The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke is one of the largest and most active of the 15,000+ worldwide Kiwanis clubs, and the largest civic organization in the Roanoke Valley. Join our weekly meetings in person or virtually using the Zoom link below, where high-caliber local speakers present timely and relevant topics; many are focused on the under 40 demographic and the business community. Networking is an important element for our civically-engaged Club members. Our membership includes city and state government leaders, corporate leaders, nonprofit leaders, church leaders, civic-minded residents, the 2021 Roanoke City Citizen of the Year, and the 2023 Roanoke City Citizen of the Year. Strong connections and friendships occur here.

We meet in Charter Hall on the third floor of the Roanoke City Market Building. Guest attendance is free of charge, with no obligation, and includes lunch. We have been serving the Roanoke community for over 100 years and would be delighted to have you join us. Community service is what we do. Join us and get involved.

July 10 - Nelson Harris - Heights Community Church

July 17 - Nikki Austin-Hicks - Alzheimer's Walk

July 24 - Bethany Worley - Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

July 31 - Jourdan Bousman - Life Ring

August 7 - Nancy Hans - Partnership for Community

August 14 - Rita Joyce - FEDUP

August 21 - Matt Trantham - Salvation Army

August 28 - Dawn Sandoval - Least of These



Nelson Harris

July 10

Join us Wednesday for our weekly meeting at 12:30 PM to listen to Nelson Harris talk about his latest book, "The Roanoke Valley in the 1950s." This book follows in a series of books Nelson has written, each covering a decade.

Nelson Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Radford University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He has done post-graduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary and Harvard University. He is currently the pastor of Heights Community Church in Roanoke. Nelson has written or compiled several books about the history of Roanoke and the surrounding area. His books include the following titles: Aviation in Roanoke, Downtown Roanoke, Virginia Tech, The Norfolk & Western Railway, Hidden History  of Roanoke, Stations and Depots of the Norfolk & Western Railway, Salem and  Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards, Roanoke in Vintage Postcards, The  Seventeenth Virginia Cavalry, and Greater Raleigh Court: A History of Virginia
Heights, Norwich, Raleigh Court and Wasena.

You may register as a guest to attend this weekly meeting in person or attend virtually using the Zoom link below:

Meeting ID:  817 8581 5453          Passcode:  102906

Weekly Meeting Zoom Link: Click Here