March 30, 2011

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

Financial Report – We took in more than we spent in 2010! Gifts given from Arrowhead Council in 2010 include:
January 20, 2010
$228.55 from the fund raiser luncheon for ALS in care of Tom Bernier
$150.00 to Beep Baseball.
$200.00 for ALS through Tom Bernier
February 2010
$100.00 to CHUM
$200.00 to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in Duluth
$100.00 to Second Harvest North Central Food Bank in Grand Rapids
$100.00 Salvation Army of Virginia Food Shelf
$100.00 Hibbing Food Shelf
May 26, 2010
$100 to Let’s Go Fishing Duluth
August 25,2010
$200.00 for Prepared to Learn backpacks
$100.00 for First Witness
September 22, 2010
$100.00 to Caring Bridge
$200.00 to The Veterans Home in Silver Bay
October 27, 2010
$100.00 to Second Harvest North Central Food Bank Grand Rapids
$100.00 to Hibbing Food Shelf
$300.00 to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Duluth
$100.00 to Salvation Army of Virginia Food Shelf
$100.00 to WLS Habitat for Humanity
$100.00 to Twin Ports Miracle League-Harrison Community Center
$100.00 to CHUM
November 24, 2010
$500.00 to be used between MACV and Salvation Army according to their needs
$50.00 for Life Member Luncheons
$200.00 for ALS through Tom Bernier
We discussed our 2011 budget items. JoAnn will complete and forward.

Life Member Report – There were 25 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the March 16, 2011 Life Member Luncheon. Pete Lee spoke to the group! The next Life Member Luncheon will be April 20, 2011. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

Hug a Bear Report – We brought 20 bears to St. Luke’s in March.

Chapter Update – No further report.

Other – JoAnn will bring 8 chemo caps to Moose Lake Hospital; Nancy brought 40 caps to St. Luke’s.

NEW BUSINESS: Dorothy Erickson passed away. We approved activities for 2011; Nancy will send to Carol. Thank you notes were received; Nancy will send to Dave Hemmer for archiving.


The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is April 27, 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.

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.