Letter from Chapter President.                             April 2020

Pioneers from Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Pat Jeukens.  
In the past I have been a Metro Council president and a Chapter president in 2010 and 2011.

This is going to be a difficult year for Pioneers due to the Coronavirus. We will need to make sure we all practice
social distancing and are washing our hands when we are volunteering in our communities.
That said I am always looking at ways we can help to make a difference and yet keep us all safe.
Below are some possible ways we can help - think about these as possible projects:

If you sew, you can make cloth face masks to share in your community and with fellow pioneers. 
That would be one way to make a difference.  I would be willing to ask for a motion that chapter will pay for the
supplies needed to make them.

We have done Ronald McDonald Cooks for Kids for over 10 years, but right now they are only asking for donations
to cover the costs of meals because they have had to put Cooks for Kids on hold.
Making and serving meals has been a fun and rewarding project to do. Thank you to all who have helped with it in the past.

As many of you are aware pancreatic cancer is another area that I am interested in due to losing my daughter to this silent killer.
In September there are plans to hold the Minnesota Purple Ride/Stride fundraiser.  They may have put it on hold, but will make a decision at a later date.

Food shelves are always in need of donations and volunteers. Thank you pioneers for stepping up to the plate
to help them out by volunteering and donating food and funds.  Food shelves will not be partnering with the
United States Post Office this year. This will leave them short on food.  Maybe we can help further.

The Beeping Easter Egg Hunt is being canceled at this time and we will let you know if it changes.

Beep Baseball also is on hold until further notice, updates to everyone once I know more.

I look forward to trying to meet as many of you as I can at your gatherings if I can do so safely.
Please know I hope we all can stay safe and healthy during this time of crisis.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or projects we can support in 2020.

A big thank you to Kathy Hanson for her service as our president the last couple of years. 
I hope you can have a good year and stay healthy.

Thank you to all who are serving as officers in chapter and council this year.


Pat Jeukens Phone 651-674-0871
Email patjeukens@gmail.com

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