OVERVIEW

FOUNDING OF KIWANIS CLUB OF ROANOKE

Kiwanis Club of Roanoke was founded in 1920 . The club began with just 25 members and has grown to its current membership of 200 members . Over the years, the club has held many fundraisers, including pancake breakfasts, spaghetti feeds and other events. We help out in the community in a variety of ways, including sponsoring youth groups, highway clean-ups, raising money to benefit children and children’s support groups, and providing scholarships. The club has enjoyed a rich history over the years, with its members coming from fields like accounting, civil service, education, management, and many more. For more information about us, check out our News page and our Activities Calendar. And to see what we’re doing with kids in the area, why not take a look at our Sponsored Youth page!

SIX OBJECTS OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL

  •  To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.

  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all relationships.

  • To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business  and professional standards.

  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.

  • To provide, through Kiwanis Clubs, a practical means to form friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.