Pilot International Club of Iowa City
- Existence: 1961-
Pilot International is a volunteer service organization, founded in 1921, that is focused on improving conditions and treatment for brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer´s, chemical dependency, brain injuries, and mental disabilities. Originally a women´s organization, its bylaws were amended in the 1980s to allow men to join. The Pilot Club of Iowa City was started in 1961 by members of the Pilot Club of Davenport, Iowa. The first meeting was held on January 11, 1962 and was attended by 14 women. The club lost no time becoming active in the community; one of its first projects was generating support for the Iowa City Recreation Center. The club was also a leader in helping establish a mental health center in Johnson County. Fundraising is an important part of the Pilot Club of Iowa City. The money raised through charity breakfasts, bake sales, jewelry sales, an annual bazaar, and holiday card sales is used to support community projects. The Pilot Club of Iowa City has long been involved in district and international activities. Several Iowa City members have held leadership positions in the organization´s Midwest district and have also participated in international and district conventions. As of 2010, the Iowa City club had hosted the district convention four times.