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What is Junior Civitan?

Junior Civitan is a community service organization for students. Junior Civitan members seek to meet the needs of our world and promote progress in a world of change. You can be a part of your local Junior Civitan club's commitment to making a difference. Junior Civitan's purpose is to provide all of our members with personal and career development opportunities while improving schools and communities through volunteer service. Established in 1932, Junior Civitan is a program of Civitan International. Junior Civitan has 14,000 members in 400 clubs. There are Junior Civitan clubs in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Why Join Junior Civitan?

There are many benefits to being a Junior Civitan Member:

There are many benefits to being a Junior Civitan Member: You will have access to online shopping, message boards, advocacy opportunities, and email at Junior Civitan Online. In addition to club and district activities, Junior Civitans have the chance to attend several annual international events; these events let members meet other Junior Civitans, have fun, and raise money. Sno-Do is a snowmobile marathon held yearly in the beautiful icy wilderness of Ontario, Canada. Dance-A-Thon is a themed dance marathon, also held yearly in Canada. At the annual convention, Junior Civitans come together from across the U.S. and around the world for an international celebration. Every member helps to choose which projects and programs their club will support, and there are many leadership opportunities at the local level. District and international leadership positions allow members to travel, attend special events, and develop crucial leadership skills important in college and future careers. The Civitan Shropshire Scholarship is available to qualifying members as a source of financial aid for college. Each year, thousands of dollars are awarded to deserving Junior Civitans. Members, clubs and districts are recognized each year for outstanding leadership, projects, and activities. These prestigious awards are presented at annual district and international conventions to honor the achievements of our best and brightest Junior Civitans. You'll receive Junior Civitan's Insider Magazine, which reviews international events and local club projects.

Junior Civitan History

The Civitan Club of Birmingham, Alabama, was formed in 1917 as an independent service organization. The club incorporated on April 15, 1920, and formed Civitan International; within three years, over a hundred clubs were organized around the world. In January 1927, the first Junior Civitan club was formed, but not chartered, at South Portland High School in Maine. Its membership included boys and girls, even though women were not permitted to join the senior organization until 1974. From 1927 to 1932, several more Junior clubs were organized. In 1932, the first three official charters were issued to Junior Civitan clubs in Portland, Maine; Bristol, Tennessee; and Rogersville, Alabama. The stronghold of the Junior Civitan movement was in the southeastern United States, but several clubs formed on the West Coast. The first Canadian club was formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1957, making Junior Civitan truly international. Adult Civitan clubs began taking more and more interest in the youth program during the 1960s, since more than 400 clubs had been chartered. In 1965, the first issue of Countdown, the official magazine for Junior Civitans, was published. Two years later Junior Civitan had 11 officially recognized districts and the first Governors Training Academy was held. A full-time youth director was added to the international staff in 1969, the same year that the first Junior Civitan International awards were presented. Junior Civitan's growth has continued in recent years. In 1982, the program expanded into Europe with the chartering of a Norwegian club. Currently there are approximately 15,000 members in almost 500 clubs. Junior Civitan continues to be one of the fastest growing service organizations in the world with clubs in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Do you like to have fun?
- Do you like to learn?
- Do you want to serve your community?
-Do you have two days
a month to dedicate?

The Junior Civitan creed challenges us to meet the needs of our world and make it a better place. Helpful Heroes do just that through local charity projects, outreach programs, volunteering at our schools, and projects to help people with developmental disabilities.

Two of Junior Civitan’s most important fundraisers, Sno-Do and Dance-a-Thon, support the UAB Civitan International Research Center. CIRCC is a specialized research and diagnostic facility which helps those with developmental disabilities.

-$5 Monthly Dues
-$35 Initiation Fee
- Earn Scholarships
- Earn Awards
- Learn Leadership Skills
- District Meetings
- International Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014-2015 DISTRICT JUNIOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Farmington NM

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- Monthly Dues
-Initiation Fee
- Earn Scholarships
- Earn Awards
- Learn Leadership Skills
- District Meetings
- International Meeting