April 27, 2002 Meeting
Cooper/Howard Hispanic/Latino Group
Cooper County Extension Center
At our April meeting, we discussed issues related to the
Isle of Capri and Latinos.
I had a meeting with the Human Resources and Marketing Manager lately about another project and broiught this up at the meeting. I think there may have been some misunderstanding.
The Isle, when it issues a plastic players' card, does not enter the data into as vast a database as was discussed at our meeting. There is nothing about criminal records, child support, INS and so forth. While a social security number is taken, it is only used if one is a big winner. That triggers other things, such as the revenue department, possibly child support enforcement.
In the case in which Latinos were taken into custody, it occurred because the identification that was presented was something the clerk had never seen before and the clerk initiated a call to see if it was an authentic form of verification.
I have asked a member of the Isle to come to our next meeting to elaborate and respond to any other questions.
Also, I inquired about the possibility of a sign in Spanish with a warning.
The casino does not appear interested in doing this.
PLEASE HOLD JULY 22 for our second quarterly meeting. we will meet at Rankin mills. This is a very nice housing complex just off Highway B (Road next to Sonic Drive-In. They have a very comfortable meeting room with tables and easy chairs.
Also, we have added three people to our list who are interested in Latino issues here.
If you have issues to add to a possible agenda, please send them to me.
The Building Communities program on Latinos that was to be held May 31 in Sedalia was cancelled because of a small registration. It has been suggested to me that such a program in Boonville may be viable. I think that is something that can be discussed at our meeting.
I understand that the number of Latino employees at Fuqua is now up to 14.
However, I believe these are still commuters.