Fellowship is at the Heart of Pioneering
In the beginning, friendship and fellowship were what it was all about. Industry people
gathered together as friends, recalling the facts, traditions, and memories of the early history of
the telephone. The years that followed have been filled by Pioneers' steadfast commitment to
making a difference as volunteers. But fellowship has always remained at the heart of
Pioneers have worked hard as volunteers-but as they've contributed millions of hours of
service, they formed friendships, enjoyed camaraderie and had fun!
There is pride in our shared history, our mission and accomplishments, the industry we
represent. But at the heart of it all is fellowship. Our members create lifelong friendships
through Pioneering. Our meetings and projects many times feel like family reunions. Through
our volunteerism, we have touched others’ lives but our lives have also been touched.