Civitan Car Club Las Vegas was formed in the spring of 2013 as the 4,024th chartered club of Civitan International, a civic organization founded in 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama. For the most part, Civitan Car Club is no different than any other Civitan Club – we raise funds to perform local service projects and to support the work of the Civitan International Research Center at the University of Alabama, a world-class research facility committed to finding treatments and cures for developmental diseases such as autism, Down Syndrome, epilepsy, and many more.
However, as the first ever car-themed Civitan Club, we do differ from other Civitan clubs in one way: all of our events – including fundraisers, service projects and social events – are car related! From Poker Runs to Car Shows to Social Drives, everything we do includes people showing off their ride. And, when it comes to rides, we’re agnostic – we don’t care what you drive! Car, bus, truck, bike — we don’t care! American, European, Asian – we don’t care! Old, new – we don’t care! Technically speaking, you don’t even have to own a car to join our club – just be committed to giving back to the communities in the Las Vegas valley and enjoy the fellowship of a bunch of car nuts!
Civitan Car Club is powered by the enthusiasm and commitment of the humble volunteer; by pooling our resources we make a whole that is greater than the sum of our parts. With the collective effect of just a few hours per month, we can change the world – one car at a time.
Civitan Car Club Mission Statement – Civitan Car Club Las Vegas, a chartered club of Civitan International, is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization providing needs-based automotive service throughout the Las Vegas valley. Service is offered through a number of community partnerships.
Civitan International was founded in 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s world-wide mission is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Famous Civitans include Thomas Edison, President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, astronaut James Irwin, President Bill Clinton, professional athlete Bo Jackson, and NASCAR legend Richard Petty, among others. More information at http://www.civitan.org .