Civitan, Canadian District West
Governor's Message

Hopefully, all club officers will have completed their training by the November 15th deadline. When spring convention comes around, it would be a joy to see all delegates able to sign in for credentials and vote for their clubs, as certified clubs in good standing. That is the meeting where we elect the 2020-2021District Board officers. However, we have yet at the Region 5 convention to "flesh out" the 2019-2020 District Board. As advised in a previous message, Area Director Peter Bevington has had to resign his post for personal and health reasons. We therefore still need someone to step up at the Region 5 and allow their name to stand for a one year Area Director position. We are still also needing to fill the Governor Elect position. Please please contact Past Governor Norma at I have already announced that whereas I am now going into my second year as Governor, I am NOT willing to continue for a third term.

The International Convention this year was extremely busy for myself serving as your current Governor and incoming Governor. With related meetings and mandatory training sessions, I only got the opportunity to sit in on two workshops of MY choosing. There were several this year that sounded interesting, including the one put on by EVP Scarlet Thompson on Renew 2022. If you have not yet checked out the website explaining what is happening, please go to and check out what is proposed for the betterment of this organization moving forward into the 2nd Century.

September will be upon us before we know it, and with September comes the Region 5 in Woodstock at the Quality Inn, from September 13 to 15th, being hosted by my own club, London Middlesex Civitan. The convention committee have been hard at work to make this an enjoyable event, and if you have been watching twitter, Instagram and Facebook you will know all about the Friday night entertainment. For Saturday after the banquet we have a VJ booked for the dance. This also will be a good time! The prizes available through raffles are spectacular as well. Come prepared to participate.

Registration for the hotel needs to be done BEFORE August 24th or we cannot guarantee the room rate. Final numbers for meals have to be provided to the hotel at least a full week before the event, with approximate meal selections to be given to the hotel by August 23rd. Realizing that clubs frequently don't meet in the summer months, please please please forward your registrations to Treasurer Anita as soon as possible. We will have to cut off acceptance of registrations even by email on Thursday September 5th due to the meal commitments.

Our webmaster, Don Caldwell, has been working on further features for this website, and has put in a link to a "Governor's calendar". Installation dates that I have committed to will be entered on that calendar as soon as I commit. Please check out the upcoming events regularly and I hope to keep it updated with our District meetings, Junior events, club events and International events that I become aware of.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, hope to see many of you in Woodstock in September

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

Thursday June 27, 2019
The Summer 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

Susan Gibson
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London, ON N6H 3S2
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