MANY ACTIVE COMMITTEES
Our Club members enjoy working together, creating lasting friendships, and having fun with a purpose. Leadership opportunities abound; experienced mentors are available to assist. With over 40 Club committees to choose from, there is a place for most every interest, and if not, we can always start something new.
• Administrative Budget
Implement strategies to strengthen and support the club’s administrative budget and prepare budget for board approval.
• Adult Care Thanksgiving
Coordinate Thanksgiving dinner for elderly at the Adult Care Center.
Plan and conduct fun Bocce event.
• Book Club (new)
Jointly read, explore, and discuss selected books.
• Business Outreach (new)
Form relationships between our club and local area businesses to increase our club’s visibility, and enhance community awareness.
• CHIP Backpacks
Coordinate the collection of funds to purchase backpacks and school supplies for children entering elementary school.
Promote and enhance the image of the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke within our community.
Plan and implement projects which have a positive impact on our local environment.
• Environment Scholarships
Subcommittee of Environment Committee. Solicit applications from Roanoke students currently attending one of four designated local colleges or universities and majoring in an environment-related degree, develop selection criteria, evaluate, and recommend scholarship awards.
Conduct a variety of fun activities to encourage social interaction among our members; promote and encourage non-members to attend.
• Grand Angel Tree
Solicit contributions to support the Family Service of Roanoke Valley gift program for the elderly in need.
Solicit proposals from local nonprofit organizations, develop selection criteria, evaluate, and recommend grant awards.
• High School Scholarships
Solicit applications from local High Schools with Key Clubs, develop selection criteria, evaluate, and recommend scholarship awards.
Conduct an induction ceremony for each new club member.
Coordinate weekly club meeting introspection.
• Kids Fishing Day
Conduct a program for children to participate in a fishing rodeo.
• Kiwanis Kares
Tend to members’ needs outside Kiwanis meetings.
• Kiwanis Pancake and Auction Day (KPAD)
Conduct annual signature fundraising event to include serving pancakes, auctioning the Mill Mountain Star, and conducting a raffle and yard sale.
• Meals on Wheels
Participate in the Meals on Wheels program.
• Meeting Set-Up and Break-Down
Perform weekly set-up of club meeting elements including keyboard, pipe, drape, banners, gavel and bell.
• Meeting Zoom (new)
Perform weekly set-up of club meeting Zoom cameras and presentation computer.
Increase and diversify membership; assist new members in becoming engaged with the club and its service activities..
• Nature Park
Subcommittee of Environment Committee. Develop a park adjacent to the Kiwanis Playground that provides educational and recreational opportunities for area residents.
Subcommittee of Communications Committee. Edit and publish weekly club newsletter.
• Nominating Committee
Develop a slate of candidates for officers and directors.
Take photos of weekly meeting and other club events.
• Pledge of Allegiance
Coordinate weekly club meeting pledge of allegiance.
• Policy (new)
Conduct review of existing club policy documents, develop updates where needed, and present updated documents for approval.
• Prayer Breakfast
Organize and lead an interfaith breakfast on the National Day of Prayer to develop understanding and goodwill among those professing different religious faiths.
• Presidential Advisors
Provide information, recommendations, and guidance to the club President.
Recruit speakers for weekly meetings to address meaningful topics related to the mission, vision and values of the club.
• Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Ring the bell for the Salvation Army during the three nights of “Dickens of a Christmas.”
• Service Leadership Programs
Advise, support and encourage leadership and growth among students in local school Key Clubs, K-Kids Club, and the Aktion Club.
Coordinate occasional music and songs for club meetings and other events.
Solicit support from corporate sponsors.
• Spring Fun Day
Participate in community event held in proximity to the Kiwanis Playground and Nature Park.
• Strategic Planning (new)
Develop a blueprint plan for the club’s future.
Maintain content on club’s website.
Greet attendees and introduce visitors at each meeting.
• West End Center Holiday Party
Conduct the annual Holiday party for West End Center children, including the purchase and wrapping of gifts and arranging for a visit from Santa and the gang.
• Young Professionals
Develop programs and implement strategies designed to make Kiwanis an attractive option for a younger audience of professionals within our community.