Macon, GA – Winnie Brewer of Titusville has been elected President of Pilot International, a volunteer service organization with approximately 9,000 member volunteers in 400 Pilot community-based clubs. The organization’s service focus is brain health and brain safety. Her installation as PI President and Chairman of the Board of the Pilot International Foundation was conducted at the organization’s annual conference held July 18-22 at Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas. One of the first tasks in her new office was speaking at the convention of one of Pilot International’s partner associations, Project Lifesaver, whose 2012 convention was also held in July in Las Vegas.
The new president has been a member of the Pilot Club of Titusville since June, 1993 and has held several offices; two terms as Recording Secretary, President Elect, and Club President. At Pilot’s Florida District level, she held several offices including Governor Elect. She was the 2002-03 Florida District Governor.
Winnie Brewer has 32 years of experience as a paralegal, and works in the Titusville law office of her husband, Stephen M. Brewer, P.A. For several years, the couple has also been active in continual volunteer service for a school in Costa Rica where they have helped to establish a home economics program and donated school and other needed supplies.
Founded in Macon, Georgia in 1921, Pilot International exists to assist those in Pilot communities who are affected by brain-related illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), schizophrenia, depression, autism, and similar.
The new president’s special volunteer interests lie in working with special needs children and helping returning military personnel who experience post-traumatic stress disorder and who have incurred traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). She is also a strong supporter of Pilot’s youth volunteer program, Anchor Clubs. With more than 24,000 members, Anchor is currently the fastest-growing program within Pilot.
“Volunteer service has defined my life in many ways,” she said. “As Pilot International President, I hope to positively impact the lives of many others.”