Membership in Civitan is open to any man or woman without regard to race, creed or color, who is at least 18 years old and of good character. Every Civitan should understand and appreciate the mission of Civitan International and strive to promote the three principle goals of fellowship with one another, knowledge about the community at large, and service to our fellow man through the local Civitan club.
At club meetings Civitans hear from community, business and government leaders who provide informative and entertaining programs on the issues that affect Civitans and their families the most.
Civitans are dedicated to improving their communities through community service. On the international level, Civitan focuses on helping people with developmental disabilities. Civitan funds the Civitan International Research Center, a research and treatment facility for developmental disabilities and special needs.
On the local level, clubs are involved in a variety of fund-raising and service projects. Civitan realizes the importance of offering its members opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as the opportunity to meet new friends and develop long-lasting friendships with people who share similar interest.
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The Dayton Civitan
Club has a long and memorable history.
Stanley Wyllie our Pres Elect found the following interesting items:
In 1978 there were 63 members, and attendance at meetings was around 23. Over the years in question contributions were made to: Daybreak ($906 in 1983), United Cerebral Palsy ($600), Dayton Recreation Center, Board of Education Scholarship Fund, Wright State Tape Fund, Building Bridges, New Directions, Special Wish Foundation, Dr. Courtney W. Shropshire Memorial Scholarship Grant (we had several awardees), Racing Wheel Chairs In 1981 a 60 year history was presented to each member.
Among members that gained distinction in Civitan are :
Jim Ross, Lt. Gov., Robert Copeland , Gove elect 1968, 1945-46 LeRoy D. Sauer, President Civitan International and International Gold Key recipient.
In 1986 the Dayton North Club was on the verge of collapsing. The Presidents Club sponsored a Dixieland Dinner on BB River Boats. They also had a Service Day display at Courthouse Square--highlighting each of the service clubs, with an opportunity for getting new members. The speakers covered a variety of topics: business, finance, government, travel, health and crime.
|John H. Hunt||Deceased||1923-24|
|Judge Alfred McCray||Deceased||1924-25|
|Edwin D. Smith||Deceased||1925-26|
|Col. Sidney Guthrie||Deceased||1927-28|
|Ed. O. Wright||Deceased||1928-29|
|Albert H. Scharrer||Deceased||1929-30|
|Horace E. Gray||Deceased||1930-31|
|H. Ward Quartel||Deceased||1931-32|
|Perley H. Kilbourne, MD||Deceased||1932-33|
|Omar L. Cunningham||Deceased||1933-34|
|Jay William Holmes||Deceased||1935-36|
|William P. Hollinger||Deceased||1937-38|
|William F. Hyers||Deceased||1939-40|
|LeRoy D. Sauer||Deceased||1941-42|
|Don D. Longnecker||Deceased||1942-43|
|W. Ray Yount||Deceased||1943-44|
|Bishop J. Gordon Howard||Deceased||1944-45|
|Edward J. Weiss||Deceased||1945-46|
|Robert F. Macaulay||Deceased||1946-47|
|Eugene J. Robinson||Deceased||1948-49|
|Ralph I. Bates||Deceased||1949-50|
|Roger W. Edmonson||Deceased||1950-51|
|Elmer C. Loomis, MD||Deceased||1951-52|
|Joe L. Braham||Deceased||1953-54|
|Ansel H. Wilson||Deceased||1954-55|
|Charles D. Hall||1955-56|
|Homer D. Cassel, MD||Deceased||1956-57|
|Roy D. Miller||Deceased||1958-59|
|Charles E. Mumma||Deceased||1959-60|
|Norman L. Gebhart||Deceased||1960-61|
|Graham L. Rogers||1961-62|
|Claude M. Willis||Deceased||1962-63|
|William D. Case||1963-64|
|Herbert G. Weiler||Deceased||1964-65|
|Earl B. George||Deceased||1965-66|
|Clyde H. Bielstein||Deceased||1966-67|
|Fred D. Frantz||Deceased||1967-68|
|Lorin B. Robinson||Deceased||1968-69|
|M. Edward Kuhns||1969-70|
|George E. Zimmerman||1971-72|
|George W. Frey||1972-73|
|William A. Jefferis||1973-74|
|Edwin E. Ehlers||1974-75|
|Dale A. Chandler||1975-76|
|Edgar L. Rapp||1976-77|
|George W. Curry||1977-78|
|Daniel Barrett, Jr.||1995-96|
|Stanley Clark Wyllie||2007-2008|
|Wes Ramsey - Brian Miller||2010-2011|