March 27, 2013

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

Motion by Nancy with a second by John to accept the minutes as presented. Motion passed. Our thanks to Char for keeping the February minutes.

Financial Report – The checks for the food shelves were received and mailed out.

Life Member Report – There were 12 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the Life Member Luncheon. It was an exceptionally good luncheon. We will have chicken Parmesan next month. Char will call the numbers of attendees in to Chris for the luncheon. The next Life Member Luncheon will be April 24, 2013. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

Charitable Report – Char delivered 24 bears to Lake Superior Life Care Center and 90 books to the Big Red Bookshelf at the Lake Superior Health Center Dental Clinic. Nancy delivered 20 bears to St. Luke’s. No head coverings were delivered. Motion by Char with a second by John to give $200.00 to the Damiano Center and $200.00 to the VFW for kitchen needs. Motion passed. The Spirit of Service gifts were not included in the 2012 list of gifts as that list only includes direct gifts per motions at monthly meetings. Gifts given through fundraising, etc. are included on the Financial Report.

Chapter Update – No report.

Other – The Wholesale Department will be holding a celebration in June. The Pioneers were asked to showcase their activities – hug-a-bears, head coverings, books, Spirit of Service, etc.

NEW BUSINESS: We discussed the EB Dodd grant for the Spirit of Service Ride. Motion by Bill with a second by John to apply for this grant. Motion passed. We will ask JoAnn to begin writing the grant. We will plan a coffee party at Chris Jensen for May or June. Nancy will check with Lorraine and Nyla. We will plan to have another event at the CAF Museum in August as a kick off for the 2013-2014 Life Member Luncheons.

Motion by John with a second by Bill to adjourn. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 2:07 p.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is April 24, 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.