Uptown Civitan turns 30

UptownCivitanPolly Forestier, the first female president of Civitan International, will be the keynote speaker at the Uptown Civitan Club’s 30th anniversary luncheon, May 28 at noon at the University Club.

On May 24, 1983, the Uptown Civitan Club became a part of Civitan International as an all-female club sponsored by the Civitan Club of South Jacksonville. The late Bill Kelly, a member of the Civitan Club of Jacksonville, was the club builder.

During these three decades, Uptown has made an impact in the Jacksonville community holding major fundraising projects for many charities including, among others, PACE Center for Girls, Pine Castle, Gateway Nursery and Kindergarten, Angelwood, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, SeaMark Ranch, and Dreams Come True. Its hands-on and philanthropic activities have included Ronald McDonald House, Clara White Mission, Girls, Inc., Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, Dignity U Wear, plus many more.
Uptown has received numerous International and District awards. Among them is the prestigious Dr. Courtney W. Shropshire Outstanding Civitan Club Award, received an unprecedented 10 times, as the most outstanding club among all in 38 countries.
If you were a member of the Uptown Civitan Club and would like to join them for this special celebration, contact Mattie Fraser at [email protected] or at (904) 221-8763.

Civitan is a worldwide organization of service clubs comprised of men and women volunteers whose mission 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.

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