January 23, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Marlys Wisch at 1:04 p.m. Pioneer members present were John Warren, Bill Carlson, Char Reno, Marlys Wisch and Nancy Eilefson.

Financial Report – No report.

Life Member Report – We didn’t have a Life Member Luncheon in January because we didn’t have enough reservations. The next Life Member Luncheon will be February 20, 2013. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

Charitable Report – We gave 20 bears to St. Luke’s and 20 to Lake Superior Life Care Center in December. We gave 20 bears to St. Luke’s and 24 to Lake Superior Life Care Center in January. 21 head coverings were given to Essentia in December and none in January. 50 bags were given to St. Luke’s Breast Center. Char delivered books to the Big Red Book Shelf. Terri should take care of January; if not, Nancy will deliver books in February. There are books in the box to be delivered to United Way.

Chapter Update – Marlys advised us of year end due dates for the PAC from the chapter office.

Other – Motion by Bill with a second by John to use the 2012 list of activities for 2013. Motion passed. Nancy will forward the list to Carol.

NEW BUSINESS: Char will buy coffee for the Pioneer Lounge. Sympathy cards were mailed to the families of Roy Erickson, Pearl Olson, and Phyllis Peterson.

Motion by Char with a second by Nancy to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 1:48 p.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is February 27, 2013 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.

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.