Southern AZ Club

NOTICE:  If you have any address, email or phone number updates, please contact Jan Pitts at or (520) 741-8034

Letter from our President

Welcome Pioneers to Spring 2022!

Hello all:

I would like to give you a recap of what has been going on so far this year.

Since January we have still been doing Hug-A-Bears from our homes and keeping up with the demand by cutting, sewing, stuffing and delivering to various organizations.   In addition, all year we have been collecting soft and hard goods for our FUNDrive, which has been a good fundraiser for our club.  This year so far, we have brought in $654.32, just by having people clean their closets and garages.  We also have been collecting luggage and new clothing for Emerge! which is a domestic violence organization serving the Tucson and surrounding areas.  Another great fundraiser we are having great success with is the Jim Click raffle.  To date we have sold $1,225 worth of tickets which is all profit to our club.  This year, Jim Click also gave all of the participating 501c3 organizations an additional $1000. All year we continue to do lap robes that are given out to nursing homes and also at Christmas to clients of Mobile Meals.

We have also announced our SACC scholarship winner as Carson DiMaria. He is attending the University of Arizona and was awarded $1000. Please see his story below.

In March we had a very nice picnic at Reid Park, and I think everyone was ready to get out and see friends they haven’t seen in awhile.  We also had our annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt at the AZ Deaf and Blind School. Our Military chairperson has been collecting items for veterans.  So, if you have items such as furniture, hygiene, kitchen items please let Tom Bivens know.

We are hoping to at some point have in person luncheons but may not happen till next year.

Please visit our web site at for any upcoming events we may have and if you have an idea for a project, please reach out to myself or any of our board members, we would love to help to help them!

Thanks for your continued support!

Jan Pitts
President, So AZ Combined Club

p.s. Remember to email me each month with your volunteer hours!

Please welcome our:
S.A.C.C. 2022 Board

Pioneers Oral history project Michael – YouTube

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.

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.

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