About UsFriendship & Service since 1935
I like being a Pilot member because I can interact with the elementary school children, teaching them to protect their brains for life and be involved with the Anchors.Claire Mikko
I joined Pilot in spring of 1997 when I approached for give away’s for the annual Secretary’s Week Luncheon the Tallahassee club hosted. I also received an invitation to the luncheon. It was this event that had me hooked on Pilot. I felt the friendship right away. I was looking for an club or organization to join to give back to the community for my position with then AmSouth Bank. I made Pilot the Club of Choice for me when I attended the first luncheon/business meeting at Ryan’s Steakhouse. It will be 20 years next July.Belinda Mizell
I love being a Pilot member because of the friendship and care by the members given to others, and their sincere desire to help the community become a better place.Yvonne Salfinger
“Friendship and Service since 1935″
The Pilot Club of Tallahassee, founded in 1935, is a part of Pilot International, a worldwide service organization. Founded in 1921, Pilot International is a volunteer service organization offering its members vast opportunities to make a positive difference in their communities and globally as they build lasting friendships within their clubs. Pilot Club volunteers conduct programs, projects and fundraisers that include many areas of charitable service at the local level. In addition, Pilot Clubs support the overall service focus of Pilot International: brain safety, brain research, and assistance to those with brain-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, chemical dependency, traumatic brain injuries, brain cancer, autism and numerous other developmental, emotional and mental disabilities.
Pilot derives its name from the riverboat pilots who were able to steer a “true course” navigating through the rough waters of life.
The mission of Pilot International is to influence positive change in communities throughout the world.
The Pilot Club of Tallahassee spearheads efforts in our community in the arenas of brain disorders, not limited to, but including, Alzheimer’s disease. Many of our projects help to aid and fund research of this debilitating enemy. In addition to Alzheimer’s projects, we also actively educate young children how to protect their brain through a puppet show program known as BrainMinders®. We work in the local community supporting the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc., Gretchen Everhart School, and the Salvation Army Angel Tree, among other organizations.
In addition, the Pilot Club of Tallahassee sponsors Anchor Clubs in 3 local schools: Leon High School, Maclay School, and Chiles High School.