Tony Cooper, executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, spoke at the Civitan Club of Birmingham’s monthly luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2017. Combined, the two organizations have served the Birmingham area for more than 170 years.
Few companies and even fewer people live to be 100 years old, but the Civitan Club of Birmingham—the original club of Civitan International—celebrated that milestone birthday with a reception at UAB. Their official birthday is March 17, 2017. Members of the club hosted guests and media at the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) on March 9th to bring awareness to the good work researchers are doing at the center.
Fresh water wells in Western Africa, a sensory park in Germany, proms for disabled students across the United States and a research center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have more in common than merely being good deeds. All of the examples listed, and thousands of others, have one thing in common—they all started over a cup of coffee and a sandwich 100 years ago in Birmingham.