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Monthly Archives: December 2019

New Outlook Region Reorganization Coming Soon

The Pioneers New Outlook Region will soon be reorganized from seven chapters down to two or three chapters. The new chapters will be New Outlook East Chapters # and New Outlook West Chapter #. It hasn’t been decided how many councils there will be or clubs. The final date of the reorganization hasn’t been established. It is moving forward as fast as it can.

Heartland Council 137 LML and Food Drive

Council President Bob Wolkins has the food drive donations for the Salvation Army ready to deliver on 12/5/2019 after the LML. Bob reported that the donations filled three grocery carts. The Salvation Army estimates that each grocery cart filled has a value of $175.00.

Season Greetings
Heartland Pioneers
Omaha Works Volunteers
Life Member Luncheon
Christmas 2019

The Heartland Pioneers the Omaha Works Volunteers had their Christmas LML this past Thursday, December 5, 2019.. The luncheon began with the pledge of allegiances to the flag of the United States of America and followed with the invocation of blessing delivered by Barb Gray. The December Luncheon was the third one this year for the group. The luncheons are a good way to see the people you have worked with through the years. It’s good food, a lot of fun to see everyone and find out how the current community projects are proceeding. The pioneers also held a food drive for the Salvation Army food bank to coincide with the LML. You could drop off your food donation on the way in.
You can click on this link to view some of the retired life members at the luncheon.
Those using the browser Chrome will find when you click on link Chrome will download the file and then you will have to click on file and file number 2 in the drop down menu.

Penn-Jersey Chapter 132 Backpack Report For 2019 Charitable Foundation Grant

New Outlook Penn- Jersey Chapter 132 donated school supplies and 1,560 backpacks and 1,632 pencil
holders to over 14 schools and community facilities. The backpacks, pencil holders and school supplies
were purchased with Pioneers Charitable Foundation Grant funds. Additional school supplies donations
were collected from the school supplies drive held August 8, 2019 at Music in the Park event in Plainfield,

The successful implementation of the Backpack program has resulted in organizations and students
inquiring in August when backpacks will be provided.

Approximately 22 boxes of school supplies collected
at the Music In the Park event held at Milt Campbell Field, Plainfield, NJ.

Donated school supplies sorted at the Shiloh Baptist Church, Plainfield, NJ location by New Outlook
Pioneers and other volunteers. Supported distribution at Plainfield School System program.

Donations by New Outlook Pioneers Penn-Jersey Chapter 132 were distributed to:
Community Coordinated Child Care – Rahway, NJ
Constable Elementary School – South Brunswick, NJ
Evidence of the Gospel Church, Inc. – Hillsborough, NJ
Feeding Hands Food Pantry – Emmanuel Church – Somerville, NJ
Huntington Park Christian Academy – Philadelphia, PA
Plainfield School System – Plainfield, NJ
Rahway Public Schools – Rahway, NJ
Saint Mark’s Church and Saint Mark’s Center for Community Renewal – Keansburg, NJ
Salvation Army – Reading, PA
St. Joseph’s Social Center – Elizabeth, NJ
Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry – Plainfield, NJ
The Food Bank Network of Somerset – Bound Brook, NJ
Union County T.E.A.M.S. Charter School – Plainfield, NJ
Whitehall Elementary School – Norristown, PA

Respectfully submitted by:
Penn-Jersey Chapter 132
Project Coordinator Cynthia Price
Treasurer – Penn-Jersey 132 and Murray Hill Club

John D. Burlie Cub’s Christmas Party at Twin Valley Psychiatric Hospital

The John D Burlie Club’s Twin Valley Psychiatric Hospital Christmas party on 12/11/19 in Columbus. We had a DJ for dancing and provided soft drinks and appetizers for the residents.

The Burlie group has three events with this group annually to give their patients something different to look forward to and attend. There’s a corn roast during the summer, and a hot dog roast in the fall. Most of our attendees have been participating for 10+ years.

Santa is actually the grandson of Gary Bogart that started our tradition 50 years ago.

New Outlook Region Reorganization Coming Soon
The Pioneers New Outlook Region will soon be reorganzed from seven chapters down to two chapters. The two chapters will be New Outlook East Chapter # and New Outlook West Chapter #. It hasn’t been decided how many councils there will be or clubs. The final date of the reorganiztion hasn’t been established. It is moveing forward as fast as it can.

2020 Telecom Pioneers Charitable Foundation Grant Packet

We now have the approved application for 2020 grant money. Applications for the Grant money should be sent to Fred Salomon ( and me ( no later than January 7th. The amount of corporate funding for 2020 looks like it will be down from 2019, but we will continue to due some internal funding of projects (outside of the grant process) also.

Please get this packet to groups within your organization that may have requests.

You can click on this link to download the Charitable Foundation Grant Packet

Elaine Housley and Fred Salomon New Ooutlook Region Directors

J.D. Burlie Club Crossroads Chapter 135 Working With GRIN

Gahanna Residents in Need

The Gahanna food pantry began in 1972 when Sarah and Jim Williams started the pantry in their own home. By 1978, Mifflin Presbyterian Church offered to house it for them.

The pantry officially became GRIN in 1999, with the support of the Gahanna Ministerial Association and Rotary under the leadership of Sally Williams and Reverend Roger Wagner from Mifflin Presbyterian.

Cheryl Malone a member of the John D. Burlie Pioneer Club regularly volunteers at GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need), a local food pantry in central Ohio. Her volunteer responsibilities include shopping for the pantry to restock the shelves and helping clients select food for their families. The grocery shopping is done at our local Meijer store as part of their Meijer’s Gives Program.

Each month, the Burlie Club collects donations at out Luncheons to address food insecurity in our community. These donations are used to help local food pantries, including GRIN. This month, the Burlie Pioneers donated 150 boxes of cornbread mix, which will go into the Christmas food baskets being distributed to GRIN clients. We also plan to donate soups to the pantry after the December luncheon.

Submitted by Cheryl Malone


Recently I received a spreadsheet from Gordon Hankins presidnet Crossroads Chapter 135 updating some changes in their council roster. This is information for the Region and for others that would look to contact different members in the council. The council roster is information complied for an up to date record.

Please note that this is the current listing for 2019 and a new listing will be issued after the planned reorganziation is complete.

Gordon Hankins

You can click on this link to view the roster information.