Important Updates from World Headquarters
This page will be regularly updated with important developments from World Headquarters regarding COVID-19.
Updated Club Meeting Guidance
May 22, 2020
Some communities across North America are seeing restrictions listed in regards to stay at home orders that were put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of that, we issue some considerations for club leaders as they make decisions to resume in-person meetings. Please find that information by clicking the following link: Civitan Club Meeting Guidance.
Overall, we urge club leaders and individual members to always adhere to guidelines provided by the Centers of Disease Control as well as abide by any restrictions in place by local governing and health authorities as they serve and gather in their communities.
Virtual Convention Itinerary
May 1, 2020
We’re excited to announce the itinerary for the 2020 Virtual Convention. The event will include a modified Opening Ceremony combined with the Business Session, a Philanthropy Session, an International Signature Service Project, and conclude with a Celebration of Champions where we will honor International Honor Keys and North American Awards. President Perkal will address membership through a special thank-you on Saturday evening and we will install President-Elect Frank Kelley. Events will take place Thursday July 23rd through Saturday, July 25th. For more details and how to register, visit www.civitan.org/convention.
For updates to the Junior Civitan Convention, visit www.juniorcivitan.org/convention.
Further Guidance on In-Person Meetings
April 24, 2020
In a previous statement made on March 27 by Civitan International, leadership at World Headquarters encouraged members to not hold any in-person meetings or public gatherings until May 1, 2020. Note that this timeline has now been extended through May 25, 2020.
2020 Civitan International Convention
April 21, 2020
We regret to inform that the Civitan International Board voted to cancel the 2020 Civitan International Convention slated for July 26-29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The decision to cancel the Civitan International Convention was not made lightly. Serval considerations were taken into account, with the health and safety of our membership being the top priority. Alternative plans to carry out many events related to convention are currently being developed. On May 1, Civitan International will release more information about virtual events.
Please read the letter below from Civitan International President Patsy Perkal. Visit the following links for a Preliminary Convention FAQ and the Civitan Elections Procedures.
Further Guidance on In-Person Meetings
March 27, 2020
In a previous statement made on March 20 by Civitan International, leadership at World Headquarters encouraged members to not hold any in-person meetings or public gatherings until April 3, 2020. Note that this timeline has now been extended through May 1, 2020.
Junior Civitan International Convention Cancelled
Plans for virtual events are forthcoming
March 26, 2020
We regret to inform that the Civitan International Board moved to cancel the 2020 Junior Civitan International Convention set for June 25-28 in Tampa, Florida. While convention has been cancelled, there are plans to move forward with an alternate event that would include a virtual Dance-a-thon.
Visit the Civitan International website for more information.For more information and updates on virtual convention events, please visit http://juniorcivitan.org/convention/convention-information/
Virtual Club Meetings
March 20, 2020
Civitan International announces new initiative through Civitan Connect to provide regular virtual meetings. Meetings will be hosted by the Civitan International Board and take place every Tuesday at Noon CST and Thursday at 6:00 PM CST until further notice. For more information about these calls and to access recordings, please click here.
In-Person Meetings and Events Discontinued Until 4/3
March 13, 2020
In response to developments related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Civitan International encourages clubs and districts to discontinue meetings and other public gatherings until April 3. At that point, leaders at world headquarters will reassess the situation and provide further guidance. Overall, Civitan International urges you to follow the guidelines and information distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and your local/state/provincial governing authorities.
As an international volunteer service organization, our members are the heart and lifeblood of Civitan International. Our highest priority at Civitan International is ensuring the safety of our membership, and we want to do all we can to protect it as well as others in our communities in which we impact. Thank you for your compliance with this matter.