Look Who is Coming
SPRING MEETING - APRIL 12-14
At the upcoming Chesapeake District meeting, we will be honored to welcome Civitan International President Joe Parker, along with Dr. Harald Sontheimer and McNulty scientist Dr. Erik Roberson. We expect a hugh turnout for this very special meeting so you are encouraged to make your hotel reservations and send in your registration materials early
. Today is not to early!!
International President Joe Parker has served as a dedicated Civitan leader for many years. He has served as President of the Durham Civitan Club multiple times, as well as Distinguished Governor of the North Carolina District East, Region 3 International Director, and Board Representative on the Junior Civitan International Board.
Joe is a graduate of North Carolina A&T University, with a Masterís degree in Educational Administration. He was a teacher, administrator, and transportation coordinator with Durham Public Schools.
When he is not volunteering with Civitan, Joe volunteers at the Wellness Center of the Durham Regional Hospital. He has also been a member of the North Carolina Selective Service Board for 20 years.
Dr. Harald Sontheimer, a renowned neuroscientist, became the third director of the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) in 2005. Dr. Sontheimer has made it his mission for the CIRC to become an international leader in translational research in neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, he has chosen autism as a thematic focus for the CIRC - a disorder that has become a serious public health concern because of the increasing number of children diagnosed each year. This is a tremendous opportunity for Chesapeake District Civitans to meet and talk with Dr. Sontheimer in an informal setting.
2013-2014 Scholarship Forms
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1st Quarter Incentive Program
Joe G. Parker, President, Civitan International, announced a fantastic new 1st Quarter Incentives Program. Please print this flyer
and share it at your next meeting. In his cover letter to club Presidents, Mr. Parker said:
"I encourage you to hold a membership drive early in the quarter, allowing members to earn their 1st quarter pin while the club gains at least two members. If three or more members join, your club will also earn a "Civitan Passion Speaks with Action" patch for your club's banner. Complete this form after new members are added."
Who will be first Chesapeake District club to earn their banner patch? Suppose every club in the District earned one of these patches! WOW!! Big celebration time!!!
The Chesapeake District hosted the Junior Civitan International Convention June 14-17, 2012 in Norfolk, VA at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel. Jo Ann O'Toole, Linda Hadley, Kendra Wormley and their team of District volunteers gave our Junior Civitans an experience they will never forget! A more informative review will appear here soon.
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Civitan Growth Continues
CALLING ALL LADIES
Pasadena, MD - Wednesday May 8
We missed you last week at the first meeting of the North County Ladies Civitan Club
. Hope to see you this Wednesday at Bella Napoli Restaurant, 350 Mountain Road, Pasadena. (SEE FLYER HERE
) We are excited about the interest shown in this new club and we think we can get started with 30 members, which makes us a Golden Circle Club. Come to the meeting at 11:30 for a complimentary lunch, ordered off their full menu, and learn more about the wonderful things that Civitan does for our local community. We promise to have you out of there at 1:00!! Looking forward to seeing you there....Sue and Sarah
CIVITAN IS COMING TO THURMONT
The "Kick Off" meeting of the CATOCTIN AREA CIVITAN CLUB
will take place on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 6:30pm at Thurmont Eye Care - On the Square at 2 East Main St. in downdown Thurmont. This promises to be an exceptional "Kick Off" featuring Door Prizes, 50/50, Music, Fun, and Fellowship!! And, of course, the meeting will feature information on how you can become a Local Hero through the Service, Knowledge, and Fellowship of Civitan. For more information, see the meeting announcement here
which provides contact information for those who can answer any questions you may have about Civitan and its emphasis on supporting individuals with an Intellectual Disability.
IT'S GREAT TO BE A CIVITAN!!
Mark Your Calendar
- 2013-14 LEADERSHIP TRAINING SCHEDULE
- The 2013-14 Presidents & Presidents-Elect leadership training sessions will begin in June 2013. Dates, locations, and additional information is here.
- July 3 - 6, 2013 Civitan International Convention
- Sheraton Downtown
- 1550 Court Place
- Denver CO 80202
- Registration information not yet available.
- August 9, 10, 11, 2013 Annual District Convention
- Ramada Plaza Hotel
- 1718 Underpass Way
- Hagerstown MD 21740
- Registration information not yet available.
By the time you see this article, it will be time to head off to Fredericksburg for the District meeting. This meeting is very important, for a number of reasons.
The first is that the current International President, Joe Parker will be attending, and he will be sharing his vast knowledge of building clubs, recruiting new member and retaining current ones. This is a subject that we can all benefit from. Our numbers are decreasing in the district, and even with the new Warrenton club chartering just before the district meeting, we will still be down in members compared to last year. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but we need to focus on recruiting new members, revitalizing our clubs and finding areas where new clubs can be built. Kudos go out to the club building team for Warrenton! Congratulations on building a new club. We all need to identify these opportunities.
The second reason to attend the district meeting in Fredericksburg is that we will be awarding this year’s McNulty scientist of the year. Dr Sontheimer will also be doing a presentation on the CIRC. If you have never seen one of these presentations, you will really see how the monies that we send to the CIRC are put to good use, and the amazing research that the scientists there are doing. Each time I see this presentation or visit the Research Center, I come away with a great sense of pride and fulfillment for being a Civitan!
Another reason to attend the district meeting is to sit in on the Friday evening Foundation meeting. In this session you will hear what grants our Foundation has approved, and the good work in the community that we as Chesapeake Civitans are supporting through our Foundation.
You will be able to sit in on the business meeting for the district. In this session, we will discuss the current status of the district, our challenges and our achievements.
Finally, you will be able to network with fellow Civitans from across the district, hear what they are doing, exchange ideas and just have great fellowship with each other.
Please, come to the district meeting, there is so much to see, participate in and learn from. I really hope to see you all at the meeting.
Yours in Civitan;
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams