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Chessie Chessie Chesapeake District Junior Civitan Newsletter March 2019

Hello Chesapeake Junior Civitans!

Please share with all your club members!

With less than four months left to our fiscal year, we have lots to do and share to end the year strong.

Don't forget to share your pics on social media and tag, #chessie1819

2019 District Convention and service project

ALL Chesapeake Junior Civitans, Advisors, and Sponsor Club Liaisons/Club Members are encouraged to attend

9:30 am: Doors Open

10:00 am: Business Meeting Starts

Business Meeting includes District Update, 2019-2020 District Officer Candidate Nomination Speeches, Officer Elections, District Award announcements and some fun, fellowship and team building.

Noon: Lunch (pizza)

1pm - 4pm: Karaoke Dance Party Service Project with local residents who are differently-abled

4pm - 5pm: Clean up

Make sure to register before March 26th

Our district board needs you!

We'll be electing our District Officers for the 2019-2020 school year at our District Convention.

All club members and officers (including underclassmen) are encouraged to run for a district office.

JUNIOR CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Interested in serving on the International Board of Directors? Submit your intent to District Chair Gorby ten (10) days before our March 31st Convention.

We will nominate our candidate(s) at District Convention

Chesapeake has had a member serve on the International Board for the past three years. Will you be next?

Have questions about the positions and responsibilities? Contact Governor Victoria, who serves as one of three International Directors on the 2018-2019 Board. victoria.ac.davis@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP

Dues and Membership

How many of your members are graduating this year? Now is the perfect time to invite underclassmen to your club meetings and projects. Invite them to become members.

Have you added new members since you submitted dues?

Submit updated dues and membership rosters in March and April.

Dues info and roster can be found under Administrative Forms on our district website:www.ChesapeakeJuniorCivitan.org/Resources

Remember, you can apply for $50 New Member Grants through FCIDD to be applied to your club's contributions to Sno Do, Dance A Thon and Individual International Convention Registration for all new members.

Dues must be paid for all new members and an updated roster must be submitted to International and the District along with other qualifications for New Member Grants.

Be on the lookout for new FCIDD New Member Grant Forms via email and on our district website before the end of March.

How can you help our District achieve these goals?

  • Recruit new members all year long. Invite underclassmen to join you in your service projects.
  • Submit updated dues and membership rosters for new members in March or April to keep your membership current and covered by Civitan insurance.
  • Don't forget, you can apply for $50 grants for each new member who fulfills the requirements through FCIDD (Foundation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) These grants can be used toward Sno Do, Dance A Thon and International Convention.

last club Activity report due

April 15th

Submit your April Activity Report on-line, simply click the text in the next line or visit www.JuniorCivitan.org or www.ChesapeakeJrCivitan.org

Before you hit submit, make sure to print to a pdf and email a copy to District Chair Ms. Carmen, Governor Victoria, your Lt. Governor and your sponsor club liaison.

Activity Reports are now MANDATORY to achieve HONOR CLUB.

Honor Club

Click "2018-2019" Honor Club Application below, or visit JuniorCivitan.org or ChesapeakeJuniorCivitan.org for the newly revised 2018-2019 Honor Club Form.

Completed & Signed Honor Club Forms Due by May 15th to District Chair, Ms. Carmen

A message from Chesapeake Junior Civitan Governor, and Junior Civitan International Director, Victoria Davis

Attending the 44th annual Sno-Do held in Midland, Ontario, Canada February 8th—11th has been one of the most memorable moments of my life. It did start off a little bumpy with my flight being cancelled and spending a night in Buffalo, NY, with another Board Member, a couple of Junior Civitans Governors and District Chairs but that didn't stop the wonderful experiences that took place.

I had never been outside of the United States so the chance to travel to Canada was very special to me. I had the opportunity to present some of my ideas to other Governor's as well as hear what other Districts have accomplished throughout this year. Yes, sitting through these meetings does sound uneventful, but they were anything but!

Another big component of Sno-Do is Snowmobile riding and Snow Tubing! Unfortunately there wasn't enough snow to go Snowmobiling but I did have the chance to go Snow Tubing which was absolutely amazing, especially going down the peak which was the steepest hill. To bring Sno-Do to an end there was a small going away party as the Governor's will not see each other until International Convention in June. An interesting thing about this party is the Silly awards, where all the Junior Civitans vote others for silly awards such as the last to wake up, the most daring, etc. I am proud to say I was given the Duct Tape award, the person who has a solution to every problem; which is more true than silly.

This experience has truly been amazing in so many ways, but the real importance was the amount raised for the Civitan International Research Center. As our District’s Governor, I was required to raise a minimum of $1800 to attend, and had set a personal goal of $2,500. Thanks to the Civitan Clubs and individuals in Chesapeake along with the donations I raise outside of Civitan, I was able to exceed my goal and fundraise $3,344!

So far $64,593 has been raised for the Civitan International Research Center, although this is the largest amount ever fundraised for Sno-Do we are still fundraising to meet our goal of $65,000. If your club has not made your donation yet, there’s still time. Simply click on my link (or cut and paste into your browser) to make your donation online. http://civint.convio.net/goto/VictoriaD Remember this counts toward adult club’s Civitans at the Helm. Chesapeake Junior Clubs can submit their FCIDD New Member Grants. Your club's first grant goes toward your Sno Do donation.

While my fellow travel companions and I were experiencing our travel delays getting to Ontario, the rest of the Governors and International Board Members made bird houses as a service project to benefit a local outdoor space.

Thank you to everyone for all your support and contributions, as without them I would not have been able to experience such an extraordinary event.

SAVE THE DATES

June 20 -23, 2019 -- Hyatt Regency Washington/Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. We are the host district. It is never going to be less expensive for us to attend, as we don't have any airfare or travel expenses; start fundraising now so as many of your members as possible can experience the fun, fellowship and learning of an International Convention. You can use your FCIDD New Member grants to help pay for registration. Registration forms coming soon..

46th Annual Dance A Thon

For the first time, Dance A Thon will be part of the Junior Civitan International Convention.

Join Team Chesapeake, Dance for 6 Hours and raise money for Research for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Sign-up now to be a part of Team Chesapeake. You only need to raise a minimum of $50 to participate and you can use your club's FCIDD New Member Sponsor Grants.

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