The Pilot Club of Lincolnton met Sept. 19 at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. President Carolyn Jones called the meeting to order and welcomed all club members in attendance.
Each year, the N.C. District Governor sponsors a special project related to brain disorders. Individual clubs either give a monetary donation or provide materials that the organization can use in its day to day operations. This year Camp Carefree in Stokesdale was chosen as the district project.
This is the only traumatic-brain-injury camp in North Carolina and is sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. The camp has handicap accommodations for 170 campers, counselors, medical personnel, cooks and other facilitators.
This year the N.C. Pilots raised $4,500 to sponsor the camp. Lincolnton Pilot Roxane Dellinger assisted the camp on Sept. 16-17.
She helped decorate for the sock hop on Friday night. Roxane and other N.C. Pilots also helped with crafts such as tie dyed shirts. Roxane shared that it was a privilege to help with these special adults.
Our newest member, Maureen Freeman, reported on the business card that she is designing for the club. These cards will soon be available for us to share with friends and coworkers to help publicize Pilot.
We look forward to Mondayâ€™s meeting, which will be a joint meeting with the North Lincoln Anchor Club and their advisor, Melissa Dellinger. This allows the Pilots and Anchors a chance to share information concerning their individual service projects. Anchor Club officers will also be installed at this meeting.
Our N.C. district governor, Dee Ann Stafford, will also visit our club for this October meeting.
Pilot International is an innovative volunteer service organization with approximately 10,000 members in five countries.
Pilot members take an active part in making communities a better place to live. The service focus of Pilot International is brain-related disorders such as Alzheimerâ€™s disease, chemical dependency, traumatic brain injuries, developmental, emotional and mental disabilities.