HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF
THE KIWANIS CLUB OF ROANOKE
We strongly encourage prospective applicants to get to know us first by coming to a couple of weekly luncheon meetings, talking with some of our members, joining us for an event, and learning about how aligned our Club is with your interests. As seen in this , we have fun while taking our civic responsibilities seriously. A good fit that results in a long-term membership is a win-win for you and our Club.
Joining the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke requires the submission of a membership application together with an application fee. A Club member will be assigned to assist you during the application period as your Sponsor and to present your application to the Board for consideration.
Annual costs for under age 40 members, for members with 10+ years of service, and for spouses of members, is $240 plus $12 for each of the optional lunch meals. Annual costs for all others is either $475 plus $12 for each of the optional lunch meals, or $846 including all lunch meals. The application fee is $100.
Once a member, you will receive an information packet, and your Sponsor will continue to be available to assist you. The most common path to success for a new member is to get involved quickly. We have many opportunities for involvement that cut across many lines of interest; we have a place for everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kiwanis is an international service organization. Our service focuses primarily on supporting local youth and high school students, conducting local environmental projects, and assisting seniors. The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020.
Our Club is open to civic-minded individuals who want to strengthen their ties to the Roanoke community and improve the lives of the citizens in our community.
The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke meets every Wednesday from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM in the 3rd floor Charter Hall conference room in the Roanoke City Market building located at 32 Market Square. Attendees typically arrive by 12:00 PM to network. Our meetings are live-streamed on Zoom.
We gather weekly as a Club to network, meet new people, enjoy old friends, eat a catered lunch, hear about Club activities, and listen to high-caliber local speakers who are focused on timely and relevant topics. Guests are welcomed and can enjoy a complimentary lunch.
- 12:00 - Informal Networking, Buffet Lunch.
- 12:30 - Opening Bell, Welcome, Introspection, Song, Pledge.
- 12:37 - Introduction of Guests.
- 12:40 - Special Topic.
- 12:45 - Announcements.
- 12:55 - Brag Bucks.
- 1:00 - Today's Speaker.
- 1:25 - Presentation of Speaker's Honorarium.
- 1:27 - Closing Commits.
- 1:30 - Adjournment.
The short answer is no. However, since our Club is one of the largest and most active Kiwanis Clubs in the world, virtually all of our members get involved. There are countless opportunities to get involved as a one-time thing or on a regular schedule.
Committees and projects attract 95% of our membership to participate. We conduct a large annual Kiwanis Pancake and Auction Day, enjoy young professional events, support local high school students in Key Clubs, deliver Meals On Wheels, read to elementary school students, conduct Greenway and stream clean-ups, evaluate applications, and award scholarships and grants. We just built a large playground in an underserved neighborhood and donated it to the City. A similar-sized effort is underway for a nature park.
Business casual attire is typical at Club meetings.
We keep it private. The personal information you share with us is only used for legitimate purposes within our Club. We do not release your personal information outside of Kiwanis.