TREASURE COAST PILOT CLUB
Treasure Coast Pilot Club is a volunteer service organization whose members are from all walks of life. We are an organization dedicated to service and friendship with a focus on Brain Safety and Health. Pilot International was founded in Macon, Ga in 1921. The organization has just celebrated its 100 year anniversary. The riverboat pilot, steering a true course through calm and troubled waters, was historic inspiration for the name of our organization. Thus, for 100 years, our motto has been “True Course Ever”, and today we are charged to do more, care more and BE MORE every day. The Treasure Coast Pilot Club, TCPC, meets once a month at C.J Cannon’s for dinner and to organize projects, fund-raisers and services throughout the year. Once a year we hold an event dedicated to funding services to those with brain disorders, which is the focus of Pilot International. TCPC focus for this year is “Touch One Thousand Lives” TCPC is one of the 29 Pilot clubs in Florida and overall, the state has over 625 members. If you are interested in more information on Pilot International and how you can join our efforts, please visit the websites www.pilotinternational.org or www.pilotflorida.org. Just contact one of our local members and discover more about who we are and what we do. SERVICE PROJECTS vary from year to year. Below is a list of current projects we are involved: 1. Brain Disorders emphasis and support for Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s Association of Indian River County - Provide funding for Project Lifesaver which are Tracking Bracelets Participate in Alzheimer’s Walk To Remember - Sponsor walkers to raise funds Provide Memory Screening Assist with the “Dementia Experience” education 2. Leadership Development – Provide High School Scholarship awards Provide food for students volunteering for “Habitat For Humanity” 3. Community Service Organizations – Provide funding to “Care Net Pregnancy Center” Donate Food to the Indian River Food Bank and the Salvation Army Work with the Source which supports the needs of the homeless and at-risk local community with food and socks Organize the community event, “Autumn in The Park”, an Arts and Crafts show to obtain funding for local charities Provide funding for “Little Birthday Angels” which provides birthday gifts for homeless children Collect pre-K books for “Little Libraries” Collect glasses for the Lions Club Provide an annual “Tea” for seniors in a low-income memory care center Provide Christmas gifts for Pre-K children at the Childcare Resource Center of Indian River County Provide funding for “Literacy Services of Indian River County” Provide funding to send low-income children to summer camp Provide funding for “Shining Light Gardens” Collect cell phones for seniors 4. Patriotism - Give ROTC Senior and Freshman awards to honour their service Honour a young person with a “Young Hero Award” Provide “Military boxes” for our troops Provide funding to “Dogs for Life” for Veterans Service Programs Volunteer with “Keep Indian River Beautiful” at coastal clean Up events