The Anchor Club has been involved in many activities this year. We have started a plastic bottle re-cycling project that is on-going for the school year. We provide baby-sitting for Gatewood’s PTO meetings. We bought groceries that provided meals for over 30 people for Thanksgiving. These people rely on meals on wheels and would not have had a Thanksgiving meal without the Anchor’s help. We also went Christmas shopping for a needy family with major medical expenses and provided them and their 2 sons with Christmas gifts. Our Anchor club members help the Pilot Club of Eatonton with their annual Nursing Home Christmas Wrap. We go to the nursing home and help patients pick gifts to be given out later at the nursing home’s Christmas party. We also helped serve dinner for the Gatewood Capital Campaign kick off dinner fundraiser. As you see, our Anchor club members are very busy with community and school projects.
- President - Elizabeth Lacksen
- Pres. Elect - Blair Milo
- Secretary - Keeli Smith
- Treasurer - Elizabeth Anne Griffith
- Directors - Josh Dugan and Annie Wood
- Mrs. Jan Dodson
Membership in an Anchor Club allows young people to make a dynamic difference in their world through volunteer service...and have FUN while helping others. Anchors learn valuable skills that prepare them to be good citizens for the rest of their lives. They have opportunities to lead and organize service projects and play active roles in club programs. Often they work side by side with their sponsoring Pilot Clubs to promote awareness and provide hands on service to people with Brain-Related Disorders.
Since Pilot International was chartered in 1921, Pilot Clubs have undertaken service projects involving young people and their needs. In 1952, Pilot adopted the program of sponsoring Anchor Clubs. Anchor is now 50 years old and is made up of over 10,000 members.
Anchor Clubs can be found throughout the United States, Bahamas, Japan and Argentina. Anchor Clubs take many forms - some are affiliated with schools; some are not. Some are all female; some are coed. Some are large; some are small. Some clubs in the US are in organized Anchor Districts.