Community Projects -
Impacting in Communities
near and far
Club of Sayville does it again!
As part of our on-going
BrainMinders™ Program, for the third year in a row, the
Pilot Club of Sayville has donated more than ninety-five
(95) bicycle helmets, per year, to the Children’s Community
Head Start Program of Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma. Shown
with some of the children sporting their shiny, new red and
blue bicycle helmets are (l to r) Pilot Club of Sayville
members Judi Koerner, Dolores (Dee) Fiederlein, Sandra Sacks
and Irene Yesenowski.
The Pilot Club of Sayville Participates in Brain Awareness
The Pilot Club of Sayville will join hundreds of
organizations worldwide to increase public
awareness of the advances and benefits of brain
As part of Brain Awareness Week March 14
through March 20, 2011, the Pilot Club
Sayville will have displays and interesting,
factual pamphlets available in numerous
Sponsored by the Dana Alliance for Brain
Initiatives, Brain Awareness Week is an
international effort uniting hospitals, schools,
government agencies, and community groups to
expand interest in the brain and to provide
information about advances in brain research and
neurological diseases affecting more than 150
million men, women and children.
Pilot's focus on helping people affected by
brain-related disorders was adopted in 1992.
Since then, approximately 25,000 adult and youth
members of Pilot International have been working
together to increase awareness and raise funds
for programs associated with this focus.
The Pilot Club of Sayville Brain Awareness
displays and acquirement of pamphlets is due to
the tireless efforts of long-time Pilot Club of
Sayville member, Susan Kubelle and Charter
member Dorothy Kubelle.
2009 Valentine's Day
Luncheon at Sayville Project
Bottom Row: Chief Cook Claire Eberbach-Smith, Kathy Peters Back Row:
President-Elect Nancy Lowe, Kathy Reksten, Directors Jane Wagner and
Menu - Baked Spiral Ham, Salad, Peas and Carrots, Mashed Potatoes and
Rolls topped off by
Kathy Peters' Almond Cheesecake Bars. A good time was had by all.
The Pilot Club of Sayville along with Pilot
International Foundation is proud to have awarded scholarships to:
Violetta Bianucci of Sunnyside Queens.
Violetta is pursuing her Masters/Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at
Hunter College and Columbia University.
Jennifer Heyman of North Babylon. Jennifer is
pursuing a Bachelors in Childhood Education with a certificate in Special
Education at St. Joseph's College.
Maureen Love of Farmingville (whose mother is
PC of Sayville's very own Charter Member and former Governor Carole
Meade). Maureen is attending St. Joseph's College for her Bachelors in
Denise Tirado of Shirley who is also attending
St. Joseph's College. Denise is working towards her Masters in Special
We are thrilled to have been able to grant them $4000 to further their
Congratulations to all the winners!
Throughout the year, the
Pilot Club works on numerous projects to assist groups or individuals
improve their quality of life. Some recent noteworthy accomplishments of
the Club are detailed below.
On 4/7/04 the Pilot Club of Sayville was thrilled to present an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to Dan
Eichner, President of the Youth Lacrosse League of the Islip's. This sports league has over a hundred children participating. It has been mandated recently that all schools have this equipment to provide immediate assistance to a person with cardiac arrest. However, some local groups such as the Lacrosse League do not have the money in their budget to provide this important piece of technology. We were so glad to be able to help!
Pilot Club, through a matching grant from the Pilot International
Foundation, has donated two computer touch screens and rhythm
instruments to Special Friends With Down Syndrome. These donations
will enable the children, who have trouble manipulating a computer
mouse, to use the computer to enhance skills. The large, easy to hold
maracas and egg shakers will allow them to express themselves through
music. Pictured, is Denise
LaBelle (left) of Friends With Down Syndrome, accepting the donations
from Isa Zale, Pilot Club member.
The Club, aided by a matching grant from
the Pilot International Foundation, donated needed equipment to the
Long Island Head Injury Association’s Hy Feinstein Clubhouse, located
in Commack. Items donated included recreational, cooking, and garden
equipment, which will all be used to help in clients’ goals to regain
their independence as they recover from head injury.
Wheelchair Platform Swing Donated
The Pilot Club of
Sayville, aided by a matching grant from the Pilot International
Foundation, has donated a wheelchair platform chair swing to the
children residing at Angela’s House. This facility, located in
Center Moriches, is Long Island’s first home built exclusively as a
residence for severely handicapped children. Having this swing will
enable the children to interact with their brothers and sisters in a
playground setting. For information regarding the Association for
Technology Dependant Children, e-mail us.
The PC of Sayville
was there to help when Pal-O-Mine (a therapeutic
riding program for individuals with disabilities)
needed desperate and immediate help. This
agency recently relocated to Islandia and has been
very successful. A trailer was to be
used for the Occupational Therapists to treat the
clients prior to having them participate in the
activities. However, there was no RAMP!
The cost of this was not in Pal-O-Mine's budget.
The Pilot Club was glad that they were able to
donate the funds for this much needed adaptation.
We look forward to working with this great