Westerville Area Civitan Club


Fast Facts

Civitan was founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1917.  Its founder and first president was Dr. Courtney W. Shropshire, a prominent Birmingham physician.

Civitan International is a worldwide community service organization of men, women, and teenagers in 34 countries on four continents jopining together to perform community service projects.

Civitan provides opportunities for personal and professional growth through teamwork.

Civitan emphasizes helping people with developmental disabilities.  However, Civitan Clubs perform a variety of service projects that address the unique needs of their communities.

Civitan International World Headquarters is located in Birmingham, Alabama and provides numerous support services to clubs.

Civitan's most recognizable fundraising program is the Civitan Candy Box Project.  The project is serviced by volunteers, and all net proceeds benefit people with disabilities.


Famous Civitans

There have been many well-known men and women that were Civitans.  Here are just a few of them:


Thomas Edison

President Calvin Coolidge

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President John F. Kennedy

President Harry Truman

President William Clinton (Junior Civitan)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ed Sanford

WWI General John J. Pershing

Astronaut James Irwin



Richard Petty (Professional Race Car Driver)

Cindy Harrell (Model)

Eddy Arnold (Musician)

Bobby Eakes (Soap Opera Actor)

Bo Jackson (Professional Athlete)

Frank Thomas (Professional Athlete)


Members Area

Club Officers

  • 2018-2019 Club Officers
  • Tom Daugherty, President
  • Candy Kline, President-Elect
  • Ted Pagani, Secretary
  • Darla Adkins, Treasurer
  • Ken Adkins, Executive Liaison to Scouts
  • Craig Zedalis, Immediate Past President
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  • Board of Directors
  • Kathy Brougher
  • Shannon Kimble
  • Marc Kimmelman
  • Judy Pagani

The Civitan Creed

  • I AM CIVITAN as old as life, as young as the rainbow, as endless as time.
  • MY HANDS do the work of the world and reach out in service to others.
  • MY EARS hear the cry of children and the call throughout the world for peace, guidance, progress and unity.
  • MY EYES search for others to join in the fellowship and service of Civitan.
  • MY MOUTH utters the call to daily duty and speaks prayers in every tongue.
  • MY MIND teaches me respect for law and the flag of my country.
  • MY HEART beats for every friend, bleeds for every injury to humanity and throbs with joy at every triumph of truth.
  • MY SOUL knows no fear but its own unworthiness.
  • MY HOPE is for a better world through Civitan.
  • MY MOTTO: Builders of good citizenship.
  • MY BELIEF: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  • MY PLEDGE: To practice the Golden Rule and to build upon it a better and nobler citizenship.


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