The Fort Payne Civitan Club will hold a “Discovery Meeting” on Thursday, May 16 for anyone that would like to learn more about Civitan International and the organization’s plans to start in Fort Payne. The group will meet at Western Sizzlin at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Civitan International is a volunteer club, based and founded in Birmingham in 1917. Today, the organization has spread throughout the world, consisting of over 800 clubs in four continents; however, the headquarters are still based in Alabama. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Civitan International Research Center, located on the UAB campus, utilizes the funds generated through club fundraisers and programs to research developmental disabilities. The center specializes in researching autism, Down syndrome, brain tumors, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and many others. The Civitan-Sparks clinics are also included in the organization’s funding and allow for families to receive a diagnosis, therapy, counseling, and other resources they need for understanding developmental disabilities.
To learn more about Civitan International visit www.civitan.org or for more information about this week’s meeting call 256-599-2535.