BRIEF HISTORY OF
District 10 of Pilot Club International (PI) was organized in 1939, and included clubs in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Of the original clubs, two are still active in the district: the Pilot Club of Columbus (Ohio) and the Pilot Club of Dayton (Ohio). Highlights of our history include:
Leadership from our District has been well represented through the years on the international level. Our members have served as PI Secretary, Treasurer, and Director, as well as Appointees. Five members have held the highest office, that of Pilot International President:
At the close of the 1981 PI International Convention in San Diego, California, Cookie Brooks, PI Executive Director, presented the KY-OH-WV District with the flag that had flown at PI headquarters during Marjorie Ater’s presidency. Traditionally, the state flag of the PI President is flown at headquarters. However, Marjorie had a special flag designed to include all three states of the KY-OH-WV District. This was a “first” at Pilot International.
The 15 Pilot Clubs that comprise the KY-OH-WV are active in diverse projects, tailoring their service activities to suit the requirements of their own communities. Clubs in the KY-OH-WV District support Pilot International's signature project, BrainMinders™, and Project LifeSaver in addition to other community service projects of special interest to their neighborhoods.
Members get together twice a year to share fellowship and learn new things: in the spring for our annual District Convention, and in the fall for either a two-day council or a one-day workshop.
New members are always needed to grow our organization and help meet local community needs. If you are a current KY-OH-WV resident or are moving to the KY-OH-WV District and would like to enrich your life with important community service, consider visiting a local Pilot Club. Our rich tradition of friendship and service is waiting to be shared.