Several Pine Bluff residents were recently elected to leadership positions in the local Civitan Club, and have begun managing the club’s charitable projects in the area.
The new officers are Nancy Dempsey, president; Harold Davis, president-elect; Pat Hurst, secretary; and Renae Allen, treasurer. They began their terms on Oct. 1.
The club helps others through a variety of community service projects in Jefferson County, including a member/new member education and orientation program, new ramp building project, fall formal and the club has mailed out applications for the 2012 Christmas Parade.
The Christmas parade is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and the club is excited about community participation and support. Proceeds are donated to the Salvation Army to assist with needs in the community at Christmas.
The Jefferson County Civitan Club meets every first and third Thursday of the month. The first Thursday is a 6 p.m. program meeting with a speaker at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building. The third Thursday board and committee meeting is held at the Jenkins cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.
Civitan International is an organization of community service clubs with roughly 40,000 member across four continents. Each club works to help others and fulfill needs in their community, with a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Civitans continue this mission through fundraising for the UAB Civitan International Research Center, a world-class medical facility dedicated to researching developmental disabilities and other cognitive disorders.
For more information, visit www.civitan.org; or call 800-CIVITAN.