After 37 years, Mary Coon’s love for Civitan is just as strong as it was the day she first joined in 1982. Currently a member and former president of the Warner Robins Civitan Club in Warner Robins, Georgia, Coon credits her unwavering passion for Civitan to her opportunity to participate in service projects and serve in leadership roles.

“I love Civitan. I really do,” says Coon. “I can do what I want and I can go as far as I want. It’s enough for me.”

Now retired, the once self-employed business owner took to Civitan, because it allowed her to connect with her community and give back. “I joined [Civitan] so that I would get involved in something more than me,” she explained.

 Coon ended with a few short words, advice for new Civitans, “Use your voice and be a part of what is happening.”