Pilots discuss club business

Amy Waide, president of the Pilot Club of West Point, presided over Tuesday night's meeting of the club, as Michelle Ponds and Michelle Estes look on.
Staff Writer

The Pilot Club of West Point met Tuesday at the Henry Clay with Amy Waide, president of the club, presiding.

"We were going to have an in-house fundraiser with Bingo tonight, but Sandra Cox, head of the fundraising committee, is unable to be here," Waide said. "Her sister is very ill and she is with her. Judy Ashmore, our treasurer is also unable to be with us. Her father is not doing well either. We need to keep them in our prayers."

Waide met with the board prior to the open meeting and appointed a Standing Rules committee of Michelle Estes, Michelle Ponds and Debra Cole. She thanked them for their willingness to serve in that capacity.

"The district meeting is scheduled for April 13 -14," Waide said. "Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. It would be great if we had a lot of representation from our club."

Waide said the Valentine Social with the residents of the Henry Clay will be Tuesday, Feb. 13, and she would email everyone to find out what they plan to bring for the celebration with the residents.

"We need to continue selling tickets for the gun raffle," Waide said. "If you need more tickets let me or Jeannie Johnson know and we will print more. This looks like it's going to be very successful."
The gun being raffled is a Winchester semi-automatic shotgun with a 25" barrel, in Mossy Oak Bottom Land Camo. It shoots 3.5 shells.

"The tickets are $5 each, or five for $20," Waide said "Any member of the Pilot Club has tickets and will be glad to sell them. The person who wins must be at least 18 years old."
The gun retails for more than $900 and is a great turkey gun with Spring Turkey Season, which runs March 15 through May 1.

The drawing will be held May 1, at Gary's Pawn and Gun in West Point, just in time for Turkey Season.

Members of the Pilot Club are sharing photos and information about the gun raffle on their personal Facebook pages, asking people to share with their friends to get the word out.

"We have a lot of items to donate to the Henry Clay for their store," Mary Ann Shows said. "They are household items the residents can buy with their ‘Bingo Bucks.’ It's a nice way to help them make their money go a bit farther, since most of them are on a fixed income."

Starting in February, the Pilot Club will be taking donations of canned and non-perishable food items for the Project Homestead Food Pantry as a community project. Waide said for members to bring their donations to the next several meetings.