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As of 9/26/17:

The Step 2 Needs List has changed.

Dish Drying racks, Shower curtains and rings (large rings), wall decor, small kitchen trash cans, utensil holders, lamps, queen bedding, decor items and Flat screen Tv’s (under 42″)

You can drop them off at our campus Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm at 3700 Safe Harbor Way Reno, NV 89512. You will receive tax donation slip and a big thank you from us!

Your donations are crucial to our mission. Please keep in mind our clientele when donating items, ex: nothing alcohol related, nothing that smells like smoke etc.

Also we cannot accept the following items: Cribs, used car seats/booster seats, King size bedding mattresses or frames, bunk beds, folding daybeds/ futons, Tv’s over 10 years old and over 42″, dishwashers, electric stoves, fridges, entertainment center, exercise equipment, computers, printers, baby gear & activities.

To make arrangements for large items to be picked up, please contact Veronique Chacon, Marketing Director at or call at (775) 787-9411 ext 206


For more information contact: Kathy Dornstauder, 775-453-7580. Your generous donations are gladly accepted.     Thank you!


Fall cleanup of our Adopt-a-Spot was a success!

Several members of our chapter cleaned up the

area of debris and trash alongside Longley Lane,

where our Pioneers Sign is located. We work with

KTMB annually to provide a clean environment for

all to enjoy!




TMCC College News

New Student Scholarship Honors Virginia Prentice

Posted: Jan 9, 2017



Virginia “Gin” Prentice is the very definition of excellence, professionalism and dedication.

Gin’s dedication helped her reach 50 years of outstanding employment with one organization. She started her career in 1943, working in a variety of roles before landing a position in the engineering department where Gin remained until her retirement in 1993. Early in her career, Gin became an AT&T Pioneer.

AT&T Pioneers are a volunteer network of current and retired employees who give back to the communities in which they live and work. As a Pioneer, she found her passion in contributing to the organization’s charity work and remains active to this day.

In 2013, Gin received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Nevada Woman’s Fund, an honor which celebrates the passion, dedication and confidence of women throughout the Northern Nevada community. She has also received numerous other awards and recognition for her volunteer service.

In September 2016, AT&T established a scholarship endowment that will support first generation college students at TMCC in Gin’s name to honor her volunteer spirit and contributions to the community. A few examples of her volunteer service include working with the Indian Head Start Program to host annual Easter and Christmas celebrations for the past 30 years.

If asked, she’s not shy about admitting she’s already shopping for this year’s Easter bash. In addition, Gin spent the better part of 12 years working with hearing impaired children throughout the Washoe County School District and was instrumental in securing support necessary to purchase hearing aids during the course of the project.

“Virginia, ‘Gin,’ is a woman who hasn’t let anything stand in her way and a lady I personally admire for her passion and leadership,” said Stephanie Tyler, president of AT&T Nevada. “Speaking on behalf of AT&T, there is no better tribute to her professional and personal contributions than by establishing an endowment in her honor, ensuring that her legacy will continue.”

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If you receive a message from Pioneers and are not certain that it is a legitimate message, here is what you should know:

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Also, only log into on pages with the lock symbol in the browser, showing that their entries are encrypted.

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Silver State Chapter has found a new Webmaster!   

Update 7/10/17.  Hi Everyone, My name is Suzanne Valdez and I am still in training!  Please feel free to contact me if there are questions.

Please be patient, as we will be training our webmaster over the next few weeks. Timing of events and news may be slightly delayed. In the meantime, we will work diligently on getting our website updated for our members!



Check Out The Pioneers Member Benefits:

Pioneers membership has its rewards! Each of our benefit partners are carefully chosen to provide the best discounts and value to our members. We’re always adding new benefits, so be sure to check the Member Benefits Center often. To find out more about a specific partner, including how to take advantage of your benefit, use the following internet address:,56.aspx

Some of the benefits:

Beltone Hearing Aids

Free hearing screening and a discount of 15% in the United States and 10% in Canada based retail sales price. Offer good for members and extended family, including children, parents, grandparents and spouses.

Choice Hotels

Receive a 10% discount at over 5,000 participating Choice Hotels worldwide. Includes Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Suburban Extended Stay.

Dell Computers

Save 10% to 30% or more off select computers. Pioneers also receive a call-in price guarantee.

Hertz Car Rental

Save up to 25% on car rentals – save even more when you combine with a special Hertz offer. Must present discount code.

Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig offers Pioneers members and their adult household dependents a FREE 30-Day Program or 30% off of the Jenny All Access Membership. (cost of food separate.)

Kuder, Inc.

Pioneers receive a 25% discount on any of the following online career and education planning programs from Kuder: Kuder® Journey for adults, Kuder® Navigator for middle school and high school students, and Kuder® Galaxy for elementary students.

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual is pleased to offer Pioneers home and auto insurance plans. This unique program allows you to purchase high-quality auto, home, and renters insurance at low group rates. See for yourself how much money you could save compared to your current insurance provider.


LifeLock identity theft protection is proactive protection. It works to stop identity theft before the damage is done. As a Pioneers member you’ll get 30 days of protection free and enjoy a 10% discount.

Long Term Care Resources

Long Term Care Resources offers a comprehensive Long Term Care Program. Pioneers are entitled to a special discount on certain Long Term Care plans available through this program.

More benefits of being a Pioneer Member at this internet address:,56.aspx

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