April 15, 2009

The meeting was called to order by JoAnn Cooper at 10:09 a.m. Pioneer members present were Barb Cane, Olga Stanley, Don Fennessy, John Warren, Char Reno, JoAnn Cooper, and Nancy Eilefson.


Financial Report – Motion by Nancy with a second by Char to transfer $500 from our general fund to our charitable fund. Motion passed. We discussed our finances. Barb will work on getting our books up to date.

Life Member Report – There is a luncheon today. Attendance has been low. We will get plants for decorations and door prizes for the Pioneer Social. We need a list of people (and their addresses) who need rides to the luncheons so arrangements can be made.

Hug a Bear Report – 25 bears were given to Lake Superior Life Care Center. Don will take some with him.

Chapter Update – Nothing at this time.

Other – We made $269 at the soup and grilled cheese sandwich lunch. JoAnn is still working on getting door access cards for Don, John, and Bill. Nancy did email Bill’s picture to Denver. Barb will take the dishes from the kitchen. We plan to meet at 11:00 a.m. on April 18 to clean the kitchen.


We discussed the need to get our “name” out there. The Pioneers are not too well known in the Duluth area. We need to do a better job of reporting our events to the newspaper. We will have a breakfast fundraiser on Wednesday, May 13, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. French toast, sausage and orange juice will be served.


The meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pioneer Lounge, Fourth Floor Melrose Building in Duluth. All Pioneers and guests are welcome.

The “Spirit of Service” ride will be July 11.

There were 20 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the Life Member Luncheon. A representative from the Red Cross spoke to us about how they handle disasters. The next Life Member Luncheon will be May 20. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

We meet at 10:00 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month to work on Hug a Bears or other projects. Please feel free to join us.