LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg honored its members for contributions and welcomed new officers and club members during a recent banquet held at the Downtown Club.
Betty Smith received the “Pilot of the Year Award” for her leadership in the Membership Division and the many other contributions she made to the club this year.
Jane Callahan received the “President’s Award” for being newsletter editor and other efforts to promote Scottish Pilots. Callahan and Smith are charter members.
Outgoing President Barbara Mack thanked the Scottish Pilots for “an amazing year.” Mack said some of the highlights of included: Octavia McLean, the club’s scholarship winner also receiving the North Carolina District Scholarship; District recognition for membership; appreciation for continued support of Scotland County Special Olympic Athletes; completion of the grant project, “Brain-Storm Warnings,” and soon to receive the Pilot International Visibility Award.
“All of these successes were possible by the generous contribution of all the members’ time and talents,” Mack said.
Club member Nancy Adcock installed the following new officers: Terry Gallman, president; Dorothy Tyson, president-elect; Debbie Quick, vice president; Lisa Askew, recording secretary; Georgia Mulee, corresponding secretary; Diana Johnston, treasurer; Terri Robinson-McLean, lead director, Ginger Martin, director, Sheila Swift, director, Debbie Wike, director and Sylvia Witmore, director.
Betty Smith inducted new members. They were Lisa Askew, Catherine Gainey, Ginger Martin, Mary Ann Minyon, Georgia Mulee, Mary Margaret Murray, Terry Robinson-McLean, Sheila Swift, Monika Tetreault and Debbie Wike.
Past North Carolina District Governor, Sarah Logan and the Laurinburg Pilot Club were recognized for sponsoring the Scottish Pilot Club 25 years ago. Six charter members are active leaders of the Club. Congratulations and appreciation were extended to Nancy Adcock, Jane Callahan, Brenda Grubbs, Joyce McDow, Mary Ann Salemme and Betty Smith.
Gary Gallman, Lynn Warren, Terry Gallman’s mother and former PI Club president and other family members were the incoming president’s special guests. Honorary members, Heather Fields-Adcock, Joyce Hall and Frances Willis also attended. Several husband co-pilots were present. Gary Gallman provided the entertainment for the evening.
The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg is a member of Pilot International. This organization helps communities by developing youth, providing service and education and uplifting families.