Heart of the West Civitan
Welcome to the Heart of the West
District website. Our District stretches from the Mexican border north to
the Canadian border. It includes 20 clubs in the states of Arizona, Nevada,
Idaho and Montana. Please take a look around to see how you can join with
us in our service to our communities.
January 2018- Welcome letter and update
of board members
Welcome to the New
Year Heart of the West Civitans
To those who were
not at District Convention we missed you. The year started out crazy this
year and I appreciate the support of the board and the members of the HOTW
District. That being said letís move on to 2018 and how we can make a
difference in our clubs, our community and our District. Many of us have
jobs besides being a Civitan and it is the
balance of these things that have always made our district stand out. Some
clubs are Small and some are Large but they all have the love of friendship
and caring for others. My goal this year is to grow our clubs, by finding
out why some have left and how we can get them involved again. Each of our
communities need people like us. Let us go out and let them know what we
are about and bring people into our clubs. Donít be afraid to ask for help
in projects and club events, ask other clubs to join in too.
As you have seen on
Facebook which is our biggest connection Shayne does an excellent job. Due
to my lateness of things to the website it is now being updated not the
fault of our webmaster. Many may not realize my husband John (our
Treasurer) had an out of country assignment for seven months this year and
I got to go with him and as he transitions in to retirement at the end of
January it has been a busy time for us personally and not without
challenges. If you havenít heard I broke my ankle the last week we were in
New Zealand and decided to continue our trip, while I did go to the clinic
there and saw the doctor when I got home to find out it was broken and
needed surgery. I will not be walking on my own for about another 2 months
and no driving so I too am depending on my fellow Civitans
to help out in my duties as Governor. I would like to Thank each of you for
your help and support.
If you checked the
Facebook page, there is the Region 8 meeting in Las Vegas on February 9-11
Ė all are welcome. For those on the board who canít attend please call in
to our HOTW board meeting which is at 7 pm PST/8 pm MST on Friday the 9th.
On another note we
are the Host District for the International Convention to be held in Reno
July 22-25 this year, which will be immediately followed by our Heart of
the West District Convention at the same location for one day on July 26th
from 8 to 4. Trainings will be offered at international so our
meeting will begin in the morning and end in the afternoon. I would love to
have people from each club there so this will be a successful Convention
for both international and District. Virginia Campbell McAfee is the chair
of the International Convention host committee and Ann McCarty is our
District Convention Planner.
In advance I would
like to Thank all for your help this year and know you will make this a
great year. Let us all Kindle Our Fire for Civitan!
Governor 2017- 2018
September 2017- Updates Policies and Procedures,
awards for year
newsletter and club newsletters
August 2017-Updates club
July 2017- Updated club newsletter
April -2017- Updates newsletter for Bannock club and
Friends, and updated forms for Youth seminar.
Photo page for Jr.
March 21st World Down
March- 2017- Updated all
pages. Specifically clubs
page, updates presidents, added Facebook and websites links. Please send
newsletters to Jennifer Dillon
if you want them added to the website.
March- 2017- Update to Heart
of the West Convention registration forms and International
Convention. Update to PS. Newsletter and calendar. International
Magazine Spring 2017.
January 15, 2017 - Updated pictures to Lovely Ladies, Idaho Falls, Region 8
meeting, Roadrunner, Friends Club, and Hearts and Hands clubs. Updated
Clubs Webpage- broken links. Please email Jennifer Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org
with current webpages. Also removed links to broken links of newsletter.
Please email Jennifer with current newsletters.
January 2017 Updated PHIL SCHLESINGER CIVITAN CLUB
12/13/2016 Season's Greetings to all of my Civitan
family. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and to everyone else
I hope you have a good time with family and friends. Being on Facebook I
see what all of you are doing and it looks really interesting, although
some of the activities look really COLD. Living here in southern Arizona we
don't get snow very often and when we do, it is usually gone by lunchtime.
We have local mountains and if we really want to play in snow we can go up
there (about 9,000 ft) play in the snow and then
come back down to 70 degrees or warmer. Yes, I know we are spoiled. I am
looking forward to seeing lots of you in Las Vegas in January. Linda Colley
tells me we have about 50-60 people signed up to be there. It should be a
fun time. I know the Lovely Ladies club have something planned for us and
knowing them (having met several of them) it should be an interesting
program. I hope that each club is planning to increase their membership
this year, even if it is only by 1 person. On a sad note we send our love
and sympathy to the Bannock Club for the loss of Vern and the Phil
Schlesinger Club for the loss of Charles. Both men will be missed. As you
know this is our Centennial year and we really need to celebrate it. Let's
go out and recruit and show our communities that Civitan
is a great organization to belong to. Once again enjoy your holiday season.
See you in Las Vegas or if not plan on coming to Birmingham in June!!!. Lyn Barefoot
October 2016-Updated club
9/2016 - Lovely Ladies 2016-2017 Board
9/25/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! Well, this is my last update for the
website for this year. Thank you to Everyone for letting me work on this
website for the last nine years. Starting next month Jennifer from Metro Civitan in Phoenix, AZ will be working on the website
for the year.
- (Pictures) - 9/2016 - (Idaho Falls), 9/2016 - (Junior), 9/2016 - (Lovely
Take Care Everyone!! Hope to see you all during the year. Shayne
9/17/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope everyone is doing good. Here is
another small update. I have one more week. If you have anything please
send it my way or put it on facebook.
- (Newsletter) - 9/2016 HOTW Newsletter, Thank you letter from Sharon Hessoun
- (Pictures) - 9/3/16 (Bannock)
Take Care Everyone!! Shayne
8/26/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! How is everyone doing? I hope all good.
Here is another small update for you.
- (Club Newsletters) - 8/2016 (London Bridge), 8/2016 (PS)
- (Pictures) - 8/2016 - District Meeting, 8/16/16 (Hearts and Hands),
8/14/16 (Idaho Falls), 8/14/16 (Bannock)
Keep sending Ann pictures or newsletters, or post anything on Facebook.
There is one more month to go for the year. Let's make it a good one. Take
8/1/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope everyone is doing good. Here is a
small update for you. See you all in Idaho.
- (Club Newsletters) - 7/2016 (PS), Spring/Summer (Idaho Falls)
- (Pictures) - 6/23/16 (Junior), 7/9/16 (Friends), 7/27/16 (Idaho Falls),
7/27/16, 7/20/16, 7/23/16 (Bannock), 7/30/16 (Lovely Ladies), 7/11-16/16 - Civitan International Convention
Take Care Everyone!! Shayne
6/19/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! Both convention are coming up pretty soon.
Are you all ready to have some fun? Here is alot
great pictures from the the clubs and news about
- (Club Newsletters) - 6/2016 (PS), 6/2016 (London Bridge), 5/2016
- (District Events) - 6/21/16 - YP Civitan
- (Pictures) - 6/15/16 (Friends), 6/11/16 (Hearts and Hands/Idaho Falls),
6/15/16, 6/11/16, 6/6-9-16, 6/8/16, 6/4-5/16 (Bannock)
- (Forms) - Fixed number on Registration form for the HOTW convention
Take Care!! Shayne
6/6/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope everyone is doing good. Do you
believe it's summer time already. It's been very
hot here in Tucson. In about a month away will be the International Covention in Norfolk, VA. I can't wait.
- (Club Newsletters) - 5/2016 (Lovely Ladies), 4/2016 (Friends)
- (District Events) - Revive @ 5 pm (5-8 pm, 420 N Main St.) and Alive
After 5 (5-7:30 pm, Civitan Plaza) All Dates
- (Pictures) - 5/14/16 (area meeting), 5/13/16, 6/2/16 (YP Club - Idaho
Falls), 5/13/16, 5/9/16 (Junior), 5/18/16, 5/21/16 (Idaho Falls), 5/6/16
(Hearts & Hands), 5/25/16 article, 5/28-29/16, 5/23/16, 5/21/16
(Bannock), 5/20/16 (Friends), 6/4/16 (Lovely Ladies)
Enjoy your week. Take Care!! Shayne
5/6/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! How is everyone doing? I hope good. I have a
big update for you.
- (Club Newsletters) - 3/2016 (Friends), 5/2016 (London Bridge) 3/2016
- (Newsletter) - HOTW 3rd Quarter Newsletter
- (Pictures) - (Cresta Loma/Roadrunner) 4/24/16,
- (Helena) 11/19/15, 4/26/16, - (Twisted Stitchers)
4/18/16, 5/2/16, - (Bannock) 4/16/16, - (Junior Civitan)
4/28-30/16, 5/5/16, - (Idaho Falls) 4/28/16, - (Friends) - 4/15/16
- (Forms) - Thank you letter from Sharon Hesson,
HOTW Conventation Forms, 2016 Camp Taylor
That is it for now. Can't wait to see you all in July and August for both Conventations. Take Care!! Shayne
4/14/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope everyone is doing good. Here is a
big update for you.
- (District Clubs) - changed London Bridge info
- (Club Newsletters) - April 2016 (PS Club), Jan 2016, Feb 2016
- (District Events) - 8/12/16 (Board Meeting), 4/28-30/16 - Junior Civitan District Convention
- (Pictures) - (Hearts and Hands) 3/15/16, 4/2/16 - (Desert Sun) 3/18/16,
article, 4/7/16, 3/26/16 - (Friends) 3/18/16, 4/7/16, 3/26/16 - (Idaho
Falls) 4/7/16 - (Bannock) article - (Lovely Ladies) 4/2/16
Take Care Everyone!! Shayne
3/12/16 - Good Evening HOTW Civitans!! I hope all is well with everyone.
Here is a small update for you.
- (District Events) - 4/12/16 Board Meeting
- (Pictures) - 3/4/16, 2/26/16, 3/9/16, 3/5/16, 2/2016
2/28/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!!
- (Newsletter) - HOTW 2nd Quarter Newsletter
2/15/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope all is well with you all. Here is a
small update for you.
- (Clubnews) - Twisted Stichers
- (Pictures) - (Friends) - 1/15/16, 2/13/16 (Ann) - 1/17/15 (Junior) -
1/22-25/16 - Sno-do (Lyn) - 2/6-9/16 (Twisted Stichers) - 2/10/16 (Metro) - 2/7/16 (Lovely Ladies) -
- (Policies and Procedures) Part 4, Part 9
Thanks for coming by. Shayne
1/24/16 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a good
time at the Reg 8 meeting in Las Vegas. Great Job
- (Budget) - FY 2015-2016
- (Minutes) - Nov 17, 2015
- (Clubnews) - PS 1/2016, London Bridge 1/2016,
Lovely Ladies 2015-2016, Twisted Stichers 12/2015
- (Pictures) - Reg. 8 Meeting in Las Vegas
- (Forms) - Raffle Quilt for PS Club
Take Care!! Shayne
12/31/15 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope everyone had a great holiday. Here
is some great stuff to look at.
- (District Events) - 1/8/16 - board meeting in Las Vegas at Reginal 8
- (Pictures) - (Lovely Ladies) - 12/19/15 (Desert Sun) - 12/2015 (Bannock)
- 12/4/15, 12/6/15, 12/6/15 (2), 12/10/15, 12/12/15 (Twisted Stitchers) - 12/4/15, 12/5/15 (Friends) - 12/5/15,
12/18/15 (Idaho Falls) - 12/5/15 (PS) - 12/2015
- (Clubnews) - Friends 11/2015, London Bridge
12/2015, PS 12/2015, Twisted Stichers - 11/2015
Happy New Year!! See you all soon. Shayne
12/3/15 - Happy Holidays HOTW Civitans!! I hope everyone is doing good. I
will be putting up a very big update. I hope all of you enjoy looking
Here is a letter from our HOTW Governor Ann
(HOTW) - (District Contacts) - info
- (Budget) - info from 1st meeting
- (Clubnews) - Idaho Falls Nov/Dec 2015, Friends
- 8/2015, 4/2015 (2), 1/2015, 2/2015, 12/2014, 11/2014, 9/2015 (2), London
Bridge - 11/2015, 9/2015, Desert Sun - 9/5/15, Lovely Ladies - Oct/Nov 2015
- (District Events) - 8/12-14 - District Convention, Pocatello, ID
- (Pictures) - (Twisted Stitchers) - 11/13/15,
11/11/15 (Bannock) - 11/18/15, 2014 Camp Taylor Maintence,
2013 Civitan Youth Seminar, 2014 Civitan Youth Seminar, 2014 Relay For Life (Lovely
Ladies) - 2015 Lovely Ladies, 11/21/15 (Junior) - 10/24/15, 11/2015 (Metro)
- 10/2015, 11/2015 (Phoenix Birds) - 10/31/15 (Desert Sun) - 10/10/15
(added new pictures, thanks Deborah), 11/11/15 (Pics) - Civitan
International Research Center (Thanks Sharon H.) (Area Meetings) - 11/6/15,
5/10/14 (District Meetings) - 7/18-20/2014 (Helena) - 2015 (Sun Cities) -
11/2015 (Idaho Falls) - 11/28/15 (Friends) - 11/27/15, 11/2015, 11/20/15
(District Resources) - (Forms) - info about Norfolk, Civitan
International HQ Restoration Fund
Thanks for stopping by. Shayne
11/20/15 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I have been hearing that people haven't
been able to get the link open for the Las Vegas Region 8 meeting. I have
put up a new link in the forms.
(District Resources) - Forms
11/16/15 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I am finally updating the site. I didn't have
a computer for two weeks and then I had to buy a new one. Look around. I
have some great things that I am putting up.
- (District News) - (Newsletter) HOTW 1st Quarter Newsletter, (District
Events) four new things on calendar, (Pics) 4/6-8/08 (fixed), 5/4/08
(fixed), 08-09 Governors Update Meeting (fixed), 4/18/09 (fixed),
7/28-29/12 (fixed), 10/14/15 - Tim Harris, 10/14/15 - Dorothy and Rocky,
10/10/15 - Ann in Phoenix, AZ, 10/10/15 - Desert Sun Civitan
Club in Yuma, AZ, 9/28/15 - PS/Roadrunner Installation Dinner, 8/2015 -
Phoenix District Meeting, 8/2013 - Vegas District Meeting, 9/28/15 -
Bannock Installation Dinner, 10/16/15 - Friends/Bannock Halloween Party,
10/2015 - Lovely Ladies, 10/19/15 - Twisted Stitches, 10/19/15 - Idaho
Junior Civitan, 10/4/15 - Lovely Ladies
Take Care Everyone!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Shayne
10/14/15 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope everything is good. Here is a brand
new year to start with a new layout.
(HOTW) - District Roster, Past Governors, District Club Presidents
(District Resources) - Policies & Procedures 3, 6, 7, 9, 13
That is it for now. More pictures will be coming soon. Take Care Everyone!!
10/5/15 - Hello HOTW Civitans!! I hope everyone is good. This is the last
update for last year and the new one will be up soon. Please look around
and check everything out.
- (HOTW) - new club Desert Sun Civitan Club,
Yuma, AZ, Welcome to Civitan
- (District News) - (club newletter) Idaho Falls,
Desert Sun, Twisted Stitchers (district events)
11/6/15 - area 1 meeting, 1/8-9/16 - regional 8 meeting, (HOTW newsletter)
Sept 2015, (pictures) St. Louis thanks Sharon, put couple of pictures for
- (District Resources) - (forms) 2013-2014 Award winners, 1/8-9/16 Region 8
Meeting in Las Vegas Info
That is all for last year. Claudie, you did a awesome job. Take Care