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“My Mind Teaches Me Respect for the Law and the Flag of My Country”

Our Claxton Fruitcake selling season has begun! Civitans will be stocking area grocery stores the week of Oct 25 and hopefully we’ll have good sales between now and January 1st. Malcolm Thomas, School Board Superintendent, will be the guest speaker at our next Club Meeting on Wednesday, November 3rd. Andrea Farage, Director of Ronald McDonald House, will speak at the Nov 17th meeting. The University of West Florida Inclusion Programs and Services presents the VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, University Commons Auditorium, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Featuring: A panel of veterans from all branches of the military, from WWII to present day. Question & Answer to follow. Check out the all new District Web site by Chuck Rice, Webmaster, Alabama-West Florida District http://www.awfcivitandistrict.org Our Club was awarded a $100 gift certificate for winning “Club of the Year” for the 2009-2010 Civitan year! Our Christmas Dinner/Auction will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9th. The menu includes: Marinated Chicken breast entrée and a sitdown/served dinner this year. Cost: $17 each for the meal (includes 20% gratuity). President Cotton has assigned Don Pratt and Mina Porter as our Fundraising Chair and Co-Chair. Donald Mauldin, 11, one of the 23 players involved in the Miracle League since its inception in 2004, died Oct 13th. Giant spirit - Donald stood less than 3-feet tall, but had a spirit that towered across the field.

The laminated sign on the rack reads: Your purchase of Claxton Fruitcake funds community projects of the Pensacola Civitan Club which benefit people with developmental disabilities – Thank you! Visit us at this website www.civitan.net/pensacola Please support our Club’s fundraiser – and buy a pound or three of fruitcake!

1 pound Claxton fruitcake 1 box Spice Cake Mix 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup chopped pecans (lightly roasted with salt added) Place cake mix, eggs, and oil in large bowl and mix well. Dice fruitcake into small pieces and add to mixture. Add chopped pecans. HAND-mix well. Cover cookie sheets with foil. Place mixture on foil by spoonfuls and bake 12-15 minutes at 350degrees. Cool. Top with canned, Cream Cheese frosting. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.


Pat Remich lighting the candles for Service, Knowledge, and Fellowship

I am Civitan! John Beede. Judy Kuhl, and Joyce Longmire – our 20092010 Directors

Immediate Past Governor Jim Smith installs Incoming President, Kathy Cotton

Candy Box Chairmen, Mike Barrington and Joe Black

Cindy with Gil Chase, our Club’s web site editor, and Cindy Barrington, Club Secretary

Wheelchair Chairman, Knodel & Barrington

Ramp Fred Cindy

2010-2011 Officers & Directors

Frank receives Presidential Plaque from Kathy

President Frank Brown with Honor Key recipient, Cheryl Edwards

“I hear the call to daily duty” “And Reach Out In Service to Others”


Junior Civitan Clubs are exploding all over the world and the Pensacola area is working to keep pace. Recognize the Clubs and their leaders in Pensacola! Washington High School Club Advisor Ron Williams 6000 College Pkwy Pensacola, FL 32504 850-475-5257 Work 850-435-4727 Home rwilliams4@escambia.k12.fl.us Pensacola Catholic High School Advisor Mary Kyte 3043 W. Scott Street Pensacola, FL 32505 850-436-6400 Work Co-Advisor Mary Adams Pensacola High School Advisor Tamara Grimsley 850-324-2180 Work tgrimsley1@escambia.k12.fl.us And we present the people making Junior Civitan possible in our District Lexy Perez Jr Civitan District Governor Alabama-West Florida District

Amanda Reeder Jr. Civitan Deputy Governor Alabama-West Florida District

Kimberley Patterson Jr. Civitan Chairperson Alabama-West Florida District

ROLLING ON WITH RAMP BUILDING #242 – October 2nd - Civitans built a 5x5-foot deck and 36-foot ramp for Robert Taylor on North “T” Street. He is in poor health and uses a walker and a wheelchair. Friends of Mr. Taylor contributed $300 towards the ramp materials and our Club funded the balance of $253.

THANK YOU: Cindy Barrington, Gil Chase, Larry Coleman, Fred and Ron Knodel, and Andy & Karen Martin. This project was completed in less than 3 hours! #243 – October 16th – Civitans built a 32-foot ramp for 71-year old John Charley on Cutter Street. He has severe diabetes and other related health problems, and is confined to a wheelchair. Mrs. Sarah Charley and her brother contributed $300 towards the ramp materials and our Club will fund the balance ($43.75). THANK YOU: Mike Barrington, Cheryl Edwards, Fred and Ron Knodel, Karen Martin, Jack Peterson, Pat Remich, and Jim Smith.


Ramp project #244 took place on Saturday, October 23rd at the home of 62-year old Dora Marie Siebert on North “W” Street. Mrs. Siebert has diabetes, neuropathy of her legs and feet, and has had three strokes and a heart attack in the last two years. She needed a ramp to safely enter and exit her home. They stopped working on the ramp at noon, with just a few more boards needing to be nailed on, but they ran short on boards for the railings. Fred and Ron Knodel returned to complete the project the following Tuesday. October 23rd was “Make a Difference Day”. We had four students from Catholic High School help from start to finish (Kendra Davis, Beverly Olson, Dylon Williams, and Jordan Wood), as well as Lexy Perez and his dad, Felix, from Pensacola High, and Nicole Pugh from Washington High School. Mr. Doug Daughtry also helped build the large ramp. They built two decks and two 16-foot ramps, for a total of 46-feet of planking and railings! Left: Lexy (Jr. Civitan District Governor), Jordan, Kendra, Beverly, Dylon, and Nicole

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LINDA WILLIAMSON

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ED BERRY

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MILTON SMITH

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BILL CHAVIS

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DEBBIE PAYNE

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KAREN OWEN

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MERRILY SEROTA

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FRED KNODEL

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JAMES TAYS

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JIM SMITH

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DOROTHY POE

Thank you, Civitans: Cindy Barrington, Gil Chase, Cheryl Edwards, Fred Knodel, Pat Remich, and Jim Smith.

1989 AMELIA GARVIN 1968 FRED KNODEL 1996 JOHN ROSASCO 2005 ANNETTE KNODEL 2007 PAT PRATT 2008 THERESA BROWN Earl Jones with Woodmen of the World contributed $500 towards the ramp materials, with the Club funding the balance. Total cost of materials was $631.06.

LAWRENCE WILSON 2009

SHERRI ANN RAULS


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