New Anchor Club at Cold Springs largest in international organization


(Left to right) Elaine Cole, president of the Pilot Club of Cullman; new Anchor Club member Treasure Tubbs; and Cold Springs High School Anchor Club Sponsor Tammy Gay pose for a photo Thursday at the charter ceremony for the school’s new Anchor Club, which is believed to be the largest in the Anchor Club International. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

BREMEN – Cold Springs High School is now home to the largest Anchor Club in the Anchor Club International organization. The new club was chartered at the school on Thursday, when 55 members were inducted.

The club’s sponsor, Tammy Gay, began the new Anchor Club at Cold Springs earlier this school year.

“I was really surprised and glad at the interest we had,” Gay said. “These kids are great and I’m proud of them.”

Elaine Cole, president of the Pilot Club of Cullman shared, “We think this is the largest Anchor Club in the world.”

According to Anchor Club International, there are approximately 200 Anchor Clubs around the world.

Pilot International recognized Cold Springs High’s Anchor Club as well.

Peggy Day, secretary of the Alabama District of Pilot International, was on hand Thursday, and she thanked the school and Gay for supporting the program.

The Anchor Club of Cold Springs High School will receive a charter declaration which will be signed by Anchor Club members displayed on campus.

Anchor Club International is the youth division of Pilot Club International. Anchor Club Internal says it “serves to organize, encourage and support youth community service projects in Anchor Clubs around the world. We believe that young people want to give back and make our world a better place. Working alongside our parent nonprofit organization Pilot International, Anchor Clubs provide youth the opportunity to #giveback with organized community service projects. Additionally, Anchor provides youth with leadership training, scholarship opportunities and résumé builders.”

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Pilot Club of Cullman has 44 members; it is a service organization that focuses on community awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders and supporting those living with those disorders and their caregivers.

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