January 26, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Betty Lee at 10:02 a.m. Pioneer members present were JoAnn Cooper, Betty Lee, Don Fennessy, Bill Carlson, John Warren, Nancy Eilefson, and Char Reno.

Financial Report – JoAnn reported on our finances. We should get the 2010-year end statement in February and the January and February statement in March. The budget is due soon. JoAnn completed a cookbook inventory.

Life Member Report – There weren’t as many people at the January luncheon but the food was really good. JoAnn will ask Charlie Fetters to speak at the February luncheon. We are working at getting more members to attend the luncheons and activities.

Hug a Bear Report – We are still bringing bears to St. Luke’s. We may begin sewing chemo caps.

Chapter Update – The December minutes are now on the website. The Readers for Life is still ongoing. Betty will take books for the Carlton schools. Nancy suggested we bring some to the Proctor schools and Don suggested bringing some to North Shore Community School. Motion by Char with a second by Bill to purchase a Pioneer yearbook. Motion passed. We discussed the Pioneer calendars. There were 1,108 calendars sold and Arrowhead sold 45 of them! Arrowhead has 4 new members. 911 cell phones are still being worked on in the metro area. A grant of $1,500.00 was received for MACV. This is being managed through the Chapter office.

Other – JoAnn sent a proposal to Harley Davidson to participate/partner in the Spirit of Service Ride.

NEW BUSINESS: March is Food Shelf Month. There are raffle items to support ALS. The drawing will be Friday.

The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is February 23 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.

There were 20 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the January 19, 2011 Life Member Luncheon. We celebrated Fran Rosiek-Olson’s birthday. The next Luncheon will be February 16, 2011. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

We meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Monday and at 11:00 a.m. (after the board meeting) on the fourth Wednesday of each month to work on Hug a Bears or other projects. Please feel free to join us.