Pilot Club to roast Jonathan Cantrell
by BETTIE MARLOWE, Banner Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2012 | 1257 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
THE CLEVELAND PILOT CLUB will roast Jonathan Cantrell, right, on Jan. 31. Debbie Williams, president of the Pilot Club, left, is coordinating the event.
THE CLEVELAND PILOT CLUB will roast Jonathan Cantrell, right, on Jan. 31. Debbie Williams, president of the Pilot Club, left, is coordinating the event.
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Jonathan R. Cantrell, president of Caldwell Paving, Charleston, is going to be the focus of a roast.

The fundraising event is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Cleveland and will be held at the Elks Club on Jan. 31. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $30 and are available at Cherokee Pharmacy, Accent Mark and Mark’s Barber Shop.

Cantrell is the son of John and Glenda Cantrell. He is married to Sarah and they have two children, Caroline, 4, and Caldwell, 2. His grandfather Roy Caldwell began the paving business and left “a dream” to his grandson. Cantrell is the former chairman of the Young Republicans and served in several different positions including the Bush/Cheney campaign chairman, advisor and executive committee.

Some of the “roasters” on program are Cantrell’s dad, Emily Beaty, Milan Blake and John Stanbery. Steve Hartline will emcee the event.

Proceeds from the event will go to its community service projects, which include The Alzheimer’s Association, JOY School and Tri-State Riders.

Since the local Pilot Club was chartered April 19, 1964, the members have been promoters of “Friendship and service,” the motto of Pilot International. Pilot International, which is celebrating its 101st year, has more than 500 clubs in the United States and five countries.

The main service focus of Pilot International is brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, chemical depnedency, traumatic brain injuries, developmental and emotional and mental disabilities.

The local Pilot Club has participated in the international projects with several local members serving on the board of directors for many of the projects.

Pilot Club officers are Debbie Williams, president; Ameldia Jones, president-elect; Daren Archer, secretary; Alice Hamilton, treasurer; and directors, Sandra McClintock, Dr. wendy Gruber and Barbara Jackson.

For more information about the event or the Pilot Club of Cleveland, contact Williams at 284-8718.