Pilot Club of El Centro is an international service organization that was chartered in March 1960. In 1960 service organizations had to put a cap on membership because there were so many willing volunteers.
Service organizations now have to struggle to maintain enough members willing to give time from their very busy personal and business lives. These clubs serve their commentates in various ways, from hands-on volunteers visiting and/or sending flowers to elderly shut-ins to financial help such as school scholarships and sponsoring athletic teams.
Craft fairs, raffle ticket sales, bake and rummage sales were the basic fund raisers.
In January 1984 the Pilot Club of El Centro organized Thursday night bingo in El Centro. Bingo profits may only be used for charitable causes. The only bingo money allowed the club is to be spent on direct bingo expenses. From these profits the Pilot Club of El Centro donates a substantial amount of money to the various charities and needy of Imperial Valley.