Letter from our Chapter President

May 2022

Welcome to Chapter 66!

Chapter 66 is comprised of 3 clubs including the Phoenix Thunderbird Club, So Arizona Combined Club (SACC) and the New Mexico Club (along with our members at large throughout AZ and NM).  Through the last few years, we have been keeping everyone informed to what our Chapter and local Pioneer clubs are doing by using e-mails, newsletters, Facebook and mailings. Our members have found this type of communication very useful. Below is a brief overview of what our clubs have been up to and how they have been continuing to serves our communities even during these difficult times.

Phoenix Thunderbird Club
Over 1600 Hug-A-Bears were delivered in 2021 to several locations and, so far in 2022, 320 bears have been delivered to Valleywise Medical Center. These bears make their way into children’s hands to give them some comfort in stressful times – whether it’s a first day of school or a family emergency. Thank you to our dedicated Hug-A-Bears team! Visit our Webpage!

As of today, our club has donated a total of 92 t-shirts for the veterans at CLC! The CLC is a living center where Veterans may stay for a short time or, in rare instances, for the rest of their life. It is a place where Veterans can receive various areas of care including nursing home level of care, and skilled nursing and medical care, restorative care, palliative care, and hospice care.

So Arizona Combined Club (SACC)
In 2020 and 2021, we continued supporting the children of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind by creating the Easter baskets and delivering them to the school. Staff there handed out the baskets.  Our school supply and scholarship projects went on, along with Hug-A-Bears, lap robes, Seeds for the Bees, Military collections, Soft goods fundraising, and luggage for clients of the Emerge! Domestic Violence Center.  We were able to give books to needy and deserving 2nd and 3rd graders, again delivering the zip lock bagged books to the schools.  These and other projects have kept the spirit of Pioneering alive and well.  The past two years have really been a proving ground for the resilience of Pioneering.  We are looking forward to having a productive year in 2022, starting with our luncheons picnic style at the park. We are continuing our projects such as Hug-A-Bears, Lap Robes, Emerge!, School Supplies just to name a few. You can keep up with all our current and future projects by visiting us on our Facebook page or our webpage!

New Mexico Club
These last few years we could not have a party, so we did gifts instead. For each child about $50 was spent from grants, club funds and donations. Each child got a hand decorated ornament, candy and present(s). The 46 children at the Christian Children’s Home, Baptist Home and Hope Children’s Center will be very happy to be remembered this Christmas.  We are looking forward to continuing our work in the communities we call home. Visit our webpage for more information!

Please remember to support our Chapter fundraiser’s by going to https://aztelecompioneers.org and check out the fundraiser page.

Barbara Palmer
President AZ/NM Chapter 66
520-575-8177 hm
520-403-4668 cell

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Do You Know A Child In Need?

Pioneers was given a bequest to specifically be used to help children who need a wheelchair and do not have the means to get one. We are hoping that if you know of a situation where Pioneers could help, you will reach out. Please contact our chapter President Barbara Palmer and tell her about the need. This would be a donation of the equipment (the wheelchair), not cash. This is the kind of situation where Pioneers do their best work. Barbara will submit the request to our Legacy West Directors to obtain the needed equipment. Do you know a child in need?


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Pioneer – Oral History Post Cards

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Pioneers is working on an oral history project, and you may have recently gotten a post card about it. At the same time, the company who is preparing it will be verifying contact information for our Pioneer database. This is a legitimate project which benefits our Pioneer organization, and is a wonderful way to record our history in the voices of real Pioneers talking about Pioneer projects they have been involved in over the years. As a tribute to our 110-year history, please respond with a phone call to them. You will have the opportunity to preorder if you are interested, but there is no obligation to buy.

We are hoping this oral history will be a way to keep track of our stories, and if you have a story to tell, please consider relaying it.
Below is an example of the postcard that was mailed out, and here is a link to a you tube recording so you can hear what the oral history project is all about.


 

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Good News!

Hello Loyal Pioneers!

Good news! There are some discounts and special offers recently opened up to all, and using these discounts benefits our Pioneers organization! Below is a link to a list of the companies who support our Pioneering mission by paying royalties to Pioneers when people use their services. Clicking on their link lets them know a Pioneer promoted them. Please save this site and share with all your friends and relatives! This is an easy way to help our organization and help your friends, too. There is no obligation when you click on a company’s link, and comparing prices is strongly encouraged! Help keep Pioneering healthy and strong for the next 100 years! We are at 110 years and counting, so pass this info along.

Click Here => https://www.pioneersvolunteer.org/Pioneers/Members/Benefits_Details


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Dear Fellow Pioneers

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Please check out our club fundraisers!

Phoenix Thunderbird Club Fundraisers

So AZ Combined Club Fundraisers

AZ66 Chapter Fundraisers

 

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Fry’s Community Rewards – UPDATE

UPDATE NEW ORGANIZATION NUMBER SH877:

We are now enrolled into the Fry’s Community Rewards Program.  

Support our AZ chapter when you shop at Frys!
All you have to do is shop,we benefit.

This is how you enroll in the Fry’s Community Rewards program:

1. * Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community/#/new-community-rewards-program
2. * Click on ‘Sign-In’.
3. Enter your email and password, click on ‘sign in’.
4. Click on your name (top right hand corner), under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to “Community Rewards”.
5. Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards.
6. Under Find Your Organization: Enter the number SH877 or search for Telecom Pioneers Inc.
7. Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the circle next to your organization.
8. Click on ‘Enroll’

If you have re-enrolled correctly, you should see a green box with ‘Your enrollment in the Community Rewards Program has been updated. Thank you for participating!

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New Event Pages

Come visit our club’s new event pages to see what we have been up to:

Phoenix Thunderbird Event Photos

SATPC Event Photos

New Mexico Event Photos

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