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Club Officer Elections and Training Guidance


We understand many club operations have been put on hold due to the pandemic. Now is typically the time when clubs begin planning for the new year by electing club officers.  With the recent restrictions put on in-person gatherings, this has become a difficult task to carry out.  Therefore, the Civitan International Membership Team has worked carefully and diligently to offer guidance on this particular issue.

In this FAQ, the membership team offers two possible options, and scenarios for each option that would make it the most fitting, for clubs to elect their officers for the 2020-2021 Civitan year . Updated training dates and information are also available in the FAQ.

Click here for the Club Officer Elections and Training FAQ

Please take a moment to thoroughly review the entire document.  If you still have questions or concerns regarding officer elections, please reach out to your membership support staff or email  If you have any questions about officer training, please contact Stacy Sabo, Director of Leadership and Training, at

Honor Key Nominations  -  Deadline was May 1

Do you know an outstanding member with an established commitment to the organization? We have a number of outstanding Civitans who deserve recognition at the highest level.  And, there is no higher honor than to receive the Civitan International Honor Key. Each year, the announcement of the honorees is a highlight of the international convention.

Please begin thinking about the Civitan volunteers who have made a major impact in your area. They just may be excellent candidates for this award. We want to honor the many individuals who have served our organization with distinction.

Remember, the individual(s) must have a minimum of ten (10) years of service as a Civitan member. Any and all services rendered for which the nominee has received payment or remuneration will not be considered. This award is solely based on volunteer efforts.

Applications and supporting documentation must be received at Civitan International no later than May 1, to be eligible for consideration by this year’s committee. Applications are available online in MS Word form field format for easy completion. Letters of endorsement may be submitted by email to

Click here for the nomination application