November 24, 2010

The meeting was called to order by JoAnn Cooper at 10:04 a.m. Pioneer members present were Char Reno, Don Fennessy, Bill Carlson, John Warren, JoAnn Cooper, and Nancy Eilefson.

Financial Report – JoAnn didn’t receive a financial statement. Checks were received for Habitat for Humanity, Twin Ports Miracle League, and the Food Shelves. They were mailed out. Thank you notes were received from First Witness and Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in Duluth. Nancy will forward the notes to Dave Hemmer.

Life Member Report – There were 24 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the Life Member Luncheon. We sang Happy Birthday to two of our members who turned 90! The next Life Member Luncheon will be January 19, 2011. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

Hug a Bear Report – We are still working on hug a bears. We delivered 20 bears to St. Luke’s. We will check to see who else would need hug a bears.

Chapter Update – Treasurer training will be soon. The Chapter meeting will be December 10. The election will be held then.

Other – Nancy will buy postage stamps.

NEW BUSINESS: Motion by Bill with a second by John to authorize up to $500.00 to be used between MACV and the Salvation Army. JoAnn will check with both to see what their needs are. Motion passed. Motion by John with a second by Char to authorize up to $50.00 for Life Member Luncheon needs. Nancy will check with Olga and Eileen to see what is needed. Motion passed. Motion by Nancy with a second by Bill to donate $200.00 to ALS through Tom Bernier. Motion passed.

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is January 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pioneer Lounge, Fourth Floor Melrose Building in Duluth. All Pioneers and guests are welcome. We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month.

The “Spirit of Service” ride will be July 16, 2011.