Pilot Club of South Brevard
Influencing positive change in our community
At Pilot Club of South Brevard, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.
Pilot is now 100 years old...
Welcome to the Next 100 Years!
Pilot Club of South Brevard is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
One of the objectives of our local club is to reach out in the community and help those suffering from brain disorders. Some projects toward that end have been:
Visit local schools and educate children about “BrainMinders,” a safety program which highlights injury prevention and a program for adults on maintaining and improving their memory.
We also participate in annual bell ringing and collecting food for the Salvation Army.
Planning activities for a local assisted living facility and the for the caretakers working there. Our members enjoy preparing crafts for them to make and treating them to a monthly spa day and last but not least making home made cupcakes to celebrate their birthdays.
In addition to the above, we make significant contributions to local charitable organizations that are selected annually by our membership, such as:
Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind (BABB),
Nana’s House, The Children’s Hunger Project, 211, Brevard Alzheimer’s Association (Joe’s Club), Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind, Camp TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), Candlelighters, Daily Bread, Devereaux Therapeutic Home for Girls, Heads Together Brain Injury Support Group, Nana’s House, Project Lifesaver, Promise In Brevard, Salvation Army (Melbourne Fl.), and The Children’s Hunger Project
Fellowship and Fun Times
Pilot Club members participate in monthly meetings and activities for fellowship and fun. Pilot is an international program and there are training and conventions at the district and international level. Members enjoy getting to know each other and joining together to support each other. Florida Pilots have joined together to raise funds to support scholarships and even 5 scholarship houses at universities in our state (https://www.pilotflorida.org/pi-scholarships/). We also choose and support other non-profit organizations with our time and organize ways to raise funds for them.
Matching stuffed animals to books with the Brevard Retired Teachers Association; collecting stuffed animals for trauma victims; making up goodie baskets for our firemen and women; collecting plastic caps for school benches; ringing the Salvation Army bell, wellness bags for homeless veterans, participating in BrainMinders program for children and seniors, making cupcakes for seniors in an assistant living facility, rubbing hand cream and trimming nails at a senior center, making pick me ups (providing needed services or small gifts to brighten their day) for caregivers, collecting food for the homeless, and the list goes on and on.... We stand poised to positively impact the lives of countless individuals around the globe and promote awareness for the demands and challenges they face every day.
Volunteer Your Time
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. We have a large array of activities you can choose to participate in. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Pilot Club of South Brevard. Get in touch with any questions about how you can join us and Volunteer Your Time today.
Stay in the Know
This project targets our homeless veterans. Each week Veterans meet at a local laundry where they are provided with change to do their laundry, have a meal, and where they can find services they need. Pilot's provide wellness bags with needed hygiene items.
BrainMindersTM is Pilot International’s signature program originally designed in 2001 to teach safety to children to help prevent brain injuries. It was made possible through an in-kind grant given to Pilot International Foundation and a gift from the estate of Callye Harrell Neese. Realizing the need to teach brain injury prevention to people of all ages, Pilots have expanded the program to include presentations for youth and seniors. Most Pilot Clubs as well as many Anchor Clubs present BrainMinderTM Programs to persons of all ages, based on the services needed in their community. Pilot International was awarded the prestigious 2001 Association Publications Contest Grand Prize for the BrainMindersTM Program. Pilot Clubs are groups of caring people who come together in friendship and service. Together they learn and develop into stronger individuals.
Can you trim fingernails, polish nails, or with a gentle hand apply hand lotion? Our seniors look forward to the interaction as we visit one day each month.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does" William James
You CAN Make A Difference
Turning Interest Into Action
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Pilot Club of South Brevard emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 1961, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.
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