MS227
Wilmington Civitan Club
1938 - 2003


Wilmington Civitan Club was chartered in 1938, and has grown in membership and community involvement.  They were largely responsible for bringing the first Iron Lung to Wilmington during the Polio epidemic years of the 1940s and 1950s and their support of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, made possible by their famous Claxton Fruitcake sales each year.  A few other ongoing projects have been: Annual Scholarship Awards, Keep America Beautiful, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, and Bell Ringers for Salvation Army.

This collection has been designated Accession Number 227 of the Manuscripts Collections, Special Collections Department, William Madison Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403-3297.

There are no access restrictions on the use of this collection.

Processed by Carroll R. Jones
Manuscripts Collection
William Madison Randall Library
The University of North Carolina Wilmington
2004

Inventory
Manuscript/Box/File

227/1/1
Wilmington Civitan Club History - chartered 1938; no recorded history or photos kept prior to 1948.

227/1/2
Constitution and By-Laws of Civitan Club of Wilmington, 1954-1995

227/1/3
District East Directories, Newsletters
Eastern Tarheel Civitan, quarterly, 1980s-1990s

227/1/4
North Carolina District East Directories, 1980s

227/1/5
Wilmington Civitan Club Membership List and Classifications, 1950s
Obtaining the New Member

227/1/6
Wilmington Club Newsletters 1950s, 1960s
List of members dropped, or did not renew, 1940s

227/1/7
Membership lists, 1982-1985, 1991
Death notices 1980s, 1990s

227/1/8
Assorted correspondence among members
Bills for printing, advertising, 1976
News articles on various activities, 1960s, 1970s
Photos

227/1/9
Wilmington Civitan Newsletters 1959-1960, 1962-1974

227/1/10
Programs, membership books (2) 1970's, Officers and Committees 1975-1976
Report of receipts from Civitan Concert, 1976
Receipt totals for Civitan Ladies Night Dance, Sept. 30, 1977

227/1/11
Civitan Club Annual Fruitcake Project 3 year comparison, 1973-1975
Memo: To All Team Captains, Dec. 1959
Claxton Fruitcake Fundraiser Information

227/1/12
Claxton Fruitcake annual fundraiser requirement and involvement.

227/1/13
"The Fruitcake Bible" - used as guide for the membership, A-F

227/1/14
"The Fruitcake Bible" G-K

227/1/15
Guidelines for Wilmington Civitan Scholarship Committee

227/2/1
North Carolina District East Club of the Year, 1989
The Civitan Challenge
Civitan Scholarship Applicants, 1961

227/2/2
Community involvement - financial support
Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Inc.
YWCA - New Hanover County Beautification Project
District Historian
1989 Officers and Committee Chairs

227/2/3
Correspondence with Civinette Club, 1985, and 1988, and Collegiate Civitan Club, 1967

227/2/4
Chartering Port City Civitan Club, 1970 - 1972

227/2/5
Wilmington Club Organization for 1983 - 1984:
Daily Bell schedule committees

227/2/6
Handwritten record by P.C. Thorsen, Chairman Fruitcake Sales, 1989-1990

227/2/7
Correspondence reference The Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, 1988
Annual Scholarship Awards, 1988
Civic support for: Keep America Beautiful, New Hanover County Sheriff's Department

227/2/8
Civitan International Club News, 1987, correspondence
Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, 1987

227/2/9
Civitan Community Support, 1986, Civinettes
Letters, 1985

227/2/10
Receipts and Disbursements 1991-1993
Candy Box locations 1993-1998

227/2/11
Wilmington Club 50th Anniversary, 1989

227/2/12
Wilmington Civitan Newsletters, 1989-1990

227/2/13
Correspondence, Club business, financial, 1994

227/2/14
Club Business, memberships, 1995

227/2/15
Club business, memberships, 1996

227/2/16
Club business, memberships, 1997

227/2/17
Club business, memberships, 1997

227/2/18
Correspondence Board Minutes, 1998

227/2/19
Receipts, Banking, 1998-1999
Assorted Club news items, 1990s

227/2/20
Club Roster, schedules, committees, program schedules, directory, 1995-1997

227/3/1
Wilmington Civitan Club Bulletins, 1997, 1998, 1999

227/3/2
5 issues Eastern Tarheel Civitan, 1990's

227/3/3
Special Edition Civitan International, 1970
Fact sheet

227/3/4
Newspaper clippings, 57th Annual Scholarship Day, May 2001
Eastern Tarheel Civitan, 2002

227/3/5
Assorted Civitan printed material, recognition of members various years
Resource Handbook

227/3/6
3 issues Civitan, 1992,1995,1996
Civitan International Annual Report, 1995-1996

227/3/7
Citizen of the Year Awards.  Nomination guidelines
Distinguished Citizen information

227/3/8
District Citizens biographies and awards, 1989-1998

227/4/1
Wilmington Civitan Club Citizenship Award Luncheon, Dr. Bertram Williams, Jr., 1997

227/4/2
Distinguished Citizen 1998, Henry B. Rehder

227/4/3
Distinguished Citizen, 1999, Bruce B. Cameron

227/4/4
Duties of Committees, organization for 1983-1984,
1984 scholarship research, cash disbursements Dec. 1984

227/4/5
Wilmington Civitan Roster, 1985-1987

227/4/6
Civitan International Directory, 1986-1987

227/4/7
Wilmington Roster 1986-87

227/4/8
Wilmington Roster 1987-88

227/4/9
Wilmington Roster 1988-89

227/4/10
Wilmington Roster 1989-90

227/4/11
Wilmington Roster 1990-91

227/4/12
Wilmington Roster 1991-92

227/4/13
Wilmington Roster 1992-93

227/4/14
Wilmington Roster 1993-94

227/4/15
Civitan International By-Laws, Constitution 1982

227/4/16
District East International Policy and Procedure, 1982

227/5/1
Bulletins and minutes 1982, 1983

227/5/2
Bulletins and minutes 1984

227/5/3
Bulletins and minutes 1985

227/5/4
Bulletins and minutes 1986

227/5/5
Bulletins and minutes 1987

227/5/6
Bulletins and minutes 1988

227/5/7
Bulletins and minutes 1989 1-4

227/5/8
Bulletins and minutes 1989 5-12

227/5/9
Bulletins and minutes 1990

227/5/10
Bulletins and minutes 1991 January - June

227/5/11
Bulletins and minutes 1991 July - December

227/5/12
Bulletins and minutes 1992

227/5/13
Bulletins and minutes 1993

227/5/14
Bulletins and minutes 1994

227/5/15
Bulletins and minutes 1995

227/6/1
Booklets: Education, Constitution and By-Laws

227/6/2
Certificates of Appreciation, multi years

227/6/3
Certificate of Appreciation to Fred E. Little, Jr. (3 pieces)

227/6/4
Bell Ringers Award to Civitan Club from Salvation Army, 1994

227/6/5
Assorted photos 1960s, 1970s

227/6/6
Assorted photos including Stag events
Woven insignias - various

227/6/7
Photos, 1970's
Woven insignias of Excellence 1990s

227/6/8
News clippings, articles, awards from scrapbook 1953-54
Constitution of Wilmington, North Carolina Civitan Club, 1954

227/6/9
News clippings, photos from scrapbook 1953

227/6/10
Typed comments on people/events from scrapbook, 1953

227/6/11
Wilmington Civitan Club Roster, June 1953

227/7
Plaques and awards from 1972 - 2003

227/8
Civitan Anniversary video, 1989
3 Salvation Army Bell Ringer Awards, no date
Golden Anniversary Wilmington Civitan Club
Honorable mention Bell Ringer Award, 1987
3 lapel buttons Wilmington International, North Carolina
Wilmington Club rosters from 1974 - 1982



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