Winterville Civitan

Building Volunteer Leaders In Clubs Around The World

header photo

Club Mission

To provide Service, Knowledge and Fellowship, to its members with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

Vision of the Club

To provide hands-on community service projects and give financial support to projects benefiting the community and people with developmental disabilities.

Who Are We?

We Are A Traditional Club

Meetings are approximately one hour in length, which includes a meal, meeting, and/or short program.  We feel it is very important to have a quality speaker/program at every meeting.  Speaker/programs are provided by Club members on a sign up basis which provides a wide array on interesting topics and programs.  Meals are catered, especially for special occasions, such as our Scholarship Dinner, Club Officer Installation, and Founder's Day Banquet. An active member pays membership fees and dues, and may hold elected office in a club, a district, or International level.  At club meetings Civitans hear from community, business and government leaders who provide informative and entertaining programs on the issues that affect Civitans and their families the most.

Project ideas come from the members through the approval of the Club's Board of Directors.  The Club holds a short business session at each meeting with updated reports on activities of the Club and future project opportunities.  The entire Club's membership approves the Club Budget and elects officers for the following year at an annual business meeting.

On an international level, Civitan has grown to over 40,000 members in 27 countries, including youth and college programs. Civitan is devoted to improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Civitans' flagship program is the UAB Civitan International Research Center, the first institution of its kind in the United States to be solely dedicated to research of developmental disabilities.

Meeting Location




We meet the second & fourth Thursday of every month at 7 pm, at The Depot located on Parkview Rd. & Marigold Lane.  Be our guest the first time and enjoy a free meal!

 

 

 

Club Membership

Membership in Civitan is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and of good character. Every Civitan should understand and appreciate the mission of Civitan International and strive to promote the three principle goals of fellowship with one another, knowledge about the community at large, and service to humanity.

Members participate in a variety of fund-raising and service projects. Civitan realizes the importance of offering its members opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as the opportunity to meet new friends and develop long-lasting friendships with people who share similar interests. 

  • Active Members: 43

Member Benefits

  • Change people’s lives
  • Improve our community
  • Build friendships
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Develop business contacts
  • Civitan Magazine and club communications
  • Enjoy discounts and promotions
  • Insurance coverage for Civitan club projects
Membership Expectations
  • Attend club meetings regularly
  • Remain current on club dues and fees
  • Participate in club service and projects
  • Share the experience with others
  • Demonstrate pride in membership
  • Encourage others to join

Cost (Initiation Fees and Dues) -- It costs little to join Civitan. Each person must pay fee of $35 a quarter. Each quarter the club treasurer bills members for quarterly dues. These dues are based upon what the club board of directors and members have agreed upon. The fees and dues cover the one-time initiation fee of $15 to Civitan International, $13 quarterly fee to international, and the meals twice a month.


Membership Application

Current Projects

  1. Christmas Tree Sale - Annual
  2. Litter pickup on Main Street - Quarterly
  3. Fruit Cake Sales - Annual
  4. Sponsorship of Boy Scout Troup 44 - Ongoing
  5. Candy Box Project - Ongoing
  6. Coin Box Project - Ongoing
  7. Handicap Ramps - Ongoing
  8. Snowflake 10K Run - Annual

Past Completed Projects

  1. Community Sign at the Depot
  2. Financial contribution to the renovation of the Depot
  3. Purchase of chairs and tables for the Depot
  4. Renovation of the Boy Scout Hut
  5. Purchase & Installation of new flagpole in the City Square.
  6. Purchase & Installation of a second new flagpole at Five Points.
  7. Renovation of the City Fountain in the City Square.
  8. Installation of playground equipment for handicapped children at Pittard Park

September 2016-2017

President Gary Snow
President-Elect Michele Matthews
Past-President George Chandler 
Secretary Carolyn Simpson
Treasurer Caroline Rice
Director Bill Chrisohon
Director Kathy Jones
Director JoAnn Snow
Director Jack Beach
Scholarship  Laurie Tweedell
Fruit Cakes  Steve Rice
Candy / Coin Boxes Greg Jones

Club History

The Winterville Civitan Club was chartered on December 7, 1944.  The Watkinsville Civitan Club was the sponsoring club.  Founding charter members were:

R.W. Allison, Dan W. Bramlett, R.J. Chandler, C.S. Coile, Rutherford Coile, Noah Davis, J.R. Dawson, Ralph Edwards, M.C. Ellington, Ben Eubank, L.H. Harris, J.W. Hitt, A.E. Logan, C.Q. Norris, H.F. Parrish, Billy Pittard, G.C. Pittard, Sr., H.E. Porterfield, Charles Sheppard, Bill Thornton, H. C. Town, L.L. Whitley, J.R. Winter.

Club Committees

  • Project – Cathy, Michelle, George
  • Investment – George, Bill, Ed, Steve, Jim
  • Scholarship – Linda, Pat, Richard, Patsy, Nancy
  • Publicity– JoAnn (website) ​
  • Candy Box – Greg, Cathy
  • Christmas Tree Sale - Dodd, JoAnn, Laurie, Kenny, Michelle
  • Fruit Cake - Steve, George, Ray, John
  • Snowflake - John, Sam, Carolyn, JoAnn, Pat, Richard

Civitan Mission & Creed

Civitan's Mission Statement

The worldwide mission of Civitan International is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

Civitan's Creed: 

I AM CIVITAN: as old as life, as young as the rainbow, as endless as time.

MY HANDS do the work of the world and reach out in service to others.

MY EARS hear the cry of children and the call throughout the world for peace, guidance, progress and unity.

MY EYES search for others to join in the fellowship and service of Civitan.

MY MOUTH utters the call to daily duty and speaks prayers in every tongue.

MY MIND teaches me respect for law and the flag of my country.

MY HEART beats for every friend, bleeds for every injury to humanity and throbs with joy at every triumph of truth.

MY SOUL knows no fear but its own unworthiness.

MY HOPE is for a better world through Civitan.

MY MOTTO: builders of good citizenship.

MY BELIEF: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

MY PLEDGE: to practice the Golden Rule and to build upon it a better and nobler citizenship.

   

2014 Celebrating 72 Years of Community Service!