Thursday evening, we dressed-up for Opening Ceremonies
The 2018 - 2019 Candidates for International Office were introduced, including our Governor-Elect, Victoria
We were introduced to the 2018-2019 International Board, including our Governor and International Director, Anushe
No Junior Convention is complete without a Spirit Stick
The Red Team took the honors for the first team of the weekend to have Spirit!
Then came Team Building Challenges to close our first day.
Our first session of the day was, "Meet the Candidates"
There were four very qualified and impressive candidates running for three International Director positions. The offices of Vice President and President were uncontested.
Each Candidate was allowed a nomination speech no longer than 2.5 minutes and questions were allowed from the floor.
Workshops rounded-out our morning activites
So many awesome workshops!
(Glad we wore our new District t-shirts)
Day 2 - Carnival for People with Special Needs
A very special shout-out and Thank You to the Mississippi North Civitans, Junior Civitans and Junior Chair, David Neilson for all their behind the scenes work building and creating games so each District and/or Club had a carnival booth; and coordinating all the participants to attend!
Our very own Waynesboro PRC, Gavin showcased his juggling abilities and made the local newspaper.
Business Session and Elections
The voting delegates were seated.
President Fulgham called the Business Session to order.
The room was filled with electricity, and then there was none... literally, the power went out~more thunderstorms!
That didn't stop President Fulgham, he carried on with the business at hand, electing our 2018-2019 International Board.
Voting delegates were accounted for and ballots were cast
The power came back on just in time to review and vote on all the By Law amendments and changes
Nine Junior Fellows were presented, including one for Chesapeake Governor and International Director, Anushe.
16 Shropshire Scholarship Recipients were announced and presented with their scholarships
Total funds raised to benefit the Civitan International Research by Junior Civitans through their major emphasis charitiy through Sno Do and Dance A Thon were announced.
Dance A Thon
Congratulations to the Club and District who raised the largest overall contributions, respectively, for our major emphasis charity!
Day 3 - Afternoon
Some of us visited Elvis' birthplace, literally 5 minutes down the road; some of us challenged our teamwork abilities and went to Escape Rooms; some of visited downtown Tupelo; some of us took naps, and International Director, Anushe and the other Board members worked on scripts for closing cermony.
2017-2018 International Board Presentation
Thank you all for serving us this past year and moving the mission of Junior Civitan forward!
Presentation by President Fulgham to Executive Vice President, Scarlet Thompson
Social Cause Awareness Campaign - People First Banner signed by all Juniors, Advisors, Chairs, and Civitans who participated in Sno Do, Dance A Thon and International Convention this year.
The part of the evening, we all look forward to,
The Civis - Award Ceremony
Junior Civitans around the world do selfless acts of kindness and service everyday; not for the awards or recognition, but rather because they truly want to "Make the World a Better Place!"
Congratulations to all Junior Civitans for all you do everyday and to those clubs, districts and individuals recognized with a Civi for their 2017-2018 Outstanding accomplishments!
Here are a few of Chesapeake's recognitions this year:
The following Chesapeake clubs achieved Honor Club:
Churchill High School Junior Civitan Club
Honor Club of Distinction:
James Madison Junior Civitan Club
Waynesboro Area School District Junior Civitan Club
Chesapeake received Honor District
Governor Anushe received Distinguished Governor
Chessie didn't want the evening to end and took some photos with Civitan friends, not realizing he would get photo-bombed ny Marvin.
Convention is exhausting.....
HOWEVER, there's plenty of time to rest up, raise money and get ready for Convention 2019 in .......
Chessie is excited to welcome his new mascot friend, Marvin to Chesapeake.
At the closing Banquet, everyone was buzzing around talking about adopting mascots for their districts. We are so happy to have inspired others to share the love and bring a mascot into their Junior Civitan family.
We can't wait to welcome new friends next year, humans and mascots to the Chesapeake District!