Letter from Pioneers

March 12. 2020

Dear Pioneers,

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,

Charlene Hill
Executive Director

P.S. This link has more information from the WHO on basic protective measures.  Click Here


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MetLife Dental

Visits to the dentist can be expensive. From preventive care to major services, dental insurance is a smart way to help protect your smile and your pocketbook. Smiles are free, but they are worth a lot. While costs will vary based on where you live, the average family of four spends $1,824 a year on Dental services. Continue reading

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Hope Women’s Center – Jan 2020

January 2020 – Chapter 66 Meeting and Project for Hope Women’s Center in Coolidge, AZ.

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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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Pioneers Members save more on what’s important. You now have access to an exclusive suite of travel benefits!

PIONEERS MEMBERS—You can save more on your next trip!  Introducing a brand new member benefit suite!

Ready to get started? Saving is easy.

Just visit savings.travel/pioneers to access your benefits today!


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2020 – Goodwill Santa Tours

January 2020

Dear Friends:

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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VSP – Individual Vision Plans

Don’t  forget,  we  now  have  a  vision  care  program

through  the  Pioneers….

No  code  needed,  just  go  here:
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In Memory – Marilyn Reno

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 .

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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


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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Office Supply Discounts

July 26, 2018, an informational Webinar was presented by Office Depot to remind Pioneers of discounts available

Saving in-store or online is easy.  When you use the Pioneer member discount through Office Depot/Office Max, you can save on thousands of items and get free next-day delivery on online orders over $50.  Pioneers may obtain a free Store Purchasing Card, which never expires, that can be used for personal or business purchases for things like ink and toner, paper, cleaning supplies, even office type furniture.

Go to  http://officediscounts.org/Pioneers  to register your individual account.  Then print your Pioneer member benefits card from the website (get it laminated for free at Office Depot/Office Max store)  or  request that your discount card be mailed to you  or download the app to your mobile phone.  Then use your card for savings shopping at Office Depot/Office Max!

Problems?  Contact Pioneers dedicated Office Depot representative, Markus Fennell-Bibbs   1-855-337-6811  x-12727 m.fennell.bibbs@officedepot.com







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