The Pilot Club of Manhattan was chartered in February 1963 and has been involved in a number of service projects since that time. In 2005 we adopted the autism spectrum as our service focus, with our goal being to find ways to help families, caregivers and educators of children on the spectrum. We are hosting our 10th annual Autism Spectrum Disorders workshop in June 2015. In addition, the club donates autism spectrum related books and videos to the USD 383 (Manhattan-Ogden) lending library. These books are available through the school district for parents to check out. Pilot Club of Manhattan also provides funds to help autism teachers purchase incentives to use in the classroom with their students.
Other areas of involvement within the community include cookie donations to the Red Cross Bloodmobile, batting and/or bicycle helmets for area youth, and home delivered meals, We support the Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp, Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Manhattan Crisis Center, and the Royal Family Kids Camp. We also participate in BrainMinders presentations with members from Sunflower and Little Apple Pilot Clubs at local elementary schools.
We are supported by our fundraisers: geranium sales in the spring and wrapping paper sales in the fall. Our puzzle and notecard sales are ongoing throughout the year.
Pilot Club of Manhattan currently has 39 members and meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more information about Pilot Club of Manhattan, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pilot Club of Manhattan is in the Kansas/Missouri District of Pilot International. Pilot International was founded in Macon, Georgia, in 1921. Brain-related disorders were adopted as the service focus in 1990 to promote awareness of brain-related disorders and to improve the lives of those affected through education, volunteer activities, financial support and research.
Pilot International Mission Statement:
To serve by furthering Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational, and research programs in communities throughout the world.
Pilot International Vision Statement:
To achieve universal awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders and disabilities.