Sponsor: Dr. Dexter
Room #: 709
Meetings: Once a month during activity period.
Requirements: A genuine desire to make the world a better place.
Club Dues: $20.00 (Dues include T-shirt, International, and District Junior Civitan dues).
Mission, Goal or Purpose: The Shawnee Heights club is one of only two Junior Civitan Clubs in the State of Kansas. It is a service club for young people looking for leadership opportunities and those wanting to improve the world. Join with other caring young adults who want to contribute their talents and time to aid people who are coping with physical or mental exceptionalities, promote environmental awareness, and give the general community and school support. There are approximately 20,000 members in over 500 Junior Civitan Clubs worldwide, with active clubs in Canada, Norway, the United States, Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Belize.
Activities/Projects: The Junior Civitan Club at SHHS is involved in many activities. We volunteer locally and team up with the Topeka Area Civitan Club on many activities. We assist with the annual Civitan Club car show (at Shawnee Heights), Civitan Golf Tournament, Polar Bear Plunge, Festival of Trees, and Winter Wonderland. Many of our members volunteer at Special Olympic events which include bowling, basketball, and the annual Northeast Special Olympic track meet. Other projects are the Yellow Ribbon Project (suicide prevention) as well as other initiatives to support our school and others.
Members will also have leadership opportunities at several levels. Several of our officers have become officers at the District (7 state) level. They may also run for International officership. In the Spring, we attend the annual district workshop in Arkansas and also have the opportunity to participate in the annual International Junior Civitan conference often held in the Eastern part of the nation. We have had officers who have also attended international fundraising activities like Dance-A-Thon (Murtle Beach, SC) and Sno-Do (Canada). Proceeds are donated to the Civitan International Research Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.