Today’s meeting of the Nashville City Civitan Cub was packed with news and information about the active Music City civic organization on Oct. 19. The Civitan group received a certificate of appreciation for their support of Special Olympics, as well as thanks for their support in pledging money to a breast cancer awareness cause. A plaque was also presented to outgoing president Scott Brunette by club president Monae Fisher.
Nashville City Civitan Basketball Tournament
The 7th annual Leroy Wright – Nashville City Civitan Basketball Tournament was announced to be held on Mon., Nov 21 through Sat., Nov. 26 at Cane Ridge High School. The event offers 20 Middle Tennessee high school basketball teams (10 boys and 10 girls) the opportunity to compete against each other and the Civitan club is looking for sponsors.
Speaker Bari Watson
Speakers at the Oct. 19 meeting were Bari Watson and Mark Elliott from Trevecca Nazarene University. Watson, a former Miss Alabama, spoke about the changes at Trevecca, calling this “a year of change” for the historic Nashville college which boasted its highest enrollment this year. She highlighted various programs offered by Trevecca, including the new College of Lifelong Learning as well as “Trevecca Live” where 6 students are blogging and putting up videos “living out their lives” live on the school’s website. Watson said the #1 reason students say they love Trevecca is the “loving, kind faculty members.” It was revealed that several Nashville City Civitan members have close ties to Trevecca either as former students or faculty members.
Speaker Mark Elliott
Watson introduced former Vanderbilt athlete and coach Mark Elliott who was recently named Trevecca’s new athletic director. Elliott said as a teen he played in the Civitan Basketball Tournament.
Elliott gave the civic club the definition of a Nazarene as a Weslyan Methodist, stating the the university has just under 50% Nazarene enrollment and is simply a Christian university. He gave the Civitans a list of “Did You Know?” questions and answers including:
Did You Know?
* The Ryman Auditorium was the original home of Trevecca.
* A Catholic orphanage once stood on the hill where Trevecca now stands and one of the original buildings is still there.
* The Nazarene Church has 8 regions across the country and each region has 1 school. Trevecca serves this region.
* There are 2500 grad students in various Trevecca grad programs including 1,000 in the traditional grad program.
Elliott also spoke about why Trevecca is going through the 4-year candidacy program to be in the NCAA.
Nashville City Civitan Club Bi-Monthly Meetings
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