Governor proclaims April Civitan month
Gov. Bev Perdue has proclaimed April as Civitan Awareness Month in honor of Civitan International.
The proclamation calls Civitan one of the most active volunteer civic organizations in the United States.
Founded in 1917 in Birmingham, Ala., the organization has more than 40,000 members in 32 countries. That includes 3,593 members in 119 clubs in North Carolina, which has more Civitan clubs than any other state.
Civitanís mission is to build good citizenship through clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on people with developmental disabilities. Perdue is a member of the New Bern Civitan Club.