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Pioneers Benefits Programs Now Open

Pioneers member benefit programs opportunity for your community, friends and family

Pioneers have a long-standing history of providing support in our communities. We do it through hands-on projects and by providing resources and opportunities to enhance one’s quality of life. In an effort to build on the support we provide, Pioneers are happy to announce that our Affinity Partnerships and discounts are now additional resources and benefits that you can offer to your community partners, organizations, family members and friends. We make a real difference in the communities we serve, and we want Pioneers’ benefits to make a difference as well. Every time someone uses a Pioneers Affinity Partner link, in addition to receiving a great discount, they are also helping the Pioneers retain those Affinity Partner relationships which assists with overall support of the organization. To start sharing, please reference the website or links below. Thank you for your continued support of Pioneers Affinity Partnerships.

Laura Whitlock
Interim Executive Director
Pioneers, a volunteer network


Pioneers Telecom Volunteers | Member Benefits | Partners Discounts

Financial
LifeLock
https://www.lifelock.com/store?promocode=PIONEERSMEMBER
Pioneers get 35% off the first year of LifeLock

Insurance
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
https://www.vspdirect.com/pioneers/welcome
Pioneers save $235+ each year on eye care and eyewear

Travel
Avis**
https://www.avis.com/en/association/B291099
Up to 25% off

Budget**
https://www.budget.com/en/association/R198199
Up to 25% off

Collette
www.gocollette.com/pioneers
Pioneers can save up to $500 per person* on seasonal offers

Emergency Assistance
www.emergencyassistanceplus.com/TelecomPioneers
Pioneers discounted group rates

Hotel Engine**
www.hotelengine.com/join/piovol5
Average savings of 26%

Orlando Vacation
Welcome – Orlando Employee Discounts
Pioneers can save up to 35% off their next vacation to Orlando

TNT/Funjet
https://www.funjet.com/default.aspx?plcode=pioneers&gsvendor=TPV
5% member discount and “Price Match Plus”

Discounts
Life Line Screening

http://www.lifelinescreening.com/pioneers
Special discounted flat group rate. 4 screenings for $135, plus osteo for $10 more

Office Depot
http://officediscounts.org/pioneers/
Pioneers can save up to 75% qualifying items

SCI – Neptune & Dignity
http://www.neptunesociety.com/cremation-prices
Pioneers receive an additional 10% off the standard pricing
https://tp.dignitymemorial.com/

LifeStation
https://www.lifestation.com/pioneers/
Special Offer for Pioneers. Starting at $19.95/month.

Hear in America
http://www.hearinamerica.com/Pioneers
30%-70%

Legal Shield**
https://w3.legalshield.com/gs/init?grp=pvn   
Discounts vary
Long-Term Care 
Planning Kit Call: 1-800-616-8759
Discounts vary

MetLife Dental
MetLife TakeAlong Dental – Dental Insurance
Discounts vary

Nationwide Pet Insurance
TelecomPioneers (petinsurance.com)
Discounts vary

Simply Affordable Insurance
https://info.simplyaffordableinsurance.com/pioneers  
Discounts vary

SingleCare
 http://www.singlecare.com/pioneers
Discounts vary

Brookdale Communities
http://www.pioneersvolunteer.org/Pioneers/Members/Benefits_Details.aspx#/Brookdale
7.5% off monthly fees

Santa Tours**
www.incontra.com
 
** Available to Canadian Pioneers

5680 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 500
Greenwood Village, CO 80111


Submitted by Administrator

JD Burlie Pioneers and the Central Ohio Veterans Stand Down

This year Bobbie Hall and Jerry Dunbar led the J.D. Burlie Club Pioneers in this years Central Ohio Veterans Stand Down “Duffle Bag Drive” for Vets of Central Ohio. This year the Central Ohio Veterans Stand Down had a fundraiser to fill Duffle Bags for Veteran Men and Women. Each Duffle bag will be filled with items that will help Veterans wherever and however they live. They will have a mix of personal hygiene items, socks, and bedding. All will also have a box of Girl Scout cookies.

“Stand Downs are typically one to three day events providing services to Veterans such as food, shelter, new clothing,VA health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services. Included in these services are housing, employment and substance abuse treatment, education and jobs. Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated among local VAs, other government agencies, and community agencies who serve the Veteran community.”

We are creating an opportunity to serve Veterans that best use existing community services and secure our use of funding from veteran focused organizations (i.e. VA, VOA, etc.). We will not be providing services to non-veterans or individuals without credentials. Prior to the Stand Down, we will work with local agencies to help veterans obtain credentials.

In align with our mission, we invite community service providers to offer needed services to our veterans. In this manner, our program will continue to meet the fluid needs of our Veterans in Central Ohio.



Submitted by Elaine Housley New Outlook Director

CROSSROADS CHAPTER 135 (8150) 2020 CLUB & CHAPTER OFFICERS

Gordon Hankins president of Crossroads Chapter 135, New Outlook Pioneers has submitted a club and chapter roster for 2020. This is information for the region and for others that would look to contact different members in the club and Chapter. This roster is to make it easier to contact the officers in the club and chapter. Gordon is also co-chair with his wife Connie of the Therapy Oriented Tricycle (TOT) Project. They took over the TOT Project in 1996.

You may view the roster by clicking on this link.

Submitted by Gordon Hankins President

Heartland Council Meets New Outlook Region Director Elaine Housley

During our spring conference call president Bob Wolkins made a note about Heartland Council restarting our life member luncheons this coming summer. Elaine called him said she would like to know the date and was going to make arrangements to come out to Omaha and attend the LML.

The LML was set for July 29, 2021. Bob and Elaine discussed that since she would be flying out the day before that the council should have a meeting and supper to meet her and the officers could get to know her.

Bob made a reservation at Brother Sebastian’s for Wednesday evening of July 28, 2021. The officers had a meeting with Elaine before supper and after supper Elaine discussed her back ground and then opened it up to a question and answer session that was very informative. The New Outlook reorganization was the big topic of discussion.

Front Row L to R; Deb Grady, Judy Coffey, Elaine Housley, Virginia Fugger
Middle Row L to R; Gordy Viner, Sandy Viner, Joe Bonaiuto, Ray Fugger
Back Row L to R; Jerry Golmanavich, Betty Golmanavich, Bob Wolkins, Carolyn Wolkins, Steve Dawkins

Submitted by Gordy Viner

Heartland Pioneers Helping Those In Need Beat The Heat

Salvation Army Annual Fan Drive

You probably have a way to stay cool this summer but not everyone does.

That’s why the Salvation Army is kicking off its annual fan drive this year with Ace Hardware from June 3 to June 20, 2021. Because of COVID-19, the organization is asking for monetary donations, which will allow them to buy new fans for those in need. This year you can donate to the drive at all ACE Hardware locations in the Omaha Area.

The Heartland Council Pioneers of Omaha, NE purchased 60 box fans for the needy and elderly in the Omaha area. Bob Wolkins volunteered his pickup truck and the pioneers sent out a call for more help to pick up the fans at the Ace Westlake Hardware store and deliver them to the Salvation Army.

On Friday afternoon Heartland Council Pioneers President Bob Wolkins came with his truck, Joe,1st Vice President showed up with his cargo van, Steve, 2nd Vice President showed up with his cargo van and Jerry, past president showed up with his cargo van. After loading Bob’s truck Mike, the store manager said, “Hey guys let me help you out here. Let me deliver the rest of the fans to the Salvation Army up on NW Radio Highway for you.” It was over 90 degrees out and getting hotter and all said that is a great idea Mike and thank you.

Last picture L to R; Jerry Golmanavich, Bob Wolkins, Joe Bonaiuto and Steve Dawkins

Last Frame; These fans are being donated this year by the Heartland Council Pioneers in honor of Dick “Max” and Cathy Maxwell. They volunteered for the Heartland Pioneers for over thirty years with the Salvation Army. Dick “Max” Maxwell passed this last fall from covid-19.

Submitted by Gordy Viner Treasurer and also the photos

The Cozy Wrap Group Make a Spring Deliver to the Open Door Mission

On Wednesday afternoon, May 5, a couple of ladies Dixie and Sharon that are knitting with the Cozy Wrap Group dropped off some items that they had knitted to add to what Carolyn had been working on. Then on Thursday afternoon her and Bob loaded the SUV to deliver the items to the Open Door Mission.

On the way up to the ODM Carolyn gave them a call and Kristin answered the phone. Carolyn told here that they were be there shortly to deliver 22 baby blankets,1 cocoon and 4 baby hats this morning. Kristin said that she would accept the itema on behalf of Lydia House.

Kristin met them in the parking to accept the items and to thank Carolyn and the Cozy Wrap Group for the items. She said that the items were always needed at the Lydia House.

A few days after Bob and Carolyn make a trip to deliver some knitted items to the Open Door Mission Trina delivered 12 blankets in 4 boxes. Later on that day Pat delivered 11 blankets, 9 cocoons and 15 hats. Trina and Pat have been making a lot of items for the needy and Carolyn has been donating the items to Lyndia House at the Open Door Mission. When they arrived at the ODM the receptionist Nancy accepted the items and Bob took a picture of Nancy giving Carolyn a receipt.

After making the delivery of the finished items to Linda House (Open Door Mission) Carolyn and Bob returned to Michele’s in Papillion and purchased more yarn to distribute to the ladies in the Cozy Wrap Group.


Submitted by Carolyn and Bob

Heartland Council To Resume Life Member Luncheons

Life Member Luncheon are Back

The Pioneers Life Member Luncheons are back. We have a NEW location (German-American Society) NEW menu and a great PRICE. If you haven’t been for awhile now is a good time to come and visit with friends from work. We hope to see you July 29, 2021. The officers of the Heartland Council


Submitted by LML Chair Judy Coffey

New Outlook Pioneers Scholarship Awards – Cleres/Sage – May 12, 2021



This Certificate of Scholarship Award was given to each of the Scholarship Finalist of the Cleres/Sage Scholarship by the Scholarship Committee.


Dear Scholarship Winners

Thank you for applying for the New Outlook Pioneers’ Joe Cleres-Don Sage Memorial Scholarship Award for 2021 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 an scholarship award. Your academic achievement and service to others are outstanding.

Please submit a copy of your tuition bill with payment information by September 1, 2021 to cleres.sage.scholarship@gmail.com This bill must identify the institution and its address. Be sure that the tuition bill includes your name and student number.  This information should be received by September 1, 2021.

If you will not have this information by September 1, please send email with a date when you will have this data.

Since the award is to be applied toward tuition only, 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, 2022 on the New Outlook Pioneer website at this link http://newoutlookpioneers.net/category/region-news/scholarships/

I look forward to hearing from you regarding your tuition information.  I 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

2021-22  JOE CLERES – DON SAGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS!