August 22, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Marlys Wisch at 12:55 p.m. Pioneer members present were John Warren, Marlys Wisch, Bill Carlson, Nancy Eilefson, and JoAnn Cooper.

Financial Report – We discussed our financials. We met our 65% for the Second Quarter. Liberty Mutual has fund raising opportunities. Applebee’s also has a pancake breakfast fundraiser; the Pioneers would be the servers. Motion by John with a second by Bill to approve the financial report. Motion passed. We won’t be having a cookbook sale at Forbes this year.

Life Member Report – Pioneers, Partners, and guests are welcome to the Life Member Luncheon on September 19, 2012 at the VFW in Lincoln Park. We decided on spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, coffee and water, and dessert. All are welcome; reservations are necessary. We plan to host a social at the Air Museum on September 26 at 2:00 p.m. followed by coffee and cookies at 3:00 p.m. We need to provide the coffee and cookies but there are coffeepots we can use at the museum. Nancy will make cards to mail out. RSVP’s will be requested. Sympathy cards were sent to the families of Dave Nobs, Gordy Nelson, Peg Cane, and Jerry Metcalf. We will plan to have a coffee party at Edgewood Vista on October 24. Nancy will call to make arrangements.

Hug a Bear Report – We gave 18 headcoverings in July and 19 in August to both St. Luke’s and Essentia Health. We gave 20 bears to St. Luke’s in July and August and 24 bears to Life Care Center in July and August. Requests for donations were received but were tabled until next month.

Chapter Update – The Chapter meeting is September 19 at 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion in West Duluth. We are all invited.

Other – Birthday in a bag has been tabled until the fall.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing further.

Motion by Bill with a second by John to adjourn. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is September 26 at the Air Museum. We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month.

We meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Monday and at 11:00 a.m. (before 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. This schedule may be changed. Please call Char Reno at 879-2552 or Nancy Eilefson at 624-0031 to verify.