Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Junior Civitan clubs in the works

Members of the Minden Civitan Club are working to start two junior Civitan clubs for area junior high and high school students in public, private and home-school settings.

The organization recently held an informational meeting about starting the junior Civitan club and according to Janice Bryan, club president, enough interest was expressed to start two clubs.

The Minden Community Junior Civitan Club will be open to all public school and home school students while the Glenbrook Junior Civitan Club will be available for those students.

"Glenbrook already has the SMILE club there which does everything that the Civitan club does accept those students can't apply for scholarship," Bryan said.

"Once you have been a member of the Junior Civitan Club for two years you are able to apply for the Shropshire scholarship," Bryan continued.

According to Bryan, being a part of a junior Civitan club is not only beneficial because of the scholarships but because of the networking opportunities for students and the individual growth of character each will gain.

"The Junior Civitan Club was started, I believe in 1920, in Birmingham, Alabama and it is a club that builds leadership characteristics in our youth - teaches them to have respect and obey laws, to practice the Golden Rule daily and to reach out beyond themselves to help other people, Bryan said.

"They will be part of an international organization and they can go to conventions and meet students from around the world," she continued.

Anyone interested in the organization can contact Janice Bryan at 377-2205 or 426-1619.






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