News from the Petawawa Civitan Club

By Marie Arnold

Posted on Thursday February 1, 2018


WHO AND WHAT IS CIVITAN? Civitan is a group of people dedicated to helping others. The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club is just one of many Civitan Clubs around the world; some have a large membership supporting their community and others have only a small number of members doing the same thing in their community. The Greater Petawawa Civitan is one of the smaller groups. We are looking for more people to join us in the work we are doing.

The Pembroke Civitan Club is also a small group doing what they can for the community. If you come to our Bingo you will find a member from the Pembroke club helping out and some from the Petawawa Legion. As I have said many times, there is no cost to join us. I am looking for about 10 to 20 new members to join us - that way we would all only have to work a few Bingos a month. We would like to have some other fun events as well. Do you like to play cards, golf, horseshoes or some other fun sports or dancing? We would like to hear from you about ways we could raise money and have fun doing it. Do you know that when you volunteer you are really helping yourself as well as others? By volunteering you are keeping yourself young at heart and you get to meet so many other people of all ages.

There are so many other things that The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club is doing to help others, but we need your help as well as support at our Bingo and other events that take place. It is up to you; just think of how great you feel when you help others. Just remember when you support the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club Bingo you are helping us support those who need our help. Come talk to us any time. There is always something you can do in your spare time.

Now just a reminder that the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club holds their Bingo every Sunday night at the Petawawa Civic Centre. We are upstairs and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds games start at 6:30 p.m. and the regular games start at 7 p.m. You must be 18 years of age or older to play bingo in Ontario. There is a canteen with lots of goodies for sale and we will also have fresh hot Popcorn once again.

Oh by the way, if you are still looking for some fruit cake Civitan Darlene Lambert has a few boxes left or ask Civitan Marie Arnold or one of our other Civitan members and they will get them for you.

That’s all for now - God Bless and be happy.

Thought for the week: You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.