The worldwide mission of Civitan International is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.
I AM CIVITAN: as old as life, as young as the rainbow, as endless as time.
MY HANDS do the work of the world and reach out in service to others.
MY EARS hear the cry of children and the call throughout the world for peace,
guidance, progress, and unity.
MY EYES search for others to join in the fellowship and service of Civitan.
MY MOUTH utters the call to daily duty and speaks prayers in every tongue.
MY MIND teaches me respect for law and the flag of my country.
MY HEART beats for every friend, bleeds for every injury to humanity, and throbs
with joy at every triumph of truth.
MY SOUL knows no fear but its own unworthiness.
MY HOPE is for a better world through Civitan.
MY MOTTO: builders of good citizenship.
MY BELIEF: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
MY PLEDGE: to practice the Golden Rule and to build upon it a better and
Civitan International is an organization of community service clubs dedicated to helping others. There are Civitan clubs in more than 35 countries around the world, all working to make a difference.
Civitan has a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. As part of that mission, clubs help fund the Civitan International Research Center. This world-class research center is dedicated to better treatment and understanding of disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, brain cancer, and other illnesses of the human brain.
The Greenville Civitan Club is dedicated to serving the Greenville community that includes the City of and County of Greenville as well as the Upstate and the South Carolina District.
Members are encouraged to bring service projects to the club for active participation.
Membership in the Greenville Civitan Club goes beyond making a difference in the lives of others. Civitan membership provides opportunities for personal growth, leadership training, and organizational experience. Civitans from all walks of life have gone on to serve as leaders at the club, regional, and even international levels.
Programs for the Greenville Civitan Club meetings include informative speakers who give perspective on how we can serve our community as well as services that are available to our membership. Through the program meetings, members are given avenues to invest in our community and make our community "a better world through Civitan."
Civitans are known for frienship, food, and festivities. Many of the service projects in the Greenville Club involve celebrating the lives of citizens who could be forgotten. While hosting birthday and Christmas parties, friendships are formed between club members as well as clients.
You can learn a lot and appreciate our connections with each other while ringing a Salvation Army bell for a couple of hours. Gathering together for a Miracle League Picnic or working together to pick just the right Christmas gift for a special needs friend can spark a fun friendship.
Club members become a network of support and encouragement and create a better world of friends through service to others. And when it comes to a Civitan gathering, who can be grumpy when there is cake?