Touch 100 Lives

In celebration of Pilot International’s 100th Anniversary, during the 2021-2022 Pilot year, we challenge each Pilot Club and District to Touch 100 Lives.

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100th Anniversary Luncheon

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

We hope you are planning to join us for the 100th Anniversary Luncheon at the Terminal Station in Macon, GA on Monday, October 18, 2021. It is going to be a truly celebratory event! Tickets are $50 per person.

If you have questions, please contact Claire Wells (clubservices@pilothq.org) at PI Headquarters.

 

What will your Pilot Club or District do to Touch 100 Lives? Below you will find a few suggestions…

  • Collect 100 bags of food and give to the needy
  • Collect 100 school supplies and give to a local school
  • Collect 100 coats for children and give to the needy
  • Collect 100 bags of pet food and give to an animal shelter
  • Collect 100 books and give to a local school or library
  • Complete 100 hours of community service
  • Make 100 care packages for the homeless
  • Make 100 care packages for residents in a nursing home
  • Make 100 Pick-Me-Up Bags for Nurses, Policemen, Firemen, EMS, etc.
  • Host a 100th birthday party, inviting 100 caregivers, at-risk children, or residents at a women’s shelter
  • Present BrainMindersTM to 100 children
  • Give 100 Pilot Helmets to children
  • Present a BrainMindersTM Program to 100 seniors
  • Play BRAIN-O with 100 senior citizens
  • Plant 100 plants and give to nursing home residents or caregivers
  • Plant 100 plants in your community and have a special dedication ceremony
  • Read 100 books to children
  • Sponsor a “Day of Service” in your community
  • Host a 100-hour service project (cumulative)
  • Host a 100-hour service marathon
  • Host a beautification project in your community
  • Host a 100-mile relay walk, bike ride, or a bike rodeo promoting helmet safety
  • Host a coffee or morning event with a speaker on brain health
  • Host a blood drive to save 100 lives…display Pilot & BrainMindersTM posters

Pilots, feel free to use one of these ways to Touch 100 Lives  or create your own service project/event!

Please share photos of your service project or event on your Club, District and PI’s website and Facebook page, using the hashtag, #PilotInternational or #Touch100Lives.

2021 Pilot International Luncheon Menu

The Pilot International Luncheon Menu is now available. Chef Michael Davis has years of experience in the hospitality and cooking industry and has created this menu especially for Pilot International's 100th Anniversary Luncheon.

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Macon's Terminal Station History

Macon’s historic Terminal Station is included on the National Register of Historic Place and is part of Macon’s Historic District. The former railroad station, built in 1916 in the Beaux Arts style, was designed by architect Alfred T. Fellheimer acclaimed for his design of New York City’s revered Grand Central Terminal.

A $5-million renovation of the Terminal Station was completed in 2010 which included a new Transfer Station, updates to the waiting room and lobby, plus a new conference room and meeting room.

Set on 13-acres on Fifth Street at the foot of Cherry Street, the Terminal Station is a distinctive venue providing a dramatic backdrop for weddings, receptions, fundraisers, parties, and special occasions.

The grand limestone building with its beautifully restored 14,000 square foot lobby features the original pale pink Tennessee marble walls and floor, gilt molding and long wooden benches which curve along two walls providing an abundance of seating for the hundreds of events the Terminal Station hosts annually.

Originally, the majestic structure was owned by the Macon Terminal Company and served as the union station of all 15 railroads operating in Macon at that time. More than 100 arrivals daily were handled through the Macon Terminal during the 1920s and 1930s, the heyday of the city’s passenger rail.

After nearly 60 years of service, the Terminal Station closed in 1975 and in 1982 was purchased by the Georgia Power Company, serving as its local headquarters until the 1990s.

In 2002, the City of Macon purchased the Terminal Station and renovated it in 2014, restoring it to its former glory, then transferring the title to the Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority (MTA). Since then, the MTA has been honored to manage the historic gem, along with its tenants and rentals.

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SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE

Pilot International’s Hundredth Anniversary Service Project Commemorates One Hundred Years of Service in the Macon Community

Pilot International’s Hundredth Anniversary Service Project relates back to the organization’s early beginnings. Soon after Pilot was organized, a school bond proposal failed due to lack of interest in the community. So, as their first civic project, Pilots secured enough petitions to call for another vote. Pilots encouraged people to vote and the bond issue passed. To honor the first service project by the Pilot Club of Macon, the Hundredth Anniversary Service Project was selected to parallel the original project’s focus. It was decided that Pilots would donate school supplies for children in schools in Bibb County School District, Georgia.

Clubs, groups, and individuals within the Pilot organization generously contributed a total of $21,805 for classroom supplies. This allowed us to purchase enough supplies for 429 classrooms in 16 priority-needs schools. Bibb County School District Communications Specialist Jeremy Timmerman provided the names of the schools with the greatest need for school supplies. Senior General Manager of Office Depot James Allen assisted with the bulk purchase of school supplies, storage of these supplies, packing of the 429 boxes, and delivering the boxes to PI Headquarters. On August 27, 2021, Hundredth Anniversary Committee Chair Laura Keever, Committee Member Judy Langley, and 2020-2021 PI President Peggy Benton were joined by the 2021-2022 Pilot International Executive Committee to deliver the boxes of school supplies to each school.

From 1921 to 2021 and beyond, Pilots improve the lives of others in their communities through outstanding service projects, not only in the United States, but also globally where Pilot Clubs exist.

Learn more by visiting:

https://pilotinternational.org/serviceproject

Improvements to PI Headquarters in Macon, Georgia

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Library (2)
Foyer Front Door
Foyer Back Library

Bus Tour to PI Headquarters 2021