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August/September 2013

The Anchor Do More. Care More. Be More.


• Happy Fall, All! • New PI Website • New Member Benefits & Partnership Opportunities • Anchor Leadership Summit • Anchor Club News & Operational Announcements

Happy Fall...


o all Anchors, Advisors, Pilot Clubs and Sponsors! We hope everyone had a great summer and start to the fall! We have been listening to you and working hard to get you lots of new and improved Anchor materials and benefits! We are so excited to hear news of clubs in full swing with recruitment of new members and fall projects and activities! Here’s an update on all things Anchor at the International level. Let’s get started!

The New Pilot International Website has Gone Live! Have you seen it? It’s cool! The best way to get around the new site? Click, view and do! Anchors will want to choose the "I'm an Anchor" option from the upper navigation bar at the top of any screen to find your way to the Anchor-specific side of the new site. Along with lots of exciting new features, we now have two categories of Anchor Resources - Operational and Promotional. The Operational Resources page houses all your forms and Club operational information, and the Promotional Resources page is where you will find all of your Anchor Club marketing resources like the new club brochures, PowerPoints, videos, etc. Get started here! Follow this link to the "I'm an Anchor" homepage

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Check back often as new items are being added often! Happy surfing, Anchors!

More Membership Benefits with New Awards and Scholarships! There will be 2 Anchor Club of the Year winners and each will receive $250 toward attendance at Anchor Leadership Summit in Chicago, July 2014!! Check out the entry package here anchor_Awards.

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The Anchor Advisor of the Year winner will receive one 2014 Pilot International Annual Convention & Leadership Conference registration and up to $500 in travel expenses to Chicago, IL. The second and third place winners will receive cash awards! See how to nominate your advisor here Here is a sneak peak at plans in the works for additional new Anchor member benefits: • Send an Anchor leader to the International CARE conference in Washington, DC! • Honor the top Anchor Clubs at Anchor Leadership Summit in Chicago, July 2014! • Award an Anchor a scholarship as the recipient of a new Anchor Service award. And there is so much more! Details and applications for the new awards will be uploaded to the Pilot International Website and will be included in future editions of The Anchor!

Anchor Partnership News Freedoms Foundation Leavy Awards Our partner, the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation are proud to announce that applications are being accepted for the 37th Annual Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education. Advisors: Do you have an innovative classroom project?

Teen-Friendly Pedestrian Safety Campaign COMING SOON! Need a ready-made community service project to meet your club’s requirements for doing a project to benefit our new international partner, Safe Kids Worldwide? Do you want to have some instant fun? The project kit will include things like:

Do you know an educator who teaches outside the box?

Letter of explanation about the campaign and how to do it

Could you or a teacher you know use up to $15,000?

Posters, pictures, social media guide, sample press release to use in your community

If you answered "YES" to any of those questions then the Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education is the program for you. The Leavey Awards Program recognizes educators for innovative ways in teaching free enterprise and entrepreneurship in the classroom.

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Safe Kids Worldwide

Application forms and more information on the Leavey Awards are available online at cfm. Hurry! The deadline for entries is November 1, 2013.

Directory of local Safe Kids coalition contacts to connect with our partner in your area and more!

P.S. - All clubs applying for Anchor Club of the Year are required to do a community service project with Safe Kids Worldwide. Just sayin’......

Anchor Partnership News, cont. Anchors have already been busy working on teen community service projects with our new partner, DoSomething. org. Check out what the Anchor Club of Pace High School, FL did over the summer with “Thumb Wars” and presented to all the Pilots in attendance at International Convention in New Orleans! You can view all the videos Anchors created for the Thumb Wars campaign and 2013 PI Convention on the Pilot International Website at this link Here's a list of some great and fun campaigns that you and your clubs can participate in this fall, and you can even win scholarships and prizes! Just go to, and click on the "Campaigns" tab to get started. Be sure to register for any of the campaigns you choose to do using your full Anchor club name. For example, “Anchor Club of Mt. Pleasant TX.".

• 50 Cans (running through December 13) Aluminum can be recycled over and over again indefinitely, and 100% of an aluminum can ends up as another aluminum can in as little as 60 days. Still, enough aluminum is thrown away every year to rebuild our commercial air fleet four times. Launch the largest youth-led aluminum can recycling drive in the country. We’ll give tips and guides to run crazy successful can drives and share facts about recycling with friends. Sign up online and via SMS to run an aluminum can drive in your school or community. To show off your hard work post photos of the cans collected on Instagram using the hashtag #50cans. • Bully Text (running through October 25) 160K kids skip school each day to avoid being bullied. The Bully Text is an interactive SMS experience that puts participants into different possible bullying scenarios. The way that participants respond to the scenarios affects the rest of their day at school and shows them how stepping up or walking away from different situations can not only affect others, but themselves as well. There are action tips at the end of the experience. • Fed Up (running through November 15) EAT IT OR TOSS IT? Show us what your school lunch looks like, and we'll elevate your voices to show what students really want. An advocacy kit is provided for students in the fight for school nutrition. • Cell Phones For Survivors (running through November 22) Help turn some of the approximately 500 million unused cell phones in the U.S. into life-saving funding for domestic violence survivors. Simply donate your old cell phone (working or not) to the campaign, and it'll be used to raise money for programs that train survivors how to use technology to stay safe.

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Anchor Leadership Summit The First Annual Anchor Leadership Summit was held in New Orleans in July! The Anchors started the festivities of the week by joining PI President Winnie Brewer in the Mardi Gras Parade on Wednesday night's opening ceremony making their way through the ballroom of Pilots while dancing and throwing beads to everyone. Thursday, the Anchors worked together and made almost 30 blankets that were donated later that day to the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System to be given out to veterans in need. Anchors worked on several Leadership Training projects during the week with representatives of PI national partners including the Freedoms Foundation, and Keynote Speaker Kathy Sturgis. The Anchors accomplished a Partnership Strategy Project which they worked on all week and presented to all Pilots on Saturday morning. This project provided an opportunity for attending Anchors to work together on a hands-on project incorporating Pilot and Anchor's new ABC initiatives. To promote awareness for the various ABC causes and campaigns, Anchors decided to host a "Care More Carnival." Together, they created a funny video to showcase their ideas. View it on the new Pilot International Website at anchor_Promo. The Anchor Cultural Exchange was staged again this year, with a record number of Pilots in attendance. The room was packed as the group of Anchors shared interesting facts about their District’s culture. This is always an exciting time for the Anchors to learn about other areas of the country and world. Another highlight this year was attending the New Orleans School of Cooking where they enjoyed dinner together after learning both how to cook "New Orleans Style" and more about their culture. Attending Anchors ended that evening enjoying beignets together and having fun with each other at the Cafe

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july 10 -14, 2013 • new orleans, louisiana

Du Monde. On Saturday night the Anchors were asked by incoming PI President Judy Langley to sing “It’s A Small World” during her installation service. Some of the Anchors had never heard the song until we practiced on Saturday afternoon, and then they also learned one verse in Japanese. The performance that evening was great, and the Pilots joined right in, singing along with them. Overall, the Anchors that attended this first Annual Anchor Summit said they had a great time and were so happy they had the opportunity to attend! Everyone said they plan to return next year and are looking forward to having more Anchors join them in Chicago in 2014. Are you and your advisor planning to come? We hope so!! See you in Chicago!

Anchor Club News

A newly chartered Anchor Club is coming to Houston Middle School, Germantown, TN, (above) and plans to charter with about 40 members in October! Congratulations HMS! To get folks excited about the club, Pilot sponsors and advisors sent a link to the 2013 PI State of the Organization video ( pilot_2013Video) out to parents and interested students. What a great marketing idea for recruiting new members! They also printed up and handed out the new Anchor brochures (

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Other new clubs are also in the works - we have had interest in starting new Anchor clubs in Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma and more! Please be sure to contact for chartering instructions. Advisors should have interested potential members complete the Anchor Club Application located here (

The Anchor Club of Walton High School, FL (above) hosted a Project Lifesaver Steak Dinner and was able to raise $1200 for the Walton County Sheriff's Department to be used for Project Lifesaver. Johnnie Kay Ealum is the club advisor.

SEND US YOUR PICTURES AND CAPTIONS! We want to see your club in action! Submissions are taken at anytime. Email club pictures (please include date and names of people in the picture in order) and club news to

Anchor Club Operations Advisors - Please help us keep everyone at your school informed about all things Anchor! Email the names and email addresses of your school principal and PTA president to anchor@pilothq. org. We will add them to our Constant Contact mailing list so they too can enjoy "The Anchor" and spread the word about your amazing club!

Writable Forms We are working to ensure as many Anchor forms and applications are in computer writable format so you can type on the form, hit print and send it in or email it in! We know you’re busy helping others and want to get your club administration done quickly, easily and effectively. They are on the new website under "I'm an Anchor - Anchor Resources - Operational Resources," anchor_OpsDocs.


Courtesy of the Anchor Club of Curry Hill HS, Jasper AL. Anchor Clubs were first established by Pilot International in 1952. Ruby Newhall was International President at that time and felt that Pilot should be extending itself to include students. The name “Anchor Club” originated in Morgantown, North Carolina. The Anchor motto was “Anchored We Hold.” The Pilot Club of Jasper was established in 1969 and their first Anchor Club was at Walker High School in 1973. Carbon Hill was the next school in Walker County to get an Anchor Club and that was in 1986. Curry was third and we’ve been here since 2005. Dora and Oakman were both established last year.

BrainMindersTM Art Contest

Pay Dues and Forget It! If your club has collected them already, go ahead and send them in then get back to the fun stuff of Anchor! Anchor International deadline for dues is November 1st. Dues are $10 with an additional $4 insurance fee for a total of $14 per member. A membership form is to be completed on every member (returning and new) and sent in with your club’s dues check to PIHQ. The treasurer must complete the treasurer's report after ensuring all membership forms are completed and that the dues check is correct. The report must be signed by both the treasurer and the president. Thank you, Club Treasurers (with administrative help from advisors and often financial help from Pilot sponsors and other community sponsors) for performing these very important roles for your club! Get the membership form and the treasurer’s report here (

Officer Forms Please be sure to update your club officers and advisors ASAP or sooner! The form is located here ( NOTE: We will be phasing out this form next year as there is now space for officer information on the new Anchor Membership form. So feel free to use the officer form or just the new membership form, and be sure to fill in the spaces for officer information. It’s your choice! Email it to anchor@ or send it in with your club dues. P 6

"Anchor Heritage"

Pilot International is pleased to announce the BrainMindersTM Coloring Page Illustration Contest! The winners will be drawing brand new coloring sheets that illustrate the new Brain MindersTM Buddies adventures! Help be a part of teaching children to play safe and play smart! Applicants should create single line drawings to match given captions. Entries will be judged on how elaborate the submissions are, while still being able to be easily colored by a child. They will also be judged in how well they creatively portray the chosen caption. Artwork can be submitted electronically, or original artwork may be mailed to Pilot International Headquarters. Entries must be received by November 8, and winners will be announced on December 8. For more information and specific instructions, download the Application Form at Happy drawing!

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The Anchor - August/September 2013  

The Anchor is the school-year based bi-monthly publication of Pilot International for our youth Anchor Clubs, their sponsors and advisors.

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