About Us

Who we are
Pilot Club of Manhattan is service organization that focuses on helping caregivers of those on the autism spectrum. The Club also assists a number of community organizations.

Projects and Community Involvement
In 2005 we adopted the autism spectrum as our service focus. Our goal is to find ways to help families, caregivers and educators of children on the spectrum. We hosted an autism workshop for parents and educators for a number of years. 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 are supported by our fundraisers: geranium sales in the spring and fireworks sales in the summer.

Pilot Club of Manhattan currently meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. For more information about Pilot Club of Manhattan, contact [email protected].

The Pilot Club of Manhattan was chartered in February 1963 and has been involved in a number of service projects since that time. The Pilot Club of Manhattan is in the Heartland 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
Pilot International’s mission is to influence positive change in communities throughout the world.  To do this, we come together in friendship and service, focusing on encouraging brain safety and health and supporting those who care for others.