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CAN YOU HELP? Any Pioneer out there who might remember building a trail in the Saguaro National Monument- West? We think this happened sometime in the 1980’s or 1990’s. The Park service would like to know who built, funded, or worked on it. Click CONTACT US to tell any part of the story.
At this time, our thoughts and well wishes go out to one of our longtime members Floyd Pearsell. Floyd was a very involved member of our club for many years and we are saddened to hear of his current heart health issues. If you would like to mail a card or letter, please feel free to write him at: 10 Grove St, Addison, New York 14801
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Happy New Year Pioneers!
Well, it is the start of a new year, here’s hoping we will all have a fun and profitable one. I am thankful for all the hard work and dedication Jan Pitts put in for us, I hope to do as good a job as she has done. Thank you, Jan!
This past year has seen a lot of very interesting projects. In March, several of us attended the biennial Pioneers meeting in San Diego. Much information was learned and many of us brought back ideas from that gathering. April showcased our annual Beeping Egg Hunt at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind. For the past two years we have been serving 125 elementary age students, providing beeping eggs for the kids to locate, toys from the Easter Bunny, and hand assembled Easter baskets for all the kids. We had several grants awarded to us, and those projects made a big impact in our community. Lap Robes gave out over 250 during the holiday season, school supplies were donated to Title I schools to the tune of over 2500 items, the beeping egg hunt was partially funded with matching monies from our club, and the end of the year a shoe party was held partnering with the Lions Club benefitting 15 children. Other projects included Readers For Life, Beads of Courage, Crochet Class for lap robes, Marshall Home for Men, Marana USD Power Pak Program, Chef for a Day at Ronald McDonald House, Totes for Good, Holiday Gift Extravaganza Raffle, Day of Caring decorating family rooms for DCS, and stuffing Christmas Stockings for Mobile Meals clients.
Our club plans to continue luncheons at the Golden Corral on N Thornydale, the second Wednesday of the month except June, July, and August when some activities are suspended. Please come support and join us for fellowship, fundraising, and fun!
Thanks for supporting your local Pioneer projects.
President, So AZ Combined Club
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