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Pilot International welcomes the Executive Committee
Welcome to Macon, Georgia!
The Pilot International headquarters team warmly welcomes President Karen Cupit and the 2018-19 Executive Committee members. They arrive in Macon, Georgia Thursday, January 17 for three full days of meeting and strategic planning.
Pilot International was chartered on October 18, 1921 in Macon, Georgia, U.S.A. by Elizabeth Leonard and forty local businesswomen. The name “Pilot” was inspired by the mighty riverboat pilots of that day who represented leadership and guidance.
Pilot Principles: Friendship and Service
Motto: “True Course Ever”
Colors: Green (life and vigor) and Gold (sincerity of purpose)
Emblem: A riverboat pilot’s wheel with eight spokes
First Pilot President: Lucy B. Allen, elected at the organization’s first convention in 1922.
Pearl Sparks of Florence, Alabama wrote the Pilot Code of Ethics. It was first presented in 1926 at the 5th Annual PI Convention held in Montgomery, Alabama with 69 Pilots attending.
In 1929, Pilot organized its first club west of the Mississippi, the Pilot Club of El Paso, Texas. In 1932 the 22nd Pilot Club was organized in Juarez, Mexico, making Pilot a true “international” organization.
Ruby Newhall, President of Pilot International in 1949, first envisioned Anchor Clubs, Pilot’s youth service organization arm.
By 1954 the number of Pilot members had increased to 9,900. Membership hit an all time high of 20,877 in 1985.
The first issue of The Pilot Log was published in January 1924. Early issues were single page bulletins containing club news. Pearl Sparks, author of the Pilot Code of Ethics, once served as editor of The Pilot Log (1927-28).
Pilot International Foundation (now the Pilot International Founders Fund) was established in 1975 to further Pilot’s humanitarian efforts. Since the Pilot International Founders Fund grant program began in 1977, nearly 1,500 grants totaling more than $1.5 million have been disbursed to Pilot Clubs.
Outstanding Pilot International projects have included:
- Donating an ambulance to the Red Cross for use in England during WW II (1940)
- Adopting a five-year project to rebuild the war-torn French village of Vimoutiers, Orne, France, which was accidentally bombed by allied troops (1949)
- Feeding 80,000 hungry Alaskan and Japanese citizens through the “Meals for Millions” program (1959)
- Sponsoring Project HOPE by equipping and maintaining the medical ship’s pediatric ward (1965-66)
- Contributing $10,000 to establish cancer research laboratories at the Salk Institute (1967-68)
- Establishing elementary schools in Guatemala (1968)
- Contributing $200,000 within a two-year period to the United Cerebral Palsy Association (1985-87)
- Founding Project: WOMANPOWER, a joint CARE/Pilot project which provided financial aid to cottage industries owned by women in Peru (1987-1992)
- Contributing nearly $240,000 within a two-year period to pediatric AIDS research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (1988-1990)
- BrainMindersTM—”Protecting Your Brain for Life” is Pilot International’s award-winning signature project introduced at the Denver Convention in 2001. Over four hundred clubs applied for in-kind grants. In the seven years since the introduction over 560,000 books have been distributed to the clubs and evaluations have been received.
Club Name: The Compass Club of Covington County
Sponsored by the Pilot Club of Andalusia
The Pilot Club of Andalusia this week chartered the first Compass Club since the club for younger men and women was reestablished.
Pilot International Secretary Collett Cross said that the moment marked a historical event.
“This is a historic event for Pilot International,” Cross said. “I hope this group leads the charge for leadership and growth from the college and young professional demographic.”
Cross said that there was a time when Compass was established and had members.
“In the 1990s, Compass started to phase out,” Cross said. “With the establishment of Anchor Club, financial problems and lack of growth, it completely phased out.”
Lisa Patterson , director of the executive committee of Pilot International, said that each chartering member will occupy a place in history.
“No other member will ever be known as the ‘chartering members’ of the first Compass Club chartered following the re-establishment of Compass,” Patterson said. “And we will be here to help and guide the new members.”
The Compass Club is only for ages 18 to 26.
For the club to be chartered there needed to be five members. They include Katrine Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Kami Price, Heidi Cross and Taylor Smith. Christopher Smith, a reporter covering new releases, recently joined increasing the club membership to six.
The Compass Club of Covington County is required to have six meetings per year and meetings may be held electronically, giving young adults from Covington County attending college in other locations or states the opportunity to be a member.
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