• The Pioneer Club
  • The Pioneer Club
  • The Pioneer Club
Pioneer Club 
Planning Committee 

Planning Committee Chairs

  • Bob Gaylor
  • Art Griggs

Planning Committee Members

  • Kathy Barrett
  • Jane Bentham
  • Ann Dunlop
  • Sandra Fick
  • William Fish
  • Teresa Gamboa
  • George Gamboa
  • *Sue Helderop
  • Laura Schartman
  • Richard Stamps

*OU Staff Liaison

Pioneer Club

Welcome to the Oakland University Pioneer Club! Established in 2014, the Pioneer Club is a formal group of OU retired faculty and staff who come together for social and educational activities. Spouses, partners, widows and widowers of OU retirees are also welcome as well as former long-time employees who are now retired, and part-time faculty and staff who devoted a significant portion of their work life to OU and are now retired. Membership is voluntary and free. There are no application forms to fill out and no annual dues to pay.

OU is fortunate to have a supportive, engaged and involved group of retired faculty and staff. In appreciation of your dedicated service to the University, the Pioneer Club provides a variety of cultural, intellectual and recreational programs that encourage camaraderie and foster the Oakland spirit.

A monthly eNewsletter provides members with news and events that may be of interest as well as profiles of fellow retirees. Pioneer Profiles offer a glimpse into how others are experiencing retirement and showcase hobbies, recent travels, volunteer commitments and family life. Pioneer Club News, a biannual print publication, is also mailed to all members.

The Pioneer Club meets informally on the second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. These lunches are very casual, so please stop by when your schedule permits.  **Lunch on February 12, 2020 will take place at Finnegan's Pub & Grille. 

Pioneer Club members hail from near and far, so please encourage fellow retirees that you are in contact with around the country to reconnect with OU. Share with others and send them our web address: oakland.edu/pioneerclub.