Civitan, Canadian District West
Governor's Message

Happy New Year!! October is here along with the falling leaves and the falling temperatures. I heard recently someone stating that Fall is a great time of year as it is a time of renewal. The seasons change and with it comes a new Civitan year, a new or renewed District Board, new or renewed Club Boards and after a fantastic Region 5 Convention, enthusiastic membership.

Hopefully, all club officers will have completed their training by the November 15th deadline. Stacy at Head Office is still sending out weekly updates with respect to which clubs are certified and who still needs to go online and do their training. Even though the deadline is still just over a month away, please do not wait until the last minute. At this point in time, only half the clubs have been certified with all officers trained.

Plans are in the works for the Spring Convention, which is our "modified weekend" that starts with social time Friday evening for those who come some distance and don't mind staying overnight and paying out of pocket. We then meet for our business session on Saturday morning, hold District Officer elections, hear reports and updates on the state of the District, and honour some award winners. I'm sure that towards the end of December, or beginning of January, Past Governor Norma will be bugging for nominations again for the coming year. I will soon be having PG Lyle send out a notice regarding the awards that are to be applied for. Many of the awards have a November 30th deadline for submission. Please think about them, review the material in D1100 and put in for some. Midland club seems to walk away with most of the awards each year; this is because they always apply! There could be awards presented at the dinner that evening too, so why not plan on staying?

Our web administrator, Don Caldwell, has done a fantastic job on this website in the past year. I am trying to do my part by updating this message monthly and keeping the calendar current. I recently put some additional dates for Junior Civitan on there, as well as a SAVE THE DATE for May 2nd, which will be the Spring Convention. The next District Board meeting is November 23rd in Dundas, which is where the Board will be asked to approve the host club and the venue.

Please remember that should anyone have questions or concerns at any time, you can reach your Area Director (contact information in the directories) or myself at or Governor Elect Paul at

Sue Gibson, Governor


Please view the UAB Civitan International Research Center 2019 Video

2018-19 District Junior Governor Rachel Stripp Elected as Director to the Junior International Board Junior Governor Rachel Stripp Elected

Tuesday September 03, 2019
The Fall edition of Beaver Tales is now available and can be viewed via the Beaver Tales link.

Friday May 10, 2019
The Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club promote Organ and Tissue donation awareness and invite you to visit their club at click on the menu link Help Out/Donate.

Monday April 08, 2019
Be sure to check out Agincourt's new, mobile friendly website via our Clubs menu link.

Tuesday March 05, 2019
Check out this YouTube video I Surprised My Mentor W/ $15,000!!!

Saturday June 09, 2018
The Black Book of Scams (PDF) from a Presentation at the May Convention has been added to the Documents page.

Civitan Canadian District West Insurance

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