CRESTVIEW — The newly formed Crestview Civitan Club will kick things off with a charter ceremony on Thursday at Coach-N-Four Steakhouse. The ceremony will feature the installation of club officers including President Gloria Jones, President-elect LuAnne Ellison and Treasurer Brian Spicer.


CRESTVIEW — The newly formed Crestview Civitan Club will kick things off with a charter ceremony on Thursday at Coach-N-Four Steakhouse. The ceremony will feature the installation of club officers including President Gloria Jones, President-elect LuAnne Ellison and Treasurer Brian Spicer.



The local club will become part of Civitan International and will belong to the Alabama-West Florida Civitan District. Jacque Hawkins, the district’s 2012-2013 governor, said the club aims "to build good citizenship."



“Civitan’s purpose is to serve the community," she said, adding that the group meets human needs — particularly for developmentally disabled residents — unmet by other organizations or individuals’ efforts.



The club’s 20 members want to assist in any way possible, whether that means funding a wheelchair ramp’s construction or donating clothing, Jones said.



In addition, members plan to award a $1,000 John Simpson Memorial Scholarship to an outstanding junior or senior student in the Crestview area.



Simpson was a longtime member and contributor to the district’s Hilltop Civitan Club. The scholarship comes from his dream to recognize young people who display high morals and practice good citizenship.



Want to go?



What: Crestview Civitan Club charter ceremony



When: Noon Thursday



Where:Coach-N-Four Steakhouse, 114 John King Road, Crestview



Cost:$10 lunch; reservation requested



CONTACT: Jacque Hawkins, 1-334-470-7095 or jhawkins07176@roadrunner.com



Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.