Meet the 2019-2020 International President Patsy Perkal

Service has been a part of International President Patsy Perkal’s life for as long as she can remember. Growing up in a small town in New Mexico, Patsy spent much of her young life watching her mother and grandmother working to improve their community. 

New Faces at the Civitan International Research Center

Meet the newest members of the Civitan International Research Center. Dr. Summer Thyme joined the CIRC and the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Cassandra Newsom is joining the CIRC as the Director of the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Translational Research Core.

International Board Meets in Birmingham

As clubs marked a new Civitan year in October, so did the Civitan International Board of Directors. The group gathered in Birmingham, Alabama, the first weekend of the month for their first meeting.

2020 Clergy Week: Ways to Honor Men of the Cloth During Clergy Week

Clergy Week is February 3-7, 2020. In this month’s Civitan Magazine, we share ways to your club can honor clergymen in your communities. 

More from the November 2019 issue of Civitan Magazine

  • News from International
  • Letter from the President
  • World Junior Civitan Day
  • Top 8 Gifts for Your Favorite Civitan
  • Club News
  • Civitan International Research Center Awards

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