“This is the first of many monthly gatherings where we will meet new friends, discuss common concerns and share ideas, Director Jean Byers said.
The luncheon hostess was Mary Sue Stages, representing the Baker Main Street Pilot Club. Stages is a member of the Pilot International Foundation Board of Directors.
"On this day, Oct. 18, in 1921 the Pilot Club was founded," she said. "It has grown to a global organization with more than 25,000 members who work to improve the quality of life."
Stages discussed Pilot’s BrainMinders program designed to teach children how to protect their brains and prevent brain injuries for which there is no cure, she said. The program consists of a puppet show and coloring books. Children sign a pledge to reinforce the play-smart, play-safe message.
Brain trauma is the leading cause of death among children and teenagers in the United States. Playgrounds, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades and monkey-bars can be dangerous.
In February the Main Street Pilot Club chartered an Anchor Club at Baker High School to encourage volunteerism and self-esteem. Other Pilot programs are geared toward senior citizens and caregivers.
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Demetria Robinson discussed programs available through the American Cancer Society including Look Better-Feel Better and Reach to Recovery.
She urged participation in the National Cancer Prevention Study-3 which is seeking to enroll 300 Baton Rouge area persons 30-65 years old who have never had cancer in a longitudinal study.
For more information, call 1-888-604-5888 or visit cps3batonrouge.org
The luncheon was catered by Concessions Solutions Unlimited, Henry Belin, food and beverage consultant.