Pilot Club of Darlington installs officers
The Pilot Club of Darlington Foundation, Inc. was created by the Pilot Club of Darlington on December 3, 1997. The Pilot Club of Darlington Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit foundation working to improve the quality of independent life for persons with disabilities and special needs.
The Foundation originally provided Lifeline personal emergency systems for the frail, elderly, and disabled to allow them to stay at home with twenty-four hour access to emergency assistance. In recent years, however, the Foundation has changed its focus to provide Project Lifesaver services in the community. The Foundation is currently partnering with Darlington County Fire District to get the program up and running. Project Lifesaver International is a public safety program designed to protect and locate missing persons due to wandering. The program is especially helpful for persons with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, or Developmental Disorders who are prone to wander.
New Foundation Board members were installed at Jewel’s Restaurant on March 23, 2015 by 2012-2013 South Carolina District Governor Peggy Benton.
Directors are: BJ Blackmon, Janice Flowers, Denny Neilson, Ginger Ridgill, Mary Scott, Kathy Shuler, and Danny Watson. Officers are: Ruth Flowers, Treasurer; Oleene Gettys, Secretary; Belinda Copeland, Vice Chairman; and Judy Langley, Chairman.