Chessie Chessie February 2018

Welcome to the Chesapeake District Junior Civitan Newsletter

Please share with all your club members

We'd like to showcase you and your club in our next issue(s). Send pics and brief descriptions of your projects, meetings or special events to: PRC Jasmine at jasminey756@gmail.com Make sure to use #chessie1718 in all your social media posts!

We are in the home-stretch!

There are less than five months left of our fiscal year (and even fewer months of school for most of our members!)

We have lots of events to attend, projects to finish and fun to have! Are you ready?

From our Governor and International Director, Anushe Ashraf

Hi Everyone!

Just over a week ago, from January 25-29, I had the opportunity to attend an International Board Meeting and the 43rd Annual Sno-Do in Ontario, Canada, and I had so much fun even though there wasn't enough snow to go snowmobiling (again this year)!

Besides all of the fun, from meeting other governors to snow tubing to hanging out with my host family, I also attended a governors update-meeting. At the governors update some of the information included: fundraising, how to communicate with advisors and chairs, various projects to hold under Collection Selection, Environmental, Social Cause Awareness, Creed Club, and so on. I'll be sharing what I learned at our upcoming Open Board Meeting on February 24th, make sure to save the date and register to attend!

Sno Do is attend by District Governors who raise a minimum of $1800 for the UAB Civitan International Research Center. I'm happy to report that before the weekend ended, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $66,000!!!! Thank you to all the Chesapeake Civitan Clubs and members who helped me reach and exceed the minimum. I am still accepting donations as I would like to exceed my personal goal to raise over $2500. I have currently raised $2,341 with over $650 from outside Civitan. Please share my on-line fundraising link with anyone who might like to help me make a difference with IDD research.


Relating to the district, some upcoming events to keep your eyes on is our annual spring convention which will be held on April 14, International Convention in Tupelo, MS, which will be occurring in late June (you should all go, it is a lot of fun!), and the final vote for our District T-shirt design contest. Make sure to cast your vote before February 13th!

If you have any questions pertaining to the information given at the update meeting, about running to become a governor and what that entails, the upcoming events, or any questions in general, let me know, either at anusheashraf@gmail.com or 304-553-3626. :) Here are some highlights from Sno Do; enjoy!

Welcome to our newest Chesapeake District Junior Civitan Clubs:

Applemen Junior Civitan Club; Inwood, WV (Musselman High School) - Sponsored by the Martinsburg Civitan Club. Charter date, December 1, 2017 and charter ceremony to be held February 19, 2018

Richard Montgomery High School Junior Civitan Club; Rockville, MD - Sponsored by the Frederick Civitan Club. Charter date and ceremony will be February 16, 2018

Have you paid your club dues?

Has your club submitted dues to International ($12 per member) and the District ($4 per member)?

Have new members joined your club since you paid dues?

Have you submitted a club roster or updated your club roster with all your current and new members?

During the month of February, make sure your club's dues are up-to-date and you send in your membership rosters.

Dues, Membership Applications and Membership Rosters can all be found on our website or in our District's Google Folder


Why Pay Dues?

  • Membership at the Club, District and International levels of Junior Civitan
  • Voting privileges at the District and International Conventions
  • Insurance coverage at all Junior Civitan related events and projects
  • Junior Civitan 'Insider' magazine
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Eligibility requirement to apply for a $50 FCIDD Junior Civitan New Member grant.

Are you a member of Creed Club?

Memorize the creed

Recite to your Advisor, a Board Member or District Chair

Complete the form, email it to juniorcivitan@civitan.org and cc: chesapeakejrcivitan@gmail.com


To understand what it means to be a Junior Civitan;

to help your club achieve Honor Club;

to help our district achieve Honor District;

eligibility requirement for a $50 FCIDD New Member Grant


Did you know.....

Club Activity Reports are Due on the 10th of October, December, February and April?

Check with your club officers to see if all your reports have been completed and submitted. If not, ask to help and submit them now, it's not too late and they are easy to complete.

http://juniorcivitan.org/junior-civitan-resources/literature-forms/club-literature/ scroll down to club reports.

Has your club submitted reports after you completed the following projects?

  • Fall Recruitment Campaign
  • World Junior Civitan Day
  • Collection Selection
  • Social Cause Awareness
  • Environmental Project
  • Civitan Appreciation

You can submit them all on one form http://www.juniorcivitan.org/allprojects.pdf or on-line at https://form.jotform.com/60125996427967

If you haven't completed all these projects yet, send in the projects you have completed.

In addition to sending to juniorcivitan@civitan.org, make sure to cc: chesapeakejrcivitan@gmail.com; anusheashraf@gmail.com; your Lt. Governor and your Sponsor Club Liaison.

Update your Honor Club form as you complete projects, don't wait until the last minute

Watch our COAST video for everything you need to know about Honor Club


Completed Honor Club forms are due to District Chair Ms. Carmen by May 15th.

Ever wonder ...

...what happens at a District Board of Directors Meeting?

...or an International Board Meeting?

...what the officer positions and duties are for our District Board of Directors?

...what the process is to become a District Officer for 2018-2019?

...or the International Board of Directors?

...how you can be recognized for your contributions to your club, our district and Junior Civitan International?

...how your club can be recognized for your outstanding projects and accomplishments at the district and international levels?

Well, stop wondering and join us for the answers on Saturday, February 24th for an

Open District Board of Director's Meeting


Awards Writing Workshop

Simply click this registration button/box for details and to register. It's FREE to attend!

Can't join us in person? Still register, we'll send you a Zoom link to join us on-line.

To learn more about our district awards and elections; on our website, go to Resources, scroll down to Awards and Elections.


District T-Shirt Design Contest

Our District T-Shirt Design Contest is in the final round of voting


People First

Watch this brief video to better understand what 'People First' is.

Not sure how to translate our 'People First' Social Cause Awareness into a project or action?

Show the video during morning announcements or another time during the day.

Create a poster, similar to this one and have your members and student body pledge to see the person first, not the disability, by signing the poster.

This poster was signed by all the Governors and International Board at Sno Do in January.

Dance A Thon

Make sure to follow us on all our social media pages March 9-12 as PRC Jasmine, Governor Anushe, District Secretary Ashley and Langley Junior Civitan member, Taz participate in Dance A Thon in Myrtle Beach.

Has your club made a donation yet?


Save the Date

April 14th

District Convention; Awards, District Officer Elections for 2018-2019, International Nominations and a Service Project

All Chesapeake Junior Civitans are invited

Ronald McDonald House 3312 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA 22042


38th Annual Junior Civitan International Convention Tupelo, Mississippi June 21-24,

Mark your calendars, grab your blue suede shoes and join your fellow Junior Civitans at International Convention in Tupelo, Missisippi the weekend of June 21-24, 2018! This year’s convention will be a weekend packed full of learning, growing, serving, fellowship, and a whole lot of FUN in the birthplace of the King himself, Elvis Presley. What a better way to close out the Junior Civitan year by celebrating your accomplishments, training for the upcoming year, and sharing ideas and stories with your fellow Junior Civitans? Don’t miss out on this memorable weekend!

Photo Credits: Photo 1, Sean Davis: Photos 2-4 Tupleo Convention and Visitors Bureau

Thinking about attending International Convention and would like more information?

Junior Fellows Program

Making someone a Junior Civitan International Fellow is a great gift.

With a contribution of only $300, or $600 you can say “thank you” to a club advisor, parent, Civitan or Junior Civitan.

You get to recognize a deserving individual, and the interest from the money you donate provides more scholarships for others.

For more information and the latest brochure, click this link


Contact Ms. Carmen or Governor Anushe if you'd like to nominate someone for a Fellow and help raise money as a group.

Did you know?

The FCIDD (Foundation for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities) has a New Member Grant program specifically for Chesapeake Junior Civitans?

For every new member of your club this year, who fulfills the requirements, your club can submit a grant application in the amount of $50 for each new member.

The first two grants will be allocated toward your club's contributions to Sno Do $50 and Dance A Thon $50.

All grants after the first two can be allocated toward individual club member's Dance A Thon or International Convention registration.

The forms and requirements can be found on our district web-site under resources


Contact District Chair, Ms. Carmen if you have any questions or need any help.


We want to share the great things your clubs are doing.

Send your pics and descriptions to PRC Jasmine @ jasminey756@gmail.com and make sure to use #chessie1718 in all your social media posts.

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Chesapeake Junior Civitans


Governor-Elect Crystal Payne; CD Hylton HS Junior Civitans, James Madison HS Junior Civitans, Waynesboro Area HS Junior Civitans, Sean Davis, Tupelo Conention and Visitors Bureau, Carmen Gorby,

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