June 27, 2012

 The meeting was called to order by Marlys Wisch at 1:00 p.m.  Pioneer members present were John Warren, Char Reno, Bill Carlson, JoAnn Cooper, Marlys Wisch, and Nancy Eilefson.   

Financial Report – JoAnn reported on our finances.  Black Woods did a great job with the fundraiser dinner and service.  There will be a raffle for the Spirit of Service ride this week.  Ride registration will be Thursday night at the Power House bar in Proctor.  Motion by John with a second by Bill to accept the treasurer’s report.  Motion passed. 

Life Member Report – There wasn’t a Life Member Luncheon in June due to the flood.  The next Life Member Luncheon will be in September.  Motion by Nancy with a second by Bill to give $100.00 to the VFW.  Motion passed.  Nancy will check with the VFW to see whether they will host the Life Member Luncheons for next year.  Nancy will check with Denny Lally to see if he wants to be added to the Arrowhead Council member list. 

Charitable Report – (formerly Hug a Bears) 24 bears were given to Lake Superior Life Care Center and 20 to St. Luke’s.  27 head coverings were delivered to Essentia; 26 were delivered to St. Luke’s.  Nancy took a sewing machine home to sew bears and hats because her machine is in the repair shop.  Char delivered 90 books to the Big Red Book Shelf at Lake Superior Dental Clinic.  The collection box is ready to go for gently used children’s books.  Marlys will check with Terri to see if she will deliver books in July.  Thank you notes were received from Union Gospel Mission and St. Luke’s Cancer Center.  Nancy will forward to Dave Hemmer for archiving.   

Chapter Update – The Chapter meeting will be in Duluth in September. 

Other – Char has the cell phone collection container ready to go.  She will put up signs asking for cell phones.  John purchased a portable microphone from Best Buy.  Our thanks to John for taking care of this.  John will call Leo to find out about the date and time for the Pioneer social at the air museum. 

NEW BUSINESS: Bill Kiehl passed away.  The coffee party at Chris Jensen went well.  We will find out where folks are and come up with a schedule for visiting at the next meeting. 

Motion by Char with a second by John to adjourn.  Motion passed.  We adjourned at 2:00 p.m.  

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson 

Our next board meeting is July 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.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.
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.