Working with the Chickasaw Council, the Alumni Association Board of Directors regularly votes to sponsor different projects involving Kia Kima. These projects are driven by our members and paid for through private donations and different fundraisers. If you have any ideas for specific projects or would like to be more involved on a project, please get in touch with a member of our Board of Directors and we'll be glad to get you involved! Every project starts off as a small idea or dream. It takes the dedicated work of our alumni to bring these things into reality and make a difference.
This year the Alumni Association has taken on our most ambitious project yet and will be constructing a Tech Center in Camp Cherokee. It will consist of both pavilion and air-conditioned classroom space. This will allow more merit badges to be taught in Camp Cherokee without the need to go to the Osage Tech Center.
We are expecting the total cost to be $15,200 and are raising money with both grants and donations. We already have the first $5000 from the The T-Mobile Foundation! If you would like to contribute please follow the link.
- Old Climbing Tower removal (Completed May 13, 2017)
- Time Capsule (Began March 2016. Completed June 2017)
- Nature Lodge Roof (5/14/16) The Association raised $2000 to replace the rotting roof on the Osage Nature Lodge and installed the new metal roof.