Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School
The Anchor motto: Impressions for Life Service and Friendship
The Rotary Club joins Pilot in support of the Anchor Club. The new name is:
Cape Coral High Anchor/Interact Club.
Officers are: (front row): Manuela Parra, Director; Destiny Lowe, Historian; April Deutsch, Secretary; Adelle Reynolds, President; James Joost, President-Elect. Not pictured: Shayla Phan, Treasurer. Back row left are Suzanne Lester and Joan Hurd, Naples Pilot Club sponsors, with Leigh Anne Page, Faculty Advisor; and far right is David Vansant and behind the Interact banner is Jim Colvin Cape Coral Rotary Club sponsors.
2021-2022 Anchor Club /Interact Club Officers Induction Ceremony was held at Cape Coral High School to honor the newly appointed leadership for the CCHS Anchor Club and CCHS Interact Club. Anchor and Interact will both serve Cape Coral High School, the city of Cape Coral, and Lee County through a variety of community service projects and volunteer hours.
The first campaign will be the annual SOCKtober, October 1 through 31 and will collect new adult socks to donate to Lee County Homeless Coalition and Hearts and Homes for Veterans in Fort Myers. The club goal is 2021 pairs of socks, representing the current year; this will surpass all collections combined in prior years of this project. Donations may be made at Cape Coral High School. Ms Page says make a sock collection box to promote SOCKtober.
SOCKTOBER in October
Anchor motto: Impressions for Life Service and Friendship
SOCKtober, our fall community service event, and hopefully will serve as an encouragement to staff & students to donate. Our goal is to collect 2000 pairs of socks (or more) to be donated to Lee County Homeless Coalition and Gulf Coast Village Memory Care Unit and Retirement Village.
ANCHORS – CCHS 2021 Anchors have been trained to be official helmet fitters and will be receiving certificates from the state of Florida. We look forward to helping our Naples Pilot Club sponsors with future events for children receiving bicycles and helmets. Mrs. Jodi Walborn led the helmet fitting training at the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral, presenting statistics to support the urgent need to encourage young people to wear helmets. Anchors paired up to practice proper fitting techniques on each other, then enjoyed snacks and games. We are off to a great start.
Jim Colvin is a Rotarian member and the club liaison to CCHS (much like Joan’s position in Pilot) attended this first meeting with another Rotarian. They are VERY supportive of CCHS, the Interact Club and SOOOOO excited that Anchor & Interact are “as one”. “We are “stronger together”.
Thank you to Leigh Ann Page, Anchor Advisor.
Leigh Anne Page. You made it a good year for Anchors. Wishing you all the success for new members and continuing the wonderful projects and service to your school and community. The Pilot Club of Naples could not be more proud of you and the Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School. Great things will be happening and we are anxious to see them
Leigh Anne Page is working diligently on the plans and projects for the Anchor Club of Cape Coral next semester.
The new Board of Directors have determined their 2021—2022 goals and calendar of events.
We are always excited to see what Leigh Anne will come up with to keep the Anchors busy and motivated.
Meet the newest resident of the Williams Pilot Scholarship House in Gainesville. Owen is a Gator!
Owen will graduate from Cape Coral High School. He leaves his mark and a solid Anchor Club with an outstanding history of community service projects and fund-raising events. And the calendar is already set up for next semester. The new officers of the CCHS Anchor Club election will be in May.
Owen had a birthday on May 1st. Kaylah Myers had a birthday May 4th. Louise Lin has a birthday on May 20th. Mrs. Page has a birthday on the 29th of May!
Congratulations to Shayla Phan the Florida District Treasurer for 2021-22.
SOCKtober: August—October The goal is 1,000 pairs of socks
NovemBARK: November-December The goal is to shower the Shelter with supplies
DecemBEAR-FeBEARary: December-February . Create a toy box in the lobby of CCHS to collect stuffed animals for Valerie’s House
CCHS Anchor Club Be More Award, 2021 Grati-Dudes Honor those Who Serve & Protect
Anchor Club coordinated a drive by “MAY We THANK YOU Parade” honoring our local police force for keeping our community safe through the onset of COVID19. It was an energetic, fun demonstration of sincere gratitude on MAY 22, 2020. Just 60 days prior, American towns, schools, churches, gyms, restaurants, businesses basically halted. Citizens needed direction, answers, and protection during the pandemic. News reports swirled about unrest, violence, crime; yet, Cape Coral community leaders and frontline responders worked tirelessly to ensure citizen’s safety and trust.
Anchors organized a “drive-by” gratitude parade, abiding by CDC guidelines for safely gathering, for the Cape Coral Police Department to show honor and support for their brave navigation through uncharted territory. The idea was inspired by our Anchor Club President, whose parents both served on police forces.
In the wee hours of parade day, Anchors and Pilots lined up their vehicles to paint, decorate, and adorn cars with balloons, signs, banners, and lights. Art students painted chalk murals on the sidewalk surrounding police headquarters. At 11:00 a.m., May 22, 2020, a string of colorfully decorated, horn-honking cars drove around the city block honoring Cape Coral Police Department waiving, blasting music and making noise. The Parade Grand Marshall, Ed Juul, retired 36 yr. veteran Fire Fighter, drove a classic 1932 Buick Touring Sedan followed by eight jazzed-up vehicles. Anchor Club president presented CCPD Public Affairs Officer Patrick O’Grady with 6 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, 100+ handmade Gratitude Cards and Buttons, and 50 new teddy bears for officers to comfort young children when on patrol. The grand finale was a picnic “Lunch on the (police department) Lawn”.
The local news coverage inspired and encouraged other community organizations to display gratitude attitudes, which Anchors have coined “GRATI-DUDES”.
Save plastic bottle caps, all colors and sizes for the Anchor art project at PI in Atlanta.
HS President Owen Foster Hickey with the Caroling Anchors had fun making people in the neighborhood smile during the holidays.
Photo With Santa
Kathy Hickey, Joan Hurd, Santa, Sue Lester and Leigh Anne Page (all members of the Pilot Club of Naples with Kathy Hickey and Leigh Anne Page Anchor Advisors ) were on had to experience another successful event of the Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School. “Photo with Santa” held on December 9th was beautifully organized with all the appointments completely scheduled from 3 to 8 PM at the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral. Anchors were the elves with cookies, music and helping Santa with his gift for each child made it a memorable project pro-vided by the Anchor Club of Cape Coral.
The Pilot Club of Naples is proud to support the Cape Coral Anchor Club Fundraiser
Puppets in the Park
Cape Coral High School Anchor Club sponsored “Puppets in the Park” November 5, 2020, at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. Naples Pilot, Joan Hurd, delivered more than 15 puppets and supplies to Anchors, who immediately fell in love with all the very special characters of Brain Minders. An impromptu “improv” took place between puppets and Anchors, which even intrigued some squirrels and dogs in the park! Anchors are looking forward to creating special Public Service Announcements for local schools and assisted living residents soon with the Brain Minders puppets.
Shayla Phan with Panda/Owl, Adelle Hamstra with two Monkeys, Frenzella White-Battles with Cow/Puppy, Joan Hurd with Horse,
Owen Foster-Hickey with Fish/Owl, Alexis Mangrum with Giraffe/Fox
Mrs. Leigh Anne Page
Literacy Educator CCHS
University of Florida ‘83
Anchor Club & Teen Trendsetter Advisor
Anchor Officers held an impromptu virtual ZOOM meeting this afternoon and we are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!! We actually got A LOT accomplished. I am sharing with you our zoom meeting invite; you “should” be able to simply click in and join us next time! We are going to hold hybrid meetings; meaning students who are on campus will come to my room and students who learn virtually will join us in zoom. Unfortunately, I don’t think visitors will be allowed on campus yet, but Zoom is a great alternative. 12 Solid members: 2 others need to be give me thumbs up—we will reach out tomorrow. Through a GENEROUS donation, all 20-21 Anchor Dues have been paid for 14 members!!! All officers have been assigned a group of members to be responsible for communicating and encouraging.
Officers: Owen, Pres;
Adelle, Vice Pres;
Kaylah Historian & PR.
Meetings: twice monthly Hybrid Style (part in person part in zoom). Meetings start at 1:45. October 15 & 29, November 5 & 19, December 3 &17. Each meeting will have a theme; ALL Anchors can participate whether F2F (in person) or LHC (ZOOM virtual).
October 15 is ANCHORS IN DIS-GUISE (anchors disguise themselves and we will have to guess who each other are. Oct. 29 is Halloween Costume/Mask theme.
Fundraising Ideas: Bake Sale to faculty/staff two days per month; Drive though garage sale around the CCHS track; Nothing Bundt Cakes holiday cake sale; “Make the Change” coin collection
Community Service Project Ideas: Learning Pods for LHC virtual elementary age students to be tutored by Anchors (NEW idea based on community need);
These projects were initiated last year, teaming with Hearts for Homes, Veteran Org., CC Animal Shelter and Valerie’s House (Teen Trendsetters is no longer in service due to COVID19).
So, there you have it. WE ARE ROLLING!!!!!!!! We will take lots of pictures Oct. 15!!!!!!
Love, Mrs. Leigh Anne Page
Literacy Educator CCHS
University of Florida ‘83
Anchor Club & Teen Trendsetter Advisor
The Cape Coral Anchor Club has held meetings of the members via Zoom. We could not be more proud to announce that President of the Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School, Owen Foster Hickey has been awarded the Ruby New-hall Service Award by Pilot International.
Thank You Drive By Parade
Pilot International Ruby Newhall Anchor Service Award recognizes Anchors who do an exemplary job of serving others from March 1 of the previous school year through January of the current school year. A written essay by the nominee and Pilot or Anchor recommendation is required. The Anchor selected has demonstrated quality and excellence in club and district projects, including fundraising, hands-on service, club leadership, Pilot Club or other sponsored involvement, community visibility in recognition of the club along with activities and leadership development for club members.
Owen Foster Hickey of the Cape Coral High School Anchor Club is the Rock Star Winner! Congratulations!
This is a well deserved honor recognizing your dedication to your Anchor Club.