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Fall District Meeting Recap Edition

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On Saturday, October 14th Chesapeake District Junior Civitans held our Fall District Meeting. This meeting marked a milestone for us in our rebuilding of the District. This was the first District Meeting that was fully planned and executed by our Junior Civitan Board of Directors.

We met at ServiceSource in Oakton, Virginia for a day of knowledge, service and fun.

60% of our clubs were represented: CD Hylton, Churchill, Hoover, James Madison, Langley, and Liberty

Here are some highlights of the day:


World Junior Civitan Day

Join Junior Civitans around the globe for a day of service on October 28th.

Plan a project with your club on the 28th (or the week before or after)

For ideas and flyers check out the World Junior Civitan Day booklet at www.JuniorCivitan.org

Post your pics, using #WJCD, #chessie1718

Don't forget to report your WJCD Activites to International and the District.

Social Media

Make sure you are following all our District Social Media pages.

Send a friend request (with a message) to one of our Board Members to join our private Facebook page

Share your club's social media pages with our District Board of Directors so we can follow you.

Use these hashtags

District PRC, Jasmine Nguyen would like to highlight the projects and events of our district's clubs on our social media sites.

Make sure to use #Chessie1718 so we can easily find your posts

(they should be all lowercase, caps were used on the slide for emphasis and clarity)

Plan your year using the Honor Club form

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


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


Make sure your club officers are filling out Activity Reports and submitting to International and our District Officers on or before the due dates.

Remember to report all your projects and activities to International and the District.

Check out our new Leaders In Freedom Website


Contact Ms. Carmen if you are interested in attending or learning more about how you can attend LIF through a Civitan paid sponsorship. ChesapeakeJrCivitan@gmail.com

Any Junior Civitan can participate

Dance for 12 continuous hours

District PRC must raise minimum $1500

Weekend participants raise a minimum of $500 plus the cost of transportation

To participate for the Dance Only, raise $100 (you will be responsible for all other costs including transportation, accommodations and meals)

Fundraiser to benefit the Civitan International Research Center – raised over $1.1 million to date.

Let Ms. Carmen know ASAP or before December 1st so we can send you a fundraising kit.

Fundraising minimums must be met and submitted to Junior Civitan International no later than February 7th.


Chespeake District Governor, Lynn Leitch

Governor Lynn, is the first Chesapeake District (adult) Governor who was also a Chesapeake District Junior Civitan Governor (1997-1998)

Governor Lynn, presented Junior Governor Anushe with a personal Sno Do donation from Lynn and her mom, Linda Lilly, who has been supporting Chesapeake Junior Civitans since Lynn was a Junior.

Thanks Governor Lynn and Ms. Lilly!!!

Chesapeake District Past Governor, Linda Hadley

Thanks Linda for our Starbucks run, and for all you do for Chesapeake Juniors. We appreciate your support and for making sure Ms. Carmen has an ample supply of vitamins.

(for some reason Ms. Carmen always ends up sick after a weekend with us at International events.)

Junior Civitan International Presidential (virtual) Visit

President, Hadden Fulgham from Georgia

(Hadden, sorry we captured you mid-blink)

Watch our visit with President Fulgham.

Thanks Mr. President for sharing your time and great ideas with us!!!!


District Projects

Our District Board voted to add "Wreaths Across America" at Arlington National Cemetery as an official District Project this year in addition to a Book Drive.

Your club can choose to participate in one or both projects.

More info will be coming out shortly about Wreaths Across America and how you, your club and your families can get involved.

In the meantime, save the date: Saturday, December 16th

District T-Shirt Design Contest

We need a new design for our District T-Shirts

The official rules and requirements will be coming out shortly.

Meals on Wheels

Our first service project of the day was making place mats for Meals on Wheels of Maryland

No-Sew Blankets

Our second project was making no-sew fleece blankets to be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital in Virginia.

A special thanks to the (former) Anne Arundel Ladies Civitan Club for generously donating the fleece to us.

Spirit Challenge

No Chesapeake District event is complete without a friendly competition.

Governor Anushe and Lt. Governor Bailey hosted Junior Civitan Trivia throughout the day. The team who answered correctly won possession of Chessie until the next question.

These were a couple of their questions:

Do you know how many Junior Civitan Clubs and how many Districts there are in Junior Civitan?


Do you know how many former US Presidents were Junior Civitans? (hint, there were 5 of them)

Thank you to our District Board for planning a successful and meaningful District Meeting

Planning Committee: Governor Anushe and Lt. Governor Bailey

Projects Committee: District Secretary, Ashley; District Treasurer, Brianna and District Inspiration Leader, Victoria

Knowledge Committee: Lt. Governor Devan, District Historian, Hannah and PRC, Jasmine

.....and of course, District Chair, Ms. Carmen for helping with some admin logistics and resources and paying the bills

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Chesapeake Governor, Lynn Leitch District PRC, Jasmine Nguyen District Chair, Carmen Gorby

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