“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.”


Florida District vision: to serve by furthering Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational & research programs

The Pilot Club of Naples was Chartered in 1959 in the
Florida District of Pilot International.


Mission Statement of Pilot International
To serve by furthering Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts
through charitable, educational and research programs in
communities throughout the world.


Welcome to the Future . . The Future of the Pilot Club of Naples and the Naples Pilot Foundation, Inc.



I am reaching out to everyone to take some time to think about the future of the Pilot Club of Naples. Our Florida Governor Charlotte Edenfield has a “theme” for this year. It is “Welcome to the Future”. We can direct our Club in new directions. We can do projects that we have never done before. And then there is fund raising; we need new creative ideas to generate funds for our projects.

We will continue 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”. This is the Pilot International mission statement.

The Florida District vision statement is: “To serve by furthering Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational & research programs”.

Think about what you would like to be proud of when you say you are a member of the Pilot Club of Naples.

Leigh Anne Page has come up with some ideas. During a future meeting, we will have her share them.

We have a club with 62 years of history. We have come a long way since 1959.. We have a Scholarship House Project in our area with one house functioning and another one due to be available in 2022. We have a powerful Anchor Club with a strong future.

The members of the Pilot Club of Naples are humbled with the hard work of our Pilot member, Mike Nelson making a positive difference in the lives of so many. He is like a “gift” that was sent to our club and we all appreciate him.

We need to buckle our seatbelts because it promises to be a very exciting year. Mike has the energy and connections to take this Pilot Club to new heights. But the members are the working “body” of this board driven organization.

So let’s get busy and pull it together. . . .together. We can do this because we are stronger together.


What Pilots do is as simple as ABC!
Anchor -Growing future leaders through Anchor Clubs
Brain Health – Promoting brain health and safety
Caregivers – Caring for those who care for others
Do More, Care More, Be More!

Pilot International Founders Fund established in 1975 to further Pilot’s humanitarian efforts. Since the Pilot International Founders Fund grant program began in 1977, nearly 1,500 grants totaling more than $1.5 million have been disbursed to Pilot Clubs.

The Pilot Club of Naples has been supporting Project Lifesaver for many years and is proud to partner with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to continue to provide Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C) (3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides emergency responders and caregivers with the equipment and training required to protect and, when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive conditions that cause the propensity to wander, such as those with Alzheimer’s or autism. Through the use of state of the art radio frequency technology, innovative search and rescue techniques, and accredited first response training, Project Lifesaver member agencies have, to date, successfully located in excess of 3,500 special needs individuals during an episode of elopement; the average recovery times for these rescues are less than 30 minutes, which is 95% less time than standard operations.

Something good to know!

Giving to Pilot International’s Founders Fund helps to support the ABC initiatives of Pilot:


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Jodi Walborn donated 10 cases (approximately 250) of bike helmets to the Pilot Club of Naples when she cleared out her storage unit. This is really huge and we are grateful that she called to offer these wonderful helmets to us for our helmet fitting projects. Jodi has been a friend of the Pilot Club of Naples with bike rodeo and safety fairs, helmet fitting certification opportunities for the Anchor Club, the Scholarship House residents and our own members. A sincere THANK YOU to Jodi from the Pilot Club of Naples.


Pilot Scholarship House Foundation, Inc. 2020-2021 BoardAnn Moreau, Julie Thompson Mary Jane McMillen, President Barbara McKenzie, Sue Lester, Connie Jones, Delores Spooner and DEC Representative Charlotte Edenfield. Nancy Bierema—not shown


Pilot International Plans are underway for the 2021 celebration of the 100 Anniversary of Pilot International in Atlanta on July 7—10.
This will be HUGE. With the Covid-19 issues, it may look different but we have been waiting for this one for a long long time.
Hopefully, the Pilot Club of Naples will have several members attending. . . . Think about it.
Traveling together is fun. . . .Just ask Joan
about the long journey to Canada for the Pilot International Convention. It is more than a convention.