LEGACY WEST PIONEERS
MN / IA / SD CHAPTER
A Letter from Kathy Hanson, Chapter President
It is another changing season, one many anticipate joyfully. It is always
good to look forward.
Change is upon us too, as our Telecom Board of Directors has after much
what to do about states without a formal Pioneer chapter or council with
The rules guiding our organization dictate this decision making.
The Board has decided to merge these inactive states’ Pioneers into an
active chapter elsewhere.
Minnesota welcomes Iowa and South Dakota pioneer members into the Chapter 18
of the Legacy West Pioneers.
We know there are many Pioneers in those states, both actively employed and
retired who continue to
volunteer in their communities in oh so many ways. These Individuals still
respond to Pioneer fundraising
mailings and active employees continue to have dues deducted from their
paychecks through December 31, 2017.
Their support is invaluable. I have been in touch with three Iowa Pioneers
and invited them to a chapter meeting via Skype.
That meeting was on 09/19/2017 and we were pleased to have Nick Lucy join
Patience will be the guideword as we move forward in this merge of members.
First order of business-
if a state wishes to establish a council, nominations will be solicited via
email from those members who have valid
email addresses. Next step is an election of officers; training and
compliance of these newly elected officers will be the final step.
Should a state not put forth any officer candidates, it will not have a
state specific council and all members will be
accepted into an existing Minnesota council agreeing to take them. There are
three councils in Minnesota currently;
Metro, Central and Arrowhead. All are combined councils of active and
Minnesota has a great web page that our webmaster, Dave Hemmer keeps up to
date. See our meeting minutes,
reports from Councils in MN about what they’ve been doing and enjoy the
photos of various projects and activities.
We endeavor to report Pioneer deaths, when notified by members as we no
longer have access to other data.
You can see it all by clicking on the link below.
Finally, Pioneers are focusing on addressing hunger in America by urging
everyone to participate in some way
to do their part to end hunger. Focus on Food - organize a food collection,
volunteer at a soup kitchen, deliver Meals on Wheels,
bring food to a person you know is struggling to feed a family, share the
bounty of your garden with a local food shelf.
There are many ways to help Focus on Food in your community. I would love to
hear from you.
Tell me about any action you take on this project, so I can report and give
you credit for it.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT-MN LEGACY WEST PIONEERS