Civitan Club meets
Feb 09, 2014 | 439 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland Civitan Club met one of its annual missions Wednesday of assisting the community’s population with developmental differences. Jarrod Adams, this year’s president elect, presented local teachers of the special needs classes with checks to assist them in purchasing some of their classroom supplies. Each school representative accepted the gift and explained some of their classroom needs. One of the best things that technology allows students with physical impairment to do is to touch and learn. Pen and paper is sometimes useless but iPads and touch screens allow all to participate in interactive learning. Adams explained that other items for disadvantaged students are very expensive as well. One teacher needs weighted blankets to sooth agitated emotions along with other specially designed pieces of equipment. Civitan’s goal is to raise funds each year through the Joe Rogers Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for May 17. The proceeds help sponsor the Cleveland/Bradley Special Olympics and go to assist schools, camps and other facilities that work with Bradley and Polk Counties’ impaired students. From left are representatives from Cleveland High, Archie Crossland; Bradley High, Karen Murphy; Waterville, Michelle Rogers; Hopewell, Karen Whitaker; Bradley High, Rachel Delgado, Civitan, Jarrod Adams; Polk High, Jennifer Moats; Cleveland Middle, Christy Fretwell; and Civitan, the Rev. Marshall Roberson.