Meskwaki (Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi), Iowa


Waterloo recreation officials aren't sure they want to take the Meskwaki up on an offer of free scorecards because of worries golfers might get the wrong idea. The tribe offered to give the city scorecards for municipal golf courses if the tribe's logo is printed on them. "I have a concern that with the Meskwaki logo on there, people will think that they have something to do with the upkeep of the courses," said commission member Kim Lozier. Commission member Esther McGuire is concerned that it may appear the city is endorsing gambling because the tribe operates a casino near Tama. Voters in Black Hawk County twice rejected referenda in 1994 to allow slot machines at Waterloo Greyhound Park. Leisure Services director Paul Huting said the city takes bids for printing scorecards for the three city-owned courses, which cost about $4,000 annually. The Meskwakis own their own print shop. Commission member Bob Molinaro supported the idea, as long as it's done "tastefully." Commissioners voted to have the tribe print up a sample card. The proposal will be weighed against bids received by the next meeting in August.