Civitan announce officers for 2020

By: 
DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club approved the club officers for 2020 during its recent meeting.
Acie Vance is president, Leroy Calvert is vice-president, Evelyn Bell is secretary, with Linda Hannah and Vernell Pitman as assistants, Betty Mason is treasurer and Bill Ladd is chaplain and PR representative.
"For whatever reason, we didn't vote for officers in October, and I want to start this year off right," Alvin Quinn said. "I nominate Acie Vance as president, Leroy Calvert as vice president, Bill Ladd was already our PR person, he can take on the role of chaplain, and leave the ladies in the position they are already holding."
All of those in attendance were in agreement with the officers.

"I have talked to all of you here about having our meetings once a month," Vance said. "I would like to put it before the club to meet each month on the third Wednesday of each month, instead of the first and third Wednesdays. People are busy, we understand that. Hopefully our members can find the time to come once a month. And anyone who is interested, is welcome to come and visit with us and see what we do."
The members agreed to change from meeting twice a month to once a month.

"We meet here at the hospital, and I would like to do something nice to show our appreciation," Ladd said. "We would like to identify a need and provide help with it, to thank them for allowing us this meeting space. It would be good to start off the year by showing our appreciation."
Quinn said they could get in touch with the Human Resources manager at North Mississippi Medical Center, and see what could be done.
"This would be the perfect first project for us," Quinn said. "We have received grants in the past and I would like to look into doing that again to help with other community projects. Acie and I rang the bell for the Salvation Army during December. We are a small club but we can do things to benefit our community."

Bell suggested a club calendar to put projects specified for a certain month and work towards that goal.
"We can plan to do this project for the hospital first," Pittman said. "Then we can move on to something else for our community."
Quinn mentioned having an appreciation day, after the after the hospital project.
"We have done appreciations for the West Point Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Department," Quinn said. "We could think about adding the fire department and other EMTs. We can write it down and have it to discuss later. We are a service club and serving the community is what we are here to do."

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