Archive for September, 2013

Pilot Club Lunch Bunch

Pilot Club Lunch Bunch met on Thursday, September 19, at Morningside Assisted Living


Project Lifesaver

The Project Lifesaver Board met on Monday, August 19, 2013, at the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office.  There are now 22 clients in the program.  Capt. Blackwood conducted training for 5 Cullman Police Dept. Officers, giving a total of 9 Police Officers and 19 Sheriff’s Deputies certified for the Search and Rescue Team.  Four wristband transmitters are not working and needed replacing.  The board voted to purchase 4 new improved wristband transmitters, at a cost of $1437.97, that comes with a year’s supply of 60 day batteries and a range of over 1 mile.  Andy Wray made a presentation to Alacare Home Health which resulted with 2 new clients.  All Home Health Agencies will be contacted for presentations.  The Project Lifesaver Program/Pilot Club will have an exhibit booth at the County Fair, Sept. 12 – 23.  The Sheriff’s Office and Police Dept. will coordinate staffing the booth along with the Pilot Club.  The next meeting will be Monday, October 21, 2013, 4:30 pm at the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office.

Pecan Sales

Committee members – Peggy Harris- Chair, Ann Fox – Co-Chair, Gail Gray, Beverly Wilkerson, Peggy Day, Sandra McCluskey, Valerie Dotson, Joyce Black and Susan Copeland – Fundraising Division Chair.

The Pecan Sales Fundraiser is off to a great start. Priesters’ has confirmed that the PRICES ARE THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, as we will be selling our pecans for $12 for each 1 lb bag.  Peggy Harris, Chair and Ann Fox, Co-Chair, met, August 20, to

propose a Plan of Action, forms for ordering and recording, and Protocol for Pilots on receiving and returning pecans.  The committee met on August 29 to review and approve the Plan of Action, forms and Protocol. The Pecan Sales Order Form was emailed and mailed to members on August 29 with orders due by September 10 either by email or at Pilot Club meeting.  All Pilots are being asked to order at least 15 bags.  Pecan Sales will begin as soon as pecans are received in October until the January 14th Pilot Club meeting.

Pecans will be shipped to Smith’s Farm and the committee will assemble orders for each Pilot.  Vendor Pecan Sales will be conducted during Christmas in Cullman on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. Thanks to Rick Fox, Co Pilot of Ann, for his expert assistance in developing the forms we are using.

Community Participation by Pilot Club at Farm Fest

Fun was had by all at Cullman’s Farm Fest.  Peggy Harris, Cheryl and John Bryan, Nancy Moore, and Valerie Dotson were “assistants” to top chefs from Birmingham at the Festhalle.  Pilot Club members helped with preparation of samples and giving out the samples to audience.  Food was delicious and all members learned some great food tips

Thank You Nancy

Our sincere thanks to Nancy Moore for inviting the Pilot members into her home for Lunch Bunch on August 30.  An enjoyable time was had by all.  Those in attendance were:  Cheryl, Heather, Martha, Beverly, Peggy D., Melba, Peggy H., Rebecca, Valerie, and Ann F.  It was a great opportunity for everyone to relax and visit with one another while enjoying a delicious lunch.  Nancy was a gracious hostess and we appreciate all that she did to make this Lunch Bunch a special event.

September Pilot Club Meeting

Football Season is upon us.  Pilot Club hostesses are celebrating by using this theme for the September 10 meeting.

Tables will be decorated with football team memorabilia.  All you need to do is wear your favorite team’s t-shirt.  Jeans will be okay to wear with your t-shirt.


At the meeting, an announcement will be made about the Football ticket raffle.  Here is the play.  Let’s go for a touchdown. 

Two (2) Auburn vs. Ole Miss Tickets

October 5, 2013

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Time:  TBA

Winner notified September 27, 2013

$5.00 per ticket $20.00 for five tickets



Pilot Club September 2013 President’s Letter

Hope you are enjoying the nice weather.  We are almost officially into Fall season,–our busiest fundraising quarter.  You will read more about the major fundraisers in this issue.  Be sure to sign up to work on each of them.  The County Fair starts Thursday, and we will have an exhibit next to the Project Lifesaver Committee.  See Beverly if you can volunteer to work an unfilled shift.

Beverly, Joyce, Peggy, Valerie, and I attended the Northern Area Workshop August 17 in Guntersville.  There were presentations on the ABC’s of Pilot, Membership, and Publicity, and we able to get some additional good suggestions from the other clubs.  The first TBI Camp is planned for next Spring–more information later.

This month’s program is “A Personal Story,” presented by Mickey Parrish.  We will also honor the Pilot International Sweetheart.

Fall Council is coming up October 11-13 at the Huntsville Marriott.  Let me know if you plan to attend.  The Pilot Club of Tuscaloosa is still selling tee shirts with the Alabama District logo.  Orders placed now can be picked up at Fall Council.

Thanks to all who give their time and talents to Pilot.

Peggy Day