|Last Friday, the Tribal Council welcomed officials from the Town of Nashville and nine area organizations to present donations totaling $92,523.30.
Under the terms of the Class III 2003 Amended Gaming Compact between the Tribe and the State of Wisconsin, the Tribe may direct a portion of its annual payments to the State or to any local government(s) with whom the Tribe has entered into a written agreement regarding the use of said funds.
Chairman Robert VanZile, Jr. welcomed the attendees and spoke wholeheartedly of partnerships and cooperative efforts.
“It’s important that all of us work together with one another. We all have the same reasons and concerns about the water, the fish, the plants, the animals. We all share that. Look outside and see the snow – we have snowmobilers coming. They come to your lakes. They come to your towns and cities. Tourism dollars. We need to expound on that. … We need to be able to work with one another,” said Chairman VanZile.
Presenting the donations were the newly elected and incumbent members of the Tribal Council, including: Robert VanZile, Jr., Chairman; Robert J. Smith, Jr., Vice Chairman; Sonya Knueppel, Treasurer; Rachel DeCorah Toyebo, Secretary; Leelyn VanZile, Councilman I; and Caleb McGeshick, Councilman II.