Pilot Club of Victoria Supports Project Lifesaver

Sonny Long

Dec. 30, 2011 at 6:30 a.m.


The focus of Pilot Club is brain related disorders and injuries.

The signature project for the Pilot Club of Victoria is Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and other related cognitive conditions.

Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups.

HISTORY: Founded locally in 1948

AREAS SERVED: Victoria County

SERVICES PROVIDED: Project Lifesaver, supports Challenger League Baseball and Shining Stars Bowling, offers scholarships to Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria.

GREATEST NEEDS: Members who would like to make a difference in the community and share in great friendships.

FUNDING: Donations, mainly from two major fundraisers - the Bridal Showcase in January and the spaghetti supper in March.

STAFF: All volunteer. Valarie McGuill, president. Board of directors.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday in the Community Room at the Victoria Mall. Contact Susan Riedesel, treasurer, 361-676-2573 or Kim Phillips, secretary, 361-649-7412.



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