New year begins for Civitans

Civitan Luncheon Club Treasurer Betty Mason gives Vernell Pittman a certificate from Civitan International recognizing her for recruitment of new members, with President Jay Jackson.
Staff Writer

October begins the new club year for all members of Civitan International. There will be no change of officers this year with each member continuing to serve the club as they did in the previous year.

President Jay Jackson has put in for a new charter for the West Point High School Junior Civitan Action Team.

"I had planned on maybe 15 members, we had 30 young people wanting to join at West Point High School. The club is open to any students at the high school," Jackson said. "I was very pleased. We are planning on getting to work as a service club for the students who want to earn credit hours through Jr. Civitan."

He invited any members of the club who would like to attend the meeting at the high school, to be there at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.

The Mississippi Fall District meeting is Oct. 13, in New Albany, with two representatives already paid for to attend the meeting.

"The two representatives are paid for, and we need to send silent auction items," Betty Mason, treasurer for the club, said. "And we need to send some canned food items for the local food bank."

Jackson said he will be attending the district meeting and anyone else in the club is welcome to join him.

"I'll take a silent auction item," Jackson said. "And I'll pick up some canned food items to take with me. If anyone wants to help with those, I'll bring the receipt to the next meeting and anyone who wants to can put in on that."

Mason took the podium and announced that a member of the club had been recognized for bringing in five new club members during the past year. Vernell Pittman was recognized for her dedication to recruiting new members to the West Point Civitan Club. Mason presented her with a certificate from Civitan International and a bouquet of flowers to say thank you.