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Southwest Chapter Eastern MO Pioneer Council St. Louis, MO

Circle Of Concern Food Pantry

Eastern Missouri Council provides the Monthly contributions of Food, Back to School Supplies & Packpacks and Adopts a Family of Five for Christmas. Our donations help the Circle Of Concern Food pantry to feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.

Our Vision is to improve every life in our community by reducing hunger and poverty.

Submitted by Judy Herbst

S0UTHWEST CHAPTER 136 – EASTERN MISSOURI Council

Camp Rhythm: summer camp for children with heart conditions
Cardiologists and nurses are on hand at the camp to take care of children who might need medical attention.

Camp Rhythm in Eureka Missouri.

One of the more rewarding experiences in my life was the visit our New Outlook Executive Board made this past summer to Camp Rhythm in Eureka, Missouri.

Camp Rhythm exists because an extraordinary Pediatric Nurse was touched by the story of a little boy who was unable to attend camp because he had heart disease.  This Nurse was instrumental in the creation of this camp which provides a safe camping environment for children living with heart disease.

The day of our visit we met the Doctors, Nurses, Counselors and Volunteers who donate their time to help these children enjoy a safe and rewarding camping experience.  These children participate in a multitude of outdoor sports activities and also indoor activities such as music and crafts.  It was unbelievably touching to see how dedicated everyone is to the children at this camp and this is supported by the fact that many of the volunteers return annually.

We met children that day who themselves were once campers and now have returned to become volunteers.  We also met a child that had already had several heart operations by the age of 6 but did not let it affect her happy attitude.

It obviously requires a lot of volunteers and monetary donations to be able to support this specialized of a Camp and I feel extremely proud that our Group has chosen it as a place to which we make a monetary donation.

The Southwest Chapter Pioneer Council of St. Louis, MO has been supporting Camp Rhythm for many years. The pioneers volunteer their time and resources at the camp each year and sponsor children to go to camp.

Submitted by Judy Herbst for Pat Hawkins

You can find out more about the New Outlook Pioneers at this link http://www.newoutlookpioneers.net and you can read more about Camp Rhythm at this link https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/learning-life-lessons-at-camp-rhythm-a-summer-camp-for/article_e6ff18fd-2676-5e4c-b56c-882c53eeb3af.html

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

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

S0UTHWEST CHAPTER 136 – EASTERN MISSOURI Council 310 – 11/2019

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT –   Judy Herbst

Well my favorite times of the year are almost here. Thanksgiving and Christmas! It is time to count our Blessings! After all the years of working together we sure have a lot to be Thankful for!

Here are a few of my 2019 blessing …….  In April and November, we visited with the Data Center folks for breakfast; In late April we attended the Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent reunion. Then in May attended the Spring Picnic. In July we attend St. Louis Children’s hospital’s “Camp Rhythm” and in August was the Golf Tournament. We can’t forget about our monthly/ weekly trips to the USO , trips with our veterans and Circle of Concern. I hope all of you enjoyed the opportunities to see and visit with our work families.

Coming up in a couple of weeks,  December 6, from 4:00pm until 10:00 pm , will be our “Happy Hour” hosted by Jan Hanne, at a new location 1356 Public House on Big Bend, on December 18th will be the last event of the year , our Luncheon at Sybergs, we hope all of you will be coming. We will have 6 big items to raffle off, attendance prizes to give away and a Bake sale to help give us a positive start for 2020. These activities will enable us to stay activity in our Pioneering and donation are always welcome.

I hope each of you will consider attending one or both of the remaining activities as we would like to see all of our coworker family.

2019 DATES TO REMEMBER – Secretary, Pat Hawkins

If you would like to take an active role in Pioneering in our Eastern Missouri Council please come to our Monthly Council Meeting on the 2nd  Wednesday of each month at Region Bank in Ballwin, the meeting starts at 10:00. Some of the events below are not sponsored by the Pioneers, this newsletter is meant for communicating with Pioneer membership as well as former and current coworkers.

DATES TO REMEMBER IN 2019: NOTE: Some dates/events can be added or changed as the year progresses

December 11, 2019 Board Meeting  
December 6, 2019 Christmas Happy Hour – 1356 Public House – Valley Park/Ballwin
December 18,2019 Christmas Luncheon @ Syberg’s

FROM THE TREASURER – Donna Sturgess

The current financial reports have been completed and approved and sent to Denver for processing.  2019 is Coming to a close; Christmas Shopping for the Circle of Concern and USO has been completed and waiting for delivery. Result for our 2019 accomplishment of each of our projects, Military Project, Craft for Comfort Project, Camp Rhythm Project, and Food Pantry are being finalized and will be forwarded to the Pioneer Headquarter in Denver before the end of the year.

The council newsletter is attached and you can click here to read it.

TOT Radio Flyer “Smile Team”

The Radio Flyer “Smile Team” are employees of the corporation that do philanthropic projects.

Connie Hankins emailed me today and told me that on Friday, November 15 the Radio Flyer “Smile Team” made their annual visit to the home of the Hankins and TOT workshop in their basement.

Connie said, The Radio Flyer “Smile Team” has been coming to our workshop in our home, once a year for several years. When they were there on Friday the group brought 15 trikes with them and they assembled 20 trikes while there.

After the day was done They were treated to lunch for all their help. The group was make up of six wonderful young adults that participated in the work day. The group is supported by the Radio Flyer corporation and Connie said, “we are so grateful for their service to the T.O.T. project.

You can find out more information about the Therapy Oriented Tricycle (TOT) Project here.

New Outlook Pioneers Eastern Missouri Council Roster Chapter 136

Recently I received a spreadsheet from Elaine Housley via Judy Herbst that was updated by Patricia Hawkins due to some changes in their council roster. This is information for the Region and for others that would look to contact different member in the council. The council roster is information complied for an up to date record.

If each club, council and chapter had a roster with all of the officers and chairs in a roster list they could be posted in the NEWS under their chapter and if you wished to get a hold of someone you could search the chapter news files and locate the roster and find who you are looking for.

You can use the Eastern Missouri Council roster spreadsheet as a guide to develop your own roster and then share it on the website.

For those that would like to view the updated roster just click on this link.