Minutes- Heartland Council of Pioneers 11/14/9

Minutes- Heartland Council of Pioneers 11/14/9

Attendees: 1. Gene Bielenberg

2. Joe Bonaiuto

3. Judy Coffey

4. Marcy and Steve Dawkins

5. Marcy Dergan

6. Darwin Fager

7. Ray Fugger

8. Bob Gaddie, Sr.

9. Jerry Golmanavich

10. Betty Golmanavich

11. Deb Grady

12. Dick Maxwell

13. Cathy Maxwell

14. Harvey Palmer

15. Bill Peters

16. Bob Wolkins

For committee reports only the numbers as shown above will be used

The meeting started at 8:50 a.m. at Maple Ridge Center. First was the Pledge of Allegiance

Gene Bielenberg listed bereavements:

Freda Cate

Donald Hunt

Ruth Jurgens

Harold McEvoy

William Plymale

Harold Soukup

Anthony Visocky

Jackson Boeder

Roy Dohse

(Followed by a moment of silence)

A motion was passed to waive the reading of the minutes from last month

President Fager opened the meeting by reading a Thank You received by the Hug-a-Bears. He then mentioned that Judy would like stuff for the newsletter. Joe Bonaiuto mentioned buying one copy of the Pioneer book/CD for $115 from the mother ship. A motion was made, seconded and approved. At this month’s Qwest Pioneer luncheon on the 17th Jerry and Betty will talk about Santa Goodwill tours

Committee Reports:

UNO Scholarship (6) - Darwin announced the Heartland Council UNO Scholarship open to any student (Heartland Council officers excluded).

Hooks and Needles (10) - Next meeting will be February 26th at 1:30 p.m.

Hug-a-Bears (4) In Hibernation. This project is waiting for blankets and noses.

Participation hours (12) December were 2562 for a Cum Total of 59,830.

Membership (1) We have 3 Regular Members, 3100 Life Members and 74 Associate Members

Project Connect (9) - Nothing to report

Luncheon (3) - Dana is leaving the Community Center. The next luncheon is scheduled for April 20th. There will be no dessert, but there will be a food drive. Packaged non-perishable meals are nice.

Driving for the Blind (6) - 46 hours; 19 people served; 450 miles

Newsletter Website (8) Read 16 ways to improve your life

Ring Bellers (15) - Totals are due to come out Monday

Turkey fest – Nothing to report

Angel Tree (11) - We received a Thank You letter from Douglas County

Adopt-a-Family (12) This year’s date is the same as our December luncheon

Bikes for Romania (16) - 4 volunteers 240 hours A new Pioneer banner will be made in Romania

This year’s Paint-a-Thon is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in August

Meeting Adjourned at 9:50

Jerry Golmanavich