From The Desk Of The Treasurer


I hope all of our kids in our communities were able to get out and enjoy some of the many Harvest and Halloween celebrations that were put on by various departments and organizations. I managed to stop by the H.E.R.O. Trunk or Treat event and hand out some treats. The weather that night was perfect! Fall weather reminds me to slow down a little and take in the changing colors of the leaves. I may not go hunting as often as I would like to these days, but when I was growing up, that was my activity to do this time of year.

I like this time of year, because it means there will be several community events coming up. COVID-19 interferes, but I know we manage to figure out ways to still get together by doing drive-thru events and maintaining social distances, etc. On October 30th, I had the pleasure of paying a quick visit to a very special lady, Rovena Abrams, and was able to help her celebrate her 97th birthday. Rovena is our eldest living Allegany Seneca Nation female member and was the editor of our Seneca Nation Newsletter for over 30 years. She was in good spirits and talked about her sons and how she enjoys her time at Randolph Manor.

Rovena Abrams celebrates her 97th birthday and becomes our eldest living Allegany Seneca Nation female member.

Our Fiscal Department is busy with year-end closing tasks, preliminary year-end financial reporting and updating the five year forecast model. They continue to assist with the transition of the Housing Department, with internal controls, procurement and billing processes to ensure that the department runs smoothly. In addition, our Fiscal Department continues to assist Seneca Gaming & Entertainment and Seneca One Stops, as they work their way through their individual transition processes to the LLC’s. Our Fiscal staff is also participating in an automated document management project, which when completed, will integrate document flow with Human Resources and all Fiscal Department offices.

As our cases of COVID-19 continue to remain relevant, I hope those that are not yet vaccinated are considering to make their appointments and get vaccinated. It is going to take everyone in our communities to get past this. If you test positive, please do not mingle in the community by going to the store or attending any gatherings; as this will spread the virus. Please follow COVID-19 protocols and isolate yourself until you test negative. Remember the 3-W’s – Wear a mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands.

Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.