Archive for July, 2013

Pilot International: Do More, Care More, Be More

Northern Area Workshop

August 17, 2013

Guntersville Church of Christ

800 Gunter Avenue

Guntersville, AL 35976

9:00 a.m.-1: 00 p.m.

Membership Presentation: Kay Chandler and Decatur Pilots

 Update on New Pilot Initiatives and Partners: Suzanne Kendra

  •  Light Breakfast, Box Lunch from Café 336

Please register by August 7, 2013

$10.00 registration fee can be paid on August 17

Plan to join us for a morning of information, fun and fellowship!

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New Pilot Club Members

Samantha Gibbs

Mary Joe Letson

Kim Lovoy

Tanyana Millwood

Elizabeth Walls

Welcome, this great group of new Pilot Club Members.  They attended orientation at Rebecca’s home where Cala Warhurst, Peggy Day, Heather Branch, and Rebecca Branch gave details about being a Pilot member.

“What a bundle of talent these ladies have.  An Anchor Leader in the group, just what we needed.  God is good!”, said Rebecca Branch.

July Lunch Bunch!

Good morning Pilot sisters!!!  This is a reminder for our Lunch Bunch get-together on Thursday, July 25th, 11:30 a.m. at Morningside Assisted Living.

Doris Falkner, Director, has invited us to join them for lunch as a thank you for all we do in our community.

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Ann  Fox

Pilot Club of Cullman New Officers

Peggy Day, President

Beverly Wilkerson, President Elect

Susan Copeland, Vice President

Shirley Bonner, Recording Secretary

Ann Williams, Corresponding Secretary

Joyce Black, Treasurer

July 2013 President’s Letter

Dear Pilots,

As I write my first newsletter message, I am remembering my recent trip to New Orleans where I learned about many Pilot International changes which will affect the clubs and I will be sharing with you over the next few months.  Thank you very much for providing the opportunity for me to go.  A group of 13 from Jasper and one from Demopolis and I rode there on the train.  New Orleans is an old historic city and has some beautiful, interesting places.  We were so busy we did not get to see much of it, however.  The next conventions will be in Chicago, Orlando, Toronto, and Las Vegas.

Based on the surveys we completed, the PI Executive Director and the Executive Committee identified and formally recognized three core areas of service focus—Pilot’s Fundamental ABC’s—to which PI, Pilot Clubs, and Anchor Clubs will be encouraged to invest the majority of their time and philanthropic efforts.  They are:

A  Anchor Clubs (Youth Development & Leadership)

B  Brain Safety & Fitness

C  Caring for Families in Times of Need

The second week in November has been designated as “International Care & Kindness Week.”  PI has approved an initiative called “Pick Me Ups” to promote an awareness of the unique needs of Family Caregivers.  Materials will be available in August.  Each delegate to the convention was given a Pick Me Up manual.

Pilot International is also developing a new website which will be more interactive.  It is based on and designed by the engineer who designed the Kiwanis International system.  Some of the new system will be available in August.  It will enable clubs to track everything and share information more easily.  PI will also be able to track what clubs are doing and evaluate areas of club strengths and needs.

New International officers elected and installed are:

President                                 Judy Langley

President Elect                        Sherry Johnson

Vice President                         Shannon Cleghorn

Secretary                                 Faith Stamps

Treasurer                                 Karen Cupit

Director                                   Stacey Chapman (Alabama ECR)

Director                                   Deborah Hays

Director                                   Connie Moore

The Cullman Executive Board will discussing the new initiatives in more detail and recommending changes and additions as necessary.

Thanks again for sending me to the convention, and thanks for answering the call to “Do More, Care More, and Be More” in our club and in our community every day.

See you Tuesday night.

In Pilot,

Peggy Day