March 12. 2020
Like many of you, we are concerned about the occurrence of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus). We continue to closely monitor recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and how the spread of this virus might impact the volunteer activities we engage in in our communities.
Many of our activities involve working with at-risk populations such as the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions. It is very important that you exercise strict adherence to the preventative actions recommended by the WHO and CDC when working with these populations. Avoiding large gatherings of people is one of the recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus. This may mean postponing volunteer events in your communities. We encourage you to err on the side of caution when determining whether to hold or attend events.
Please be safe and keep others safe.
Yours in Pioneering,
P.S. This link has more information from the WHO on basic protective measures. Click Here
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January 2020 – Chapter 66 Meeting and Project for Hope Women’s Center in Coolidge, AZ.
Board Members of Chapter 66 and all 3 clubs (Thunderbird, SACC, and New Mexico) did a face to face meeting in January to plan for the year ahead. This yearly in person meeting was held at the Holiday Inn in Casa Grande, AZ and we combined resources for a project that benefited the Hope Women’s Center in Coolidge, AZ. We filled 50 bags with items such as deodorant, shampoo, socks, wipes, toothbrushes and toothpaste as well as a lovely hand made crochet hat courtesy of Nancy Kennon. Our guest speaker was from the Hope Women’s Center and we hope to partner with them again in the future. Thank you to our members: Barbara Palmer, Louise Rebholz, Ellen Miller, Patti Pace, Sherry Daughtry, Mike Krell, Caron Personke, Jan Pitts, Gary Blair, Anna Patton, Mo Ryan, Laura Warren, Teresa Blair, and Kathy Kisro.
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Each year since 1985 travelers have circled the globe together with their family and friends wearing Santa Claus suits and spreading goodwill while enjoying a truly marvelous experience making this the 35th anniversary of the Santa Goodwill Tours!
In 2020 we are proud to present:
– Cork, Ireland in association with the Chattooga Foundation for athletes with special need
– Island of Crete, Greece
– Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia* (Please note: Re the Cruise – the minimum category cabins are selling out quickly – please let us know if you are interested in the taking the Windstar Cruise as soon as possible.)
We are pleased to offer you a choice of ONE of the following DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITIES for each tour: Continue reading
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Marilyn Reno – 2019
Marilyn Reno, long time Pioneer in Arizona, passed away peacefully November 6th. She was a board member for Southern Arizona Club for many years, and served as the luncheon greeter and recorder until writing became too difficult for her. Never one to shy away, Marilyn had been one of the first female supervisors in the plant department in St Joseph, Missouri. When she retired from Southwestern Bell in Missouri in the 80’s, she and her husband moved to Tucson, and she met everyone and got to know them by offering to take names for the luncheon. For many years, she worked at the 4th Ave Street fair, and donated her earnings to the club for Readers For Life. She enjoyed those events tremendously, and supported education through reading, mentoring at Walter Douglas Elementary, and family services within Flowing Wells district; she volunteered with Hug a Bears, and many other Pioneer projects over the years. Marilyn will be missed for her smile, support, participation and calm and supportive advice. She was an inspiration to us all. The family prefers donations to Pioneers in Marilyn’s memory, for education projects. Please use the donate button on the web site and add remark “in Marilyn’s memory”. aztelecompioneers.org). Services will be at Adair Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave, Friday Nov 15, 2 pm. Interment will be private for the family only on Monday after the service .