Chateauguay Civitan
President's Message

Welcome

As President of Chateauguay Civitan, it is indeed an honour on behalf of all our members to welcome you to our web site.

As you browse through the various pages, I would encourage you to look at the programs in which Chateauguay Civitan is involved. They range from the sponsorship of, Youth Programs, Seniors Housing projects, to the provision of hospital equipment throughout our community.

The Chateauguay Civitan is a service organization made up of men and women from various backgrounds who enjoy helping others and also like the social aspects provided. Services are in the form of donations and hands-on projects. Donations have been made to youth sports, camps for underprivileged, bursaries for French and English High Schools as well as help to the Elementary Schools for breakfasts. Several years ago at the Anna Laberge Hospital, our local hospital, a Dental Clinic was established and materials were purchased by Civitan for speech therapy for youngsters as well as funds allocated for the purchase of walkers. Our largest form of support goes to CLSC to help mothers have healthy babies by providing funds for milk. Money to support various causes comes from our weekly bingo, monthly cribbage, semi-annual brunches and the selling of Claxton fruit cakes, humbugs and shortbreads. Our Candy Box Project is another means of fund-raising.

Our hands-on projects are, Blood Donor Clinics, Influenza Clinics, helping with babysitting duties at the CLSC, breakfast for needy mothers and their babies. Included in other community support is the Chateauguay Canadian Legionís Remembrance Parade, Chateauguay Food Bank, Relay for Life walk-a-Thons and joining in the Chateauguay and Montreal St. Patrickís Parade. Several of these projects are held at our Civitan Hall.

If you are visiting family or friends in the Chateauguay area or are just traveling through, we invite you to please drop in and say hello. If you are interested in helping others and sharing in the fellowship of other like minded individuals, please consider becoming part of our organization. Please call 450-691-2484 or email to chatcivitan@yahoo.com for further information.

Yours in Civitan

Karen Kinella
President
Chateauguay Civitan