February 21, 2007

The meeting was called to order by Gloria Berger at 10:10 a.m.

Arrowhead Council Pioneer members present were Gloria Berger, Don Fennessy, John Warren, Bill Carlson, Olga Stanley, Nancy Eilefson, and Russ Urevig. Also present were Carol and Al Barthel.


Financial Report – Nancy read Barb’s finance report.

Life Member Report – Don reported that we have been getting new members at the Life Member Luncheons the past few months.

Hug a Bear Report – Don gave out hug a bears to the Highway Patrol, Duluth Police Department, Lake County Sheriff, Two Harbors Police Department, and St. Louis County Sheriff.

Chapter Update – Montana cookbooks are for sale for $10.75 each. Gloria will ask LuAnn for a Life Member list.

Other – We will be serving lunch on March 15 for the March Madness Food Drive Fundraiser.


Carol and Al Barthel gave us details about the MS Tram (The Ride Around Minnesota) which will be July 22-27 beginning in Alexandria. The Pioneers will have Rest Stop 3. Any help or donations to the MS Society will be appreciated. Russ will be riding in the MS 150 as well as the MS TRAM. Money raised by our Council will be credited to Russ as Arrowhead Council rider efforts of the Qwest for A Cure team. Gloria taking donations and has pledge forms and envelopes. We will have a Bake Sale and Luncheon on Wednesday, April 4, to help raise funds to support Russ. We will need Life Member help.

Russ volunteered to work on the Memorial Garden again this year. Motion by Nancy with a second by Bill to authorize up to $100 to be used for garden supplies. Motion passed.

The Camporee will be in Forest City Iowa August 20-25.


The meeting adjourned at 10:59 a.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pioneer Lounge, Fourth Floor, Melrose Building in Duluth. All Pioneers and guests are welcome.

There were 28 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the Life Member Luncheon.