JOIN US AT WEEKLY MEETINGS
The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke is one of the largest and most active of the 15,000+ worldwide Kiwanis clubs. Join our weekly meetings in person or virtually using the Zoom link below, where high-caliber local speakers present timely and relevant topics; most 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, civic-minded citizens, and the 2021 Roanoke Citizen of the Year.
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.
November 2 - WDBJ7 - Matt Pumo
November 9 - United Way of Roanoke Valley - Abby Verdillo
November 16 - Roanoke Area Ministries (RAM) - Melissa Woodson
November 23 - no meeting
November 30 - USA Pickleball Association - Nick Perez
Join us Wednesday for our weekly meeting at 12:30 PM to listen to Nick Peres, USA Pickleball Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, talk about the growth and popularity of the sport. Pickleball is an indoor or outdoor racket/paddle sport where two players, or four players, hit a perforated hollow polymer ball over a 36-inch-high net using solid-faced paddles. Opponents on either side of the net hit the ball back and forth until one side commits a rule infraction.
Retiring from American Airlines after 36 years of domestic and international travel, Nick, and his wife, together with their best friends opened a large consignment store dealing in quality home furnishings. They owned that business for over 10 years, then sold it and found pickleball. Now, Nick organizes many pickleball socials, became the local rules “guru”, organized and gathered volunteers to teach pickleball, earned a coaching certification from the Professional Pickleball Registry, runs free lessons and clinics, and gains as much enjoyment from sharing his passion for the sport as playing it.