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                                                                                        ALABAMA CENTRAL
                                                                                        ALABAMA CENTRAL

 VOLUME XXX
                                                                                            EXPRESS                 Official Publication, Alabama Central District No. 1
                                                                                                                    SPRING 2010                                          NUMBER 3
Scott Serota, Governor                                                                                                                                                                                                    Charles Mitchell, Editor
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  BEAUTIFUL SPRING DISTRICT MEETING
More than 50 Alabama Central District Civitans enjoyed beau-
tiful spring weather and a fantastic lake view at the spring dis
trict meeting at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge on 20
March. Dr. Susan Campbell of the Civitan International Re-
search Center was keynote speaker on facts and issues
associated with autism. She concluded her presentation
with an announcement of plans to build a new “Research
Civitan Club” at UAB. Also during the meeting, $206 was
raised in memory of the son of C.I. President and First Lady,
Mark and Cassie Eisenger. The funds will go toward a Civitan
International Foundation Fellow.

                           CIRC BENEFIT JUNE 5
“CIRC Benefit” at Children’s Fresh Air Farm in Bluff Park on
Saturday, June 5th. at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are $25.00. Enter-                                                                                      Governor Scott Serota (l) congratulates club builders Mark
tainment, food and fellowship. Proceeds benefit the Civitan                                                                                      Jones and Joanie Brown for their efforts at building the
International Research Center. Tickets and more informa-                                                                                         new Chelsea Civitan Club. Ivana Lukic (r) is president of
tion will be mailed to club presidents soon. This event re-                                                                                      the Chelsea Club. Certificates were presented at the Spring
places the past-governor’s roast.                                                                                                                district meeting at Lake Guntersville State Park.
                                            --Emily Hodges



                                                                                                                                                                                                              MAY IS VIDALIA ONION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MONTH IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ALABAMA CENTRAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT

                                                                                                                                                 * U.S. Grade #1 Vidalia Onions will be packaged in 10 lb.
                                                                                                                                                 bags (3" to 4" in size and weigh from 10 to 18 ounces each).
                                                                                                                                                 * Your club will pre-sell the 10 lb bags during the months of
                                                                                                                                                 March and April for $10 per bag.
                                                                                                                                                 * Chairman for your club will report to the District Fundraising
               DISTRICT CALENDAR 2009-2010                                                                                                       Team (Daniel Whittington, kdrm@bellsouth.net and Robyn
 April 25                              Vidalia Onion orders due                                                                                  White, Alcentralcivitan@charter.net ).
 May 6                                 Vidalia Onions to be delivered                                                                             * Your club will need to have all orders with district order
 May 15                                Cahaba River Cleanup, Helena                                                                              form and a club check ($5.00 per bag) to district by April 25.
 June 5                                CIRC Benefit, Bluff Park                                                                                  The club keeps $5.00 per bag.
 July 26                               Deadline, Summer issue ACD Express
                                                                                                                                                 * The onions will be delivered on May 6. Start selling those
 August 13-14                          Dist. Conv., Lakepoint Resort, Eufaula
 August 28                             Geo Training in Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                 great onions and make this a successful project for the dis-
 Sept. 3-6                             C.I. Convention, Cancun, Mexico                                                                           trict as well as your club. You will receive additional infor-
                                                                                                                                                 mation about the delivery drop off/pickup places.              .
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                                Club
                               News
                      TRUSSVILLE
For Easter, the Trussville Civitans assembled and donated
20 Easter Baskets to underpriveleged youth in the area (see
                                       photo left). But
                                       Trussville has taken a
                                       patriotic lean as of
                                       late. After donating to
                                       the local Trussville
                                       Veteran’s Memorial,
                                       we have donated two
                                       sacks of cell phones        Members of the new Chelsea Civitan Club had the most
                                       for the District’s “Cell    members of any ACD club at the spring district meeting at
                                       Phones for Soldiers”        the Lodge overlooking Lake Guntersville State park on
                                       project. In late May,       March 20.
                                       we will assist in the                            SYLACAUGA
                                       “Vets Helping Vets”         In January, the Sylacauga club collected funds for the relief
                                       Motorcycle Rally at         effort following the earthquake in Haiti. We joined with the
                                       the Birmingham Race         SHS Jr. Civitans and collected $1126 outside Wal-Mart and
                                       Course. There will be       Piggly Wiggly. All of the funds were designated to Doctors
                                       a 50/50 drawing and         Without Borders. The first meeting in February honored our
we will present a trophy to the best bike at the rally. Learn      area clergy. We had 14 clergy guests attend with Sylacauga
more about Vets Helping Vets at this website:                      Mayor Sam Wright reading the proclamation of Clergy Ap-
http://www.alabamathunder.com/                                     preciation Week. On April 10th, we worked with the Cyclist
                                                --Dee Hutsler      of Greater Sylacauga to sponsor a 100 mile bike ride
                                                                   fundraiser. The monies raised are used to fund our Lisa
                                                                   Baird Merit Scholarship Award. April 17th is the day for our
                         AUBURN                                    second annual Autism Walk. All of the money we raise will
                                                                   go to the Autism Society. Currenty, we are sponsoring to
Have you ever tried a grilled PB&J sandwich? That’s what
                                                                   charter the South Shelby County Civitan Club, which in-
the Auburn Civitans will be selling at Auburn’s annual City
                                                                   cludes the towns of Harpersville, Vincent, and Westover.
Fest on April 24. Auburn Civitans, Kirk Iversen and Andy
                                                                   The Sylacauga club had representation at the Region 1
Price, came up with the idea after working at Sunbelt Ag.
                                                                   meeting in February, the Alabama Central District spring
Expo in Moultrie, Georigia, where the Georgia Peanut Com-
                                                                   meeting in March, and Camp ASCCA cleanup in April.
mission has a very popular exhibit featuring grilled peanut
                                                                                                                    --Brian Dix
butter and jelly sandwiches. Wish us luck in this adventure.
We love to eat, so we take every opportunity to serve food
whether it is our annual chili supper which we had last March
or our Vidalia Onion sales at the local farmers’ market. Civitan
                                               Lynn Sylvester
                                               plans to cook up
                                               her      famous
                                               beer-battered
                                               Vidalia onion
                                               rings as entice-
                                               ments for cus-
                                               tomers to buy a
                                               bag at the Thurs-
                                               day Market at
                                               Ag. Heritage
                                               Park on the A.U.
                                               campus (see
photo). Selling onions couldn’t be any easier.. . or tasty!        Junior Civitans show off their basket for the Camp ASCCA-
                                             --Charles Mitchell    Dadeville auction on April 10 during the annual cleanup.
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           AREA V CLUB NEWS                                        ACD Civitan Clubs Receive Awards from
Center Point Remodeling to achieve ADA approval has
                                                                            Civitan International
been completed for the club house. Harold Faris spear
headed this project. They are now impatiently waiting for
the grant to pay for the changes, so everything else is on                              Honor Clubs
hold until they finish paying for these improvements. They        Greater Titusville      President Clarence Davis
have added one new member.. They have a Barbeque sched-           Opelika                 President Tom Brown
uled for May 22nd, selling butts for $25 and ribs for $18.
                                                                  Wilsonville             President Anne Phelps
They are also taking orders for Vidalia Onions.

Eastwood – Irondale. Club has added two members this                        Honor Clubs of Distinction
year. They have a speaker at every meeting. Club has              ACTION      President Joe Roberta
receive both TV and newspaper coverage this year due to           Gardendale President Robert E Lee
the attention they have received for club projects. The most
                                                                  Perimeter   President Debra McWilliams
recent being blankets for the homeless. Club collected
100 blankets which were distributed by the health care clinic     Tuskegee    President Andrea Foye
on Southside who sees low income people and goes out to           ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
treat the homeless under the freeway. Club assisted in
making bags for the Irondale Senior Citizens for Valentine                             MONTEVALLO
Day and provided a basket for the camp ASCCA/Civitan                The Montevallo club celebrated Clergy Appreciation month
auction. Club made donations to both the Sno Do and               with a covered dish supper on February 8. Fourteen guests
Dance A Thon projects for the Junior Civitans. Club was           attended the event, among them eight ministers and/or their
represented at the Spring District Meeting in Guntersville        spouses. President, Dr. Earl Cunningham, presented Emily
by Buz and Charlotte Brown. They are currently taking             Pendleton with the Sponsorship Award from Civitan Inter-
orders for Vidalia Onions and sending a student to the Youth      national. Emily had recruited 10 new members to the club.
Leadership Seminar.                                               Before the dinner, those attending enjoyed a beautiful musi-
                                                                  cal program by Bob Cowan and guest Phillis Chase. A
Tri County. Club is hosting a monthly bingo night at the          great evening!
Trussville Nursing Home in conjunction with the Center Point          At the city of Montevallo’s annual citizenship’s awards
Club. This is enjoyed by members as well as residents.            dinner, on March 12, Dr. Earl Cunningham received the
They had representatives attend the District Spring Meet-         Civic Leader of the Year award, and member, Don Whitten,
ing at Lake Guntersville Lodge. The club participated in          was presented with the Civitan of the Year award.
Camp ASCCA clean up and auction and is currently taking           Congratulaltions to both.
orders for Vidalia Onions, They plan to help with the Cahaba                                                     --Hilda Hicks
River Clean-up in May.
                              --Amy Shirley, Area Director
                     WILSONVILLE
(editor’ note: This article was intended for the Winter Is-
sue.)
                                                                                  Junior Civitan News
The year started off in full swing with Little League Fall Ball
and the running of the concession stand. The Club spon-
sored a Pancake Supper Fundraiser for Wilsonville Elemen-
tary School. This included a Drawing contest, of which                On January 9th, about 170 pounds of pop tops and 50
ribbons were awarded to the winners. In December, the 3rd         sets of preemie clothes were turned in to benefit the Ronald
Annual Christmas Bazaar and Photos with Santa was held.           McDonald House. It’s been determined that the dollars re-
There were over 20 Vendors and a variety of Crafts/Mer-           ceived from recycling the pop tops will pay for 2 night’s ac-
chandise sold. Club member, Joe Ray was honored by                commodation for 1 family. This project is wonderful and does
the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce with the Citizen             meet a great need. We hope to have an even higher amount
of the Year award. Joe is Executive Director of Adaptive          for next year’s project so start saving!
Aquatics in Wilsonville. We are so proud of him and his              Junior Civitan Governor, Miyoka Berry met her goal by
contribution to the community. The Club celebrated its 63rd       raising $2,500 for SNO-DO! Of that amount, over $500 was
Anniversary in January with an awards banquet. Joy Green,         raised outside of Civitan! She received a “Round to It” trophy
Treasurer received the Clubs Civitan of the Year Award and        for her efforts.
Linda Bell received the Clubs Honor Key. Joy and Linda                Junior Civitan PRC, Alonza Parker, has raised $1,250
are fairly new members and have chaired fundraisers and           for DANCE-A-THON! At this time he is still $250 away from
held officer positions in the Club and have worked tirelessly     reaching his goal.
for the benefit of the Club and community. Upcoming                  A new Junior club is being built at Vestavia High School.
Events: 5/1/2010 Bass Tournament and 5/24/2010 Golf                                                            --Merrily Serota
Tournament.                                                                                                    Jr. Civitan Chair
                                                  --Larry Lowe
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                             Governor’s
                             Governor’s                               CAHABA
                                                                       RIVER

                              C orner
                              C orner                                 CLEANUP
                                                                       MAY 15,
                                                                        2010
  Scott Serota


                                                                     Who: Volunteers! All Civitans, Community Service Groups,
Halftime in the ‘Numbers Game’                                       Scout Troops, Environmentalists, Student Groups, Canoe-
    April Fool’s Day marks the midpoint in the Civitan year          ists, Kayakers, Outdoor Enthusiasts. No experience re-
(for those keeping a daily count!). As with any timed event,         quired – anyone is welcome!
keeping track of the score while you go from start to finish is       What: An annual one-day service event to help clean-up
critical in the strategy of the game play. The numbers in the        the Cahaba River. Volunteers will paddle the river in canoes
Alabama Central District game at this point as related to the        to collect debris that has collected in the river such as tires,
goals set at the beginning of the year are mostly on track.          bottles, many types of balls, cans and other trash.
We are now in the best season for both recruiting and club           When: Saturday, May 15, Registration is from 7-8 AM. Es-
building so those numbers are moving into the positive. The          timated finish time is 12-1 PM. Lunch will be served after-
new geographic training program for club presidents was              wards at Buck Creek Park at Old Helena.
welcomed in successfully. Continuity of District leadership           Where: Registration will take place at Buck Creek Park in
with the announcement of Brian Dix’ intention to run for Gov-        Old Helena.
ernor ensures momentum of current efforts.                            Why: The Cahaba River is the longest free-flowing natural
   Now come the tougher goals that only you guys can do –            river in Alabama running from Trussville through the Birming-
increase participation in District events and on the District        ham metro down to the Selma area. The Cahaba helps
team. At the annual Camp Civitan workday less than half of           supply drinking water to Birmingham and surrounding com-
the Clubs sent representatives to this perfect opportunity to        munities. The river requires regular clean-up to keep debris
conduct service and fellowship with other Civitans. There is         out so that the water stays pure and aquatic life can flour-
a responsibility that the Club leaders have to get their folks       ish.
motivated to attend these functions. While the group that             How (can you help):
was there accomplished most of the necessary work, those                • Volunteer on the river – canoes will be provided – YOU
who missed the workday have missed out on much more                  WILL GET DIRTY – and love it! Spaces are limited, first
than ‘just another District function’. It is the hands-on projects   come first serve.
that attract most of the new recruits to Clubs and if your              • Volunteer on the shore – there is a job for anyone that
group is having a tough time with shifting back to the ‘get          wants to help – you don’t have to get dirty!
your hands dirty’ mode that is what attracted you in the first          • Financial support – corporate or individual – this is a
place, then you lost that perfect chance.                            fundraiser of the Alabama Central District Civitans, all money
    The next best opportunity to get involved at the District        raised goes to charities supported by these Civitan Clubs
level is to attend the annual ACD convention. For those of           and the Civitan International Research Center
you who have been voicing opinions that the trip to Ft. Walton
is too far, too expensive and way outside of the District, we        To volunteer, make a donation or for more information, visit
have listened and adjusted. This year the convention is at           www.cahabarivercleanup.org or call Project Chair Daniel
Lake Eufaula and promises to be much more focused on                 Whittington @ 205-907-4161
inter-club fellowship than prior years’ conventions. This shift
of venue and major effort to change locations is in direct           ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

response to requests of Civitans asking for that move. How-
ever, the expense is directly related to attendance and that             CAMP ASCCA-DADEVILLE CLEANUP
is a factor that only you can affect. The offer for you to par-               REPORT - April 10, 2010
ticipate at District level events is once again on the table.        * 43 Civitans participated from 12 clubs
This convention is being rearranged to cater to Civitans’ re-        * 19 Junior Civitans participated from 6 clubs
quests for different location and lower costs. It is now depen-      * Camp was cleaned
dent upon the 900 plus Civitans in the Alabama Central Dis-          * Supplies were donated
trict to show your support by attending this event and finding       * 12 baskets auctioned raising $920
out what you have been missing for all these years. Same             * Clubs donated $2400
game – ball is in your court! Please come to the ACD con-            * Total raised for Camp ASCCA-Dadeville and presented to
vention!!                                                            Camp Director, Tom Collier = $3320
                                                             --SS                                                   --Jim Yerkey
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                                 DIX ANNOUNCES
                                CANDIDANCY FOR
                                GOVERNOR-ELECT
                                                                    G Governor-elect’s
                               “Having obtained the support of
                            the Sylacauga Civitan Club and hav-
                            ing read and understand the re-
                                                                         Corner
                                                                      C orner
                            quirements set out in Civitan Inter-
                            national policies, I, Brian Dix,                                                    Wynton Hodges
                            hereby announce my candidacy for              Well, Spring is here again. Time to do those springtime
                            2010-2011 Alabama Central Dis-             projects like Camp Civitan cleanup, building wheelchair
                            trict Governor Elect. I am a char-         ramps, Vidalia Onion sales project, and the Cahaba River
                            ter member of the Sylacauga                clean-up project. These are projects that we can do as a
                            Civitan Club. I have served as club        team. A very important item of business for each club is
treasurer, president elect, and club president, receiving              election of officers for the 2010-2011 year. We must get
International’s Distinguished President Award. I have also             this done and reported to CI. Regional training for Presi-
served as chair of several club fundraisers including the an-          dents and President-Elects will be on Saturday, August 28
nual Vidalia Onion Sales. I assisted in building a Junior Civitan      in Birmingham. This will be a great opportunity for our clubs
Club at Sylacauga High School. The club has recognized my              to learn and grow in leadership skills!
service with a Club Honor Key.                                              During the next two months, I will have the honor of
    It was my honor to serve on the Alabama Central District           attending the Alabama Central and Alabama-West Florida
Board from 2007-2009, as Area 3 Director. In the past, I have          Junior Civitan joint convention in Ft. Walton Beach and will
been involved with several district projects, including Camp           be installing their officers for the coming year. I will also be
ASCCA cleanups and the Cahaba River cleanup. In 2009, I                joining the group attending the Youth Seminar at Harding
was recognized with a District Honor Key. If elected, I will           University in Searcy, Arkansas as a chaperone. This was
abide by the requirements set forth in Civitan International           a great experience last year and I am anxious to return
and Alabama Central District policies to the best of my abil-          again with the Burnettes this year.
ity. Thank you for your support.”                                         The district is currently building three new clubs: South
                                                      Sincerely,       Shelby, Alabaster, and Research Civitan Clubs. So if you
                                                       Brian Dix       know of anyone in one of these areas interested in Civitan
                                                                       let someone on the club building teams know.
                                                                          A new venue format for the “Governor’s Roast” is planned
                                                                       asa the “CIRC Benefit”. You will enjoy this program as we
                  Spring Civitan Trivia                                raise money to benefit the CIRC in honor of our immediate
     (All answers are in this newsletter and on Page 8.)               past Governor, Mark Jones.
  1. The longest, free-flowing natural river in Alabama is                 Put the District Convention on your calendar – August
  the. . .                                                             13-14 at Lakepoint State Park Resort in Eufaula. We have
      a. Cahaba                                                        brought it back to Alabama so we expect many of you to
      b. Sipsey                                                        join us there. There’s still time to reserve your rooms and
      c. Warrior                                                       get registered for Civitan International Convention in Cancun.
      d. Chattahoochee                                                                                                            --WH
  2. Lake Point Resort is on which of the above rivers?
  3. Which event is replacing the past Governor’s Roast?
  4. Vidalia onions are grown in. . . .
            a. Alabama Wiregrass
            b. Florida Panhandle
            c. South Georgia
            d. Carolina Sandhills
  5. Only one Geo Training will be held in Alabama Central
  District. In what city?
  6. Which ACD Civitan Club had the most members at
  the Spring District Meeting?
  7. What is the Auburn Club selling at City Fest?
  8. International Civitan President Mark Eisinger. . .                      Take me away… to Cancun
            a. waltzes                                                  Civitan’s 2010 Convention Destination
            b. swings                                                   September 3-6, 2010 - Hilton Cancun
            c. rolls                                                                 Resort & Spa
            d. rocks
                                                                                          http://www.civitan.com/
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                                                                      NEED A SPEAKER? CONTACT KENDYL.
                                                                    Kendyl Massey contacted all the clubs in the ACD a while
                                Message from Civitan                back about outstanding speakers they would recommend
                               International President              for programs. Only a few clubs contributed but she com-
                                                                    piled a spreadsheet of potential speakers which she will
                                    Mark Eisinger                   gladly share with any ACD Civitan. This list is especially
                                                                    helpful for the Birmingham area. She is still accepting new
                                  Greetings Rockin’ Civitans!
                                                                    entries and invites all the clubs to contribute speaker con-
                               We have reached the middle of
                                                                    tacts. Email Kendyl Massey (kendyl.massey@cgi.com)
                               our Civitan fiscal year, and
                               through my travels, I have met
                               many great Civitans and learned
about the incredible service projects that clubs are complet-
ing. Constructing wheelchair ramps; playgrounds for indi-
viduals with disabilities; collecting toiletries and clothing for
the homeless; collecting suitcases and backpacks for fos-
ter children; participating in Special Olympics training and
games; and helping needy families with food and gifts for              EARLY ELECTIONS FOR GEO TRAINING
the holidays.                                                       Elect your club officers early so they will have plenty of time
   The economy has created many more needs that must                to participate in the Geographical Training offered by Civitan
be met by Civitan Clubs. When there are more needs, many            International. All club presidents and presidents-elect must
people want to pitch-in to help. Ask a co-worker, neighbor or       go through a 1-day training offered around the country. The
someone from your family or church to a Civitan meeting or          geo training sessions offer a dynamic curriculum designed
service project. Ask them to join the club. By combining            by club officers across the country. Training will get your
our efforts, we can and will help the people in our communi-        new officers excited about attending; the curriculum changes
ties.                                                               each year. Registration begins in April. For more informa-
    You may have family and friends that are not Civitans           tion or to pre-register, contact Stacy Sabo, Director of Lead-
and unfortunately there is not a Civitan club in their area, or     ership Training, Civitan International (phone: 1-800-248-4826
they may not be able to attend local club meetings due to           ext 120; email: stacy@civitan.org). Below is a sampling of
their job or disability. We have a solution, a new online           the geo training offered in or near Alabama Central District
Civitan Club called Civitan Connect. This new club will meet        this summer.
once a month online, members will complete service projects                                     Huntsville, AL, Aug. 21
in their local communities and share stories and photos                      Decatur, AL,
through Facebook. The club is pilot program that will char-
                                                                               July 10
                                                                                         **              Atlanta, GA, July 17

                                                                                         * *
ter March 31st, so refer and sponsor your non-Civitan friends            Birmingham, AL
and family to www.civitanconnect.com.                                        Aug. 28
    Cassi and I had the opportunity to visit Cancun to pre-
pare for the 2010 Civitan International Convention this Labor
Day weekend, September 3 to 6. The Cancun Hilton Spa                                  Mobile, AL Aug. 7
and Golf Resort is the best hotel we have ever stayed. From
only $99 per night, every room overlooks the Gulf of Mexico
and white sand beaches; there is a seafood restaurant on
                                                                                  *
the beach; a beautiful lobby atrium and attached convention
center. There are seven connected swimming pools, a golf
course and two tennis courts. The bus system stops in
front of the Hilton and for 75 cents, each way, you can visit          View the Newsletter in Color at
the restaurants, the shopping centers and sites of Cancun.              http://www.alabamacentraldistrict.org/
There are many familiar restaurants including Outback
Steakhouse, Hard Rock Café, Chili’s, Bubba Gumps Shrimp
Co., Margaritaville, Starbucks, McDonalds and Subway. The
latest Civitan magazine has photos and all of the details or
see www.civitan.org/convention. You will need a passport,           and your communities. Civitan is truly making an impact on
so apply or renew yours today!                                      our planet, Civitan Rocks Our World! Looking forward to see-
   You are welcome to follow my travels on www.twitter.com/         ing you on Facebook and in Cancun! YOU ROCK!
civimark or by reading my blog at www.civitan.org/blogs (read
about our preview trip to Cancun), and being a friend on            Yours in Civitan,
www.facebook.com/civimark. These are great communica-               Mark and Cassi Eisinger
tion tools for Civitan! Thank you for all you do for Civitan        Civitan International President and First Lady
Spring 2010 Express                                                                                                        Page 7




                                                Stars Fell On Alabama!
                                            2010 Alabama Central District Convention
                                 Convention Room Reservation Information

                                     Where: Lake Point State Park Resort
                                                  104 Lakepoint Drive
                                                  Eufaula, Alabama
                                      When: August 13-14, 2010

                ********Room Reservations must be made with Resort by June 12, 2010********
              (On this date, our block of reserved lodging choices will be released, no guarantee after this date.)

                    Hotel rooms, cabins, campsites, etc are available on first come basis.
                  Make your reservations early! Cost of lodging will depend on your choice:
                            Regular Room – 2 Queen beds - $ 89.00 per night
                            King Room – 1 King bed - $ 96.00 per night
                            Cabin – two bedroom - $ 110.00 per night
       Add 10% tax plus $3.00 per room per day city service tax. Limit 1-2 persons per room. Extra person per room
       under 12 years of age is $10.00 extra per day. Lodging Reservations must be made separately from registration:
                                 To make reservation, call: 334-687-8011 or 1-800-544-5253
                               (Our Group is # 1155 - “Alabama Central Civitan District”)

       Meeting registration form will be available as soon as costs are finalized and confirmed. Club
       Presidents will receive information by mail; all others will receive by email. Information and updates
       will be posted as available on www.alabamacentraldistrict.org.

                                                Preparation Notes:

             Each club is asked to sponsor at least one item for the Silent Auction to benefit the Civitan International
          Research Center.
             Individuals are asked to bring one or more door prizes valued at a minimum of $10 and goodies to share
          in the hospitality. (Chips, dips, cookies and other good snacks would be appreciated)
          Sodas will be provided. (BYOB)
             Meeting agenda will begin with fellowship, dinner (possibly cook-out type) at approx. 7:00 p.m. on
          Friday (8/13.) Other program activities will follow. Registration/check-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. and be
          available thru the dinner hour.
             Be sure to make room reservations early if you need special accommodations or have special requests.


        For Convention updates, schedule of events and more information, please visit the district website at:
                                         www.alabamacentraldistrict.org

              If you have questions, please call Emily Hodges, Meetings Coordinator
                                            (205) 699-2001 (H) or 999-2118 (Cell)
                                            Or email: wehodges@aol.com
                       ******** Meeting Registration Deadline will be: August 2, 2010 ********
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                                                                                DISTRICT OFFICERS 2009-2010
    Alabama Central District Projects                                   Governor .................................................. Scott Serota
                 Candy Box/Coin Box                                     Governor-Elect...................................... Wynton Hodges
               Claxton Fruit Cake Sales                                 Immediate-Past Governor ............................ Mark Jones
                                                                        Treasurer ............................................... Emily Hodges
                Cahaba River Cleanup
                                                                        Secretary ...................................... Rebekah Whittington
                 Vidalia Onion Sales
                                                                        Past Governor Director ........................ Lisa Abercrombie
         Camp ASCCA-Dadeville (Camp Civitan)
                                                                                            AREA DIRECTORS
 Answers to “SPRING CIVITAN TRIVIA” on page 5.
1. a                                                                    Area I Director........................................... Anita Barlow
2. d                                                                    (Druid/Capstone, Northport, Tuscaloosa, Westside, Alpha 1, Brent,
3. CIRC Benefit                                                         Demopolis, Selma)
4. c                                                                    Area II Director ..................................... Barbara Howard
5. Birmingham                                                           (Auburn, Alex City, Opelika, Phenix City, Tuskegee)
6. Chelsea                                                              Area III Director ......................................... Anne Phelps
7. grilled PB&J sandwiches
                                                                        (Buck Creek, Montevallo, Wilsonville, Sylacauga, Pell City)
8. d (He “Rocks” Civitan)
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○          Area IV Director ........................................... Kay Moore
                                                                        (Fairfield, Greater Titusville, ACTION, Birmingham, Homewood,
                                                                        Hoover, Perimeter, Vestavia)
                                                                        Area V Director ........................................... Amy Shirley
The Alabama Central Express is published 4 times a
                                                                        (Center Point, Eastwood/Irondale, Gardendale, International,
year and mailed to over 900 Civitans in the Alabama                     Tarrant, Tri-County, Trussville, Warrior)
Central District to keep them informed of Civitan activi-
ties in their district and region. To have information                             DISTRICT CHAIRPERSONS
about your club or activity included in this newsletter,               Awards & Finance ........................................ Mark Jones
                                                                       Campus Civitan Coordinator ................. Lisa Abercrombie
contact:
                                                                       Directory ....................................... Rebekah Whittington
Charles Mitchell, Editor                                               Growth & Development ................................ Dee Hutsler
Central Alabama Express                                                Foundation Liason ........................................ Mark Jones
1122 Lee Rd. 57                                                        Fundraiser Coordinator ....................... Daniel Whittington
Auburn, AL 36832 or e-mail: mitchc1@auburn.edu                                                                                      Robyn White
                                                                       Junior Civitan Chair .................................. Merrily Serota
                                                                       Junior Civitan Liaison ........................... Lisa Abercrombie
                                                                       Marketing/Public Relations ................... Lisa Abercrombie
                                                                       Meetings Coordinator ................................ Emily Hodges
                                                                       Policies ................................................. Kendyl Morgan
                                                                       Public Relations & Marketing..................Lisa Abercrombie
                                                                       Judge Advocate........................................Kendyl Morgan
                                                                       Newsletter Editor .................................. Charles Mitchell
                                                                       Youth Seminar Chair .................. Jerry & Brenda Burnette
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