Cherokee Messenger
April 2001
Ani Sguti (pronounced: a na a gv ti)
Month of the planting moon

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For a complete newsletter sent each month, mail $20 annual dues, check or money order, payable to:
The Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston
P.O. Box 23187
Houston, TX 77228-3187 (USA)

CCS Monthly Meeting

Topic: "The Medicine Wheel"
Guest speaker: Steve Triplett
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2001
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter, one block south of Richmond Avenue, east of the Sam Houston Tollway West Belt.

Meeting is open to all interested persons. No admission fee.

Steve Triplett, CCS member, storyteller and former board member, will offer background on the traditional Medicine Wheel, the artifacts involved and why we reset it each June. (June date for the ceremony will be announced at the meeting.)

Also available at the May 3 Meeting: Free and voluntary diabetes screening for persons 18 and older, courtesy of the Harris County Health Department. Interested persons can complete a written questionnaire, after which it may be suggested that they proceed with the medical screening. For any questions call the Education Dept. at HCHD, 713-942-3722.

CCS Purpose

The purpose of the Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston is to build community, to preserve Cherokee heritage, to perpetuate the Cherokee culture, and to build the future of our people. CCS, an independent Houston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1992, is not affiliated with any other Native American Indian organization. CCS membership is open to all who are interested.

Each CCS Membership IS Important! $20/year dues include our complete newsletter, the Cherokee Messenger, by e-mail or snail mail.

Send check or money order, payable to:
The Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston
P.O. Box 23187
Houston, TX 77228-3187
For questions on dues contact Treasurer Cindy Linnenkohl,

CCS general phone inquiries: 713-866-4085

CCS News Delivery To Our Members

PLEASE let us know if you change your e-mail or snail mail address! Members who can receive e-mail attachments can enjoy a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from Original unattached e-mail newsletters are also available. For those who prefer the print version and do not use e-mail or the Internet, newsletters can still be mailed the traditional way.

Who to contact about newsletters:
For e-mail changes:
Vicki Henrichs,
For U.S. Postal Service delivery changes:
Marjorie Lowe, 713-937-4826 or

About The Cherokee Messenger

The Cherokee Messenger is a monthly publication of the Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston. All officers are volunteers. Items on Cherokee culture are most welcome. Inclusion is based on space available and material is subject to editing.

Mail to: The Cherokee Cultural Society ofHouston P.O. Box 23187, Houston, TX 77228-3187 or fax to Vicki Henrichs, 713-974-3982 or e-mail no later than the 5th of the month prior to publication the first of the following month.

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