2021 Dance a Thon

NC District East

From 1922 until 1947 Civitan clubs in North and South Carolina were grouped by the Carolinas Association. On July 1, 1947, the North Carolina District was formed and it became the largest service club district, in terms of membership, in the World.

On July 1, 1965, the North Carolina District was divided into North Carolina District East with 61 clubs and 2,500 members and North Carolina District West with 60 clubs and 2,538 members. The division of the State was roughly Route 220. Today North Carolina District East and North Carolina District West make up Civitan International Region 3 with 126 clubs
and approximately 4,132 members which is approximately 15.5% of all Civitan members.

Since September 3, 1921, there have been 157 Civitan clubs chartered within the boundaries of North Carolina District East. Greensboro, Raleigh and High Point were the first three chartered in what is now NCDE and they were just behind Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem in what is now NCDW. 34 clubs were chartered in NCDE between 1921 and 1950 and 20 of those are still active clubs today. The highest confirmed membership numbers for NCDE was in 1981 when the year ended with 3,111 members in 78 clubs.

Today North Carolina District East has 1,850 members in 63 clubs between High Point and the Coast. There are nine Areas in North Carolina District East.

As a whole our district has completed a multitude of different service projects including making mats for the homeless, holiday cards for veterans and kids in the hospital, run Backpack Buddy drives, food drives, and fundraising for Civitan International Research Center through events like Dance-a-thon. Their work there is extremely important not just in working to make medical advancements for various disabilities but also in educating the public on disabilities like Autism, Dementia, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. Even small amounts can make a bigger impact than you know, by contributing to the Research Center you make it possible for them to continue to make breakthroughs and help families around the world.

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