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.

 

What We Do

Famed inventor and Civitan member Thomas Edison summed up Civitan's commitment as "doing things - big things - for the community, state and nation." Today, Civitans are more committed than ever to making life better in their communities – with a special dedication to helping the developmentally disabled.

 
CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER

Civitan International Foundation's flagship charity is support of the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. CIRC is the first institution of its kind in the United States to be solely dedicated to research of developmental disabilities, conducting ground-breaking research and improving the lives of people at risk for, or affected by, developmental disabilities. Learn More Here.

CLERGY APPRECIATION WEEK

Inspired by the heroism of 4 military chaplains who gave up their life vests during the 1943 sinking of the USS Dorchester, every year during Clergy Appreciation Week, Civitans around the world honor leaders of all faiths. For more information on Clergy Appreciation Week, click here.

CIVITAN AWARENESS MONTH

During Civitan Awareness Month in April, Civitan clubs receive recognition from radio, television and print media, receive proclamations from local, state and national politicians, and conduct special events and observances to recognize outstanding members and projects and to spread the Civitan spirit of service. Download the pubic relations manual for more information on planning your awareness month.

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