May 22, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Marlys Wisch at 2:21 p.m. Pioneer members present were Marlys Wisch, Bill Carlson, JoAnn Cooper, Char Reno, John Warren, and Nancy Eilefson.

Motion by Bill with a second by Char to accept the minutes as presented. Motion passed.

Financial Report – JoAnn reported on our finances. We are meeting our percentage for charitable giving. Marlys needs to take financial training.

Life Member Report – There were 15 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the May Life Member Luncheon. We had a wonderful dinner – Chicken Parmesan was served. The next Life Member Luncheon will be June 19, 2013. This will be our last luncheon until September; a picnic luncheon will be served. All are welcome; reservations are necessary.

Charitable Report – 20 bears were delivered to St. Luke’s Hospital in April. 24 bears were delivered to Lake Superior Life Care Center and 20 to St. Luke’s Hospital in May. We sold a set of cookbooks!

Chapter Update – The Chapter Meeting will be June 14 in St. Cloud. JoAnn went to the regional meeting. She will check to see if retirees are eligible for the 40-hour/$500 CenturyLink program.

Other – Motion by Nancy with a second by Char to donate $200 to the Circle of Hope which helps fund mammograms and other tests. Motion passed. We will plan to have a coffee gathering at Chris Jensen on June 26th.

NEW BUSINESS: We will make plans to have another gathering at CAF on August 28th at 2:00 p.m. Nancy will make arrangements. Motion by Marlys and Bill with a second by Char to authorize refreshment expenses for the social. Motion passed. The Dobbs grant did not get submitted. We will try to do this next year. Volunteers are needed on June 13 to give tours of the Pioneer Museum from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Motion by Char with a second by Nancy to donate $50.00 to MACV. Motion passed. This will be used for the June 8th fishing trip for MACV. There is a jewelry company that will return 20% of the gold/silver purchased as a fundraiser. Tabled until the June meeting.

Motion by Char with a second by Bill to adjourn. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.

Submitted by Nancy Eilefson

Our next board meeting is June 26, 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.