Civitan International is an organization of volunteer service clubs around the world, dedicated to helping people in their own communities. Civitans help wherever the need arises - from collecting food for a homeless shelter, to volunteering at their local retirement home, to building a playground for children with disabilities. Civitans have been helping people since the organization’s founding in 1917, by a group of businessmen determined to making a difference in their community. The organization's founders settled on the name Civitan, coined from the Latin word civitas, meaning, "citizenship." "Builders of Good Citizenship" was a natural motto for the civic-minded group.
The Triangle YP Civitan club is the fourth Young Professional Civitan club charted in the United States. We provide young professionals (aged 21 through 35) with the ability to participate with like minded individuals in a variety of regularly scheduled community service and social activities.
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.
Yearly dues of $80 (plus a one-time $10 application fee) are required for each member and will be used to pay for club maintenance, publication of the international Civitan magazine and initiation materials.
YP Civitan of the Triangle was chartered on September 25, 2013 and is sponsored by the Durham Civitan club.
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 nobler citizenship.