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FLORIDA SUNBEAM Volume 9, Issue 3 July 2013 Governor’s Notes Report from the International Convention in Denver, Colorado We had a great turn out from the Florida District for the International Convention in Denver July 2 to July 6. Thanks to all our Florida Civitans who attended. And the news from International President Joe Parker was very encouraging. At this time last year Civitan International was down 500 members. This year we are up 146 members year to date. And the news for the Florida District was also good. In the first quarter we were down 24 members, but as of July 1 the Florida District was up 4 members year-to-date. Of the 29 International Districts we were 12 from the top in membership year-to-date, PUTTING US IN THE TOP HALF YEAR-TODATE. We have the balance of the quarter to finish strong and finish the year in the plus column. Keep those new members coming! And I know we all have to occasionally clean up our rosters and delete members. BUT PLEASE, don’t all do it on September 29th. The Florida District brought home an unprecedented number of awards from the convention and received much well earned recognition. I was setting at a table with the New England District Governor and the President of the Pittston, MA Club, and when award after award was announced for the Florida District they wanted to know what was up, how we were winning everything. Congratulations to the 11 time Outstanding Club winner Jacksonville Uptown, and congratulations to Uptown for winning the Outstanding Club Newsletter. Congratulations to Helen Galloway (Frontier) and Mattie Frazer (Jacksonville Uptown) for winning Outstanding District Newsletter for the Sunbeam. Helen and Mattie produced the Sunbeam for a number of years, and now that my wife Hillary and I have been producing the Sunbeam this year, we really appreciate the job Helen and Mattie did for so long, and the recognition is well deserved. Congratulations also to our Governor Elect, Bob Kircher, and his home club the Naples Club for winning Outstanding Youth Project. And particular thanks to John Edward Dietz of Lake Eola Civitan, the Florida District Webmaster, responsible for bringing home the award for Best District Website and also winning Best Club Website for Lake Eola Civitan. Continued on Page 4 What’s Inside District Officers and Florida District Calendar Growth and Retention Junior Civitan Update Governor-Elect’s Message The Chaplain’s Corner 2 3 3 4 5 Club Beams District Convention Registration Form District Convention Hotel Pictures Message from Mattie Fraser 6 10 11 12

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