The Pilot Log, Winter 2017

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WINTER 2017 || VOLUME 98 || NUMBER 2


Official publication of Pilot International

PILOT INTERNATIONAL CHARTERS TWO NEW PILOT CLUBS. INSIDE: Great Fundraiser with No Bite | Pilots Making a Difference Plus… Good Advice for Clubs from PI Area Coordinators



Contents 10/12//Pilot Charters Two New Clubs 10

18//Pilots Making A Difference 18

16//Great Fundraiser With No Bite


The President’s Letter Connie J. Moore // Pilot International President


his is always a special time of year for us all!! The end of one calendar year and the start of another year! Pilot International has had so many changes this past year and it feels like we are on the right track to do wonderful things together!!! During this last calendar year we had a wonderful international convention in Montreal, Canada. We installed an AWESOME Executive Committee and we have hired a REMARKABLE Executive Director for Pilot International!! We offered discounted early registration until December 31st and we have scheduled outstanding speakers for our convention this summer in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel. Among our accomplishments so far have been the chartering of new clubs. We have chartered 2 new Pilot Clubs and 2 new Anchor Clubs!! Thanks to Past International President Diana Kingree, we chartered a club in the Florida District (Rails 2 Trails Pilot Club). The Chartering Ceremony was done by Governor Debbie Thompson at Florida District Fall Council on Oct 29th in Panama City. Thank you to Diana and all the charter members of this new club. We cannot wait to see what WONDERFUL accomplishments are on the horizon for you all!! Southwestern District Governor Rhona Espinoza invited me to attend the Chartering Ceremony for the Pilot Club of Albuquerque and it was FANTASTIC!!! This was my first chartering of a new Pilot Club and it was a humbling experience!! What an honor. It is so very exciting to see a club that started with a handful of members say that they will be at 100 members before long!! WHAT A MARVELOUS GOAL!! I am so very proud of this club and the building of leadership in the Southwestern District. Starting next year we will be chartering another Pilot Club!! The next club scheduled to be chartered is the San Jacinto Pilot Club in the Texas District. I will be attending this club’s Chartering Ceremony which is scheduled for January 21, 2017. This is a VERY unique Pilot Club in that it is made up primarily of past Anchors!! In Batesville, MS we have another Pilot Club which is scheduled to charter in late spring or early summer!! We have re-chartered one Anchor Club in the Mississippi District and in addition to that, chartered 2 new Anchor Clubs, Holly Pond, AL and North Delta, MS. Also, we have 3 Anchor Clubs which were in a reorganizational state now become active Anchor Clubs once again. We have heard that there may be 2 or 3 additional new Anchor Clubs which may charter this Pilot year. THANKS TO EVERYONE AND THEIR HARD WORK!! Our membership is continuing to grow and I know that with the guidance and leadership of our new Executive Director, Nancy White, we are going to make our membership continue to grow!! Wishing all Pilots the HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS!! THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO IN YOUR COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!! WE WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE COMMUNITIES AROUND THE GLOBE!! In Pilot Friendship and Service

Connie Moore 2016-2017 Pilot International President PILOTLOG WINTER 2017 | 3

VOLUME 98 NO. 2 PILOT INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT Connie J. Moore DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & EDITOR OF PILOT LOG Julianne Gleaton THE MISSION OF PILOT INTERNATIONAL IS: to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. TO DO THIS, WE: come together in friendship and give people an outlet for service. WE FOCUS ON: ❖❖ preparing youth and young adults for service. ❖❖ encouraging brain safety and health. ❖❖ supporting those who care for others. The Pilot Log is the official publication of Pilot International. The Pilot Log (ISSN#1045-179X) is published quarterly at Pilot International Headquarters, 102 Preston Court, Macon, Georgia 31210. Printed in U.S.A. © 2015 Pilot International. Subscriptions US$10.00, US$15.00 if mailed outside North America. Periodicals Postage Paid at Macon, GA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Pilot Log, 102 Preston Court, Macon, GA 31210. As the official publication of Pilot International, this magazine carries authorized statements and articles regarding the activities and programs of the organization. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the writer and are not necessarily the official views of Pilot International. The editor is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts. NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY STATEMENT Pilot International affirms the policy of participation in all programs and employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, age, national origin or disability. The Boards of Directors and Trustees are committed to each Pilot Club to uphold the Code of Ethics, purpose and mission of Pilot International by reflecting the common cause of friendship and service in all activities, including the consideration of prospective members, in a nondiscriminatory manner. PILOT INTERNATIONAL 102 Preston Court, Macon, GA 31210-5768 P: (478) 477-1208, F: (478) 477-6978 THE PILOT LOG 4 | WINTER 2017 PILOTLOG

Submitting to The Pilot Log We love to hear from you! Email or send by post your Pilot Club photos and news for possible inclusion in THE PILOT LOG or on our Pilot International Headquarters Facebook page! Here are some things to remember about photos: •If possible, identify the Pilots, Anchors or other subjects in the photo, left to right. •We cannot use photos clicked, saved and downloaded from the Internet because they will appear fuzzy or pixelated on a printed page. Also, news clippings and photos cannot be reproduced. •In many cases, the digital photos from your mobile devices will translate to print, but we may contact you if the photos you send will not reproduce well. •Lastly, if you email us, send any photos as attachments to your email; do not embed them with your text in the email. Email material to: Or send by post to: Editor, THE PILOT LOG 102 Preston Court Macon, GA 31210

Submission deadline for the SPRING 2017 ​edition of THE PILOT LOG is: March 15, 2017.


Reminders & Notices to Keep Clubs on Course

❖❖ We are having a great year with such interest in new club chartering , those waiting to be chartered and our clubs that have already chartered since August, 2016. Our newest club is the Pilot Club of Albuquerque NM, chartering on November 12, 2016. We have two more clubs that will be chartered very soon, one in January and another in the spring. It is an exciting time to be part of Pilot International.

❖❖ POCKET CALENDARS - The new 2016-2017 Pocket Calendars have arrived and can be ordered from the Membership Department. Order now in batches of 5 for $20. This price includes shipping/handling charges. The calendars make great club/ marketing tools for your members and prospective members. You may contact the Club Services Department, or you can call (478) 477-1208, Ext 308 to place your orders.

❖❖ NEW BROCHURE - There is a new marketing/recruiting piece for our Pilot clubs. The new Pilot brochure is available and can be ordered using the form on the website or contacting the Membership Department. We think you will be pleased to share the new trifold, double sided brochure with friends in your communities, letting them know all about Pilot International. You may contact the Club Services Department, or you can call (478) 477-1208, Ext 308 to place your orders.

❖❖ THE 2016-2017 PI DIRECTORY is also on the PI Website and is a valuable source of information for all of our Districts. The Directory is password protected with the same password as used in previous years. You can find the dates and locations of all the 2017 District Conventions in the Directory. Please keep the Membership Department at HQ updated with all contact information, especially current email addresses. Remember, all Pilot Logs are mailed to the latest address we have in the database for our members.

❖❖ REMINDER - It will soon be time to submit international nominations. The international nomination process begins January 1.

❖❖ CLUB SUCCESS STORIES - We love to share your events on the Pilot International FB page and/or the Pilot Log so please submit Club Success Stories to Communications at Headquarters.


2016-2017 Pilot International Executive Committee

PI PRESIDENT Connie J. Moore





PI DIRECTOR Peggy Benton

PI DIRECTOR Elena Lara-Ramon

PI DIRECTOR Collett Cross

PI DIRECTOR Merrily Burns


2016-2017 Pilot International Coordinators

MEMBERSHIP Barbara McKenzie 772-607-0020

PROJECTS Michelle Davis 765-228-9696 michellerdavis

FUNDRAISING Suzanne Lester 239-289-8268

ANCHOR Janice Yielding 662-891-6013

LEADERSHIP Lisa Patterson 334-802-7201

NOTE: For a complete listing of all 2016-2017 Pilot International Appointees and District Leaders, please visit

PI HEADQUARTERS STAFF Nancy White, Executive Director 478-477-1208, Ext. 310

Stephanie Calder, Membership Specialist 478-477-1208, Ext. 308

Megan Milton, Director of Program and Events 478-477-1208, Ext. 300

Julianne Gleaton, Director of Communications 478-951-7097

Bonnie Millirans, Director of Club Services 478-477-1208, Ext. 307

Sierra C. Martin, Founders Fund Specialist (478) 477-1208 Ext. 304

Lia Smith, Accounts Specialist 478-477-1208, Ext. 312

CREATE A LEGACY Remember the Pilot International Founders Fund (PIFF) in your will, trust or other estate plans. ​Thank you.


2016-2017 District Governors

ALABAMA Sherry Long (256) 318-5546

ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA Marty Louthan (918) 914-1265

THE BAHAMAS Nickola Dawkins (242) 324-2458

COED Sylvia Sommerville (289) 296-5535

FLORIDA Debbie Thompson (321) 225-4234

GEORGIA Cynthia Spearman (404) 277-0120

JAPAN Kazumi Kawahara

KANSAS-MISSOURI Renee Johnson (620) 793-0917

KENTUCKY-OHIOWEST VIRGINIA Jackie Barley (330) 309-8772

LOUISIANA Carl Stages (225) 774-5421

MICHIGAN-INDIANA Grace Humes (812) 273-2381

MIDWEST Karla Henderson (217) 320-9446

MISSISSIPPI Tara Woodward (662) 803-0455

NORTH CAROLINA Linda Covington (336) 629-4369

NORTHEAST POTOMAC Lisa Palmquist (717) 951-1432

SOUTH CAROLINA Vivian Lee (843) 439-1771

SOUTHWESTERN Rhona B. Espinoza (505) 463-5558

TENNESSEE Sherry Bath (865) 805-7125

TEXAS Bobbie King (903) 445-4583

VIRGINIA Patricia Wallace (434) 548-3130


❖❖FUNDRAISING by 2016-2017 PI Fundraising Coordinator, Suzanne Lester

Is it FUN or is it hair RAISING and stressful? It is all about an idea and good planning. Fundraising is a necessary component of every Pilot Club. We are always searching for a better idea how we can generate money to make our Club projects successful. As a board member of several nonprofit organizations, I experience these same fundraising idea challenges and competition to attract people and sponsor support. The best case fundraising event scenario is to reflect what your Pilot Club stands for in your community. This is your time to shine. Don’t be afraid to try something new or to evaluate an event to improve or discontinue it. Times have changed and after many years, the same idea may not work. Pilot clubs are very creative. Just look over the last 10 or 20 issues of the Pilot Log. From the pet with owner photo contest, auctions, fashion shows to raffles. The Pilot members make it work. The Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club members celebrate their “Parade of Trees” event. It was a rousing success because they make it a beautiful experience. Spaghetti dinners are provided by the Pilot Club of St Lucie County each year. Bahama Pilots are known for their elegant dinner dances. There are concerts, walks and 5K runs. Pilot members of the Riverview Club make great pies as a fundraiser. The list goes on and each idea sounds like fun. There is always work and it requires teamwork. Risk is usually a factor and must be considered in your planning. Planning is a master key to success.

I would like to hear about your unique fundraising events throughout various Districts and how your goals for Pilot International are being met. Share your success and your “learning experiences” for the next issue of the Log. Happy Holidays to each and every Pilot. This is a season for family and we are a Pilot family. Be a happy Pilot. Contact me at if you have any comments or questions. I will be delighted to hear from you. Suzanne Lester 2016 – 2017 PI Fundraising Coordinator Pilot Club of Naples In Pilot Friendship and Service,



New Pilot Club Chartered

The Pilot Club of Albuquerque Chartered 10 | WINTER 2017 PILOTLOG

On November 12th, the Pilot Club of Albuquerque was Chartered. A great showing of Southwestern District Pilots came out to be a part of this historic event. President Connie Moore honored the group by reading the Charter, a letter of congratulations and she installed their new executive board!!! Governor Rhona Espinoza was the mistress of ceremonies and was assisted by Governor Elect Ginger Mercer and Treasurer Frances Salas. Membership Growth Coordinator Teresa Scott and Pilot Club of Los Lunas President Nancy Schmierbach were also instrumental in getting this club chartered and a beautiful vision realized. Welcome Pilot Club of Albuquerque and especially President Louisa Baca, President Elect Emily Gurule, Secretary Martha Cesarano, Treasurer Veronica Gutierrez and Director Yvonne August who lead this amazing group. By the end of the year, the club should have a dozen members.


New Pilot Club Chartered

Rails 2 Trails, Inc. Pilot Club Chartered On October 29th The Rails 2 Trails Pilot Club, Inc. was chartered. The Charter Presentation took place at Florida District Fall Council in Panama City, Florida. They join with Pilot volunteers around the globe to make a difference in communities around the world. For more information about joining this club, an email can be sent to



Join us at the beautiful PARIS HOTEL AND CASINO, LAS VEGAS JULY, 2017 For room reservations, go here: Ask for the Pilot International 2017 Group rate. (Paris Las Vegas policy recognizes a cut-off date for reservations of Wednesday, May 31, 2017.) Room Rate: $129 plus tax per night for International Convention Attendees. Room rate is based on double occupancy. Additional persons will be charged at a rate of $15 per person, per night with a max of 4 people per bedroom. For guests that prefer to phone in reservations, you may call the Reservation Center at 702.946.7000 or 888.266.5687 to secure a reservation on the group block. Callers can use group code SPPIL7 or Pilot International 2017 to identify the group. A processing fee per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the dedicated weblink.

Register Online Today for PI Convention 2017 at: 2017-pilot-international-convention


❖❖PROJECTS by 2016-2017 PI Projects Coordinator, Michelle Davis

One of the main reasons I joined Pilot was because I wanted to serve my community. Projects define what Pilot is all about….serving those around us. You can find a service project practically anywhere if you are willing to open your eyes and look for the need. One of the best ways to get started on a service project is to get to know the members in your club. What special talents do your members have? What is important to them? What’s their background? Who do they know? You might find that you have one member who loves to knit or crochet, but has no one to make anything for. You could get a group together and make hats for the babies in the NICU or blankets for the homeless. Perhaps you have members who have a military background or family currently serving. The Pilot Club of South Bend (MI-IN District) teamed up with a Veteran’s Center for Homeless Veterans. They provided tents to cover the vendors, and made food and clothing available to the homeless at a Military Stand Down. Pilots have also connected to the Working Person’s Store in South Bend. They are paying for boots for homeless veterans should they be required for a job position. Maybe members in your club love sports. You could host a Special Olympics in your community or help train athletes for the Olympics. Take time to get to know your members and what their interests are. You may have a service project just waiting to be discovered! Michelle Davis 2016-17 Pilot International Projects Coordinator 765-228-9696 In Pilot Friendship and Service,




April 21-23

Doubletree Hotel, Montgomery, AL


April 28-29

Ft. Smith, AR


May 5-7

Hilton Hotel , Nassau Bahamas

COED Skype FLORIDA April 21-23

Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary, FL

GEORGIA April 7-9

Hilton Atlanta NE, Norcross, GA

JAPAN April 22-23

Karuizawa Prince Hotel, Nagano Prefecture


April 28-30

Atrium Hotel & Conference Center, Hutchinson, KS


April 21-23

Marriott Town Center, Charleston, WV


April 28-29

Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA


April 22-24

Madison, IN


Mar 31, Apr 1-2

Radison Hotel & Conference Center, Coraville, IA (tentative)


April 7-8

The Cotton Mill Convention Center, Starkville, MS


Hampton Inn, Aberdeen, NC


Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton, PA

April 21-23


Quality Inn, Sumter, SC


Holiday Inn Express, Belen, NM


Music Road Hotel, Pigeon Forge, TN

April 21-23

TEXAS April 27-29

Grandbury Resort & Convention Center, Grandbury, TX

VIRGINIA Mar 24-26

Marriott Chesapeake, Chesapeake, VA




Great Fund Raising Contest… With No Bite!

The winner of the Luncheon Pilot Club of Danville, VA’s 3rd annual fundraiser, “People, Pets & Pilot” is Casey Molloy and her dog, O.D. (Other Dog). Each year, Luncheon Danville Pilots stage an increasingly-popular fund raising event that draws attention to their volunteer work while helping those with brain-related disorders and diseases within their community. Here’s how it works: The club asks Danville citizens to submit a photo of their beloved pet, or one featuring both owner and pet. Deadlines are set for submission. Photos are enlarged and displayed prominently at a designated site in Danville, where locals can stop by and “vote” for their favorite photo by submitting a donation to help the club support its brain-related service projects. The photo garnering the most votes wins a grand prize, presented at a Pilot lunch meeting. This year’s prize was a $400 gift certificate donated by Eden Jewelry. 2016-2017 Luncheon Danville Fund Raising Chair Melanie Vaughn says this project is so successful, it has become the members’ “signature” fund raiser. All contributions stay within the Danville community, and the event generates local press recognition for the club. (photo #1): The winning photo for 2016, “Casey and O.D.,” taken by Danville photographer Dana Yeatts. (courtesy of Dana Yeatts Photography and Pupparazzi, Danville, VA) (Photo #2): Luncheon Danville Fundraising Chair Melanie Vaughan presenting the 2016 Grand Prize to Casey Molloy.


PIlots Making a Difference

The Pilot Club of Iowa City Receives Human Rights Award 18 | WINTER 2017 PILOTLOG

The Pilot Club of Iowa City was honored by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission by being named the 2016 recipient of the Rick Graf Award. This award recognizes “long-term commitment to a specific cause for the benefit of a specific group of persons.” Nominated by the Iowa City Public Library, it was noted that “dozens of local organizations have benefited from the selfless work of the 60+ members of the club.” Specifically cited in the nomination was the group’s focus on both education and the prevention of traumatic brain injury and brain related disorders and disabilities. This includes 20 years of grants that allow for the purchase of large print books for the Iowa City and other Johnson County libraries. These Club and Pilot International grants also have helped organizations and agencies that work with citizens with mental illness, those on the autism spectrum, have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and provide assistance for their caregivers. The Club has also been active in awarding scholarships to students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare fields related to brain health. In the past ten years the Club grants and scholarships have totaled more than $75,000. In addition to distributing grants every December, members of the Pilot Club of Iowa City donate time to many projects such as serving Free Lunch through the Crisis Center of Johnson County, and helping purchase and install special accessible playground equipment for children with disabilities at Hoover Elementary, Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, and the ARC of Southeast Iowa. A newer project supported by the Club is that of providing “Pick Me Up” care packages to the Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA’s) working at area health care facilities. Each gift bag contains useful and fun items and is a way for the Club to express gratitude to these professionals who are caring for those with brain illnesses and injuries. The city of Iowa City has been given the rare designation of being a “UNESCO City of Literature.” Since its inception in 2003 the Club’s book club has actively participated in the “One Community One Book” program where all in the community are encouraged to read a specific book that deals with Human Rights. The club has embraced this educational program via reading the annually named book, participating in discussion groups, and attending lectures and author’s presentations, thus becoming very well informed about the wide range of Human Rights issues that are present world-wide, including the rights of individuals with disabilities. In closing, the nomination noted that “The Pilot Club of Iowa City’s vision of ’A World Where All Are Valued’ and the work of its members to achieve this vision seem to perfectly fit the spirit of the Rick Graf Award.” The Award was presented to Club President Chelsey Markle at a Breakfast held on October 26, 2016 and was attended by Pilot Club members.


❖❖LEADERSHIP by 2016-2017 PI Fundraising Coordinator, Lisa Patterson

Greetings fellow Pilots! I hope your Pilot year is off to an unbelievable start. It won’t be long until our clubs, districts, and Pilot International look for 2017-2018 leaders. Are you and your club members prepared? Have you identified those that would make great club and/or district officers and Pilot International leaders? So, what is leadership and where does it come from? “Leadership is the art of leading others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.” Leadership occurs when you encourage those around you in a positive way. It can come from anyone at any level and in any role. A leader can even be a first year Pilot who leads his or her team to success behind the scenes. This may be a great person to begin their leadership on your Board of Directors. A leader might be identified through official authority and power or simply through inspiration, persuasion and personal connections. We have many Pilot Clubs that are working hard to educate and establish leaders in their clubs and districts, but unfortunately we continue to have those that are not. Maybe some of the following ideas will help to encourage those that don’t have established leadership training and development. Most clubs indicate they use mentors or “Pilot Pals” that take a new member under their wing, explain all our acronyms, answer questions, and work together in fundraising and projects. Most clubs include the standing rules in their Yearbooks. It is a great idea for you to include your District Standing Rules as well as Pilot International’s. If you don’t want to include them in the yearbook, then make sure everyone knows where to find them and encourage them to read, read, and read some more. In several clubs, the out-going officer mentors the in-coming one. They meet as needed and encourage the new officer to contact any Club member when assistance is needed. Other clubs send their members to training sessions done by their District at Fall Council, District Convention, or at a Regional Workshop for training officers. Some clubs have a Leadership Discussion in their club newsletter.


The Pilot Club of Great Bend in the KS-MO District is particularly creative in their leadership training. They not only have mentors, but they also have Leadership Mentors. What a great way to encourage leadership. They teach or show by doing and encouraging others to participate. In their club they encourage praise and always thank their members for doing, being, and caring. The Division chairs and co-chairs share, explain, and go over the budget, calendar and responsibilities when they pass the torch to the incoming division chairs. In fact, President Rhonda broke it down in the following recap. Teach by doing – learn by sharing; Praise and thank members – recognize achievement; Ask – know that if at first you don’t succeed to try again and ask for help; and Have Fun – laugh more and make friends. The Pilot Club of Cullman in the AL District starts with a Board Orientation. They create a notebook of material to be discussed. The notebook is delivered to each board member a week before they meet. During their meeting Board members are given an overview of the By-Laws and their importance to the operation of a successful Pilot Club and also present the Alabama District Standing Rules and explain their importance. If you currently have a plan in place to encourage leadership I applaud you. If you don’t, I certainly hope you will put some sort of leadership training in place. Pilot needs leaders that are prepared and willing to step up to the plate and I encourage you to look for and help train them. If I can be of help, please feel free to contact me at any time. My contact information is: Lisa B. Patterson 1802 Prestwood Bridge Road Andalusia, AL 36421 (334) 804-7201 (cell) (334) 881-2293 (office) In Pilot Friendship and Service,




27th Annual Lite-A-Lite Fundraiser for Pilot Club of Hohenwald The Pilot Club of Hohenwald held its 27th annual Lite-A-Lite fundraiser December 2 with the lighting of their Christmas tree in the bandstand at Wilhelm Telplatz Park. Lite-A-Lite was the club’s first ever fundraiser in December 1989 after receiving their charter in November 1989. Pilots attending were, left to right, Kathryn Kozlinski, Amy Reynolds, Stacy Reed, Rose Lynn Depriest, Tennessee District Governor-Elect Gay Hinson, Annette Peery, Lindsey Wayland, Barbara Hinson and Sandie Burgdorf.

Pilot Club Celebrates 95 Years!

Members of The Pilot Club of Macon celebrated 95 years on Founder’s Day October 18, 2016 at Parish Restaurant. Pictured standing: Celena Williams, Diahann Chav, President Bessie Brown, Paula Preston, former member and President Pam Pinkston, Bettye Middlebrooks. Seated: Jenifer Hunter, Pat Vickers, Dyann Moore, Surelle Pinkston and Jane McNaughton 22 | WINTER 2017 PILOTLOG

Pilots Distribute Pick Me ups to Veterans PI President, Connie Moore along with members from Pilot Club of Moline and Bend of the River distributed Pick Me Ups to veterans at their Honor Flight orientation. Pictured left to right are Nancy Czubara, Connie Moore, Dottie Anselmino, back row left to right Mary Maland and Mary Jo Mularz.


Pilot Club Makes Donation to Pilot Light Home

The Pilot Club of Cullman recently made a budgeted donation of $7000.00 in support of the Pilot Light Home. Previously, a private donation of $3000.00, given to the Pilot Club, was donated to the Pilot Light Home. The Pilot Light Home is a home for abused, neglected children in Cullman County and is one of the primary projects of the Pilot Club for over 30 years. The Pilot Club hosts several fundraisers on a yearly basis to support its projects. These fundraisers include a Rummage Sale, a Spring Fashion Show, Football Ticket Raffle and Priester’s Pecan Sale. Pictured left to right: Pilot Light Board - Angie Glasscock, Treasurer and Peggy Harris, Chairman, receiving check from Pilot Club of Cullman President, Rebecca Branch.

Luminaries of Love

To start off the holiday season, the Pilot Club of Panama City, FL held Luminaries of Love in downtown Panama City in conjunction with the city’s lighting of the Christmas tree. Luminaries were bought “in memory of” or “in honor of” a loved one. Jon Sewell read the names as music was played in the background, followed by a memory walk. The Anchor Clubs helped out by placing the luminary bags around the fountain, lighting the candles, and cleaning up. First picture: Jon Sewell who read the names and Beverly Shean, president, Pilot Club of Panama City. Second picture: Luminaries around the fountain Third picture: Luminaries lit in memory of past Pilot Club members PILOTLOG WINTER 2017 | 23

ANCHOR HAPPENINGS There has been so much momentum in the Anchor program this year. We have a great team of District Anchor Coordinators along with an outstanding PI Anchor Coordinator that have really been working hard with our members. We have received so much interest from many of our Pilots for starting an Anchor club in their community. Several new Anchor clubs have already chartered and we are working with several more that intend to charter this Pilot year. Working with Anchors brings a renewed energy and excitement to all who get involved. With the holidays fast approaching, it is almost time for the Anchor members to celebrate Christmas break so we wanted to share some important reminders: ✓✓ District Anchor Conventions are right around the corner. Be sure to calendar the date to be part of this exciting convention. ✓✓ Early registration is $150 for the 2017 International Anchor Summit in Las Vegas - now through January 15, 2017, a savings of $50. A great savings for each member! ✓✓ The clubs are really busy with some amazing projects . . .please make sure to send your photos and articles to headquarters so we can share on the Anchor FB page and possibly in the next issue of the Pilot Log. Looking ahead . . . . we look forward to beginning The Anchor Newsletter publication once again. ✓✓ Anchor Awards submissions . . . check the Anchor International website for dates and criteria. We have many outstanding Anchor clubs and the leadership of Pilot International will be presenting numerous awards in recognition of the Anchors’ accomplishments. Please send any questions or comments regarding the Anchor program to Bonnie Millirans,; (478) 477-1208, ext 307. We thank each and every person who helps us on a daily basis to build and sustain the award-winning Anchor program of Pilot International.

❖❖ A NEW PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE FOR ANCHOR CLUBS! Contact Pilot International Headquarters for information on how to receive these brochures.


Anchors participate in warrior beach retreat Pilot club members from the Pilot Club of Panama City, FL and Anchors participated in Bay County’s Warrior Beach Retreat recently. The nonprofit Warrior Beach Retreat brings wounded veterans and their spouses to Bay County twice annually for a week of relaxation. The organization was co-founded in 2009 by Linda Cope after her son was injured in 2006 while serving in Iraq. The roughly 50 retreat attendees were recognized during a parade and ceremony with local citizens along the route waving American flags in support of their service. The Pilot Club also contributed a “pamper” basket for the spouses (caregivers) who were treated to a day of pampering. First picture, left to right, Mosley High School Anchors: Santana Anderson, Brooke Sterrett, president; Brooke Davis, treasurer, and Sue Petty, sponsor. Second picture, left to right, Arnold High School Anchors: Riya Bhakta and Jianna D’Addario, president. Third picture, left to right, Pilot Club members: Sandy Ingram, Sue Krauss, and Barbara Prentiss

Welcome New Anchor Clubs ALABAMA Holly Pond Anchor Club, AL Chartered November 2, 2015 20 Student Members MISSISSIPPI North Delta Anchor Club, MS Chartered November 20, 2016 31 Student Members West Union Attendance Center, MS Club Sponsor - PC of New Albany Chartered September 25, 2016 35 Student Members


Anchors Have Been Busy In Mantachie. September and October were busy months for the Anchor Club of Mantachie. During the month of September, Anchor members and officers were initiated and installed to the club. Anchor members also prepared pick-me-ups for the local teachers at Mantachie High School and helped at seat-belt check at the local elementary school. During Mantachie Fest, they provided water to race participants at the St. Jude Gold Ribbon Run. During October, Anchor members sold “Paint the Town Pink” ribbons to raise money for the Women First Resource Center in Tupelo. They prepared “popcorn hands” for special needs classes at Mantachie Elementary School. Anchors participated in the “Popcorn for Kids “ Activity with the special needs classes by reading stories, painting pumpkins on paper bags, and providing the “popcorn hands” and a drink for snacks. Anchors continued with activities by preparing for Red Ribbon Week, Oct.24-28, 2016. Red Ribbons were placed around the school campus and small ribbons were given to all students at Mantachie Elementary to help promote the theme, YOLO, You Only Live Once. A poster contest was held for students in grades 7-12 with a winner selected from each grade. The Anchor Club Mantachie is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Mantachie to encourage young students to work in their community to Do More, Care More, and Be More !!!


❖❖A is for ANCHOR! by 2016-2017 PI Anchor Coordinator Janice Yielding

“Do More, Care More, Be More” is a tremendous slogan for Anchors to have as a foundation to follow. Anchor Clubs provide pathways for leadership and new friendships as Anchors bond through service to their community. These clubs are a springboard for Anchor members to become viable members of their communities, making these young men and women aware of service to others. As Pilots, we can provide our support and leadership to guide Anchors into various projects that ensure growth as future adults. This will ensure the future of not only Pilot Clubs, but also our nation. Congratulations to all the new Anchor Clubs that have formed during the past quarter. What foresight the sponsoring Pilot Clubs have to encourage these young people into service! If your club is not sponsoring an Anchor Club, look in our area for young people who can serve others. You can also provide monetary help through Pilot International for leadership opportunities for Anchors. Supporting Anchor Clubs helps us, as Pilots, to “Do More, Care More, Be More”.

“DO MORE, CARE MORE, BE MORE!!!” In Pilot Friendship and Service,




REPORTED TO PILOT INTERNATIONAL FROM 09/06/2016 ALABAMA Carolyn Barnette Donnie Ruffin Grantham Kathy Constance Swindle Jane Brown

PC of Andalusia PC of Prattville Luncheon Enterprise PC of Heflin PC of Heflin

FLORIDA Lynne Pinder PC of Pensacola Elaine Cuomo Gulf to Lakes, PC Citrus County Carolyn Fiske PC of Titusville Annette Cutchins PC of Tallahassee Deirdre Sweeney PC of Crystal River Deborah Moore PC of Zephyrhills Sherri Parker PC of Crystal River Korrin White Space Coast Club Titusville Patsy Ann Kilpatrick Gulf to Lakes, PC Citrus County Betsy Levin PC of Halifax Area GEORGIA Tharpe Greene Martha Ann Altman Monique Butler Kimberly Young Julie Warren Carl Ruarks William Daniel Katrina Cohen Susan Weems Martina Bober Rosanne Smith Darinda Collins Tonya Kelley Ronnie Hight Eve Faircloth Cori Miller Robyn Thomas Mary Hunt Stacy McCullers

PC of Jones County PC of Jones County PC of Jones County PC of Eastman PC of Carrollton PC of Statesboro PC of Statesboro PC of Statesboro PC of Carrollton PC of Oconee County PC of Oconee County PC of Eatonton PC of Adel PC of Statesboro PC of Dublin PC of Dublin PC of Dublin PC of Madison County PC of Monroe

KANSAS-MISSOURI Jamie Peters PC of Great Bend Karen Doering PC of Sunflower Manhattan Arleen Whittaker PC of Great Bend Yvonne Amanor-Boadu PC of Little Apple Manhattan Monica Heide PC of Prairie Wichita Ramona Lingafelter PC of Prairie Wichita April Penick PC of Little Apple Manhattan Brooke Stucky PC of Prairie Wichita Theresa Wilks PC of Great Bend Lyda Kasselman PC of Pratt Annie Clark PC of Shawnee Mission Pamela Barta PC of Sunflower Manhattan KENTUCKY-OHIO-WEST VIRGINIA Hanna Samosky PC of Springfield Karen Coblentz PC of Springfield Aggie Michaelson PC of Charleston LOUISIANA Donna Jones Randa Connor Betty Nugent Debbie Foley

PC of Leesville PC of Winnfield PC of Winnfield PC of Twin Cities


MICHIGAN-INDIANA Kaitlin Embrey PC of Scott County Karen Webster PC of Madison Everett Webester PC of Madison Allyson Stenbro PC of New Albany Denise Stenbro PC of New Albany MIDWEST Karen Hoskins Linda Magilson Susan O’Brien Carol Knox Amy Greazel

PC of Peoria PC of Peoria PC of Peoria PC of Peoria PC of Iowa City

MISSISSIPPI Annie Sanders Melanie Taylor Stacy Crowley Barbara Harrell Linda White Bass Jennifer Shelby Carpenter Susan Feather Beth Boyd Kim Garrett Jennifer Hill Teresa Robbins Scherrita Tucker

PC of Louisville PC of Fulton PC of Houston PC of Houston PC of Houston PC of New Albany, MS PC of New Albany, MS PC of New Albany, MS PC of New Albany, MS PC of New Albany, MS PC of New Albany, MS PC of New Albany, MS PC of New Albany, MS

NORTH CAROLINA Kenda Clingerman PC of Scottish Laurinburg Carolyn Plitt PC of Scottish Laurinburg NORTHEAST-POTOMAC Ann Burklew PC of Central Pennsylvania Dolores Workman PC of Central Pennsylvania Sandra Aykroyd PC of Sayville Maureen Nyholm PC of Sayville Judith Reardon PC of Patchogue Sharon Krimsky PC of Sayville SOUTH CAROLINA Jackie Carroll PC of Aynor Diana Jones PC of Aynor Tammy Morrell PC of Bennettsville Mary Boyle PC of Greenwood Susan Baird PC of North Myrtle Beach Phyllis Nykiel PC of North Myrtle Beach Julie Cox PC of Aynor Laura Hawkins PC of Bishopville SOUTHWEST Carmie Carrejo Jo Stasi

PC of Belen PC of Belen

TENNESSEE Stephanie DeYoung PC of Hohenwald Debra Mason PC of Athens

TEXAS Carolyn Ramsey April Soyars Susan Bickel Abel Avila Sheryl Hutchins Mary Benedict Elizabeth Reiley Yolanda Sanchez Barbara Wright Bes Castleman Dianna Fields Loretta Leslie Rebecca Williams Donna Nicholson Theresa Jones Effie Lee

Dallas Dallas Longview PC of Odessa PC of Shiner PC of Shiner PC of Gonzales PC of Odessa PC of Shiner PC of Odessa PC of Odessa PC of Odessa PC of Odessa PC of Sulphur Springs PC of Wills Point PC of Wills Point

VIRGINIA Rachel Martin

PC of Dan River Region

❖❖MEMBERSHIP by 2016-2017 PI Fundraising Coordinator, Barbara McKenzie

As we spend time with our families during the holiday season, it is also time to share our joys and rewards of our Pilot Family with others. As we spend time helping others in our communities we are always looking for others to join our Pilot Family and share the wealth of rewards we feel as we Do More, Care More and Be More. To help with the search for new members a new Membership Guide has been completed and will be available soon for download on the Pilot International website. It includes ideas on recruiting, retaining and reclaiming members. These ideas will be useful to all of us as we are looking to grow our Pilot Families. And don’t forget when we do increase our family, to engage the new members. Do not let them sit idle. They join us because we are a service organization. Be sure they are included in whatever they wish to be. Caution, don’t over work them – they may feel overwhelmed. I do want to say Congratulations to two new clubs; Pilot Club of Alburqueque in the Southwestern District, chartered on November 12, and the Rails to Trails Pilot Club in the Florida District, receiving their charter on October 29. Welcome to Pilot! If I can support your clubs in anyway please contact me, I am always happy to help. Barbara McKenzie 2016 – 2017 Pilot International Membership Coordinator In Pilot Friendship and Service,

Barbara Pilot International Membership Report Pilot

7383 Members //20 Districts //340 Clubs


7457 Members //17 Districts //174 Clubs




Memorial contributions to the Pilot International Founders Fund honor the memory of friends, relatives, and acquaintances. A memorial card is sent to the family or other designee of the deceased advising them of the generous donation and identifying the donor. Memorial Contributions support the programs and function of the Founder’s Fund and enhance the work of Pilot Clubs around the world. The name of the deceased is listed first in bold followed by the contributors.

SUSAN FORE Peggy Benton


DON STELTER Shirley Pyle ELISE BREWER Shirley Pyle Maryann and Clarence Frazer Joyce Curry Sharon Slusher

MARY NEW Judy Jackson Pilot Club of Carrollton

ADRIENNE BAILEY Vickie Green WILLIAM L. BRINGAN Vickie Green Pilot Club of Leesville, LA JAMES NELSON MUNDELL Sue Wiele MILDRED QUICK Pilot Club of Asheboro BETTY WEAVER Sue Wiele KIM RIEDESEL Sue Wiele J. DENNIS SPRAGG Mary Mueller JAMES HERBERT HUTCHCROFT Pilot Club of Iowa City MELBA LAYTON Pilot Club of Nacogdoches HELEN STEPHENSON Shirley Schutte Margi Klausmeier Nancy Steele Wayne & Patricia Young Pilot Club of Shawnee Susan Hoffman Past Governors, KS-MO District Steve, Elaine, and Jordan Swidler GENOVIE BAILEY Pilot Club of Muncie MARGARET “PEGGY” JOHSTONE Paul & Dorina Ponessi MARY DEAN APEL Lee Taylor Little Apple Pilot Club 30 | WINTER 2017 PILOTLOG

MARY GRACE STARNES Pilot Club of Chattanooga Tennessee District GRACE BOYCE Pilot Club of Lancaster Eileen & Albert Raffensberger Sharon Slusher MARJORIE DANE Jane Driscoll ROBERT A. HUNTER Pat and Gary Jarvis Judy Breaud Kathy Brinson Debbie Archer Judy S. Jackson Jean K. Weglarz Sharon & Jesse Hunt Judy Harding Margery Baumgardner William & Mary Grimmer Jayne Roorda Pilot Club of Raleigh Marcia Lundeen Theresa D. Weber Karen Cupit Judy Langley Friends of the U.S Attorney’s Office Carol Sanders Maryann & Clarence Frazer SARAH OWERS Vickie Green ROBERT MAYNE Sharon Slusher VICKIE NELSON Sharon Slusher EUGENE MARTIN, JR. Pilot Club of Chattanooga ROBBIE ROBBINS Pat and Gary Jarvis Pilot Club of Raleigh Maryann & Clarence Frazer BETTY M. KETCHUM Pilot Club of Iowa City

CALVIN BROWER Pilot Club of Asheboro BILLY WAYNE MARSH Sharon & Jesse Hunt JEAN TAYLOR Judy Langley LUCILLE HUFFMAN Carol Sanders Past Governor of the North Carolina District DALE REGAN Sue E. Wiele ROVILLA SELLERS Past Governor of the North Carolina District

In Memoriam// ALABAMA Inez Castleberry, PC of Luncheon Andalusia FLORIDA Martha Funderburk, PC of Miami Pat Powell, PC of Jacksonville Judy Sproule, Gulf to Lakes, PC Citrus County Ymaris Tejeda, PC of Miami KANSAS-MISSOURI Helen Stephenson , PC of Shawnee Mission NORTHEAST-POTOMAC Grace Boyce, PC of Lancaster LOUISIANA Rita Chaisson, PC of Denham Springs TENNESSEE Mary Grace Starnes, PC of Chattanooga TEXAS Melba Layton, PC of Nacogdoches







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