not disagree with this format that you have chosen.
> > I am waiting for the decision of the Council on how they wish for the transition of my resignation to take place.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2006 8:38:00 PM
> > Subject: Re: September 10th Meeting
> >
> > Dear Tribal Council,
> > Lorraine has pointed out something very important about formal process and respect. Lets all be sure we include Cari at this time, if she wishes to be included. Lets also make sure that we respect each others distinct positions, and leave no one out of tribal council dialogue. Doing so can create a contentious environment.
> > Once I have found out for you, Lorraine, the security of holding the tribal council meeting at the mediation center, I will let you know. Other council can feel free to input at any time. At this point I have already found out how several members feel about this. And, as I am organizing this, I would appreciate a measure of support or opposition, not comment, to save time, please.
> > Cari, if a formal vote is necessary, will you then be conducting that vote, or not? From our phone conversation, I was under the impression that you wished to resign from your duties immediately. I will respect whatever you decide, but I do need clarifiaction please.
> > Janette, Vice Chair OCEN
> >
> > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net> wrote:
> > Janette,
> > Out of respect for a formal process, which has not yet happened, I am going to include Chair Cari Herthel in this dialogue. Until that formal process takes place, Cari is still the tribal Chair and I ask that all continue to respect her position until such time things are official.
> > Before I offer any dialogue about meeting at the center, my question about the meeting place is this - is there an offer for us to meet at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center? Once you have confirmed that this is a solid offer, I will give comment as requested.
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Dear Tribal Council,
> > >
> > > I would like to secure office space to hold our September 10th meeting. I am conducting an informal poll of support or opposition to holding the meeting at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center in Monterey, if the space is available to us.
> > > I would like to know who supports this suggestion, and who opposes it.
> > > If we need to get formal, we will get formal.
> > > Janette, Vice Chairperson, OCEN

36 September 10 Meeting

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Al Rodriguez" <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> "Anthony Gomez" <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > Subject: Re: September 10th Meeting
> > Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 23:52:18 -0700
> >
> > I agree about the formal process. Cari has only emailed saying that she is resigning. She will attend the September meeting. I know that Rudy Rosales gave you -Jannette a formal letter of resignation that was never given to the council and then he stated that he was only thinking of resigning. So we need to wait until the September meeting for any kind of a resolution to the matter. I also want to know if the Mediation Center has offered a room for us to meet. Only then shall I give a comment to the matter.
> > Pam
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Lorraine Escobar
> > To: Janette Ritter
> > Cc: Cari Herthel ; Al Rodriguez ; Anthony Gomez ; Pam Tanous
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:17 PM
> > Subject: Re: September 10th Meeting
> >
> > Janette,
> >
> > Out of respect for a formal process, which has not yet happened, I am going to include Chair Cari Herthel in this dialogue. Until that formal process takes place, Cari is still the tribal Chair and I ask that all continue to respect her position until such time things are official.
> >
> > Before I offer any dialogue about meeting at the center, my question about the meeting place is this - is there an offer for us to meet at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center? Once you have confirmed that this is a solid offer, I will give comment as requested.
> >
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Dear Tribal Council,
> > >
> > > I would like to secure office space to hold our September 10th meeting. I am conducting an informal poll of support or opposition to holding the meeting at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center in Monterey, if the space is available to us.
> > > I would like to know who supports this suggestion, and who opposes it.
> > > If we need to get formal, we will get formal.
> > > Janette, Vice Chairperson, OCEN

37 September 10 meeting

> > Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 12:50:01 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: September 10th Meeting
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>, Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>,
> Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> >
> > Let me make it quite clear that I am asking the Mediation Center to use the office space for our meeting, like we have done many times in the past. I am not requesting the services of Dorene as mediator.
> > Janette
> >
> > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net> wrote:
> > Dear janette,
> > For the record, there is no contention, just a request for formality. No matter how personally a council member may be feeling, it does not belong within the council process. Where we meet is simply a matter of business and protocol.
> > Pam raised a very good point about resignations and we have seen many give resignations, or threaten to do so, but it does not always mean that someone actually resigns. Rather than react hastily, it is always better to follow protocol.
> > I look forward to learning if the mediation center has offered their services.
> >
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Dear Tribal Council,
> > > Lorraine has pointed out something very important about formal process and respect. Lets all be sure we include Cari at this time, if she wishes to be included. Lets also make sure that we respect each others distinct positions, and leave no one out of tribal council dialogue. Doing so can create a contentious environment.
> > > Once I have found out for you, Lorraine, the security of holding the tribal council meeting at the mediation center, I will let you know. Other council can feel free to input at any time. At this point I have already found out how several members feel about this. And, as I am organizing this, I would appreciate a measure of support or opposition, not comment, to save time, please.
> > > Cari, if a formal vote is necessary, will you then be conducting that vote, or not? From our phone conversation, I was under the impression that you wished to resign from your duties immediately. I will respect whatever you decide, but I do need clarifiaction please.
> > > Janette, Vice Chair OCEN
> > >
> > > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net> wrote:
> > > Janette,
> > > Out of respect for a formal process, which has not yet happened, I am going to include Chair Cari Herthel in this dialogue. Until that formal process takes place, Cari is still the tribal Chair and I ask that all continue to respect her position until such time things are official.
> > > Before I offer any dialogue about meeting at the center, my question about the meeting place is this - is there an offer for us to meet at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center? Once you have confirmed that this is a solid offer, I will give comment as requested.
> > > Lorraine
> > >
> > > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > > Dear Tribal Council,
> > > >
> > > > I would like to secure office space to hold our September 10th meeting. I am conducting an informal poll of support or opposition to holding the meeting at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center in Monterey, if the space is available to us.
> > > > I would like to know who supports this suggestion, and who opposes it.
> > > > If we need to get formal, we will get formal.
> > > > Janette, Vice Chairperson, OCEN

 

38 Status of Esselen Nation

> > Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 15:39:34 -0700
> > From: alan leventhal <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>, lescobar9282@charter.net,
> cdiaz@perfmech.com, alfonsorod@verizonmail.com, cactusm@mbay.net,
> dorenecrmc@redshift.com
> > Subject: Status of Esselen Nation
> >
> > Hi Esselen Nation Tribal Council,
> >
> > After think about whether or not I can still be useful to the Tribe, I
> > have decided to offer these observations, comments, suggestions, and
> > recommendations and hopefully the Council will consider some of the merits.
> >
> > To begin with as you very well know it has been a difficult road for the
> > Tribe since 1992. Given that there was no blue print for governance, no
> > funding to support the infrastructure of the tribe's governing council
> > and for administrative functions, the people who have agreed to serve as
> > volunteers on the Tribal Council should be commended for all of their
> > efforts, regardless of the ups and downs and personality conflicts.
> > Furthermore, given the fact that the different lineages had to become
> > acquainted and and reacquainted with each other and try to pull together
> > a tribal governing body with a constitution, by-laws and a non-profit,
> > and given that this was all knew for everyone to interface with and come
> > together and understand, again both the Council people and tribal
> > membership should be commended for trying to make it all work.
> >
> > With that said where does this leave the Tribe?
> > 1. Over these past many years the Tribe has done an excellent job in
> > public relations with the general public and public and governmental
> > agencies and elected officials (e.g., Congressman Sam Farr and others),
> > considering the adverse environment when the Tribe first established
> > itself. The most recent has been with the BLM and County of Monterey
> > and their planning staff as well as the recent relationship with State
> > Parks and Recreation. This includes the recent development of the
> > Tribe's new website.
> >
> > 2. Given the fact that serving on the Tribal Council is a thankless job,
> > that demands a great deal of volunteer commitment, which also strains
> > the amount of time that council members can devote to committee work and
> > other tribal matters, makes it impossible to expect a fully functional
> > and stable system of tribal operations. Furthermore, given the fact that
> > there has not been any sustainable funding base to support some of the
> > baseline administration such as a functioning office, with phones and
> > computers and file cabinets with part time or full time staff, adds to
> > the potential dysfunction of the tribal governing system.
> >
> > 3. At present, because of a host of factors, the Tribe has tribe to
> > maintain a semblance of functions, however, it overall progress has
> > been reduced to a snails pace, and no one is really at fault. This is
> > just the nature of any system that does not have the adequate resources
> > to move it agenda into the next plateau.
> >
> > 4. Some time ago, after the dust settled from the rift in the Tribe, I
> > had suggested that there was a way to help offset some of these
> > obstacles and infuse some additional resources in to supporting and
> > stabilizing the Tribal government and infrastructure. It is still not
> > too late for such considerations. The recommendation was that should
> > the Tribal Council agree, a letter of request (email) would be sent to
> > Loretta Tuell (who was the Deputy Director of Indian Affairs under the
> > Clinton administration and who had worked with Muwekma and Esselen
> > Nation of organizing the information for the Tribe's petitions) to help
> > identify a suitable investor to help pay for an office, supplies,
> > staffing, and provide training and workshops, work toward finalizing the
> > Tribe's governmental documents and petition. As time goes on it will
> > become more and more difficult to attract such investors as things
> > tighten up in DC and becomes more difficult for tribes to get through
> > the recognition process.
> >
> > 5. Esselen Nation is still potentially attractive to investors because
> > of the following reasons:
> > a. the Tribe was previously recognized in 1883 as the Mission San Carlos
> > Indian Band under Special Indian Agent Helen Hunt Jackson and in 1906 as
> > Monterey Band under Special Indian Agent Charles Kelsey
> > b. the Tribe appeared under the jurisdiction of the Reno Agency in 1923
> > c. the Tribe was never *terminated *by any Act of Congress, Federal
> > Court, or Executive Order
> > d. members of the Tribe enrolled with the BIA under the California
> > Indian Jurisdictional Act during the 1928-1932, 1948-1955, and 1968-1970
> > BIA enrollment periods and their applications were approved by the
> > Secretary of Interior and Federal Courts
> > e. Enrolled tribal members during these enrollment periods identified
> > themselves as a identifiable tribal entity Mission San Carlos or Carmel
> > Mission Tribe distinct from other California Indian tribes
> > f. the Tribe participated as distinct entity under the 1992
> > Congressionally created Advisory Council on California Indian Policy Act
> > (ACCIP)
> > g. the Tribe has parallel historic circumstances of previous Federal
> > Recognition to that issued to the Muwekma Tribe in 1996.
> > h. the Tribe was similarly situated as the Santa Inez Chumash who after
> > acquiring land in 1902 came under the jurisdiction of the southern
> > California Mission Indian Agency. The Federal recognition of the Santa
> > Inez Chumash came about because they were specifically named by Helen
> > Hunt Jackson to be placed under her jurisdiction. Jackson also
> > specifically identified the Mission San Carlos Indian band in the same
> > section of the report to the Indian Commissioner in Washington DC.
> > i. the Tribe has been allocated 40 +acres of land at Fort Ord under BRAC
> > j. the Tribe was recently issued a determination by California State
> > Court whereby the language describes that the sovereignty of the Tribe
> > has been preserved to that effect.
> > k. the Tribe has received special support from Congressman Sam Farr in
> > it efforts in dealing with the BIA
> >
> > These factors as well as other accomplishments by the tribe over the
> > years potentially makes it very attractive to investors. Now the thing
> > to do is for the Tribal Council to meet and discuss this strategy and
> > decide if this or something similar is the way to goes. Right now the
> > Tribe needs to have the infusion of some stabilizing force such as a
> > baseline source of income to help the tribal administration move into
> > the next stage of tribal action. If the Council takes no action,
> > things will just continue to muck along at a snail's pace. Realize that
> > Muwekma has had tribal funding over these past eight years in order to
> > move its agenda along. The same thing needs to happen with Esselen. It
> > is up to the Tribal Council to make policy and intelligent decisions in
> > order to get the job done. If this is something the tribe wants to
> > entertain, one of the first things that needs to be done is to contact
> > Loretta Tuell with a letter of inquiry/intent seeking this relationship
> > with her law firm. Next the Tribe needs to prepare a list and amount of
> > liabilities (what does the tribe owe and to whom). The Tribal
> > administration then needs to get all the information about the Fort Ord
> > land in order and prepare a file for review.
> >
> > I don't mean to sound too preachy or too pushy, but I do not see any
> > alternatives on the horizon that can help move the Tribe in the proper
> > direction.
> >
> > I know that I have not covered everything that needs to be covered and
> > of course it is always easy to be the ideas person and leave the hard
> > work to others, but this is the best that I can offer in formulating a
> > workable resolution for the Tribe. This is why you pay me the big
> > bucks! I am available for any discussions on this matter and please
> > share this with appropriate tribal members. I don't have everyone's
> > email address. If you decide to go in this direction, I would urge you
> > to make these decisions asap.
> >
> > I hope that this helps,
> >
> > Alan

 

39 Meeting Protocol

> > Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 7:19:16 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: September Meeting Agenda 2006
> > Cc: alfonsorod@verizonmail.com, cdiaz@perfmech.com, jherthel@sbcglobal.net,
> janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net, cactusm@mbay.net
> >
> > Just a note for the record - so that the whole council is clear as to who is supposed to "run" the meeting...
> > OCEN By-laws, Article 1, Section 2, Duties of Officers - "The Chairperson shall preside over all meetings of the General Council and of the Tribal Council."
> > The key word here is "preside" meaning:1.to occupy the place of authority or control, as in an assembly or meeting; act as president or chairperson.2to exercise management or control (usually fol. by over): The lawyer presided over the estate. The thesaurus gives the following sysmonyms for the word "preside" - administer, advise, carry on, chair, conduct, direct, govern, handle, head, head up, keep, lead, manage, officiate, operate, ordain, oversee, run, supervise.
> > The Chair is clearly in "charge of the meeting," not the entire council.
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Dear Pam,
> > > As I was given the reminder myself, I will now remind you to please include Cari in all of our Tribal Council e-mails until her resignation has been formally accepted.
> > > And from my point of view, not one, but all tribal council members are in charge of this meeting. I am simply trying to organize somewhere to meet. As the interim secretary, if you would like to offer any assistance with creating a sign in sheet, and letting me know what minutes will be available for review at the meeting, it would be greatly appreciated.
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Janette
> > > Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net> wrote:
> AS WE ALL KNOW, THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH A ESTABLISHING A QUORUM FOR THE MEETINGS. EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK TO THEMSELVES AND ASK
> > > WHY????????????
> > > THAT IS A MAJOR REASON FOR CARI RESIGNING. NOW MAYBE ALL THE ABSENTEES WILL SHOW UP. I ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHO IS SHOWING FOR THE MEETING
> > > IF THERE WILL NOT BE A QUORUM, I WANT TO KNOW IN ADVANCE
> > > Those were all the email address's that I have. Janette since you are now in charge of the meeting, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
> > > PAM

> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Lorraine Escobar
> > > To: cdiaz@perfmech.com ; Pam Tanous ; Cari Herthel ; Janette Ritter ; Al Rodriguez
> > > Cc: Robert Ritter ; Dorene Mathews ; Alan Leventhal ; esselennation46@aol.com
> > > Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 9:14 PM
> > > Subject: Re: September Meeting Agenda 2006
> > >
> > > My current mailing address is 2717 Roeding Road, #2, Ceres, California 95307.
> > > If all goes well with the escrow on my new house, I will be moving again between September 5 and 9. So to ge tto the meeting, I have to leave my house at 6:30 AM, make a three hour trip (one-way), and pay for the gas to get there. Understand it will be a herculean effort to make sure I can make the meeting on September 10. So, if there will NOT be a quorum, I would like to know as soon as possible.
> > > Janette, do you need another copy of the July agenda items that I requested be addressed at the September meeting? And, secondly, I recommend the Chair's resignation letter should be the first order of business.
> > > Lorraine
> > >
> > > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > > Dear Tribal Council,
> > > >
> > > > This is a friendly reminder that I will be preparing the agenda for the September meeting, and have requested any agenda items be sent to me (or called in, 831-659-4884), by August 31, 2006. This will give me enough time to send a hard copy to each of you before the meeting. Those of you without e.mail will be contacted by phone before August 31st.
> > > > If I have inadvertently left someone out of this mail, or you know anyone with an agenda item whom is not part of this correspondence, please forward this message to them.
> > > > Lorraine and Pamela, I do not have an updated mailing address for either of you (Nor Joe, but I will call him.). But, the agenda will be available by electronic mail. Please let me know how you wish to be communicated with.
> > > > I think for the sake of the meeting and for business to be had, I would also like to take another informal poll of who will not be in attendance at this meeting. As we can see from history of attendance in the past year, it has been a struggle to establish quorum. This threatens the tribe as a whole, and I beleive all tribal council member will benefit from knowing ahead of time if we can, indeed, establish a quorum at this meeting. Please, let me, or someone who can communicate with me, know if you are not able to attend.
> > > > Working.
> > > > Janette

40 Meeting cancellation

> > Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 19:22:46 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Cancellation of meeting attendance
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, alfonsorod@verizonmail.com,
> cdiaz@perfmech.com, jherthel@sbcglobal.net, cactusm@mbay.net
> >
> > Dear Lorraine,
> > We do have the ability to have you on phone conference at the mediation center, if you would be willing to participate in this capacity. Please let me know if you would consider this. You would be responsible for the phone call. But the council could vote on possibly reimbursing you for your long distance minutes.
> > Janette
> >
> > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net> wrote:
> > Hello OCEN Council,
> > After thinking about the cold shoulder treatment I got at the last meeting and the hostility I have encountered from certain individuals, I'm just not feeling the love. Therefore, I will not be attending the meeting on Sunday. I do not give my proxy to anyone.
> > Lorraine

 

41 September meeting no quorum

> > Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 12:31:37 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re:
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > There was no quorum to hold a meeting.
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Council
> > I would ask that you notify me through the email , If a Council Meeting was held yesterday.
> > I have gotten several phone calls, and would like to be informed.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

42 Hostilities

> > Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:43:43 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Council Member Position Response
> >
> >
> > Hi Cari,
> > In response to your question about our "positions," I have submitted a letter that is attached.
> > Lorraine

 

Attached letter below:

 

Hi Cari,

 

I gave your request consideration and have come up with the following response:

You wanted to know what the council members’ positions were. You said you knew what mine was, but after thinking about it, I don’t think anybody really knows. So, for the record, here it is:

I’m not feeling the love, Cari. It’s that simple. I’m not trying to be trite or cute; just being honest here.

            It was not love that created the lies or the newsletters that went out with slanderous statements. It was not love that generated the e-mail where people felt free to allege wrong doing without proof. It was not love that generated the shouting episodes. It was not love that gave birth to flagrant character assassination attempts. And, it is not love that gives the cold shoulders to people who just want to help. Love does not posture itself against families or individuals. Love does not revel in losing smart, intelligent helpers. Love does not call people names. Love does not listen to slanderous gossip. Love does not act this way. Of this, I am absolutely certain.

            In the beginning of tribal reorganization, in 1992, I had such joy, passion, excitement, energy, and a feeling of commitment and making a worthwhile contribution to people I care so much about. I was also very naïve. After all I have seen in fourteen years, I say today that I have no more joy, no more passion, no more excitement and no more energy. And, I am certainly no longer naïve.

            As for the rest, all I have left is a dread of being treated badly and a feeling of obligation that strangles me when I contemplate having to put myself in an unsafe situation to meet that obligation. It’s like contemplating suicide for an organ donor. Sure, lots of people will benefit but the donor has to die. And, that’s just not a healthy choice. I no longer feel safe around certain members of the council.

            Despite all the hard work and contributions to the tribe, there has been so much open hostility shown towards me and others. Despite our past, from which we should have learned, there is no positive evidence that this hostile behavior will end as was very clear at our meeting in July. There is no current dialogue to improve things, to put differences aside, or to commit to the serious duty of conducting tribal business. Nor is there any encouragement to do so. 

            I’m not alone in wanting to stay away from the negativity. There are those in the tribe who have expressed why they left attending meetings and why they refuse to run for any office. The negativity is ugly and most people shy away from it. It chases people away. This is not new. It’s just the same old thing happening over and over again. Without positive change, it just a matter of time before this dream will die.

            As for me, I am willing to do the work but I am not willing to do the work under the present circumstances. For me to be involved there needs to be positive change – something that has never been done before. I consider myself at a stand still. I do not quit but I cannot move forward under these conditions.

 

Lorraine

 

43 Attack

> > Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 20:42:25 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com,
> Kathy Clack <clackk@sbcglobal.net>, esselennation46@aol.com
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > You were not concerned about who I talked to before the meeting was supposed to take place, and now all of sudden you are? I thought you were done Cari. We have your letter of resignation.
> > Well now, here is mine. I resign as Vice Chair person of OCEN. And, I deliver a message from Gloria too. She resigns as Treasurer of OCEN. Please tell us where to submit the belongings of OCEN. We will do so happily. We are tired of this dysfunction, and will not participate in it anymore. Gloria will be in Monterey on September 18. Please be ready to arrange for someone to pick up the treasury items from her.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Janette,
> > was the meeting canceled?
> > Did your Mother Gloria go to the Meeting?
> > Did you have conversation with Anthony Gomez?
> > Did you have conversation with Rich?
> > Did you have conversation with Al.
> > I am asking these questions to get an understanding of the what went wrong?
> > An to try an understand the position we are now in?
> > Thanks for providing the answers.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; cdiaz@perfmech.com
> > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 6:11:39 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > I did not go to the meeting, so I do not know the status of anyone.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Janette
> > Please inform me who was there, who was not and proxies.
> > I am aware of Pams and Lorraine positions on the meeting, so you don't need to inform of their status.
> > I would like to suggest a special meeting to be called. Again , I will wait for the Council to respond to my request for meeting.
> > Thank-you
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 12:31:37 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > There was no quorum to hold a meeting.
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Council
> > I would ask that you notify me through the email , If a Council Meeting was held yesterday.
> > I have gotten several phone calls, and would like to be informed.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

44 Intent to Withdraw Resignation

> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 06:46:16 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com,
> Kathy Clack <clackk@sbcglobal.net>, esselennation46@aol.com
> >
> > Dear Council,
> > This is to inform all that I am rescinding my resignation letter, I will contact the remaining members of the Ocen Council by phone sometime today.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

45 Reply to Withdrawal

> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 9:18:52 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: CONFIDENTIAL
> >
> >
> > Hi Cari,
> > I'm glad you rescinded your resignation. It's a good decision. One thing I would ask that you formally address - the tone of doing business. I forwarded this e-mail and bolded/underscored a sample of the verbiage an example of the tone we could avoid in our dialogue as council members. I could come up with more but I think this suffices.
> > Secondly, I understand you wanted to call a special meeting. I have already discussed, with you, my availability. Even though we could have a special meeting, I am of the opinion that you have to authority to establish communication protocol seeing that council is not in session. I think it had been done before but I'd be hard pressed to find the reference at this point in time. It could be something like a set of rules or something that is channeled through a "sargeant-at-arms" kind of thing. Then we would have to get somebody to do that (which I don't think is all the impossible to do). Anyway, food for thought at that one.
> > I would feel safer in a public dialogue with the rest of the council knowing that there is an agreement or set of rules in place to prevent hostility from seeping into e-mail communication.
> > Lorraine

46 Response to Attack

> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 12:48:37 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > Dear Council,
> > To answer questions about rescinding my letter of Resignation,
> > I was elected the Chair Of the Tribe, there has been a lack of responsiblility on behalf of the Council to meet , because of additional resignations , in order to take responsibility on behalf of the tribal community , to keep the tribal government , administration and affairs going . I affirm that it is not best to step down as Chair. I will work with the remaining Tribal Council to appoint interested tribal members to the Council until the next election.
> >
> > Regarding resignations they need to be in wrting with a stated date of effective as of , on it, and each Council member should submit this on their own behalf.
> >
> > I am calling a emergency meeting on September 24, a Sunday at 10 am , location to be announced.
> >
> > Please address your emails from this point until our emergency meeting , only to the Chair, do not include each other in dialqoue until we can establish aggreements , and standard operating procedures for emails.
> > Thank-you
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

47 Attack

> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 18:38:15 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > Cari,
> > You do not have the power alone to rescind your resignation. The OCEN tribal council is already in receipt of it, and has not formally met to review it. Only the OCEN tribal council can rescind that resignation.
> > And on another note, you will not limit whom I talk to either verbally or in writing. This is not a dictatorship. We are bound by the Constitution, and the will of the Tribal Council, not your feelings.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Council,
> > To answer questions about rescinding my letter of Resignation,
> > I was elected the Chair Of the Tribe, there has been a lack of responsiblility on behalf of the Council to meet , because of additional resignations , in order to take responsibility on behalf of the tribal community , to keep the tribal government , administration and affairs going . I affirm that it is not best to step down as Chair. I will work with the remaining Tribal Council to appoint interested tribal members to the Council until the next election.
> >
> > Regarding resignations they need to be in wrting with a stated date of effective as of , on it, and each Council member should submit this on their own behalf.
> >
> > I am calling a emergency meeting on September 24, a Sunday at 10 am , location to be announced.
> >
> > Please address your emails from this point until our emergency meeting , only to the Chair, do not include each other in dialqoue until we can establish aggreements , and standard operating procedures for emails.
> > Thank-you
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; cdiaz@perfmech.com; Kathy Clack <clackk@sbcglobal.net>; esselennation46@aol.com
> > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 8:42:25 PM
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > You were not concerned about who I talked to before the meeting was supposed to take place, and now all of sudden you are? I thought you were done Cari. We have your letter of resignation.
> > Well now, here is mine. I resign as Vice Chair person of OCEN. And, I deliver a message from Gloria too. She resigns as Treasurer of OCEN. Please tell us where to submit the belongings of OCEN. We will do so happily. We are tired of this dysfunction, and will not participate in it anymore. Gloria will be in Monterey on September 18. Please be ready to arrange for someone to pick up the treasury items from her.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Janette,
> > was the meeting canceled?
> > Did your Mother Gloria go to the Meeting?
> > Did you have conversation with Anthony Gomez?
> > Did you have conversation with Rich?
> > Did you have conversation with Al.
> > I am asking these questions to get an understanding of the what went wrong?
> > An to try an understand the position we are now in?
> > Thanks for providing the answers.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; cdiaz@perfmech.com
> > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 6:11:39 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > I did not go to the meeting, so I do not know the status of anyone.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Janette
> > Please inform me who was there, who was not and proxies.
> > I am aware of Pams and Lorraine positions on the meeting, so you don't need to inform of their status.
> > I would like to suggest a special meeting to be called. Again , I will wait for the Council to respond to my request for meeting.
> > Thank-you
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 12:31:37 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > There was no quorum to hold a meeting.
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Council
> > I would ask that you notify me through the email , If a Council Meeting was held yesterday.
> > I have gotten several phone calls, and would like to be informed.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

48 Resignation response

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> "Al Rodriguez" <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> "Char Diaz" <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:03:13 -0700
> >
> > Janette,
> > You were in receipt of Rudy's resignation and did not turn it over to the Council. He told the council that he resigned and then said that he was only thinking about it. What is good for the gander is good for the goose.
> > You do not have the power or authority to say that someone can or cannot rescind their resignation. You did not give the council time to review Rudy's resignation from the non-profit and this is the same situation.
> > The tribe needs someone to lead this tribe and if Cari wishes to keep her seat, then so be it. We need an active and working council. All this negativity needs to stop and the council needs to get on with business at hand. Cari has done a great job working with the community and I for one, do not want to see that lost. We are suppose to be working together and all I see is animosity towards each other and it needs to stop. The Tribe is more important that our own emotional feelings about who is doing what. If people decide that they are not going to resign their posts and get to work then that is a good thing. Please try to keep things in perspective of what is good for the whole tribe and stop the bickering amongst the council. If the council cannot work as a whole, then a council should be selected (if that is possible) to work together.
> > I am only emailing tribal council members.
> > Pam

 

49 Council dialogue

> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:30:51 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> >
> > Dear Pam,
> > I had Rudy's resignation at the July Council meeting that was halted due to a disagreement among proxies. I also put this item of Rudy's resignation on the agenda for the September 10th meeting. It is not up to Cari, or Rudy, whether they stay or not. The Tribal Council must make a decision on these issues. And, I do not have authority to decide this. You are absolutely right. The Tribal council does though, and they must.
> > You want to end the bickering? Then do not send me e-mails that accuse me of things I have not done.
> > Janette
> >
> > Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net> wrote:
> > Janette,
> > You were in receipt of Rudy's resignation and did not turn it over to the Council. He told the council that he resigned and then said that he was only thinking about it. What is good for the gander is good for the goose.
> > You do not have the power or authority to say that someone can or cannot rescind their resignation. You did not give the council time to review Rudy's resignation from the non-profit and this is the same situation.
> > The tribe needs someone to lead this tribe and if Cari wishes to keep her seat, then so be it. We need an active and working council. All this negativity needs to stop and the council needs to get on with business at hand. Cari has done a great job working with the community and I for one, do not want to see that lost. We are suppose to be working together and all I see is animosity towards each other and it needs to stop. The Tribe is more important that our own emotional feelings about who is doing what. If people decide that they are not going to resign their posts and get to work then that is a good thing. Please try to keep things in perspective of what is good for the whole tribe and stop the bickering amongst the council. If the council cannot work as a whole, then a council should be selected (if that is possible) to work together.
> > I am only emailing tribal council members.
> > Pam

 

50 Attack

> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:31:13 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > Dear Janette and Council
> > You are more than welcome to cite protocol dictated in Our constitution and by-laws, that you refer toin your email.
> > As you can see the dialoque may appear to be negative at this time and so i requested emailing me directly to prevent out of order communication. This was asked ,not demanded, please accept my aplology for any confusion about email.
> > In the Past 3 years I have witnessed many harmful attacks within our council during unstable times.
> > We did come to a consesus to not have that happen again.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

51 No September Meeting/Resignations


> > Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 20:18:47 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > How is e-mailing you directly going to prevent out of order communication?
> > Janette
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Janette and Council
> > You are more than welcome to cite protocol dictated in Our constitution and by-laws, that you refer toin your email.
> > As you can see the dialoque may appear to be negative at this time and so i requested emailing me directly to prevent out of order communication. This was asked ,not demanded, please accept my aplology for any confusion about email.
> > In the Past 3 years I have witnessed many harmful attacks within our council during unstable times.
> > We did come to a consesus to not have that happen again.
> >
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; cdiaz@perfmech.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 6:38:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> >
> > Cari,
> > You do not have the power alone to rescind your resignation. The OCEN tribal council is already in receipt of it, and has not formally met to review it. Only the OCEN tribal council can rescind that resignation.
> > And on another note, you will not limit whom I talk to either verbally or in writing. This is not a dictatorship. We are bound by the Constitution, and the will of the Tribal Council, not your feelings.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Council,
> > To answer questions about rescinding my letter of Resignation,
> > I was elected the Chair Of the Tribe, there has been a lack of responsiblility on behalf of the Council to meet , because of additional resignations , in order to take responsibility on behalf of the tribal community , to keep the tribal government , administration and affairs going . I affirm that it is not best to step down as Chair. I will work with the remaining Tribal Council to appoint interested tribal members to the Council until the next election.
> >
> > Regarding resignations they need to be in wrting with a stated date of effective as of , on it, and each Council member should submit this on their own behalf.
> >
> > I am calling a emergency meeting on September 24, a Sunday at 10 am , location to be announced.
> >
> > Please address your emails from this point until our emergency meeting , only to the Chair, do not include each other in dialqoue until we can establish aggreements , and standard operating procedures for emails.
> > Thank-you
> >
> > Cari Herthel

> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>; aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; cdiaz@perfmech.com; Kathy Clack <clackk@sbcglobal.net>; esselennation46@aol.com
> > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 8:42:25 PM
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > You were not concerned about who I talked to before the meeting was supposed to take place, and now all of sudden you are? I thought you were done Cari. We have your letter of resignation.
> > Well now, here is mine. I resign as Vice Chair person of OCEN. And, I deliver a message from Gloria too. She resigns as Treasurer of OCEN. Please tell us where to submit the belongings of OCEN. We will do so happily. We are tired of this dysfunction, and will not participate in it anymore. Gloria will be in Monterey on September 18. Please be ready to arrange for someone to pick up the treasury items from her.
> > Janette


(There is no #52)

 

53 Withdrawal of Resignation

> > Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:28:38 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: clarity and process
> > To: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> >
> > Dear Council
> >
> > This is a time to reflect on governing documents and process.
> > With the latest resignations, OCEN had no means to conduct business which jeopardized existences as an organization.
> > I rescinded as an method to to protect the Tribe, .
> >
> > AS far as authorities in our governing documents, the constitution is the only document that touches on the subject
> > and it only asks that resignations be submitted in writing, nothing more, no process, no voting procedure.
> > Past precedence has been that many have resigned both in word and in writing, most resinded their decision -letter or not.
> > The over-ridding action has been to allow a person to change their mind about serving the tribe, That is OCEN history.
> >
> > Despite all , the past is subject to one truth a person cannot be forced to serve if they don't want to.
> > Does the Council have the authority to reject a resignation , no.
> >
> > Clearly if the Council votes to accept a resignation, it will be because they have no choice in the matter. What else are they going to do? That is not an authority, it is a matter of no choice.
> >
> > If the Council wishes to remove a Council Member, there is a process , and that process is clearly outline in the constitution
> > (OCEN Constitution Article VI.
> >
> > Clearly The Council must follow the process, the Council would need to vote upon this to begin the process.
> > I request and demand that the process be followed, to remove me if anyone wishes to do so.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

54 Attack

 > > Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:23:16 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > Cari,
> > You wrote, "Regarding resignations they need to be in wrting with a stated date of effective as of , on it, and each Council member should submit this on their own behalf."
> > Is a letter withdrawing a resignation any different? The tribal council has not received your withdrawal resignation based on theses standards that you are now holding the tribal council too. Is that your intention? To hold us to a higher standard than yourself?
> > If we follow your direction, then we cannot accept the withdrawal of your resignation until we receive it in writing, at the next formal Council Meeting.
> > Janette

 

55 Making Up Rules

> > Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:34:54 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > It cannot be shared with any tribal council member without e-mail until the meeting.

 

56 Attack

> > Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:42:10 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > Cari,
> > Anything said by phone is hearsay. Think again.
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Sure it can, all mail can be shared , via phone. They do not have to see the hard evidence, if they wish they can request a fax, or have it mailed.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

57 Attack

> > Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:44:54 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Resignations
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com
> >
> > You are making up your own rules now, Cari. You have gone too far.

 

58 Attack

> Date Sun, 22 Oct 2006 11:39:51 -0700
> From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> To: lescobar9282@charter.net
> Subject: Janette's attack on Cari
>
> The council was invited all along to participate in this project but did not follow through. They did not attend regularly at the meetings and did not attend at the advertised meetings. Cari and Susan's work put our tribe on the map in Monterey County in a very public way. And, yet this is Janette's response to the accomplishment:
>
> > Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:47:27 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fwd: Re: Monterey County General Plan
> > To: "Susan Morley home\)" <mojo50@comcast.net>, lescobar9282@charter.net,
> Alan Leventhal <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>
> >
> > Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote: Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:30:13 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Monterey County General Plan
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> > Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> > Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> >
> > It is nice to see who gets to sift through this mail, before the tribal council sees it.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > sent again to tell you its page 93
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; cactusm@mbay.net; cactusm@mbay.net; Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>; Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 7:05:49 PM
> > Subject: Fw: Monterey County General Plan
> >
> > Look all , many hours were spent on this project, here it is so far.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Morley/Nasaw <mojo50@comcast.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>; Alan Leventhal <aleventh@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 5:09:17 PM
> > Subject: Monterey County General Plan
> >
> > http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/pbi/gpu/draftAug2006/gpu_draft_Aug2006.pdf
> >
> > Please look at page 96 or OS8 to see the results of everyone's labors.
> > Sue

59 Challenging Chair’s Authority

> > Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:26:43 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re:
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > You can't move for anything if you are the Chairperson. That is quite clear in our Constitution and Bylaws. It would be advised that you request the Tribal Council to make a decision on the matter at hand.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Council
> > I called a special meeting for September 24, I have left email and phone messages for Anthony Gomez, regarding his leave of absence, and have not heard back.
> > Pam Tanous will not beable to attend due to an important meeting she had schedule on September 24.
> > Rich Rodriquez daughter is getting ready to give birth, and he was not sure.
> > Therefore, I will cancel the special meeting.called.
> >
> >
> > I move to have the Council Meeting on October 8, 2006 @10 am
> > This is the second sunday of the month, which is the regular meeting date for OCEN.
> >
> >
> > Cari Herthel

60 Late Responses to help for gathering flier

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 9:11:15 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > Cari,
> > I would like to be sent the electronic copy by e-mail.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Janette,
> > The Flyer has been done.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 6:43:16 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > Do you still need a newsletter flyer created, or did someone already complete this task?
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Janette,
> > thanks, the questions I have at this point are inregard to a flyer being made for the gathering?
> > As I look at the minutes you kindly said you would create one, Pamphlet ideas?
> > Also noted that you kindly said you would create one, In the past we talked about perhaps Phil, getting involved as well.
> > I do understand that things have been busy with your new job, so I thought I would check in with you on these Projects.
> > Susan and I have been working on newsletter articles as well, storyboard, and have some ideas for pamphlet.
> > Wondered if You had any freetime together?
> > Also Sb 18 Consultation begins on June 5 at 9 am , it will be about 1-2 hours, wondered if you would beable to attend?
> > Any questions please do not hesitate to call me 831-375-8224 or 521-6828.
> >
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:29:00 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > Cari,
> > I will provide the agenda for the meeting on June 4th.
> > I will find out what number Bobby wants me to give Al.
> > Other updates you need I will need specific questions to answer.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Dear Janette
> > Will you please provide me with Robert's phone number, I do not have is number in my records.
> > Please ASAP to this email, Thanks.
> > Please drop me a line so I will be updated as well on the email sent yesterday.
> > Again Thanks, hope you are well.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

61 Corrections to incorrect assumptions

> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Lorraine Escobar
> > To: Char Diaz ; cactusm@mbay.net ; JOHN C HERTHEL ; Janette Ritter ; Al Rodriguez
> > Cc: aleventh
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:08 PM
> > Subject: Re:
> >
> > To all:
> >
> > In response to the last couple of e-mails, here's a few points to consider:
> >
> > 1) There is no need to make a motion to cancel the special meeting. It is totally up to the Chair alone to call a special meeting. Therefore, it is within her authority to cancel it. [OCEN By-Laws, Article II, Section 2.]
> >
> > 2) There is no need to replace an emergency meeting with the regularly scheduled tribal council meeting. Business can be done as usual at the regular meeting. That is part of what we do. [OCEN By-Laws, Article II, Section 4.]
> >
> > 3) It is not "quite clear" that the Chairperson cannot "move for anything" in our Constitution and By-Laws. What is clear is that the Chairperson does not have a vote when the council is in session. However, that does not exclude the responsibilities that the Chair has to take care of business and to propose business whenever necessary. There is nothing in our by-laws or constitution that excludes the Chair's freedom to make a motion if she/he feels it necessary. After all, it is the Council that votes upon the issue and the Chair breaks the tie if there is one. [OCEN By-Laws, Article II, Section 5, and Article I, Section 2.]
> >
> > As a side note, not having a regular vote is not the same as not having a vote at all or not having the responsibility to conduct business. The By-laws make it very clear that the Chair has a vote, in the event of a tie. A vote is a vote - it's that simple. But, the Chair as much more authority and responsibility that casting a tie vote.
> >
> > There is nothing in our constitution or by-laws that exclude the Chair's freedom to make a motion at any meeting. While the laws are clear that the Chair may break a tie vote, there is nothing implied about the Chair being disallowed to make motions. After all, it's the council that votes on the issue and that's that. [OCEN By-Laws, Article II, Section 5.] But, remember the Chair's responsibilities do not merely sit at breaking a tie vote.
> >
> > I encourage all to read the OCEN By-Laws, Article I, Section 2. The Chair does not only have the obligation to preside over the meetings but to "have general supervision of all other officers, employees and committees of the Esselen Nation and see that their duties are properly performed" along with other obligations.
> >
> > Yes, the Chair is obligated to "exercise any authority given to him/her by the Tribal council or the General Council." It is not as if the Chair has no authority because he/she has no "regular" vote. The by-laws are clear, "When the Tribal Council is not in session, he/she shall be the official representative of the Esselen Nation." But, considering all the supervisoral responsibilities that the Chair has, one has to remember where that authority comes from - not from the council but from the vote of the people. "the decision of the voters shall be binding on the Tribal Council and the Tribe and shall remain in force until amended or rescinded by subsequent action by the voters, or expire by its own terms." [OCEN Tribal Constitution, Article V, Section 6]
> >
> > Further, as a member of the tribal council, the Chair shares the same obligations and responsibilities as the rest of tribal council. In no way does the rule of not having a "regular" vote excuse him or her from the rest of his/her duties. The Chair is just as obligated as the rest of the council.
> >
> > My question to Janette is this - do you intend to withdraw your resignation? [emphasis added later]
> >
> > Lorraine
> >

62 Council Absenteeism

> > Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 08:14:46 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw:
> > To: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> cactusm@mbay.net, Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>, Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> >
> > Dear Council, FYI
> > Most Current communication for Anthony Gomez.
> > Thanks
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 8:06:22 AM
> > Subject:
> >
> > CARI,
> >
> > RECEIVED YOUR MESSAGES – I WILL GIVE THEM TO ANTHONY.
> >
> > Char Diaz

 

63 Resignation

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: cactusm@mbay.net; cactusm@mbay.net; Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>; Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>; Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>
> > Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 1:12:51 PM
> > Subject:
> >
> > Dear Council,
> > I was informed this am from Council member that a vote to accept my resignation will be performed at the next Council meeting.
> > It will be at that time the council will make their decision.
> > During the confusion of resignations, I came to assist the Tribe in caring on the business of the Nation.
> > IT appears from the hostile conversation, that their is a movement to question my actions and put the tribe in more hostile conversations and attacks.
> > I am not able to sustain this upheaval, My health is being compromised by the stress.
> > I am sorry that I rescinded my resignation, I do not have your support.
> > You have made that clear
> > Please continue with your plan of action for my removal based on my resignation.
> > You have made it clear.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

64 Hostilities

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Al Rodriguez" <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > Cc: "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Char Diaz" <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> "Alan Leventhal" <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> "Dorene Matthews" <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>,
> "Joan Denys" <curlyfox@surewest.net>
> > Subject:
> > Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 20:33:15 -0700
> >
> > It has come to my attention as a council member that you were very negative towards the chair of the Tribe.
> > I for one would like to know why you acted in the manner that you did. It was uncalled for especially from a council member that has not shown up for several council meetings.
> > I did not see you attending county meetings or meeting with state parks as our Chair did. You are very busy with your family and your business to attend meetings and participate in all the matters that come to be in the County of Monterey. That is why Council members should reside in the County of Monterey in order to get business done.
> >
> > I know that family matters come up unexpected and if your business needs to be attended and that is your income, I understand.
> > The Council meetings are only 1 day a month. You are not alone in being absent for several meetings. Most of the council is responsible for that.
> >
> > Our Chair has been doing a great job and has spent many days and hours reporting to city meetings and going to county meetings and meeting with state parks. She has accomplished a great deal of business for the tribe, but it seems like the Council does not give a damn. That is too bad because to see someone actually do the work for the tribe is a great accomplishment that no one else seemed to want to take on.
> > You might say that is well and good, but our Chair did the work and did it for the Tribe, not for herself.
> > If you feel left out of information from the council, it is your job to find out the information and ask questions. Not sit back and wait for information to come to you.
> > When we are called to duty or asked to do something for the Tribe then we should be ready and willing to do it.
> > I know that I have had unexpected things come up for me as well and missed a couple of meetings. But I always called to let the chair or a council member know that I could not attend and would give my proxy to the person I would choose to represent me in an honorable manner.
> >
> > I am not blaming anyone for there inappropriate manners or for being absent; I am holding the council responsible for letting their attitudes and inappropriate behaviour stand in the way of progress for the tribe. I will, in some way, let the Tribal members know in an appropriate and timely manner how the council has behaved and how the council has stopped the Chair from doing her job because the council could not come together as a unit and work for the Tribe.
> > Council member Pam

65 Evidence of Injury

> > Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 06:40:10 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject:
> > To: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> cactusm@mbay.net, Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> Dorene Matthews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>
> >
> > Dear Council,
> > Due to the Health Concerns that I am experiencing through the upheaval.
> > I will not beable to address the Council at the upcoming Meeting October 8, 2006. I ask that this be part of the record. The agenda for the September meeting prepared by Janette Ritter can be used, as it was not used because a quorum was not established.
> > Blessings
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

66 Hostilities

> > Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 06:34:39 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject:
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > Dear Lorraine,
> > Talked with Susan, and it is her understanding that it is not a good idea for her to attend the council meeting. I informed Pam, and do hope that she gave you call, so that a meeting place can be arranged.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

67 Arranging a Meeting Place

> > Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 08:49:49 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Meeting Place
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> >
> > Hello,
> > I have called the mediation center many many times in the last few weeks, inregard to the post office key, the mail , etc.
> > I have had no response to my call from Doreen, I do not understand but saying that perhaps it is the resignation of my position, and she wants to hear from the Council, not Sure? the Phone number is 649-6219.
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Monday, October 2, 2006 8:39:27 AM
> > Subject: Re: Meeting Place
> >
> > Okay then. It sounds like a new meeting place should be arranged. I suppose the mediation center is still available. Who can contact the center to make such an arrangement.
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Dear Lorraine,
> > > Talked with Susan, and it is her understanding that it is not a good idea for her to attend the council meeting. I informed Pam, and do hope that she gave you call, so that a meeting place can be arranged.
> > >
> > > Cari Herthel

 

68 No Response from Mediation Center

> > Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 12:18:33 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Meeting Place
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > Please do try to have a formal communciation.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Monday, October 2, 2006 11:29:49 AM
> > Subject: Re: Meeting Place
> >
> > How about sending a formal communication via Pam or even myself?
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > > I have called the mediation center many many times in the last few weeks, inregard to the post office key, the mail , etc.
> > > I have had no response to my call from Doreen, I do not understand but saying that perhaps it is the resignation of my position, and she wants to hear from the Council, not Sure? the Phone number is 649-6219.
> > > Cari Herthel

 

69 Janette’s query to council re: meeting place

> > Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 12:25:07 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: October 8th meeting
> > To: cdiaz@perfmech.com, Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> lescobar9282@charter.net, Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Cc: Dorene Mathews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>
> >
> > Esselen Tribal Council,
> > Dorene from the mediation center has extended her invitation to hold our October 8th meeting at the mediation center in Monterey. Please advise how you would like to procede.
> > Janette

70 Last formal Council Officer is Pam

> > Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 14:09:35 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: cdiaz@perfmech.com, Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>,
> Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> > Cc: Dorene Mathews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>
> >
> > Pam,
> >
> > Since you are the only officer left that has not resigned, I think it would be a good idea for you to contact Doreen to confirm the meeting place.
> >
> > Lorraine
> >

 

71 Commitment for a Meeting

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> > Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 17:34:25 -0700
> >
> > I will contact her tomorrow.
> > Pam

 

72 E-mail from Rudy Rosales and Louise Ramirez

> > Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 21:50:44 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Gary Gomez <gomezchaparal@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fwd: Re: FW: Our Tribal Council
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > Note: forwarded message attached.

--- Forwarded Message ---

[Wed, 4 Oct 2006 18:40:33 -0700 (PDT)]

From:

Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net> 

To:

Adriane Pasos <apasos@dinuba.k12.ca.us>, Randy Rangel <clanrangel@hotmail.com>, Deborah Miranda <mirandad@wlu.edu>, Miranda <millermr@plu.edu>, Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>, Carmen Gomez <CJG7@pge.com>, Gary Gomez <gomezchaparal@sbcglobal.net>, Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>, Deja Garcia <deja37@iwon.com>, Benita Gomez <benita_gomez@sbcglobal.net> 

 

 

Subject:

Fwd: Re: FW: Our Tribal Council 

Saleki Itsu,

 

Just to let you know that things in the tribe are being worked on, as usual only time will make a difference.  Hopefully the resignations are finished and there will be more news for all of us.

 

Kolo,  Louise

esselennation46@aol.com wrote:

From: esselennation46@aol.com
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 14:23:27 EDT
Subject: Re: FW: Our Tribal Council
To: ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net, janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net,
Clackk@sbcglobal.net

In a message dated 9/27/2006 8:35:20 AM Mountain Daylight Time, ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net writes:

From: Lue Baty <lbaty@tcsn.net>
To: Lorraine Escobar <Lescobar9282@Charter.net>; documa@comcast.net
Cc: Scott Martins <scott@worlds-apart.com>; Michelle & Joel <Jo3Kei@aol.com>; Gladys Baudour <baudour@juno.com>; ROSE DOBBINS <rosiemarie49@yahoo.com>; Chappel Helen <HelenChappel@sbcglobal.net>; JOHN HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Phillip Laverty <phillip_laverty@csumb.edu>; Georgia Lopez <Georgia00lopez@aol.com>; Scott Martins <smartins@uswest.net>; ocen_administrator <ocen_administrator@sbcgloble.net>; Cindy saucedo <clsause@hotmail.com>; Mary Yant <maryyant@mailbug.com>; Laury & JR Baty <shezadish@Hughes.net>; Kathy Martins <napkat2000@yahoo.com>; Barb & Will Baty <QueenBeais@cable

Hello everyone , my name is Rudy Rosales the past Tribal Chair of your Tribe, the Ohlone/Costanoan Esselen Nation.I served you as Vice Tribal Chair for Five years, Tribal Chair for Five years, Head of Cultural Resources for Nine years, fought for the Heritage of our Ancestors here on the Monterey Peninsula for many years and now I am the Chair of the tribes new nonprofit and still head of Cultural Resourses.

My niece Jannette Ritter, ( Tribal Vice Chair) Ms Kathleen Clack (Tribal Attorney) and myself defended OCEN  against a faction that was trying to take over the tribe and had very private and personal information about all of our tribal members. Jannette , Ms Clack and myself for months went to mediation meetings for the Tribe and took verbal, mental and physical abuse. We prevailed and retrieved every thing back and got the tribe back on the right track. 

I don't think that anyone is really trying to take people out of office the Tribal council has resignations that they have to deal with, because of my past history with the Tribe I have been called in as a tribal consultant and my main concern is to continue to move our tribe in a positive direction and to have a functional Tribal Government again to lead our tribe forward and as you say in your e-mail we must agree to disagree, but as adults and we don't pick up our marbles and go home because we lost.

Our tribal government has always had problems, but we always have endured and moved forward with business and no matter what our Tribal Government will survive and our quest for justice and reaffirmation will and must continue.

My final word is that if you or anyone in our tribe is truly concern about the well fare of our  tribe PLEASE come to the next tribal meeting (10:00 p.m. October 08, 06 at 1900 Garden Rd Mty, Ca )  it will be at the Monterey Mediation Center  with a professional mediator present. This meeting will be a very important one and the more members we get there the better it will be, If you have any questions for me or how to get to the meeting you can reach me at [deleted] Any time.

 

 

                                                                            Rudy Rosales, OCEN

 

73 Janette’s Query to Pam about the Meeting arrangements

> > Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 09:24:07 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>, cdiaz@perfmech.com,
> Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > Cc: Dorene Mathews <dorenecrmc@redshift.com>
> >
> > I would like confirmation that you are holding the meeting at the mediation center tomorrow.
> > Janette

 

74 Pam Follow-Up

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> > Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 19:38:12 -0700
> >
> > I emailed Dorene over a week ago about the place and never heard from her so I figured there was no place to meet at this time. If you know more than that; please let me know.
> > Pam

 

75 No Response from Mediation Center to Pam

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Alan Leventhal" <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> "Al Rodriguez" <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> "Anthony Gomez" <straightarrow49@yahoo.com>,
> "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw: October 8th meeting
> > Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 19:55:20 -0700
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Pam Tanous
> > To: Janette Ritter
> > Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 7:53 PM
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> >
> > There has been no confirmation of the meeting for tomorrow and I am the only person left in authority and I will schedule a meeting for next month. No one has confirmed with me.
> > Pam

 

76 (Repeat of previous strings of e-mail)


> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Pam Tanous
> > To: Janette Ritter
> > Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 7:53 PM
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> >
> > There has been no confirmation of the meeting for tomorrow and I am the only person left in authority and I will schedule a meeting for next month. No one has confirmed with me.
> > Pam
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Janette Ritter
> > To: Lorraine Escobar ; cdiaz@perfmech.com ; Pam Tanous ; Cari Herthel ; Al Rodriguez
> > Cc: Dorene Mathews
> > Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 9:24 AM
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> >
> > I would like confirmation that you are holding the meeting at the mediation center tomorrow.
> > Janette
> >
> > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net> wrote:
> > Pam,
> > Since you are the only officer left that has not resigned, I think it would be a good idea for you to contact Doreen to confirm the meeting place.
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > Esselen Tribal Council,
> > > Dorene from the mediation center has extended her invitation to hold our October 8th meeting at the mediation center in Monterey. Please advise how you would like to procede.
> > > Janette

77 Intent to Usurp Authority Stated

> > Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 22:28:27 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> > Cc: Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>, Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> >
> > If we are to salvage what is left of our tribal government, the tribe will do well if we can all support Pam in her efforts to follow an orderly protocol.
> >
> > For everyone's sake, please, I ask all of you - do not let history repeat itself.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Lorraine
> >
> > ---- Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net> wrote:
> > > Janette, You resigned, gloria resigned, cari resigned I am still a Tribal council member and the secretary. No one has communicated anything with me.
> > > I have been left out of everything and no one has communicated with me about the meeting. The meeting cannot be called to order without an officer of the council on board. I will act on my authority to schedule a meeting next month and will notify everyone.
> > > Pam
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Janette Ritter
> > > To: Pam Tanous
> > > Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 8:51 PM
> > > Subject: Re: October 8th meeting
> > >
> > > Pamela,
> > > I have spoken to several tribal council members. They will be at the Mediation Center tomorrow for a tribal council meeting at 10 am. If a quorum can be established, then a meeting will be held. I will be turning over the key to the PO Box tomorrow at the meeting.
> > > Janette

78 Web Site and Donations

> > Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 23:38:45 -0700
> > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > To: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>, Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Anthony Gomez <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > Subject: Fwd: Re: The Tribal Web Site
> >
> >
> >
> > > Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 23:37:58 -0700
> > > From: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > > To: Gary Gomez <gomezchaparal@sbcglobal.net>
> > > Subject: Re: The Tribal Web Site
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi Gary,
> > >
> > > Thank you for your donation. I'll certainly apply the donation towards the upkeep of the website. If anyone wishes to see receipts for the costs of this website, I will produce copies of my credit card statement as necessary.
> > >
> > > Thank you for your support.
> > >
> > > Lorraine Escobar
> > >
> > >
> > > ---- Gary Gomez <gomezchaparal@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > > Thank you for your information. Please let it be known to all that are interested, I wish for the donation of $200.00 made on behalf of my mother, Josephine Gomez to be used toward the upkeep of the Esselen website now in constuction. Any question on this matter may be answered by calling me Gary Gomez at 707-373-7710 Thank you again
> > > >
> > > > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net> wrote: Hello Gary,
> > > >
> > > > As you know, Cari gave me the $200 that you donated to the tribe to me to hold. I still have that $200 in my possession and have not had the opportunity to turn it over to anyone. Our treasurer, Gloria, resigned and so we have no formal means to process it at this time. However, when we spoke last, you learned that I was paying for the new tribal web site and have been doing so since June of this year. It was my understanding that you wanted me to use this donation to reimburse my costs for paying for the web site, which has cost me $29.95 per month. If you still wish to allow me to use the donation to reimburse myself, please confirm this understanding via e-mail. If not, please indicate what you would like me to do with the donation.
> > > >
> > > > By the way, I working on setting up a message board on the tribal web site as well. It only seems right to set up a system wherein everyone can get information and provide input if they want to. Many times one person will get a private e-mail and others will be left off the list. At this point, this seems to be the best solution to getting a even-keeled communicative dialogue going. It may leave out those who are not Internet savvy but it's better than leaving people out who are Internet savvy. The tribe, as a whole, needs to know what is going on and I think it can be handled in a professional non-threatening manner to any single individual.
> > > >
> > > > It will take a while to figure it all out but I've got some help in getting it done. It may cost more per month to do this but your donation will certainly help things go a long way until we get some firm way of paying for the web site.
> > > >
> > > > I look forward to your response,
> > > > Lorraine Escobar

79 Asilomar Invitation to Cari

> > Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 06:45:36 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw: item at Asilomar
> > To: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> cactusm@mbay.net, Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>
> >
> > Tribal Council
> > This email is a Fyi,
> > just to update you that yesterday I performed the opening at Asilomar,for the Environmental Grantmakers Association, about 300 people attended.
> > Many Contacts were made, and perhaps we will be ready in the future to participate more fully with this event that comes here every 3 years.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Rachel Goldstein <rgoldstein@ega.org>
> > To: jherthel@sbcglobal.net
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:15:26 PM
> > Subject: item at Asilomar
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> >
> > Thank you again for joining us on Monday for your beautiful opening for our meeting. We truly appreciate it.
> >
> > I also left you a voicemail, but just so you know, you forgot the bowl you used to burn the sage in the ceremony. Right now we have it at our EGA registration table in the Asilomar main lodge, but we’ll leave by tomorrow before lunch, so we’ll leave the bowl at the Asilomar desk if we don’t see you before we go.
> >
> > Thanks again for everything!
> >
> > Warmly,
> > Rachel

80 Invite Applied Holistic Healing

> > Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 06:58:37 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw: Guest Speaker for Applied Hoilistic Healing
> > To: Al Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>, cactusm@mbay.net,
> cactusm@mbay.net, Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> > Cc: aleventh <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>
> >
> > Dear Tribal Council,
> > fyi,
> > I will be the guest speaker at the event below.
> > here is the email to share with you the class information,
> > As I have developed a native american treatment In respect to Our Heritage
> > and have named Said treatment Lasapa Lelima, which in Esselen means
> > Ceremony Bathing Treatment, and have developed Spa Treatment Products for treatment. This treatment is featured at Pebble Beach.
> > I will keep you updated.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Leonard Han <Leonard_Han@csumb.edu>
> > To: jherthel@sbcglobal.net
> > Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2006 1:55:51 PM
> > Subject: Guest Speaker for Applied Hoilistic Healing
> >
> > Hi Cari,
> >
> > I am delighted that you will be a participating guest speaker sharing your knowledge and experience as a traditional Indian medicine practitioner.
> > To give you a little backdrop of what were looking at in this course, I am sending a segment from the course syllabus for Applied Holistic Healing & Wellness.
> >
> > I have you scheduled as a guest speaker for - Monday, Nov. 13 Class will be held: 12:00noon-1:20pm located in building 82D room115 California State University Monterey Bay.
> >
> > Before you begin your presentation I would like to introduce you with some of your background as it pertains to your knowledge and experience as a practitioner.
> > Please send me a very brief summary of your background information about your experience, (perhaps people you have learned from, trained with etc.) and knowledge that made it possible for your becoming a genuine practitioner, teacher etc. on the field of your practice.
> > Please also email me your mailing address. A letter from our department will be forth coming with the directions, parking pass etc. As mentioned earlier unfortunately there is no funding available for Guest Speakers, however if you like, you may bring literature about your practices, treatments, classes or contact information.
> >
> > Together with the syllabus, I've also included some questions students have been provided with (from a consumer point of view) to develop a more informed understanding of a wide range of personal health care. Some of these questions may or may not apply to your particular approach of Holistic Healing.
> >
> > As we learn from your presentation about the Native American perspective of health care and medicine / approaches to healing, the class will be very interested in learning about the ways or kinds of treatments that are applied to a Native American approach to Healing. In addition to your presentation, if you could demonstrate or give examples, or form to how practices are applied, this would be very helpful in the learning process. The Lasapalelima Treatment that you mentioned you do in Pebble Beach sounded very interesting.
> >
> > Our class room is a large room, however it is set up mainly for technology (computers) To give you a picutre of what it looks like: students sit in areas with computers 3'-4' apart. There is also a large screen in front and marker boards to the front and sides. There are 2 - 4' aisles and space in front with a large round table. If you need anything particular. please let me know and i will do what I can to set it up. There is ample space to speak and give some demonstration in the front area of the room.
> >
> > I enjoyed our brief conversation, and look forward to your presentation. It is my hope that this course, and all who have contributed to it will have expanded the awreness and greater access to a more holistic health care model, recognizing both the physiological and spiritual causes of disease and sickness as well as the efficacy of both biological and spiritual rememdies.
> >
> > For any questions or additional information you can contact me at:
> [deleted for confidentiality]
> >
> > Thank you and best regards,
> >
> > Leonard Han

 

81 Council Status Inquiry

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Louise Ramirez" <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> "Al Rodriguez" <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> "Char Diaz" <cdiaz@perfmech.com>, "Joan Denys" <curlyfox@surewest.net>
> > Subject: Re: Fw: GPU Status re Cultural Resources
> > Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 09:16:16 -0700
> >
> > I would like to know what is going on. I am a tribal council member and the secretary. I have attended the meetings we tried to have all year but without much cooperation from the rest of the council. I was the only member (excluding Lorraine) not to submit a resignation and I have been left out of all communications. This is all improper and last weeks meeting was cancelled by me because I was the last officer of the council left. I figured we could all get together in November and go over all the resignations that were submitted. I feel that the council meeting was held inappropriately and not within jurisdiction of our constitution and bylaws. Several council members did not attend meetings most of the year and missed more than three meetings. Our bylaws talks about this and so does our constitution.
> > I do realize that things need to keep moving on however, to be ignored as a council member by the people who are trying to takeover and make it difficult for others to do there job, is a slap in the face. I have done nothing to warrant this kind of treatment.
> > Cari did a GREAT job for the tribe and got a lot of work accomplished by attending meetings and spending hours of her time going through paperwork and being available to attend meetings here in the county. I feel that her treatment was dishonorable by council members. I am still a council member and I want to know what was said and done in the last meeting. I will hold council members accountable for whatever took place in the meeting that I cancelled.
> > As a member of the council and secretary, I have the right to know what has transpired.
> > I am not acknowledging member who have resigned and not had the whole council available to talk about the resignations. You cannot vote on your own resignation.
> > I would like the tribal members to know what has happened and get a notice to them right away.
> > Pam Tanous
> > Tribal secretary
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Louise Ramirez
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL
> > Cc: Pam Tanous ; Janette Ritter ; Alfonso Rodriguez ; Rudy Rosales ; Rose Marie Miranda ; jan chacon
> > Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 8:20 AM
> > Subject: Re: Fw: GPU Status re Cultural Resources
>
> > Saleki Asatsa Las Cari,
> > (Good Morning Honorable Cari)
> >
> > Thank you for the information, plus thank you for your willingness to communicate.
> > The Council and I look forward to your support. I will be contacting Alan and Mr. Holms.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Kawatin
> > (I go, Good Bye)
> >
> > Louise J. Miranda Ramirez

 

82 E-mail exchange

> > > Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 10:01:07 -0700 (PDT)
> > > From: Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > > Subject: Re: Fw: GPU Status re Cultural Resources
> > > To: Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>,
> > Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> > Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> > Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>,
> > Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>,
> > Char Diaz <cdiaz@perfmech.com>
> > > Cc: Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> > Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> > Joan Denys <curlyfox@surewest.net>
> > >
> > > Saleki Asatsa Pam,
> > >
> > > It is good to hear from you, we are preparing letters and minutes from the October 8, 2006 Council Meeting at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center of Monterey. We will be mailing them out soon. We were given a list of addresses but yours is not on the list. All I have for you is your email address. I was planning on emailing you today to get that information. Please send me your address as soon as possible so I can include you in the mailing. Our next meeting is scheduled at the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Center, 1900 Garden Road, Suite 110, Monterey, Ca. 39340 on November 12, 2006 at 10 A.M.
> > >
> > > Please bring all of your questions to the meeting and we will answer them to the best of our ability. If you feel the need to invite other Tribal Members please do so. We look forward to working with you as Interim Secretary. Please understand that I will not engage in negative information through email. If you wish to contact me in writing you may do so though the O.C.E.N. Post Office Box 1301, Monterey, CA 93942 or my home address of 2653 McLaughlin Ave, San Jose, CA 95121.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > (Kawatin)
> > >
> > > Louise J. Miranda Ramirez
> > > Acting Tribal Chairwoman
> > > Helel-ki Tukunumpsha Masanax Taxawipisi

 

83 Call for General Council Meeting

> > From: Lorraine Escobar
> > To: alfonsorod@verizonmail.com ; cdiaz@perfmech.com ; jherthel@sbcglobal.net ; cactusm@mbay.net
> > Cc: Janette Ritter
> > Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 1:28 PM
> > Subject: Call for a General Council Meeting
> >
> > To the OCEN Tribal Council,
> >
> > I propose that a OCEN General Council meeting be called for the express purpose of finding resolution to the issue impacting the council as it was elected - lack of regular council participation.
> >
> > We all are aware of the unresolved hostilities that caused the faction to try to deal with the problems on their own - apart from the entire council - not so different than the activity that went on last Sunday. Despite going through proper protocol, none of what that council did resolved the friction. The court action did not resolve the friction by having another election. Obviously, the willlingness by some people to engage in negative and back-door politics is still alive and kicking and shows up through the open hostility that we have all experienced since the first unkind remark made to the Theilman clan and countless others after that. Clearly, this friction cannot be resolved by the same kind of thinking that created it.
> >
> > It is a complete and utter disregard for the will of the people for elected officials to actively engage in pushing other elected officials out. It is also a complete disregard for the will of the people to quit an elected office. Understandly, in the face of the lack of participation and open hostility, the resignations are not without cause but they are merely symptomatic that something else is very wrong. There is no accountability and there should be.
> >
> > There is no way elected senators would get elected and then manuever to get rid of other elected officials. Yes, they lobby for votes for certain bills and such but the practice of secretly playing political musical chairs and seating special interests in place of elected officials would be considered outrageous by the voting public. This kind of activity would be considered unlawful and the people would have every right to put a stop to it. Yet, that is exactly what this council is doing. This kind of government is NOT supported by our tribal constitution because it disregards any accountability to the people who elected them to the office.
> >
> > There is no doubt about the meeting that was held last Sunday was NOT a open, straight-forward approach to resolving our problems. It was not inclusive of the entire council and it undermined the very democratic process many of us have worked so hard to protect. It was the same as presenting a steak, placed upon a garbage can lid, to an unsuspecting diner. To turn a blind eye to that event is to ignore the fact that history is repeating itself. What happened that day is no different than what happened when the faction began meeting on their own.
> >
> > The faction had legitimate concerns about the former leadership but they went about it the wrong way. They disregarded the will of the people and our agreed upon laws and did not try to find resolution in a democractic manner. They took matters into their own hands and look what it cost everybody. The recent activity is no different - absolutely no different. There is nothing to gain from repeating the action that caused everyone so much grief and money.
> >
> > The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result. Therefore, there is a dire need to do something different. Therefore, I recommend to the current council that a General Council Meeting be called for the express purpose of informing the tribe of the council participation record and ask them what they want to do about it.
> >
> > Lorraine Escobar, OCEN Interim Tribal Council Member

 

84 Report of previous resignations

> > Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 08:42:00 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject:
> > To: Lorraine Escobar <lescobar9282@charter.net>
> >
> > At the meeting on april 9, 2006
> > Council voted to accept the resignation of Theresa and Rosemarie,
> > both through the email evidence, and the due process of a letter being sent to each party.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

85 CSUMB Reply

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 7:18:47 PM
> > Subject: Re: Email exchanges
> >
> > Cari.
> > I would like to make it clear that this is not a confirmation of plans of the Tribal Council. This e-mail was not sent to the tribal council. I will not be accused of making plans that I have not made.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Dear all , here is the email confirming the plans of the Tribal council per Jan Chacon.
> > Dear louise
> > I guess Cari is talking about the letter you sent to the University. You only said that she has no authority to represent OCEN. You did not make any personal attacks. Also, you were open and sent forewarded all emails to the rest of the council with no objections. I think you need to ask the council to respond to Cari by saying they found out that she was representing the Esselen with her personal products etc.and healing practices without their approval or permission. These letters will be of use later on. The council needs to stick together on this one. I don't think there is anything she can do. I will do some research on board insurance today.
> > Jan
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:21:01 PM
> > Subject: Re: Email exchanges
> >
> > Dear Tribal Council and others,
> > For the record, I did not have prior knowledge that this e-mail was going to be sent.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Dear all
> >
> > Here again is a copy of the email that was sent and your aknowledgement that it was sent.
> >
> > From: Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Guest Speaker for Applied Holistic Healing
> > To: Leonard Han
> > Cc: jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>
> > Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>
> > Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>
> > Attachments: Attach0.html 1K
> >
> > Saleki Itsu Mr. Han
> > (Good Evening)
> >
> > I have just received notice that on Monday, November 13, 2006, Ms. Carie Herthel will be leading a Applied Holistic Healing class. On behalf of Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation Tribal Council, I wish to inform you that Ms. Herthel resigned as Chairperson on September 25, 2006. Though she is a Tribal Member she is not authorized to represent Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation in any way. We have no knowledge of her ceremonies and will not be held responsible.
> >
> > I will be sending a written letter confirming this information.
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Las Louise J. Miranda Ramirez
> > Helel-ki Tukunumpsha Masanax Taxawipisi
> > Acting Chairperson, O.C.E.N.
> > Saleki Itsu Mr. Han
> > (Good Evening)
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:58:28 PM
> > Subject: Email exchanges
> >
> > I also have not personally received any such communications speaking ill of Cari. It certainly was not me, as all my emails (including this one) are written by my son when I tell him to, as I do not know how to do much with computers or any of that stuff. He also checks my email for me when I tell him to, and he prints them out for me cause I can't see the screen very well due to my poor eyesight.
> > As for Louise Ramirez, let me say that I hope she is doing well, and that I have seen all the emails that have been going back and forth. By my count, that is eight different emails today alone. I know Louise Ramirez is a professional, and I have a hard time believing she is behind this. Until I'm shown the reason why she is being blamed for this, I must offer her my support.
> > Thank you,
> > Al Rodriguez

86 Cari’s Response re: denial

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>; Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:07:41 AM
> > Subject: Re: Fwd:
> >
> > Louise,
> > someone did and I will have the copy of the communication by the end of the day. The University is taking this action seriously.
> > You should get to the bottom of this now. I sent the council information on projects that I was working on. Someone sent those Contacts information about my Character. It was reported to me from the University that person is a Council Official of Ocen.
> > This is very serious when you go after my profession in the Healing Arts.
> > You Must find out who did this immediately, Someone on the Council,
> > or the Non-profit.
> > I am going to contact the press and the Attorney General Office to protect my self, if you do not protect my name, and heritage.
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:53:28 AM
> > Subject: Fwd:
> >
> > Las Carie Herthel,
> >
> > Carie, please know that I have not said one word about you or anyone else. As I mentioned to Pam Tanous, I will not engage in negative emails. I have not sent any emails to anyone about you.
> >
> > Sincerely, Louise J. Ramirez
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:45:29 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject:
> > To: ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net
> >
> >
> > Louise
> > Please inform me Why you are sending emails about my character out on behalf of the Nation?
> > Please understand that if I do not get clarification, I will go to the Press.
> > I am getting phone calls about these emails.
> >
> > Cari Herthel

 

87 Dialogue re: denial

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Louise Ramirez" <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Fwd:
> > Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:26:28 -0700
> >
> > How can you say that you did not send out an email about Cari when I have it in front of me with you name attached to it. You were speaking about Cari. You don't want to engage in negative emails sent out when in fact you sent a negative email out without the authority of the council and general council.
> > Pam

 

88 Denial

> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:53:28 AM
> > Subject: Fwd:
> >
> > Las Carie Herthel,
> >
> > Carie, please know that I have not said one word about you or anyone else. As I mentioned to Pam Tanous, I will not engage in negative emails. I have not sent any emails to anyone about you.
> >
> > Sincerely, Louise J. Ramirez

 

89 More Denial

> > Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:24:49 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: Fwd:
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>,
> Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>,
> Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>,
> jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>, lescobar9282@charter.net,
> Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> >
> > Dear Cari,
> > I am unaware of any negative e-mail that was sent out on behalf of the Tribal Council about you or anyone else. I will look into this as well as I can. If I find anything out I will immediately let you know.
> > Janette

90 More dialogue re: denial

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Fw: Fwd: Guest Speaker for Applied Holistic Healing
> > Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:09:38 -0700
> >
> > Janette, you were cc'd this email sent to Leonard Han at CSUMB about Cari from Louise Ramirez. She also states that the tribal council had her blessing on this matter. She wrote this on behalf of the council
> > I cannot believe that I am seeing history repeat itself.
> > Pam

 

91 Resignation

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: "Louise Ramirez" <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > Cc: "Janette Ritter" <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Alan Leventhal" <aleventh@email.sjsu.edu>,
> "Al Rodriguez" <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>,
> "Lorraine Escobar" <lescobar9282@charter.net>,
> "Cari Herthel" <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>,
> "Joan Denys" <curlyfox@surewest.net>, "Char Diaz" <cdiaz@perfmech.com>,
> "Gary Gomez" <gomezchaparal@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: resignation
> > Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:35:32 -0700
> >
> > I am resigning from the council effective today. I cannot encounter all the negative things that are going on and my health is more important to me right now.
> > When we have the new elections, I shall run for office then.
> > Pam Tanous
> > Secretary OCEN Tribal Council

 

92 Resignation follow-up

> > From: "Pam Tanous" <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > To: <clackk@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re:
> > Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:46:41 -0700
> >
> > I have just resigned because of all the negativity that is going on. Louise Ramirez was made interim chair at a meeting that I cancelled. I was the last officer of OCEN that had not resigned and I wanted to re-group with a November meeting to go over all the resignations. Rudy, Cari, Janette and Gloria all resigned. So that left me.
> > They did not notify me and include me in any emails along with the council and went there mary way and had an illegal meeting. Then Louise sends an email to CSUMB discrediting Cari's character. When is this tribe going to learn from old mistakes. If your interested in seeing the negative emails let me know.
> > My health is at risk right now and I need to attend to taking care of myself. I lost my mother last year and my oldest sister died 3 months ago from cancer.
> > Cari tried her best as chair and did a tremendous job with the county and state. I was there as secretary to help out, but no one would show up for scheduled meetings or call to let us know they were not even going to come.
> > So we were up against another group of people who really wants control of the tribe. What a shame. It is very shameful what is going on.
> > Hope you are well.
> > Pam Tanous

 

93 Denials

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>; Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:21:01 PM
> > Subject: Re: Email exchanges
> >
> > Dear Tribal Council and others,
> > For the record, I did not have prior knowledge that this e-mail was going to be sent.
> > Janette
> >
> > JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Dear all
> >
> > Here again is a copy of the email that was sent and your aknowledgement that it was sent.
> >
> >
> > From: Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Guest Speaker for Applied Holistic Healing
> > To: Leonard Han
> > Cc: jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>
> > Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>
> > Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>
> > Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>
> > Attachments: Attach0.html 1K
> >
> > Saleki Itsu Mr. Han
> > (Good Evening)
> >
> > I have just received notice that on Monday, November 13, 2006, Ms. Carie Herthel will be leading a Applied Holistic Healing class. On behalf of Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation Tribal Council, I wish to inform you that Ms. Herthel resigned as Chairperson on September 25, 2006. Though she is a Tribal Member she is not authorized to represent Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation in any way. We have no knowledge of her ceremonies and will not be held responsible.
> >
> > I will be sending a written letter confirming this information.
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Las Louise J. Miranda Ramirez
> > Helel-ki Tukunumpsha Masanax Taxawipisi
> > Acting Chairperson, O.C.E.N.
> > Saleki Itsu Mr. Han
> > (Good Evening)
> >
> > Cari Herthel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; Cari Herthel <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:58:28 PM
> > Subject: Email exchanges
> >
> > I also have not personally received any such communications speaking ill of Cari. It certainly was not me, as all my emails (including this one) are written by my son when I tell him to, as I do not know how to do much with computers or any of that stuff. He also checks my email for me when I tell him to, and he prints them out for me cause I can't see the screen very well due to my poor eyesight.
> > As for Louise Ramirez, let me say that I hope she is doing well, and that I have seen all the emails that have been going back and forth. By my count, that is eight different emails today alone. I know Louise Ramirez is a professional, and I have a hard time believing she is behind this. Until I'm shown the reason why she is being blamed for this, I must offer her my support.
> > Thank you,
> > Al Rodriguez

94 Denial

> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: Alfonso Rodriguez <alfonsorod@verizonmail.com>
> > To: Janette Ritter <janette_ritter@sbcglobal.net>; JOHN C HERTHEL <jherthel@sbcglobal.net>; Louise Ramirez <ljramirez132@sbcglobal.net>; Rudy Rosales <esselennation46@aol.com>; Rose Marie Miranda <rmmiranda@sbcglobal.net>; jan chacon <janvchacon@sbcglobal.net>; Pam Tanous <cactusm@mbay.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 1:13:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: Email exchanges
> >
> >
> > I'd like to add that I also did not know this email was going to go out. As for me being CC'd in the emails, Pam, like I said, my son handles all my email stuff because I am not good with computers and I can't see the screen anyway even if I was. So either I didn't get it due to a technical error, or my son simply missed it. Either way, I did not read the email before today.
> > However, you, Cari, characterized this email as some sort of character assasination. You implied that she had sent an email defaming or at least questioning your character. Perhaps she should not have included "on behalf of the tribal council" in her email without consulting us first, but still the email is not as you told us it was. There is nothing in it about your character being low or anything like that. From what you said, I expected to see an email that spoke ill of you or accused you of something bad.
> > It is this type of hyperbole that leads to inaccurate accusations, hurt feelings, and the frequent rounds of resignation we get from everyone. We could all use a lesson in not over-reacting. My son does not get too involved in tribal matters, as you know, but as he does read my emails, he jokingly made a comment yesterday about starting a betting pool on who would resign because of this small incident. Although he was joking, I now check my email to discover that Pam has just unecessarily resigned over something that turned out to be not nearly as bad as it was presented to us.
> > All these accusations or even hurt feelings should not be enough to make anyone resign, or threaten to go to the Attorney General or the press or anything like that, unless they really are as malicious as it is implied they are.
> > Also, I feel we should seriously pursue reform to our laws concerning resignations and the like. It should be harder to quit, and if you do quit, it should be harder to be rewarded by getting put back on the council later on. Pursuing elected office is not merely about working nice together; even with our fights and disagreements, no one should resign. Being elected to the council is about your promise to the people of the tribe to do your best. Flagrant resignations, only to withdraw your resignation later on, only to resign later still over another issue, only to withdraw even later again serves nobody at all, and it happens far too often. Despite personal disagreements, I think that Pam should withdraw her resignation, and let this be the last time someone flagrantly resigns due to anger, frustration, hurt feelings, or anything like that. Just as a married couple should not threaten each other with divorce every time they argue, even if it happens to be a lot, we should
> > not throw resignations around like it's nothing more than air. Let's all just stick together and do the job we were each elected for. We can still conduct tribal business, as this latest fight has nothing to do with tribal business at all, but misunderstanding and misinterpretation.
> > Al Rodriguez

 

95 Resignation

October 18, 2006
>
> I resigned on October 18, 2006, to protect myself from any liability that has been, and may yet be, incurred from the actions of Janette Ritter, Rudy Rosales, Al Rodriguez and Louise Ramirez, AND in protest of the underhanded back-door politics in which they have engaged.
>
> Sincerely,
> Lorraine Escobar

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