Builders of Good Citizenship
|January 31||Deadline for Shropshire and District scholarship applications|
|February 1-8||Clergy Appreciation Week|
|February 4||Junior Civitan winter service project|
|March 10-12||Junior Civitan Dance-a-thon, Myrtle Beach|
|April is Civitan Awareness Month|
|April 7||Palmetto Civigram article deadline|
|May 5-7||SC Junior Civitan District convention|
|May 13||District meeting - Columbia|
|June 24-27||Civitan International Convention and Centenial Celebration, Birmingham|
|September29-30||SC District Convention - Hilton Head Island|
Civitan is an organization of volunteer service clubs around the world, dedicated to helping people in their own communities. Civitans help wherever needed and each club determines the best activities to serve others in the community. Activities range from collecting food for homeless shelters, to volunteering at local festivals, to building a playground for children with disabilities, supporting Special Olympic athletes and coaches, and supporting research to cure autism and other developmental disabilities.
The South Carolina District is composed of clubs within the state. As a District we work together to build good citizenship and help our neighbors both in South Carolina and around the world.
The convention will now be held September 29-30, 2017 at the Beach House Holiday Inn Resort located at 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Reservations for the original dates will be transferred to the new dates. The Civitan room rate is $159 per night plus taxes and fees. Registration fee for the full convention is $75.00. Banquet tickets only are $49. Contact Lura Boggs at email@example.com to register or use the form in the Palmetto Civigram.
The fun begins Friday afternoon at the first "business" session. There'll be an optional sunset cruise Friday evening. It may be optional but you don't want to miss out. Our theme for the convention is "Island Life". Hilton Head is perhaps the best example of great island life. From wildlife to nightlife you'll find it all on Hilton Head Island. For the banquet on Saturday we suggest Civitans dress in the style of their island of choice. Choose anything from the Hawaiian Islands, a favorite caribbean island to Gilligan's Island, Treasure Island or even Manhattan Island. The rest of the weekend will be casual Hilton Head island style.
Salty Dog Happy Hour cruise boat will sail Friday, September 29 at 6:00 and cruise around Calibogue Sound. The boat is a 63 foot powered catamaran with upper and lower decks, and a full bar that serves your favorite beverages plus an island inspired food menu.
The boat is docked at 232 South Sea Pines Drive, just a few miles from the convention hotel. Click here to learn more about the Salty Dog boat.
For more information about the hotel and area visit beachhousehhi.com.
The 2016 District Convention was held August 26-28 at the Hilton Garden Inn Harbison in Columbia. Our special guest was Civitan International President Debbie Juhlke from Round Rock, Texas. Other guests included Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Special Olympian, Ashley Workman, Jen Thompson from Lighthouse for Life and International Director Lura Boggs.
Other awards presented were the Otis Jeffcoat Award to Sam Bennett and the John Doudoukjian Lifetime Achievement Award to Johnnie Jerman. James McIlrath was awarded a District Honor Key and Club builders of the new Lancaster and Mauldin Clubs were recognized. Doug McKenzie was installed as the 2016-17 District Governor and Belita Broadus as Governor-elect. Read all the details in the latest Palmetto Civigram.
In 1917, a group of business and professional leaders were meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, as a part of a national civic club. They were concerned about their community and world, but they thought that the club focused too much on personal gain. These men wanted to make a difference, and they believed that their actions could help build a better world.
Giving up the charter they had purchased, they set out to make a more suitable club. On March 17, 1917, these men formed a new service organization, Civitan, coined from the Latin word civitas, meaning, citizenship. Builders of Good Citizenship was a natural motto for the civic-minded group and the club grew rapidly in Birmingham.
Members believed good citizenship and the Golden Rule were universal truths and set a goal to expand and in 1920 incorporated the International Association of Civitan Clubs. Civitan Clubs were formed in other cities and Greenville became the first club chartered in South Carolina.
In 1921 the first International Convention was held in Birmingham. Dr. Courtney Shropshire was elected the first International President and the Birmingham Club became known as the Mother Club of Civitan.
Today Civitan has spread to 49 countries around the world and the Civitan ideal of good citizenship, born a century ago, has become a global call for peace, guidance, progress, and unity.
In addition to this centennial celebration, the Civitan International Research Center, solely dedicated to research of developmental disabilities was dedicated 25 years ago in Birmingham. Civitans will again gather in Birmingham this June to celebrate this centennial occasion. Click here for more information on Civitan's Centennial Celebration.
Charter Date: June 20, 2017
Scarlet Thompson installs Charter Officers
Governor-elect Belita Broadus presents Charter to Emily Wright
Please send congratulatory messages and donations to:
|Emily Wright, MST, President|
|Palmetto Civitan Club|
|331 Cedar Road|
|Lexington, South Carolina 29073|
The Columbia Civitan Club is sponsoring the new club. The Club Builder is Emily Wright and the Certified Club Builders are Bill Tolleson, Steve H. Cox, James L. Stiver and Archie G. Moore.
Charter Date: November 30, 2016
Celebration: December 12, 2016
The Starving Artist Cafe
114 NW Main Street
Easley, South Carolina 29640
Please plan to send representatives to the charter ceremonies or send congratulatory messages and donations to:
Sara Trinkl, President
Foothills Civitan Club
118 Auston Woods Circle, Apt. I
Easley, South Carolina 29640
Make reservations with Lura S. Boggs, MST, by writing her at P.O. Box 31233, Greenville, South Carolina 29608 or phone her at (R) (864) 558-1240, (C) (864) 385-8979 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spartanburg Civitan Club is sponsoring the new club. The Certified Club Builders are Patsy Finley, MST, Gary Finley, Debra Hiller and Lura S. Boggs, MST.
For more information
|February 1-8||Clergy Appreciation Week|
|March 11-14||Junior Civitan Dance-a-thon, Myrtle Beach|
|April||Civitan Awareness Month|
|April 29- May 1||Junior Civitan District Convention, Myrtle Beach|
|May 14||District meeting, Columbia|
|June 9||Mauldin Civitan Charter Night, The Seasons Cafe, Greenville|
|June 23-26||Junior Civitan International Convention|
|July 12-16||Civitan International Convention, Norfolk|
|August 2||Civigram article deadline|
|August 26-28||SC District Convention, Hilton Garden Inn Harbison, Columbia|
|September 17||Junior Civitan Club Officer and Advisor Training|
|October 29||Palmetto Civigram article deadline|
|November 18-20||Junior Civitan Fun-Fest|
|December 1||Deadline for Honor Club and International award applications|
|December 3||District Meeting|
|December 12||Foothills Club Charter Celebration|
January 16-17 Governor-elect Academy
January 23 Junior Civitan Sno-Do
January 31 District wide meeting, McGregor Presbyterian Church, Columbia
January 31 Deadline for SC District & Shropshire Scholarship applications (postmark)
February 1-7 Clergy Appreciation Week
February 7 Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
February 26-28 Governor's update meeting, St. Louis
March 6-9 Junior Civitan Dance-a-Thon, Myrtle Beach
April 22 Deadline for Civigram articles submission
May 8-10 Special Olympics Summer Games
May 30 District wide meeting, McGregor Presbyterian Church, Columbia
June 1 Club Officer Elections for 2015-16 completed
August 1 Deadline for Civigram articles submission
September 12-14 South Carolina District Convention, Rock Hill
|September 19||Junior Civitan Club Officer & Advisor Training, Dutch Fork High School|
|October 31||Civigram article deadline|
|November 6-8||Junior Civitan Fun-Fest, Charleston|
|December 5||District meeting Columbia|
JANUARY 10 Articles and Pictures due to Frank for Winter Civigram
JANUARY 17 - 22 Governor-Elect Academy in Birmingham
JANUARY 24 Winter Civigrams Emailed and Mailed
JANUARY 24 – 27 Junior Civitan Sno Do
JANUARY 31 Postmark Deadline for Shropshire Scholarship Applications
FEBRUARY 1 Junior Civitan District Meeting & Winter Service Project In Columbia
FEBRUARY 1 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Myrtle Beach
FEBRUARY 2 – 8 Clergy Appreciation Week
FEB 27 – MAR 1 Governors Update Meeting in Birmingham
MARCH 7 – 11 Junior Civitan International Dance-A-Thon, MYRTLE BEACH, SC
MARCH 8 - Winter District Meeting, Myrtle Beach
MARCH 24 Deadline: Adds & Deletes for April Dues Billings
APRIL Civitan Awareness Month
APRIL 5 Articles and Pictures due to Frank for Spring Civigram
APRIL 19 Spring Civigrams Emailed and Mailed
MAY 2 – 4 Junior Civitan District Convention in Myrtle Beach
MAY 17 Spring District Meeting in Columbia
JUNE 26 – 29 Junior Civitan International Convention (TENTATIVE)
JULY 19 Articles and Pictures due to Frank of Summer Civigram
AUGUST 2 Summer Civigrams Emailed and Mailed
AUGUST 11 - 16 94th Annual Civitan International Convention Cruise
SEPTEMBER 19-21: S. C. District Convention in Charleston
SEPTEMBER 24 Deadline: Adds & Deletes for October Dues Billing