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New Outlook Pioneers Receive Appreciation Letters

Most organizations or committees like to hear back now and then from organization(s) that the donations are appreciated and they know that what they are doing is making is a difference. Over the course now and then thank you letters are sent to the committee or group thanking them for what they do. The pioneers receive thank you letters and pass them on to the committees or groups so they are aware their work was appreciated. Below are a few thank you letters that the New Outlook Pioneers have received recently.

Cozy Wraps Donates to The Heritage Ridge United Community

Monday, April 11, 2022, Carolyn delivered 8 lap robes and 3 shoulder wraps, knitted and crocheted by Heartland Pioneer volunteers, to Heritage Ridge United Community. Lenore and Carrie were happy to accept the donations from the Pioneers.

About Heritage Ridge
The Heritage Ridge United Community offers a diverse range of retirement living services and housing in Bellevue, NE. With independent living, assisted living, and memory care options available, Heritage Ridge is equipped to help residents with a diverse range of daily care needs and retirement expectations. From hands-off independent living to specialized memory care for residents living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Heritage Ridge has designed a continuum of care that encourages ‘aging-in-place’.

Submitted by Carolyn and Bob Wolkins

Heartland Council LML and Food Drive 5 Apr 2022

On April 5, 2022 the Heartland Council sponsored a Life Member Luncheon for all the retirees of the Omaha Works. There was also a food drive in connection with the luncheon. The food that was collected was donated to the Salvation Army when the luncheon was over. Sandy helped Mary load the second cart full of food staples from the Life Member Luncheon. If you wish to view photos from the LML you may click on this link https://heartlandpioneers.com/2022/04/11/omaha-works-pioneers-life-member-luncheon-5-apr-2022/

Penn – Jersey Pioneers Ch. 132 Current Officers

PENN-JERSEY – CHAPTER 132   –    2022 CHAPTER OFFICERS AND CLUB PRESIDENTS                                                                          

OFFICERS:

President: JIM HEIDLER

801 Ridge Pike, Apt 18

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-3348

484-368-3348

E-Mail: jhheidler@comcast.net

Vice President: HELEN DE ACOSTA

4733 Alisan Road

Reading, PA 19606

610-404-0392

E-Mail: hdskates@windstream.net

Treasurer: CYNTHIA PRICE (Also for Murray Hill and North LMC)

15 Iroquois Trail

Somerville, NJ 08876

908-672-4562

E-Mail: price.ci.94@verizon.net

Secretary: JOYCE JORDAN

630 Glen Ridge Dr

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

908-392-2587

E-Mail: bethjor1@gmail.com

COUNCIL AND CLUBS

Murray Hill Club President:  PAT FIELDS

204 Rutledge Court

North Plainfield, NJ 07060

908-391-8212

E-Mail: pat@meetingsoftheminds.com

North Life Member Club President: MARY BOUWMAN

22 Cross Way

Murray Hill, NJ 07974

908-464-6561

 E-Mail: pkeys89@verizon.net

PENN-JERSEY – CHAPTER 132   –    2021 CHAPTER OFFICERS AND CLUB PRESIDENTS – CONTINUED

Phil/Del/Mar Club President:  John Rand

2508 Gap View Road

Slatington, PA 18080-2245

(610) 767-3036

E-Mail: Sjrand@Ptd.Net

Reading/Berks Council 8035: President:  JOHN CIEMIEWICZ JR.

2517 Jacob Dr Reading, PA 19608-9170

(610) 777-9409

E-Mail: johnpat3@comcast.net

Joe Cleres & Don Sage New Outlook Scholarships Winners For 2022 – 2023

Dear Scholarship Winners

Thank you for applying for the New Outlook Pioneers’ Joe Cleres-Don Sage Memorial Scholarship Award for 2022 which is named in recognition and remembrance of Joe Cleres’ and Don Sage’s Pioneer leadership and service, and especially, their long commitment to education, youth and the scholarship process. 

Congratulations!  It is my pleasure to report that you have been selected to receive a scholarship and educational expense award billed by your registrar.  Your academic achievement and service to others are outstanding.

Please submit a copy of your tuition and other educational expenses billed expenses billed by the registrar with payment information by September 30, 2022, to cleres.sage.scholarship@gmail.com This bill must identify the institution and its mailing registrar’s address. Be sure that the bill includes your name and student number.  This information should be received by us by September 30, 2022.

If you will not have this information by September 25, please send email with a date when you will have this data.

Since the award is to be applied toward tuition and educational expenses, the check will be made out and mailed to the school or institution which you will attend as soon as the necessary information is received.

We plan to have the Scholarship Program next year.  Applications for next year’s program will be available by January 1, 2023, on the New Outlook Pioneer website at this link http://newoutlookpioneers.net/category/region-news/scholarships/

We look forward to hearing from you regarding your tuition information.  We wish you success in your educational pursuits and best wishes in your future endeavors.

Sincerely yours,
Fred Salomon And Elaine Housley Directors
New Outlook Pioneers Scholarship Committee

2022 – 2023 JOE CLERES – DON SAGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS!

Pioneer Headquarters New Address

Headquarters Change of Address Notice

Laura Whitlock, Executive Director, just announced that the Pioneer Headquarters new address is;

Pioneers Headquarters
8547 East Arapahoe Road, Unit J-312
Greenwood Village, CO   80112


Submitted by Elaine Housley, New Outlook Director

Pioneers Therapy Oriented Tricycle (TOT) Project Results for 2021

The Pioneer Organization and the New Outlook Region Pioneers want to take this time to thank Connie and Gordon Hankins for their leadership and volunteer hours devoted to this very special project for physical challenged children. From all of us in Pioneering we thank you for your 26 plus years leading this project.

West Suburban Pioneer Club hasn’t had Monthly Club Meetings since they were suspended in March, 2020 due to Covid-19. So, I’m going to review the results for 2021 to bring everyone up-to-date on the Therapy Oriented Tricycle (TOT) Project.

Assembly and shipping of trikes went on as usual, with 7 being shipped out of state and 31 presented at our home workshop here in Naperville, IL. Those shipped out of state included 4 to CA and 1 each to OH, IN, and MN. Presented at our Workshop included 29 from IL and 1 each from IN and MN. All presentations were made in our garage or outside with everyone wearing face masks.

We had one major building event during 2021 with 10 volunteers building 25 TOT’s. We have been fortunate to have found a volunteer who is going to be taking over the TOT Project with Connie and I finally retiring after 26 enjoyable years of building trikes. Actually, I semi-retired 10 years ago with Connie taking over all responsibilities with me just helping out here and there.

The new Project Leader will be Elizabeth Bishop who lives in St. Charles, IL, only a half hour drive from us. She is retired and belongs to a bicycle club where she is hopeful of recruiting some volunteers. Our current volunteers will also be available. She will be using our current workshop for at least a year and possibly longer. She has been busy learning all aspects of the TOT project including assembly of back rests, foot containments and trikes. She is also getting familiar with the paperwork involving communication with clients, vouchering expenses/deposits, making presentations to TOT recipients, and preparing for the out-of-state shipping by FedX. She has applied for membership in the Pioneers. We are extremely happy to welcome her and to work with her as she serves the needs of our special needs children.

I would also like to announce that we will be working with a local teenager during 2022 to help him achieve Eagle Scout status. He will be the Project Leader of a group of volunteers, that he recruits, to build a quantity of trikes and raise funds for the project.

As I mentioned above, we shipped and presented 38 TOT’s during 2021. Our fund rasing for 2021 exceeded our expenses and the project is in excellent shape beginning our 2022 pioneer year. Our expenses were lower than normal because we had major expenses during 2020 for the TOT add-on components including foot containments and back-rest assemblies. During 2021 we reported 980 hours worked on the TOT Project. We are in good financial health and have not requested Grant money for several years. We are looking forward to the PAC getting us cut over from New Outlook Crossroads Chapter 135 to New Outlook East 160, hopefully during the first quarter of 2021.

Gordon: 630-355-7211 home ghankins99@aol.com
Connie: 630-841 4542 cell cmhankins42@yahoo.com
Elizabeth: 872-243-1177 cell eb60585@gmail.com

Gordon Hankins, Secretary
West Suburban Pioneer Club

Cozy Wraps Donates to Lydia House Virtual Baby Shower

The Cozy Wrap group received an earlier notice of the up coming Lydia House Virtual Baby Shower and they knitted up some baby items for the Virtual Baby Shower on February 20th. The items that they made and dropped off on February 15th were 5 Baby bath wraps, 19 baby blankets, 1 cocoon, 1 baby set sweater/booties/hat, I pkg. diapers and misc. personal items (toothbrush, deodorant etc.)

The following is more information about the Virtual Baby Shower and how you can participate in the Baby Shower

Lydia House Virtual Baby Shower
February 20, 2022 // 2 PM

Show your love by providing new and expecting mothers experiencing homelessness with much-needed baby items. You are adding to a mother’s joy by helping provide for her precious baby. Please visit the baby registry at Amazon, Target, or Walmart for needed items and send your gifts directly to Open Door Mission, hassle free!

NEEDED ITEMS:

NEEDED ITEMS:
Pacifiers
Baby Blankets
Onesies
Car Seats
Car Booster Seats
Baby Snowsuits
Toenail/Fingernail Clippers
Walker
Baby Toys/Mobiles
Baby Bottles
Strollers
Jumpers
Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
Baby Lotion
Pack ‘N’ Play
Diaper Rash Cream
Baby Bathtubs                             

Host a drive or shop our Wishlist

Just Click on one of the links here: HOST A DRIVE AMAZON WALMART TARGET Give Now

Submitted by Carolyn Wolkins pictures by Bob Wolkins

New Outlook East Ch. 160 John D. Burlie Club Newsletter For 2021

Creation of the 2022 New Outlook newsletter took a bit more time that expected this year since we wanted to include tentative dates for our volunteer activities and a full listing of local deaths in 2021.

Print copies went out in the mail today to those members that don’t have email addresses (copies were in black and white to keep our cost down).  We have a little under 150 members without email.

Hopefully you’ll join us at John D Burlie luncheons and events in the future. 

Please remember to track your volunteer hours done on your own since we are asked to report them to help Pioneers attract organizations to provide us benefits, etc. 

If you need to update your email or have other questions, feel free to contact me.

Elaine A Housley, New Outlook Director
337 Glen Meadow Court
eahousley@gmail.com

Cell 614-323-3314

In Memory of those reported of their passing through 2021 of the Columbus Works to the John D. Burlie PIoneer Club.


Submitted by Jerry Dunbar, President/Treasurer, John D Burlie Club & Elaine Housley, Director, New Outlook Pioneers