Chesapeake District Meeting
Information for the Spring District meeting will be provided shortly. As well as a survey for the Winter District meeting that was held in Richmond, VA Nov. 15-17.
The Chesapeake District is just one of numerous Districts who sell over a million pounds of Claxton Fruit Cake each year. It all began in the 1950s when the Civitan Club of Tampa, Florida approached Claxton Bakery about a possible fruitcake fundraiser. The club was so successful with the project that other Civitan clubs soon joined them, and now the sweet holiday treat is sold throughout the United States and Canada to fund local community service projects.
When you buy a Claxton Fruitcake at any Food Lion, Kroger, Martins, Harris Teeter, Safeway stores you are supporting your local Civitan club!!!
I would like to thank all the clubs participating in this fundraiser. Also, I would like to give a BIG THANKS to ABILENE TRUCKING for giving us a courtesy run from Claxton GA to their Richmond Hub for pick up.
Just a reminder that all Honor Club applications are due to International by December 1st.
Volunteers help improve the lives of others. And, while it may not be the reason they serve, most would probably agree — it feels good.
But, pitching in provides more than that, research shows. It can also have lasting positive effects on a person's mental and physical health.
People who donate their time have lower rates of depression. In fact, those who volunteer report increased feelings of:
Physical benefits to boot
Beyond personal satisfaction, your physical health can also improve from giving to others. In fact, some research shows that you may actually live longer. Volunteering has also been linked to lower rates of heart disease.
It may even help ease other conditions. In one study, people with chronic pain were peer volunteers for others living with pain. Besides helping others cope, the volunteers reported a decrease in their own discomfort.
Just give — the power of an hour
Anyone can volunteer. Even if you're busy, consider devoting a little time. Research shows that people can experience positive health effects from volunteering between 40 and 100 hours a year. So, even carving out one hour a week could be a boon to your well-being — that's along with all the good it could do others.
Plus, if your children see you giving, that's all the better. You'll be setting a wonderful example for them.
And, you don't have to do formal volunteer work. You might help a neighbor in need with shopping or yard work, for instance. Look for an opportunity that's meaningful to you — and something you'll enjoy doing all year round.
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