Scottish Pilot Club recgonized at international convention

By: Staff report

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg received an award and recognition at the 97th annual Pilot International Convention and Leadership Conference.

The local organization was awarded the Outstanding Club Visibility Award for clubs with 26 to 40 members and Scotland High School Anchor Advisor, Kelly Cheek received second for Anchor Advisor of the Year. The conference took place from June 27 to July 1 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. Those from the Scottish Pilot Club were President Debbie Quick, President-Elect Barbra Mack, and Dorothy Tyson, the outgoing president.

“I’m honored for the club to have received the award,” Tyson said. “I contribute it to the members and the local media, we’ve worked really hard this year and while people have known who we are it’s been heightened over the past year. We’re really looking forward to the next year.”

During the convention, the Pilots attended workshops on topics ranging from grants to membership and heard from guest speakers Jen Slaw, a former structural engineer and world-record holding juggler, and Jean Nadeau, a motivational speaker. Slaw spoke on how to balance responsibilities and engaging a team while Nadeau spoke on what it takes to bring out the best in yourself as well as children and society.

Each year the convention partakes in a service project and this year was “No Child Hungry” and 30,000 meals were packed for those in need in the Nashville area.

“We learned a lot and had a lot of fun,” Tyson said. “We got to network as well as meeting new friends and renewing old friendships.”

The Mission of Pilot International is to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. To accomplish the mission, we come together in friendship and give people an outlet for service. Pilot International focuses on preparing youth and young adults for service, encourage brain safety and health, and supporting those who care for others.

The Scottish Pilot Club has been a member of Pilot International since 1991. For more information about the Scottish Pilot Club, contact Debbie Quick at 910-280-6319.

Staff report

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171.

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171.