As you are probably aware, Telecom Pioneers is a “stand alone” 501(c)3 which means we are no longer supported by our telephone companies. That means FUND RAISING! It is imperative that we get funding however possible. We have some great ways to support our Chapter:
DONATE BUTTON: On the Chapter 66 website, click on Donate to donate to your Chapter. Donate monthly, quarterly, yearly! It all helps! Money goes directly to our Chapter 66
FUNDRAISING BUTTON: A variety of fund raisers will be listed here. Currently, we are using TerryLynn Cares nuts and candies. An amount from every sale is sent to Chapter 66. A variety of fund raisers will be posted here so check it often.
Fry’s Rewards Card (i.e. Smith’s Food and Drug) An easy way to donate! Link your Rewards Card to Telecom Pioneers (ours is SH877) and each time you shop, a percentage of your bill is donated to Pioneers by Kroger. Follow the instructions on our web site to connect your shopper card. Community rewards. Also, ask about how to remember Chapter 66 in your will and bequests.
A variety of discounts from several different vendors (i. e. Eyeglasses, Dental plans, Insurance – Health, Auto, even Pet, Travel, etc.) are offered through Affinity Business Partners. Go to https://www.pioneersvolunteer.org/ to get complete lists and marketing information. When you use these services, money goes to Pioneers headquarters which then shares it with groups, chapters, and clubs.
Under Membership, a new national category has been created – Family and Friends. Through Family and Friends, you can sign up anyone that volunteers as a Pioneer. We have people – children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors – that are at a lot of our functions and involved in Pioneer projects but did not have the opportunity to become a Pioneer. Some high school kids need to have volunteering on scholarship applications to show community involvement and volunteering is required of some Honor Roll Students. There is NO FEE to join, and $22 is required yearly only if the Family and Friends member wants to use any Affinity Partners’ discounts and/or serve on a board. Click on the Membership button. Download and print a membership form, complete the short form, and mail to Barbara Palmer, at 241 E Belcourte Place, Oro Valley, AZ, 85737 or fax a copy to her at 520 531 0349. Reporting volunteer hours is important! The numbers help show the world how much time, effort, and money Pioneers donate and what a savings that is to communities. Again, welcome back to Chapter 66! Pioneers are such a wonderful community resource and we are anxious to hear from you and get acquainted!
Barbara Palmer, Chapter 66 President
Ellen E Miller, Chapter 66 Senior VP
Gary Blair, President New Mexico Club
PIONEER WEBSITES – easy access to all Pioneer information
Chapter 66 website – access Board Member information, news about Phoenix Thunderbird Club and Southern Arizona Club, and New Mexico Club as well as general Chapter information.
Informational website about Pioneering in the 14 state LegacyWest Unit (Arizona/New Mexico, Idaho, Colorado/Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, Washington/Oregon, Utah/Wyoming, Minnesota/Iowa/South Dakota)
The “big picture” of Pioneering. Access information about worldwide projects. Some membership benefits (look at “Affinity Partners” which includes discounts at Office Max/Office Depot, Nationwide Insurance, ScriptRelief, to name just a few) are listed.