Pilots attend fall council

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 20, 2002

The Pilot Club of Suffolk is always up to something good in the community, but recently members chose to leave the city as they joined other Pilots in a celebration of fall and friendship.

Pilots from Suffolk, a part of the Virginia District of Pilot International, went to Bristol, for the &uot;60th Annual Fall Council.&uot; This year’s theme, &uot;Harvesting a Friendship and Service,&uot; seemed appropriate since Pilots around the globe focus their attention on cultivating friendship through dedicated service to others.

The meeting serves each year as a training session for all Pilot members, preparing them for all the community service activities they’ll do throughout the year.

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The focus of Pilot International is assisting people with brain disorders, and the Pilot Club of Suffolk is dedicated to that goal.

Members spend countless hours providing education on how to prevent brain injuries, however, they also work on many other projects in the community.

Right now, members are recovering from the monumental task of preparing foods and serving them at the &uot;25th Annual Peanut Fest Queen’s Luncheon,&uot; an event they host and sponsor each year. Of course, during this time they are also working on other projects and already choosing committees and chairs for them for next year’s program.

The Suffolk Pilot Club officers attending the meeting included Treasurer, Anne Craig-Stallings; Chaplain, LaVerne Flythe; Historian, Shirley Eley; and Pilot International Representative and past-president and district governor, Margaret Smith.

Pilot Club of Suffolk President Anna D’Antonio was named &uot;Sweetheart of the Year 2002,&uot; and Frances Hatfield, a charter member of the club who is also the representative of the Pilot International Foundation, presented that award.