January 25, 2012

The meeting was called to order by Betty Lee at 1:03 p.m. Pioneer members present were John Warren, Char Reno, Bill Carlson, Betty Lee, Nancy Eilefson, and JoAnn Cooper.

Financial Report – JoAnn will still continue to be treasurer for Arrowhead Council. A thank you was received from the Proctor Area Historical Society.

Life Member Report – There were 18 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the Life Member Luncheon in January. The food was good. John did a good job leading us in the pledge and conducting Pioneer business. The next Life Member Luncheon will be February 15, 2012. Hopefully someone from the DTA will speak about STRIDE at this luncheon. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

Hug a Bear Report – Betty delivered 24 bears to the Life Care Center. A thank you note was received from them. They can use about 24 bears every two months. They will be used in the layettes. Nancy will order labels. 20 bears were delivered to St. Luke’s. No head coverings were delivered in January.

Chapter Update – Betty Chacich won $500.00 in the Pioneer calendar drawing and Pat Jeukens won $50.00!

Other – We approved our list of activities and projects for 2012. Nancy will send it to Carol Barthel.

Betty gave her resignation as Arrowhead Council president. We thank her for her service. We now need to find a new president. Nancy will check with Blackwoods about the fundraising offer they have. The Spirit of Service Ride will be July 21. It will benefit MACV and the Silver Bay Veterans Home. We will have an open house at the Air Museum in August. Nancy left a sympathy card at the funeral of Paula Bergren. A monument is being planned for the Duluth Airport. We will discuss this at our February meeting. Char will look into cell phone collections through GRC.

The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is February 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Lounge, Fourth Floor Melrose Building in Duluth. John will bring treats! All Pioneers and guests are welcome. We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month.

July 21, 2012 – Spirit of Service Ride

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.