January 22, 2014


The meeting was called to order by Marlys Wisch at 1:10 p.m.  Pioneer members present were Marlys Wisch, Char Reno, John Warren, Bill Carlson, JoAnn Cooper, and Nancy Eilefson.


Motion by Bill with a second by Nancy to accept the minutes as presented with the correction that the quarterly council meetings will be the 4th Wednesday in January, April, July, and October.  Motion passed. 


Financial Report – We discussed the changes to the check writing fee.  It is now going to be a yearly fee.  JoAnn will make our 2014 budget and send it out for approval. 


Retiree Report – There were 18 Pioneers, Partners, and guests at the January Pioneer Luncheon.  The next Pioneer Luncheon will be February 19.  All are welcome; reservations are necessary.


Charitable Report – We gave 19 bears to St. Luke’s and 23 to the Life Care Center in November.  In December we gave 32 bears to St. Luke’s (this includes Christmas bears) and 22 to the Life Care Center.  Head wraps have been made but have not been delivered yet.  Terri delivered books in October.  Nancy delivered 80 books in November.  The Big Red Book Shelf needs volunteers.  Nancy will email our list and check with Casey to see about having this printed in the Union newsletter. 


Chapter Update – The next chapter meeting is March 14 in Coon Rapids.


Motion by Char with a second by John to donate $400 to Second Harvest in Duluth, $200 to Second Harvest in Grand Rapids, $100 to CHUM, and $200 to the Damiano Center for the March Food Shelf Drive.  Motion passed.  We tabled a donation request to the VFW until April.  Motion by John with a second by Char to approve the list of 2014 Pioneer activities.  Motion passed.  Nancy will forward the list to Carol.


Motion by John with a second by Bill to adjourn.  Motion passed.  The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.


Submitted by Nancy Eilefson


Our next board meeting is at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Pioneer Lounge, Fourth Floor Melrose Building in Duluth.   All Pioneers and guests are welcome.
Upcoming board meetings:
April 23, 2014
July 23, 2014
October 22, 2014