A new Civitan Club in Kansas City, Kansas, was named in honor of slain Detective Brad Lancaster and Capt. Robert Melton of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
The new club honors the slain officers and will work on service projects and other activities to make the community a better place, according to a spokesman.
The Lancaster-Melton Peace Keepers Civitan Club is sponsored by the Lawrence Action Civitan Club. A spokesman said the club’s main objective is to keep the two officers’ memory alive by working together on projects that improve the community, to increase the knowledge and support of law enforcement officers in the community, as well as supporting positive efforts to make the community a better place to live, work, and play.
“We are looking for community members to come out to our next meeting to discover more about Civitan,” said Frank Kelley, Heartland District Civitan International governor and lead club builder. “We want the community to come out in support of the two slain officers as well as those who continue to serve the community.”
Civitan International is celebrating its 100th year in 2017 with a goal to charter 100 new clubs and they will hold their Centennial Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, during June 24-27, 2017. Civitan Club membership is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and of good character.
The club’s next organizational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 29 at The Dotte Spot, 8123 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting should be over at about 7:30 p.m.
Any community members interested may attend the meeting.