Troy University Compass Club chartered

Published 9:23 pm Monday, November 18, 2019

The Troy University Compass Club signed its charter on Saturday, making it just the second Compass club to form in Alabama and third worldwide.

The Compass Club joined the Troy Pilot Club, the parent organization, Saturday at the Collegedale Church of Christ to commemorate the occasion.

Dignitaries form surrounding Pilot clubs came to honor the new members as they begin serving the Troy community.

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“Welcome to the Pilot world,” said Kay Chandler, governor of the Alabama district of Pilot International. “In 1967, we saw the need for an international Compass Club and it grew across the nation; however, it sadly became less and less active until finally it was phased out. This is a great opportunity to rekindle that fire. Compass will enable you to be more each day.”

The club is ready to start serving the community quickly, starting with sponsoring two children on the Pike County Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and assisting in the organization’s Red Kettle bell-ringing campaign. Skaziak said the group also has plans to assist with the Special Olympics in troy next year and the Troy Miracle League.

The club will join Troy Pilot Club in the Brainminders program, going into local elementary schools to teach brain safety and awareness to students.

The club is also seeking other opportunities to partner with other campus organizations for on-campus and community events.

The charter members are president Magdalene Elizabeth Skaziak, president-elect Angela Sharma, secretary Kaylyn Anne Tomlinson, treasurer Dalton Reed Keel, Christopher Eli Godwin, Madeline Claire Lorino, Sarah Katherine Tepper, Kailly A. Jernigan, Emily Ann Anderson, Landon J. Dubose, Shania Carolyn Franks.