Monthly Archives: October 2019

Smoked Turkeys and Hams for the Holidays

Turkeys being smoked.

Smoked turkeys 12–14 lbs.


Smoked hams ~10 lbs.

This year we’re smoking turkeys and hams in November for Thanksgiving and in December for all of the season’s holidays.

Orders are being taken now by your favorite Auburn Civitan, or phone Laurel at 334-545-0069. Leave your name, phone number, and the number of turkeys and/or hams you’d like for either smoking.

Price: $40 each.

Pickup at the Elks Club Smoking Pit, 1944 Opelika Rd., Auburn:

  • November 24, 2019; Noon to 4:00 pm.
  • December 21, 2019; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Make checks payable to: Auburn Civitan Club and mail to P.O. Box 535, Auburn, AL 36831.

We will accept credit cards at pickup ($2 processing fee).

Dr. Betsy Jordan, Citizen of the Year

At the annual Awards Banquet in October, Dr. Elizabeth Willis Jordan was honored as the 2019 Auburn Civitan Club Citizen of the Year.

Dr. Jordan of Auburn, better known as Betsy, has devoted a lifetime to helping others, especially youth in the Auburn–Opelika area. She is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, has three degrees from Auburn University including the DVM, and practiced veterinary medicine in Florida. She returned to her alma mater in 1995 and worked for six years in the AU College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband, Scott, have two teenage daughters, Elizabeth and Emmalee.

Betsy is a Master Gardener volunteer and has given back countless hours of community volunteer work. She helped establish a Junior 4–H Club at Richland Road Elementary School and was instrumental in getting donations to create a large, outdoor raised bed teaching garden for the school. She was the force behind the creation of the History Seekers 4–H Club. For more than eight years as an adult volunteer 4–H leader, she has guided this group of young people and their parents through award–winning projects that range from the 4–H Chick Chain program to public speaking, storytelling, photography, gardening, pioneer life, and a unique sweet potato project that has raised more than $7,400 for the local Community Market and donated hundreds of volunteer hours for the Market. Betsy has been the organizer, director, coordinator, and chief executive officer for one of the most unique 4–H projects in the state for the past three years, the Back in Time holiday dinner theater celebrating Alabama’s Centennial. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Lee County Historical Society. As a community leader, she has recruited volunteers, donations, inspiration, and enthusiasm to make this a community event with focus on the young people.

Awards Banquet Celebrates a Fine Year

At our annual Awards Banquet at Venditori’s Restaurant in Auburn we celebrated another fine year.

The Club recognized President Joe Liddy for his great leadership throughout the year. As usual, the Club was active in many service projects and fundraisers and Joe inspired us with his enthusiasm and energy.

The Civitan of the Year award went to Billy Kennedy, recognizing his active participation in Civitan projects throughout the year. Billy chaired the Candy Box project that benefits children with disabilities and also represented our Club on the District Board.

Laurel Hendrix and Tammy Roppel were recognized for their work as treasurer and secretary, respectively. Keeping track of Civitans requires constant attention!

The Club recognized Dr. Betsy Jordan of Auburn as its 2019 Citizen of the Year. Her work with 4-H projects, the Lee County Community Market, and the Lee County Historical Society has had a great impact in our community.