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November 2019

KIXE Holiday Auction Event Redding Rancheria

On the evening of November 14th, Redding Rancheria got into the Holiday spirit alongside KIXE-TV for the KIXE Holiday Auction event in support of a great cause. Our Chairman, Jack Potter Jr. acted as one of four talents for the evening, teasing the audience with the many alluring items up for bid. We had an absolute blast working the phone booth, joyfully aiding KIXE in their efforts to raise funds to support a great organization. Redding Rancheria loves supporting worthy causes and we love our community!

Maria Orozco: 25 Year Anniversary with the Redding Rancheria Redding Rancheria

“I am Maria, Pit River girl of the Ajumawi band and as of October 20th, 2019 I have been with the Redding Rancheria for 25 years. I started at Win-River as a pull tabs clerk six days after my daughter turned one. I had to start somewhere and they hired me instantly. I was a single mom attending Shasta College with a one year old, and I needed this amazing place to work. I didn’t know it then but the Tribe helped me to begin my career. I was trained and educated to move from a clerk position to the Director of Public Relations-- thanks to the Tribe. I am very thankful for all of the opportunities they have given me. Among the many opportunities given to me is to work with the Community. I have never worked anywhere else and wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you to the Tribe, Win-River, work family, friends, and all who have helped me become who I am today. I have never felt as confident as I do today. My work place gave me a Bachelor’s of Science degree, Jazzercise, employee family events, amazing healthcare for my family, benefits, Christmas bonuses, Thanksgiving cards, employee parties, events to get dressed up for, events to become humble at, travel, culture, stability, ability to buy a home, the chance to meet fabulous people, and so much more! I have grown so much and appreciate all the opportunities I have been given. It feels like I am rejuvenated and ready for the next chapter.”

- Maria Orozco, Director of Public Relations

Read for the Record Redding Rancheria

On November 7th, our celebrity readers Maria Orozco and Michael Hollowell joined in on the fun by reading the book, Thank You, Omu to the amazing Redding Rancheria Head Start and Child Care classrooms for 2019’s Read for the Record. Reading to young children is proven to improve the process of cognitive development. When we read aloud to our children it provides our youngsters with the tools needed to solve problems, self-regulate, develop language, and memory retention. All of which are essential components to developing into intelligent and wellrounded adults. Redding Rancheria is proud to play our part by teaching our future generations how fun reading and learning can be!


Read for the Record readers: Mike Hollowell & Maria Orozco

Wellness: Indoor Sports Court Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Redding Rancheria

Redding Rancheria is a proud sponsor of the Shasta Family YMCA’s new and improved Indoor Sports Court. On the morning of November 25th, Tribal Council members attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to honor this monumental milestone for the Shasta Family YMCA. Families in our community may now continue to take part in healthy and active lifestyle activities in this newly renovated gym. Redding Rancheria is gratified to be a continued supporter of the Shasta Family YMCA.

Donors & Redding Rancheria Tribal Council


We are excited to roll out this new urgent care at our Tribal Health Center. Dr. Kingsley is our new assistant Medical Director, and urgent care doctor. If you or your family need to be seen for an urgent care issue, you can now walk in and be seen, no appointment necessary. Dr. Kingsley and his team can handle any urgent care issue you may have. Our urgent care is closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 daily.


November 5th, Senior Nutrition 20 years Anniversary Redding Rancheria

The Redding Rancheria celebrated 20 years of our outstanding Senior Nutrition Program in honor of our elders. Ellie Kissick was recognized for her 20 years of excellent service in Senior Nutrition. Everyone received shirts, balloons, a celebratory cake, and by our CEO, Tracy Edwards spoke of the appreciation Redding Rancheria has for our older adult community.

Ellie Kissick & Carmelita

Environmental Protective Agency reads to Head Start Redding Rancheria

On November 14th, Trisha Baker and Jeremiah Wilkes from Redding Rancheria’s Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) read to the children at Redding Rancheria Head Start program. The book selected for this occasion was Composters—Natures Recyclers by Robin Koontz. The EPA department works diligently to protect our lands and water, and by instilling in our future generations the same knowledge and desires we can plant seeds in our youth to envelop environmentally-conscious minds. Jeremiah Wilkes teaching Head Start 5

World Diabetes Day Redding Rancheria

Did you know Native Americans are approximately 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes than the rest of the population? World Diabetes Day gives Redding Rancheria the opportunity to promote awareness and to facilitate preventative measures against diabetes in our community. The blue circle on our shirts is the global symbol of diabetes. It signifies unity of the global diabetes community in response to the rising number of people impacted by this disease process. Awareness brings knowledge, and knowledge brings power! On November 14th, Redding Rancheria was proud to play our part by commemorating World Diabetes Day!

Trinity Health Center Staff


Tribal Council

Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center Staff

Administration Staff

Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center Staff

Head Start Staff

Head Start Staff


Redding Rancheria Head Start’s Harvest Feast for Children and Families Redding Rancheria

On November 22nd children from Redding Rancheria Head Start and families gathered in the Community Room to celebrate the annual Harvest Feast. It was a delightful family gathering where those in attendance celebrated one another over a delicious Thanksgiving inspired meal. Stacey Carmen, Chief Operating Officer was there to warmly welcome families and personally thank staff members on behalf of Redding Rancheria for all the hard work they’ve put in to making Head Start a huge success.


Turkey Trot Redding Rancheria

Happy Thanksgiving! Redding Rancheria had a great time participating in the Turkey Trot. Great job Shasta Regional Medical Center for putting on a very successful event.


Thanksgiving Feast with Jack and Myrna Potter Redding Rancheria

Jack and Myrna Potter hosted their annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for anyone who didn’t have family, or simply did not want to deal with the cleanup of a post-Thanksgiving meal. The festivities took place in Redding Rancheria’s Community Room where the Chairman and First Lady hosted a dinner for a total of 179 people. Fifteen turkeys and 15 hams along with multiple pies and other fixings were served. Redding Rancheria is thankful for our Chairman and First Lady, as they continue to share with everyone an undying investment of time, commitment, and generosity to our community members.

Shauna Phillips - Tribal Elder Redding Rancheria

Shauna has obtained 67 signatures and counting for the Support the Tribe movement. She rides her bike all over town to collect these signatures. She attends the Elders Lunches every week to play bingo with her friends and have lunch. She supports the Tribe because she cares!

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Employee of the Month She works tirelessly to improve the operations of both the Hilton and the Mini Mart while also looking for new opportunities to benefit the Tribe.

Michelle Price

November 2019

Congratulations Michelle Price!!

She is always willing to mentor RREDCO employees and improve the performance of all employees working for RREDCO. Michelle Price is well-deserving of the title Employee of the Month!


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Wellness: Redding Rancheria offers Pilates Redding Rancheria

Redding Rancheria recruited Tiffany Hagemeier several years back to offer a Pilates course to our members at the Redding Rancheria. Her vision as our designated Pilates instructor is to introduce the principles of the mind-body connection achieved through Reformer Pilates. She says encouraging movement and self-care to all employees, Tribal members and diabetic patients of the Redding Rancheria while providing a multi-level effective format focused on breathing, core activation, balance and coordination will serve to improve the quality of life for all who partake. Randy Bachman, Senior Financial Analyst of the Redding Rancheria has participated in this class twice a week for 10 years. He says of all the workouts he’s tried, Pilates is the most effective of them all. Redding Rancheria is proud to play our part by offering wellness activities to employees and Tribal members of all ages and sizes!

Randy Bachman

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Redding Rancheria November 2019 Newsletter  

Redding Rancheria November 2019 Newsletter