Local Pilot Club member elected to one-year governor role

By Gary Scott on April 8, 2016 at 1:12pm

A member of a local community service organization has been elected governor of the group’s regional district.

Karla Henderson, who is with the Jacksonville Pilot Club, will be elected to the Midwest District later this month. The district oversees pilot clubs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska.

Henderson is the first Pilot Club member from Jacksonville to be installed since 1980.

“Well, I’m sort of a support person for all the clubs. I’ll be traveling and visiting a lot of clubs this year. I’ll be planning a convention and a workshop for the whole district within the year, and just whatever they need help with,” says Henderson.

Henderson has been with the Jacksonville Pilot Club for nearly 23 years.

“I just really enjoy everything about it. I like being with the ladies, we do a lot of service for the community,” she says. “We do a lot of things for children. Our main focus is anything brain-related like Alzheimer’s or autism. We’ve worked with Pathway and we go into the school systems and do a lot of things. We’ve donated iPads to Washington [Elementary] for the autistic children. We just try to spread ourselves pretty thick really around town,” continues Henderson.

Henderson will be installed as governor on April 24th in Rock Island.

The Jacksonville Pilot Club meets on the fourth Wednesday at Hamilton’s every month at 6 p.m.