A LETTER FROM YOUR LEGACY WEST PIONEERS CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Hello Pioneers, Family and Friends,
We are well into year 2019 and reports arriving from our Councils and Clubs show many of you have been participating in good numbers in good works. Great! That is what the Pioneer spirit is all about.
Marlys Wisch, president of the Arrowhead Council, applied for and secured a grant from the Pioneer Foundation to use to support a project that develops skills for teens interested in careers in a communication medium. Their goal is to build in a collaborative way work skills at journalism processes and interviewing and broadcasting methods. Radio station mentor volunteers will help teens learn some marketable techniques that will pay off with better opportunities in life.
South Dakota Council treasurer Dale Axtell sends news the group has been holding regular meetings. They are proud to bring a social and caring spirit to an event they host yearly which is a soup and sandwich meal for people in need. A whopping 40 gallons of soup (enough to almost fill a bathtub!) and dozens of sandwiches were served. This work is an important community service.
Minnesota Metro Council’s history of supporting agencies meeting the needs of those hungry, homeless and hurting from many other causes continues in strong fashion. President MaryAnn Neuman puts the fun in fundraising with casino trips and drawing for members, friends and family. Lunch gatherings in Minneapolis and St. Paul are always well attended. This council is responsible for keeping the flow of Hug-a-Bears at a steady pace to emergency responders.
Central Council Pioneers hail from a large area of Minnesota and includes all Iowa Pioneers as well. Small pockets of Iowa pioneers meet socially and their funds are supporting food banks around their state and other causes. Council president Dave Hemmer reports that the council project "Building Readers-One Book at a Time" is well received in small community libraries. The Pioneer Foundation also awarded a grant to this project. Central Council moves meetings around the area so outstate pioneers have an opportunity to attend.
My hope is that with all these good works going on you have not forgotten to report the number of hours you as members and those hours others have given to these many efforts. Send your information to Carol Barthel at: Carol Barthel firstname.lastname@example.org (320) 632-8466
Here’s hoping you enjoy an action packed Spring and Summer full of good deeds, good fun and good friends.
Kathy Hanson, President-Legacy West Pioneers Chapter 18
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOME FUN? . . . THEN HOP ON THE BUS!
We’ve commissioned a Bus Tour with a tour operator we think you’ll find fun and entertaining.
It’s a 5-day tour to the beautiful sights in the Renfro Valley area of Kentucky this coming May 2019. All are invited. What a special way to visit and enjoy a worry-free trip with each other; people we’ve perhaps worked with, met on other trips or who share the same appreciation for bluegrass, country music and springtime in the Appalachian countryside.
Trip Highlights: Kentucky Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Preservation Station, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Appalachian Pioneer Homestead, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Derby Adventure, Copper King Distillery, Louisville Mega Caverns (no walking here, see it via Tram!), and the famous Woodsong theater where we will be the audience for a presentation for RFD TV production and airing on Armed Forces Radio.
Price: Single-$1059, Double-$909, Triple-$879, Quad-$859 All prices are per person.
Trip Insurance is $58.00 per person
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