Civitan Centennial Day


By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, on March 17, 1917, a group of businessmen set out to form one of the most active volunteer civic organizations in the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Civitan Club of Birmingham has been instrumental in spreading the values of good citizenship globally by encouraging the establishment of new clubs; and

WHEREAS, Civitan International has now grown to more than 40,000 members in 49 countries, including youth and college programs; and

WHEREAS, the mission of Civitan Worldwide 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; and

WHEREAS, Civitan’s purpose is to serve the community by fulfilling human needs not met by other organizations or individual efforts; and

WHEREAS, Civitans continually seek experiences that provide life direction, character building, leadership development and the satisfaction of helping those in need:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim March 17, 2017, as

Civitan Centennial Day

in the State of Alabama and encourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate the contributions and dedication of these volunteer citizens.

Robert Bentley