WHO ARE THE PIONEERS?
The mission of the Delta Pioneers is to maintain and strengthen the close friendships and associations of the members (both active and retired) and also to provide volunteers supporting various Delta Air Lines functions.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Regular membership shall be comprised of (a) retired employees of Delta Air Lines, Inc., (b) retired employees of airlines or other companies merged with or acquired by or a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc., (c) active employees of Delta Air Lines, Inc., and companies owned by or a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc. who have at least 7 years of continuous employment, and (d) spouse or domestic partner of the above. A surviving spouse or domestic partner shall retain membership as long as annual dues are paid. All retirees and employees who have current active membership will retain membership regardless of the status of their company.
WHERE ARE THE CHAPTERS LOCATED?
There are local Delta Pioneers chapters across Delta's system including an international chapter in Frankfurt, Germany that meet and plan activities.
Chapters are located in the following areas:
ATL Woolman, BOS Yellowbirds, CVG Midwest, DAY Wright Brothers, DFW Lone Star, DTW Motor City, EWR Liberty, FRA Rhein-Main, HOU Houston, LAX West Coast, LIT Diamond State, MCO Dolson, MEM Delta Blues, MSP Northern Lights, MSY Gulf Coast, ORD Windy City, PHX Arizona Sun Catchers, RDU Catherine Fitzgerald, SEA PNW Wally Birds, SLC Intermountain
DO THE PIONEERS HAVE FUNCTIONS?
Local Delta Pioneer chapters meet and plan activities which encourage socializing and volunteering by its members.
Various local chapters sponsor events and activities throughout the year which are extended to all members of our organization.
The Yellowbird Chapter sponsors an annual clambake that attracts members from across the country.
Several chapters have offered overnight trips in the past that involved travel to China, Ireland, Dubai, Germany, and Nashville.
A National Convention is held each year offering networking opportunities for attendees from various local chapters via activities such as dinners, speakers, and tours.
Attendees at our Convention have the opportunity to participate in our Annual Business Meeting when the election of National Officers and discussion of pertinent business for the organization is conducted.
HOW DO THE PIONEERS KEEP IN TOUCH WITH EACH OTHER?
The Delta Pioneers distribute a National newsletter to all members several times a year.
In addition, some of the local chapters provide a newsletter to their members.
Time sensitive information is posted on our website (www.deltapioneersinc.com) and our Facebook page (Delta Pioneers) as it becomes known to us.
A Pioneers Membership Database containing names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of all Delta Pioneers is maintained by the National Office. The information is updated as it becomes available from members.
Each chapter president also maintains a directory of its members.
To locate and contact a member directly, please place an inquiry with the National Office.