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Dr. Jim Wright – Public Health – What Is It and How Much Does It Cost?


Auburn Civitan members Dr. Jim Wright (l) and Kirk Iversen (r).

At the January monthly meeting, Dr. Jim Wright, Auburn Civitan Club member, spoke about Public Health – What Is It and How Much Does It Cost?.

Dr. Wright participates in local and regional/national public health projects to promote public health systems.

Alison Hall, City of Auburn Parks and Recreation


Alison Hall (l) and Auburn Civitan Kirk Iversen (r)

At our monthly meeting in May, Alison Hall of the the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Department spoke about the Department’s programs and its Master Plan. The Department is greatly involved in a many recreational programs for the Auburn community. Auburn Civitans are active supporters of many of these programs.


Flags fly in downtown Auburn for Veterans Day(s)

Opelika Rd. 2017-11-11

The Civitans had flags flying in downtown Auburn for Veterans Day 2018. Since November 11 was on a Sunday, the City’s official observance was on Monday. We had the flags up Sunday morning through Monday afternoon.

The flag display is a project of the Auburn Civitan Club, the Auburn Downtown Merchants, and the City of Auburn. Flags have been flying since 1965.

Vidalia Onion Sale


Got onions? The annual Civitan Vidalia onion sale is on!

$10 per 10 lb. bag. Delivered in early-mid May, direct from Vidalia County, GA. Please order by Friday, April 28.

As always, funds raised benefit our service projects and charities.

Contact your favorite Auburn Civitan to order. Or use the contact us page.

Flags Fly on Flag Day

Yucheng and Jeff

Flags fly high on Flag Day.

The Auburn Civitans had American flags flying downtown on Flag Day, June 14, 2016. The Civitans have been displaying flags downtown on national holidays since 1965. This project is supported by the City of Auburn and many Auburn businesses.

Bo Bikes Bama

The Auburn Civitans ran a rest stop for the Bo Bikes Bama event April 30, 2016. The ride attracted about 1500 riders and raised funds for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Our rest stop served about 950 riders on the 60–mile route, providing food, drinks, and restroom facilities.

Bo Jackson started this event in 2012, one year after a series of tornados ripped through Alabama, destroying many homes. Since 2012, Bo Bikes Bama has raised over $1 million and brought thousands of people together.

Pam Baginski – Citizen of the Year

Pam Baginski, Auburn Civitan Club's 2014 Citizen of the Year

Pam Baginsky (l), 2014 Citizen of the Year, receiving her award from Tammy Roppel (r) of the Auburn Civitan Club.

Pam Baginski received the Auburn Civitan Club’s 2014 Citizen of the Year award at the annual Awards and Installation Banquet held at Venditori’s Restaurant on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Pam has supervised the food pantry as a volunteer at Lakeview Baptist Church since 1999. She and her staff provide an average of 30 families each week with grocery staples. Pam spends 20-30 hours each week visiting local grocery stores, the East Alabama Food Bank, and other places to get as much food at the lowest cost possible. Then she organizes the food pantry, sorts the food, and trains the people who help each week. Besides providing food, Pam invests in a relationship with the families who come for food. She shares her faith with them, and learns about their needs. She is often able to help them find community resources for things other than food, such as coun-seling, housing, jobs, car repair, etc. She is always looking for ways to pro-vide more than just the basics and to brighten people’s lives. Each week she is usually able to provide dessert items like cakes, cookies, coffee, and fruits in season. Pam leads by example. She provides encouragement for her staff with kind words, a ready smile, and plenty of good humor. She is a great listener, and she makes everyone around her feel comfortable and very welcomed.