Union City Civitan members celebrate 60th anniversary
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:00 pm
By MAURINE M. HICKMAN
Special to The Messenger
The Union City Civitans recently celebrated their 60th anniversary at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Union City.
Although the club was organized in 1952, they were not chartered until April 28, 1953. Thirty-two past members were honored guests as well as the current governor of the Valley District, James Thomas from the St. Bethlehem Club in Clarksville, who presented president Maurine Hickman with a replacement charter, and governor-elect of the Valley District, Leslie Benmark from the Joelton Club in Joelton, who read three letters from international dignitaries.
The room was festively decorated in the Civitan colors of royal blue and gold. The tables were set with Civitan placemats. A memorabilia table was set up with old photos, letters, newspaper articles and membership cards.
There are only two living charter members, Paul Russell and Leonard Todd, and both were present. The oldest past member attending was Charles Whitby, who is 91. Treasurer Jerry Paschall presented Whitby with a door prize, which was a Civitan bell paperweight. Paschall also gave the same door prize to the older of the two charter members.
All past members introduced themselves and told about their most memorable event while they were a member. A lot of good ideas for future projects were obtained from guests. A great time and meal were enjoyed by all present.
Published in The Messenger 5.17.13