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. 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.
Each year, Civitan recognizes the achievements and dedication of clubs and members with a wide variety of awards in many different categories at the international and local level.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Honor Key This award is presented to Civitans nominated for exemplifying the highest level of leadership through club, district and international offices, and contributing to the growth and awareness of the organization. Click here to nominate.

Honor Club Every club in the Heartland District should be dedicated throughout the year to achieve Honor Club status. It just takes a little hard work and the requirements are flexible.   Click here to download Honor Club Application.  

DISTRICT AWARDS

DISTRICT NOMINATIONS FOR 2017-2018 ARE CLOSED.

Awards Process: The awards period will run from July 1st through June 30th. A club must be in good standing with the District and Civitan International in order to receive an award.

Option 1: Clubs may write about their projects in their club newsletter and distribute it to the Governor, Governor-Elect and Awards Chair. The article should be in sufficient detail so that any reader can see the impact the project had on the community in terms of Service, Knowledge, and Fellowship, the amount of club participation and key leaders.

Option 2: The club also has the option of writing up the project on the generic Awards Nomination Form below and sending it to the Awards Chair. Nominations for persons to receive individual awards can be handled with the same form. All Nominations forms must be mailed to the District Awards Chair and postmarked by the deadline of July 15, 2018.

Download Awards Nomination Form

AWARD CATEGORIES

The following awards may be presented to only one individual per year and may be nominated by any Civitan in the Heartland District.

  • District “Civitan of the Year”
  • Jim Berryman “Civitan of the Decade”
  • District “New Member of the Year”
  • District Honor Key (A maximum of 3 may be presented per year.)

The following award may only be nominated by Area Directors, the Governor-Elect, and/or the Governor.
Most Outstanding Club President

The following award may be nominated by the Host Club of the District Convention and/or the Governor.
District “Citizen of the Year”

The following award may be presented to all that qualify and shall be nominated by the Governor and Governor-Elect.
• Distinguished Area Director

The following are awards to clubs which may be nominated by the respective club. (Only one award will be presented per category. At the discretion of Awards Committee, an Honorable Mention may be recognized.)

  • Project of the Year
  • Service to Persons with Intellectual/Developmental or Physical Disabilities
  • Service to Youth
  • Service to the Community
  • Service to the Elderly
  • Service to Veterans
  • Service to Homeless
  • Outstanding Club Speakers and Programs
  • Outstanding Club Bulletin/Newsletter*
  • Outstanding Club Scrapbook*
  • Outstanding Club Web Site
  • Outstanding Billboard Placement
    The Club of the Year shall be selected by the Award Committee with nominations received from Area Directors, Governor-Elect and Governor.

Note: The Committee and District Board have discretion and may elect to not present an award for a particular category if minimum requirements or criteria are not met.

International Awards may be presented at a District Convention, District-wide Meeting or Area Meeting if the recipient was not present to receive the award at the International Convention.

Mail awards applications to Awards Chair:
Aaron Morris: aaron.morris@windstream.com

* Nominations for Scrapbook and Newsletter awards need not be mailed to the Awards Chair; however, the Awards Chair should be advised that the club will be bringing these items to the District Convention for judging.

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