Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Local Pilot Club Members Attend District Convention

Members of the Pilot Club of Louisville joined more than 100 Pilot members from Mississippi at the MS District, Pilot International 31st Annual Convention held at the Summit Conference Center in Tupelo on April 12 and 13, 2019. Governor Miriam Garner, Pilot Club of Houston, presided during the weekend. Those attending from the Pilot Club of Louisville were: Beverly Wilkes, Heather Thompson, Brandi Krajewski, Toni Jackson, Alice Wooten, Kristin Knox, Equilla Miller, Tara Woodward, Kathy Sinclair, DeLaine Woodruff and Mary Blanset. 

Theme for the weekend was “The Gift of Pilot”. Attendees took part in a service project, officer training sessions, election of district officers, and conducting district business. Holly Baker, Pilot International Executive Director for the 2018-19 year from Moline, Illinois attended as the Executive Committee Representative for the MS District. A special fundraiser was held on Friday night for the Pilot International Foundation Fund. Monies raised will go toward scholarships and grants.

Cindy Widdig of the Mississippi Chapter Alzheimer Association was the keynote speaker at the Awards Banquet on Saturday. The Pilot Club of Louisville received the following awards: Yearbook Award-2nd Place, Club of the Year-2nd Place, Newsletter-1st Place  and Attendance Award- 1st Place. The Winston County Anchor Club received the 2nd Place Award for the Anchor Club of the Year. The Pilot Clubs of Booneville and Houston served as hostesses for the successful weekend.

The 2018-19 Newly Elected District officers are: Governor Allyson Leitner,Tippah County, Governor Elect; Michelle Estes, West Point; Lt. Governor, Patti Bennett, Fulton; Secretary, Barb Atkins, Starkville; and Treasurer Cindy Ford, Booneville. They will serve from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020..

Founded in 1921, Pilot International’s mission is to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. To do this, we come together in friendship and give people an outlet for service. We focus on encouraging brain safety and health, preparing the youth for service and supporting those who care for others.