Chapter President



Hello Minnesota Telephone Pioneers

Here it is, 2016, and I am “back in the saddle” as your Chapter 18 Pioneers president.

It has been a few years since my last stint as president but I have stayed involved in council and chapter activities all that time.

The Pioneer organization is always seeking volunteers and leaders.  It is a sad situation when councils must close down because no one steps up to an officer role to. Thankfully, Arrowhead and Central councils have willingly accepted all transferred Pioneer members into their ranks.

We welcome Ruby Wilson to the Chapter Secretary position in 2016.  I look forward to her input to the executive board.

Fundraising in 2016 is the big challenge we will be facing.  There are many community service projects we have supported in past years.  Those projects were funded by the profits from selling “Sharing and Caring” calendars.  We will not be selling those calendars in 2016 as postage cost became prohibitive.  The community needs still exist however and we feel compelled to answer and serve.

You can still support for the community service work done by Pioneers by using our new donate button on the Pioneer web page.  Your donations are needed now more than ever.  The donate site is secure and your privacy is assured.

Go to and click on the donate button today and often.

Thank you for your Pioneer loyalty and feel free to come to meetings, read the minutes, volunteer on service projects and socialize with fellow Pioneers when you can.

Kathy Hanson, MN Chapter 18 Telephone Pioneers President